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Diesel is also rated
 2nd Top Specialty Winner
 in the nation


Newest Champion



Bred and Co-Owned by Don & Pam Bullock

click on

to see photos of Pixie's
Woebgon relatives

April 28, 2014

GCH Tradewind's
Coral Reefer

GCH Woebegon's Dodge City

The granddaughter of Dazzler Van
is also a
second cousin
 to Diesel and Dexter


GCH Desiree Acres Snickers
pictured with
breeder judge
Patti Palmer


CH Desiree Acres   Saint Cecilia
Pictured with judge
 Lori Burch
and owner
Linda Pardee

Is our First

 has been rated

Number 7
Top Winning
Basset Hound
in the
United States!

GCHB. Desiree Acres Ichabod "Diesel"
He is also a 
click his pic to see more of his wins

 Specialty Judges:
Shiela Penske
Jacqueline Beare
Derek Storton
Wendy Bose
Debbie Ellrich
Lisa Warren
Birte Sheel

CH.Wobegon's Pixie Styx of Desiree Acres
Our Newest

 has continued her winning ways,
 taking numerous
 Best of Breed Owner Handled
Hound Group Placements
On her way to her champiohship she was awarded 

GSDBHC  Specialty
Best of Winners
for a
5 Point Major


Jacqueline Beare


Puppy Sweepstakes
Best of Opposite Sex 
at the
Basset Hound Club of America National Specialty Show


Penny Fredrickson
BUT ~  it is always about the "youngsters"
These "Cougers" can still Strut Their Stuff!
6 year old litter mates Sinckers and Phoebe dominate
So. California's Veterans Sweepstakes, taking top honors at the
BHCSC and GSDBHC Specialties
Watch this site for updates on Diesel, Pixie, Snickers, Phoebe and all the
Desiree Acres Hounds

The Desiree Acres Gallery of Champions
Click on each Champion's photo to see their accomplishments in the Show Ring
Our most recent Champions are listed First~


The Desiree Acres
Gallery of PAST Champions
click on  "Past Hounds" to see more about these beloved hounds who started it all

And Our
Obedience Stars

 "The Tonka Toy Boys"

Three Littermates - All 3 Champions
All 3 Specialty Winners
All 3 Multiple Best of Breed Winners
Always Owner Handled
Diesel & Dexter finished exclusively from the
Bred By Exhibitor Class
Dozer handled exclusively by Owner Judy Mack
Born: September 30, 2010
Sire: GCH. Diplomat Van Hollandheim
Dam: Desiree Acres Razberi Zinger

Desiree Acres Ichabod (Diesel) 

To date
Diesel has 6 Specialty wins
 in the Classes
as a Special
 and now as a Veteran

Diesel also has been awarded numerous
Specialty Best of Opposite, Select &
Award of Merit 

As well as multiple All Breed Best of Breeds
and Group Placements

 Specialty Wins at the GSDBHC
fron the Classes and as a Veteran
What a nice way to celebrate Rons Birthday
 in 2012 and 2017!

Finished his championship with
4 Majors
2 Specialty Wins 

ALL  from the 
Bred By Exhibitor Class
Breeder Owner Handled by Ron & Mary

A truly memorable day for
Desiree Acres
Littermate Dozer finished his
Grand Championship

on the
same day!
But Thats Not All  ~ ~ ~ ~ ~                  

We know anything can happen
in Southern California competition

During the judging of the bred by exhibitor class a gopher ran into the ring and Diesel grabbed it. Ron quickly got the gopher out of Diesel's mouth and tossed it out of the ring. The gopher, being a competitive sort, ran back into the ring where Diesel grabbed it AGAINRon again rescued the gopher from Diesel's mouth -- and went on to  win the class AND the major to finish his championship! Later that day Diesel was also awarded 1st Place in the Bred By Exhibitor Hound Group
Everyone at ringside agreed that Diesel should have also been awarded an Honorary Gopher Hunt Title!

