years I haven’t completed this section, now I enter again and it is not a
cheerful news. It is a pity.
LEGENDA OF YANNICK QUEEN´S HERMELÍN AKA JENÍČEK
(father Leicester v. Hollandheim, mother Night Queen Queen´s
Jannick was a world-famous champion, he gained a huge
amount of titles during his fruitful life, he visited many great kennels as a
respectable groom (from the most famous names I mention kennel van Hollandheim,
Longbody¨s, Di Casa gave Pino, Ozzy Bozzy and many others). His name is bred in
many pedigrees of puppies throughout Europe and distant continents, such as
South Africa, USA, etc.
These breeders highly appreciated both its
beauty and its great character and excellent pedigree value.
Yannick has left us and left for a dog paradise, but his name still has a great
sound in the world.
We were now visiting Antonio Pino in Italy. Antonio is very
proud to have a breeding female after Yannick, who has already given him a lot
of beautiful puppies. Two puppies sold he years ago to USA and with pride, joy and
grin, he described what was happening there. Jannickomanie broke out in America
and everyone is looking for a puppy who has his name in his family tree.
addition, his latest puppies, which he has made, continue to spread his fame,
the Limited Edition in Hollandheim in Buffobass kennel, and many brides, so
that Yannick's name will be filled with pedigrees of many puppies in Russia,
Carla Ozzy Boz will collect the title for the title, in the Czech Republic the
siblings Pocahontas and Pierre Queen¨s Hermelín are scoring, they collect the
club winners and Pocahontas is a multichampion 8 x CACIB in 2 years. Pierre is
also a multichampion and 3 x CACIB. Inquiries about puppies from all over the
world go to Queen¨s Hermelín kennel and I am commenting on their request
"we require a beautiful head, strong bones, a lot of skin and short legs.
We want a puppy like Yannick.
is just a legend, and no one's gonna bother him.
No dog from Czech breeding was
used in breeding abroad and not at such great breeding stations, which are
famous all over the world. I thank Sona Vik for the love and care Yannick has given.
Without her dedication, he would never have become a legend.
bassets in the Czech Republic, or I do not know whether to laugh or to cry
I deal with
basset breeding for 30 years. All the time, ever since I started, we had really
beautiful Bassets and our breeders could boast at the important foreign
exhibitions and the really good breeders sold their puppies all over the world.
But what I
can see for the last 3 to 5 years is that my reason keeps standing. Winning
dogs are with gross, sometimes unfortunately with a disqualifying defect. This
is unfortunately due to the fact that our breed do not judge specialist for
this breed. Only all-rounds judge, and the vast majority of them,
unfortunately, know nothing about Bassets. And the future will only be in that
spirit. And another unfortunately is that with these gross defects the breeders
are continue and continue to breed. And ignoring the negative or gross defects
and putting them into the breed, it's an inconvenience.
it looks like breeding in our country as it looks. Just terribly.
And I'm not even talking about the scams in
the breed, it's going to go back to everyone, like a boomerang and with interest.
On July 15.2017
I was at the national exhibition in Mlada Boleslav, I exhibited my Nobbi female
in the young class in competition of 4 females.
the class and the judge gave her a very good 1 with the female being too low.
The national winner gave a female that is obviously overgrown by at least 3 cm,
maybe even more. Such overgrown dogs are now seeing more and more in the
exhibitions and what beautiful titles they have.
I have to
say, unfortunately, that I have not seen so many overgrown bassets in the last
30 years together, like the last three years. The disaster for the breed is
that these dogs have beginner breeders who have raised 1 to 3 litters and who
are mainly characterized by being convinced that they know everything, they
understand everything, they have already read about the breeding and can and
should advise others.
