Howliday Party 2015

December 21, 2015 | Posted in BBR, GMSPBHC | By

We would like to thank everyone who came out to the GMSPBHC Howliday party this past weekend!  A fun time was had by all!

We’d also like to thank those of you who took part in our pictures with Santa event to benefit Basset Buddies Rescue.  We were able to raise $120 for the rescue!  Below are the previews of the photos taken at the event.  I will be emailing the photos to you but if you don’t receive yours please email me at  Also, let me know if you’d like a different crop other than 8×10.

Howliday Party & Pictures with Santa

November 6, 2015 | Posted in BBR, GMSPBHC | By

Join the GMSPBHC for the 2015 Howliday party and pictures with Santa.

Sunday, December 20, 2015
12:00 PM to 3:300 PM
Pet Junction – 157 W County Rd E, St. Paul, MN 55126

You and your crowd-friendly hounds are invited to join us for our 2015 Howliday party! Bring a dish to share for the pot luck lunch. Let Mary know what you are bringing by emailing her at or calling 507-251-8410.

Donations to Paws & Claws Humane Society will be gratefully accepted. Suggestions are fleece blankets, dog toys, cat toys, dog beds, etc.

We will be offering the opportunity for you and your hound(s) to have a picture taken with Santa for a small donation. All proceeds will go to Basset Buddies Rescue, Inc.


Basset Jam!

June 11, 2015 | Posted in BBR, GMSPBHC | By

This year’s Jam: THURSDAY, JUNE 25, 2015

Time: Pre-Party starts at 4:00pm; Parade starts at 6:00pm!

Dear Waddlers,

Once again, our beloved Basset Hounds will descend upon the sacred streets of Oakdale, Minnesota for the annual “Basset Jamboree” on Thursday, June 25th, 2015 at 6:00pm as part of Oakdale’s Summerfest Grande Parade. The Basset Jam will feature around our Basset buddies waddling, er, dashing down 10 blocks of Oakdale’s world famous 15th Street! Along the way, our short-legged friends will strut, sniff, and greet throngs of onlookers with baleful arrroooos!

Basset Jam is a free event. This year though, we are asking for a $5 – $10 donation, in order to help the club cover expenses. You’re help is greatly appreciated.

The Basset Jam pre-staging area is at the Transfiguration Church (corner of Century Ave. & 15th Street). Check-In will happen at the church between 4:00pm and 6pm. The specific staging area is yet to be determined but plan on an update soon. It will be at the church and possibly across the parking lot as was last year. The parade route will start at 15th St. & Century Ave. and end up at City Hall (15th St. N & Handley Ave. N.). The weather has been nice the last few years, but it might be HOT, so please bring water! There will be a “pooped-pup” pickup truck to assist those dogs that are not able to complete the route or to keep up with the (already) slow pace.

Please be advised that traffic is gridlocked that evening due to the closure of 15th Street from 5pm to 8pm. Please do not attempt to drive down 15th St.

PARKING will be available to the south of the Transfiguration Church (15th St. & Century Ave.) on streets and in the professional building parking lots near 12th, 13th, and 14th streets. We highly recommend that you park on 12th, 13th, and 14th Streets. There is no parking or drop off in the church parking lot. Please, do not enter 15th Street heading east from Century Ave., as this street will be closed. A good place to park is at the Transfiguration School parking lot which is 1 block west of the church! Plenty of parking on streets will also be available just to the west of Century Ave.

Directions to our pre-staging area at the Transfiguration Church: Drive to the eastern suburb of Oakdale via 694, 494, or 94. From 694: take exit 55 which is highway 5 and go west to Century Ave (Hwy 120). Go south on Century a few blocks until you come to 15th Street. From 94: take Century Ave north until you near the pre-staging area on 15th Street.

The Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul Basset Hound Club is a member of The Basset Hound Club of America.

Basset Hound PARTY!

July 4, 2014 | Posted in BBR, GMSPBHC | By

Please join the Greater Mpls/St. Paul Basset Hound Club for our much anticipated ICE CREAM SOCIAL! All of our houndie friends are invited to come and enjoy a relaxing afternoon … with some delicious ice cream and treats … as the hounds have the opportunity to run off leash.

When: Sunday, July 20, 2014 at 1:00 PM until 4:00 or so
Where: Damarna Basset Ranch (AKA The Ritchie Home): 3437 141st Lane NW, Andover, MN 55304
Phone: 763-202-0728  Email:

Ice cream and beverages will be provided! Bring along a lawn chair and a goodie to share! Ideas include: chocolate syrup, cherries, whipped cream, nuts, other fruit, other ice cream topping, brownies, bars, cookies….you get the idea!! Either call/text Lisa at 763-202-0728 or email at to let her know what you will be bringing so she can make sure everything is covered.

The 4 leggers will not be left out! Frosty Paws for everyone!!

Can’t wait to see everyone there!!

Rescheduled Basset Party!

March 27, 2014 | Posted in BBR, GMSPBHC | By

Basset Hound Party!

