Until December 2015 I was a member of the Kennel Club Assured Breeders Scheme [ABS], but I no longer subscribe. I would recommend the ABS for those new to the breed, or those expecting to breed more than a litter every two years, but I never have.
Quality not Quantity
- 1994, 18th Feb - Sanft He/Bo Litter - in honour of Henry and Bobby Edwards of Sanguine Bloodhounds.
From which Sanft Bora was used to establish the Marksbury affix, through Floralis Boniface, and Floralis Boradin in the Trailfinder pedigrees.
- 1998, 8th May - Sanft De/Jo Litter - in honour of Denis and Joy Piper of Abingerwood Bloodhounds.
From which Sanft Joyful was the foundation bitch for Farlap Bloodhounds, and subsequently also extensively used in Marksbury and Railside pedigrees.
- 2011, 24th Sep - Sanft Ch/Da Litter - in honour of Chantal Laporte and Daniele Durieux, " du Noble Limier".
From which Sanft Dawn, my favourite, is the only sibling to be bred from, with first and only litter born 14th October 2017.
- 2015, 6th April- Sanft Da/Ja Litter - in honour of David and Jane Crease of Cammonstone Bloodhounds.
Providing the sire, Sanft Dartagnan of this litter, line bred to Sanft Defiant without any inbreeding to Marksbury or those above [ see Family Tree
- 2017, 14th October - Sanft Ed/Pa Litter - in honour of Eden and Pauline Griffiths of the Weatheroak affix.
I would like to see a line from my old boy Sanft Defiant
continued when I am gone.
Neither Clearwater's FT Xmoor Emerald Sanft or Ch. Cammonstone Jubilant Sanft will have more than one litter, so this is the only combination that line breeds to Sanft Defiant.
I provide pages for guidance notes on socialisation, diet, exercise, training, preparing for a bloodhound puppy and adult, and the process of buying a Sanft Bloodhound puppy from me.
Fit for Function
My passion for bloodhounds started with my first dog hound in 1979, since the sport of hunting the clean boot provided a relatively safe hobby, with exercise for the hound and owner. Although the sport includes following a pack on horse back, I enjoy following a single hound on foot, preferably off-leash, to allow the hound to cast around the path walked by a line-walker. This contrasts with all-breed Kennel Club Trials performed on a tight leash where the tracking dog is not expected to deviate from the track laid.
My preference is for new owners to continue this sport through Kennel Club Bloodhound Trials,
or at least maintain the bloodhound's activity in hunting human scent for fun, trailing or SAR.