(Our Bloodhound family.)
Meet "Cline's Creek Fly Me To The Moon" (Picard)
Picard was pick male from his litter. He has tons of prey and hunt drive, is naturally fearless, is stable no matter what we throw at him, is extremely social, is structurally correct, and loves people. We are trailing Picard and hope to certify him for SAR work in the future. He is exactly what we need in a working or companion dog. Picard's sire was an AKC Champion and working K9 in the 90s. His dam is an AKC Grand Champion and earned her MT (Mantrailing title). We are really excited about what Picard brings to our program!
Picard stands 26" tall and weighs 100 lbs. We have completed his OFA preliminary testing. DM Normal, Cardiac Normal, Hips Good, and Elbows Normal.
Mad Max Kicks Trax" (Max)
Like Picard, Max was pick male from his litter. As required in all of our hounds, he has tons of prey and hunt drive, is naturally fearless, is stable no matter what we throw at him, is extremely social, is structurally correct, and loves people. Max is related to all of our working pups on his dam's side and his sire is a working K9 for Rough Terrain Search and Rescue. Max is 26" tall and weighs 90 lbs. OFA tests are pending. If he passes all of his OFA tests, Max may sire a litter for us in 2017!
Meet "Hansen's Rub My Belly Ellie" (Ellie May)
Ellie May is a beautiful Black and Tan Bloodhound. This girl loves to run! She is driven and agile. Several of Ellie's puppies are working K9s or in training for Law Enforcement, SAR, and tracking wounded game. We anticipate more working puppies in her spring 2017 litter. Ellie is 23.5" at the shoulder, weighs 80 lbs, and is AKC registered.
DM, Hips, Elbows, Heart, and Thyroid tests are within normal limits, and can be seen on OFFA.org. No evidence of hip dysplasia.
Meet "Hansen's Koda on
the Loose" (Koda)
Koda was our pick pup from Zeus and Ellie's 2015 litter. As a requirement for all of our pups, she has tons of prey and hunt drive, is naturally fearless, is mentally stable, is extremely social, is structurally correct, and loves people. Koda is 24" tall and weighs 80 lbs. OFA tests are pending. If Koda passes ALL of her health clearances, she may have her first litter summer of 2017.
Meet "Hansen's On The Right Pathe" (Pathe)
Pathe was our pick pup from Zeus and Ellie's 2016 litter. Watch out for this little girl because she is her father's daughter! Wow! She is a spitfire on the trail! As required in all of our hounds, Pathe has tons of prey and hunt drive, is naturally fearless, is mentally stable, is extremely social, is structurally correct, and loves people. OFA tests will be done when Pathe turns 2 in 2018. Providing she passes ALL of her clearances, we will plan a litter from Pathe in 2018.
Meet "Ananda aka Adonis"
We imported Adonis from Hungary. He is stunning. Unfortunately Adonis did not pass his health clearances and will not be used in our breeding program. He has poor hips, entropion, and juvenile cataracts. Several of his siblings also have issues. With no guarantee from the breeder there is nothing we can do. The lesson...take your time looking for a puppy. Talk to and try to visit several breeders. Learn about the dogs in the pedigree. Ask for references and talk to owners of your breeders pups. Contact the American Bloodhound Club for a referral. Make sure the health clearances are done. Don't settle for a 'cheap' pup and don't be afraid to ask questions! It may take a year or two to find the right puppy but the wait and a little added cost for health clearances will be worth it in the end.
our mini-barn yard
We tend a few dairy goats, a couple of pigs now and then, and chickens on the homestead. I like the Nubians, not just because they produce awesome milk that's better for us as well as our puppies, but because they have long ears! Haha! Never a dull moment here on the homestead!