Why Bloodhounds

Debi's Bloodhounds of Cyclone Ridge (formerly Hendry's Bloodhounds) began as a dream several years ago when Doc and I first met ... we dreamed of a secluded log home with a bloodhound on the porch.  Well, if you know much about these hounds then you know that they own you, you don't own them. We thought we had done all the research on the dogs as well as fellow breeders but let us tell you, this has been an eye opening experience to say the least.  Some breeders look you in the eye, give you information on their hounds that isn't quite truthful or they leave out important information you need to know and if you aren't armed with the right questions to ask then you won't get the answers! 

We attended the 2009 Nationals and had the opportunity to learn such valuable information from everyone ... passionate people owned by their bloodhounds.  We were lucky enough to find out we weren't the only ones out there who had made a few mistakes in the beginning.  Remember ... we all learn along the way!  As of today, we have moved on and thoroughly love the hounds we have.  They truly have us wrapped around each paw.   We ask that everyone do their homework first, don't just buy that puppy because it is so cute and wrinkly, they grow quick!

We are extremely passionate about our hounds and have devoted our lives to them.  We want to see that they are provided for, worked with in whatever direction the dog wants to go, and loved like there is no tomorrow!  After all, they are our 4 legged children! As mentioned before, we have met some of the most wonderful people and bloodhounds around and we continue to learn just what they have maybe forgotten!  We are very thankful to those who have taken us under their wings and for those who watch our back . . . you know who you are and you are hold a very special place in our hearts!

As our family matures, we plan to make sure they receive all the necessary testing to make sure they are healthy and meet the criteria of the Bloodhound Club.  This is a for sure must, prior to ANY planned breedings, and yes, they will be planned in order to further the breed not for anything else!  As we begin the breeding process should  any of our hounds don't pass the necessary tests as they should, then they will be spayed/neutered and a forever home be found for them! When the blessed time does come and if you purchase one of our pups, please be ready ... as you will become a part of our extended family as well! When and if we have puppies to sell, the future forever home is going to be more important than the actual price of the puppy!  We want to be sure that the new family will be the forever one, not just a stop-over!

Some websites will tell you that their hounds and puppies are raised around their family ... on and on... please visit those in person!   Don't buy off their site as you would be very surprised at how they really are raised!  We will be honest with  you from the get go and our hounds are pets first and they come into the house when we feel we can give them the attention they deserve!  We walk them all  and work with them on a daily basis plus they have a 3 acre fenced in wooded playground that includes 3 swimming pools and sprinklers to help keep them cool, when it is hot outside! Our hounds really are happier when they are outside, be it in their home at the kennel facility or out in the playground with the others ... they are outside babies ... we will tell you that they tend to enjoy the cold snowy weather much more than the heat of the summer (I never knew their tongues could hang out that far)! In their kennel area, they all have a double area with one being for their food and water and the other for their bed which during the summer months is a raised bed that allows air to circulate around them and in the winter, it is a wooden box full of pine shavings. They are not a kennel dog by any means (our take on a kennel dog is one that doesn't have any or much interaction with the owner and only there for breeding purposes) and our dogs use their kennels to sleep in, when they aren't playing with us, grandkids or each other!  They seem very very happy and we sleep very well knowing that they are alright. Although we are in Missouri, please don't let that cause you to assume that we are a "puppy mill" operation, as we are not nor will we ever become one!  We have worked hard to be sure that everything we done is the "right way", stubbing our toes alittle at the beginning but quickly learning!  We have even made sure that we were registered with the state of Missouri and have passed both inspections, both the regular one and the special "Blue Ribbon" with flying colors.

We are updating some things on the website - Doc Hendry passed away in 2013 and although it has been hard to go on without him, I have and now will be entering into the final chapter of my life book with a new partner in life! His love for critters both small and large, two legged or four is unreal . . we are looking forward to many more puppies to love and find good forever homes for . . welcome Buddy to the drool!

If you have to ask "really why a bloodhound?" you probably are not a hound person!  My brother just said to me "If you are a single guy with a bloodhound ... would a chic be impressed with drool on your leg and you with a hound smell about you?"   I  just smiled and kindly replied "You are NOT a hound guy, are you?"

 
Enjoy our site and our kids and feel free to contact us anytime!  We are always willing to learn and share what we do know with others. 

Cyclone Ridge Kennels is now part of Appleton Estates Farms (www.appletonestatesfarms.com)


 

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