So, Shadow wasn’t quite the right dog for us. She really needs a more active household and is much happier where she is now. However, we decided that a 2nd dog might be a good idea. We started looking around at other breeds, but decided that the basset hound is a dog well suited for our lifestyle and we also know that he will be a good fit for Quincy.
Steve wanted a male dog and preferably one who would be a little more likely to bark when folks come into the house and yard. After a search, we found a breeder in Sterling, MI that we felt confident in. Up North Bassets hand raise the puppies and let their hounds live in the house with them. Jody seemed very knowledgeable and easy to talk to. They had a litter of pups on December 8th. They had 5 boy puppies born. A tragedy lost all of the girl puppies and cost the mother any chances of future reproduction, but 5 beautiful healthy boy puppies were available. We settled on one and picked him up on February 13th. What a great Valentine’s Day present!
Here are some pictures of him and a few of he and Quincy. His name is Chip. The breeder used it at home, so he already knows his name. That made things easier! They’ve become fast friends. Quincy is teaching him all about the rules of this house and his training is going pretty well. He needs a lot more work on housebreaking and all of his commands, but hopefully he’ll be a quick learner.