Saturday, January 28, 2012


URGENT - MISSING 2 YEAR OLD LIVER AND TAN BLOODHOUND IN CHESHIRE AREA. Please would every one help us to find  Hector. He has white on his feet and a largish white blaze on his chest. He got away whilst on a walk and was hit by a car on the A34 between the Eden Point and Handforth round-a-bouts in the Cheadle Hulme area the day before yesterday. He ran away after being hit by a car... As you can imagine the owners are devastated and still have people out looking for him. They have contacted the police, vets, rescues and farmers in the area but still no news. He is also micro-chipped. please contact me if you see or hear anything

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Totally Illogical.

Illogical came into our lives in 2006, a bundle of confident but calm gorgeousness. She never lost her calmness and was always gorgeous, and without a doubt was the "hound of my heart", so her loss this week from cancer, has been extremely hard.
I have found a few of my favourite photos of her, one at 15 weeks showing off her enormous character, another at 12 weeks with her grandfather fergus (who is still with us in his 12th year) and another when she won BIS at the Czech Bloodhound Club show, when we went there for our summer holiday 3 years ago.
The only comfort at the moment is knowing she has puppies from her 2 beautiful litters, who are giving their owners a lot of pleasure and who carry her unique character around the world. Her babies are in the UK, Australia, Germany, Hungary and Mexico, as well as the three who live here with us. We hope that her grandchildren who are due to be born very shortly, will continue her lovliness, and have her wonderful gentle dignity.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Birthday Bargain

Heres Farlap Bargain (aka Miss Eden), every bit the birthday girl.......enjoying her day tracking in the lakedistrict and having a cuddle with her Dad at the top!

Happy Birthday!

Happy first birthday to the 2011 B litter. I cant believe they are a year old already, and I wish all the pups and their owners a fantastic 2012 with their pups. Farlap Bran, in Germany had a special treat for his Birthday breakfast! How they have grown since this photo at a couple of days old!

Friday, January 6, 2012

Snow much fun with Bran

Finally Ive got around to sorting out the photos from our visit to Bran in he is hunting along the road in a snow blizzard, as well as finding Christine in the forest. it was far from easy scenting conditions so he did extremely well.

After the sad news with Tarnish earlier in the week, it almost seems indecent to be smiling, but we have had some happy news today, and it has lifted our spirits a little bit. CH. Farlap Candle and CH. Farlap Basnicky are due to be proud parents in a few weeks, following Candles positive scan today.  Hopefully the patter of little feet will raise our spirits very soon!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Whirlwind Newyear

The last few days have been a bit of a whirlwind, with fantastic highs and sad lows. Firstly we went to Germany and visited Farlap Bran, who many will remember as "Brian" !! We had some fun watching him hunt (mantrailing) in some of the worst snow blizzards ive ever been out in......he was a real star and the photos will follow shortly. meanwhile heres one that the "lost" person (in this case his mummy Christine!!) took as he came in to the forest to find her.
Our return home from Germany was tinged with much sadness as we realised that Tarnish was finally not going to be with us much longer due to her tumours. it was a sad start to the New year for us when we had to have her put to sleep on january 2nd, however she will hopefully be racing about somewhere now, with  her brothers and her Mum. Her father Fergus is still going strong despite his 11 years!