Magazine article on Deerhounds

The October issue of Dogs in Canada features a Scottish Deerhound on the cover and an article titled “The True Highland Greyhound” written by Col. David Hancock M.B.E. of Oxfordshire England with the pictures for the article are all Fernhill dogs esp Ardtalamcu Mojave Man out of Thistleglen Neville and Aus. Ch. Ardtalamcu Embers and Mojo’s daughter with Fernhill’s Amelie – Zephyr. A well written article with lots of deerhound history and some well thought out comments about breed size vs. function and sustainability.

Mojo Cover Boy

If you are looking for a copy of the magazine check the website for more info.


Thought provoking writing

The beautiful writing of Henry Beston is well worth finding copies of, enjoy this sample

“We need another and a wiser and perhaps a more mystical concept of animals. Remote from universal nature and living by complicated artifice, man in civilization surveys the creature through the glass of his knowledge and sees thereby a feather magnified and the whole image in distortion. We patronize them for their incompleteness, for their tragic fate for having taken form so far below ourselves. And therein do we err. For the animal shall not be measured by man. In a world older and more complete than ours, they move finished and complete, gifted with the extension of the senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear. They are not brethren, they are not underlings: they are other nations, caught with ourselves in the net of life and time, fellow prisoners of the splendour and travail of the earth.”

~ “The Outermost House”

Henry Beston

Sharon & Mikes Amelie (Cailean's Mom)

Sharon & Mikes Amelie (Cailean's Mom)

Grateful Acknowledgement

Lovely walk at Fernhill

Lovely walk at Fernhill

The creation of this blog was inspired & would not be possible without the steadfast encouragement of my husband Len and my friends Barbara Heidenreich and Richard Hawkins. Barb & Richard are deerhound breeders with 40 years experience & a wealth of knowledge they are happy to share. Barb & Richard’s kennel is  Fernhill, they may be contacted at their website If you would like a glimpse into the lives and deerhound loves of this remarkable place you will not want to miss visiting their website.  The publication “Your Scottish Deerhound Primer” (Primer) written by Barbara Heidenreich is an invaluable source of information for new, prospective and even experienced deerhound owners. The Primer will be used here with the kind permission of B. Heidenreich and may be ordered for a nominal fee from the Fernhill website.

I could not conceive of writing this blog without also referring you to the venerable Scottish Deerhound organizations:

The Scottish Deerhound Club of America -

Deerhound L discussion list with archives available to members covering wide array of topics from conformation eventing to health and social issues pertaining to deerhounds – Invaluable tool for deerhound owners.  –

I will draw extensively from the experience & wisdom of those that came before me and as time allows will post links to breeders and articles on subjects relating to deerhounds and dogs in general.