Windy Ridge Basset Hounds - Our Blue Basset Hound
WINDY RIDGE BASSET HOUNDS - The lap dog specialist
Meet Our Blue Basset Hound born October 25th 2011 from Raina and Rooster. We have not yet decided on a name for him and would love some suggestions. Because Blue Bassets are rare, I want to name him something very special.
 
Smokey is now One !! as you can see he is very healthy and very beautiful. He has turned out to be the best Basset Hound I have ever owned. He loves my one year old grandson, they play together for hours. Smokey is excellent with new puppies and patiently awaits for them  to get old enough to play with him. He says I Love You when he really wants a treat or some attention. he has exceptionally long ears and tons of wrinkles around his head and neck. His nose is top notch, and he loves to be in the woods sniffing out good things to chase. If anyone has ever doubted owning a blue basset, I am here to tell you that they are absolutely wonderful.
 
WE FINALLY DECIDED ON SMOKEY, HE IS NOW 20 POUNDS AT FOUR MONTHS OF AGE. SMOKEY IS A VERY HEALTHY HAPPY BOY FULL OF MISCHIEF AND LOVE. HE HAS LEARNED TO SAY I LOVE YOU WHEN HE WANTS SOMETHING. HE IS A BEAUTIFUL BOY AND WE ARE SO PLEASED WITH OUR DECISION TO KEEP HIM ON THE FARM.
 
UPDATE MAY 2012: SMOKEY IS NOW JUST OVER SIX MONTHS OLD AND WEIGHS WELL OVER FIFTY POUNDS. HE IS EXCEPTIONALLY HEALTHY AND EXTREMELY SMART. NO HEALTH ISSUES SHOWING UP IN HIM AT ALL. HE IS A CLOWN THAT IS FOR SURE !
 
 
Any suggestions or votes would be fun and appreciated.
 
There are many review on Google about the Blue Basset Hound Color. Most of the reviews are at least five years old, and very negative indeed including statements that AKC does not acknowledge the color in Basset Hound. I checked with AKC and they do indeed acknowledge this color listed as gray and white, or gray white and brown. Other reviews state that the Blue Basset has skin and intestinal problems , so we are conducting our own experiment by not selling this puppy unless someone offers us a really good price. I had a long talk with my veterinarian who states the issues noted are with any canine breed who comes thru with a muted color, NOT JUST BASSET HOUNDS. Canines that are bred to be grey such as weimerainer are exempt from theese issues.We are going to raise him here at Windy Ridge Basset's to see how he does before we attempt to sell any future pups of this color.
 
 
Take a look at him, he is in my opinion drop dead gorgeous !!!
Blue Basset Hound Male
Blue Basset Hound Male
Born October 25th 2011
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