Kortebin Elf Lord
photo by: C Wells
Kortebin Mistress Baggins
photo by: Colin Wells
Kortebin Elf Lady
photo by: Donna Saunders
We are a small show kennel which was established in 1970 and exhibited our first basset in 1971, we have been breeding basset hounds under the 'Kortebin' Affix since 1973.
Basset Hounds are the only breed we have owned and we only have puppies when we want another dog to exhibit. All puppies are house reared. We pride ourselves on having bred basset hounds for over 40 years which are true to type. Normally we will only have one litter every 1 to 2 years.
All dogs we have seriously exhibited have gained their Kennel Club Stud Book numbers. The most notable recent successes are the breeding of two UK show champions - Ch. Kortebin Golden Perch, Ch. Kortebin Return of the King to Switherland, and two Australian Champions - Aus Ch Kortebin Ted Sandyman and the most recent Aus Ch Kortebin Eastfarthing. Kortebin Master Gamgee now has 2 Challenge Certificates and 6 Reserve Challenge Certificates. His half sister Kortebin Elf Lady has been Best Puppy in Breed at both Darlington Championship show and the Ladies Kennel Association Championship show. Their Dam is the Midland Basset Hound Club's Brood Bitch of the Year 2009.
Within the show world we are both Championship Show Judges and members of several Basset Hound Clubs in the UK.
Colin is currently Chairman of Beverley Canine Society, Treasurer and a founder member of the Humberside Hound Association, Treasurer of The Midland Basset Hound Club and also a committee member of the Hound Association.
Trish is the Vice Chairman of The Midland Basset Hound Club, is the secretary and a founder member of the Humberside Hound Association. She is also a committee member of Beverley Canine Society.
Colin & Trish Wells
- Basset Hound