Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Looking Good!

Heres George (Farlap Guesswork), brother to our Gertrude and Leslie & Michaels Gracie......they are 10 months old now and hes pictured at the side of the lake in his home city of Moscow.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

waiting waiting......

and still waiting for Candle and Logic to come into season......any minute now hopefully. I know we have several people all waiting for our next litter of bloodhounds, and so I promise that the moment I can give you some news, I will.....meanwhile you will have to join us in the waiting game!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Trials and Tribulations

What a great day we had at the Bloodhound Trials last week......I decided to only enter Cythar as to be honest Id been pretty slack on the training this autumn and only Cythar had had the hours put in......and he really loves a day out on his own, so off we trundled to oxfordshire.
It was the 1st trials since his accident and I was unsure how he would cope if other hounds or people crowded him, and several times I had to guard him from less considerate owners who allowed their hounds to barrell into him, however he DID cope and more importantly once he got out into the field and started his line, he was as happy as he ever was.He had awful terrain (although the line itself was a simple loop) with dry dusty drilled soil, devoid of any vegetation , for the whole mile long line, but he really worked it and found his runner with a great enthusiastic ID, so I was very very pleased with him, even if he didnt appear in the winners cards.
Flints training is coming on leaps and bounds and we had a vermin control session at the weekend, and he was mighty proud of himself when he made a 1st class retrieve of a tree rat!!!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Panic Over!

Well im glad to report that Ben is safely home in his home in latvia, after his owner had to pay a substantial"ransome" for his safe return. He was hungry and dehydrated, but alive and otherwise unharmed. What a terrible ordeal.
Here in Devon Ive been doing my usual last ditch attempt to feign some kind of fitnes for the forthcoming "bloodhound working trials" and as per usual I am horribly unfit, ill prepared and staggering breathless from field to field with my back on its way out and feeling like Im on my last legs!! Cythar on the other hand is loving all the extra training and doing hour cold lines with relish....lets hope it continues into next week! Damson, despite missing her old friend Envy, is really reliving her youth with Andrews new pup....and his retrieving is coming on leaps and bounds. After the trials I hope to get him onto cold game, but this week Im having to concentrate on Cythars training rather than the puppy's. Whilst going through some old photos I found this one of the two family members we have lost this last month......Henna and Envy who were inseperable, and died within 2 weeks of each other.
Tennant is hopefully going to a show tomorrow and as the shooting season is about to start, and he will probably get rather scratched and marked over the next few months, then it will probably be his last show for the winter. I heard someone say the otherday that, despite buying a working active gundog breed, they had no intention of doing any gundog training with him. How very sad for the dog.

Monday, October 4, 2010


If you live in Europe and are offered an adult male Black and tan Bloodhound, please let me know.
A black and tan boy has been STOLEN whilst on a walk, in Latvia, and his owner is desperate to find him. We believe he has been stolen to be sold on, and anyone with any sightings or information please get in touch.
We are running a pledge system to help his owner be in a better position to offer a reward for information leading to his safe recovery. if you could spare just a £ or a $, please visit our page here!/pages/Pledge-a-reward-and-help-Inara-get-her-stolen-bloodhound-boy-home/164584066886026?ref=mf
No one needs to send any money at this stage......just to pledge it, should the situation change and a reward is to be paid out at some point. Im sure that people could miss one small open show and pledge their entry fees cost, or maybe go without that bottle of wine and pledge the cost? Just imagine how you would be feeling if it were your bloodhound that had been stolen!