It was a mixed month with highs and lows.....The pups are technically no longer pups! and have enjoyed their first couple of trips to shows as "juniors". Sherman won Junior dog at both Welks and the National Dog show, and really enjoys the show ring.
Sadly we had to say goodbye to Barvicka this month, due to age related ill health. She was such a wonderful old lady and we miss her dreadfully.
Bella (CH Gioia Delle Isole Lontane at Farlap -imp Bel) ws selected to represent the breed at the Kennel Clubs "Vulnerable Native Breeds" competition at Crufts this year. We didnt enter any of the breed classes at Crufts so had a very pleasant day on Friday (not hound day) with lots of media and public attention for Bella, who lapped it up as usual! She really showed off in the BIG ring and I was as proud as punch of her. Sadly the judge chose a collie and a setter instead, but we didnt mind, it was a fun day.