Jayne Saxby - Sheffield
We are over the moon with our Bromwylva Basset that we named Floyd, he is a picture of health and so full of confidence, I would recommend Bromwylva to anyone looking to own a Basset. The love and care Michele provides for her dogs is proof in the puppies. After our last basset passed away I needed to fill the huge hole in our hearts and so started searching online, Michele was highly recommended to us by another breeder and from the first email to picking our pup at 3 wks old and then receiving the weekly updates to bringing him home at 8 wks is all done in a really friendly professional manner. From the moment we got home he strutted in with his tail in the air and had us wrapped around his little paws, although we have not had to, it's reassuring to know that Michele would be right there to answer any queries. The only problem I have found is fighting the urge to have another, I can't wait to meet up with everyone on the annual Bromwylva walk.
Julian and Lin Tripp - Dorset
We have owned Basset Hounds for over 12 years and after losing our eldest at the end of 2015, we wanted to trace the original breeder of his father, 'Minty'. To anyone else it would have seemed like we stalked Michele in the months leading up to us putting our name down for one, or possibly two, of her beautiful Bassets.
From putting our name onto Michele's waiting list last April, through to pics of the expectant Mum, photos of the puppies and heaps of excellent updates and news about the litter, we could not find any fault what-so-ever in the way Michele handled the new additions to our family.
We were so overwhelmed with our little Jeffrey when we first met him, that we decided to go with our original thought of having two puppies from the same litter. With Michele's help, we chose Elsie.
Michele takes a lot of time 'matching' the parents for her new litters and this is evident in the puppies; they are well built and well adjusted and are complete blessings to our Basset family.
Thank you Michele - we would certainly not go anywhere else for our next addition in the future. It's Bromwylva Bassets for us every time!
Charlotte and Scott Gray - Bromsgrove
Welcoming a Bromwylva Basset to our family has been our highlight of 2016. We have a pup that has fitted into family life with ease. He's calm but characterful, confident but considered. He eats well, sleeps well and travels well. He plays nicely, looks handsome and has a coat that feels like velvet. He's social but loyal (he looks out for us like we're the best thing ever) and has won the affections of our family, friends, their children and our older Basset. His start in life was second to none. Michele is quite simply an expert breeder of Basset hounds. She is also warm, friendly and welcoming. If you visit you will find she cares for the pups in the heart of her home. The joy of regular photographs (and even a video) together with news of how he was growing and his new experiences (including a holiday!) has meant we truly feel we have known our pup since we first met him at 3 weeks old. We feel very lucky to have a Bromwylva Basset and without hesitation we would recommend one to anyone with a love and understanding of the breed. To us, our Bromwylva Basset and his breeder are the best of the best!
Natalie Hancock - Newcastle Under Lyme
Having a dog for our family took a lot of research, after devising pros and cons of every breed imaginable (we actually had a graph!) We decided that a basset would be perfect. So off we went on a crazy internet search of a good breeder. We liked what we saw and read about Michele Rumsey and her amazing looking award winning Bassets. We were lucky enough to get to visit and choose Alfred. Michele was very patient with me as I was panicking that we would miss out! Every Monday she linked me into photos and updates. How she organised all those puppies for collection was beyond me! We had a welcome pack which had food and every bit of information you could think of about raising puppies. Michele even knew at what time I needed to take Alfred out after he had eaten, which after 5 weeks is still the same! Alfred has been the most amazing puppy, so relaxed and happy which I know is down to the way he has been handled by Michele. She is such a caring breeder that she organises walks for all of her Bassets that she has sold, she isn't the type to see her puppies as just a business they are family and we are so happy to now be a part of that family!
Rachel & Neil Wilson - Suffolk
We would just like to thank you for our new family member Hugo. He has really settled down and Hugo is a very handsome loving basset hound puppy. From the first email to Michele regarding the puppies I knew everything felt right. We got to pick Hugo at 3 weeks of age and we felt very welcome in her home. From then we received weekly photos and a video. Michele made it feel so special. After a long 5 weeks wait we got to take Hugo home. He has been great round the house and his toilet training has been outstanding. He is so laid back. Everyone says how well he looks. I would highly recommend a Bromwylva Basset Hound and hopefully we will have the honour in the future to be able to have another. Really looking forward to the Basset Walks! Thank you so much
Alison Ewen - Fife
We just wanted to say a few words about our experience on acquiring our puppy from Michele Rumsey . The journey from initial enquiry to pick up home coming day could not have gone more pleasant and smoothly . We especially liked the way we were kept informed from the birth of our puppy with daily /weekly updates on his progress. Our puppy is happy /healthy and full of confidence and although we have not needed to ask, we're sure support /guidance would be gladly offered if required. We are very happy and would recommend this breeder and look forward to attending the annual Bromwylva Basset walk .