Diesel's Show Record:

BEST OF WINNERS- The Hound Classic
 - major win / breeder Judge Alan Meese (pictured)
BEST OF WINNERS- -BHCA Regional Specialty
- major win / breeder Judge Birte Scheel
San Diego Basset Hound Club -
-Major win ~ on Ron's Birthday!
WINNERS DOG/ 1st in the BBX Hound Group ~
To Finish with his 4th MAJOR

As a GRAND CHAMPION, he has taken multiple Best of Breed honors, and has been rated in the
Top 10 Winning Bassets of 2013 AND 2015

Once Diesel demonstrated a natural ability to hunt, Ron started working him in the field. They are having a FANTASTIC time, scoring 8s and 9s in all but one category at their very first Hunt Test        

 GRAND CHAMPION Desiree Acres Dozer


not only finished his GRAND in 2012
He was consistantly rated in the

#10 Top Winning
Basset Hounds for 2012!

(ShowSight All-Breed System)

 This dynamic young hound also finished with
 4 Majors, including BEST OF WINNERS at the Basset Hound Club of So. California Specialty,

and BEST of BREED and
at the Hound Classic

Dozer's Win Record:
WD/BOW - 3 point Major South Bay KC
WD/BOW - 3 point Major -San Fernanto KC
WD/BOW - 4 point Major Orange Empire
WD/BOW - 5 point Major -BHCSC to finish 
Dozer currently has been awarded
19 Best of Breed and Select wins
He continues to work towards his Bronze Grand title  -- ALWAYS handled by owner Judy Mack    
CHAMPION Desiree Acres Dexter
As a youngster, Dexter
was awarded Best in Match
at the All Breed Channel Cities event and
Best in Sweepstakes

at the BHCSC specialty

His wins also include Best of Breed
from the classes for a Major
   and Winners Dog at the GSDBHC Specialty

He finished exclusively from the
Bred By Exhibitor Class
and continued winning as a special
(even while competing with
brothers Diesel and Dozer)

Always a bit of a clown, Dexter is an
absolute sweetheart.
He and Diesel
live together here at
Desiree Acres
But enough of this "Boys Club" ~ Let's not forget our Beautiful Girls
CHAMPION Wobegons Pixie Styx of Desiree Acres 


This beautiful girl continues her Winning Ways
including a Specialty Select for a 5 point major!

She had been awarded Best in Puppy Sweepstakes
the year before at this same show

She now needs only 4 points to finish her
 Grand Championship


We purchased Pixie
 at the age of 5 months from our friends
  Don & Pam Bullock
Woebgon Bassets
click on
to see photos of Pixie's Woebgon relatives

We were not a surprised
that Pixie instantly became part of

the Desiree Acres pack

What was a surprise is
that she instantly made
 a BIG impression
on the judges!

She entered her first show at the
age of 9 months
January to May
  she accumulated
the following record:

Best in Puppy Sweeps
Puppy Hound Group 3

(her very first show)
Inland Empire
Hound Club

Best in Match
1st in Puppy Hound Group
Best Owner Handled
Best of Winners
Winterfest Weekend
Best of Winners
Kitty Steidel

Best in

Puppy Sweepstakes
BHCSC Specialty
What does the future hold for Miss Pixie? MOTHERHOOD! ~ Watch this site for Updates!! 
GRAND CHAMPION Desiree Acres Snickers
In 2009 The AKC made it possible for dogs to compete for Grand Champion Titles
 in 2011 SNICKERS becomes
Desiree Acre's
First Grand Champion!

~It could not have happened
to a sweeter girl~

And this was after continuing a family tradition of finishing with
Multiple Specialty Wins!!

2010 Basset Hound Club of So. California (BHCSC)
             - WB for a 4 point Major
judge Malcolm Elllrich
 2011 Greater San Diego Basset Hound Club (GSDBHC)
                  - WB for a 4 point Major
 judge Bill Shelton (pictured)

ALWAYS breeder-Owner-Handled by Mary

Known from birth as "The Face" Miss Snickers is our full time house dog and commander of the couch

Finished completely from the Bred by Exhibitor class,
as a special this little lady has a Best of Breed and multiplel Best Opposite and Major Select Wins.

