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Meet Mayer – Available older puppy!

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Mayer is a 10 month old, black/tan male puppy available to the right home. For more information and pictures, please read more at this link (to our current litter page): http://mandmbloodhounds.com/?page_id=72

Another title for Price!

Congratulations to Chip & Price on their new MTI (man-trailer intermediate) title they obtained this past weekend at the Southeastern Bloodhound Club’s independent trailing trial in Concord, NC! Great job guys! – CH. Sherick M&M’s Priceless Memories, CGC, RN, BN, MT, MTI

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Another wonderful Valentines Day!

Henry is Molly’s 4yr old nephew … who loves Fin. Fin wrote Henry an email today, read below:

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Dear Henry,

Today was a very special day for me. I received your Valentine, made especially for ME(!), in Mommy & Daddy’s mail. Thank you so much for thinking of me on Valentine’s Day! My Daddy (Michael) took pictures of me while Mommy (Molly) helped me open it. You can see them below
 
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I am so excited this piece of mail is for me! Who could it be from?
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I even sat down like I do for cookies so Mommy would give it to me!
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She opened it up so I could smell inside. I remembered you! I knew you sent me the Valentine b/c of your smell. Remember I found you and your Mommy when we played hide & seek at GranMary’s?
 
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Me, looking and smelling the Valentine from you. It is so nice. You did such a great job making it for me!
 
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I even smelled the sticker you put on it!
 
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I had to double check you weren’t hiding in the envelope b/c I could still smell your scent. You see, us Bloodhounds have very sensitive noses – the BEST of all dogs! I couldn’t find you in the envelope so you must still be in Seattle. I hope I can see you soon!
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Mommy helped me put your Valentine on the ‘fridge so I can see it – it’s all mine 🙂
 
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I sit very proudly by it – thank you again for thinking of me! I sure hope your Valentine’s Day was a great one!
 
Love, Fin
 

That was hard work!

Huge CONGRATULATIONS to Chip & Price on earning their last two legs this weekend, at the Charlotte Dog Training Club’s obedience trial, to obtain their Rally Novice (RN) and Beginner Novice (BN) obedience titles. We are SO proud of you both! Way to go!
CH. Sherick M&M’s Priceless Memories, CGC, RN, BN, MT – “Price”

Click here to see Price’s Rally Novice run

Price snoozing after all that hard work to earn these ribbons!

Price snoozing after all that hard work to earn these ribbons!

These dogs man-trail too??

Nope! It’s an AKC tracking class! Now that Fin has achieved his MTX  (the highest man-trailing title available through the American Bloodhound Club) at our National Specialty back in November, I decided we’d try out  tracking. So far it has been a lot of fun! Same fundamentals, of course, in regards to scent and scent theory but much different than trailing 🙂 These were taken by Michael in class yesterday.

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and then Finny! 🙂

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Snow Day!

Today it snowed again – the second time this winter. Our dogs love it and love to play chase in it! This was actually taken in the last snow but I enjoyed it so much, I thought I’d share. This is Nolan (left) and Paisley playing a game of chase.

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Happy New Year!

We wish you a Happy New Year and may 2011 bring you much happiness, good health and love! Pictured below is “Later” at 4.5 months old 

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Wow – am I behind or what??

OK – so it’s been since early September since I posted an update. So much has gone on b/t then and now! For starters, we had a red male singleton puppy, whom we named Later, born mid August. He is growing into a nice young man. We will need to get pictures posted of him soon. 5 days before Later was born, we were introduced to Brian Phelps, of Barefoot Labradors, b/c he had a singleton chocolate Lab puppy born, named Luke. Our repro vet put us together and I raised Later & Luke as brothers for the benefits of having a ‘litter.’ Luke just left yesterday … what fun it has been to raise these boys together and enjoy them! Enjoy this picture taken at 12/13wks of the two boys.

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On another note, we recently attended our American Bloodhound Club’s National specialty in Pine Mountain, GA. It was held at Callaway Gardens Resort.  What a week we had!! Congratulations to Fin on earning the only MTX offered at the trailing trial. Congratulations to Sunshine (Paisley & Later’s mother) on earning her MT. Congratulations to Higgins on earning his MTI and to Price for earning his MT! Later in the week, we jumped into obedience. Fin qualified for his first leg in Beginner Novice obedience, as did Price. Price won first place in the class! Price also went on to earn first place in the Rally Novice A class and earning his first leg in Rally Novice. Fin, in Rally Advanced, decided he’d leave the ring, LOL! Ahh…Bloodhounds, gotta love ’em! Rally Advanced is all off-leash. We enjoyed the Parade of Honor with Fin dressed up as THE KING. Pictures to come of his awesome costume! At the puppy match, Later took best in match which was a surprise. Best of opposite of best in match was given to his cousin Caloo. It was a fun time. Even Luke, the Lab, got shown in the puppy match 🙂  Lastly, out of almost 50 champion specials in the best of breed ring, Nolan made it through the second cut. Not bad for a 7yr old fella who hadn’t been in the show ring for over a year 🙂 All in all it was a memorable week and it was so fun visiting with friends and having fun with our dogs.

