A lake girl …

This summer we’ve taken Gaines to the lake a few times. She’d never been on our (or any) boat, never been to water to swim, never been in deep water to swim, etc. It’s been such a great joy to share this fun with her!



Two new passed EECTs!

An EECT is an abbreviation for the American Bloodhound Club’s mantrailing trial ‘instinct test’ and is a test for a dog to follow a trail that is at least one hour old and one fourth mile long. We went to Columbia, SC this weekend to do this testing and both of our girls passed! We are SO proud of Mrs. Pea and Thumbelina on passing this mantrailing tests but also doing it in a heat index of over 100 degrees! Yikes, it was SO hot! 






Landis wins Westminster Best Opposite Sex …

… winning this honorable win to the BEST IN SHOW WINNER – ‘Trumpet!’ We’ve had dogs that we’ve bred/co-owned show at Westminster in years past which all of them have made us so proud. This is the first year that we’ve had one of our own, living in our home, go to show. She did us so proud! She finished 2021 as Royal Canin best of opposite sex winner (also to the best of breed winner ‘Trumpet’), ranked as the number one female Bloodhound and one of only five invitees to show at 2022 Westminster Kennel Club dog show! Landis loves to show and is primarily handled by Kasey Von Engel, who is her best friend!



Sweet dreams

Thumbelina is such a delight in our lives and we love her so much!


Ziggy & Eden

Ziggy and Eden are from our Gaines/Visa ‘rainbow’ litter and pictured at 3.5 months old here. They are just so dang cute and sweeter than sugar!


Boy howdy! It’s a hot winter day …

Landis got hot sitting in the sun and worked up quite an impressive drool today!!


New babies!

Our newest litter is here! Welcome to the world the ‘rainbow’ litter! Gaines and Visa have done well!

Play time!

Summer play time! Mrs. Pea playing chase keeping the ball from Landis. 


Yay for Hootie!

Baby Hootie gets her first 3pt AKC major! Shown by Connor Black. Pictured at 8.5mos 

Chilling out

Enjoying the afternoon on the couch with Gaines & Landis