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About Meghen and Charles Bassel

Charles and Meghen Bassel are the other half of Statesman Welsh Springer Spaniels.  Meghen is the daughter of Susan and Gary Riese and has been involved with the breed since her birth. Together with the Riese family, Charles and Meghen have helped Statesman to own/produce nearly 80 show champions and numerous dogs with hunting titles. Meghen has breeder-owner-handled multiple dogs to wins at events such as the Westminster Kennel Club show, the WSSCA National Specialty, and American Spaniel Club Flushing Spaniel show. She has also served at the WSSCA Vice President and Board member and is currently the chairperson for WSSCA's Junior Awards Committee.

Following in her mother's footsteps, Meghen has begun her judging career.  She can currently judge multiple sporting breeds and Junior showmanship.   Some of her most memorable judging assignments have been judging at the Eukanuba Invitational show, the WSSCA National Specialty, and judging the Swedish WSS Open Club show in Granna, Sweden.

After dating for a number of years, Meghen married Charles Bassel in May of 2002.  Although Charles, a former paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne, had never been involved with the sport pure-bred dogs before he met Meghen, it has now become a passion for him as well.  He has now co-bred multiple champions at Statesman. Charles currently works as a project estimator for a grading company in West Georgia.  Meghen is a software engineer.

Charles and Meghen Bassel
481 Waddell Rd
Bremen, GA 30110

Phone: (404) 6663.4485

Email: welshspringers@earthlink.net