Welcome to Baily’s Hunting Directory

Often referred to as ” the red-backed bible of hunting”  Baily’s continues to be the best and only comprehensive listing of packs of hounds of all types from around the world. Today there so much more to Baily’s 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 the social history or field sport of hunting with 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. 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 growing repository of hunting related facts, and curious hunting and hound related incidents.

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 puppy 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.

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

Further to the Prime Minister’s announcement on Saturday, the hunting authorities have advised hunts that all hunting activities in England are to be suspended in line with the lockdown from Thursday 5th November until the restrictions are due to be lifted on Wednesday 2nd December. While many will be taking the opportunity to enjoy a...

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An Open Letter to the Cumbria PCC

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Covid-19 and Hunting

Friday, September 11, 2020

Win a £1000 Windfall from Lycetts

Friday, August 14, 2020

 Dog Hounds Class 1 For the best single ENTERED Dog Hound not exceeding 15 ins. 1st Four Shires                         LIDSTONE ‘18 2nd Westerby                           AMBUSH ‘15 3rd Woolaston                          TURPIN ‘16   Class 2 For the best single UNENTERED Dog Hound 1st East Lincs                                       EMPEROR   23.07.18 2nd East Lincs                                     ENVOY        23.07.18 3rd Westerby                                       LAUGHTON 06.03.18   Class 3...

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South of England Show 2019

Monday, June 24, 2019

Southern Hound Show 2019

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Kildare Puppy Show 1936

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Notes on the Atherstone from 1881

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

This Kennel Report from 1881 would be useful for anyone with an interest in hound breeding, particularly Old English lines The Atherstone has become, under Mr Oakley’s care and judgment, one the most perfect packs in England, and each year there have been signs of improvement as regards the strains of blood introduced. Last year,...

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Old Dominion Hounds Meet at Flint Hill

Monday, October 19, 2020

Peshawar Vale Hunt Report 2020

Saturday, September 19, 2020

Itchen Down Farm 2018

Monday, December 3, 2018

Holywell Meet 2018

Monday, November 26, 2018

Corhampton Lane Farm 2018

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

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Doing a Ratner

Saturday, November 28, 2020

In colloquial UK business English – particularly in the City – the term: “Doing a Ratner” is short for: Really really screwing up in a totally avoidable way by doing something monumentally damaging either because there was no process to avoid it in place or there was but it was recklessly ignored. In an age…

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Managing the Message

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

One Bad Apple

Friday, October 30, 2020

Who Guards the Guards? September 2020

Sunday, September 20, 2020

Tantrums, Tantrums

Monday, July 27, 2020


Thursday, June 18, 2020