Ardvreck Beagles and Pharaoh Hounds
Ch. Tamilay King of the Romanies
Sadly I currently do not have any Pharaoh Hounds but I look forward to getting a puppy in the not too distant future.
my first Pharaoh Hound in 1985 when Jill and the late Trevor Peak (Bayard
Beagles) stayed at Marion Spavins (Dialynne) home. That Pharaoh Hound
was Ch. Twinley Queen Zulah - the youngest ever champion Pharaoh Hound
in the UK. Watching her was like watching a dream come alive. Poetry in
motion. Little did I know but later that year I would work for Jill and
Trevor and of course Zulah. Zulah went on to become the bitch CC record
holder in the breed.
Do you think I'll be a Champion one day?
Romany turned out to be special in every way. A great show dog, he won his first RCC while still a puppy
Hear that Matilda? I've got a RCC!
CCs right up to and including his 10th year. I believe Romany is the oldest
Pharaoh Hound to win a CC in the UK.
Romany was berd by Mrs M. Foley. He is by Ch. Merymut Aquarius x Ch. Tamar-Ra Princess of Tamilay.
In 1994 I decided to get Romany a friend to try and encourage him to eat a bit more. Ezhar Rag Trade had just had a litter by AI to Int Ch. Imerat Paroo of the Netherlands. This was a litter that was to go down in history producing 5CC winners. Four of these went on to become UK Champions. My puppy became Ch. Ezhar Sir Henry of Ardvreck (Henry).
Ch. Ezhar Sir Henry of Ardvreck
Both Romany and
Henry are now retired from the show ring. My latest young star is also
from the famous Ezhar kennels. He is Ezhar Russian Hero of Ardvreck (Hero).
Hero has made a promising start to his show career, winning his first
RCC at The East of England Championship show from the puppy class. Hero
is sired by Henry's brother, Ch. Ezhar the Colonel x the only General
Championship Show BIS Winner, Ch Surannon Summer Solstice for Ankors.
Is a Pharaoh Hound for me?
Choosing which breed is
best for your family is of prime importance. Although the Pharaoh Hound
is a very striking hound you must consider 'do you have what is required
to live with this breed' . They can be noisy, you will always know when
the postman has arrived. They love a bit of gardening and they can jump
so a securely fenced garden is a must. They need plenty of exercise and
thrive on attention. A bored Pharaoh Hound is an unhappy Pharaoh Hound
and an unhappy Pharaoh Hound spells trouble. They are very good with children
and will play all day.