the Cilgwri Bloodhounds Web Site.
it all began with
first started to keep these wonderful animals
over 20 years ago - our very first hound being
Baggins was blind from birth - yes
we were literally sold a 'pup' - but we fell completely
in love with her from the very first moment and
that love has never ever left us. From that moment
onwards and for the next 9.5 years she tried her
very best to teach us all we needed to know about
her blindness she took over our lives - whether
it was bounding around the fields - including
jumping ditches on command - or simply demonstrating
just how stubborn, difficult and cunning a bloodhound
can be when they turn their mind to it. And as
the next puppies began to arrive she taught them
is always in our hearts as we constantly have
had hundreds of reminders of her funny ways in
all those who followed her....
- the hound that children remember as
living under the table who loved licking toes
- but could be frequently naughty.
-Duffle's litter sister who loaded the bullets
for Duffle to fire - and developed a great
skill at leaping on to people's knees unexpectedly.
- a real showgirl and our first winning hound
- one of the last from the Abingerwood kennels.
- What a gentleman. Taken from us far too
young - all the girls missed him when he went
- it was as if he had been taken from them
as well - even though for the first summer
of his life he was known as... "NO TUCKER!"
Compo - Another perfect
gentleman - after a long illness (Epilepsy)
we lost Compo in late 2004 - we are still
feeling the pain - he was such a lovely boy
and his loss has left us bereft - despite
the other 5 we had. All hounds are special
but some seem to add a little more to our
lives which is now far sadder without him.
His only trialing outing as a 1 year old saw
him pick up a Certificate of Merit and I (Robin)
always believed that he had the potential
to become great, like his brother (Keano)
we lost our Polly
who at just over 8 years of age had kidney
failure but still managed to outlive the vets
predictions, saw the new puppies born and
still found time to surprise us on occasions.
Digging up the lawn and retrieving dead birds
and small mammals being her speciality.
The loss in March 2009 is perhaps the saddest of all that we have ever had to cope with - Clemmie at just 18 weeks of age. Clemmie was the daughter of our Strudel. Although she was with us for only a little time she has left a massive hole in our lives. She was a live wire, the life and soul of the party and a constant and utter delight. God obviously wanted her for himself.
Clemmie was closely followed by her grandmother Grace who died in August 2009 at the age of 9.5yrs. She was a lovely hound one of Eileen's favourites and it was a big shock as she had not been ill for more than 48 hours. 'Gruesome Gracie' as Robin called her (as she had a tendency to be a little awkward at times) was the mother of two of our litters (Lords and Ladies and the first Star Litter) she did very well in the show ring much preferring to wear the party dress rather than the running shoes of her sister Phoebe.
Baggins these eight are no longer with us, but in
their own individual ways they all continued to
add to our love of bloodhounds and they have passed
on their stubborn, awkward and amusing behaviour
to the current generation..
hope that you enjoy looking through this site
- we really REALLY love our hounds and we are
more than happy to talk to anyone about them -
and if you are seeking a puppy - then we may be
able to help - we simply want you to love them
as much as we do.
if you want more information on our puppies -
we do have occasional litters - or in fact just
want to talk Bloodhounds then feel free to contact
and Eileen Peers