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
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
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.