I am looking to add a new male basset to our family. I have my eye on one he is gorgeous but he has bright blue eyes. I have done research and most people say this is a fault. I am just wondering has anyone out there experienced actual genetic defects of there own, or is it just something people say because it's not normal/desirable for the breed? I just want to know before I commit to this puppy. Because I don't want a sick dog years down the road. I am very familiar with the Basset breed as I already have one. But I am confused because I read different opinions online about blue eyed bassets. He is a tri color but his eyes have definitely not changed. The breeder says he was the first to do everything, the first one to bark and howl, the first to eat solid food the first to venture outside. Seems like a pretty spunky puppy I just don't want one with health issues. Does anyone have any advice? Thank you.