I have the
impression, however, that they have not read the standard of breed at all, and
they should have started reading this if they wanted to have quality bassets. The
standard height of the breed is 33-38 cm. But for successful breeding must have
one breeding feeling and good luck.
the breeding of no one reads either from standard nor pedigrees or anywhere
else. This property has very few breeders.
thing about this is that these beginners already have overgrown offspring from
their overgrown females, on which they will breed again.
fact is related to my question, should I laugh or cry?
they will breed on these overgrown females (with overgrown dogs probably will not
cover anyone???), they will in five years probably want to change the standard
at the height of at least 45 cm to reach that height.
Thank God, the guarantor of the standard is
P.S. I see
that I used a lot of "unfortunately", unfortunately I feel and see
it. Oh no.
sites firstly I would like to attend just very briefly to my
sad experience from the dog breeding and pointing and those stories
followed just by joyful happenings from my life, that is connected
with dogs not just basset race.
I start with
the sad experience, that I hope will be a lesson for
everyone who starts with dog breeding and pointing and I think that
experience could have surely been confirmed by any wise and just a
little bit successful
breeder of any dog race.
this is the sad experience
though a small success of your dog on the exhibition leads to a
great envyousness from the side of other competitors in the group of
race. If the success is just sporadic, the slander will not reach your
breaks down just in the tiny circle of the envious.
But when the
success rises, it starts to hinder and a lot. I had to
undergo this bitter experiece of “annoying” to
other competitors. After one
great success abroad I lost my good friends
they were friends) and contrariwise I found my irreconcilable
human has ability to cope with such problems and I started to
follow one wise proverb: “What does not kill you, it
strengthen you” and “Your
good mood make surely your enemies angry”.
advise for everyone and be behind that: The more success, the
more slanders. And
when you obtain rude
anonymous e-mails, you are the best.
And when the
slanders decrease, think about your breeding, where the
mistake is. Most probably nice dogs in your breed are missing and it is
necessary to do something with it.
not worry about the slanders, but on the contrary do enjoy
it, because it actually means that your dogs are nice and do take it as
honour of your breeding success, that is not accepted by your envious
colleagues, they can not even sleep and they are not able to express it
In 2007 I had a high-quality Leicester
v.Hollandheim borrowed in my breeding station. Among others I mated female also
for a person who features with above mentioned qualities. After a short time
this person slandered Leicester in an absolutely arrant way despite having nice
puppies from this dog.
A friend of mine who is an experienced breeder and a long-standing dog-fancier always says
‘Every good turn has to be penalized worthily.’
So this so called ‘breeder’ demeaned exactly in accordance with this
word. When I ventured to protest against that and to advocate both the dog and
my breed I impinged on defy and I learned that it was me who was slandering. This
“breeder” choses a policy: ‘offensive is the best defence’. It serves mi
right, I should not let such creatures enter my house.
Now first a good advise:
Never emulate with an idiot! He will shut you down
onto his level where he will worst you using his experience!!!
A good advise
now just the pleasant and hopefully cheerful things:
most picturesque calls on the theme a puppy selling:
I was selling pupies of Tibetan spaniel:
voice on the phone, due to my
guess a ten years old
missis, do you have a puppy
of Tibetan spaniel?
Me: yes I have
Voice: Missis, I
need it for translations from Tibetan to Czech
and rasping... after a while... hey give me your mother, who
is chuckling next to you.
Voice: My mother
is not here but I
really need the puppy for translations
Me: Are you mad
? Give me your mother or father...
snivelling: Missis, you do not understand me, I
really need it for the translations...
Me: I hang the
that time I have not
discovered if the child was mad or somebody was playing a joke on me.
happened to me twice that
from a normal business call concerning a basset puppy sale has turned
erotic call – some pervert man. At the first time I was so
aghast that it took
me more than a minute till I realized what his hyperventilation and
actually had ment.
There are also funny calls
Voice: Missis, how
much does it
Me: What do you
Voice: I mean the
basset puppy. Do you have an advetisement,
Me: and are you
interested in anything else than just the price?
Voice: No, how much
does it cost then?
Me: Good bye.
