Testimonials

  • Bob Matthews Elgin, IL


    If you are looking to upgrade your life to one with the world’s most whimsical, stubborn, clever as a fox, loyal and true companions then you’re looking for a Basset Hound. And if you’re looking for a Basset Hound then go no further than here, Stud Hound Bassets! You have happened across the very best of the best, no need to go beyond! I first met Dondi Polzin, the caretaker of these wonderful hounds, 6 years ago when I myself was questing for a Basset Hound. And sense then it has grown from a love of the breed to a friendship and family that will last forever. When you get the privilege of adopting one of her carefully and lovingly raised pups, you not only get a great companion, but become a member of an ever growing Stud Hound Basset Family. I think I have 50+ people on FB that are all Stud Hound Basset friends, and most of us have more than one! Dondi not only raises and loves her charges, but she is with you, as needed or desired, for the life of our friends and beyond. You will never ever meet a more fiercely devoted person to animals-ever! And her love does not stop at Bassets, although they are her core, ask her about horses some time! There is no finer a person, full of character and love than Dondi, and this is 100% reflected in the Bassets in her charge! There is nothing better in the world than going to her house and being mauled by 12 to 25 hounds, pups and adults alike!! If you would like, ask Dondi for my contact info and I will provide you with a personal recommendation, invite you over to meet my two girls and answer any questions for you


    If you are looking to upgrade your life to one with the world’s most whimsical, stubborn, clever as a fox, loyal and true companions then you’re looking for a Basset Hound. And if you’re looking for a Basset Hound then go no further than here, Stud Hound Bassets! You have happened across the very best of the best, no need to go beyond! I first met Dondi Polzin, the caretaker of these wonderful hounds, 6 years ago when I myself was questing for a Basset Hound. And sense then it has grown from a love of the breed to a friendship and family that will last forever. When you get the privilege of adopting one of her carefully and lovingly raised pups, you not only get a great companion, but become a member of an ever growing Stud Hound Basset Family. I think I have 50+ people on FB that are all Stud Hound Basset friends, and most of us have more than one! Dondi not only raises and loves her charges, but she is with you, as needed or desired, for the life of our friends and beyond. You will never ever meet a more fiercely devoted person to animals-ever! And her love does not stop at Bassets, although they are her core, ask her about horses some time! There is no finer a person, full of character and love than Dondi, and this is 100% reflected in the Bassets in her charge! There is nothing better in the world than going to her house and being mauled by 12 to 25 hounds, pups and adults alike!! If you would like, ask Dondi for my contact info and I will provide you with a personal recommendation, invite you over to meet my two girls and answer any questions for you

  • Brady May - Brazo Valley Bassets College Station, TX

    " I have personally been to Dondi's Stud Hound Bassets and was very impressed! Everything is nice and clean and well maintained. I have never seen older dogs that looked as young as hers, which should be a testament to the amount of time and energy she puts into keeping them healthy. Her dogs were very well cared for in every way and were very well behaved! I would recommend one of Dondi's puppy's to anyone that's looking for a Basset Hound."
    " I have personally been to Dondi's Stud Hound Bassets and was very impressed! Everything is nice and clean and well maintained. I have never seen older dogs that looked as young as hers, which should be a testament to the amount of time and energy she puts into keeping them healthy. Her dogs were very well cared for in every way and were very well behaved! I would recommend one of Dondi's puppy's to anyone that's looking for a Basset Hound."
  • Lucas Guetschow Rockford, IL

    " How could you go wrong? Stud Hound Bassets is a wonderful company filled with dedication, love, and hard work. Everyone at SHB gets plenty of socialization time and extra doses of love every day until they go to their new family. My family owns two wonderful bassets that come from the strong SHB lines, they have great personalities and amazing temperament. They are more than pets, they are family! If you ever have any questions or concerns, don’t just take it from SHB, find out from the constantly growing SHB family."

    " How could you go wrong? Stud Hound Bassets is a wonderful company filled with dedication, love, and hard work. Everyone at SHB gets plenty of socialization time and extra doses of love every day until they go to their new family. My family owns two wonderful bassets that come from the strong SHB lines, they have great personalities and amazing temperament. They are more than pets, they are family! If you ever have any questions or concerns, don’t just take it from SHB, find out from the constantly growing SHB family."

