These beautiful hounds have left us with many happy memories and helped us gain valuable knowledge and experience. Gone but never forgotten, their memory lives on.....
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CH. Kilbourne Melissa of Ladygrove
Born June 22nd 1997 Bred by Mick & Glenis Peach
Our first deerhound, our first Champion and the start of a love and passion that will last till the end of my days.
Three Counties Agricultural Society 2001 Mrs. Bryce-Smith
Blackpool 2001 Mrs. M. Nixon
Leeds Championship Show 2001 Mrs. Ann Tomlinson
CH. Kilbourne Grey Ghost of Ladygrove
Born August 11th 2000 Bred by Mick & Glenis Peach Daughter of Melissa
The daughter of Melissa, Ghost was a very slow maturer and didn't gain her first CC until she was 5 years old, someone once said to me "she's like a fine wine, she keeps getting better with age" and this was very true. She gained her 2nd CC with best of breed at the Houndshow aged 6 years old and then went on to get reserve best in show. As a veteran she gained the RCC and best veteran in breed at Darlington 2007, competed in the veteran hound group which she won, and the following day she returned to compete with the other veteran group winners for best veteran in show ....and she got it ! It just goes to show that some deerhounds need plenty of time to mature before they look their best.
Midland Counties 2005 Miss J. Lanning
HoundShow 2006 Ms. S. Finnett & Reserve Best in Show
L.K.A. 2006 Mrs. Blandford
CH. Wild West von der Oelmhule
Born March 13th 2005 Bred by our friends Jurgen Rosner/Papenfuss in Germany
West was a very sensitive soul and it took a while for him to mature both mentally and physically before he became a true showman. During his show career he was jointly owned with our friends Mick & Glenis Peach (Kilbourne)
We had a lot of exciting days in the ring with West and he sired some quality puppies including the beautiful Ch.Gentom Peacemaker.
West gained 5 CCs all with best of breed
W.E.L.K.S. 2007.. Ms. M.R. Mcbryde + Hound group 1
The National 2009.. Mrs. L. Cartledge
East of England 2009.. Mrs. E.A. Macdonald
Bournemouth 2009 .. Mrs. J. Wragg, + Hound group 1 and Best in Show
Darlington 2009.. Mr. J. Lewington
West made many dreams come true, he trusted me and always gave his best and I feel honoured to have had such a beautiful hound in my life, he is very sadly missed by us all.
Harropine Silk an Steel for Ladygrove
We lost our beautiful whippet, Silk , March 2014 aged just 3 years old. She had suffered a trauma to the head which had resulted in brain damage, causing fits and loss of coordination, we had to make the heartbreaking decision to give her sleep as her quality of life had been lost. A tragic accident, probably caused while running and playing rough with the other whippets, an autopsy later confirmed there was nothing we could have done to save her. She had such a wonderful personality, we all miss her so much. Thankfully her daughter, Dove is here with us and reminds us of her mum every day.
Ladygrove Belle Starr