Welcome to Corkey Kennels, home of European and American champion bloodlines
and AKC registered basset hounds. We are located in the southwest part of the state of Virginia, in the Blue Ridge Mts. Our
hounds come from some of the finest top European Champion lines, such as Moravia Bray, z Polany Klapouchego, Turguesa-Playa,
Van Grunsven, Swede Sun, and Von Hollandhiem, along with American Champion lines, such as Von Skauton, owned by wonderful
people who offered us 2 of their champions and then did stud service for us, we also have Chasen and
Gatesville lines. And recently we were offered another European champion from Solvakia. By breeding the European Basset Hounds
to one select line of American Basset hounds we see very impressive qualities. We now have mostly all Euro lines with
a one very small Champion line of American blood that posses qualities when bred to the Euro lines produces pups of equal
porportion all around.
We have recently entered the show ring and have been very encouraged with an excitement of continuing
to champion our future pups.
We own 12 bassets, three of whom are now “retired” here with us and we
have been breeding only bassets for 21 years. We do not part with our old hounds, they stay
here. Our dogs have wonderful temperaments with such funny personalities, and are our source of constant entertainment. I
post lots of pictures and movie clips here on our site because I LOVE being with my dogs and a camera and I think it is important
to post current videos and pictures of the dogs so that people can see them up to date. I love spending time with them
and catching them on film so you can see the quality, temperament, and happiness of them all.
We have devoted much time and
effort over the years to develop quality, healthy dogs. In doing so we have learned so much but in that we always realize
how much more there is to learn. All of our bassets are part of our family and are beloved pets living in a loving environment.
They all come from generations of champions. Some of our bassets have been imported from Europe, after we did extensive research
to find the show kennels whose dogs have some of the finest lines and comply with the characteristics of the breed. Like
an addiction though, my eyes are always searching for that perfect hound and that perfect pup and so pairing up differnt males
and females is always so exciting in the anticapation of the coming pups and hoping to select one for further perfection.
I am a stay at home mom, devoting my time to a breed that I have loved for years with a passion to breed. Now that
my children are older I can put much more time into our hounds. I do have MS, but our bassets are my daily therapy and they
keep me moving, which can be hard on some days. They are a purpose of pushing forward and allow me to spend time doing
what I really really love to do. I also have the wonderful benefit of Dan's job, which allows him to be here often. He has
helped me so much and we are a team in every way.
Our home and kennel are nestled on ten acers of land in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mtns.
Our hounds run on a full acre of fenced in woods during most of the day time (check out the posted videos to get an idea of
the area) and are then in their runs at night. The runs are graveled and sanded, measure 5ft wide and 20ft long and are connected
to a very nice, insulated kennel building (that Dan built for us) and is heated in the winter.
We are hobby
breeders of only Basset Hounds and breed only the best of lines for puppies to show, breed and be loving pets. We do NOT sell to pet stores or puppy mills. We do not advertise with on line puppy
sale sites such as Puppy Surfer, Puppy Companion, who stole our info which is also out dated and we cannot get them to remove
it. We have only a few litters a year. Our puppies are born, raised and weaned inside our home, not outside in a kennel
building. The babies stay indoors with us under constant care and watch until they go home with you. They are treated regularly
for all worms, giardia, coccidia and we spoil them plenty! We let our puppies leave at the age of 9 weeks old. Our puppies
are sold with limited AKC for pets and a full AKC agreement for show homes. Our pups are all AKC registered, micro chipped,
vet checked, up to date on all shots and wormings. Each puppy is guaranteed for two years on genetics.
We welcome visitors, especially
if you are considering adding one of our pups to your family. You are welcome to come and visit our dogs as many other people
have done over the years. In fact, we strongly encourage you to visit any breeder's premises before purchasing a puppy and
if they say 'no' that should be a warning sign. We also have many people
who have Corkey bassets who have offered to be references and are willing to speak or email with people considering the purchase
of a Corkey basset. We are just as curious about your family and the home you can provide for one of our pups and we
will ask lots of questions as well. We have the right to refuse any home that we feel uncomfortable about and have done so
in the past. Our goal is to provide top quality pups to families that love them as much as we do. We are always
available to assist you with your hound for it's life time. We welcome pictures and updates throughout the life of your hound
and we have made so many wonderful friends all over the country over the years.
God has given us the privilege of being
able to be stewards over these wonderful animals and with that comes much responsibility, which we take very seriously. If
you are interested in owning a high quality, beautiful basset, for a lifetime companion, give us a call. We are located in
Virginia. For more info. contact us by clicking on the email link below, or call 540-838-1279
every animal of the forest is mine,and the cattle on a thousand hills. I know every bird in the mountains, and the creatures
of the field are mine" Psalm 50:10