Friday, June 26, 2009

bath Time!

Farlap Curate, AKA "Dominic" who lives in Mexico, has had to start getting ready for the show season. Here he is stood on a grooming table (no....I couldnt believe it was possible for a bloodhound either!!) after his bath, waiting for the hairdryer. he now has a professional handler for his pre show training so Ill be watching the results with great interest.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Our little Viking

Heres a fab photo that arrived today from Denmark, of Farlap babocka (Heinrik to his friends!)....he looks so much like Grandad Fergus its uncanny!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

The Good, the Bad and The Ugly

well we have had it all this week!!!
First the Good.... great news from Austalia that Farlap Cautious has had another good weekend at a show, getting reserve BOB bloodhound as well as beating many puppies of all breeds to won the Puppy group. Well done Steve and Shelly!!
The bad......well the bad news started when Andrew found his friend dead on his tractor last week, and as if that wasnt a bad enough time, we have had to get one of our pups back as the home didnt work out. Its been a very stressful and worrying 24 hours, one that i dont want to repeat again, but thankfullyhes safe home with us now. It does mean we are looking for a very VERY special home for a 7 month puppy male, pet only, neutered, but possibly suitable for hunting/tracking.
The ugly?? .....well thats a story for later........

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Unbelievable day

what a fantastic day we had at the Bloodhound Club Championship show.
over 70 bloodhounds entered, and Logic won the bitch CC and best in Show. Farlap Basnicky (from my last litter) won Dog CC and res BIS. Farlap Candle won best puppy bitch and was a real star.
it was also great to have Farlap Crofter and his family come along.....I think they deserved a medal because Andy flew in from Saudi just to attend the show with their pup, and then went back the same night!!!
The fantastic day was marred by a really unpleasanty incident in the carpark where an aggressive bitch grabbed hold of one of the puppies lip and bit right through, and such behaviour is not acceptable in a hound in my opinion (and that of several other people who saw the incident). One has to ask what sort of hound would intentionally attack a 6 month old puppy? I am sure we will hear more about this soon.