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The first of the major hound shows took place at the South of England Show on 9-10 June at Ardingly, West Sussex.

The Grove and Rufford claimed the honours in the doghound and bitch hound championships, making their four-hour journey from their kennels in Nottinghamshire worthwhile while the Old Berkeley and the Stoke Hill and North Dartmoor packs landed the championships during the judging of the beagles.

Don’t miss the full report from the show in the 23 June issue of Horse & Hound magazine. Purchase photos from the South of England Hound Show here