Spectrum Basset Hounds are the pride and joy of Anne Testoni and Bjorn Zetterlund, Bolton, Massachusetts USA. We compete with our bassets in a wide range of canine sports including conformation dog shows, obedience & rally trials, agility trials, scent work, and pet therapy. When breeding a litter, all health testing recommended by the Basset Hound Club of America (BHCA) is completed and pedigrees are carefully evaluated in order to produce healthy, happy dogs that meet the standard of perfection as defined by BHCA and the AKC. Our dogs are first and foremost our pets and live with us in our home in central Massachusetts.
Puppy & Dog Availability … Winter 2020-2021
Thank you for visiting our new website. We have received many inquiries about puppies over the last year and would like to make some general information available to all who wish to add a basset hound to their family.
- We do not have any puppies at this time. If you live in New England, please contact the Pilgrim Basset Hound Club breeder referral coordinator, Karen Caron, to learn which responsible preservation breeders may have puppies or young adults available. We also recommend contacting the Basset Hound Club of America public education chair, Sue Smyth, for additional referrals.
- We do not have any adults available for adoption at this time.
- We plan to breed a litter later this winter as last summer’s breeding did not result in any puppies. Breeding is such an uncertain process, even with all of the care and expense we take to maximize the chances of success. Watch this site in the Spring of 2021 for news on whether the breeding was successful and if healthy puppies were born.
- We do not take deposits for puppies but if you fill out the contact form and mark to be put on the list we will send email once we finalize our plans.
- Note: if we have a successful breeding and produce healthy puppies, they are usually not available to go to new homes until they are at least 3 months old, possibly older. We want to be sure they start life in a stable environment and will be ready to adapt to life in a new home. It also takes at least 3 months and often 6 months before we know each puppy’s personality and potential as a conformation show dog or performance & companion events competitor.