Tuesday, December 12, 2017


Welll done baby Mission on BPIS under breed specialist Mr Bob Hutchinson at the Bloodhound Club Show

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Sad times again

Once again we are having sad times here, with the devastating loss of both Flora from torsion at a mere 18 months old, and Baffle at nearly 7 just a week later from eating stones .

Friday, October 27, 2017

Busy few weeks in the ring and the field

Hounds have had a busy month with Sherman winning CC and BOB at Richmond championship Show in September

then Bella went to the Bloodhound Club Working trials last week and won the NOVICE stake. 
We are so proud of her.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Summer fun

This summer has flown by but we have had so much fun with the hounds. Little Mission has settled in perfectly, and is now the best pal of Quiz,

and he has also started his training with K9 Search Dogs.

Then along came Phoebe into our lives.....

Monday, August 7, 2017

Mission Accomplished!

Well it was nearly Mission IMpossible but thanks to friends and ladyhaye Travel, it was finally Mission ACCOMPLISHED, so please welcome Mission (Boru's Fifty Mission Cap) all the way from Canada

Friday, July 28, 2017

summer fun

Bella and her niece Quiz are quite inseparable!

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Puppy alert!!!

Visited some beautiful  bloodhound puppies this week. They are our Baffles grandchildren, and they are stunning. Parents fully health tested. you can see them by clicking here

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

So far this month.......

Sherman has had a fab couple of weeks, winning the resCC at Windsor and Best AV at Redruth and a group 2 to boot!

and Quiz has had a few days at the beach making the most of the summer that was!

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Mixed month

It was a mixed month with highs and lows.....The pups are technically no longer pups!  and have enjoyed their first couple of trips to shows as "juniors". Sherman won Junior dog at both Welks and the National Dog show, and really enjoys the show ring.

Sadly we had to say goodbye to Barvicka this month, due to age related ill health. She was such a wonderful old lady and we miss her dreadfully.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Tracking Training Day

Great opportunity for getting your bloodhound started in tracking and tuition / advice will be given on the day. or just come along and meet bloodhounds!

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Bellas big day out!

Bella (CH Gioia Delle Isole Lontane at Farlap -imp Bel) ws selected to represent the breed at the Kennel Clubs "Vulnerable Native Breeds" competition at Crufts this year. We didnt enter any of the breed classes at Crufts so had a very pleasant day on Friday (not hound day) with lots of media and public attention for Bella, who lapped it up as usual! She really showed off in the BIG ring and I was as proud as punch of her. Sadly  the judge chose a collie and a setter instead, but we didnt mind, it was a fun day.

Monday, February 27, 2017


Huge Congratulations from everybody at Farlap to Farlap Bargain (Aka Eden) and her owners Peter and Jo on winning the Bloodhound Club Novice trial this week.

Thank you to Nikki Ashton for her photos of the day.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Puppies big day out

Pups had their first show at the weekend, it was the Bloodhound Club open,and Flora was res bitch,

BPIS, and res BIS, and Sherman was res dog and resBPIS. Very proud of them both.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Theyve arrived!

A busy week with a couple f days in Belgium visiting our dear friend Marianne, and bringing home the botanical babies.......Poppy and passion Fruit (aka Sherman and Flora). Theyve settled in so well with everyone and are a real delight.

Then Friday we whizzed up to Builth Wells where bellabella won res CC, so what an exciting week here at Farlap

Saturday, August 13, 2016

growing like ....well....weeds!

Poppy and Passionflower (ie Sherman and Florabunda) the botanical Belgians, are growing up fast!

Sunday, June 12, 2016

baby update from the Truffe Medievale Kennel Belgium

Our Belgian beauties are growing so fast. Human and hound mothers are doing a great job, and we cant wait to zip over there in a couple of weeks and see them.
Sired by our special boy Fergus, he would hvae been so proud of them.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Third time lucky!

Bellabella won her 3rd CC at the weekend, by winning best Bitch at the Bloodhound Club Championship show under breed specialist Mr Shane O'Keefe, thus making her a champion (subject to the usual KC conformation)
Her companions also did well . Nettle was 1st in PG bitch

and Jaunty a respectable 3rd in a tough limit bitch class

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Bella does it again

So proud of BellaBella on her 2nd CC and both with BOB, at WELKS

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

crufts done and dusted

The annual trauma of Crufts is done and dusted! Thank goodness I wont be going back with a hound til 2019!  it wasnt all bad though, the girls loved it as you can see, and we met some really lovely people who were interested in finding out more about the breed, and having some proper hound cuddles with the girls on the benches. Sadly there were also some not so nice people there, one bloke for some unknown reason came up to jaunty and grabbed her leg and started twisting it and pulling it. I really dont know what he though he was doing, but it was very unpleasant, as was he. Regardless of the negatives, we hope that the little boy who was so scared of them to start with, is still smiling, as he was when he realised how gentle they were and how soft their ears were.

fab photos from Official Crufts accredited photographer Milly Davies.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

The good and the bad

As always when you share your lives with dogs, there are good and bad times, and sometimes its hard to see past the bad. We are very sad to have lost our beloved Farlap Festive last week, and her cheery disposition and comical character will be greatly missed. To lose two hounds in just a couple of months has been really heartbreaking, as they are first and foremost our family, and all loved individually for their special characters. Losing two livers has made the gap seem even larger, as we are so used to having three livers all bouncing around us, with that daftness that I think only "Livers" have!

On the "plus" side, our special little Bellabella (Gioia Delle isole Lontane at Farlap) from Italy did us proud at the Manchester Championship Show, where she won her class, best bitch, CC and Best of breed and passed the vet check with what the vet described to me as "the best movement hes ever seen in a bloodhound". We are immensely proud of her. She can be seen competing in the hound group  here