And one better example:
Voice: I would like
to buy a basset puppy and I prefer
without a pedigree.
Me: I have only
with pedigrees. If you want without go in the dog pound and
do a good deed.
Voice: I was there
but I do not like anything and the ordinary lurcher costed
1000,- CZK ($50) they said that it was for vaccination.
Me: My puppies
are surely also vaccinated and they have a pedigree.
Voice: And what is
Me: I say the
wouldn´t be possible to get your puppy without the
Me: no, it would not, I say you for
he third time that they are with a pedigree.
Voice: So you
could keep the pedigree and give me just the puppy or not?
just amusedly: I surely
can keep the document, but
it does not change the price. You think that I value the certificate as
of the puppy price, don´t you? The certificate means that my
breeding is high-guality
and it means each of the puppies is so valuable.
Voice: So I think
that you will not sell me any puppy,
Me: Yes, in no
from the exhibitions
Me and a
group of people were
sitting in a circle at one club exhhibition and just talking. One
(woman) sat next to us. After a while came her husband and brought her
grilled chicken. She wanted to start eating when somebody came to her
her out for a while. The chicken was left on a plate on ground. A brood
that belonge to my friend, called “Non-feed
dustbin”( it was still snooping
around dustbins), did not wait and grabbed the chicken that disappeared
maw. My friend shouted desperately and pulled the chicken out of
dog´s maw. He
wiped slavers, put it back on the plate and said “I have to
get on with the breeder
well”. We were just laughing and waiting what would come. The
took the chicken, smelled and with words: “ It´s
still quite hot” started
eating. She could not understand why we wished “Enjoy your
meal” with a strange
expression in our faces and why nobody wanted to taste it.
slobbers. By a subtle head toss it can place
a slobber on the top of your pretty hairstyle. Due to it´s
opinion it is a
perfect fine-tune of your image. A Bloodhound is able to spit to the
I was with my friend at an exhibition, she went to show her basset and
was waiting with her bloodhound. When she was in the exhibition group,
everybody including the member of
could see a huge spittle swinging as a thick queue to the half of her
judge was so spellbound that they gave her a lot of titles.
bassets slobber a
morning before an exhibition before I load the dogs to my car I am
and completely dirty. I can not fully understand that some of basset
are clean for the entire exhibition. After the exhibition I usually
look like a
homeless that spent a week in a ditch. As
I started to use dog cages, nothing has changed I am still slobbered,
dog hair on my clothes and completely smeared. When I take the dogs out
cage they jump, slobber at me cheerfully and do everything to make me
equal partner. They would not possibly accept any perfumed and made up
beside them. And so do I look like at home. After I put a clean
trousers on and
come on my yard, I become immediatelly dirty. The possible reason is in
that I let my dogs jump at me, kiss me almost knocking out my teeth and
not mind their loving manners. My dog called Primo runs around me and
has an occasion, he bites me to my backside or to my thigh, so after
look like I have a passionate lover. Yes I do have. So I can not
I look like according to it. And I surely do not complaint.
A few yaers
ago I exhibited a Tibetan spaniel. It is 9th
it meanst that they are on Sunday, bassets are on Saturday. There was
exception in this competition, it took place in Bratislava on
the horse racecourse at that
time it was just for one day. The ladies, who breed Tibetan spaniels
competition as a prestigious happening and wear blouses with jabots or
mini-skirts or almost a wedding dress. I wore normal jeans and among
looked strange. At first they looked at me weirdly and after that I
hinder to them. Although I wore just jeans, my dog, called Ansička was
because the judge judged the dog not it´s owner and what he
wears. I was clean
and tidy with Ansička, because the Tibetans do not slobber. But this
competition in Bratislava
was an exception. In the morning
I exhibited two bassets and because
were perfoming mostly due to the alphabetical order so our
Tibetan´s turn shoul
have been around noon. So I was with my bassets and I sometimes sent my
to the group of Tibetans to see how did it look like. The competitors
Tibetans did not know my husband. At noon I went to the group of ladies
Tibetans. When they recognized me as I was dirty from my bassets, they
surprised and one of the ladies just whispered: : “I though
that you were not
here”. My dog Ansička was awarded by CACIB and BOB and that
was it. The judge was
not interested in the pretty clothes of other competitors and also they
mentioned about the slobbers I had on my clothes from my bassets. They
not noticed it.
