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Southern California

Responsible Breeders of AKC Champion

Basset Hounds

Proud to be AKC Breeders of Merit.

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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Wednesday, February 28, 2018 8:09 AM

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. Puppies and older bassets are available occasionally. All our adult basset hounds are AKC Champions or are working towards their Championship and have exceptional pedigrees. More importantly our basset hounds are our children. They share our home with us. We pride ourselves in quality not quantity. Our litters are carefully planned. We do not sell dogs over the Internet or sight unseen. Our dogs are only sold when we find 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 are bred as closely to the AKC Standard for the breed as possible. Before purchasing a basset hound from anyone familiarize yourself with this Standard and ask the breeder about it in regards to their breeding program. 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.

Future Litters:

We know some of you are anticipating our next litter. Due to Don's heart bypass surgery at the end of November in 2017 all our breeding plans have been put on hold. We can not breed a litter until he's back to full strength. We're very sorry for the change. Check HERE for updates.

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)

Our plans to breed Nadia have been delayed due to Don's heart bypass surgery in late November of 2017. Any changes will be announced here as soon as possible.  For information and updates on future breedings go to this LINK.

Don & Pam

GCh. Ch. Traidewind's Caicos

Caicos was Best of Opposite Sex to Best of Breed and Best of Breed for the AKC National Owner Handled Series (NOHS) at the 2017 Greater San Diego Baset Hound Club Specialty Show.

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I hope people who visit our website will enjoy my ramblings and that they will help keep you informed about us and bassets. This blog is updated on a fairly regular basis. (Updated 2-27-18)


It's Official


GCH Tradewind's Caicos

Has been invited to the AKC's National Owner Handled Series Finals

Qualifying period October 13, 2016 – October 11, 2017

Caicos finished the year at Number 10 nationally

in the

AKC's National Owner Handled Series

For those who are not familiar with the American Kennel Club's NOHS here is a quote from the AKC: "To celebrate the dedication and enthusiasm of owner-handler exhibitors the American Kennel Club has created the new AKC National Owner-Handled Series. This non-titling competition will be held at select dog shows across the country. The end of year competition for the AKC National Owner-Handled Series will be held in conjunction with the AKC show in December. Dogs that finished ranked in the top ten (plus ties) for their breed during the qualifying period will be invited to compete in the competition. Dogs exhibited by professional handlers on the day of the event are not eligible for this competition."

Pam and Don would like to thank Steve & Jeffie Casey, Caicos' breeders, for allowing them to have such a wonderful boy. Thanks as well to all their friends for all their encouragement and support.

NOHS, Best of Breed, Group 1


Reserve Best in Show

NOHS, Best of Breed, Group 3

Breeder/Judge Marshall Sherman

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This show will be the first outing for Woebgon Bassets in 2018.