Welcome to Baily’s Hunting Directory

Often referred to as ” the red-backed bible of hunting”  Baily’s has been universally acknowledged as the best and only comprehensive listing of packs of hounds of all types from around the world. There so much more to Bailys than just our well known ‘Directory’ section which has been the ‘go-to’ hunting resource since 1897.  Extensive subscriber feedback tells us that this on-line version, with its daily updates, continues to be the primary resource for those with an interest in hunting and hounds. Baily’s provides subscribers with unique access to the past, present, and aspirations for the future of hunting with hounds.

For each hunt, the Directory section has 3 elements:-

A listing page containing hunt details,
A gallery page featuring the best images from that hunt,
A related services page featuring hirelings, liveries, etc. available in that hunt area.

In addition to images on the hunt gallery pages captured by some of today’s best photographers of hounds and hunting scenes we have a vintage gallery that features images from our archives dating from about 1890 onwards.

The ‘Shows and Events section’ features hound show results from 1835 and then annually from 1897 onwards together with individual hunt puppy show results  going back to 1893.

In the ‘News and Articles’ section subscribers have access to a repository of hundreds of interesting and helpful articles from some great authors covering the world of hunting with hounds and the country lifestyle, latest news from hunts worldwide and a rapidly growing repository of hunting verse.
We have  two ‘free to access’ sections;- one of which is our ‘hound name selector’. To date this has proved to be an valuable asset for hunts Worldwide when finding ‘just the right name for each pup in a litter. It is updated regularly and currently contains over 5280 names. In addition, we are delighted to be able to share a regular section on collecting and identifying hunt buttons led by one of the World’s foremost authorities on hunt buttons including a very active forum for both new and experienced collectors. Our games section which is under the ‘lifestyle tab’ contains some intriguing and regularly updated puzzles and quizzes to keep you amused.

Finally, within our constantly evolving online store, we have a full range of essential items for hunting people:- perhaps a printed Directory to start or complete a collection? Perhaps our Hunting Companion, that invaluable reference work, the free to download and colour in prints, or one of our latest publications.


Our latest news, shows, events and reports

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Festival of Hunting 2019 Beagle Results

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

 Class 1  UNENTERED BEAGLE DOG HOUND 1st Old Berkeley FARNDALE* Fantom 2013 Garlic 2014 2nd Eton College BLACKTHORN* Blarney 2015 Willow 2013 3rd Newcastle & District CROSSBOW* Charger 2016 Dally 2016 1st Ampleforth FAIRFAX* Farndale 2015 Sapphire 2015  Class 2  ENTERED BEAGLE DOG HOUND 1st Royal Agricultural College WHIPLASH 2018 Torrent 2015 Wheatabix 2013 2nd...

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Itchen Down Farm 2018

Monday, December 3, 2018

Itchen Down Farm is one of those dates on the calendar that is a “must do” for so many people each year. It offers beautiful countryside for all on foot or on horseback ,to watch hounds work in, and a cracking ride for those who like to kick on. Dick Burge is always so welcoming...

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Holywell Meet 2018

Monday, November 26, 2018

Corhampton Lane Farm 2018

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Leeds Farm March 2018

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Ashland Bassets at Aldie September 2017

Sunday, September 17, 2017

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Tantrums, Tantrums

Monday, July 27, 2020

Under the old ‘normal’ we would currently be in mid-show season ranging from the Festival of hunting a trip to a French Fete de la chasse, through to Lowther. This Editorial would be written in the ‘downtime’ between finishing the stock layout and chatting to fellow stallholders. But as we now know the normal has…

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