Saturday, September 26, 2009

Mr T's day out

Mr T accompanied me to work at Cornwall Gundog Show today........He had a great time in the scurry and posing by the lake!

Puppy News

Another great photo from Bailey,taking his daily excercise on the garden trampoline!!
plus news from Australia where Farlap Cautious, who is jointly owned with Steve Thomas has had some more great wins.
At lake Macquarie championship show she went best Minor Puppy in show, she managed the same at the Northern region NSW championship show....twice (there were two shows on the same venue) and best MP in show at the Combined northern CC Championship show. Well done little girl.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Bad Boy Bailey

Oh dear, Baileys done it again!Bailys owners sent us these pix of Baily in trouble again (I believe hes been renamed Captain Chaos).....but how can you resist that sweet face??!! Previously known here on the blog, for his alcoholic tendencies,when hes not on the trampoline, or sniffing the lavender......hes helping to rearrange the soft furnishings.
Today has been spent meeting a lovely family who had spent some time trying to find a bloodhound breeder who cares about health testing, and breeding bloodhound puppies for the right reasons. I hope they enjoyed their visit, meeting the hounds, taking them in the field and generally getting jumped on and dragged about........judging by theeir faces I think they did! it will be great to see them again in a few weeks time....they may have been able to get the slobber off by then!

Thursday, September 24, 2009


Delighted to receive a certificate from the KC today to confirm Logic is officially a Champion! Also great to have an advert courtesy of Royal Canin (thankyou) in Dog World.
Had news today from Watson, one of her puppies. His tally for items either eaten or destroyed , is mounting weekly...including numerous pairs of glasses, tv remotes, and three pairs of shoes. OOps!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Trouble with a capital T (or D)

We have ( had) a lovely pond.....2 levels, cascading water, fountain, marginal get the scene. occasionally the hounds would wade in it and upset a few frogs and reeds but nothing too serious. That all changed at the weekend when I heard WW3 breaking out in the garden. I went up there to discover a rat had burrowed through the wall, behind the pond liner, and it was closely followed by Drizzle the terrier! next thing I know, the whole pondliner has been trashed, all the water escaped, and Drizzle is in hot pursuit, trashing the liner as she goes. Looking at this photo of her after the digging had finished, butter wouldnt melt!
On a more positive note, we had a good mating today between Vivid and Cythar so are hoping for a good result.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Tis the season to be jolly.......

Actually, its not" jolly" right now....3 girls in season, all hormonal and stroppy....and 5 boys all going crazy!!
For poor Candle its her 1st season and shes decided that its given her a superior position over her sister Cinnamon. She is a right madam! Here she is looking superior lying on the lawn and again stood in front of cottage.
Likewise Vivid takes "seasons" very seriously, and this is probably just as well as we are hoping to mate her next week. Here she is (bottom photo)posing in the garden!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Calendar Boys!

we are delighted that the famous browntrout calendars, are including three of our boys on their 2010 bloodhound calendar. F. Basnicky and Fergus (CH. Thankful) are the "February Boys" and Cythar Ivaliruz Farlap, is the handsome Mr April!

Saturday, September 12, 2009


Today has been the first really nice sunny day in weeks, and the hounds have been sunbathing all day, soaking up the rays. heres a few shots from around the garden.From the top: Cythar, our gorgeous Czech boy, and the father of Candle and Cinnamon, Gravity (who is hiding in her favourite place....bum in the bush and watching everyone else!) and Bas, taking care of his Mother Tarnish, and also in his usual sitting position, like Lord of the Manor!

Friday, September 11, 2009


It was a disapointing day today. I was due to take F. Basnicky, F. Candle, and Logic to Richmond Championship show. However 2 days ago it was clear that Logics season was getting closer, and then yesterday Candle decided to start hers, then finally last night in the field, bas and his sister had a "mid-air-collision" resulting in him getting knocked into a ditch and hurting his leg.
hes pretty much back to normal tonight but certainly wasnt up to going to a show today. I dont think ive ever had all the hounds entered, unable to go before!
I was also meant to be collecting 6 sacks of dog food from David Gore, having been the successful bidder in the ABB aution at the weekend, and had to cancel that as well!
Talking of David, if anyone wants to see how a good judges critique should look, I suggest they read his write up from paignton Show. I wasnt entered so cannot be considered was just a superbly written critique, one of the best I have ever read, and there are many many experienced judges out there who could learn a lot from it.
Farlap Curate is off to the Expocan in Mexico tonight, for Mexicos biggest Dog Show circuit, so good luck to him! Hopefully his show weekend will be better than ours!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

have you seen these bernese mountain dogs in devon ?


I have just been informed that two Bernese bitches went missing from their home sometime before midday today, Tuesday 8th September 2009.
The two bitches were left in a garden considered to be secure. The garden gate was shut when the owner discovered the bitches were gone, there was no sign of forced entry and no sign of an escape route.

Jazz is 3 years old.
Ellie is 6 months old and described as small and very lame.
Neither are wearing collars but are thought to be microchipped (that is not confirmed)
Both are friendly and will likely approach strangers and dogs.
All the usual local agencies are being alerted.
Please report any sightings to Louise Oakaby on 07807 977138 or her landline 01404 822655
If unable to contact the owner contact Jude at Bernese Welfare UK on 01787 371940

Friday, September 4, 2009

A shining light

Heres farlap Candle...finally managed to get an up to date piccy (Thanks to Pearce Photographic)
taken at 9 months old.

Thursday, September 3, 2009


Well Done Astrid, she and Generous have produced 12 lovely puppies in CZ. photos to follow soon.