Hi, we are Jill and Maurice Brooker, and Bassets have been an integral part of our lives for many years now, and we have in recent years introduced Clumber Spaniels to our kennels.

At Bayparque we strive to produce Bassets and Clumbers that are sound, have awesome temperaments, and are as close to the breed standard as possible. We have over recent years imported dogs to enhance our bloodlines.

With the Bassets, we have been fortunate in being able to import some lovely dogs from the Beauchasseur Kennels in South Australia, and have also been fortunate in being able to use at stud ‘Qbie’ – Aust & Am Ch Topsfield King of Queens.

With the importation of these dogs and the using of Qbie we have been able to bring together some of the best American, Australian and New Zealand bloodlines. Many have and are currently seen in the show ring, and many more are bringing joy to numerous families as companions in their homes.

The Clumbers, though a fairly recent addition to our kennel have done very well in the show ring. Again we have been fortunate in being able to bring together some excellent English, Australian and New Zealand bloodlines.

Our puppies are brought up in the house and from the age of approximately 5 weeks, have their own resident feline nanny that goes by the name of Rocko. When the weaning process begins and mum is away from the puppies for longer periods, Rocko seems to delight in moving in with the puppies, and eats, sleeps and plays with them. We haven’t been able to figure out why – but he just LOVES babies.

Bassets and Clumbers share many personality traits. They are delightful breeds and will bring any owner hours of pleasure. They should have a good-natured disposition and be very sociable – not shy and retiring. They will take over the couch if they can!

For a chat about a Basset or Clumber, fell free to give us a call or drop us a line. We are always available for chatting about these wonderful breeds, and we are more than happy for people to come and visit our kennel and meet our extended family.