How To’s

How to Care for your Bowler Hat Between Puppy Shows

Posted on Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Written by: Peter Brook

The best way to look after your new Bowler is to store it in the box supplied, away from sunlight and brush it with a soft-bristled brush; be careful with soft felts because a stiff bristled brush can tear the felt. For stubborn stains the brush will not reach, try using a makeup sponge, rubbing...

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How to Breed a Pack of Hounds

Posted on Saturday, June 3, 2017
Written by: Capt RE Wallace

Very few people have the good fortune to breed a pack of hounds and only a handful of the blessed enjoy the opportunity to develop a pack over a lifetime. Hound breeding is not an area in which the ordinary hunting person gets involved and although many will be quick to comment on the qualities...

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The Breeding of Modern Outcrosses

Posted on Sunday, December 4, 2016
Written by: Peter Brook

The  majority  of  successful  hound  breeders  over  the  years  have  adopted  a  form  of  hound  breeding  known  as  ‘line  breeding’  so  that  they  can  make  and  retain  a  level  pack  of  hounds  that  can  hunt  and run up together. Line breeding is a form of inbreeding, as the method is to multiply the names of...

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How to Judge Foxhounds

Posted on Friday, December 2, 2016
Written by: Martin Scott

In this article by Martin Scott taken from Baily’s Hunting Companion he gives some thought as to what judges look for when judging ‘on the flags’.  One of the aims of holding a puppy show is to thank those stalwarts of the hunt, the puppy walkers, for their valuable contribution to the hunt. Hound shows,...

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Hunting Kit -How to Buy it and How to Clean it

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Written by: Peter Brook

In selecting hunting kit I would never economise on a coat. A second­hand or off the peg coat can be altered but a tailor-made coat is best. Box calf boots that last two seasons or nylon breeches are good economies but a good coat has great advantages. Having a coat made The two buttons at...

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