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Thursday, May 21, 2009

Spotlight on Dughallmor Beagles

Welcome to Dogs On Thursday. Today we are turning the post over to Nicky who will introduce us to her Beagle family.

Hello! My name is Nicky and I'm owned by the Dughallmor Beagles.....Snoop, Alfie, Rosie and Gabbi. We live in the North-East of Scotland, on the Moray Firth coast.

I first got into this breed almost five years ago when, despite saying we'd never have another dog, we realized we missed having one around. We decided on a Beagle as they are a nice size and easy to, who could resist those faces! We booked a puppy from a breeder in South Wales and proceeded to buy and read every Beagle related book we could find....oh dear, what had we let ourselves in for?

We picked Snoop up on Father's Day 2005...he was the most adorable thing I'd ever seen and our whole family immediately fell in love with him... and the breed.


We decided Snoop needed a playmate so we booked another pup, this time from a breeder in Birmingham. Alfie came along on April Fool's Day 2006 (very appropriate, he's such a clown).


We started showing both our boys when Alfie was around 14 months old, in fact our first show, a companion show, was on Mother's Day 2007. We didn't do very well, but I had caught the bug... Snoop didn't enjoy it so we took him out of the showring, but Alfie loves it. We have been to many more shows since then with our greatest success being Alfie winning a Hound Group last September. He has also recently achieved his Show Certificate of Merit.

Shortly after we started showing, we decided we might like a bitch. We made enquiries to a lovely breeder in Herefordshire. We let her know when the time was right and she told us she had two litters available. We booked one from each. Rosie and Gabbi are nine days apart and came to live with us in August of 2007.



We have not bred a litter yet, but are hoping to have puppies in the summertime.

We enjoy our training classes at Spey Valley Dog Training Club and have all achieved some level of success with the Kennel Club Good Citizen Award Scheme.

Rosie and Snoop both have their Bronze awards, Gabbi has her Silver and what was once the naughtiest dog in the world, Alfie, has his Gold award. We are so very proud of them all.

Our blog is not only about us's about the beautiful area in which we live, the lovely beaches and forests we walk in, some local history ( and there are many photos). It's about the friends we meet, not only one-to-one, but through our blog. We post most days, we take part in lots of photo memes and contests and occasionally run some of our own. There is also a healthy dose of fantasy and silliness. We each have online romances!

Rosie, who was first to get a boyfriend (figures) was wooed off her paws by a New York Terrier with Scottish roots called Petey, who is so romantic!

Alfie has fallen head over paws in love with a beautiful Golden from Ohio, Mason Dixie. They send each other saucy emails!

Gabbi is dating a Wire Fox Terrier called Jake, who lives in Florida and leaves her cute little love notes on our Cbox.

Ans Snoop persisted in wooing Kira the BeaWootiful, a Siberian who also lives in Florida. She is an older lady with the bluest eyes.

So there you have it, our blog. We would like to thank Sue for nagging us to start a blog in the first place and all the wonderful friends we have made since our blog began back in September. It's those people and dogs who have made blogging such an enjoyable hobby, have been our inspiration and helped to shape our blog into what it has become. Thanks foe joining us on our journey!

Be sure to check out Nicky's blog and while you're at it stop by the other Dogs on Thursday blogs and leave a comment saying Hi.



Serendipity said...

Hello Dughallmor beagles! It's really nice to see you here too!

Happy says hi!

Mindy said...

I agree - who can resist those faces! But I am a little biased when it comes to beagles!

Rose said...

Oh my! What adorable faces!! It reminded me of the one puppy I had as a little girl (Princess), who unfortunately had a very short life and died from worms. I think I was about 5 or 6 at the time and was totally heartbroken! Maybe that is why I have had dogs ever since I was a teenager, trying to make up for the hole left in my heart by losing her. And each and everyone I have had has done that! Wonderful post, and beautiful sunset/sunrise pics!

Channon said...

Ooooh! Aren't they darling?! What a beautiful pack you have there.

Kathy R said...

Now I want to be a regular reader of your blog. Sound great! Those baby dogs are adorable. Congrats on them all growing up to be good citizens!

dogyarnfun said...

OMG,they are too cute. I can understand why they became so addictive. I want one now.

Criquette said...

What absolutely darling beagles you have! I am a bit biased, since I have a wonderful beagle mix who is a delight. And thanks for sharing the wonderful photomosaic of Scotland. Out of the places I have travelled, it was the most magical place I have been. As soon as I stepped off the plane in Inverness, I told my husband that we must have landed in heaven!

Firefly Nights said...

Enjoyed reading about your beagles. They're great little dogs and always so very cute.