Hounds are at the very centre of a hunt and we spend a significant effort to ensure they live in the best possible surroundings. There is always work to be done and each summer provides opportunities to walk the new arrivals (walkers are always welcome!), as well friends to help mend and upgrade the kennels. So if you do want to get to know our hounds and staff well, do come up and help out in the summer.
Breeding for Perfection
There are currently 34 couple of hounds in Kennels with a further 6 couple who are the puppies that will be entered this season. Both Old and Modern English, Welsh, as well as American blood lines run in the pack.
We are always looking for puppy walkers. Although puppy walking is a significant commitment, it is an invaluable part of a hound’s life. It is so important as hounds are at the very core of any hunt. If you do walk puppies, you will have the satisfaction of seeing your hound working over the years to come and you will quite rightly know that you’ve made a significant contribution through your time and effort (and no doubt patience!) to the Tedworth.
Puppy Show 2017 Results
The Puppy Show was held on 3rd June 2017 and we were again blessed with a sunny day. The kennels looked immaculate, so smartly painted and even the flowers in the hanging baskets had all bloomed to order. The Judges were James Andrews Master and huntsman of the South and West Wilts and Dan Mellor Master and huntsman of the Vine and Craven. They had 4 ½ couple of doghounds and seven couple of bitches from three litters to sort out, their task was made easier by the confident way they were shown by Jo Fullwood with help in the kennels from Adam Tunmore and Guy Jenkins
The winners were
- Best Doghound was Fielder walked by Sarah Crean
- Second Doghound was Finder walked by Evie Knight Bruce
- Third Doghound was Finley walked by Claire Cook
- Best Bitch and Champion Puppy was Finance walked by Claire Cook
- Second Bitch was Dido walked by Jo Fullwood
- Third Bitch was Fidget walked by Evie Knight Bruce
- The Longest Walked prize went to Diehard and Diary walked by Sally Jones
Other Puppy Walkers were Monica Donovan, Georgie Price, Katie Read, Mirabel Helme and Philip Price.
The Best Working Hound of 2016 entry was Stencil by United Stoker 2009 out of Linen 2010, walked by Richard StokesA delicious tea was most kindly provided and served by the ladies of the Tedworth Hunt and Hunt Supporters.
The Joint Masters would especially like to thank all the landowners, farmers and gamekeepers for their continued support.