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. Updated daily, we offer subscribers a unique insight into 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 5700 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

New Products for Hound and Horse

Sunday, August 14, 2022

We are delighted to announce that during the summer we have been evaluating and sourcing new products to test. The first new product is from the team at Equidiet. (https://equidiet.org.uk/). HI-Drate is a new revolutionary hydration system that has been developed to provide an instant, highly palatable drink to relieve the detrimental effects of dehydration....

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Class 1 1st Ampleforth Vicar 2nd Ampleforth Ruler 3rd Trinity Foot & South Herts Pringle 4th North Bucks Tangent Class 2 Entered Dog Hound 1st Chilmark & Clifton Foot Broker 2nd Ampleforth Hawthorn 3rd Taw Vale Granite 4th Eton Hunt Blacksmith Class 2a Entered Dog Hound (Unmeasured) 1st Derby, Notts & Staffs Peddler 2nd Chilmark...

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The Grallagh Harriers were formed in 2007 as a foot pack, and in 2009 became a mounted pack sharing the cream of the Galway stone wall country with the Galway Blazers. The Grallagh Harriers are without doubt a fine pack of hounds.  They have everything that you would want in a pack, uniform in size,...

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Editorial

The 80:20 Rule

Monday, August 8, 2022

There are various versions of the famous 80:20 rule in existence – 80% of the work is done by 20% of the people; 80% of the information available online is 20% true; or 80% of an emotional debate is bluster and 20% is fact are just 3 examples of this. Over the last 130+ years…

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Lessons from History

Friday, June 17, 2022

Emperor’s New Clothes? May 2022

Monday, May 30, 2022

Hunting Kind

Tuesday, March 8, 2022

Who Do You Think You Are Kidding?

Friday, January 28, 2022