|Mt Carmel Hounds
On this page we would like to share with you
accomplishments, character and other details
pertaining to each of our hounds.
|CH Mt Carmel's Beauty Grace and Charm
Call name: Sandy Theme Litter "The Charmed Litter"
DOB: March 18, 2015
Breeders: Teresa Kuntz, Nadine Kerr and Lisa Osborne
GCH CH Bainbridge Frank Sinatra X CH Okira vom Luchemer Bruckchen
Sandy's Pedigree Sandy's Show
Sandy is one of 14 puppies from our home bred Charmed Litter of 2015. Our 2nd litter in over 30 years first litter was whelped in 2004. Sandy is nicely
boned with beautiful and balanced conformation. Nice course coat a Cream Sable in coloring. At 8 months she was already 32" at the shoulder. Sandy
was our top pick from the 8 females where the quality of this breeding was clearly predominate.
Sandy is a love, very soft and gentle unassuming personality. Quite demeanor typical of a wolfhound she only barks when there is something
to be worried about. Also and easy keeper loves food, very athletic and well muscled thanks to her sister Bear and half brother Thor. There is
lots of play and frolicking among these three. Very destructive as a puppy primary targets were dry wall, shoes, dog beds and couches. Loves bones,
digging and an assortment of toys. Sandy loves people especially adores children and fascinated with very small dogs and will get reckless.
Needs supervision with really small dogs. Doesn't like being groomed for shows and gets vocal about her dislike and reluctantly lets us get her groomed.
At home with Sandy,there just isn't enough hands or time to satisfy her need for cuddling. Loves sleeping in our bed and impossible to move. Not vocal
at all but worrisome she does not like the show ring and it shows in her gait at times. As of December 10, 2016 Sandy needs just two points to finish her
Championship and is making positive progress with showing. Not sure we will show her as a special. Outside the show ring she is clearly more relaxed
and charming to people and dogs. Once she has her championship out of the way we will take her back to lure coursing. Like her sister Bear
this could be more her cup of tea. January 27,2017 Sandy earned her last two points in Alexandria, LA and is now a New Champion. Now we will see
if she is interested in lure coursing. Successfully passed her lure coursing trial April 2017. Cleared Eyes and Echo Heart Exam, getting ready to do OFA of Hips,
Elbows and knees. Hopefully a new mother spring of 2018 if all her health checks go well.
|CH Mt Carmel's Knock on Wood - Hawthorn
Call Name: Thor Theme Litter "Knock on Wood"
DOB: June 23, 2015
Breeders: Teresa Kuntz, Lisa Osborne, Gary and Brenda Fairbanks
GCH Ch Bainbridge Frank Sinatra X Ch Taryn All That Jazz
Thor's Pedigree Thor's Show Record
Thor is one of 9 puppies from our 2nd Home Bred Litter of 2015. We decided to keep one of the 4 males Jazz presented us from this litter. All the puppies
were above average in size at birth. Our decision to keep Thor was decided at just before 8 weeks of age when his movement put him at the top of our
list. Thor is a little bit above average in bone with balanced conformation. Very very dark brindle at birth Thor and several of his litter-mates looked to
be black at birth. At about 5 weeks of age you could see the second color of red. He is registered as a red brindle but should have been a black brindle.
Standing at almost 37" at the shoulder Thor is a good size and typie male. More houndie for the breed which we like and suits Thor well. Thor also
did exceedingly well in the show ring. Taking Best of Breed over specials and older entries from the Bred-By class. Completing his championship
at 16 months of age. As well as being the first from the Knock on Wood litter to achieve this.
Thor also exhibits a very sound temperament, little disturbs his desire to get a good scratch behind the ear. Only a couple times has he backed off from
strangers usually a judge in the ring. These times corresponded with his growth spurts and level of maturity. Today completely confident with any stranger
we do hope to have him back out as a special in the future. Right now we feel he needs to mature to really compete with the tuff competition he will have.
Thor is another easy keeper, unlike his sire at this age Thor eats well. Very fit and well muscled male he has his half sister's Bear and Sandy to play with.
Often in the mix of play he loves to pounce on them or chase them down. Thor was also a stubborn and destructive puppy like Bear and now
completely trust worthy. We are also making plans to see if he will like Lure Coursing. Thor will also have all his health checks started after he is
two years in age. No plans have been made for breeding this lovely male yet. Allowing him to mature a bit more so we know for sure that
he will benefit our breeding program. Thor is being successfully shown in 2018 and needs only 4 points to finish his Grand Championship. Current
health screenings cleared Eyes and Echo Cardiogram with Doppler of heart. Next will be Hips, Elbows and Knees cleared through OFA.
|Sandy with Judge: Mr Del Richards
Owner Handler Group1 placement
Saline County Kennel Club