Welcome to Baily’s Hunting Directory

Often referred to as ” the red-backed bible of hunting” our well-known ‘Directory’ section has been the ‘go-to’ hunting resource since 1897 and Baily’s continues to be the best and only comprehensive listing of packs of hounds of all types from around the world. Extensive subscriber feedback tells us that this online version, with its daily updates, provides subscribers with an authoritative view of the past, present, and 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 to the present 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, the latest news from hunts worldwide, and hunting verse. Our games section which is under the ‘lifestyle tab’ contains some intriguing and regularly updated puzzles and quizzes to keep you amused.

We are pleased to introduce a new section ‘Did You Know’ – a timeline of peculiar, sometimes curious incidents concerning hunting or hound.

In addition to our editorials, we have two other ‘free to access’ sections;- one of which is our ‘hound name selector’. To date, this has proved to be a valuable asset for hunts Worldwide when finding ‘just the right name’ for each puppy in a litter. It is updated regularly and currently contains over 5350 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.

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

The Festival of Hunting is delighted to announce that the Countryside Alliance has become a key sponsor of the Festival, which returns to the East of England Showground on 20th July 2022. The Festival of Hunting will encompass the 134th Peterborough Royal Foxhound Show where the very best hounds from across the country will be...

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Quorn Puppy Show 1917

Thursday, April 28, 2022

The Judging of the young entry of the Quorn Hunt took place on Saturday afternoon at the Kennels, Pawdy Cross-roads. Notwithstanding the present conditions which Inevitably militate against the breeding of foxhounds, the entries this year are well up to the average, and there were shown a Vital of IN couples, dogs four and a...

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Honiton show results 2021

Saturday, August 28, 2021

Puppy Show 2021

Friday, August 13, 2021

The Tri-Meet originally fixtured for this day ended up being a Joint Meet with Ashland Bassets (VA) and Hill & Hollow Bassets (MD).  We met at The Institute (The National Beagle Club) in Aldie, VA. The weather for the day was good for hunting, sunny but slightly chilly with a light breeze.  The McCoys’ from...

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Editorial

This should be a quiet time for hunting with hounds as one season closes, hunt staff change or move, and some take up new positions or decide to retire. This year more than most things are more active and over recent months hunting with hounds along with other field sports has been thrust into the…

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Hunting Kind

Tuesday, March 8, 2022

Who Do You Think You Are Kidding?

Friday, January 28, 2022

Unintended Consequences

Friday, November 5, 2021

Trials and Tribulations

Saturday, October 2, 2021

What’s in it For Me?

Tuesday, August 24, 2021