We are passionate about our bloodhounds, and they are part of the family.
We are not a commercial breeder and only have a litter once every few years, when we want to keep something for ourselves.
We do not breed for either profit or to fulfill puppy demands, and certainly do not approve of such practice, and we therefore only breed on a very limited basis, in accordance with the Breed Standard (UK).
Be prepared for the third degree and to come and meet the ‘gang’. This gives you a good chance to find out more about the breed and whether you are right for a bloodhound, and vice versa as well as giving you the chance to ask lots of questions. Please don’t feel that you are the only ones given this treatment – everybody is the same. Our main concern is that the pup goes to a ‘forever home’. They are a challenging breed and obviously a big responsibility to take on without knowing all the facts.
Placement of our puppies is subject to a number of conditions that have been put in place to protect their future health and welfare, and their Kennel Club registration papers will be endorsed accordingly. They go to their new homes with a contract and with the owners knowing they have a lifetime of care and advice, any time day or night for their new family member.
We are pleased to have been members of the Kennel Club Assured Breeders Scheme since its inception, as we believe it promotes responsible breeding for health and the future of the breed, and in fact our standards go beyond that required by this scheme.
The health of our hounds is of utmost importance and for that reason we are utilising BVA hip and elbow scores, BVA heart testing Scheme, BVA/ISDS Eye testing scheme and genetic DM screening in our breeding strategy.
Results of these tests are publicly available via the Kennel Club Website. We take into account the results as well as other overall factors when deciding whether to breed from a specific hound or not.
However some conditions cannot be foreseen or avoided such as cancer, and this, along with GDV (torsion) are the biggest killers of bloodhounds (and most other larger breeds).
We believe that by setting only the highest standards in breeding practice, and by breeding from quality, healthy "fit for function" hounds with good temperaments, is the way forward.
Our puppies are carefully reared inside the home, (we don’t believe in breeding puppies in kennels) and we rear them to the highest standards of love, care, well-being and mental stimulation, alongside our other hounds, dogs, ponies, cats, poultry etc. so that they leave us well socialised.
Every placement of a new puppy is critical and potential homes are carefully screened to ensure they are aware they need to give a lifetime’s commitment to this demanding and sometimes potentially difficult, primitive hunting breed.
The new owner must be prepared for their intelligence, destructive abilities, primitive hunting instincts, and to give their hound a well structured and consistent lifestyle, bearing in mind the breeds’ specialist needs.
We offer a lifetimes advice, back-up & help for any Farlap puppy, for the rest of its life and many puppy owners have gone on to be lifelong friends.
Our hounds all live as part of the family, and we expect the same level of one to one in any home that we should sell a puppy to.
So if you really think you might be the right home for a bloodhound puppy then please use this Contact Form to get in touch.
Please Note!!! WE NEVER EVER REHOME ADULT HOUNDS! Our hounds are part of the family and stay with us for life.
Our next planned litter will hopefully be Autumn 2022.
That seems a long way away when you are looking for a puppy, but we have a long waiting list so if you think you could be interested please use our puppy enquiry form to tell us more about yourself and what you are looking for and we will get back to you to arrange for you to visit and discuss the breed in more detail.
Our Previous Litters
The "M" Litter 2020.
Sire: Ch Boru's Fifty Mission Cap at Farlap
Dam: Farlap Jaunty
The "J" Litter 2014.
Sire: Caymon Od Hadiho Potoka
Dam: Farlap Festive
Our last litter was 2014 and we kept Jaunty from this litter. The other puppies are all now grown up and having wonderful lives with their new families.
Sire: Ch.Farlap Basnicky
Dam: Ch Farlap Candle
We kept Forager and Festive.
Florence, Fender and Faithful are all in wonderful homes in the UK and Frederik, lives in Switzerland and has just passed his first police dog exams as a tracking hound, so we are immensely proud of him.
The "B" Litter 2011.
Sire: Ch. Farlap Basnicky
Dam: Ch Marksbury Illogical of Farlap
We kept Baffle from this litter. His brother Farlap Bran in Germany is a successful man-trailer and Farlap Bargain has won the Novice working trial in the UK. Biscuit has since come back to live with is and is enjoying her old age in Devon.
The "G" Litter 2010.
Sire: Ch. Farlap Generous
Dam: Farlap Barvicka.
Farlap Guesswork is now a Russian and International
Champion as well as winning BOB at Crufts.
Graceful lives in a pet home with some friends of ours and
Gertrude stayed with us.
The "C" Litter 2008
Sire: Czech import dog Cythar Ivaliruz.
Dam: Ch Marksbury Illogical at Farlap
From this litter we kept Cinnamon and Candle (who went on to become a Champion).
Cautious became an Australian Champion and Curate became a Mexican Champion.
The "BA" Litter 2007
Sire: Multi Champion, Czech, Luxumbourg and Polish Champion Barcarolla Roborovski
Dam: Farlap Tarnish.
From this litter we kept Basnicky and Barvica. Basnicky became a Champion.
The "T" Litter 2004.
Sire: Ch Marksbury Thankful of Farlap ShCM
Dam: Sanft Joyful of Farlap.
From this litter we kept Tolerant and Tarnish.
Tolerant became a very successful deer tracking hound for a local deer stalker.
The "G" Litter 2002.
Sire: Marksbury Steadfast
Dam: Sanft Joyful of Farlap.
We kept two from this litter, Champion Farlap Generous and Farlap Gravity who won a CC and then the resCC at Crufts before being retired.