HISTORY of THE GREYHOUND IN OUR PEDIGREES.
A Study of the Deerhound pedigreees shows something most of you will know, a Greyhound was added into the Deerhound gene pool by Miss Noble back in the late 50's. Tracking the registered cross-breed Slipper of Ardkinglas forward has been very interesting. Slipper was mated to Saxon of Rotherwood owned by Miss Hartley so we must assume these top breeders of Deerhound world thought it a good for the breed. There was only one bitch registered with the kennel club (Tassie of Ardkinglas) she also appears as a cross breed in the KC registrations.
Tassie, in 1962, was matched with Ch Fitzroy of Ardkinglas a large dog and this union produced the first pure registered litter. 7 Offspring, 3 males (Isambard, Ivanhoe and Ian) and 4 bitches (Isobell. Ina, Isa and Ingrid). Only two of this litter was bred from Isa and Isanbard.
Isa of Ardkinglas mated to Bosun of Geltsdale produced 4 puppies, Bonus was owned by Miss Linton but this Ardkinglas litter was not bred from so this line died.
Isambard of Ardkinglas the male from this litter is a different story, he sired 3 litters between 1964 and 1966 producing 25 puppies but still at this time only Miss Noble was breeding from these genes and only four of these where bred from:-
All of the breeding was done by Miss Noble in the 1/2/3/4th generations but Rotherwood came on board once in early 70's. Coronach, Uptonmill and Sorisdale aquired these genes in the 5th generation and Jansown in the 6th. Most of these breeders were very keen on the running hound and I suppose it made some sense they wanted this greyhound blood. Nothing much happened until the 9th and 10 generations when many of the show kennels aquired these genes, Brangalad, Flaunden, Kilbourne, Fearnwood, Chapeltower, Hynsight Regalflight, Ardneish to name a few. Not until the 13th generation did the Torffric, Lealla, and Dufault kennel appear. At this time we have 6,757 descendants of the cross-breed Slipper of Ardkinglas - we all have the genes, amazing when you remember this was one Greyhound and the dreams of two adventureous breeders, such a pity we do not have a picture of her.
Ch Soridale Maceithe