Based on the edge of Dartmoor in Devon, we have had bloodhounds since 1990, and 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!
Bloodhounds are our life and our passion, and we hope you will enjoy looking at our website, which we try to keep up to date with news and photos of the hounds.
Sam sits on the Joint Bloodhound Health Group,
as well as being the Hon Secretary of The Bloodhound Club.
Working ability, health, temperament, and being "Fit For Function" are our biggest priorities, and we are pleased that Farlap hounds have 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. Several Farlap hounds are also working with K9 Search Dogs charity.
To date, in the show ring the hounds here at home have won 39 Challenge Certificates (25 with Best of Breed), 28 res CC's and we have had 7 show champions in the UK, as well as champions in Australia, Mexico, Russia and Poland. We also have 2 world show winners plus 3 Crufts BOB.
Farlap Bloodhounds have also sired and/or produced show winning bloodhounds in Czech republic , France, Russia, Sweden, Canada, Slovakia, Switzerland, Denmark, Germany , Belgium and the USA. Despite producing show ring winners, looks are only a part of the picture, as hounds 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 very important.
The Farlap hounds regularly compete in Bloodhound Working Trials and Sam also judges at Bloodhound Working Trials.
To find out more visit the Bloodhound club trials info page here
If you are interested in finding out about bloodhounds or Farlap Bloodhound puppies and if they are suitable for your lifestyle, or would like any other info about bloodhounds, then please feel free to contact us for a friendly chat.