Our gorgeous girl " Folly" is such a little sweetie and a cuddle monster! She is very happy go lucky and always keeps herself busy investigating everything and playing with the others. Folly is a social little hound who really enjoys been out and about she is leader of our little pack. Kea is often close to her side, my two girls are the best of friends.
We collected Folly in February 2006 from the Barrvale Kennel at 4 months old; she was very well reared and settled in immediately. After a couple of weeks to get used to us and Bert, we started Puppy Classes and Ringcraft Classes with the Earlsfield & District Dog Training Club. Folly loved the Puppy classes and had some lovely puppies in her class she too picked up Obedience work very quickly. She achieved her Kennel Club Bronze Good Citizen Award at almost 11 months old; which for a puppy let alone a Beagle is brilliant, we are very proud of her.
Folly had a fantastic start to her show career and at her very first show - Chippenham & District Open Show on the 2nd April 2006 Folly won Best Beagle Puppy and Hound Puppy Group 1, as you can imagine we were delighted. Folly has a fantastic first 6 months in the show ring we are very proud of her achievements and were over the moon when she qualifed for Crufts 2007 at the Welsh Kennel Club Championship Show on the 18th August 06. That same weekend she won BOB and BP at Kent County Open Show under breed specialist Marina White, quite a weekend! In August 2007 at Bournemouth Championship Show Folly exceded all my expectations by not only winning 3 classes she then won the RBCC under Nev Newton (Nevedith). I was totally taken back, it was such an amazing day one that will certainly not be forgotten!
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 09 by winning Best Working Hound, Best Bitch, Best Novice and Best Newcomer! It was a super day and was wonderful to watch Folly and other hounds really show their working ability, we are so very proud of her. Folly is a truly versatile hound and also won the Good Citizen Bitch Class at Crufts 2009 under breed specialist Linda Hawley. Folly had a successful show career, she was a wonderful first show dog and taught me so much. She won a RCC, her stud book number and qualifed for Crufts every year she is now pretty much retired from the show ring but will make the occasional appearance at Club/Hound shows, Crufts and ofcourse will come out as a Veteran!
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. Still a top winning veteran!
Follys dam Barrvale Whynot had a very successful show career with many wins and a RCC.
Follys beautiful selection of rosettes for her first 6 months in the ring.
Folly's health test results:
Musladin-Lueke Syndrome (MLS) DNA test - Clear
NCCD - Clear