Member Breeder

Ron & Mary Lukins

Celebrating Over 40 Years of

Breeding Champion Basset Hounds

We are proud to introduce our


3 Brothers from our last litter-


Born 9/30/ 2010, GCH Diplomat Van Hollandheim X Desiree Acres Razberi Zinger

Grand Champion Desiree Acres Dozer - #8 top winning basset in 2012

Grand Champion Desiree Acres Ichabod  Diesel - Rated in the top 10 for 2013

Champion Desiree Acres Dexter - Finished with a Breed win from the classes, he now joins his brothers in the specials class

Mary has been breeding and showing basset hounds since 1971. Our hounds today are decedents of Cecilia and Melody, my very first bassets. Ron and Mary met at the Basset Hound Club of So Cal. Christmas party in 1984. We celebrated our 27th wedding anniversary this year.

Ron is an AKC judge of Bassets and Dachshunds. He is vice president of the Ventura Dog Fanciers Club and is Group Leader for the Camarillo Hospice Pet Loss Group.

We have been importing bassets from the top European kennels since 2001

For the last 10 years we have been combining the best of California and European bloodlines. To date we have produced 3 American/European litters and we have been thrilled with the results ~

American/European bloodlines ~ our current and future Champions

Pictured below - Zinger s 2008  Sweetness & Light Litter

Our lifetime passion ~ they are, quite simply, our Pride and Joy.

Our dogs have been awarded numerous Best of Breed, Opposite, Select and Major wins at countless All Breed and Specialty shows, along with Best in Puppy and Veteran Sweepstakes honors. We have also competed in Obedience and, more recently, Field Trials and Hunt Tests

If you are looking for a puppy ~ we are happy to take names of interested families for show and pet puppies, but as of 2013, we do not plan to breed any litters for the next 2 to 3 years.

To see LOTS of photos of the Desiree Acres pack, please visit our website