CHAMPION Desiree Acres Saint Cecilia "Phoebe"


finished her championship with

3 majors

AND recently won back to back majors towards her Grand Championship

Co-owned by Linda Pardee
This flashy girl is a littermate to Snickers
and a half sister to The Tonka Toy Boys

Handled to her championship by
Mary and Linda, this little" live wire"
is now taking Owner/Handler Linda
around the Specials ring

1 year old Snickers says:

BUT . . .  don't get too cocky now -- you know I will be right behind you"

Desiree Acres Snickers

placed in both her Sweepstakes and regular classes
at the BHCA Nationals in Washington state.
She recently took back to back 4 point major reserves
Phoebe says:


Desiree Acres Saint Cecilia
Winners Bitch/Best Opposite for 4 point major
--age 1 year and 1 month

whelped October 22, 2008, sired by Ch. Helix Lincoln of Rebelglen out of Desiree Acres Razberi Zinger
2008  Pups
for more photos of Snickers, Phoebe & the Sweetness & LIght Pack
2010 Pups
          for  photos of theTonka Toy Boys

Mamma Zinger
is now a BHCSC Register of Merit!
Click on her photo
to see her 5 Champion Offspring:
Diesel, Dozer, Dexter, Snickers & Phoebe
Desiree Acres Razberi Zinger, Register Of Merit
2008-2010 Show Wins
GRAND CHAMPION Diplomat Van Hollandheim "Zeke"
"Zeke" is pictured
finishing his championship by going

Winners Dog and Best of Winners
at the Basset Hound Club
of Southern California (BHCSC) Specialty

Judge Mr. Malcolm Ellrich of England
Zeke defeated a total of 35 dogs for this win 
Zeke finished with total of 3 majors
(two 4 points & one 3 point)
all in ultra tough So. California competition,
AND all before the age of 15 months
by Ch Ion Ion De Ianca
X Ch Common Sense V. Hollandheim
Zeke is owned by Steve & Jeffie Casey
and Ron & Mary Lukins

 2010 started with a BANG ~ Phoebe and Zeke win 6 SHOWS in 4 WEEKS! 
Diplomat Van Hollandheim (Zeke)
age 12 months
Desiree Acres Saint Cecilia (Phoebe)
age 14 months

Ch. Ion Ion De Ianca X Ch. Common Sense V. Hollandheim

Ch Helix Lincoln of Rebleglen X Desiree Acres Razberi Zinger
                      January 22, WD 1 point - Simi Valley
                      January 23, WD 1 point - San Fernando
                      January 24, WD 1 point - Ventura
                      January 31 WD/BOW   - Orange Empire
                      for a 3 point major --24 dogs in competition
                      This gave Zeke  11 points, with 2 majors
                      Age: 12 months -- Handled by Mary
                     Owned by Jeffie Casey and Ron and Mary Lukins
January 11, WB/BOW  - Palm Springs
for a 4 point major -- 42  dogs in competition
January 30, WB/BOS  - Orange Empire
         over 2 specials for a 3 point major --
          18 dogs in competition
This gave Phoebe 11 points, with 3 majors
Age: 15 months -- Handled by Mary and co-owner Linda
Owned by Clark & Linda Pardee & Ron and Mary
CHAMPION Swede Sun's Qarla "Qarlie"
 THE FIRST "SWEDE SUN" basset to become an 
American Champion!!

came to us from Sweden at the age of 3 months ~

first basset ever imported to the United States from the
 world famous
Swede Sun Kennels

She finished her championship with
 Two Specialty Wins before the age of 2~

of her wins were in ultra-tough
Southern California competition (it takes 14 bitches for a
3 point major), 
always handled by Mary

Qarlie is co-owned by Steve and Jeffie Casey  

We  Call her  "Qarlie"  (pronounced  Car-lee)
or just  "The Divine Miss  Q"
Qarlie's Show Record:

WB/BOW -- 4 point major

-- Greater San Diego Basset Hound Club
(from the 6-9 puppy class)
WB/BOW -- 5 point major
 -- Basset Hound Club of So. California
WB/BOW/BOS -3 point major
     -- Angels Canyon Dog Club
WB/BOS - 2 points
                         -- Ventura Kennel Club
WB/BOW/BOS- 2 points
           -- to finish Pasadena Kennel Club

Wh. 9/14/2007 
Swede Sun's Nigel X Tina Turner V Grunsven

Swede Sun's Qarla "Qarlie"
 Best of Winners for a 5 Point Major
at the 2009 BHCSC Specialty, 
defeating 50 bassets!!

