Welcome to “hound puppies,” a blog about raising foxhound puppies in rural Virginia.

My name is Martha Wolfe.  I am a June, 2012 graduate of The Writing Seminars at Bennington College in Bennington Vermont where I received an MFA in creative non-fiction and fiction.  I am also a horsewoman and a “puppy walker.”  Follow along this summer and you’ll watch Motive and Monarch grow up on our Green Spring Farm.


8 Responses to About

  1. Teri says:

    Uh, oh! Martha, I better not tell Louise about this life of yours. You may find a teenager on your doorstep who has experience with raising a part hound dog-who we thought would be a lab mix. That’s the joys of adopting from animal control.
    I digress. Your descriptions of your hounds following their noses is quite effective and made me grin right out loud. There is nothing like a pup on a scent. Hazel frequently runs into objects when she’s focused on following a good scent on the ground.
    I am looking forward to sharing this adventure with you.

  2. Nancy Kleck says:

    This is soooooo wonderful! I’ve subscribed to Glenye Oakford’s blog about the hounds in the Iroquois Hunt – so glad you’ve started this one! What better way to learn about these up-and-comers in the kennel, and as a newcomer to foxhunting (an observer so far), I’m enjoying everything you write. Look forward to more! See you at the puppy show!

  3. Tara says:

    I love you blog! I have been searching far and wide to find an American Foxhound puppy for my son. Can you point me in the right direction?

    • Martha Wolfe says:

      Hi Tara,
      Think long and hard before buying a foxhound for a pet. They are true hound dogs. They are bred to hunt and kill. They don’t make good pets.

  4. Tara says:

    I have been told that their exceptional tracking ability and trainability would be suitable for Search and Rescue, of which I am a member. What do you think? Would they ever hurt a child or go after the victim?

    • Martha Wolfe says:

      I can’t answer that. I have no experience with search and rescue, though I wish I did. My German Shepherd would be good at it, I think. You can contact the Master of Foxhunting Association. Sorry I can’t help more. I’ll ask around. They are very trainable, that’s for sure. No I don’t see one attacking a child or victim. mw

  5. hildy says:

    Martha-I just read your “Don’t paint the porch” in Foxhunting Life and would love to have permission to put it in our Opening Hunt Program for Chula Homa Hunt. The theme this year is “its all about the hounds.” Would be a terrific addition. We are all supposed to come up with a good hound story, but many of us have trouble putting experiences into words. Please let me know: hildymccarthy@att.net

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