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Southern California

Responsible Breeders of AKC Champion

Basset Hounds

AKC Silver on Gold Medallion for finishing at least 5 dogs solely from the Bred-by-Exhibitor Class at AKC events.

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Saturday, March 9, 2019 12:39 PM

Welcome to Woebgon Bassets

Woebgon Bassets is located in Southern California. We are are proud to be responsible breeders or "breed guardians" of AKC Champion basset hounds. Both of us have qualified as AKC Breeders of Merit at the Bronze Level. We have bred many AKC Champions. Our basset hounds are our children. They share our home with us. We pride ourselves in quality not quantity in our breeding program. Our litters were carefully planned. We conducted very extensive research before we selected a sire for our litters. We did not sell dogs over the Internet or sight unseen. Our dogs were only sold when we found the right home for them. This site is dedicated to all our bassets; past, present and future.

Please don’t confuse basset hounds from AKC Champion parents with bassets from other sources. Our basset hounds were bred as closely to the AKC Standard for the breed as possible. Before purchasing a basset hound, even one intended to be a pet, from anyone familiarize yourself with this Standard and ask the breeder about it in regards to their breeding program. Why settle for less? Quality is proven in the show ring. Dog shows are for evaluating breeding stock.








Three generations

of Woebgon Bassets playing chase in our back yard.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any comments or questions about basset hounds. As school teachers the two of us spent our whole adult lives educating others and we don’t plan to stop doing that in retirement. We enjoy talking to people about basset hounds. To find out more about us check out our page that tells about the two of us or look at the pages listed under About Us in the menu at the top of the page. This website is full of information about the two of us, our home, our foundation, our breeding and our basset hounds. Please check it out. Click link below to contact us.

Don & Pam Bullock have published this website for information only. It's a labor of love for the breed. None of the information constitutes legal or professional advice to their visitors. Don & Pam Bullock accept no responsibility for information and/or data contained on, or linked to this website. Nor do Don & Pam Bullock  sell any animals or services on this website. Any dog listed as being available will be sold only from their home after they have conducted a thorough investigation of the family and their home. Don & pam do not ship dogs or sell sight unseen.

The Woebgon Basset’s website contains links to third party websites. These sites are not under the control of Don & Pam Bullock nor is the couple responsible for the contents of any of these linked sites, including without limitation, any link contained in a linked website, or any changes or updates to a linked site. These links are provided by Don & Pam Bullock to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by Don & Pam Bullock of the site or any association with its operators.

Don & Pam want those who visit their website to become informed about basset hounds and their bassets in particular. This is their favorite breed of purebred dogs and they hope others will discover why they enjoy them so much. Don & Pam's bassets are their children. They are very proud to be basset hound breeders and AKC Breeders of Merit for the breed.

The Dog Whisperer

We have had the great fortune to have been asked to have basset puppies from two of our litters  participate in photo shoots with Cesar Millan aka The Dog Whisperer. Both were litters out of Joy. We'd like to thank Cesar and his staff for their hospitality and the photographers for their patience. It was indeed a great honor for our puppies to be selected for these photo sessions by Cesar and his staff.

Health and first aide information on the Woebgon Bassets website is provided for information purposes only. It is NOT presented as a replacement for proper veterinary care. Do not hesitate to seek proper veterinary care for your dogs.

We are dedicated to maintaining and improving basset hounds and do our best to uphold the goals of our local breed club, the Basset Hound Club of Southern California, Inc. and to follow their Code of Ethics:

All Website Contents are Copyright ©  by Donald W. Bullock. All Rights Reserved.

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We at Woebgon Bassets owe a lot to Sue and Andy Shoemaker of Shoefly Bassets. They recognized that we were serious in our intentions to show and eventually breed Champion basset hounds. The couple sold us our foundation males and helped us to get started with showing. The Shoemakers continue to provide valuable input for our breeding program and help with any issues.

We are also indebted to our former co-breeder, Heather Simonek. Without her friendship, love and devotion we would not have experienced the success that we have had with our breeding program and our success in the show ring. Unfortunately she passed away in 2009 at 39 from the Swine Flu. For more on Heather check out our Heather Tribute page.

SPECIAL NOTE: We have noticed that some websites have listed Woebgon Bassets on them. We have NEVER authorised any websites other than those published by the basset hound clubs to which we belong to include any information about us. We do not condone any such websites that list breeders. Please be very careful going to ANY of these websites. One that I discovered tries to freeze your computer and hold it for ransom money. IMPORTANT LINK: RED FLAG WARNING TO PUPPY BUYERS (pdf file)

Pam and I have finalized our breeding plans. We have decided that we will NOT  breed a litter next year or in the future. The reasons for this decision are very complex, complicated and personal. It all boils down, however, to the fact that we're not as young as we were when we had our last litter and it was difficult for us to handle that breeding. In contemplating future litters we have decided that having a litter is simply too much for us in mant different ways. There will be more said about this decision in the future and this website will be going through some drastic changes.

For now we'd like to take the opportunity to thank everyone who has provided a wonderful home for one of our bassets whether it was a puppy or older basset. Over the years we have met some outstanding people through our dogs.

We also apologize to anyone who is currently on our list for possible future puppies. I must say that this was not an easy decision for us to make partly because we have some exceptional families who were hoping for one of our puppies. To all of you we're especially sorry but for us having future litters has become to much for us. In the near future we plan to make suggestions for other breeders whom we know will be producing some exceptional basset hounds. That will be part of a major update for this website. For now consult the websites of the Basset Hound Club of Southern California, The Greater San Diego Basset Hound Club and the Basset Hound Club of America. All three websites have listings of member breeders.

Don & Pam

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