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HOUND CHAMPIONS & SHOWS

Peterborough 2018 Wales & Border Counties 2018 PeterBorough Champions 1899 - to dateHistory of the duke of beauforts hounds

Peterborough Royal Foxhound show 2018

Wednesday 18th saw the Beaufort Hunt at The Peterborough Royal Foxhound Show on the East of England Showground. In the Foxhound ring the high quality of hounds being shown from all over the country ensured that the competition here was hot also.

Results

Dogs

1st Best Un-entered Couple - Falcon & Faraday
Reserve Un-entered Champion - Falcon
2nd Entered Couple - Radar & Poldark
Reserve Champion Dog-hound - Radar

Bitches

1st Best Un-entered Couple - Fabric & Fashion
Reserve Un-entered Champion - Fashion
2nd Two Couple - Beeswax & Botany, Porridge & Rally
Brood Bitch - Raspberry
Reserve Champion - Porridge

wales & border Counties - Builth wells

Beaufort's Rascal & Raspberry
Rascal & Raspberry 1st & 2nd Brood Bitch Class
View Beaufort Peterborough Champions
1899 - Date

The annual trip over the bridge to the Wales and Border Counties Hound Show at Builth Wells is one that the Beaufort hound aficionados look forward to each year with anticipation. Not only is it a great opportunity to see some beautiful hounds and a chance to catch up with friends but the après party and singing round the Beaufort hunt lorry at the end of the day, led of course by some wonderful Welsh voices is not to be missed! The weather was baking hot but despite this, hounds showed well.

Results

Dogs

1st Best Un-entered Couple - Falcon & Faraday
1st Best Entered Couple - Poacher & Poldark
Reserve Champion Dog-hound - Radar
2nd Stallion Hound - Radar
3rd Stallion Hound - Ranter

Bitches

2nd Best Un-entered Couple - Fabric & Fashion
2nd Un-entered Champion - Fashion
2nd Best Entered Couple - Gofar & Gooseberry
2nd Two Couple - Beeswax & Botany, Porridge & Rally
1st Brood Bitch - Rascal
2nd Brood Bitch - Rapberry
Bitch Champion - Rascal

HISTory of the duke of beaufort's Hounds

Duke of Beaufort's Hounds

Hounds have been kennelled at Badminton since 1640 but the pedigree records have only been kept up since the mid 1700's. The furthest back an individual hound can be traced generation for generation is 1743,  approximately 59 generations in all. This makes the foxhound one of - if not the - most chronicled animal in the world today. During this time they have been systematically bred for the sole purpose of hunting the fox, although since 2005 now a trail with an emphasis on nose,stamina, and character.

All the puppies bred at Badminton are put out to walk on farms at 6-8 weeks and some of the puppy walkers are the 3rd and 4th generation of families to do so. The fact that they live with a family for their formative months helps bring out their genetic friendliness. Anyone who has visited a kennel or seen hounds at a show surrounded by children can vouch for this.

Hounds are the most magical animals to work with. The Beaufort Hounds are also famous for their conformation - in particular their size and quality. They win prizes at all major hound shows and their blood lines are in demand in many other kennels in this country as well as America,Canada, Australia and Europe. Their consistent size and quality owes much to the fact that they have been bred by one family since their inception, and to the selective breeding programme carried out by 'Master' the 10th Duke for sixty years. He controversially introduced a Welsh outcross in the 1930's through a Brecon Bitch Petrel `32, now one of the strongest female lines in the Kennel. More recently there have been a number of Welsh outcrosses, in particular Plâs Machynlleth Miller `63, through New Forest Medyg `69, an outcross which produced a famous stallion hound and Peterborough Champion Duke of Beaufort's Monmouth `77. When Captain Ian Farquhar arrived from the Bicester in 1985, he brought bloodlines lines from another Welsh outcross with him that of  Vale of Clettwr Fairy `73 whose progeny was passed down predominantly in the Beaufort Kennel through Bicester Farrier `84 , who also had the New Forest Medyg line. The Welsh blood was added to again by usinga stallion hound from the famous David Davies Welsh pack, Bouncer `94 a line that produced outstanding quality hounds such as Bailey 2003 one of the most influential dogs of his era, winning Peterborough himself and siring at the Beaufort alone 4 more Peterborough Champions stamping his progeny with size and class as well as ability. Bombardier one of his sons became the first rough coated dog to win the championship at Peterborough.  Halifax `06 another Peterborough champion (by Bailey) has also been a prolific sire who through his dam Fanfare`01 had the best of the Midland Hardaway (USA) blood.

