Welcome to Melodale Beagles.
lly got Best Minor Bitch and Opposite Minor, a Hamish got 2nd in Minor Dog, under Molly Martin (USA), and then Holly got Best Minamish got Opposite Minor under Mr Mike Denny (UK). I am very proud of both of them!
My love affair with Beagles began over 20 years ago, when I adopted my first Beagle, Beau, a 12 week old, tan and white puppy, from the RSPCA shelter in Burwood, Victoria. Beau was not a registered "pedigree" beagle (although there was something distinctly "Balihai" about him), or an Australian Champion in the show ring, but he was all Beagle! He had such a delightfully sweet nature, personality plus, full of energy and fun, very clever, and if a dog can have a sense of humour, he certainly had one! I just adored him. He was my constant companion for 16 and 1/2 years, and when it was finally time to say goodbye to him, I wondered how on earth I would live without him in my life. Although even now I still miss my dear old Beau, I have had the opportunity to spend time with so many Beagles since then, and have so much fun, and all because I fell in love with a little lost tan and white bundle so long ago!
After saying goodbye to Beau, I met Scot, (Australian Champion Teviot Scot O'Lauderdale) who came to live with me just two weeks after I lost Beau, and life has never been the same since! And I mean that in a very good way - I have travelled heaps, learned a lot, met so many new people and made some wonderful friends.
Next, I got my lovely girl, Sally (Australian Champion Teviot Gracious Melody), whose lines were selected to compliment Scot's. They had their first litter, on 2/4/09, and Sally gave birth to 4 lovely pups, one of whom I kept to show (Holly). These pups were the start of Melodale Beagles. In more than 11 years since then, Melodale Beagles have continued to grow, with carefully chosen matings, to produce some lovely pups who have remained with us, and other lovely pups who have become our extended family, living with their carefully selected owners and families.
The name Melodale came from combining Scot and Sally's names - Gracious MELOdy and Scot O'LauderDALE. And that was just the beginning.....
Elaine Soane - Melodale Beagles
Tarnagulla, VIC, Australia
Phone : 03 54387546
Email : [email protected]