Alysia Schofield - Gloucestershire
Buying a new member of the family was a massive decision. After a lot of research, I was so excited to see a puppy from the very well know breeder and long blood line of Bromwylva. Looking at their website I was very impressed and excited. Talking with Michele, I felt like I was in good hands. I fell in love instantly with Vanilla and couldn't wait to meet her. Michele answered all my questions and sent me photos every week of Vanilla until we were able to pick her up. We got a bag of her food to go with her and all the paperwork and certificates. Vanilla has been the best and most wonderful puppy. She has a superb energy to her, and she just loves to be loved. I couldn't be happier with her and can't love her enough! Best decision I've ever made!
Miriam McDade - Ayrshire
Hi Michele, just wanted to say......have loved the companionship which the Bromwylva Basset hounds have given to me and my family. Perfect temperament as well as being very loving and funny..full of character! Thank you for your help with our queries and your sound advice when we needed it, you're very approachable and that helps even when we think our question is silly. I'd have no trouble recommending your Bassets to other people, sensibly and thoughtfully bred..an absolute delight.
Fibi Bibi - Northampton
I saw a Bromwylva litter of Puppies on a friend's news feed and commented how I would love a pup for my 18 month Basset. Michele replied, saying it could be arranged, so the seed was sown. I asked for a boy, as I tend to favour them. I had been told by another breeder that I couldn't go wrong with a Bromwylva Puppy. When the next litter was born, there were only two boys, and Michele said she would see if anyone on the "Boy list" would have a girl, so I could have a boy, however, I had fallen in love with the back view of a little Mahogany girl, so my wish for a boy went out the window completely. While waiting for my bundle of Basset joy, Michele gave regular updates and posted weekly pictures of the pups. It was wonderful to be able to follow her progression, and see her changing. I had a logistics problem, I couldn't travel to pick up my puppy, Michele went above and beyond to help me, she arranged for someone, who lived closer to me, to pick up my puppy at the time they collected theirs, so I wouldn't have the worry of trying to find a way to get her. My Puppy arrived and I was overjoyed, she was just perfect. I am disabled and in a wheelchair full time, so I needed a puppy who could adapt to my life, with no fear of equipment and able to cope well with Carers coming in and out all day. I am an experienced Basset Mumma, I've had Basset Hounds for over 33 years, and know the breed well, for me, training is usually pretty standard. This little girl surprised me, she'd mastered toilet training in 2 days, unbelievable. She is the smartest, funniest, most beautiful Basset I have ever owned, filled with affection, so very eager to please and very quick to learn, she is simply the best. From day 1, she and my Boy have been inseparable, she has brought so much joy to our family, even my cat fell in love with her. Athena, (Bromwylva Puddle Duck), is everything I could have hoped for and far, far, more.
John McLaughlin - Aberdeen
Dear Michele, Our first experience with Duncan and Campbell was of the wonderful and regular pictures you sent after our purchase and before we took them home. We couldn't wait to see them in real life and they didn't disappoint! When we visited your home to take them to ours we were struck by the happy playfulness of their environment but I have to say a bit wary of the size of dad-of course now we think nothing of our grown up boys & how handsome they are. Every day we get compliments of how beautiful they are, heads turn & drivers can't be safe as they pour over them! They are quite inseparable, play, mostly with good grace and entwine together at night in poses you wouldn't believe. They are true Bassets, getting wrinkly, sometimes stubborn & have their own personalities. We love them..
Victoria Mary Aspey - Wirral
Well what can I say! Michele is amazing. The care she gives to the dogs and us buyers is nothing short of the best. Lola is our 3rd Bromwylva Basset. I found Michele on the internet and she had fantastic reviews and reputation. We have Sadie who is 2 in March and Amber who sadly didn't make it home. She died suddenly at 6 weeks old and Michele went out of her way to help me in any way possible. Of course another breeder wasn't an option though as only a Bromwylva would do. Michele assured I had first pick and once again she was exceptional with the advice and help she gave. Lola is well worth the wait. Bromwylva Bassets stand out a mile from any others and Lola is my world. On choosing Lola, Michele was wonderful, welcoming with lots of advice. On picking Lola up at 8 weeks old Michele was most accommodating and welcoming. Lola came with lots of info and her food and insurance. It doesn't end there though. Michele is always there for us. She has become a wonderful friend and she is there whenever I need advice. She puts on a yearly walk which we look forward to every year. One thing that will always stick in my mind is the weekly photos. Without fail every week we had gorgeous photos sent to us. And not just one! Something I like to continue so Michele can see how she grows. Michele is my hero. She helped so much easing my pain over my old girl Mollie. Then was very sensitive and caring over Amber. Not forgetting when mum got Sadie after losing Megan so young. I would never go to anyone else for a basset. Neither would my mum!! Thanks so so much Michele from the bottom of my heart xxxxxx
Emma Boden - Stoke-On-Trent
We bought our first Basset Hound Wilf from Michele Rumsey in 2006 after seeing that she was on the list of recommended breeders on the Basset Hound Society website. We contacted her and after a thorough vetting process by Michele, she offered us a puppy from her litter. From the first day of visiting and selecting Wilf, she was supportive and kept us updated on his progress up to the day that we could finally collect him. She welcomed updates and photos from us and was always on hand if we needed any advice. We were so happy that 3 years later, we welcomed our second Basset Millie off Michele. Again, a superior service was delivered. As we write this, Wilf now 11 and Millie now 8 are sleeping soundly at our feet. Both are happy, healthy and the love of our lives. They are great with my friend's children and are loved by everyone who knows them. They enjoy their holidays back with Michele when we go away and the annual Bromwylva walk is pure testament to the fantastic breeder that she is when you see lots of other satisfied Basset owners and their gorgeous hounds. Anyone looking for a Basset Hound should look no further than a Bromwylva babe. We honestly can't thank Michele enough.
