The history of bassets in Poland
|The history of bassets in Poland began many years
before Basset Club was formed.
It was 15th of April 1965, when first basset hound bitch was imported from
England by Mrs Kalina and Jan Poźniak. Bred by Ms Victoria Pilbrow, her
name was CORNELIA COUTIOUS.
She wasn't born in famous kennel, but in its origin she had the best
traditions of English bassets. She was daughter of an English-Champion
Fredwell Ideal and granddaughter of great Champion Freedwell Varon Vandal.
Fredwell Varon Vandal
Two years later in 1967 she was mated to the Austrian male
- HERMES Gurnemanz (Lindwurm du val Duchesse - Harstone Modesty). The
first Polish litter was born on February 25th, 1967 , consisted of 8
puppies, including: Interchampion MISTER UNIVERSUM, Champion MARTIN EDEN
and female MARKIZA. Both MARKIZA and MARTIN EDEN came to most pedigrees of
polish bassets. That was the beginning of first basset hound kennel
JAMNICZY DWÓR, from Moszna, small village in south-west Poland, most
famous for its notable castle and since that time also basset hounds.
|The next import was a male, BARTIE GERTIE of Bouchard (
Kitebrook ELOQUENT - Bassbar GERTRYDE OF REDICAP ), excellent in type,
heavy boned basset, bred in England by Ms. J. Francis. In 1971 mated to
CORNELIA he became a father of NUMA Jamniczy Dwór, which exported to Czech
Republic became Champion of Chec Republic and also
Tree bassets from Jamniczy Dwór kennel were a foundation for kennels in
Czech, Slovakia and Hungary.
BARTIE GERTIE of Bouchard
| In the year 1974 another kennel z Gangu Długich,
formed by Ms Barbara Larska from Olsztynek has started breeding bassets.
First bassets in "z Gangu Dlugich" kennel were female SALLY (BARTIE GERTIE
of Bouchard - ROMA Jamniczy Dwór) and two imports: ARLENE and AL CAPONE
Moravskie Orlice. ARLENE became foundatin bitch for the kennel.
In 1980 MELANIA z Gangu Długich (GUIDO von Wackeistein - ARLENE Moravskie
Orlice) was mated with one of the best bassets in Germany - Longfellow
ANTHONY ADAM. The litter was born included: Champions GRETA GARBO z Gangu
Długich (4 x CACIB) and GOLDA z Gangu Długich - World Winner (Madrit
1983), and also GLENCORA z Gangu Długich (1 x CACIB), Champion (2x Res.
CACIB) GARY COOPER, CACIB GIGOLO, CACIB GIGI AMOROSO and Res. CACIB
GREGORY PECK z Gangu Długich. Gang Długich kennel has been breeding
bassets till today.
GOLDA z Gangu Długich - World Winner, Madrit 1983
|Dogs from Poland became foundation stock in Hungary,
Slovakia, Czech Republic, Germany and contributed to breeding in some
other countries,for e.g. , Finland, France, Netherland, Russia..
Several imports were to come in the following years. The most influential
ones have been:
-BARTIE GERTIE of Bouchard
-AL CAPONE z Moravske Orlice CS
-FELLOW BOY Rooster's
-YANKEE ,LEADER von Bengalen
-LEU vom Herzogtum Jülich
-Dusan's WISE GUY, Champion of USA, Poland, Austria, Slovakia, first
basset imported from the US by Ms Małgorzta
Wieremiejczyk-Wierzchowska, The Clubs former and The President.
-Snooper GENTLE JOKER
-JACKSON van Hollandheim
-CHIVAS Thurgesa Playa
-CHICO Thurgesa Playa
-ELLIOT van Hollandheim
History's wheel has come full circle. After 10 years bassets came back to
Moszna. On April 2002 first Basset's Club Dog Show held (judge: Gottfired
Dratva - Austria), reported a record number of 104 entered dogs. The
Honour Guest of Basset Club Show was Ms Kalina Zofia Poźniak and invited
Barbara and Wojciech Larski, Ms Bogusława Patrzykont and Mr Sifried Peter.
Invitation for Basset Club accepted also Mr Hans Muller - President of FCI,
Mr Andrzej Mania President of Polish Kennel Club.
Basset's Club in Poland exhibitions are widely appreciated by the
exhibitors from Poland, Belarussia, Belgium, Czec Republic, Denmark,
Germany, Hungary, Slovakia, which is also demonstrated by the attendance.
I Basset's Club Dog Show Moszna, 28.04.2002 judge: Gottfired Dratva,
Austria, President of Basset Club In Austria
II Basset's Club Dog Show Moszna, 27.04.2003 judge: Paula Sunebring,
Sweden, Swede Sun Kennel
III Basset's Club Dog Show Moszna, 25. 04.2004 judge: Sigfried Peter
Germany, „Le Piqueur” kennel
IV Basset's Club Dog Show Moszna, 24.04.2005 judge: William O'Loughlin,
Great Britain - „Bassbarr” kennel
V Basset's Club Dog Show Moszna, 01.05.2006 judge: Kersten Scheel, Denmark,
VI Basset's Club Show Moszna, 23.09.2007 judge: Francesco Lamarca, Italy,
Della Luna Caprese kennel
VII Basset's Club Dog Show Jelenia Góra, 23.08.2008, judge: Carla Gerber,
France, van Hollandheim kennel
VIII Basset's Club Dog Show Kraków, 06.09.2009, judge: Rudy Smits, Van
IX Basset's Club Dog Show Gołochów, 18.09.2010, judge: Nigel Luxmoore -
Ball , Great Britain
X Basset's Club Dog Show Moszna, 01.05.2011, judge: Tomasz Mroczek, Poland,
XI Basset's Club Dog Show Będzin, 29.04.2012, judge: Marina Markio,
Finland, Prinzland's kennel
Since 2008 Basset's Club in Poland also organizes seminars, done by
leading canine reproduction experts. Veterinarians with vast knowledge,
scientific and practical experience. During seminars breeders have
oportunity discuss with invited experts such topics like: canine
reproduction, whelping, maximising fertility in the brood bitch, neonatal
and pediatric care and many more.
The new initiative of The Club met with approval and great interest of
breeders, so certainly it will be continued in subsequent years.
Bassets still enjoy a popularity. At present there are usually about 10
litters bred per year. The list of the active kennels, mostly small ones,
avaliable stud dogs can be found on Club's web side. Polish breeders
wishing to breed sound, healthy and good looking hounds. They import new
dogs from leading european kennels such as:
Up to date 2012 Polish-bred bassets have collected 20 International
champions 1 World Winner and 1 Junior World Winner.
There are 19 active basset hound kennels, 6 Petit Griffon Venden Basset, 1
Grand Griffon Venden Basset and 2 Basset Artesien Normand kennel. Dogs
from Poland became foundation stock in Czech Republic, Hungary, Netherland,
Slovakia, Lithuania, and contributed to breeding in some other countries
like: Germany, France, Spain, Denmark,
Finland, Latvia, Czech Republic, Italy, Norway, Russia, USA, Canada and
Ambition of Basset Club in Poland is to organise European Basset Specialty
Show in Poland with cooperation of other european Basset's Clubs. We hope
other Clubs will find it of interesting idea and supprot us of doing this