Hounds

About The Hounds

1961 to 1970: LRH had an American Hounds and crossbred pack: Walker blood of the night hounds with Crossbred blood added from Old Dominion (Virginia), Fox River Valley (Illinois) and Green Spring Valley (Maryland).

Encroaching development and the ever increasing population of fast running coyote made hunting our hounds very challenging.  LRH needed hounds that would not chase quarry out of hunt country bounds.

In order to accomplish this goal, the decision was made in 2000 to acquire Penn-Marydel foxhounds from the Andrews Bridge Hunt (Pennsylvania).  Master and Huntsmen, Charles McLaughlin acquired six and a half couples in July of that year. By November, LRH had 15 puppies!

In 2001, LRH slowly dispersed the crossbred hounds to Carmago (Ohio), Wolf Creek Hunt  (Illinois), and Hillboro Hounds (Tennessee).

Penn-Marydels are renowned for 3 primary traits:
• their voice (deep & resonant)
• easy to handle (biddable) and,
• deliberate when puzzling out a line

Penn-Marydels are a strain of American hound developed in the farmland of Pennsylvania-Maryland-Delaware border area. While they are not as fast as other hound strains, Penn-Marydels will press their game for hours, and have excellent cold-tailing ability.

LRH Penn-Marydel foxhounds showed excellent sport in the hunting field and they also showed well in hound shows.

2005: Mid- America Hound Show

  • Long Run Sanction won Reserve Grand Champion Hound.

2006: Pennsylvania Hound Show

  • Long Run Sanction won Champion hound at Penn-Marydel Hound

2009: Virginia Hound Show

  • Long Run Postman was the Champion Penn-Marydel Hound. At this same show, Long Run Sandal was the Reserve Champion.

2010:  Virginia Hound Show

  • Long Run Saigon was Champion Penn-Marydel Hound. This hound is still hunting with the Long Run Hounds.

2011:  Virginia Hound Show

  • Long Run Diehard, 1st place for Unentered Listed Doghound. This hound also won Reserve Champion – Listed.
  • At the same show, Long Run Saigon, 3rd place for Entered Listed Doghound.

Wins followed for:

  • Long Run Diva, 1st place for Unentered Listed Bitch
  • Long Run Gambit, 2nd place for Unentered Listed Bitch
  • Long Run Paisley, 1st place for Entered Listed Bitch
  • Long Run Hallowed, 2nd place for Entered Listed Bitch
  • Long Run Sandal, 3rd place for Entered Listed Bitch
  • Long Run Karma, 4th place for Unentered Registered Bitch

2012: Virginia Hound Show

  • Long Run Watchman, 1st place for Unentered Listed Doghound.
  • At the same show, Long Run Wisdom, 2nd place for Unentered Listed Doghound.

Consecutive wins followed for:

  • Long Run Watchman and Long Run Wisdom, 1st place for Unentered Listed Doghound  Pair.
  • Long Run Diehard, 4th place for Entered Listed Doghound

2013: Virginia Hound Show

  • Long Run Shawnee, 1st place for Unentered Listed Doghound.
  • Long Run Shrek, 3rd place for Unentered Listed Doghound.
  • Long Run Shawnee and Long Run Shrek, 1st place for Unentered Listed Doghound  Pair.
  • Long Run Diehard, 1st place for Unentered Listed Doghound
  • Long Run Wisdom, 2nd place for Entered Listed Doghound
  • Long Run Watchman, 3rd place for Entered Listed Doghound
  • Long Run Watchman and Long Run Wisdom, 1st place for Entered Listed Doghound  Pair.
  • Long Run Lampton (a.k.a Bubba) 3rd place for Unentered Registered Doghound
  • Long Run Lanie, 3rd place for Unentered Registered Bitch
  • Long Run Shawnee, Reserve Champion - Listed.

Today, LRH three hunt fields are still able to track closely with the pack, listen to the  hounds work, and hear their wonderful cry as they press their game from one covert to another other.