Scottish Deerhound News and Articles
Some lovely pictures in the forum, plenty to look at in the General picture topic, new pics from us all!
Not much in the events calendar for December, but there is still a little time to get down with the pups and festive up (?) your hound.
Win a 2011 Deerhound Calendar
Remember the fantastic 2011 Scottish Deerhound Calendars that Steve (Cicoch) got made up from all of our pictures? Well I bought an extra two and I'm offering them to the two winners of our Christmas Poetry (I use the term only loosly) Competition. I'll post them internationally to the winners of the best two poems as judged by me. Original work only and extra points for humor/literary genius. Please leave your poems in the forum here (click).
If you are offering any special deerhound related products this Christmas please let us know and we'll add them here.
Eleanor Urquhart Luxury Dog Beds have a special offer on, buy any bed for your deerhound and they will donate £5 to the Irish Wolfhound Rescue, just remember to mention Scottish-Deerhound.com when ordering to qualify. They produce a range of beds including extra large and Harris Tweed varieties.
Cusidh Cantrips are offering a selection of Christmas offerings including cards and decorations, plus some new items that will make nice gifts, for that someone special (no, not the dog).
There is more lure coursing this Sunday the 31st October 2010 at Rumbling Bridge (Scotland). First race 11am.
Dogs N Dubs (BevD on this site and owner of deerhounds Duffy, Darcy and Grace, greyhounds and lurchers) are donating 20% of the procedes of sales to the Greyhound Gap - a rescue and charity for hounds. For the donation to be made to the Greyhound Gap please just mention www.Scottish-Deerhound.Com and Greyhound Gap when you order.
Dogs N Dubs also have a 3 for 2 offer on a range their stock, please see the Greyhound Gap Forum for full detials. The 3 for 2 offer only applies on the stock and sizes shown on the Greyhound Gap. All other orders are made to request and although will qualify for the 20% donation, will not be eligible for 3 for 2.
Some designs shown below.
From Wire and Clay to Bronze on Granite
reflections by the Sculptress JOEL
“How long?” is a question I am often asked – how long does it take to make a sculpture?...and it is one I often cannot answer in detail – but the Celtic Hound was different as a project.
I was exhibiting in the Orangery at Blenheim Palace pre Christmas 2009, when the passionate owner of a Hound called Cassley saw my work and.... I saw an image of Cass on the mobile phone and by January the 1st we were already started..... for me this involved starting research on the web into the breed standard and images, pouring over images of Cassley and making up the armature from the measurements. For us a photo session of the lovely original, in beautiful weather Jan 9th, measurements and drooling (the artist doing the drooling - not the hound!).