YES! Once determining that your dog of bitch is worthy of being bred (be sure to read the breeding FAQs) the owner of the dog must be prepared to provide the following. * A safe, secure, clean area to keep the visiting bitch to be bred (the bitch always goes to the dog). Can you provide this? * Bassets do not “free” breed and need to be personally handled/ supervised throughout the entire act of breeding. Are you willing to do this? Two Bassets left together is a room will only result in two tired, frustrated, unbred dogs. * Your male will probably start “marking” (peeing) his territory in your home. 🙁 * Your male may become more aggressive perhaps to you, and your family. REMEMBER: If you have never had ice cream, you will never miss it. SPAY and/or NEUTER.