Emorlen Lysander at Tenfield
'Crisp'

Born:  16th June 2005
Breeders: Cliff & Helen Howell

Sire:

Ch Emorlen Crackle

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Ch Dialynne Tolliver of Tragband

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Ch Soloman Of Dialynne
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Ch Dialynne Gamble
Kittoch Garland
Tragband Sweet Bird Of Youth
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Ch Dialynne Nimrod Of Ramlacim
Ch Too Darn Hot for Tragband
Dufosee Rozanne At Emorlen

Red/White
Mal Ch Dufosee Knight Rider
 
Ch Fertrac Brandy
Dufosee Viola
Dufosee Paper Lace
Tan/White
Ch Dufosee Vindicator
Ch Dufosee Quaver
Dam:

Emorlen Emerald

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Ch Sentinel of Dialynne

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Ch Soloman Of Dialynne
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Ch Dialynne Gamble
Kittoch Garland
Adendale Kenine Inka
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Ch Dialynne Beau
Dufosee Xebec
Emorlen Clover
 
Ch Dialynne Tolliver of Tragband
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Ch Soloman Of Dialynne
Tragband Sweet Bird Of Youth
Dufosee Rozanne At Emorlen
Red/White
Mal Ch Dufosee Knight Rider
Dufosee Paper Lace

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A Summary of Crisp's Achievements:
Open Show Best of Breed Winner
Crufts qualified 2007
Championship Show places

Kennel Club Good Citizen Bronze Award

 
About Crisp .....

Crisp joined the family at 10 weeks old and just two weeks before Bwindi died.  I had longed for another Hound to show, missing the Basenjis so much and wanted a short haired breed that was easy to prepare for a show.  I had always maintained a close interest in Beagles (as a Beagle was my first dog and I had close links with two top Beagle breeders in the past - see 'Our Story').  I had admired Crisp's father and Crisp's full brother from an earlier mating after judging them at Open Shows and out of the blue came a phone call asking if I would like a dog puppy; just at the right moment, as I had been thinking I had better find something quick, otherwise my parents would be dog-less in around 5 years time when we expected Bwindi may go to doggy heaven.  My mother always said she would never have a puppy; so far she had my Basenjis only when they were mature and sensible and unlikely to destroy her pristine house!

 


Crisp age 12 weeksCrisp age 10 weeksCrisp standing age 5 months

 


Disaster struck when Bwindi was taken by auto-immune disease whilst my parents were staying here on holiday.  They had to return home without their dog, to whom my mum was devoted, totally unexpectedly.  A lot of tears were shed that weekend and life shattering events followed for me.

My mum knew of course, that I had bought Crisp with the intention that they could have him later on as a mature dog.  However, they had to spend some time grieving and as many people do, said they wouldn't have another dog after the shock of losing Bwindi in such tragic circumstances.  My mum missed having a dog so much, her life was now lonely, as Bwindi had been her constant companion.  When Crisp was 5 months old, I agreed to take him up to County Durham for a weekend to see how he and my mum got on, though the thought of having a puppy horrified her!

Rally, Crisp and BungleCrisp age 6 monthsCrisp asleep

 

 

Needless to say, I returned home to Wiltshire with no dog in the car.  For months my mum moaned constantly about Crisp and his naughty ways - being a puppy and a Beagle he was a chewer!  She still missed Bwindi and couldn't accept Crisp as he was such a different personality.  However, they attended training classes together and Crisp gave her something to focus on (boy did he!).  Within a year, she announced she loved him, though of course he would never replace Bwindi.

As a result, Crisp only attended one Championship Show with me handling in 2006, qualifying for Crufts with 3rd in Junior.  My mum was over the moon and so proud to be at Crufts with her own dog in March 2007.  Not only that, she worked very hard with his training (not easy for a Beagle!) and achieved his KC Good Citizen Bronze award.  He attended a couple of Open Shows during his time with my mum, but he knew how to make life difficult for her!  He accompanied the Goldens to a show whilst on holiday in Wiltshire, Christmas 2007 and won Best of Breed.  My mum was beaming and so was I, as I also handled 'Tenfield Sea Patrol' owned by Carolyn and Nick Rycroft to Best of Breed in Goldens in the ring next door!

Crisp is a lazy couch potato at home and very vocal.  He wants to be part of human conversations and you can have quite a nice chat with him!  He is like all of his breed, very sociable and absolutely loves coming back to Wiltshire and being with his Golden family; he exemplifies the double suspension gallop  when he runs free with them on Salisbury Plain.  He does come to the whistle in his own time and sometimes when he is called ............

Crisp's other hobbies are picking up anything remotely edible and rolling in anything smelly.  All in all, a typical Beagle!

Some Beagle Links:

The Beagle Association
The Beagle Club
Four Counties Beagle Club
Beagle Welfare and Advice
How to Find a Beagle Puppy
Dufosee Beagles
Tragband Beagles