The Blessing of the Hounds:
Huntsmen Jamie Green leads the hounds at the start of the first hunt of the season after the annual Blessing of the Hounds at Middleton Place Plantation November 25, 2012 in Charleston, South Carolina. Fox Hunting in South Carolina is a drag hunt which doesn’t kill live foxes.
The hunting hounds here are blessed as well, don’t worry! We’re Protestant of course, so it’s a little more subtle.
The Tyrolean Hound descends from the ancient Celtic hounds. Pure breeding from the old Bracke hounds began in Tyrol around 1860 and in 1896 a standard was drawn up. The Tyrolean Hound is an excellent hunting dog for the woods and mountains, used to hunt hare and fox and for tracking all sorts of wounded game.
So interesting! I’m very new compared to him.
Do you all know this other dog blog? A lovely place to see many kinds of hunting and hound dogs, running and probably being quite loud. They make me want to go for a nice chase in the brisk air!