judge Siegfried Peter from Germany
and handler Mary

"Little Swedish Girl"

began her show career by taking
BEST OF WINNERS for a 4 Point Major
from the 6-9 puppy class at the
Greater San Diego Basset Hound Specialty shows

pictured with judge Linda Craft, handler Mary
co-owners Jeffie and Steve Casey

Click  "
EuroDogs" for additional photos of
 Zeke, Qarlie and Ziggy

2003-2007 Show Wins
CHAMPION Desiree Acres Foster
In His Younger Days . . .
Foster finished his championship at 10 months of age by going WD/BOS at the BHCSC Specialty over an entry of 68
He finished with
two 5 point Majors and one 4 point major
 all from the BBX class
~ always handled by Mary

went on to win multiple Best of Breed,
Best Opposite
& Sweepstakes wins, and in 2005 was rated
#6 Top Winning Basset

 #1 Specialty Winner

In 2005 Foster was awarded BEST IN SHOW at the
Valle Del Sol Basset Hound Club
and The Basset Hound Club of Southern California Specialties

Shown Finishing at 10 months of age
  judge Nigel Luxor Bell of England
In the group at the
Hound Classic
Best of Breed BHCSC - Judge
Jose DeMello
of Portugal
Group 4 at Pasadena KC -   
on Mary's birthday!!
 . . . and As a Grand Old Man

Ch. Desiree Acres Foster
and his littermates
Ch. Desiree Acres Scout & 
Ch. Desiree Acres Sunbeamer

Dominate in the
Veterans Classes at the BHCSC! 

Foster is pictured at the age of 8 winning
Best in Veteran's Sweepstakes
under judge
Diana Melbourne of England

Old Dogs Rule!

Foster, Scout
& Sunny

pictured at 8 years old ~

NOTHING could slow these littermates down~

Scout and Sunny
each take first place in two of the
largest classes in the competition!!!

Sunny is owned by Walt and Vickie Ross --
she is pictured with owner/handler by Vickie

            Mary and Phoebe                 Ron with Qarlie          Sunny & Vickie Ross    Snickers in the Winners class

Foster in his Veterans Class - pictured at 9 years old!           Zeke and littermate Lucy, shown by Jeffie Casey
touched the hearts
 of basset lovers around the world
We have dedicated a page to this wonderful hound
We will never forget our glorious boy

2001-2002 Show Wins
Foster wasn't the only member of his incredible litter who was successful in
the show ring
-- our competitors
refer to us as the "Red Menace"!
All 4 littermates finished before the age of 18 months, all handled by Mary

CHAMPION Desiree Acres Scout

Scout finished  with a
5 point Specialty win of her own
(over an entry of 30 from the puppy class)
as well as a SECOND 5 point major
under  Enrique Fillippini from Argentina
Scout is pictured finishing  at the age of 14 months
with judge C. Herendeen
and co/breeder Ron

We lost our beautiful girl at the age of 12
She is now reunited with Foster, Minnie, Maddie and Dash
at the Rainbow Bridge

CHAMPION Desiree Acres Sunbeamer

finished just 12 days after Scout,
with 3 majors (including a 4 point major
Best of Breed and Best of Opposite Sex wins

She is pictured finishing with
(left to right)
Judge B. Stenmark
co-breeders Ron and Mary (handling)
and owners Vickie and Walt Ross

CHAMPION Desiree Acres Minnie Me
Minnie finished with
 Two 5 point major specialty wins!!!

Minnie is shown winning Best of Winners over 48 bassets at the Basset Hound Club of So. Cal Specialty
Not only was this the wettest day in California that year,
but it was

She finished with another
Best of Winners at
the Valle Del Sol BHC Specialty

Our purfectly lovely lady joined her littermates at the
Rainbow Bridge at the age of 12
She will be forever missed by us and by Sherry & Joe

AND don't forget our First EuroDog~
 CHAMPION English Rose V Hollandheim (Ziggy)        
We have long admired
Carla Gerber's Hollandheim

dogs in Holland, having fallen in love 
top producing bitch Ch. Karipat Ziggi Zig

In 2002 a dream became a reality when we were able to import one of her beautiful daughters
We call our girl "Ziggy" in honor of her mother

Exclusively handled by Mary, Ziggy is the dam of
Desiree Acres Razberi Zinger

We lost our darling Ziggy at the age of 10 1/2
We  are forever in her debt for what she brought to Desiree Acres

Click EuroDog About Us  and Foster's Page for additional  photos Ziggy, Foster and his Littermates

Desiree Acres Bassets Breeder Owner Handled . . .  . . . . . . . . . Always

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