  • Christine Gilbert Bettendorf IA

    Stud Hound Bassets and Dondi Polzin have literally changed my life. I know that sounds completely cliche but it is the reality and my reason for writing this to share with you. Our journey started in December of 2011 and finding our first FURever basset, Witten, and the Stud Hound family.


    I had been wanting a Basset Hound. (for reasons unknown to me at the time) I had never owned one, nor really knew anyone that owned one. But Christmas was fast approaching and my husband asked me what I wanted and I excitedly proclaimed, "a basset hound puppy!" "WHAT?!", he quizzically responded...."what on earth for?!" Then he very logically reminded me how busy we are, how we don't have enough time to spend with a puppy, who is going to watch said puppy while we are at work....who will potty-train this puppy....can we afford another dog.....blah, blah, blah....I am sure many can relate to this conversation. "I don't know....I just 'feel' like we need one in our lives," was my response. (Insert husband's eye roll here!)


    But that made me ponder the question, "WHY did I want one so badly?" Maybe it was those soulful eyes....or maybe that LONG body....or their cute, short little legs....those adorable faces....or the wrinkled bodies with all that extra skin....! BUT there is that ONE thing that stands out and seems to attract everyone....it was THOSE EARS!....those long, majestic, 'wanna wrap yourself up in those' warm and wonderful ears!....YES, that MUST be what it was....it was those ears!!! (Little did I know at that time that is NOT what it was). So, my kind, wonderful, giving, and loving husband did what all kind, wonderful, giving, and loving husbands do and said, "Ok, but I am NOT doing any of the potty-training OR picking up the dog poop," and we started our search. BUT the search was not an easy one and most breeders were from nowhere remotely close to us. Further disappointing were the disheartening things we discovered when researching breeders, shelters, and rescue shelters and my heart had an empty hole.


    Then one night while spending a very unproductive evening on Facebook, I found Dondi and she had basset hound puppies! With so much excitement and hope in my heart we reached out to her and set up a time to come meet her pack. But little did we know how this extraordinary woman, her pure love for this breed, and her basset hound pack would soon redefine our lives....forever.


    We fell in love the minute we entered her home on a cold, December night in 2011. Not only with the bouncing, playful puppies but with Dondi, her daughter Eden, and all the basset hounds surrounding us. This night, this family, and choosing our first basset pup (Witten) changed our lives forever. Dondi did not "sell" us a puppy for a simple sale transaction. She CHOSE us to become basset parents to one of her own. She trusted us to take home and raise this puppy she loved with her whole heart and soul. And the best part of it all, she allowed us to enter into her FAMILY because when you are CHOSEN to adopt one of Dondi's beloved basset pups, you are part of a miraculous family better known as the 'Stud Hound Bassets'. A circle of family who stays connected all because this woman chose us to take and raise these unbelievable hounds that transform lives into so much more, COMMUNITY.


    If you are looking for a simple sale transaction to acquire a new pup with no questions asked and no future connection then you better keep looking because that is not what this site is all about. If you are looking for someone to teach you, support you, mentor you, and become a lifelong friend, who in turn, adds you into a mix of some of the best people (and hounds!) you will ever meet then THIS site IS for you!


    I meant it when I said that Dondi and her basset hounds have literally changed our lives. We now have 3 bassets and we are not done yet! This breed has captured our hearts, and we will continue to grow our pack as we continue to gain more land and house to home them. Dondi has spent much of her life to create the best bloodlines of basset hounds which assures you the best of this already awesome breed. They will make you live more, laugh harder, and love deeper. And even though I thought I wanted one because of those soulful eyes, ....or that long body, ....their cute, short little legs, ....adorable faces, ....or the wrinkled bodies with all that extra skin, ....or those long majestic 'wanna wrap yourself up in those' warm and wonderful ears, it REALLY was because once you have one enter your life, you realize what LIFE is really all about. And you find yourself finding joy in all of the simple pleasures in life....and you live MORE, you laugh HARDER, and you love DEEPER then you ever have before.❤️💛💚💙💜


    All because you meet this EXTRAORDINARY woman, who CHOOSES you, and BLESSES your life with a Stud Hound Basset.❤️(or two!...or three!....or more!)


