A Trailhound pattern has been added to the Stitching Cards collection.
This pattern makes a great birthday card for dog lovers.
Trailhounds look similar to foxhounds but are leaner in build. They were originally bred from foxhounds with other crosses to get a faster hound with a good nose.
Hound trailing is a sport which takes place all over the Lake District of north-west England between April and October. The hounds run a circular route of up to 10 miles over field and fell, following a strong aniseed and paraffin scent. Owners and spectators wait at the meet for the outcome. A 10 mile trail takes between 25 minutes and 40 minutes and typically covers all terrain, from low-lying pasture to steep fell sides with streams, walls and ditches to be crossed in-between.
There is more information about the dogs at Lakeland Trailhound Welfare who find homes for them when they retire from racing.