May 2020

HOUND PUPPY NEWS (5)

From Deborah and Michael Boulton

Drastic and Drizzle are growing fast and have now had their jabs so can go out into the big wide world. We have been out on a number of walks, starting with just going out for a short time as they get very tired with all the new experiences and you don’t want them to over do it as they are growing. The lead training is paying off as I have to walk along a road for a short while to get to the path and they have both been very good. 
 
They have managed to deal with logs across the path, foot bridges (without falling off them or trying to go into the ditch and not being able to get out) and meeting new people and their dogs. We also saw cows and a lamb. I won’t introduce them to the horses until they are a bit bigger. 
 
They both have very different personalities. Drizzle although smaller is braver and more out going whereas Drastic will run away and hide. Drastic prefers to follow Drizzle and both are far braver when following our dog Sasha. 

Thank you for this welcome update!

HOUND PUPPY NEWS (4)

From David and Diane Evans
 
We, Drama and Draftsman (American spelling!), arrived on 4 April. We live in a large thatched stable with a pen to play in outside in the sun. We have now settled into a good routine - walks in the orchard followed by breakfast; a midday walk followed by lunch; and an evening walk followed by supper. We are put to bed at 7pm.
Meeting chickens is quite fun but large horses are a little scary. We are starting to walk a bit further afield in the paddocks which are great for running around in although our legs get in the way when we build up speed and we do bugs bunny impressions. Drama, the bitch puppy, has no colouring but Draftsman, the dog puppy has brown ears and brown patches on his body.’
 
Thank you for this amusing update!

 

HOUND PUPPY NEWS (3)

From Deborah Boulton …

This year Michael and I are walking Drastic and Drizzle they came to us at 7 weeks old and settled in straight away. They are both bitches, Drizzle was the runt of the litter so she is a bit smaller than Drastic. They both have really good appetites and are growing fast. They won’t have their jabs until they are thirteen weeks old so at the moment they cannot leave the garden. 
 
Being furloughed I have been able to give them lots of attention. I will spend this time teaching them their names and getting them to respond to them and getting them to walk on a lead. They have been responding well to their names but lead training is taking a bit longer. They love being around us which really helps once we are able to take them out for a walk.

Thank you for this timely update

HOUND PUPPY NEWS (2)

While we let our youngest puppies (featured recently in the breeding details) settle into their puppy walking homes, we are thrilled to hear from Layla Loughan. The Loughan family are not only walking three of our older puppies this year but also play host our annual clay shoot. This week they are introducing their puppies….

Week 1:
Hello, my name is Layla and I have a brother called, Hendricks, and sister, Matilda. I live at Mill Farm Lurgashall with our parents called Andrew and Jenny.
 
In 2019, we did our first ever puppy walking experience. Which was great fun. Last year we had three dogs called
Regent, Redditch and Rector.
 
On the 19 January 2020, we went to visit three hound puppies they were all bitches. They were born on 11 December which made them only six weeks old. On the 24 January we went to pick up the beautiful hounds, and we brought them back to our farm. 
 
When we pick the pups up, we are given a list of names starting with the first two letters of the dad’s name. They also have to be two syllables. 
 
The three names we picked were:
Smasher, Smoky and Smidgen
 
Week 2:
Whilst the pups don’t have their jabs, we are lucky enough to still be able to exercise them each day on our farm. But when they have their jabs we can take them further and introduce them to new sites, animals and vehicles.
 
After increasing their fitness, we started lead training them as well as individual. They are also introduced to different animals for example cats, horses, ducks and chickens, sheep and pigs.
 
Every day we have to feed the pups mince from the kennels and they have bones to chew on

LOUGHAN
 
 
 Thank you for this most informative update!
 

HOUND PUPPY NEWS (1)

Ever wondered what walking hound puppies entails? Want to get to know our future entry?
 
We are very lucky to be able to give you an insight into what our hound pups are getting up to with their walkers this year. We would like to thank the walkers, who will be introduced soon, for taking the time to send us some photos and details of their escapades!To introduce them, here is the breeding history and a little interesting info. Many thanks to two of our Hound Trustees,
Mr Nigel Peel MFH and Mrs Shirley Reed for helping to put this part together. 

 Hounds

Draycott was Unentered Reserve Champion at Peterborough and Unentered Champion at Bulith Wells. He is a terrific dog in his work. His sister, Drumbeat, was walked for Mr Peel by Robert and Jane Myam, who when they lived at Steepwood, Adbersane, were great supporters of the CL&C.

SUBSCRIPTION RATES | (2020-21)

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The subscription rates together with up-to-date information on the cap has now been published. Please click on ‘Subscriptions & Cap’ (opposite). Please note: A special rate for newcomers is being introduced 2 days @ £40, so please let any interested parties know…

Although our hunting days are traditionally Wednesdays and Saturdays, please note that in order to make full use of available country during the shooting season, we may occasionally meet on an alternative weekday (at the Wednesday cap).

Parents please remind yourselves about the rules regarding your little ones when they come out with us.

QUIZ | May 6

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You've asked, so we are offering….our second quiz on Wednesday 6th May
Quiz at 8.00pm but why not join us from 7.45 pm to have a quick catch up before the serious business! 
 
Will it be the same top 5?
 
EVERYONE WELCOME for this general knowledge quiz, just forward the link to anyone else who wishes to join in. 
 
See ‘Speak’ for link…