Our hounds are fed on raw flesh which is collected from our farmers. On average we collect nearly 10 carcasses a day throughout the year – that is 3500 a year. And we are only one hunt! Different sorts of flesh are beneficial in different ways to the hounds. We feed only equine.
The leftovers and inedible parts of the animals are stored in skips and removed regularly, all in compliance with ever mounting DEFRA regulations. Regular upgrades and additional works are carried out to the flesh house which are inspected regularly by DEFRA officials.
There are 5 main types of Foxhound:
- Old English
- Modern English
The OSBWK hounds are a mixture of Old and Modern English.
Each huntsman has his own preferred type of hound, and each type of hound has its own merits – for example the Welsh voice is said to be the best, the Old English the best for poor scenting. A lot is also down to the individual hound and any huntsman will be able to point out the good and not so good points of each hound.