Droopys Stud

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The Droopys Stud is owned, managed, and run by three brothers Sean, Michael and Pat Dunphy.
It is a family owned business set in 150 acres of beautiful Waterford countryside. In the beginning the farm was centred around the production of beef and dairy cattle with greyhound racing and breeding very much a small scale hobby.
Things started to change when Droopys Jaguar was sold to Frazer Black before the Produce Stakes and went on to win the final in 1987, from there the 'dog count' went up steadily with another brood bitch joining the team, her name was Droopys Fergie and was to become the foundation of the Droopys dynasty.
Fergie was bought at fifteen months old and went on to win the St Leger at Enniscorthy, the English Puppy Oaks and the English Oaks. Amongst the champions Fergie produced was Droopys Vieri who was sold but later returned to Balyvalican for his stud career.

The Droopys prefix became synonamous with champion broods and it was not until the arrival of the mighty Some Picture, winner of the English Derby that breeders stood up and took notice, sadly Some Picture died young and only produced 140 litters in a very busy but short lived career, a sure case of what might have been.
The stud dogs have now increased greatly and legends such as Westmead Hawk, Droopys Kewell, Droopys Maldini and Droopys Vieri among others have taken over the mantle and look sure to keep The Droopys Stud at the very top for years to come.

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Michael Dunphy, 49 and partner of the Droopys Stud, he oversees all aspects of the organisation including the maintenance and smooth running of the operation.
With over 200 greyhounds of all ages feeding time alone is a military operation

Sean Dunphy (pictured standing on the right), 37 and co partner in the Droopys Stud.
Sean is in control of all matings at the stud and responsible for progesterone testing, sperm analysis and insemination. Alan Ahern is the local vet and performs all AI operations for Droopys Kewell when required.
Pat Dunphy 52 is the final partner in the business and together with David is responsible for all driving that is required at Droopys Stud, from transporting bitches to schooling new stock.

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There are numerous workers at the kennels who all perform important tasks at the stud which keep a consistent routine, from mucking out to schooling to feeding, everyone plays their part with dedication and professionalism.
Joseph (from Slovakia), Frank (takes care of all the bitches in season), Steven and Katie (they come in weekends) and Mary Clare (Pats Daughter)
Aoife (daughter of Michael) who is totally hands on around the stud and covers a multitude of jobs in between her studies
Below is Niamh (daughter of Michael) as well as helping out around the stud and her school studies.