• When staff of the Elkridge-Harford Hunt (Md.)—a Crossbred pack—was looking for new blood, they turned to a Live Oak hound. They drafted Elkridge-Harford Ranger ’03 (College Valley Robot ‘98—Live Oak Trusty ’00) and put him to work as a stallion hound.
“He’s a great hound—he hunts well and is fast,” said Elkridge-Harford jt.-MFH Liz McKnight. “Since we have a Crossbred pack, we need to get some English blood in there now and then. He’s definitely a little more solid than most of our pack; he’s got that English chest on him. We took him to breed to a bitch that’s Crossbred, but with a lot of American in her, so to bring us back to that half-and-half. He’s given his puppies some speed.”
• Calf Pasture’s Sandanona Steelhead ’06 repeated his 2006 Basset championship. Calf Pasture MBH “Jeep” Cochran enjoys fishing and had named a litter of puppies Salmon, Shad and Sea Trout, so when Sandanona MBH Betsy Park gave Cochran two puppies, she named them Steelhead and Sturgeon.
The second-placed Basset in the single bitch, entered class was Calf Pasture Skeena, by Steelhead and out of Calf Pasture Shad.
• Ardrossan Feisty ’07 (Ardrossan Archer ’04—Their Blaze ‘05)—a 15-inch dog hound—topped the Beagle grand championship.