Mochras Irish Wolfhounds have been established for over forty years, despite my lifetime difficulty of running a work career parallel with a small kennel of this big breed. Numbers have ranged between two and eight Wolfhounds, and our present family is of three ( father, daughter and a castrated male of a different line). Averaging a litter every third or fourth year, I last bred a Wolfhound litter seven years ago. I retired in June 2012, so who can tell what the future will hold now I have more time…….
I’ve been a member of the KC’s Accredited Breeder Scheme since 2009 and have a number of accolades – but cant get the code to work in my website to confirm this – have copied the badge, you will need to look at the KC ABS list on line to verify.
I have already given some time to the IW Club, where I became Chairman in 2012, joining the IW Health Group. I’m a committee member of the ( Proposed) Club of the Griffon Fauve de Bretagne. See the links page for these Clubs and groups.
I fell for the Basset Fauve de Bretagne breed many years ago and acquired our first in 2005. I attended an Elevage in Normandy with our friends who had one of the earlier examples of the breed in the UK, this was some twenty years ago. I was put off by the Basset Fauve laissez-faire attitude to recall, but now having owned the breed I have discovered it is possible to train them to come back fairly well quite a lot of the time, as long as nothing more interesting takes their “nose” (!).