The seventh annual Southern Hound Show, held on April 6th at Live Oak Plantation Monticello, Florida, produced a perfect day for showing hounds, chilly in the morning and low seventies in the afternoon.
This year’s judges were Mr. Richard Tyacke, MFH, and huntsman of Sir Watkin Williams-Wynn’s Wynnstay Hounds in England and Mrs. Tyacke who substituted for Dr. John W. D. McDonald, MFH, London Hunt in Canada who took ill the night before the show. Dr. Charlotte McDonald, MFH, London Hunt was the apprentice judge.
Mr. Tyacke said that he was thrilled by the amount of quality he saw in every class. He was very impressed with the levelness shown, particularly in the Two Couple Classes where some hunts produced more than one entry.
As is the custom, all hound types are judged together in one ring, as also happens at the Canadian Hound Show. Eight packs showed, which is one more than showed in the 35 couple or more in the Crossbred ring at Virginia in 2012.
Past Grand Champions of this show may not show in any class that qualifies for a championship.
The Grand Champion Mooreland Wary ’12 was Reserve Grand Champion of Show at last year’s Southern Hound Show. She is full of quality and was a worthy winner. Mooreland Wary is tail female Fox River Valley Winnie ’99 to North Cotswold Fortress ’79 with Cottesmore ST inside the pedigree. The dam’s tail male traces to Penn Marydel Rose Tree Astro ’89. The interior of the pedigree also has Midland Whiskey ’76 and American Walker blood from the London Hunt in Canada.
On the top, Wary is by Fox River Valley Keg ’05 who sired the 2011 Grand Champion of Show, Fox River Valley Nightcap ’09. Keg and his dam Fox River Valley Secretary ’99 were both Grand Champion of Show in Virginia.
The Reserve Grand Champion of Show, Fox River Valley Parsley ’08, was able to compete for Reserve by virtue of having been Reserve Champion Bitch to Mooreland Wary. Parsley bested the Champion Dog Midland Tony ’12 who was bred by the Fox River Valley and is by Fox River Valley Kent ’09 who won as an unentered dog at the Southern Hound Show.
It was disappointing that only one and a half couple of American hounds were shown and no Penn Marydels were present. The American hounds, all hailing from Fox River Valley, go back to the able Piedmont huntsman Randy Waterman.
Live Oak Farrier ’10, the 2012 Virginia Hound Show Grand Champion of Show and littermate to Live Oak Fable ’10 the 2011 Grand Champion of Virginia, was shown only in Stallion Hound with Get, which he won.
GRAND CHAMPION OF SHOW Mooreland Wary ‘12 CB
RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION OF SHOW Fox River Valley Parsley ‘08 CB
CHAMPION DOG HOUND Midland Tony ‘12 CB
RESERVE CHAMPION DOG HOUND Live Oak Assault CB
CHAMPION BITCH Mooreland Wary 12 CB
RESERVE CHAMPION BITCH Fox River Valley Parsley ‘08 CB
CHAMPION UNENTERED HOUND Live Oak Accurate CB
RESERVE CHAMPION UNENTERED HOUND Live Oak Assault E
CHAMPION TWO COUPLE Fox River Valley Dog Hounds
RESERVE CHAMPION TWO COUPLE Live Oak Hounds Bitches
CHAMPION ENGLISH Live Oak Sarah ‘10
RESERVE CHAMPION ENGLISH Live Oak Farquhar ‘10
CHAMPION CROSSBRED Mooreland Wary ‘12
RESERVE CHAMPION CROSSBRED Live Oak Assault