is an extreme glutton
exhibited my dog Champ, my hands were almost dislocated as
was overstraining with my dog, that has still hollow legs. The
favourite entertainment was snack pilfering from bags that belonged to
also to my colleagues. I did not mind
him to steal and eat the snack to a child from
it´s hands. I was not
possible to reclaim it, he swallowed it immediately not allowing me to
I was successful in it just once. Champ loves plush animals and
when he saw
something like this in children´s hands it was not possible
to prevent him to
steal it. It was very unpleasant, the child was able to mourn for the
but the plush animal is too much and it´s parrents did not
like the plush which
I pulled out of the dog´s maw.
my plush - my love
prize dog called Cedrik from Černošice (Czech
had as a young puppy very bad experience
from his first exhibition. The judge wanted to
see his teeth but the
problem was that I had not taugt it him and he started make problems
showing teeth. But the judge wanted to see also grinders so we had to
with the dog for five minutes till the judge could see it. So this was
problem, when somebody wanted to see his teeth it was not possible and
looked like that we could not exhibit because of this in the future.
But as it
was a nice dog I decided to solve it by an original way. We had
my house that time they reconstructed something in our flat. They were
almost a week so each man, who was not afraid of dogs was comming regularly under my sight
to see Cedrik´s
teeth. After four days of teeth watching was Cedrik able to show his
without any fear just when he saw dirty hands from mortar.
order to wind and rain???
the Basset telegraf appeared my article in 2004 concerning exhibition
promotions. I whipped me up to write this article
after I had read several aggressive attacks
written by unsatisfied exhibitors, who were criticizing the Basset club
commission that the exhibitions were taking place outside on the grass
there is no space to hide in case of raining. I wanted to put those dog
who rarely exhibit in the picture and they do not know how does it work
I have been exhibiting for 12 years and I can say in Czech
and also abroad very often. I experienced on the exhibitions many
things good but also bad but nothing could discourage me. Although I am
sensitive person I like exhibitions that are placed outside on the
than in a perfect hall with unfortunatelly slippery shiny floor tiles
or on the linoleum
where the dog legs
and it is not possible to put the dog into a
right posture and during the running in a circle the dog and his owner
slide. The circle I mentioned is sized 3x3 meters so it is too small to
about a good exhibition, so I prefer circles outside, surely with a
surface ( I do not mean a ploughed land, but it also happen quite
often) and I
am disposed to tolerate the rain or other moods of weather.
The basset is a hunting dog
and it should stand quite
a lot and his owner has to cope with this.
As it seems that a lot of
people find unsuitable to organize our exhibitions outside I exemplify
distinguished exhibitions where the weather was not good and in spite
they are taking the same place at the same date and many exhibitors are
I start with the most
outstanding exhibitions where man could expect a higher standard,
the signification of the exhibition, according to the number of
dog (often more than 10 000) and also according to the
entering fee for
one registered dog (70-80 Euro for a dog). In reality the reverse can
The world exhibition in Budapest –
from this exhibition I brought burned shoulders,
hands and legs. It was not possible to hide from shining sun and
tried to make a shade from his body to protect dogs. We also covered
wet towels to save them alive.
exhibition in Tulln – it was raining and
the cold wind was blowing. The
basset exhibition could be possibly described by :“I already
jump over the
exhibition in Dortmund – the basset circle took place in
unattractive underground garages, but during the day it appeared as a
position, because of hot weather, in the higher nice halls the
temperature was unbearable.
