The Hanoverian breed Society had its AGM. I just received the report.
It makes interesting reading.
The 439 dogs whose tracking returns were analysed, tracked 14231 times of which 6107 were "difficult tracks". An average of 32 tracks per hound. The top 10% must have been busy.
The main quarry was wild boar 4448 followed by red 1276, fallow 332 and moeflon 48.
In Germany the HS does not track roe.
The 2 main problems that where discussed were epilepsy which was found in a tschech kennel and "blackmarket breeders" with the help of dogs from Rumania.
The VH reports that pedigrees from these dogs are invalid and proposes closer co-operation with the Bulgarian breed society.
Official pups from the VH costs Euro 700 whilst the blackmarket ones without papers cost between 1200 and 1500.