Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Tennants trip to the CLA Gamefair.


well Tennant had a couple of days at the CLA Gamefair and as he found it all quite tiring, he went to sleep in the gundog breeds tent WHV static display with his sisters and mum for a few hours.....as seen here with Richard....(photo courtesty of Karen thankyou grandma!)
He also got to appear in the gundog parade in the big ring!!!
He had a great time browsing the trade stands and choosing his new training dummies personally.

Friday, July 25, 2008

vetting homes

I was in a discussion with another breeder about vetting potential homes this week and we both agreed that over the years we have got a couple of them wrong....luckily on those occasions the pups were returned and happily rehomed. However I was then quite surprised to find out how little actual "checking out" some other breeders do....none more so than when i heard on the grapevine about 3 pups in homes that I had no hesitaion in refusing a pup to!!! One of them even has a bad repution in several countries yet they were still sold a pup from the UK. What a sad state of affairs. of course we all make misjudgements of characters and no one is exempt...especially me! but its not hard to check out potential puppy owners with fellow breeders when they have been begging breeders for some long time and yet still no one wants to sell them a puppy...or do some people actully believe they are above doing this and that their knowledge is greater than everyone elses??
Meanwhile if anyone gets a usa enquiry and its the same one as i have been dealing with for 19 months then i can give you some pointers on not selling her a pup!!!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Papa Gustek

odpo─Źitas v pokojoi Gustek, na duhovy most.

Monday, July 7, 2008

memorabilia

I was very kindly given several large boxes of bloodhound memorabilia by Eden Griffiths, that Pauline (Weatheroak Bloodhounds) had collected over more than 30 years.
Its all such interesting stuff that I can not stop reading it....with club newsletters going back to the early 1960s and so much info on hounds I had researched over the years, including photos and pedigrees.
One of the nicest things was the collection of bloodhound clippings, where Pauline had obviously taken an interest in others successes, and had cut out many many newspaper articles and photos depicting the highs and lows in the breed. This is a truly remarkable archive and one that I am proud to be the new custodian of.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Rule number one!


Before tennant arrived it was mutually agreed...by hounds, humans and the cat.....that Rule Number one would be that he would not be allowed on the sofas....so....as you can see.....that worked well!!!

Friday, July 4, 2008

thankyou!


Thanks to everyone who so kindly emailed or rang to say "well done" to Logic for winning the CC and BOB at the club show....it was nice to receive all your messages...especially after the lovely (I think not!) comment from another exbibitor which was obviously meant to just take the lovely edge off a great day!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

boys boys boys

Well with 2 girls in season at the moment the boys are all getting a bit hot blooded....so they have had some time out swimming in the lake this week....which has calmed everyone down a bit!
We are getting several puppy enquiries at the moment, however we do NOT breed to supply a puppy market not do we breed just to reduce the waiting list a bit (!!) we only plan a litter when we are looking for something to continue our lines and are wanting a new youngster for ourselves.
further more we dont just breed from some bitch to make her "pay her way"......we breed only from those we feel have something important and special to offer the breed......from those who we feel will be able to improve some part of our lines....and with this in mind we are hoping for a litter early next year.