During the short walk in the upper halls I was sweated through so I did
want to go to run with the dog in the circle.
Nowadays I can just cast
my mind back on the international
exhibition in Lodž
in Poland, where we were shocked after we saw the
condition of muddy clinker
football field, where
the circles for the dogs were staked out and even for hairy races.
Till now I must laugh when
I remember the stuned expression in the face of white feathery bichons,
that I saw
when I went to find out where the circle for Tibetan spaniel that I
there, was. After this finding broke an upstanding out and the Bichons
moved on grass.
Bassets and other tough fellows
remained on the clinker surface, because there was no any other space.
circle for bassets was from 2/3 covered by black muddy puddle and it
the time. Till now
I can not understand
how could the judge differentiate between one black pile of clinker
the second and again price a title. They did it somehow.
From our international
exhibitions I have to mention an „unfortunate“
Mlada Boleslav, although it is
organised every year on the turn of July and September, it was raining
eight seasons and it seemed rather to be as on November. Now the
hope in eight wealthy years with nice weather. I surely wish it also
might exhibit there too. The who knows the exhibition, he knows that
just a little space in the hall so that is the reason why most dogs are
exhibited outside on the grass. The same problems are in
České Budějovice in
spring April and also in autumn October just with a tiny dfference of
colder. In spite of that many exhibitors come here every year.
raining and raining ...
From these examples of
exhibitions with an international attendance form 3 to 4 thousands of
according to a catalogue is well visible that the bad weather even rain
does not mind to many people and hardly ever can man hear any critique
the place of the exhibition or any opinions that it shoul be taken
place in a
hall under the roof. Somewhere it is not even possible because at some
there are sometimes no halls and where they ar they are not affordable.
would not be possible for organizers to have the entering fee just
but it would have to raise minimally above 1500,- CZK for a dog.
When I sum all my
experience for all the years up I have to say that there are hardly
conditions for exhibiting on any international or just national
allow dogs show all their beauty. Either there is not enough space or
is slippery or the grass outside is full of molehills and also it rains.
But when the exhibition
turns out well, it is everytime a nice experience, even better than in
overcrowded noisy hall, but if it is raining the exhibition is
if it is taken place on a beautiful golf field. There are everytime
appearing, that they should have stood at home.
It seems that the Czech
nation belonge to a tough fellow people and follow the
rule:“Who does not play,
can not win“. Anyway the judge does not send any title or
award through the
postal service to anybody to his warm home. So we will have to still
exhibitions regardless they are in a hall or outside. And it could
the judge points at
any beginner and say
„CACIB“ and after that it can happen the
„tragedy“ that the beginner is turned
into an ardent exhibitor. I would wish to many such owners of the
race that happens this. They really need this for their publicity to
get to the
sunny side that they are worthy of it.
A contention that the dog
exhibition is the animal torture can not stand in case of my dogs,
I leave with my two dogs on an exhibition, the other dogs staying at
envious and they try to get on the car too. It seems to me that they
when the win, because they swagger very often after that. A good
example is my
young dog which behaviour in Ostrava I could comment just very briefly
slang expression from Brno „dělat machra“
now the experiences from the
I am always shaking more
than during my school leaving examination. After the examinations I
to my dogs: „Now, you are not just nice, now you have a
leaving examination and
you are smart“.
the examinators now it about me, thy make jokes of me.
When I made
examinations with my dog called Akimm, as
usual I balloted the last spoor. The judges was bringing me only
and he had fun from my gray-greenish and after that purple coulour in my face. The
first new was: „There
was a doe flock running over your track.“ The colour of my
face – gray... „And
now there was a wild boar straying“. – The colour
– gray-greenish... Before the
Akimm´s start the judge warned
ware, there is a marshland aproximatelly in one third of your track,
probably have to transport the dog it is not possible for him to
go“ – The
colour-purple..., pressure before an explosion. I just bumbled:
„I can not bear
the dog“. The judge made a face, but afer a while it has
changed, because my
Akimm caught the spoor and ran. The mashland was no problem for my dog,
the judge so. He had mudd in his face. The dog was running up the hill
could scarcely run behing him. The judge – no marathoner
– just groaned
unhappily if the „stupid“ dog could not slow down.
