Thursday, September 15, 2011

Oh boy am I delinquent

I have been extremely delinquent in keeping this blog updated, and there's been lots to report on - especially on the pups.

I really should get a second writer for this blog because between school and everyday life I just can't keep up.

Anyway, I promise to make an effort to get this thing up to date before LGRA/NOTRA nationals in October.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Available - Stouthearted Babes in Toyland, 4 months

Stouthearted Babes in Toyland is a nearly 4 month old female Magyar Agar (aka Hungarian Greyhound) bitch available to the right home. "Babe" is a sweet, out-going little girl with lovely structure and beautiful movement. She would make a wonderful show dog, racing/coursing dog, or an outstanding companion for someone who enjoys an active lifestyle. This little girl is smart and eager to learn too; she might even be a good prospect for obedience or agility competition for someone who has experience working/training with hounds.

Babe is UTD on vaccines, wormed, microchipped and UKC/FCI registered.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Puppy Available: 3 month old female

The littlest female from the GilxFecni litter is available to the right home. "Babe" as she is called, is a fun, out-going, loving and fearless little pup that already shows lots of lure drive. She would make a great prospect for racing, lure coursing or hunting.

For more information, you can send me an email at:

Tuesday, March 22, 2011


Gil and Fecni's litter was born on Pi Day (3.14), March 14th 2011. There were a total of six puppies born, but sadly, three of them didn't make it. That left us with two girls and one boy, all extreme white with dark brindle markings.

The first born was a tiny little female. She came out legs first and was quite wiggly upon making her entrance into the world. She is still the smallest puppy of the three but she doesn't seem to realize it. Of all the puppies she's the only one that came out with dark pigment on her nose and mouth.

Second born was the lone male puppy. After the tiny little girl we were shocked to see this big white whale of a puppy. He's already got a nice masculine head, which we hope will take after his father and grandfather.

The last puppy born was a mid-sized female. Like her little sister, she also came out feet first and was clearly a strong little puppy ready to take the world by storm. She has since grown to be the largest of the three puppies, even surpassing her big brother. She is definitely her mother's daughter and is always first in line at the dinner table come feeding time. Even at this age she looks like she's going to be a very heavy-boned, rustic style MA just like Fecni.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Fecni and Gil are Expecting!

I know, I know, it's a bit late for me to be posting this but better late then never. Fecni and her beau Gil are expecting puppies this month!

She's due to whelp on March 14th. Updates will be posted as soon as possible.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

New Years Hunting Trip

Gil and Hawthorn attended the first rarebreed hunt of the new year on January 8th. We must have had one of the largest entries on record, or at least it felt that way as the day wore on.

We started out well and were popping rabbits every 10 minutes or so. We got enough up to finish the Ibizan Hound stake and the first half of the Silken Windhounds. Then as the last half of the silkens came up to the line we suddenly hit a complete dearth of rabbits that lasted for several hours. Since the second flight of silkens were all newbies their owners decided to scratch them so that if/when we did find the next rabbit the other rarebreeds would have a chance to run.

That put Gil up on the line in the first course of the rarebreed stake. We decided to move to the other side of the field where we hoped we would find the rabbits' secret hiding place. We weren't wrong. As soon as we got there a big jack bolted right under our feet. Gil was first off the line, followed closely by Wendy the Afghan. He wrenched a very hard turn on the hare that almost left him completely turned around, but Wendy, who was right behind him, was able to turn it back towards him. They gave the hare a good run from then on but were not able to catch it.

Here's a photographic sequence of Gil's course, courtesy of Rick Steele:

and, here's an aerial view of Gil's course, courtesy of my Garmin Astro:

Hawthorn came along for his very first hunt ever. Unfortunately he didn't sight his rabbit but he ran anyway!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year!

Happy new year from the California MA's! We didn't attend very many shows this year, but Gil was undefeated in the UKC Top Ten rankings taking all Best of Breeds, several group placements and one Best in Show! It's been a great year and we think 2011 will be even better :)