Folly joined us in February 2006 from the Barrvale Kennel at 4 months old. She is a lovely girl full of character and in her younger days she was leader of our little pack. She was my first proper show dog and had a fantastic start to her show career winning many Best Puppy in Breeds and Hound Puppy Group awards at Open shows; she qualified for Crufts in her first 6 months in the ring. She was consistent show girl and exceded our expectations winning the RBCC and her stud book number under Nev Newton (Nevedith) at Bournemouth Championship Show in 2007, a very special and memorable day with my beautiful girl. She attended Crufts most years while living in the UK and was consistently placed, she won the Good Citizen Bitch Class under breed specialist Linday Hawley (Bennae) in 2009.
What Folly really excelled at was Drag Hunting, she has an amazing natural working ability! I loved nothing more than watching her in the field giving tongue and leading the pack. Folly attended the 2008/09 Drag Hunting season with The Beagle Club, from the beginning she showed promise and fulfilled that at the Working Trials in March 2009 by winning Best Working Hound, Best Bitch, Best Novice and Best Newcomer! She followed up with the 2009/10 season to take Best Working Hound again. Folly really was a wonderful first show dog I am very proud of her and everything she achieved in and out of the ring, she is a truly versatile hound who is a delight to live with.
In November 2015 Folly made the trip from the UK to NZ 6 months prior to us moving to stay with my mum. Folly stole her heart and has continued to live with my mum since, coming to stay with us for her holidays. She is coming up 14 years old in September 2019 and in great health for her age, we hope she is with us for many more years.
Folly's DNA health test results:
Musladin-Lueke Syndrome (MLS) - Clear
Neonatal Cerebellar Cortical Degeneration (NCCD) - Clear
Folly and her litter brother and sisters Fickle, Firefly, Fancy Free and Forester at 3 weeks old.
Follys sire Ch Bedeway Artful at Crufts 2006. Dodger is a super dog and has had a fantastic show career winning 13 CC's, 5 RCC's, 4 BOB's and his Junior Warrant and was a top winning veteran.
Folly's dam Barrvale Whynot had a very successful show career with many wins and a RCC.