No, definitely not! He was
comming down as an avalanche to the end of the track. Me and the member
judge we were totally tired while the dog surely made a time record.
But at the
end of the track there were spoors from a wild boar and I had not
spoors to my dog before the examinations. Akimm had never felt it
that was the problem. After the judge´s motion I let Akimm go
and we just stood
and waited what would happen. Akimm came two meters from a wild boar
freezed. I am confident that because of horror
and just stood like a stone statue. One
minute passed, two..., three..., and Akimm still stood, we also were
and the judge was squating behind a bush. The jury that judge the
behaviour behind the bush did not see what had happened. Akimm was
their angle parthly
behind the wild
boar. Suddenly, one of the judges stood sharply. Akimm probbably waited
that moment, waited for any action and started up and ran away to hide
me. The member of the jury apologised me that he had frightened the dog
did not suspected that were not for this Akimm would have been standing
Opposite to Akimm is my
dog called Primo. Just before the examination he was smelling the wild
arrested it just for himself and admitted no other dog or even a man.
growling as a tiger). When I demanded the judge to consider the
the boar, they ignored me. That was a pity.
When I was passing exams
with my bitch Amee, I got a very strict judge. It made me panic and I
so during the competition. Every few steps I called on my dog:
„Spoor“. The dog
found my panic and started straying around the spoor despite she was
during the training. And she had even problems with finishing the
she has been awarded by the 3rd prize. A half
year after his
drove to other competition
to Šenov just for looking. In the car there was also the
strict judge with us.
It was quite a long way to Šenov so during our talking we
got to the experience
from the competition before. The juror told me: Mrs.
Křížová, you were a goose
and I tell you why. During the time when the dog is on the track you
say to the dog: „Spoor“. If you were quiet, your
dog could have been awarded by
the 1st prize. You have messed the examination
just by yourself. After
this talk we had drinks in a pub and from that time we are good
friends. I chalked
it up to experience and now every time my dogs start examinations I
shout up. I am just quitely feared
and the dog
passes exams without any problems.
the reasons why to have a basset
In what are bassets better than men
later you come home the
cheerfullier he welcomes you.
basset does not forbid you
to have several basses
basset loves when your
friend comes to visit you
basset will not want to watch
hockey match instead of walk.
basset finds you
entertaining even if you are drunk
will not get angry your
basset when you cuddle with another bassets
basset never criticises you
and never organises your life
basset never retorts
What is the same between men and bassets
- the hairy breast befits them
- they do not like to be kept in
a tight rein
- they pretend perfectly that
they understand you
- they both are stubborn
- you can not consign them your
- you never know what they really
- they both adjure back scratching
What are men better in
- a sexual relationship with a
man is accepted by the society
- men look better in clothing
- front paws of a man are more
entertaining than basset´s
In what are bassets better than women
- parrents of your basset will
- basset loves when your friends
come to visit you
- basset does not expect that you
call him when you are late
- the later you come home the
cheerfullier he welcomes you
- basset does not go shopping
- basset is not inerested in
congratulation cards and jewellery
- basset is never unsatisfied
with it´s body
- basset never allows to be
controlled by any magazine
- you make basset amused if you
suffer from flatulence
- basset never criticizes you
- basset does not want to know
about any other basset that you ever had
- you will never wait for a
basset, it is prepared permanently to walk
- time what basset spends in
bathroom is limited just for a quick drink
- basset never lends your shirts
- basset never switches the TV
off when you watch football
- you can legally have several
- basset can not speak
What is the same between women and bassets
- they both are able to eat a
kilo of chocolate
- they both do not understand to
- they both can pretend perfectly
that they understand every your word
- they demand back scratching
- you can not consign them a
- you never know what they really
In what are women better than bassets
is accepted by society to
have a sexual relationship with a woman
look pretty in sweater
breasts are more
interesting although they are just two
Almanac of Basset club
for year 2000 – inquiry of breeding stations
1. Does the name
of your breeding station have any special
because bassets have a special neck punctation as on the
king´s coat. When I
was at an international competition I called our organization
organizers did not accepted our name
„Hermelín“ it had been already
2. When did you firstly
I fistly saw basset in a
film with A. Girardot, when I was 13-14 and since that time I have benn
for basset. Unfortunatelly It was unreachable for me.
