GCh. Ch. Woebgon’s Doc Howliday


When Our good friends Walt and Vickie Ross lost their basset, Indiana Bones, we were asked if it was possible for them to have a male “brother” for their basset, Sunny. Joy’s litter was due soon and we told them that they could have the pick of the males. After the litter arrived Walt and Vickie were at our house every other weekend to visit the litter. While they may have had their favorite the two of them waited until the puppies were about seven weeks old before they chose Doc. What was very ironic was that Walt had planned to name his next basset hound boy, Doc Howliday.

We have to add here that from the very beginning, Doc was our favorite of the boys in Joy’s second litter. There just seemed to be something special about him. We had decided that if Doc didn’t go home with Walt and Vickie he’d stay with us.

Well at the age of 9 months, 6 days Doc became Ch. Woebgon’s Doc Howliday at the 2011 Basset Hound Club of Southern California Specialty show on Sunday, March 27 after winning Winners Dog and Best of Winners for a 5 point major under breeder/judge John Bink from Australia. On the previous day Doc won Winners Dog for 5 points and an Award of Merit from breeder Patsy Tranter from England. To make these two days even more special was the fact that Doc’s sister, Miss Sassy, was Winners Bitch both days. She was also Best of Winners on Saturday for 5 points and got a 3 point major on Sunday. Sassy was also Best in Sweepstakes on Sunday.

At the Sunday BHCSC Specialty show on March 25, 1012 breeder/judge Diane Foote awarded Doc Best of Breed/Best in Specialty Show. This is the second time that one of our basset hounds has won a Basset Hound Specialty Show. We were all thrilled with this win.

On January 20, 2013 Doc earned the last points for his AKC Grand Championship by going Best of Breed under  breeder/judge Ron Likins.

Walt and Vickie have decided to neuter Doc in July of 2014. He will no longer be shown until he's old enough for the Veteras's Class.

Doc earns his AKC Championship at 9 Months

Winners Dog & Award of Merit

2011 BHCSC Specialty

Judge: Patsy Tranter from England

Winners Dog, Best of Winners &

New AKC Champion

2011 BHCSC Specialty

Judge: John Bink from Australia

Doc moving in the ring at the BHCSC Specialty.

Select Dog

Doc was  Best of Breed at the Burbank KC Show and his mother, Joy, was Best of Opposite Sex

Doc showing in the Hound Group after his first Best of Breed

Best of Breed/Best in Specialty Show

Basset Hound Club of Southern California March 25, 2012

Breeder/Judge: Diane Foote

Don showed Doc at his last two shows in 2012

At the second show he was

Best of Breed

New Grand Champion

GCh. Ch. Woebgon’s Doc Howliday

Best of Breed

Ventura County Dog Fanciers Association

January 20, 2013

Breeder/Judge Ron Lukins

Doc completed the requirements for his AKC Grand Championship. He joins his Mother, Joy, and Sister, Sassy, as Woebgon Bassets’ Grand Champions. Woebgon's Doc Howliday was Best of Breed at the Ventura County Dog Fanciers Association Show on January 20, 2013 under breeder/judge Ron Lukins. This win gave Doc enough points to complete the requirements for his Grand Championship. GCh. Ch. Woebgon's Doc Howliday is owned by Walt and Vickie Ross and co-owned by Don and Pam Bullock. For all but five of the points Doc was shown by Vickie. Doc is pictured with Vickie.  

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Doc received an Award of merit from breeder/judge Jane Treiber at the Basset hound Club of Southern California Specialty Show. His sister received an Award of Merit as well. This is the second year in a row that both have received Awards of merit at the same BHCSC Specialty Show.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Another Best of Breed at the Lake Mathews Kennel Club Show with Don Showing Doc.

Judge: Mrs. Susan St. John Brown

Doc, was Best of opposite Sex to Best of Breed to his litter mate Miss Sassy at the Antelope Valley KC Show on May 25, 2013 under Judge Mr. Gary L. Doerge. This is a first for us. We’ve never had brother and sister take both top awards.

Miss Sassy and Doc

Over the years at least one of the shows of the Kennel Club of Riverside has been good for Woebgon Bassets. This year was no different. While Saturday was a bust Sunday proved to be a different story. It was a great day at the dog show. All three of our entries came home with a win. Judge Mrs. Debra Thompson was very complementary of all three of our bassets.

Select Dog

Woebgon’s Doc Howliday (“Doc”)

For a four point major at Riverside Kennel Club Show.

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Basset Hound Club of Southern California

Specialty Show

At the March 26th BHCSC Specialty Show Doc and Sassy both were first place in the Veteran Class.

Greater San Diego Basset Hound Club

Specialty Show

At the May 21st 2017 GSDBHC Specialty Show Doc was Select Dog from the Veteran Dog Class. It is an honor for a dog to win the Veteran Class. To go on to win Select is an even greater honor. The judge, Ms Sheila Paskey, was astounded at the condition of our veterans and loved Doc.

June 21, 2010 - September 23, 2019