Sunday, September 27, 2009

News From Abroad: Pics of Gil's familia

I just got some new pictures of Gil's mom, A.U. Cicababa:

and half sister, A.U. Enyves:

New Hawthorn Pictures

New pictures of our golden boy:

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Everybody Loves Fecni

Fecni has been staying with the Stout-Hearted Hounds for the past couple of weeks getting ready for the International Dog Shows in Antioch. As usual it has been a pleasure to have her around and she seems to be enjoying her time with us (especially Gil) too :)

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

He's here!

Hawthorn arrived in sunny California today and we couldn't be more excited. He had a very long trip but seems to have handled it well considering how young he is. He was a bit timid at first but once he took the plunge and came out of his crate he was all hugs and kisses with us. This baby is pure gold and he's got the coat to prove it :)

News from Abroad: Remy's puppies have names

Remy's puppies have names now and are growing by the minute. Check out the video above of one of the little puppers trying to stand up.

male 1 - Cserihegyi Elmés
named for King Shrewd in the Farseer Trilogy. Shrewd's name in Hungarian translates to Elmés.

male 2 - Cserihegyi Érdem
a nice and big puppy with a lovely coat color.
Érdem means merit or excellence in Hungarian.

male 3 - Cserihegyi Elfogod
he may not be as big as his bros but he's got one handsome little face.
Elfogod means "you get it", "you keep it"

female 1 - Cserihegyi Emlék
a great looking baby.
Emlék means remembrance; in memory of her late aunt Fagyöngy.

female 2 - Cserihegyi Ejha
a middlesized baby girl who already shows a desire to please. This little girl is going to be a courser and I'm sure she'll be victorious.
Ejha means "wow"

female 3 - Cserihegyi Estély
a big baby girl with eye-catching color and strong MA head.
Estély means "social evening" or "party"

female 4 - Cserihegyi Előzz
A little girl with deep red color. A good prospect for racing and hunting.
Előzz means "take over!"

female 5 - Cserihegyi Esti Mese
a beautiful, beautiful girl.
Esti Mese means "evening tale"

female 6 - Cserihegyi Éles
A great show prospect.
Éles means "sharp"

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

New pictures of Hawthorn

We just got these pictures of our new puppy, whom we have dubbed "Hawthorn". "Galagonyas" translates roughly into "Hawthorn" so we thought that would be the perfect name for the little guy. He's really grown and developed since the last photos were taken; he actually looks like a sighthound now! Hawthorn will be traveling to the U.S. next week and we are all very excited!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

News From Abroad: They're Here!

Remy's puppies were born today! There's a grand total of 9 puppies, 6 females and 3 males, all brindle:

Congratulations Diana!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Aranyági Utonálló Fagyöngy 06/14/07 - 09/09/09

Gil's sister, Fagyöngy, passed away today after undergoing surgery to fix an injury she sustained while racing. Our hearts go out to her breeder/owner, Andrea, and her family.

Rest in Peace Fagyöngy

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Stout-Hearted Hounds Gets a "New" Ride

Not really a new ride, just a new look for our ride :-)

This fabulous custom decal was made by Ben and Sara Nally of Tablerock Kennels. Thanks guys! Now our hounds can proudly cruise around in style ;-)

Friday, September 4, 2009

News From Abroad: Remy is Expecting

I didn't want to let the cat out of the bag before I knew for sure but it's clear now that Gil's sister, Remy, is expecting puppies and will be whelping soon.

About mid July Remy was bred to a gorgeous red dog named Szársomlyó-hegyi Kende. Kende comes from strong working lines and at 11 years old he's in great shape! Remy has proven herself to be a superb racing/lure coursing dog and has also enjoyed success in the show ring. This combination is sure to produce some outstanding offspring.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Two new pups to join the CA Magyar Agár Crew!

The California Magyar Agar crew will soon be welcoming two new puppies from the Kucorgó-Dombi "G" Litter, Galagonyás (left) and Gyopár (right). These pups were born in early July and will be making their way out west in a few weeks.

Gyopár, the little girl puppy, will be going to live with Bukky in the Sierra Nevada mountains and Galagonyás, the little boy puppy, will be staying with the Tuzvihar hounds, Willow, Belle and Gator. We're looking for a co-owner for Galagonyás, preferably someone who would be interested in open field coursing or hunting.

Needless to say we are all really excited about these two pups and can't wait for them to get here! Many thanks to their breeder, Orsi Bali, for allowing them to come and live in the states! Check back soon for continuing pupdates :)

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Getting Ready for Woofstock 2009

We're getting ready for Woofstock in October and Kyle and Rita made these fantastic signs for each of the dogs. We're also planning on having banners for all the dogs to display their "loot" :) Here's a picture of Luna's banner:

For those who don't know, Woofstock is the largest canine festival held in all of North America and features all kinds of demos, booths, vendors etc all in celebration of the dog. Woofstock events are held in numerous cities across the states and this year we will be attending the one in El Dorado Hills. We'll be setting up a booth with all the MA's as kind of a "meet the breed" sort of thing, so come and visit us if you can!

ATTS Temperament Test

I neglected to mention last time that Gil underwent a temperament test given by the American Temperament Test Society at the annual Richmond Dog Fanciers show. That was the first time I had ever taken a dog through a temperament test of this sort and I don't know that I would do it again. Gil went went through all the stations and ended up with a passing score and overall the test-giver was pleased with his reactions to the stimuli.

ATTS just sent us the pretty certificate in the mail (see above) and eventually the Magyar Agar breed will be added to their database list online (