Beaufort Peterborough Champions
Bulith Dog Hound

In 2004 renowned hound judge Martin Scott wrote:

"In 2004 the Duke of Beaufort's celebrated its 50th Peterborough championship win. This quite some feat especially when the nearest rival is the Heythrop with just 27 champions over that time since 1887. Being champion does not necessarily mean they are the best working hound, but it does mean that the judges at the time considered them the best looking hound. However, it is has always been Capt Farquhar's breeding policy to breed from only the best workers."

Below is a list of those champions from Badminton and they year they were made champion. The year or numbers after their name denote the name they were entered, which is important and saves confusion, for example in 1960 Duke of Beaufort's Palmer `59 was champion while his name sake Palmer `02 was champion in 2003 and another Palmer `83 was champion in 1985!

Beaufort Peterborough Champions

Date
Hound
Sire
DaM
2013
Rapture 12
VWH Rancher 09
Footloose 09
2011
Doynton 09
Bailey 03*
Dubious 05
2010
Doublet 09
Bailey 03*
Dubious 05
2009
Farrier 2007
VWH Darius 04
Faction 03
2008
Halifax 2006
Bailey 03*
Fanfare 01
2008
Bobcat 2007
Bailey 03*
Fanfare 01
2006
Bombadier 2004
Boycott 02
Garlic 00
2005
Gamecock 2004
Whipsnade 01*
Gannet 00
2004
Bailey 2003
Heythrop Busby 96*
Patience 98*
2003
Palmer 2002
Whitbread 97
Paleface 98
2002
Whipsnade 2001
Pelican 97
Whiting 97
2002
Galaxy 2002
VWH Gardner 95
Paleface 98
2000
Foxham 1999
Heythrop Forelock 96
Album 96
1999
Patience 1998
Roscoe 95
Passion 93
1996
Marlin 95
Mostyn 92
Damage 91
1995
Peewit 94
Exmoor Pewter 89
Parsnip 89
1992
Ranger 90
Cottesmore Starter 85
Rapture 85
1985
Palmer 83
Palmer 83
Patchwork 80
1985
Wagtail 84
Deacon 81
Wamba 78
1982
Whimsey 82
Carbine 76
Wamba 78
1981
Ticket 78
Cracker 72
Treacle 75
1978
Monmouth 77
New Forest Medyg 69
Crimson 72
1977
Candid 75
Bugler 71
Crafty 72
1976
Culprit 75
Crowner 69 *
Canopy 70
1976
Pontiff 70
Crawley and Horsham Farley 70
Posy 63
1975
Foreman 74
Crawley and Horsham Farley 70
Gravel 71
1972
Gimcrack 70
Gaffer 68
Penance 66
1972
Gravel 71
Gaffer 68
Gaffer 68
1971
Crowner 69
Heythrop Craftsman 62 *
Warfare 65
1971
Crumpet 69
Heythrop Craftsman 62 *
Warfare 65
1968
Beadle 66
Heythrop Bacchus 60
Posy 63 *
1967
Budget 66
Heythrop Bachus 62
Comet 63
1965
Posy 63
Palmer 59 *
Dainty 60
1963
Bugler 62
Brimstone 58
Doleful 57
1960
Palmer 59
Portman Pedlar 55
Precious 53
1960
Woeful 60
Woodcock 55
Tendril 56
1959
Brimstone 58
Heythrop Brigand 54
Temple 54
1959
Baroness 58
Tetrarch 52
Bangle 54
1958
Doormat 57
Distaff 52
Parable 54
1956
Dresden 53
Proctor 50
Dressy 48
1954
Distaff 52
Grimston 49
Dabchick 46
1953
Gravel 51
Granby 48
Protest 44
1952
Ringbolt 50
Portman Primer 47
Rita 45
1951
Rector 47
Ringwood 45
Problem 44
1950
Remus 47
Ringwood 45
Problem 44
1946
Landsman 45
Landlord 43
Starlight 42
1939
Darnley 37
Pontiff 33
Damson 33
1936
Pelican 35
Ardent 30
Petrel 32
1935
Chaser 30
Chirper 27
Wagtail 26
1934
Fencer 32
Ardent 30
Folly 24
1934
Pamela 32
Ardent 30
Patience 26
1932
Autocrat 32
Ardent 30
Ardent 30
1932
Peerless 31
Rattler 26
Promise 25
1927
Wildboy 23
Watchman 20
Wishful 20
1925
Rustic 23
Belvoir Wicklow 16
Rumour 19 *
1920
Rumour 19
Cardinal 13
Belvoir Russet 12
1914
Caroline 13
Challenger 07
Waitress 10
1899
Rapture 1899
Councillor 1895
Rarity 1896
* Sire & Dam Champions
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