We brought home a souvenier from the Nationals. Planned way in advance, we decided to bring home “London” – Flessner’s International Getaway for M&M. She was born at the first of September. She and Later have become fast friends and having two puppies is always easier than one 🙂 She is out of Rio & Harvey and looks to have a promising future if she holds together. I talked to Chris (her breeder) about this litter over a year ago and it’s great to see it come to fruition. Thank you to them for allowing us to get her! Paisley and Fin have enjoyed her too.

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Happy Birthday Mom – from Fin

I just posted this to Facebook, but for those not on there I thought I’d share it here too. THANK you Chip, Melissa & Michele for assisting Fin in this very special birthday gift!!

Today, the day before my birthday, I received in my snail mail a present. The return address read, “From the Assisting Offices of King Fin” …. little did I know that I’d open one of the best gifts I have ever received with one exception – Fin himself. For those of you who I’ve shared Fin’s story, you can understand how special this was to me. In his short time on earth, Fin has touched more people than I can even think of. He is truly a blessing to me and he came to me in my life when I needed one most. A blessing in Bloodhound form, how better to reach me? 🙂 I am so thankful for him. He is a healthy boy that I hope to share so much more with in our future. Thanks for letting me share!

Click Here to see the video gift I received

Bloodhound Puts Nose To Ground in Stewie Search …

This is written about “Luther” … Sherick M&M’s Fiddlin’ Around …. out of the state of Colorado. We are so proud of both him and his wonderful owner, Jack Vail!  

Bloodhound puts nose to
ground in Stewie search

By Maria Schmitt • Loveland Connection • August
26, 2010

A small group of people and one bloodhound named Luther searched the fields south of Fort
Collins on Wednesday night for Stewie, a dachshund who fled the crash in which his owner died last
week.
Stewie wasn’t found Wednesday night, and the group planned to meet again early this morning to
resume the search.

Dana Hazlett and her daughter, Denae, organized a search party to look for Stewie on Sunday evening.
Close to 150 people showed up to help, she said. While searching the fields,
Hazlet said she saw
Stewie from a distance.
This week, she found out about Jack Vail and his trained 3-year-old bloodhound, Luther, and decided to ask them for help in finding Stewie. Vail and Luther do scent work through the Canine Training Academy as a hobby. The group met at the crash site around 7 p.m.
Wednesday as a group of bystanders watched the search begin.
Hazlett brought along Stewie’s collar, which his owners had taken off the morning of the crash, and a toy he played with the same morning.
“I hope we find something tonight so we can put closure to this,” Hazlett said before the search.
Downey‘s wife and children are eager to find Stewie and bring him home, Hazlett said.
Vail kept Luther in his van and then let him wander around a bit before introducing him to Stewie’s
scent. Vail said he wouldn’t need to sniff Stewie’s
belongings again for hours or more.

Since the Aug. 18 single-vehicle crash that killed Jason Downey, concerned citizens have stepped up to help find Stewie. The dog was seen fleeing the area where Downey‘s car burned along Larimer
County Road 19, near the Coyote Ridge Natural Area.

 

After zig-zagging through fields on the east side of the road for a while, Luther caught on to a scent
trail on a path running through the field. The path, an area without tall grass and weeds, would be easy
for a small dog to travel along, Vail said.
Luther followed the path for some time but
eventually lost it. Vail planned to bring the bloodhound back out early in the morning to search
again when the air and ground would be fresh and it would be more likely that Stewie would be
wandering around.
“I really want to see this out,” Hazlett said before the search Wednesday night. “We want to be here and see it through.” Hazlett has a dachshund herself, and she and her daughter are both animal lovers.

“The dog means so much to (the Downey family),” she said. “Here’s an open opportunity to help out
just a little bit.”
Vail was confident that Luther would have a better chance of finding Stewie or his scent early this morning. He planned to search even further south and east from where Luther picked up the trail,
aiming near a tree where Animal Protection and Control officers have placed a live trap.
“Now it’s just a matter of getting close to him,” Vail said.

Owner, Jack Vail of Fort Collins, lets bloodhound Luther sniff a bag of toys that belonged to missing dachshund Stewie. (Rich Abrahamson/The Coloradoan

Owner, Jack Vail of Fort Collins, lets bloodhound Luther sniff a bag of toys that belonged to missing dachshund Stewie. (Rich Abrahamson/The Coloradoan

Bloodhound Luther and his owner, Jack Vail of Fort Collins, comb a field Wednesday near where dachshund Stewie was last seen. Stewie fled the scene of a crash that killed his owner, Jason Downey, last week. Search organizer Dana Hazlett follows at the left. (Rich Abrahamson /The Coloradoan)

Bloodhound Luther and his owner, Jack Vail of Fort Collins, comb a field Wednesday near where dachshund Stewie was last seen. Stewie fled the scene of a crash that killed his owner, Jason Downey, last week. Search organizer Dana Hazlett follows at the left. (Rich Abrahamson /The Coloradoan)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stewie, a dachshund that belonged to Jason Downey, is missing in the area of Taft Hill Road just south of Trilby Road. (Photo courtesy of Downey family)

Stewie, a dachshund that belonged to Jason Downey, is missing in the area of Taft Hill Road just south of Trilby Road. (Photo courtesy of Downey family)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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