The Elkridge-Harford hounds are a cross-bred pack; that is to say they are a cross between Englishalt and American hounds in an attempt to get the best qualities of both.  Traditionally the American hound would have a better nose, voice and ability to hunt independently while the English hound would have a better conformation, speed and biddability (a desire to do what the huntsman asks).  These distinctions have blurred somewhat in recent years however.

Our hounds have the ability to drive foxes even when the corn crop is up, the country is overgrown, and the temperature is high.   This comes from the same athleticism and conformation that wins us ribbons at hound shows.  They also have the nose to provide sport on a bad scenting day and the lovely cry of their American forebears.

The Elkridge-Haaltrford has always hunted a bitch and a dog pack, only occasionally will they be mixed.  This way they get more used to working with the same hounds every time and function as more of a unit.  The bitches generally hunt faster while the doghounds have more cry.  Cry is very important at some meets where we can’t follow too closely due to the terrain.

The Elkridge-Harford hounds have a distinguished history of tremendous successes at prestigious hound shows as well as in the hunt field.  Most of the important perpetual trophies awarded at the Virginia Hound Show and the Bryn Mawr Hound Show evidence an engraved history of the repeated successes of the Elkridge-Harford Hounds.

 

Name Year Breed Sire Dam

Fiddler
Fugitive

Fidget

2008 C Elkridge-Harford
Fargo 2003
Elkridge-Harford
Future 2002
Magpie
Marina
2008 C Live Oak
Digger 2002
Elkridge-Harford
Magic 2004
Textile
2008 C Elkridge-Harford
Lex 2005
Elkridge-Harford
Truly 2003
Rocket 2009 C Elkridge-Harford
Traveller 2004
Elkridge-Harford
Racket 2005
Tickler
Tokyo
2009 C Live Oak
Digger 2002
Elkridge-Harford
Tomboy 2005
Rambler
Ransom
Ringo
Ready
2010 C Elkridge-Harford
Ranger 2003
Elkridge-Harford
Rattle 2002
Nyall 2010 C Elkridge-Harford
Lex 2005
Mr. Stewart's Cheshire
Marvel 2004
Cherokee
Cowboy
Chantress
2011 C Elkridge-Harford
T-Bone 2003
Elkridge-Harford
Chaos 2006
Minstrel
Monarch
Mountain
Maven
Mischief
Morning
2011 E Eglington & Caldeon
Diplomat 2001
Elkridge-Harford
Magpie 2008
Marmalade
Matchbox
2011 C Live Oak
Paradox 2006
Live Oak
Marble 2005
Paddy 2011 C Kimberton
Bixley 2007
Whiskey RD
Windfall 2003
Righteous
Ruffian
2012 C Elkridge-Harford
Tarzan 2005
Elkridge-Harford
Rally 2006
Shogan
Sunbeam
2012 C Live Oak
Tidewater 2008
Live Oak
Stylist 2007
Coachman
Cotton
2013 C Howard County Iron Bridge
Nathan 2009
Howard County Iron Bridge
Brandy 2010
Echo
Eager
Envy
2013 C Howard County Iron Bridge
Jig 2007
Green Spring Valley
Passion 2010
Parker 2013 C Cornwall
Parcel 2008
Woodford
Ravish 2008
Ponder 2013 C Green Spring Valley
Timorous 2009
Green Spring Valley
Ponder 2009
Reggae
Ragtime
Rhythm
2013 C Elkridge-Harford
Tarzan 2005
Elkridge-Harford
Rhapsody 2010
Tacit
Tardy
Tigress
Tolerant
2013 C Elkridge-Harford
Fleetwood 2006
Elkridge-Harford
Tomboy 2005
Tarquin
Tomtom
Transit
Talent
Topsy
Tranquil
Trickery
Tuneful
2013 C Elkridge-Harford
Fleetwood 2006
Elkridge-Harford
Trouble 2009
Actor
Admiral
Ardent
Arrow
Avalon
Amazon
Amber
Angel
Apple
Artemis
2014 C Elkridge-Harford
Trimbush 2008
Elkridge-Harford
Artful 2010
Arctic
Arsenal
Actress
2014 C Elkridge-Harford
Trimbush 2008
Elkridge-Harford
Antic 2007
Radical
Rebar
Ricochet
Robot
Radiant
Reticent
Regal
Rowdy
Romance
Rumpus
Rumor
2015 C Elkridge-Harford
Trimbush 2008
Elkridge-Harford
Ruffian 2012
Marksman
Madam
Mako
Matchless
Melody
Miscreant
Modest
2016 C Elkridge-Harford
Tazer 2013
Elkridge-Harford
Morning 2011
T-Bird
Texus
Traveller
Tucker
Temper
Tessa
Ticktock
Timely
Tingle
2016 C Elkridge-Harford
Parker 2013
Elkridge-Harford
Trickery 2013

Note: Dogs are shown in Bold font
Breed: C = Crossbred; E = English