Save the date and don’t miss the Rescheduled Basset Party with the hounds on Saturday, April 5, 2014. Everyone is welcome!

Saturday, April 5, 2014
12:00 to 3:30
AllBreed Obedience and Behavioral School
2441 Ventura Drive, Woodbury, MN 55125
(Click here for map and directions)

Feel free to bring something to share and don’t forget about the raffle!

Questions? Email

Agility Bassets

January 23, 2014 | Posted in BBR, Dog Shows, GMSPBHC | By

Taking part in companion/performance events with your dog is a wonderful way to help your hound stay fit not to mention it is a wonderful bonding experience. Any dog can take part in obedience, rally, agility, etc. The AKC has good information on how to start your adventure in the various events.

Let me introduce you to Seti. He comes fully decorated with some amazing titles and shows what a basset CAN do!

His full credentials are: CH Kaleidoscope Set In Stone, CD, RE, BN, OAP, OJP, NFP, HH, THD, CGC, BHCA VCX. He also has a UKC Rally title and is a UKC CH and multiple Best In Show/Reserve Best In Show at UKC Multi-breed shows. He was bred by Ellen Ferguson, Florida and is owned by Terri and Eleanor Ralenkotter.

Consider jumping into the fun with your basset (yes…basset mixes and rescues can compete as well)!



Upcoming Events

July 18, 2012 | Posted in BBR, Dog Shows, GMSPBHC | By

Friday, July 27:  Northeast Minneapolis Dog Days of Summer Parade. Starts in Chute Square, 3rd and University and ends up in front of Wilde Roast on Main Street. Parade starts at 6:00. You can tour the historic Ard Godfrey House before the parade.

Saturday, July 28:  Alimagnet Dog Park Dog Days of Summer with BBR in Burnsville. Email Chris for details at

Sunday, July 29: Montgomery MN Kolachy Days Parade for Basset Buddies Rescue. Click here for details.

Sunday, August 5:  GMSPBHC Ice Cream Social. Specific details coming soon

August 25 & 26-BBR Basset Fest

Saturday, Sept 8 from 9″00 AM to 3:00 PM AKC Responsible Dog Owners Day and Canine Experience. Lake Elmo, MN Details can be found by clicking here.

Sunday, Sept 9:  Jesse James parade in Northfield, MN for BBR

WE HOPE Sunday, Sept 16 GMSPBHC Annual Picnic at Stone Mountain – Save the date!!

Friday, Sept 21:  GMSPBHC Book Sale (fundraiser for the 2014 Specialty at the Nationals) – Details to come

October 1-6:  BHCA Nationals near Boston, MA. Click here for lodging arrangements and the schedule of events!

Saturday,Oct 27:  GMSPBHC Howloween Party at The Ruff House 2-4

The Reinhounds Are Flying!

November 1, 2011 | Posted in BBR, GMSPBHC | By

Hello Basset-folk!
The Reinhounds will be flying with Santa at Rosedale Mall again this year. Won’t you consider joining us?
Bring along your crowd-friendly basset and get ready to help usher in the Howl-i-day season at Rosedale Center! The Hounds (all decked out in their Reindeer antlers) will be joining Santa to meet and greet the children and their Holiday shopping parents! The GMSPBHC will be joining Basset Buddies Rescue, Inc. in talking to shoppers about our wonderful hounds and, we hope, collecting some funds to help keep the less fortunate hounds healthy through the winter.
As some of you may already know, BBR is desperately poor at the moment. Some dogs have needed expensive surgery which has depleted the rescue’s coffers. As Club members, we want everyone to know what wonderful companions our hounds are, and events like this fulfill our AKC committment to offer education, but if we can help make some homeless hounds lives better as well, it’s certainly in the spirit of the season.
Please contact me at to volunteer. Thanks and ahroooo!
Dee and Longfellow
Rein hound Schedule:
Saturday, December 3
11:30 am – 1:30 pm
1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Sunday, December 4

11:30 am – 1:30 pm
1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Wednesday, Dec. 14 – Picture night with Santa – a new opportunity this year

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

10 Rosedale Center,Roseville, MN 55113

Ice Cream Social

July 5, 2011 | Posted in BBR, GMSPBHC | By

The date for the annual Ice Cream Social has been set! Join us for a fun afternoon of relaxing with other basset friends!

Sunday, July 24, 2011
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

At Lisa’s :  3437 141st lane NW, Andover

We have a big fenced in yard so the hounds will have room to run and play!

Ice cream will be provided – please bring something to share:  toppings, beverages, other goodies….

RSVP to so we know what folks are bringing and what else we will need!

Hope to see you there!!!

BBR’s Spring Into Summer

May 5, 2011 | Posted in BBR | By

Join Basset Buddies Rescue, Inc.
for their 4th Annual Spring Into Summer event!

This is the biggest fund raising event for BBR held in Minnesota!


Saturday, May 21st from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, May 22nd from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM


Stone Mountain Pet Lodge
9935 Radisson Rd NE
Blaine, MN 55449
Click here for directions


Saturday – $10 per family
Sunday – $10 per family
Both days – $15 per family