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Present Dogs

"Ralph"

Ralph
Ch Huntingdale Springtime
Pack Hound First Class
DOB 24/09/92
Bred by J M Cudby, Raumati South, Wellington

Ralph's Pedigree

Ralph has been the stalwart of our kennels. Purchased back in 1992 as our first "serious" show dog he has taken us through the lows and highs of showing. He gained his 50CC at 8 years of age - made more remarkable by the fact that he only got his eighth challenge at four years of age. He has had several Best, Reserve and Age of Groups at all breeds level and has been placed frequently at speciality shows but his biggest wins have been his Best In Shows, one at nearly nine years of age at the Otago Southland Hound Club Show in 2001. (Judge N Harris (Aust) September 2001) and the next a year later, just after his tenth birthday when he went Best in Show at the Wellington Hound Association Show in 2002. (Judge R Wallis (Aust) September 2002). Ralph shows that is he is still capable of getting challenges at ten years of age and lends truth to the words "quality never coarsens". Indeed, at 12 years of age Ralph was still able to take Reserve Dog and Reserve Challenge at the South Otago Hound Club Championship show in December 05.

Ralph has been used at stud but rarely so. He is however, the father of our own Ch Bairal Reason To Believe (Maddie).

Largely retired now Ralph was enjoying being the sole boy amongst his "girls" but now has male company in the form of his tan and white grandson Jake (see below).

Ralph is a standard tricolour, approximately 15½" high.

Ralph is now a stalwart of the Christchurch hunt pack and shows his stamina and hunting ability by ripping in to rabbit burrows with feet and teeth. He was named Best Hunting Hound in 2002, has been named best Opposite Hunting Hound of the season twice and frequently gains firsts or seconds in Hunting Hound stake classes at shows.


"Genie"

Genie
Ch. Bairal Genesis Project
Pack Hound First Class
DOB 05/04/98

Genie's Pedigree

2005 April update. Currently at home with a big litter of 10 solid tri colour pups, Genie has continued to be our most consistent show dog, even at seven years of age. To date she has nearly 130CC's and is still a force to be reckoned with in the ring, either at breed level or group level.

Genie's pups were born on April 16, the sire being Jake (see below). We hope to keep and campaign a female from this litter. Watch this space for details!

With over 70CC's at just on four years of age Genie has been a successful start to our breeding. She has had some notable wins, especially at speciality level but has also gained Best, Reserve and Age of Groups at All Breeds level consistently. Genie's speciality wins include Best In Show, The Beagle Club, Wellington (Judge - D Johnstone (Aust) Nov 1999) at 18 months of age, Best In Show, South Island Beagle Club (Judge (Mrs) P Walden (Eng) May 2000) at 2 years of age and Reserve Best In Show, Otago Southland Hound Club (Judge A Lane (Aust) September 2002) at four years of age.

Genie is a standard tricolour beagle approximately 14" inches high.
All our beagles are hunted with the Christchurch beagle back during the hunt season from March to October when we are not showing. Genie has shown herself to be a dynamic power packed beagle in the field as well as in the ring. Named best hunting hound on show at the recent South Island Beagle Club show.

Genie recently went Best of Breed and New Zealand Bred at the National Dog Show held in Wellington over the 26th - 28th September, 2002.


"Maddie"

Maddie
Bairal Reason To Believe
Pack Hound First Class
DOB 17/01/2000

Maddie's Pedigree

Largely retired from the show ring, Maddie is enjoying an inconspicuous career doing Agility. While everyone waits on the sideline for the naughty beagle to run out of the ring, Maddie patiently plods along for the first third of each course, checking it out, then switches on and completes in double fast time, usually incurring time faults as a result though. She has achieved clear rounds and may never be titled, but the main thing is that she appears to enjoy herself immensely in the process and she adds an element of difference to the agility ring here in New Zealand.

Whilst not enjoying the same success as her elder sister Maddie has been a reliable and consistent winner in the show ring at both speciality and all breed level.

Her wins include going Best Puppy Hound at the New Zealand National Dog Show in September 2000.

Maddie has had one litter from which we are presently campaigning a pup and we look forward to breeding from her again. Taller than her half sister at 15¾" Maddie is also a standard tricolour beagle.

Maddie is in her second year of hunting with the Christchurch pack and has this year "clicked on" to what we are hunting. Her longer legs make clearing and covering ground a breeze and she was quickly back in to form after her litter.

Maddie recently went Intermediate of Breed at the National Dog Show held in Wellington over the 26th - 28th September, 2002.


"Jake"

Ch Bairal Fire'N'Ice
Pack Hound
DOB 11/09/03

Jake's Pedigree

Jake is our new tan and white boy, a legacy of his father's stay (Tanna) in the South in 2002/2003. Jake is a frequent winner in the show ring and became a champion at 14 months of age. He has yet to emulate his father's success in the show ring but he has had several Group age wins at All Breeds level and was a very consistent placer in puppy sweepstake while being shown as a puppy, taking three first placings and numerous other top five placings.

Jake also had a part season of Hunting in 2004 and showed that he will be a force to be reckoned with during the 2005 season, leading from the front and never avoiding the chase.

Jake is just over 15" in height and a reasonably solid tan and white dog.