The Old Berkshire Foxhounds as with any other pack are a valuable treasure and one which is irreplaceable. Careful planning regarding breeding has resulted in a workmanlike pack, which have had their fair share of success on the flags over the years.
Our hounds have a very long history, the Rev.John Loder, Rector of Hinton Waldrist and Lord of the Manors of Hinton and Longworth, kenneled his hounds at Hinton Waldrist.
The Rev. Robert Symonds took over the reins in 1800, one of seven sons, he married Rev. Loder’s daughter,he brought with him his brother Edward, who had hunted their hounds in Herefordshire and on the Cotswolds. The two packs were hunted together, the Berkshire sportsmen calling the Herefordshire hounds ‘Welsh hounds’, being smaller and slower than the original pack,