Last week I picked the worst of weather to make a visit to Macroom. in Co Cork....The last time I visited the Mucky Kennels, back in 2005, it was just a field and pure imagination.
Arriving at the gates I could see the dream had unfolded
Attention to detail everywhere has produced a super place . Don tells me they visited many top kennels to get ideas and tried to use the best from all, It is extreamlly well thought out and well planned to make life easy to work and a great place for dogs to live
Part of main kennel block
As you walk into the kennels its nice to see the Covers showing Stakes won....Pride of place is Sullane Signs Oaks Jacket.........a lady whos now a top class brood.
Runs attached to kennels make turnout easy plus time in grass runs gives them a varied day
James making up the feeds in a well stocked kitchen....best meat is bought in
The Buckelys own a fine Hotel in Macroom and any leftovers come in handy feeding the pups.
Every dog on the place looked in great order, anyone looking for pups to be reared should give this kennel consideration as the facillities second to none
Theres a great all weather gallop with traps
James Kelleher with Eamonn and Don Buckley with Mucky Betty
This cracking dog is by a Derby winner out of a Oaks winner. He had a super litter in the paddock and must be worth consideration by breeders.
Mucky Eamonn will be running all age again next season along with Mucky Betty
A TS winner last year in Cappoquin, Betty also ran to the Kitty Butler semi finals , beaten by the winner Madtogoagain.
She is by Castle Pines out of Mucky Kate and is a litter sister to Fleetwood Dan, Tipperary Puppy Cup winner
Some of next seasons Saplings
Bexhill Eoin x Beautiful Smile
Bexhill Eoin x Mucky Hannah
Track pups being reared
Hard at Work
James in his grooming room.....it is fully equiped with walker , weighing scales ,
ultra sound machines etc
There is a Jacuzzi and a swimming pool
These smashing pups are by Eamonn out of Mucky Kate
Kate is a litter sister to Quarrymount Man and Mayor Durkan
All pups are kept in good size paddocks and get turned into a larger field every other day
Adios Alonso pups
SANDY SEA PUPS