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April 13, 2016
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A friend has just had a litter of pups 3 boys, 3 girls they are all black blankets with white collars.

Our friend is a KC Assured Breeder both sire and dam have been KC/BVA Eye tested for Glaucoma and are Unaffected. Puppies will be KC endorsed ‘Progeny Not Eligible for Registration’.

For further info on this litter you can call us on Tel: 01536 760304

January 26, 2016

Flavio & Kamilla's critique for the Boston Champ show Jan 2016.

1st- Saunders Flavio Funny Hunters of Woods. Handsome tri with very masculine head dark eyes good stop and length of leathers. Good reach of neck and pronounced sternum fitting well into crook. Long length of ribs and a strong level top line. Great bone tight feet. Moved with drive and purpose. Reserve Best Dog.

1st- Saunders Kamilla Avaleur du Sabre avec Wayhead. Well proportioned, honest hound. Well balanced head dark eye good stop and length of leathers. Elegant arch of neck and we’ll constructed front. Prominent sternum and shoulder placement. Plenty of length to ribs. Correct angulation of stifle. Level topline with well set tail. Well muscled quarters moves with good free action. Best Bitch. Reserve Best of Breed. A big thank you to judge Amanda Kelsey for such a nice write up.

January 11, 2016
Flavio Best in SexKamilla Best in Sex We had a fantastic day at the Boston DCS Champ show under judge Miss A. Kelsey. Flavio won Reserve Best of Sex and his son, Kortebin Dark Power, got BOB.

Kamilla got Best of Sex in Breed so it was a great day all round.

Flavio’s Champdogs pages have also been updated.

January 4, 2016
A photo of Zara Our Whippet Selinko Chardonay at Houndsbay ( Zara) is now almost 8 months old and growing nicely. We recently went to visit Zara’s breeders Barry & Carole Kennett (Selinko) which was very interesting and informative.

November 9, 2015
A photo of JackA photo of Jack Flavio’s son Kortebin Dark Power had a fantastic day at the Midland Basset Hound Club Championship show on the 7/11/15. He won Best Puppy In show we are very proud of him as he is maturing into a magnificent hound. Congratulations to his Co-owners Joanna Proud and breeders Colin and Trish Wells.

November 5, 2015
A photo of Zara We are very excited to announce our new edition a beautiful Whippet has joined our pack Selinko Chardonay at Houndsbay (Zara) came to us from her breeders Barry & Carole Kennett, a big thank you to them for allowing us to have this lovely girl, she will make her show debut early 2016.

November 5, 2015
A photo of Kamilla We are delighted to announce that Kamilla Avaleur Du Sabre Avec Wayhead (Imp Bel), having been with us on loan from our good friend Philip Matthews-Brown, will now be staying with us permanently. This lovely girl has fitted so well into our pack. We are so pleased she will be staying with us.

September 15, 2015
A photo of Dark CrystalA photo of Dark Rose We currently have two bitches still available from Flavio & Vienna’s litter. Houndsbay Dark Crystal & Houndsbay Dark Rose for more information on these two lovely girls please click on this link

[Update: October 1, 2015. Both girls are now reserved.]

May 4, 2015
A photo of GraceWe had a super day at The Long Haired Dachshund Club Championship show on the 25th April. Grace was placed 3rd in a very strong puppy class of 11 under judge Miss E. Mitchell qualifying her for Crufts 2016.

24 March 2015
A photo of donnaWe had a lovely day at the Hound Association Open Show Kamilla Avaleur Du Sabre Avec Wayhead won Best Opposite Sex a result we was very happy with under Judge Miss A. Kelsey.

26 January 2015
There are still 2 bitches available from the litter between Flavio & Noni (Kortebin Elf Lady). All males are now reserved for more info on this litter please follow this link

10 January 2015
A photo of FlavioA photo of KamillaFlavio & Kamilla update. Unfortunately Kamilla isn’t in whelp on this occasion but we hope to try again in April next time she is in season, hopefully will have pups by late Spring / Early Summer time.

If you wish to be considered for a pup from this very special litter please contact us for further information.