3. Did you have any other
before basset? What would you say as a main reason why do you have
Since I was 14 I have
always had a dog: boxer, German shepherd and last time a schnauzer. In
bought my first basset with a reason that it does not entertain me to
dogs and also I want anything smaller. The result is that I have more
than a metric
centner of bassets and I train them all.
4. What do you like on bassets the
I like bassets because of
their impressive appearance and a perfect character (especially after
schnauzer because he affronted quite often and I had to apologized to
5. What do not you like on
I can not complaint.
6. Bassets can have a
that is common in hound races. Do you have any favourite coloration?
I do not care about
colour, the exterier is important, bicolors are shining they are gold.
7. Do you thing there is an
basset on the World, which you would like to have at home? What is his
what do you appreciate on him?
The Ideal with a capital I
is called Lide Daddy des Soto Moinhos – I have never seen any
8. How much breeding dogs
do you have?
Is there anything what you specially appreciate on them? And do you
most popular dog among your breeding?
I have 2 male dogs and 3
female dogs. I do not make any differences among them.
9. When did you breed your
litter? Do you have any special breeding programm? How do you choose a
for your female dog?
My first litter I breeded on
10 February 1995. I wish my dogs had kind owners, it is the most
me than any other thing.
What would you wish to the
race on the turn of a new millennium?
I wish to the race
beautiful and healthy population.
1. Basset can not
enter the house.
2. Ok, basset can
enter the house but only to some rooms.
3. Basset can enter
any room but he can not lay down on a sofa.
4. Basset can lay
down just on an old sofa, but definitely
not on a new couch.
5. Ok, basset can lay
down on every sofas and couches in the house, but he can not lay down on the
6. Basset can lay
down on the bed but only if he is invited.
7. He can sleep in
the bed but not under a duvet.
8. Basset can sleep
under the duvet only if the owner permits it.
9. Basset can sleep
under the duvet whenever he wants.
10. Owner has to ask
basset for a permition if he can sleep under the duvet.
then the age comes and illnesses arm in arm with
it. When Champ was 7 years old,
small lumps appeared on various parts of his body. A vet found out that these
were wens and said it was not necessary to do anything with them unless they
did not change their size. About a year later the lumps started to grow and
namely quite fast. So I made an appointment with the vet and arranged a
surgery. Before the surgery the vet asked me if I have had a cancer analysis
done. I had no, I did not know I should have arranged it in advance. So he
treated the lumps as they were cancerous. Fortunately, because as the vet said
after the surgery, it was carcinoma sebaceon and this is said to be malignant about
in 20% of all cases. Afterward the lumps were sent to an analysis which proved
malignancy. Since the vet cut everything out, it has seemed to come right to
this day. After the surgery, when I brought Champ home, my husband and my son
were shocked and claimed Champ could not survey this. He had 96 stitches on his
body. After my friend looked at photos of Champ she called him ‘Slávista’ (as a member of the
football team Slavia Prague which has sewn dresses) since he was so sewn. And
we still use this nickname.
