The moral of this story: Never give up on young hounds even if they go right off the growing stages are facinating.

GENTOM OLIVER TWIST TO KILBOURNE - HIS STORY SO FAR

written by Mick and Glenis Peach who now are sure the' more they breed the less they know'.

PROVEN STUD DOG - TESTED FOR FACTOR VIID

Nice balanced puppy

Another shot of a Twist at 12 weeks

Still looking good at 5 months

6 months and Twist back end is weak. Topline has disappeared and pasterns are down and Twist is cow hocked.

One month later Twist is a gawky lad, very shallow chested but he has regained his shape.

9 months old Twist is starting to drop in brisket and developing well but backend still showing sign of weakness. A programme of exercise is put into place.

Up he goes agin and at 11 months of age the back end is really weak, his muscles have not developed and he has grown out of himself. Twist is rear end high but you can see what he is going to be.

1 year old Twist is starting to look more balanced but front brisket and forechest still needs to develop.

His backend is now muscled up and strong now he is ready to be exhibited.

Twist won this class and is showing signs of coming together as a nice strong hound.

His first bite at the cherry, Reserve CC won out of Junior Dog class.

Still looking unfinished but he won his first CC at the SKC out of Yearling dog at the age of 18 months. We are looking forward to the 2006/7 season.

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