01 December 2014
A photo of FlavioWe had an amazing day at The Burton on Trent Open Show on 30/11/14. Grace got a very respectable 2nd place out of a strong AV Puppy class here is a short video

Flavio was entered in AV Open and won his class then went on to win Best Of Breed and Group 1 here is his video of the day, we are so proud of both of them.

19 November 2014
A photo of Flavios litterA photo of Flavios litterThe mating between Flavio and Kortebin Elf Lady (Noni) produced 8 puppies 6 boys and 2 girls all Black/Dark Tri for more information on this litter please contact Colin and Trish Wells directly.

19 November 2014
A photo of FlavioA photo of KamillaWe are delighted to announce our next planned litter, all being well we should have puppies the second week in January 2015.

Our imported Male Flavio is the sire and the dam is a beautiful bitch called Kamilla Avaleur Du Sabre Avec Wayhead (Imp Belg), she will be staying with us until early Spring 2015. Kamilla is owned by our friend Philip Matthews-Brown (Wayhead) who has kindly let her come and stay with us during this time.

Kamilla is bred by our friend Etelka Feher of the small but very successful Avaleur Du Sabre Kennel in Belgium, who are very well known for the outstanding quality of the hounds they breed and their wonderful temperaments, their puppies are sought after all over the world.

The mating between Flavio and Kamilla is a very nice line mating, if the mating has been successful we hope to have some spectacular puppies from this combination.

Here is a link showing the pedigree of this mating

Once Kamilla’s pregnancy has been confirmed then we will release more info on this forthcoming litter

19 November 2014
A photo of FlavioOur miniature Long Haired Dachshund Grace is almost 6 months old and is growing beautifully we are very much looking forward to her first show.

08 November 2014
A photo of FlavioA photo of NoniOur imported Male Flavio Funny Hunters of Woods is the sire of this forthcoming litter due on or around 18th November.

The puppies will in all likelihood be black blankets or very dark tri’s, for more information please contact the breeders of this litter Colin & Trish Wells directly.

24 September 2014
A photo of GraceWe are delighted to announce our new arrival Daxhaus Amazing Grace at Houndsbay a Miniature Long Haired Dachshund.

29 July 2014
A photo of DylanWe had a fantastic day at the South of England BHC show under Judge Diana Melbourne on 20th July.

Dylan won Best Veteran in Show, this was his first show for almost 2 years so it was a very special day for us.   

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11 May 2014
A photo of Flavio and sonHere is a photo of Flavio with his son Malacante Bay of Angels at a recent show.

30 April 2014 - If you are interested in improving your dogs health and life span as well as reducing vets fee’s then you might find this talk interesting by Catherine O’driscoll of Canine Health concern. - Click Here.

02 March 2014
Photo of Basset pupWe are delighted to announce the safe arrival of Flavio & Vienna’s litter on the 20th February 2014. Vienna had 5 big healthy girls all taking after their sire Flavio, so will either remain black or very dark tri. Pups and mum are doing really well and growing fast, all pups from this litter are already reserved.

06 February 2014
Litter AnnouncementOur good friends in Belgium who have the very successful Avaleur Du Sabre Basset Hounds have 2 male puppies available from this special litter. The dam is a daughter of our Venice Du Lac Sacre d’Amon, both parents of this stunning litter are show champions. Their breeder Etelka Feher’ will be coming to the UK in March, so could bring a puppy over with her as they have their pet passport all ready. For more information please contact Etelka directly through her website.

04 February 2014
Litter Announcement

04 February 2014
A photo of Malacante Bay of Angels bred We received this lovely photo of Malacante Bay of Angels bred & owned by Mr, Mrs & Miss Kelsey (Malacante Basset Hounds) this handsome young male was sired by our imported boy Flavio Funny Hunters of Woods. We wish his owners lots of success in the show ring he is gorgeous. We are delighted with the quality of  the puppies Flavio has produced so far.

26 January 2014 - Our news page has been refreshed for the start of 2014 and will be updated regularly as and when we have any news through out the year about our hounds, show wins or a planned litter.


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