Our
European Dogs







We began importing from bassets from Europe in 2002 as a way to bring
new blood into our line.  Many European breeders still prize hounds with size,
bone and wrinkle, which we see is lacking in many American bloodlines.

We met Carla Gerber of Hollandheim when she judged the 2001 BHCSC  Specialty and learned that she had a female available from her Norris X Ziggity Zig's  "E" litter.  This is how Ch. English Rose V. Hollandheim (Ziggy) became a true California Girl
and
the first European member of the Desiree Acres Pack

We have since gone into partnership with our friends Jeffie and Steve Casey to bring Ch. Swede Sun's Qarla, the first Swede Sun basset to America, as well as two Hollandheim  littermates, Diplomat Van Hollandheim and Dazzler Van Hollandheim
~ Our European hounds are pictured below, with our most recent imports listed first ~ 

Grand Ch. Diplomat Van Hollandheim "
Zeke"
Whelped 12/2009 Breeder: Carla Gerber Owners: Steve & Jeffie Casey Co-Owners: Ron & Mary Lukins
Imported from Carla Gerber, "Zeke" and his littermate "Lucy" arrived in the US  at the age of 3 months.  Zeke quickly finished his championship at 15 months of age with  3 majors, including WD/BOW at the BHCSC Specialty (See Show News)                      .

This handsome boy has it all -- type, bone, size
and temperament    -- all in a beautifully sound, well balanced package. And don't let his size fool you -- this boy can MOVE!
 ~ Zeke is also the sire of our 2010 litter ~
Click on  2010 Pups  for photos & updates of  "The Tonka Toy Boys"

"Zeke" and littermate "Lucy" as pups:



Pedigree of

Diplomat
&
Dazzler


 

 

Ebony Dominik

 

Ch. Morgan Dominik

       

 

Basic Instinct V Hollandheim

Ch. Ion Ion De Ianca

 

 

Ch. Norris V Hollandheim

 

Unica V. Hollandheim

 

 

Karipat Ziggy-Zig

 

 

Ch Sonny Olde Fashion Spumoni

 

Ch. Norris V. Hollandheim

 

 

Ch. Deborah V Hollandheim

Common Sense V. Hollandheim

 

 

Ch. Forrester V Hollandheim

 

Ch. Vogue V. Hollandheim

 

 

Ch. Haya V Hollandheim


Dazzler Van Hollandheim "
Lucy"
Whelped 12/2009 Breeder: Carla Gerber Owners: Steve & Jeffie Casey 


A littermate to Zeke, Lucy and her brother live with Steve and Jeffie. Bred to Ch. Bassbar's Club Cass, This lovely lady  produced 6 champions.

Lucy is also the grandmother or our newest girl, Pixie (Wobegon's Pixie Styx of Desiree Acres).



Ch. Swede Sun's Qarla "
Qarlie" (pronounced Car-lee)
Whelped 9/14/2007  Breeder: Paula Sunebring
Owners: Ron & Mary Lukins and Cecilia
We went into partnership with our friends Steve and Jeffie Casey to bring our second European to America, this time from Paula Sunebring's top winning Swede Sun kennel .

Qarlie is the first Swede Sun basset to come to America and the first to become an American Champion.
This little 3 month old bundle of energy came out of her crate at L. A. X. airport and  immediately decided that California was "her kind of town".

Qarlie finished in style with two Specialty wins-- see Show News   for additional photos








Pedigree of
Ch. Swede Sun's
Qarla


 

 

Ch. Happydream Del Caprifoglio

 

Ch. Swede Sun’s Adam

       

 

Ch. Swede Sun’s Alsa

Swede Sun’s Nigel

 

 

Ch. Swede Sun’s Konrad

 

Ch. Swede Sun’s Erika

 

 

Ulrica V Hollandheim

 

 

 

 

 

Ch. Happydream Del Caprifoglio

 

Ch. Twinkling Spencer Original Big bone

 

 

Dorothy Del Caprifoglio

Ch. Tina Turner V Grunsven

 

 

Ch. Balmacara Baxter

 

Orange Tulip V Grunsven

 

 

Ch. Dynamic Daisy V Grunsven



Ch. English Rose V. Hollandheim "
Ziggy"
Whelped March 13, 2002  Breeder: Carla Gerber Owners: Ron and Mary Lukins
Bred from the Norris X Ziggity Zig "E" litter, Ziggy was 5 months old when she arrived in the United States. After a  24 hour flight it took her about 1/2 hours to become a part of the Desiree Acres Pack. That first night she snuggled up to pack leader Scout and they were been "best buds" their entire lives.
.
Ziggy easily finished her US championship in 2004, exclusively handled by Mary.
She also made a tremendous contribution
to our bloodlines ~ she is the  mother of Desiree Acres Razberi Zinger (sired by Ch. Desiree Acres Foster) and grandmother of our show stars GCh. Snickers, Ch. Saint Cecilia, GCh. Dozer, GCh. Diesel and Ch. Dexter.








Pedigree of
Ch English Rose V Hollandheim


 

 

Ch. Olde Fashion Neapolitan

 

Ch. Sonny Olde Fashion Spumoni

       

 

Gross Quiet Riot Venture

Ch. Norris V Hollandheim

 

 

Ch. Lonesome Lover V Hollandheim

 

Ch. Deborah V Hollandheim

 

 

Ch. Sensation V Hollandheim

 

 

 

 

 

Switherland Desert Orchid

 

Switherland Design

 

 

Switherland Designer Jeans

Ch. Karipat Zigity Zig

 

 

Bassbarr on Parade of Andyne

 

Karipat Mary Poppins

 

 

Karipat Lacy


We lost our darling and feisty Ziggy at the age of 10 1/2
 She will be forever missed -- we cannot begin to repay her for her contributions  to the Desiree Acres Pack

To see additional Show Photos of Ziggy, Qarlie and Diplomat, click on the "Show News" link












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