THE recent Irish Masters’ of Foxhounds Association (IMFHA) Information Day at the Laois Hunt Kennels spent the afternoon discussing hound judging after a morning on kennel matters and the law.

Representatives from packs of foxhounds, harriers and beagles came from all over Ireland to look at hounds in a ring, discussing conformation points that might improve their hunting ability. Opinions varied but it was a fun get together with hounds from four packs. All gave an insight into the backroom work needed to get ready for a showring.