Sanlyn Basset Hounds

Established 1980

Ch. Poverty Knob's Edgar

Sanlyn Bassets got its start when Sandi bought a six basset puppy for the family as a Christmas present. With the help of Jean Severeide and Jane Brandt of Poverty Knob Bassets, this puppy soon became Sandi's first champion, Ch. Poverty Knob's Edgar.

Sandi continued to work with Poverty Knob, often helping out in their kennel. In appreciation for her assistance Jane and Jean gave her "Biddie" (Canadian CH Poverty Knob's Tribute to Maz, ROM), Sandi's foundation bitch.

On a trip to Arizona to breed a Poverty Knob bitch to CH Beaujangle's Ten, ROM, Sandi saw a puppy who change her life. That puppy was

"Jeep" (Am/Can CH Beaujangle's J.P. Beaureguarde, ROM). She later bred Biddie to Jeep producing 10 champions.

In 1985, Jeep came to live with Sandi in Oregon. He had successfully fought two bouts with Valley Fever (coccidiomycosis) in his lungs and bones, and his owners (Claudia Lane and Diane Malefant of Beaujangle Bassets) were concerned that he might always be susceptible to the disease and wanted him to live in a climate where re-infection was not a concern.

Several years later, when Biddie passed away, Claudia sent up "Pebbles" (CH Beaujangle's All That Jazz), a granddaughter and close look-alike. Pebbles was bred once to a Jeep son (CH Sanlyn's Classic Cruiser, ROM, co-owned with Kirk Joiner of Ole' South

Poverty Knob's Tribute to Maz, ROM

Am/Can Ch. Beaujangles JP Beauregarde, ROM

Bassets) and produced "Camille" (CH Classic Camille), a dark, very heavy boned bitch with tremendous type and substance. Camille continued the partnership between Sandi and Claudia, who by then had changed her kennel name from Beaujangle to Classic and formed a partnership with Vickie McMackin.

While Jeep was with Sandi he was bred to a Beaujangle line-bred bitch, Can CH Blaznsaddl's Felisita. From this breeding Sandi co-owned two pups with the breeder Doreen Mitchell (Am/Can CH Bayland's Sanlyn MasterCard and Can CH Bayland's Sanlyn Ebony). At this point Sandi bred Ebony to CH Jollytime's G.Q. of Cloverhill, ROM (owned by Judy Tuck of Cloverhill Bassets in Maine). This breeding produced four champions including "Stripe" (CH. Sanlyn's Classic Ten O'Bayland, CD, ROM). Stripe finished at 13 months, winning SBIS at two specialties

from the classes and SBIS at a total of five specialties. Stripe went on to produce 24 Champions.

Among Stripe's get were five time SBIS winner "AJ" (CH Blaznsaddl Sanlyn T-Bone Walker, ROM, aka "the Red Dog") and "JP" (CH Sanlyn's Classic Jeepster). JP was later bred to a Stripe daughter, "Butter" (CH Rivendell's Sweet N Lo, BHCA Award of Merit Winner) and produced "Harley" (CH Sanlyn's Classic Sportster), who holds the all-time record of 50 SBIS. Harley also has mutliple BOB and Group placements. Harley is co-owned by Sandi, Chris Wallen, Claudia Lane, Vickie McMackin and Gwyn and Lisa McCutchen. Harley is the 1999 BHCA National Speciality Best in Show winner.

In 1998 Sandi married Mark, and continued the Sanlyn legacy as a team. In subsequent breedings, we also worked closely with Rivendell Bassets, and produced a string of "co-owned" champions from that alliance, which included a Harley daughter, Ch. Rivendell-Sanlyn's Heaven Sent, ROM ("Babybutt"), owned by Mark & Sandi, Chris Wallen of Rivendell Bassets and Howard Haskell of Showtime Bassets.

Babybutt's first litter, whelped by Howard Haskell, produced five champions and earned Babybutt her ROM and tied her for top producer in 2005. Among that litter was Ch. Showtime's Shock and Awe ("Sarge"). Sarge has continued in his grandfather's footsteps, and finished 2006 as the #2 basset in the country in Breed Points, and #3 in Group Points. Sarge also won the 2006 Eukanuba Invitational Championship.

Sanlyn Bassets has produced over 100 Champions to date.

Ch. Sanlyn's Classic Ten O'Bayland, CD ROM

Ch. Blaznsaddl Sanlyn T-Bone Walker, ROM

Ch. Sanlyn's Classic Sportster, ROM

Ch. Showtime's Shock and Awe