We are Patrick and Patience Walden and we have owned and loved Beagles since 1978. That was the year we purchased Houndsmark Mulberry from the late Mollie Field. Due to the fact that she kept getting out of our garden in London we bought a Basset Hound to keep her company!
In due course Mulberry was mated to Champion Barterhound Hammerlyn and from that litter we kept 2 pups, Nedlaw Nutmeg and Nedlaw Night Owl (see Our Dogs link for pictures). Night Owl became the sire of the late great Ch Julemark Hotspur By Nedlaw (Harvey) bred by Maureen Dundas.
Maureen could not put up with Harvey’s naughty, noisy ways so we went into partnership, he stayed here with us and I showed him. He ended up with 23 CC’s, 16 with Best of Breed. He was Best of Breed at Crufts in 1990 and 1991 and had many Best in Show awards at club Ch shows. The greatest highlight of his show career was Best In Show all breeds at Windsor Champ show.
All our Beagles are descended from Harvey and when Pat Sutton (Rossut) had a litter by him she allowed me to have Rossut Duster By Nedlaw who became our new stud dog once we lost Harvey. Duster has proved himself to be an excellent sire and is behind a lot of winning youngsters namely Ch Nedlaw Salamander, Ch Nedlaw Barbarian, Ch Nedlaw Troubadour, Ch Rossut Razzle and many others.
Both Patrick and I judge and give tickets (CC’s) in both Beagles and Basset Hounds. We have judged not only all over the UK but also Belgium, Holland, Germany, Denmark in Europe and were also thrilled to have judged in Australia and New Zealand. We have been members of the Kennel Club for many years.
The picture above shows Patience with her Best of Breed Beagle in Belgium.
Patience judging the Beagle Club of Victoria Specialty in Australia . Top picture shows the DCC & RDCC winners, bottom picture is the BCC winner.