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

The British Hound Sports Association

Thursday, June 30, 2022

Following the AGM’s both the MFHA and AMHB members approved the plans to move forward with a new single governing body for hunting – the British Hound Sports Association (BHSA). The MFHA and AMHB will step back from the governance of hunting and instead focus on the hound breeding, stud books and regional representation and...

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New England Hunts Foxhound Show 2022

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

CHAMPION WINNERS English – Champion Dog or Bitch – Trophy sponsored by Norfolk Hunt and presented by Eva Monaco Champion Norfolk Hunt Mickey- Huntsman Steve Farrin Reserve – Norfolk Hunt Mistie American  Champion Dog or Bitch – Trophy presented by Darcy Johnson, MFH, Tanheath Hunt Champion  Norfolk Hunt Orange County Peaceful (D) Reserve  Myopia Hunt...

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Blaston Hound Show Results 2022

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Carolinas Hound Show 2022

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

South of England Show 2022

Sunday, June 12, 2022

Virginia Hound Show 2022

Sunday, June 5, 2022

Honiton show results 2021

Saturday, August 28, 2021

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

Lessons from History

Friday, June 17, 2022

Back in 2001, I was invited to fill some huge shoes and take the reins of the Wye College Beagles as the new Chairman. I was looking forward to it – there was a great team of enthusiastic and experienced staff who were ‘marshalled’ on a regular basis by a kennelman who worked nights so…

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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

Unintended Consequences

Friday, November 5, 2021