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Huntsman

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  • Caledon, ON
  • Salary: $45000-51000

Eglinton and Caledon Hounds

Huntsman, Eglinton and Caledon Hounds

As a Huntsman, you will be responsible for the following:

·       Management of a kennel of approximately 50 foxhounds, including daily feeding, training and exercise of hounds and daily cleaning of the kennels

·       Management of the breeding, birthing and nurturing of puppies and the training of young hounds

·       Management of hounds on hunting days and transfer back to kennels afterwards for care and feeding

·       Care of two to four horses, including feeding, grooming and exercise and maintenance of tack

·       Assistance with veterinarian in treatment of hounds and horses and maintenance of health records for all animals and performance of basic medical tasks

·       Maintenance of the grounds surrounding the kennel and house including cutting of grass and light yard work

·       Development and maintenance of good relationships with landowners who give permission to ride over their lands, including 1-2 visits per year

·       Attendance at the annual Club Puppy Show, Canadian Hound Show and various charity events to show hounds

Qualifications

·       Minimum of 10 years experience in professional hound breeding and management, coupled with at least 5 years of experience with foxhounds

·       Minimum of 5 years working with a well-established hunt club

·       Minimum of 5 years experience caring and managing at least 30 hounds concurrently while hunting

·       Excellent horsemanship and riding skills

·       Canadian travel required

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