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Welcome to the home of Corkey Basset Hounds in Virginia for
Welcome to Corkey Kennels. We are located in Virginia, in the Blue Ridge
Mts. We have been hobby breeders of only Basset Hounds for 24 years. We have devoted much time and effort over the years to this breed. In doing so
we have learned so much but in that we always realize how much more there is to learn.
and kennel are nestled on ten acers of land in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mtns. We welcome visitors, especially if you are considering
adding one of our pups to your family. You are welcome to come and visit our dogs as many other people have done over the
God has given us the privilege of being able to be stewards over these wonderful animals and with that comes much
responsibility, which we take very seriously.
"for every animal of the forest is mine,and the cattle on a thousand hills. I know every
bird in the mountains, and the creatures of the field are mine" Psalm 50:10
WE ARE EXCITED TO BE IN THE SHOW RING WITH OUR BASSETS AND TO
HAVE THEM EVALUATED BY JUDGES ALL OVER THE EAST COAST AREA. AFTER 23 YEARS OF BREEDING, OUR BREEDING PROGRAM HAS PROVEN TO
MEET THE STANDARDS OF THE BREED IN CONFORMATION, TEMPERAMENT AND HEALTH. WE DO THROMBOPATHIA AND GONIOSCOPY TESTING ON OUR
HOUNDS TO PROTECT THE BREED WE LOVE.
The Corkey Clan
Us with our 5 kids,
our 5 kids in law and 6 of our 10 grand babies
NEW GCH CHAMPION IN LESS THAN 11 MONTHS OF
AGE! GCH ZEN'S CORKEY'S MIGHTY MOE FINISHED HIS CHAMPION TITLE IN LESS THAN 7 MONTHS AND HIS GRAND CHAMPION TITLE WITHIN
4 MONTHS AFTER THAT. HE RECEIVED THE FINALE GCH POINTS UNDER AKC JUDGE DR ALVIN W KRAUSE.
NEW CHAMPION! "CH Zen's Corkey's Bold Thaddy Quill" finishes his champion title at just 11 months old at the Durham Kennel Club Inc show in Raleigh NC,
March 22, 2019, under judge Mrs. Debbie Campbell-Freeman. Thad is out of GCHS CH Daddy Douglas V. Grunsven and GCH Corkey's
Calliope in Zen. Many thanks to Whitney Meeks, his handler!
Our 9 month old Zen's Corkey's Bold Thaddy Quill (Thad) gets 3 majors in row with a 4pt major at
the Potomac Hound Club (Show #1)Friday 01/25/19 In Richmond, VA Under Judge Mr. Neil T. McDevitt, a second 4pt major at the
Potomac Hound Club (Show #2) Friday 01/25/19 In Richmond, VA Under Judge Mr. Danny D, Seymour. And then a 5 pt major at the
Middle Peninsula Kennel Club Of Virginia, Saturday 01/26/19 In Richmond, VA Under Judge Mr. Hal T. Biermann. Thad already
had 1 pt coming into these shows and now only needs 1 pt to finish his championship! We are very grateful to Whitney Meeks
who handled him all 3 shows!
CH CORKEY'S OOH
LA LA LOW DOWN - La La got her champion title at just 14 months old at the Roanoke Kennel
Club show, Salem Va under judge Mr Jon R Cole!
Corkey's Ooh La La Low Down gets BW (Best of Winners) under
judge Ms. Bonnie Linnell Clarke, at the Virginia Kennel Club show.
TWO NEW CHAMPIONS IN THE SAME DAY.
Both Corkey's Favorite White Necco and Corkey's Salted Caramel Creeana, both at 17 months
old, got their champion titles on the same day at the Potomac Hound Kennel Club shows.
Corkey's Favorite White Necco
Corkey's Salted Caramel Creeana
Corkey's Ooh La La Low Down’s winning picture of her 2nd major at the Rubber City Kennel
Club show under judge Mr. David R. Miller, 8 months old. Matt Hess her handler
NEW CHAMPION, CH CORKEY'S CALLIOPE IN ZEN!
Ch Corkey's Callipe in Zen, now owned by Robin Snell and is our
Creeana's sister, got her Championship Title at The Greater Fredericksburg Kennel Club Dog Show under AKC Pat Trotter this
Jan. Very proud of her and Robin. : )
Our 7 month
old, Corkey's Ooh La La Low Down, gets WB, BW, and BOS Dec 7th and 8th at the Richland County and Western Reserve Kennel Clubs
under judge Mr Kenneth H Levison, and then her first major Dec 10th under judge Mr Edward Wild, handled by Matt Hess. : )
La la is out of one of our pups, now owned by Leigh Ann Cannon-Alonzo, who did this breeding to produce such a nice
girl. Thanks Leigh!
August 2 - 6, 2017 - Corkey's Salted Caramel Creeana got BOB(Best of Breed) Wednesday at the James
River Kennel Club under Dr Robert A. Indeglia for a 1 pt win, Friday at the Roanoke Kennel Club show she got BW(Best of Winners)
under judge Mrs Judy Webb for a 2 pt win. Saturday at the Roanoke show she got BW again under judge Mr. Charles Olvis for
a 1 pt win and then today at the New River Valley Kennel Club she got W(Winners Bitch) under judge Mr. Elliott B. Weiss for
another 1 pt win. So little 11 month old Creeana picked up 5 pts this weekend towards her Champion title. Almost there!
Our 9 month old, Corkey's Favorite White Necco, gets Winners Bitch and Best of Opposit Sex for a
3 pt major at the Detroit Kennel Club in Novi Michigan Sat. June 24th. Many thanks to her handler Matt Hess!
Corkey's Salted Caramel Creeana, gets her first
major, 9 months old, with Winners Bitch, Best of Winners and Best of Opposite Sex at the Mattaponi Kennel Club show under
judge Mr. Douglas A. Johnson, today. So proud of her!
New Champion! Ch Franbar's Lady Killer
know as Frank, got his champion title March 11th at the Shenandoah Valley Kennel Club show under judge David R Miller.
Frank is 17 months old.
Franbar's Lady Killer gets
the major,Winners Dog, at the Middle Peninsula Kennel Club of Va. Jan 29th, under judge Mrs. Rosalind Kramer.
GCH Corkey's Red White Tulip Tilly is
now a grand champion. Picture and info coming.
Franbar's Lady Killer
(Frank) 9 months old and just starting his show carree
Franbar's Lady Killer, Frank, Won best puppy
in Basset Hound Sweeps under judge Mr. Richard Todd Jackson, June 30th along with getting Winners Dog under judge Ms. Peggy
L Lloyd, in the Potomac hound club show.
Lady Killer gets Best of Winners at the Southern Maryland Kennel Club show under judge Barbara Dempsey Alderman July 1st.
Franbar's Lady Killer gets "Best of Winners" at
the Potomac Basset Hound Club Specialty show July 1st under judge Mrs. Marjorie A Wickerd.
Franbar's Lady Killer gets " Best of Winners" at the Southern Maryland Kennel Club under
judge Ms Denny C Mounce July 2nd. Frank has 5 pts to date. Photo by Perry Phillips
Our latest champion - Ch Corkey's Low Down Ida! Ida
needed only 3 minor pts to champion and she picked that up June 11th at the Skyline Kennel Club show under judge Molly Martin.
She not only got the Winners Bitch but she also went Best of Opposite in the Best of Breed. : )
Photo by Sue Lee
"This is the day that the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad
in it" Psalm 118:24