Thursday, February 15, 2007

This is Skye

This is Skye, formerly Blue a Ben Hardaway breeding Staghound/Lurcher
that was one of eight puppies. There were 3 bitches and 5 dogs in this
litter. All of them were very nice. This girl has exceptionally interesting
markings that I have never seen in a staghound. She is on her way to our friends
Dan and Marlene in Southwest Wisconsin to be a companion to the hunt terriers
of Anglo Terra. When she is full grown, she will be marking settes, coursing
bolted quarry and tumbling a few snowshoe hares as well as being coyote protection
for the terriers. She was whelped December 1, 2006. A very nice hound indeed.

Friday, February 09, 2007

Strike Update

This is Strike at 8 months. He is a typical Staghound pup, just full of himself and wanting to play all the time. He is almost joined at the hip with Mace as they spend most of their day running and playing with each other. He is quite good natured and we spend time in training to some extent almost daily. His recall is great. Working on loading in the truck. Weight wise, he is pushing 65 lbs. I would guess his adult weight to top out somewhere about 90 lbs +/-. In the field, he has shown great promise as he eagerly courses Jack Rabbits when I have had him up in Wyoming. His lack of physical maturity does not give him much hope of running them down at this stage in his life but he is certainly game enough.

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Versatile Hunting Partners

Staghounds or Lurchers are great hunting partners. My wife Darlene took Scorch on a hunt trip to Kansas over the Thanksgiving Holiday. She was great at running down and dispatching bolted quarry. Here are a few photos of her getting a raccoon that tried to escape when the terriers bolted it.