For anyone at a loose end this coming weekend, July 2nd and 3rd, the Teckelgarth Otterhounds will be appearing at The Cotswold Show, Cirencester Park, Gloucestershire, and would love to see you. We will have our own stand as usual and will be making twice daily appearances in the Aspley Arena. Hope to see you there!
Calling all Otterhound enthusiasts!! We are holding an Otterhound social walk, posh picnic and 60th Birthday celebration on Sunday 26th June at Chasewater Country Park, Pool Lane, Brownhills, Walsall, W Midlands, WS8 7NL, and we will be celebrating Martin Stringers big birthday at the same time.
We will meet in the car park at 11.00am, parking for the day is £3. The cost per adult is £9, and for under 12's £6. Please let me know if you require vegetarian or GF and confirm your attendance by the end of Wednesday 22nd June, preferably by email. If you book a place and are subsequently unable to attend I would be grateful if the cost of your picnic (£9) could still be covered.
Any questions do get in touch, take care and hopefully see you at the picnic!
Have we seen the last of the disruption caused by the dreadful Covid? I sincerely hope so. There is so much to look forward to, with both Championship Dog shows and Game Fairs being held at the usual time of year instead of being cramped into 4 months! We have all missed out on our regular Otterhound social activities, and I aim to hold the walks on a much more regular basis from now on. There are new Teckelgarth Otterhound owners who haven't yet experienced the fun of promoting the breed at Game Fairs, or the fun we have in the evenings when the public have gone home and we are sat outside our caravans sharing numerous bottles of Prosecco, Henny's and Stella Artois! We didn't have any puppies to introduce to either the show ring or the Game Fairs last year, but we are looking forward to bringing out Ismay, Ingot and Indefatigable (Gable for short) in April when we attend the first Game Fair over the Easter weekend at Thame Show Ground.
Last week we had the pleasure of spending a few hours with the delightful Alan Titchmarsh filming for his Sunday morning program "Love your Weekend". We took along, Crassus, Ebony and baby Gable for a small article about scent hounds during the program which was screened on ITV on Sunday 20th February. Our hounds had a great day, and won the entire film crew over, many of them taking selfies with Crassus! Mr Titchmarsh was very knowledgeable about the breed and had clearly met Otterhounds before.
Hoping you are all keeping well and safe during these very difficult times. Everyone at Teckelgarth is doing fine. I just wanted to write this to update you all on our newest venture, The Van Lady Pet Transport. We found ourselves with hounds which needed transporting during lockdown and seeing as we have the facilities to offer a pet courier service, why not! So if you or someone you know needs help transporting a dog within the UK, please do follow the link and get in touch.
Come and join us for a Walk and Summer Picnic (cold collation) at Titesworth Water, Meerbrook, Leek, Staffordshire, ST13 8SW on Sunday 7th July, meeting at the car park at 11.00am. The is a £5 charge for car parking for all day.
There are two walks, one of 4.5 miles taking us around the reservoir, and a shorter one of 1.5 miles, choice is upto the individual, and the weather!
Please bring your own folding chairs, picnic blankets etc.
There will probably be a puppy creche for baby puppies. TBC
The charge for the event is £8 for adults and £5 for under 12's. Vegetarians can be catered for, please let me know BEFORE the day.
Please confirm your attendance with me on either 01432 820001 or by email on firstname.lastname@example.org by the end of Wednesday 3rd July. Hope to see you there,
Come and join us for an Otterhound Social Walk and BBQ next to the River Wye, near Ganarew, Monmouth, on Sunday 23rd June meeting at 11.00am. Full address details will be sent to those who confirm attendance as the venue is a private home not a country park. We will be walking beside the river and might even get a river crossing! Stout walking shoes probably advisable.
There will probably be a puppy creche for baby puppies. TBC
The charge for the BBQ is £8 for adults and £5 for under 12's. Vegetarians can be catered for, please let me know BEFORE the day.
Please confirm your attendance with me on either 01432 820001 or by email on email@example.com by the end of Wednesday 19th June. Hope to see you there,
OUR LATEST LITTER OF WIRES
Tilly Trotter has reared a beautiful litter of 5 boys and 1 girl to a very handsome young chap called Wyldtarn Shoot From The Hip, otherwise know as Toby. As there is only one girl, Annie, she will be staying, but some of the boys are ready for new permanent homes. If you would like to find out more please contact us via the contact email form. Hope you like the photos!
OTTERHOUND SOCIAL WALK AND LEARN ABOUT THE BREED OPPORTUNITY
We are holding an Otterhound Social Walk, to be followed by a Breed Information Seminar on Sunday 18th March. We will meet in the Church Lodge car park (Dovecote), of the Ashton Estate, Long Ashton, Bristol. BS41 9LX at 11.00am . The charge for parking is £1.20 per day. The usual lunch will be provided at a cost of £3 per person, which we can eat either at the venue or if the weather is inclement, at the Cathedral. Anyone who would like to attend a Breed Information Afternoon can come to the Cathedral where a room has been made available to us.
If you would like to attend please let me know by end of Thursday 15th March (Oh dear, do beware) so that I can cater for all. If you have any special dietary requirements do let me know. Please confirm by email or by phone on 01432 820001.
If the weather is too dangerous to travel I will cancel and inform everyone by email who has confirmed that they would attend.
2018 teckelgarth otterhound calendar
The 2018 Teckelgarth Otterhound Calendar has arrived. Both wall and desk top calendars are available at a cost of £9.50 and £6.50 plus postage, respectively. Please contact me on via my website contact page, messenger through Facebook or firstname.lastname@example.org to place your order as soon as you can. Hopefully there will be a few spare copies available at the Christmas Party, and I hope that most buyers will be able to collect their order that day. If you do know how many you require it would be very helpful to know before the close of the 25th November, so that I can order more if need be.
Surplus funds from the sale of our Teckelgarth Calendars will be used to support the Teckelgarth Semen Bank.