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Hounds

mooreland waryMooreland Wary '12, Grand Champion, Southern Hound Show / Wendy Butler photoThe seventh annual Southern Hound Show, held on April 6, 2013 at Live Oak Plantation Monticello, Florida, produced a perfect day for showing hounds—chilly in the morning and low seventies in the afternoon.

This year’s judges were Mr. Richard Tyacke, MFH and huntsman of Sir Watkin Williams-Wynn’s Wynnstay Hounds (UK), and Mrs. Tyacke who substituted for Dr. John W. D. McDonald, MFH, London Hunt (ON), who took ill the night before the show. Dr. Charlotte McDonald, MFH, London Hunt, was the apprentice judge.

Mr. Tyacke said that he was thrilled by the amount of quality he saw in every class. He was very impressed with the levelness shown, particularly in the Two Couple Classes where some hunts produced more than one entry.

As is the custom at the show, all hound types are judged together in one ring, as also happens at the Canadian Hound Show. Eight packs showed, which is one more than showed in the 35-couple-or-more in the Crossbred ring at Virginia in 2012.

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