In mid-September I’ll be traveling to St. Louis for the 2015 National Beagle Club Specialty where exhibitors from around the country and around the world will congregate, along with one of the highest entries of beagles ever! I won’t be exhibiting this year – Herbie is retired, Tiny has just had a litter, and George is too young – but that leaves me free to serve as a judges education mentor and to focus on the search for dogs that may be of interest for breeding next year. I’m also excited to see young dogs bred by Dukeang Kennel and two of the top agility beagles in the US, MACH Matador MG Lone Star MXS MJS XF T2B AD SSA SJ and MACH10 Bayou Oaks Talbot Hill La Baffi MXS3 MJS3 MXF MFS TQX T2B7, both out of CH. Talbot Hill’s Razzle Dazzle who was the 13″ Best of Winners/Best Bred By Exhibitor at the 2006 Nationals.
Nationals is a time to talk with other breeders and see beagles from around the country and around the world. It’s a time to consider future breeding plans and discuss those plans with other breeders. Dukeang Tiny is expected to come in season again next February/March and I plan to breed her again at that time with the litter then due in May/June and ready for their new homes mid-summer 2016. I have a stud dog in mind but I am going to Nationals to consider all of the options and to talk to other breeders. Once I make a decision about the stud dog, an announcement will be made on my blog. I would also like to lease a bitch to breed to George, Talbot Hill Dukeang Dragonwell. I’m very excited about this young dog; a beautiful mover with beautiful breed type. I’ll be talking to a few breeders at Nationals and if a suitable bitch can be found, I might have a second litter sired by George in 2016.
I am getting daily inquiries about my 2016 litter(s) but, as with my 2015 litter: I do not maintain a waiting list (with the exception of existing Talbot Hill families who are always welcome to contact me) and will not respond to applications until the puppies have arrived. If you want to apply for a puppy now, please fill out the application as instructed (see “Application” tab) or “Follow” my blog for the latest news about upcoming litters. I will save applications until the litter arrives but will not respond and early application does not create priority. I greatly appreciate the interest in Talbot Hill Beagles but do not have time to respond to the volume of inquiries that I get for puppies that do not yet exist. For puppies and beagles that are currently available, please see the Links tab at the top of this page.