The Midwest Fox Hound Puppy Show brought both two-legged and four-legged members of the community out to embrace the 'Dog Days of Summer'.
The annual event sponsored by the Fox River Valley Hounds Heritage Foundation was held on Sunday, August 6th, 2017 at the beautiful Barrington Hills Farm.
Dogs accompanying their owners to the event splashed their way around the Doggy Water Park, challenged their agility on the Obstacle Course and showcased their best tricks.
Although World Class Fox Hound Puppies were the main event, awards were given to non-hound varieties for Best:
- Dogs Small, Medium & Large
- Owner Dog Look-a-Like
Dogs are always the major attraction, but the human attendees also 'put on the dog'. Guests lined the competition area staging tailgate spreads, each more exceptional than the last!
New this year, dishes in the Horse and Hound Sporting tradition were shared, sampled and voted upon. With the winner becoming the first of the Taste of Fox River Valley.
Fox River Valley Hounds (FRVH)
was founded in 1940. In 2000, they merged with Massbach Hounds (MH)
which was founded in 1975. Their members exercise hounds while riding horses on Horizon Farms in Barrington Hills. These horse and hound exercises simulate a hunting tradition that began in Barrington Hills in 1940.
See an album of 70 photos from the Midwest Hound & Puppy Show here
The Massbach Hounds & MFHA Hound Performance Trial
weekend kicks off September 15th, 2017 with Trials & Hunts. September 17th, 2017 their annual Blessing of the Hounds takes place at St. Johns Lutheran Church and events follow every Wednesday and Saturday through December 10th 2017.
Check out the schedule here
Social events in addition to the Midwest Fox Hound Puppy Show
are popular and well-attended. The Annual Blessing and Pig Roast Picnic
, formal Hunt Ball
at Barrington Hills Country Club, and more.
Learn more about the events here
Massbach and Fox River Valley Hounds have many different membership opportunities. Click here to learn more