The Raikeshill Kennels

The second litter was June 1st, 1929 and was by Roderick's litterbrother, Gelert, from which she kept Ian, Bruce and Ryan of Raikeshill (all males) and three bitches, Lorna, Puma, and Jura of Raikeshill.

The Gelert-Cailin Beag litter 
 The Gelert-Cailin Beag litter at eight months
Mrs. Knox with group of hounds
Mrs. Knox with (l to r) Lorna, Fare, Gelert, Ryan, Rory, Ian, and Tarzan of Raikeshill
Ryan of Raikeshill   Ryan of Raikeshill
 Ryan of Raikeshill
Bruce of Raikeshill
Bruce of Raikeshill
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Ian of Raikeshill 
Ian of Raikeshill 
Lorna of Raikeshill 
 Lorna of Raikeshill at 10 months
Bruce, Gramarye and Ian of Raikeshill 
 Mrs. Knox with Bruce, Gramarye, and Ian of Raikeshill

Mrs. Knox also bought in a dog bred by Miss Sykes, by Roderick ex Felixstowe Galty. This dog was Tarzan of Raikeshill, born July 10th, 1928. By 1930 Tarzan was being offered for sale.

 Tarzan of Raikeshill  Tarzan of Raikeshill
 Tarzan of Raikeshill
Mrs. Knox with four hounds
Mrs. Knox with Fare, Tarzan, Gelert and Ch. Lady of Raikeshill 

Lady of Raikeshill had a litter on November 28th, 1930, by Fare. From this came a bitch, Gramarye, and a dog, Lancion of Raikeshill.

Gramarye of Raikeshill 
Gramarye of Raikeshill at 11 months old 
 Gramarye of Raikeshill
 Gramarye of Raikeshill as an adult
Lancion of Raikeshill 
 Lancion of Raikeshill

 A group of Raikeshill puppies
 A group of Raikeshill puppies

On December 16th, 1932 a piece appeared that stated: "No kennel of Irish Wolfhounds warrants the title of classical more than the one maintained by Mrs. Knox. There are greys, fawns, and brindles, all large, powerful animals, brimful of the joy of life, as active as terriers, and models of type and character, besides being soundness itself. There are 19 hounds in the kennel, including eight stud dogs.
"The late Ch. Lady of Raikeshill was one of the finest examples of the breed, and this must have been in the minds of the governors of the British Museum, when they accepted her for exhibition in the Natural History section as a pattern of the breed. Luckily she left behind two of her progeny which will ever keep her memory green. One of them is Lancion of Raikeshill, a noble animal, by Fare of Raikeshill, and a lasting credit to his dam, for he is a big, fine upstanding dog, charming in head, eyes, and ears, beautifully modelled and tremendously active. A dog that would be a delight to any owner. His litter sister, Gramarye of Raikeshill, is the other. One of the best of her sex living, she is a lovely hound, a replica of her mother, but not quite so tall. A strong dog, she is also graceful, has a beautiful stance, is perfectly straight, has a long ideally shaped head, dark eyes, and intelligent expression, deep in brisket, and well-tucked up body; in fact, she is nearly faultless. She is a winner every time out, and was unlucky when she was reserve for the challenge certificate at Belfast. Their father, Fare of Raikeshill, a son of Roderick of Raikeshill and Cailin Beag (which, by the way, may be described as the mother of the kennel and is herself a hound of the classical shape, make, and quality), is another tall fine, strong dog, absolutely sound. A grand headed fellow, he has a rare neck, admirably turned body which is covered with a harsh coat; he has plenty of bone, and stands on legs as straight as a die. A splendidly balanced dog, he has most deservedly won many prizes, one challenge certificate, and one reserve for the challenge certificate.
"Another outstanding hound is Tarzan of Raikeshill, by Roderick of Raikeshill ex Felixstowe Galty; he excels in legs and feet, has a long, finely chiselled head, well-placed ears, is attractive in conformation, and his movement is beautifully elastic. Nearly the tallest in this kennel of wonderfully tall dogs, he is still all quality, and only this year at Belfast won the challenge certificate.
Ian of Raikeshill requires mention if only because he is the sire of five superb puppies, of which a word later. A son of Gelert of Raikeshill and Cailin Beag, he is a big, sound grey dog, built on the very best lines and of intensive type. He has not been shown often - being shy he shows best outside. He stood reserve for the large green card at Belfast last year, and last August at Harrogate's big open show he was the best non-sporting exhibit.
"A very handsome pure wheaten dog is Ryan of Raikeshill, litter brother to Ian and one of the best dogs in the kennel. An extremely fine specimen, he has a long level refined head, the desired expression, well-placed ears, grand neck; stands straight in front; has well-bent hocks and a finely shaped body, whose covering is very harsh and thick. He was reserve for the challenge certificate at Belfast this year, beaten by his kennelmate, Tarzan.
"Everybody admires Duke of Raikeshill's lovely head. He is a dog that would have made a famous name on the show bench had not an attack of distemper willed it otherwise.
"Bruce of Raikeshill is a tremendously large animal, yet as sound as a bell and as nimble as a kitten. He has a marvellous head, quite seventeen inches long, a flat skull, clean cheeks, well-finished foreface, dark expressive eyes, properly placed ears, great depth of brisket, and a well-tucked-up loin. A stately hound, he is thought to be nearly the tallest sound Irish Wolfhound in the country.
"Roderick of Raikeshill, as will have been noticed, has been of inestimable service to the kennel as a sire. Half-brother to the late Ch. Lady of Raikeshill, he is the winner of many prizes, and was reserve for the challenge certificate at the Birmingham National Ch. Show. A very attractive dog, excelling in body properties, his head is full of type. He is a fine all round well-balanced dog, and, taken altogether, a grand stamp.
"Then there are five puppies by Ian of Raikeshill, (dam, Nancy of Raikeshill) wonderfully well reared; one dog looks like making a giant, and there is a bitch equally tall. They are a fine litter, and it is hard to tell at the moment which will turn out the ace, but they will all be winners, for they are grandly shaped, stand on the best of legs and feet, have heads of the greatest quality, are sound, and show intense quality all round.
"Last but not least is Pansy of Harewood, a very nice bitch, extremely well bred and sound. She was bred by the Princess Royal and presented by Her Royal Highness to Mrs. Knox."

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