Sarah Bradshaw - Cardiff
I approached Michele in January 2016 to place myself on her puppy waiting list, and in July I came home with Bromwylva Somebody To Love (Betty). Michele kept me updated throughout from pregnancy to birth, followed by weekly updates and photos of the pup's progress. I loved the updates and it was wonderful to feel included in watching Betty grow with her mum and litter. Michele was really welcoming when I made the (long!) journey to finally meet Betty, and I knew instantly I had made the right choice in breeder. When it came time to bring Betty home, Michele provided a puppy pack which included everything we needed to ensure Betty was well cared for. Betty's first visit to the vet brought a very premature conversation around getting Betty spayed, and I was concerned about her being too young. I asked Michele for advice and she reassured me that my gut instinct was right. Betty has grown into the most friendly, confident, loving hound. She treats every animal and person as her best friend, has every person who meets her wrapped around her paw - and nobody tells you about their comical personality! Betty has brought so much joy and laughter into my family - she's the most perfect addition and my only regret is that I didn't approach Michele sooner.
Kim Tilston - Wrexham
Absolutely gorgeous pups. Excellent all round. Michele updates weekly via email and is always available for any questions asked. Her work is fantastic and this shows in her pups as they are chunky well socialised lovable little creatures. Wouldn't go anywhere else. Bromwylva rule.
Ena Parkinson - Chester
I bought my second basset hector from Michele, she was recommended to me by someone in the basset club organisation as I wanted only a home reared puppy. Hector is a truly beautiful basset very indicative of the quality Michele breeds. Our hounds' temperaments are fashioned by many things but a good start in life and nurturing from day one is vital. Hector had that and without that start he would not be the very special Basset he has grown into.
Gemma Bonnett - Peterborough
We took a long time to decide to have a dog join our home and once decided it was then the task of choosing the right breed... after careful consideration a Bassett was selected. The next and most exciting part was finding a breeder, we spoke with the kennel club and breeders via the KC website to find and identify the right breeder for us, at the same time we saw an advert on pets4homes from Michele. Rightly so before a phone call and interest, Michele wanted an email about our family. We were very happy to provide this and just this showed that only the right owners would be considered. I cannot express how pleased excited and fulfilled we are with our Bromwylva Basset. A true reflection of the breed and worth the wait. Michele is a trusted, experienced breeder and all of her Bassets are stunning both in looks and temperament. Our little girl (who will still be our little girl no matter how).
Bromwylva Bassetts are truly impressive dogs. They have been bred for their wonderful temperament, dogs that are loving, full of fun and give endless pleasure to any lucky owner. Michele breeds her puppies in the best way possible, in a caring and loving environment. She cares deeply about her puppies, giving advice anytime of day or night...she organises a Bromwylva walk every year where all the owners can get together and "compare notes". Anyone who has a puppy from Michele is sincerely a very lucky person. When I am ready for my next Bassett I know where I will go..
Julia Turner - Essex
I have had 9 Gorgeous Bromwylva Basset Hounds from Michele they all have wonderful temperaments and if you need to ask anything Michele is always there for you. Michele is also a good friend, Bromwylvas are the best.
Jenny Hughes - Flintshire
I'd previously had a Bromwylva puppy from Michele from her first litter. Reverend Green (Godfrey) was one of the most placid dogs I've ever owned. Humphrey - (Uncle Oswald) is a very happy, outgoing, vocal , young man. He has settled into my home very well and gets along with my Labrador Ruby. He is a good eater, house training is nearly complete and he's very lovable. Everything you could expect from a Bromwylva puppy. I first saw him at three weeks old and had regular updates till he was eight weeks old from Michele regarding his progress.
Roger & Kath Cracknell - Mold
Hestia is the 4th dog we have had from Michele, (2 puppies and 2 older dogs). It was great getting weekly photos to watch her growing before she came to us. All the dogs have had the most wonderful gentle natures.