I am a painter who lives on the Suffolk Coast. I have been a member of the Deerhound Club since 1999 and got my first deerhound from Mary and Tony Churchill,who have bred many deerhounds of outstanding quality with the affix Lealla

Since then I have bred two litters under my own affix Erewhon. My deerhounds have had a fair degree of success in the show ring, but to me they are my family and live in the house with me. We are lucky to have the beach close by and also free running in the forest , so I hope that they have a happy life.

I would only have another litter if I wanted to keep at least one of the pups.

Anyone who knows deerhounds will know that they are gentle and sensitive, are great to live with, beautiful to see in action and at rest, and have a great sense of humour.