    Dana & Christine


    & the Gilbert Pack


    Thanks Dondi

    Stud Hound Bassets and Dondi Polzin have literally changed my life. I know that sounds completely cliche but it is the reality and my reason for writing this to share with you. Our journey started in December of 2011 and finding our first FURever basset, Witten, and the Stud Hound family.


    I had been wanting a Basset Hound. (for reasons unknown to me at the time) I had never owned one, nor really knew anyone that owned one. But Christmas was fast approaching and my husband asked me what I wanted and I excitedly proclaimed, "a basset hound puppy!" "WHAT?!", he quizzically responded...."what on earth for?!" Then he very logically reminded me how busy we are, how we don't have enough time to spend with a puppy, who is going to watch said puppy while we are at work....who will potty-train this puppy....can we afford another dog.....blah, blah, blah....I am sure many can relate to this conversation. "I don't know....I just 'feel' like we need one in our lives," was my response. (Insert husband's eye roll here!)


    But that made me ponder the question, "WHY did I want one so badly?" Maybe it was those soulful eyes....or maybe that LONG body....or their cute, short little legs....those adorable faces....or the wrinkled bodies with all that extra skin....! BUT there is that ONE thing that stands out and seems to attract everyone....it was THOSE EARS!....those long, majestic, 'wanna wrap yourself up in those' warm and wonderful ears!....YES, that MUST be what it was....it was those ears!!! (Little did I know at that time that is NOT what it was). So, my kind, wonderful, giving, and loving husband did what all kind, wonderful, giving, and loving husbands do and said, "Ok, but I am NOT doing any of the potty-training OR picking up the dog poop," and we started our search. BUT the search was not an easy one and most breeders were from nowhere remotely close to us. Further disappointing were the disheartening things we discovered when researching breeders, shelters, and rescue shelters and my heart had an empty hole.


    Then one night while spending a very unproductive evening on Facebook, I found Dondi and she had basset hound puppies! With so much excitement and hope in my heart we reached out to her and set up a time to come meet her pack. But little did we know how this extraordinary woman, her pure love for this breed, and her basset hound pack would soon redefine our lives....forever.


    We fell in love the minute we entered her home on a cold, December night in 2011. Not only with the bouncing, playful puppies but with Dondi, her daughter Eden, and all the basset hounds surrounding us. This night, this family, and choosing our first basset pup (Witten) changed our lives forever. Dondi did not "sell" us a puppy for a simple sale transaction. She CHOSE us to become basset parents to one of her own. She trusted us to take home and raise this puppy she loved with her whole heart and soul. And the best part of it all, she allowed us to enter into her FAMILY because when you are CHOSEN to adopt one of Dondi's beloved basset pups, you are part of a miraculous family better known as the 'Stud Hound Bassets'. A circle of family who stays connected all because this woman chose us to take and raise these unbelievable hounds that transform lives into so much more, COMMUNITY.


    If you are looking for a simple sale transaction to acquire a new pup with no questions asked and no future connection then you better keep looking because that is not what this site is all about. If you are looking for someone to teach you, support you, mentor you, and become a lifelong friend, who in turn, adds you into a mix of some of the best people (and hounds!) you will ever meet then THIS site IS for you!


    I meant it when I said that Dondi and her basset hounds have literally changed our lives. We now have 3 bassets and we are not done yet! This breed has captured our hearts, and we will continue to grow our pack as we continue to gain more land and house to home them. Dondi has spent much of her life to create the best bloodlines of basset hounds which assures you the best of this already awesome breed. They will make you live more, laugh harder, and love deeper. And even though I thought I wanted one because of those soulful eyes, ....or that long body, ....their cute, short little legs, ....adorable faces, ....or the wrinkled bodies with all that extra skin, ....or those long majestic 'wanna wrap yourself up in those' warm and wonderful ears, it REALLY was because once you have one enter your life, you realize what LIFE is really all about. And you find yourself finding joy in all of the simple pleasures in life....and you live MORE, you laugh HARDER, and you love DEEPER then you ever have before.❤️💛💚💙💜


    All because you meet this EXTRAORDINARY woman, who CHOOSES you, and BLESSES your life with a Stud Hound Basset.❤️(or two!...or three!....or more!)


    Dana & Christine


    & the Gilbert Pack


    Thanks Dondi

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