Puppies are here!

Congratulations to London on her newest litter, sired by Stryker. We welcomed 4 boys and 3 girls into the world. All are black tan. Mom and babies are doing well!

An early Christmas present!

We are very excited to find out today, via ultrasound, that London is expecting babies! They’re due mid January. The proud father is Stryker, who is a liver/tan SAR boy located in North Pole, Alaska. It was quite an adventure getting this breeding done since he is so, SO far away but it certainly was exciting to see today that all of our hard work paid off. 🙂

December Already?!

It’s hard to believe that December is here and Christmas and New Years is just around the corner! Surprisingly, for once, we have kind of a slow month here and the dogs are enjoying being at home without much to do. We did take Chaps to a wonderful event last weekend called Cookie For Kids Cancer. It’s an annual bake sale, where they get donations city wide from local bakeries, and all proceeds go towards funding pediatric cancer research. This was our first time and we enjoyed it! Chaps was a hit and made many new friends. By lunch time on Saturday, the event had raised over $20,000 and was running out of product! So awesome!

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Happy Thanksgiving!

We find ourselves thankful all year but especially thankful this time of year for such loving and wonderful creatures in our lives. We are blessed with them and with our extended Bloodhound family. Countless friends and family have been made through our beloved Bloodhounds and we are grateful for this. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!

Piedmont Kennel Club – Meet The Breeds

We joined forces with Mary Dolde and Melissa Byrd and pulled off another great Meet The Breeds booth this year for PKC. This is an opportunity for the public to come and meet different breeds of dogs and to learn about each breed from their owners. It is a wonderful public education tool!

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Colonial Bloodhound Club’s trailing trials

We traveled to Camp Hill, PA this weekend to participate in the CBC’s mantrailing trials.  HUGE congratulations to Michael and Visa on their mantrailer intermediate title (MTI) and to my most special girl, Little Bit, on her mantrailer excellent  (MTX) title. We’ve been working hard together and it has paid off! Although I don’t have their ‘official’ pictures, I do have a pictures from friends at the event of Visa posing for his official shot and of Little Bit just after the completion of her trail. Enjoy! 🙂

Thank you to the participants and volunteers of the CBC for a wonderful event and weekend!

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And … we have a new addition!

We welcome a new girl to our family! Introducing … Flessner’s Ride It Like You Stole It For M&M … “Chaps” … pictured here at 9 weeks old. Formerly ‘fuchsia girl’ from Brinkley/Hollywood litter. We are excited about her future with us!

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Prarielands Bloodhound Club trailing trials

The 3rd annual David Bauer memorial trailing trials was held in Brighton, IL this weekend by the Prarielands Bloodhound club. We were honored to be able to judge some great Bloodhounds and their handlers. There were two passing teams, MT level, for the weekend.  Congratulations again! It was a fabulous time of mantrailing, fun, friends (old and new!) and Bloodhounds!

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Happy 10th Birthday to Nolan!

Nolan, the patriarch of our dog family, turned 10 years old today. Nolan is a recent Stud Dog Hall of Fame inductee with only three litters to his credit, one of those being a singleton. He had quite a show career when he was out, all of it owner handled. Today he enjoys the retired life of hanging out, sleeping, eating and waiting on his next meal. 🙂 Happiest of birthdays to you big guy! Oh, and Happy Halloween to the rest of you!

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SSAR & BTH meet again!

Summit Search & Rescue (from New Cumberland, PA) and Behind The Hound group met again for it’s annual mantrailing training weekend here in the NC/SC area this weekend. As usual it proved to be a fantastic time, full of learning, food and laughs. The weekend consisted of 17 handlers and dogs. The dogs ranged from beginner puppies to experienced mantrailers. Trails were laid in all types of environments with different distractions, surfaces, levels of contamination. Smoke bomb demos were done to show the handlers who had never seen it exactly where scent goes … it was a fabulous time and we can’t wait to do it again!

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