In December 1968 a meeting of Beagle enthusiasts took place in Carmarthen and is recognised as the founding of the Welsh Beagle Club. Kennel Club recognition came in 1969 and the Club held its inaugural Open show the same year. Best In Show was Raimex Wager owned by Mrs Diana Brown who still exhibits today and is indeed our Patron. The Club achieved Championship status in 1972. From the late 70’s Mrs Pat Norman (Norvane) was Hon Secretary before handing over to the current Secretary, Lyn Mitchell, in 1996. The Club holds two shows yearly, an Open show in the Spring and a Championship show in the Autumn.
Well Done 2017 to:
A successful day for our Club members
at West Mercia Beagle Club Show
with Amy Millward & Gareth Evans getting the RCC (his 3rd) with their dog Bellvalley Teen Spirit, Nigel Wright & Les Mitchell 1st Yearling dog having just lost out to Gareth & Amy in Junior Dog, the Howell's 1st in Novice Dog,
Claire Tanner placed in Junior Bitch
August 2017 Claire Tanner's Felinoak Baileys'n'Ice got the BCC at the Houndshow
Wright & Mitchell's Huntshill Tornado - Reserve Best Puppy Dog
at Beagle Association's "Beagle of the Year"
Should you need accommodation for our Championship show there is a Days Inn at Magor Services, Premier Inn on the outskirts of Newport or The Two Rivers at Chepstow.
All very close to M4 motorway