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Westerby Basset Hounds

Hunt type: Bassets
Areas: Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Warwickshire, Rutland
Country: England
Contact information may be out of date so has been hidden.
Hunt country: The country lies in Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Warwickshire and Rutland. It comprises the whole of the Fernie, and parts of the Atherstone, Cottesmore and Pytchley Hunt countries. It runs from Melton Mowbray in the north to Daventry in the south; from Nuneaton in the west to Uppingham in the east.
History: Hounds were originally the Walhampton Bassets, hunted in the New Forest until Godfrey Heseltine moved to Lutterworth in 1920. After his death the name was changed to Westerby, retaining the same initials. Dr Morrison experimented with various outcrosses before and after the war, ultimately having the most success with a stud book harrier in 1950 from which the present pack is descended, thus establishing the so-called English Basset. Since then there have been further infusions of pure basset, harrier and West Country harrier blood.
Last update sent by Mark Luxton on 25th September 2012

Please note the position of the marker above is only intended as a rough guide to the location of the hunt country.
It does not show the location of the kennels, or the homes of any of the subscribers, officials or staff of the hunt.

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