Having had bloodhounds since 1990, we strive to produce dual purpose bloodhounds who can be healthy and loved members of the family, that are "fit for function" with strong tracking and working ability, as well as looking good enough to win in the show ring. Its quite a challenge!
To date, in the show ring the hounds here at home have won 32 Challenge Certificates (19 with Best of Breed), 34 resCC's and we have had 6 show champions in the UK, as well as one in Australia, one in Mexico, one in Russia and a junior Champion in Russia and Poland. We also have 2 world show winners (Ch. Farlap Candle and Polish Jr Ch. Isabelle Guerin Roborovski) and Ch Farlap Guesswork who lives in Russia is our 2nd Crufts BOB, a World Junior winner and a Euro winner.
Farlap Stallion Hounds have also sired and/or produced show winning bloodhounds in Czech republic , Sweden, Canada, Slovakia, Switzerland, Denmark, Germany , Belgium and the USA
Despite producing show ring winners, looks are only a part of the picture, as a hound may only go to shows for a handful of days a year, and the rest of the time they have to be a family member and live in harmony with their human family, so temperament and character are so important. Working ability, temperament, and being "Fit For Function" are our biggest priorities, and we are pleased that Farlap hounds have also produced hounds that are working competitively in working trials in the UK as well as working as mantrailing hounds in Italy, Germany and Switzerland, and hunting hounds in Belgium/Germany. Three Farlap hounds are also in training with K9 Search Dogs charity.
A few of our past achievements with the hounds include:
~ Bella chosen to represent the breed in the Kennel Clubs official standard book
~Bella was the winner of the Bloodhound Club novice Stake (trials) 2017
~ 2016 Bella was British Vulnerable Breeds Competition finalist
~Best Of Breed at Crufts 2006 (Fergus)
~ Best of Breed at Crufts 2014 (Bred by Farlap but owned by Maria Doroshina)
~Best Dog (reserve BoB)Crufts 2007 and 2013
~Top Bloodhound Sire in breed 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008
~Top Bloodhound Puppy in Breed 2003, 2005 & 2010
~ Top Bloodhound Bitch (and joint Top Overall Bloodhound) 2011 in the UK (Ch. Farlap Candle)
~Top Bloodhound Dog (Male)& joint Top Bloodhound in breed 2004 (Ch. Farlap Generous)
~Four times Best In Show at the UK Bloodhound Club Championship Show
~Best In Show at Czech Republic Bloodhound Club Championship Show
~Sire of UK breed record holder (CC's bitches)
~Sire of Group winner Crufts 2007
~ Group 2 winner at WELKS ch. show 2011
As well as working, showing and breeding bloodhounds, I also judge Bloodhound working trials and in the show ring .