As you can see, he was really sewn. But the
prediction of my guys was not proved true. The second day after the surgery
Champ started to roar – because he was hungry. And he vehemently demanded
supplementation of feeding amounts that I did him out of as a part of a pre-operative diet. He also had to wear a
plastic collar in order to prevent him from pulling out the stitches. As soon
as I set him the collar he took offence, stopped communicating and even refused
to walk. He put his head into a corner like an ostrich and gaped. Finally I had
to put him on an old T-shirt and he was satisfied. It is interesting that the
shaven spots grew over with a different structure of fur, slightly shorter and
more callow. Therefore you can recognize where he was shaven to this day and he
deserves the nickname ‘Slávista’.
Last year before Christmas Champ had
another surgery. He started to feel sick and it looked like mongrel twist. He
was flatulent but not too much, he had pains but not too big and he could
neither eat nor drink. Even the vet said it was strange. He took him into his
surgery, put a hose into his stomach and let the air blow out. Then the vet let
me have Champ back and said that it had probably been an inclination to twist
but the stomach did not move round. And I was said to keep a watch of him. So I
took leave, the very next day it was quite O.K. but then in the early morning
it began. Chump started to moan and he had obviously a pain. And he was a
little bit flatulent again. So I called the vet again, he came, palpated his
abdomen and submitted he had no idea about what the problem could be. I did not
want Champ to stay at home because I did not know what to do with him. I was
pretty nervous. So the vet brought Champ with him and in the morning he
operated him with his colleague. Champ`s stomach was burst and all the contents spilled into the abdominal
cavity. The assistant said it was worthless to
operate Champ and he wanted only to narcotize him. They called me up so I said
them to try to rescue him. The surgery was successful, Champ is a great
champion. He was shortened about a third of his stomach but he won.
Then the vet said that if a human stomach
burst the doctor cannot even touch it because the patient would climb up to the
sailing with pain. If a stomach of a dog burst the dog is trying to bite the
hand of the vet while he is checking-up him. Champ was calm and bore the
palpation, he only slightly turned aside and it was obvious that it was painful
for him. Champ had troubles with kidneys after the surgery, however, these were
cured thanks to homeopathy and drops.
Champ has to get veal granule with rice.
About half a year later he started to break up and to ebb. Despite of this he
ate with a great appetite. So I sadly said to myself that the cancer appeared
again and that it was victimizing him. One day I had a look on values on a bag
with special granules for Champ and I found out that it contained almost no
fats and proteins. I mixed half-and-half these granules with other granules for
very active canine and one month later Champ looked decent already. He had
suffered from hunger, not from any disease.
Well, to go through a surgery every single
year and in order to not get out of practise, a protuberance appeared on Kassina`s teat. It was not too big but I
went to the vet to let him have a look at it. On that occasion the vet listened
to her pulsation and said she
had a bad cardiac murmur and she would not survive the
surgery. I was surprised because she had absolutely no symptoms. The vet
forbade move, only in a garden, no long walks. And he gave Kassina medicaments
against cardiac problems. But the prohibition of move could not be respected.
When I left Kassina at home she was roaring so loudly that my neighbours would
soon pelt me to death. So she further went on going with us without having any
problem. In spring when Kassina was in heat the cyst started to grow form day
to day so enormously that a week later she was pulling the protuberance on a
ground. So we landed at the vet again, he listened to her heard again and said
that the surgery would be a problem because the heard would not be able to go
on. But Kassina could not walk with such a cyst. If the cyst had burst she
would bleed to death on the spot. So we decided to pack it in despite of the result
of the surgery. Well, Kassina sneezed at heart murmurs and she came through it
at ease. The vet even relished that the surgery went so right. Today she is a
half-beauty, she was got rid of one of her teats so she still has the other
one, but she sneezes at trappings. And she runs in the whole garden even after
walks as a juvenile dog. Unfortunately the cyst was malignant, too. According
to a prognosis there is only 40% chance of survival. Although it is a short
time, though, Kassina really sneezes both at problems with her heart and at
cancer. I hope she will be able to go on with this resolution.