Hounds of the Past
I got my first AKC registered B&T in 1981 Starting with Indigo, these are a few of the notable hounds that make up FOXFIRE'S past......

BIG BOY JOE - Bred by the late Bill Cosner of Maple Hill Farm & owned by Neal Emmons, Joe was a great coondog and contributed a lot to the breed. He was the sire of my first AKC B&T, Indigo and hunted well into his latter years. He was 13 when the picture on the upper left was taken. Sired by Maple Hill Farm Thunderhead x Maple Hill Farm Marcia.

 

CH. TWINLAKE'S BLUE INDIGO -  Bred by Neal & Ruth Emmons, Indy turned out to be a decent coondog (although it took her a while to get there!) my first show hound and a great companion. Although her success in the ring and whelping box was eclipsed by her half-sister Tar Baby, Indigo occupies a very special spot with me. If not for her, none of the rest would have followed. She is seen here winning her first 5 pt. major under the late Lorraine Heichel-Masley at Ravenna.

INDIGO finishing her championship at South Hills KC under the late Anne Rogers Clark. Novice owner-handled from start to finish, Indy was an ideal "starter " dog and taught me a lot.CH. TRAVERSE HILLS MIDNITE MAGIC - Ruby was our Foundation bitch and a passionate hunter. She was a multi-group placing hound, Dam of Merit and BOS winner at the '88 National and BOS at Westminster that year as well. Sired by the incredible AM/CAN CH. CODACH'S LYRICAL REBEL YELL, she was out of CH. TWINLAKE'S TAR BABY . She is the Great, Great Grand-Dam of ZEKE.
 
 
AM/CAN. CH. CODACH'S LYRICAL REBEL YELL. Bred in Canada by Clare & Donna Lewis, every FOXFIRE hound traces its origin back to Rebel on either the Sire or Dam's side, in many cases, both. A Best-in-Show winner in Canada before his first birthday, Rebel was an outstanding, typey very stallion-like hound who produced well. His litter sister was the multi-Best in Show winner
AM/CAN. CH.CODACH'S LYRICAL MELODY, seen here going Best in Show at Columbus w/her handler, Jerry Rigden.
 
 
 
AM/CAN. CH. VIKINGSHOLM CLARENCE. I first saw Clarence while attending the AB&TCC Regional on PA in 1986. Two of his littermate sisters were there as well & I was immediately taken w/the type & quality of all three. A check of the catalog indicated little, as their Sire & dam were simply "Blue Mtn. Jake x Blue Mtn. Hulday".  Digging deeper uncovered an intriguing pedigree harking back to straight Maple Hill Farm on the Dam's side and Twinlakes and Am/Can. Ch. Codach's Lyrical Treeboy on the top side.  I discovered that Blue Mountain kennels were a strictly big-game hunting kennel out of Washington state who incidentally had produced some beautiful hounds. I obtained Clarence from the late Dr. Theo Kjellstrom and co-owned him with Ted until his death.  Clarence placed in 26 groups, winning 6 in the U.S. and Canada. He is the sire via frozen semen, of our newest champion -FOXFIRE FASHIONISTA.