Evenstar Hounds At The Eukanuba 2012

The Evenstar Hounds Bluetick Coonhounds did so well at the Eukanuba! I am so proud of each and every one of the dogs and owners!


Jeb (Co owned by Evenstar Hounds) took 2nd place in the open dog class and reserve dog champion. (2nd place out of all of the boy class dogs!) Jeb is the father of Julep (bred by Evenstar Hounds) who won Best Of Winners!

Rosey and Jeb playing on the bed.


Rosey is kicking butt at the Eukanuba! We are so proud of him for taking FIRST place in his puppy class! He placed over a ranked dog!

Here are a few pictures of Rosey in the hotel room with his buddy Jeb.

Rosey was bred by Evenstar Hounds and is owned by Tanya and Clay from Calvera Farm.

Jeb on the left with Rosey on the right.


Julep bred by Evenstar Hounds, owned and trained by Brenna Potash.

Julep WON! Best of Winners for 4 points and AWARD OF MERIT!


Crate Traning

This is a page from our puppy handbook.

If you would like to see more on training, and other tips please check The Puppy Handbook category on the right hand side of our blog.

Crate Training
Jeanneane Kutsukos

The Crate is a Puppy’s Safe Haven
When you bring your puppy home for the first time, pick out a location for the puppy’s bed that is safe and comfortable. One of the best house breaking and containment methods is to put your puppy in a crate. Some people think a crate is mean or cruel, it is the complete opposite, it is a “home” or a safe haven for your pet. Keep the crate door open when you are home and close the door when you are sleeping or out of the house or cannot watch it. If the puppy is not cooperating and does not want to enter the crate, put a few treats in it at first to entice the puppy to enter.

The Crate Minimizes Damage
       The crate minimizes the potential damage that the puppy might do to your house and furniture. This also helps to minimize your anger at the puppy for doing “puppy things,”–chewing, pulling at things, etc. The crate protects the puppy from harming itself, for example, choking on small items, shock from chewing through wires, pulling items down on it and so many more!

The Crate is a Puppy’s Den
       When dogs were in the wild, they would often “burrow” into the ground to create a den for safety. A crate is your puppy’s “den.” You need a crate that is large enough for your puppy to turn around in comfortably. Block part of the crate off if you purchase a large crate for later use. Your puppy will try not to soil its “home.” Do not expect your puppy to “hold” for long periods of time. Do not put your puppy in a crate and expect it to stay there all day without soiling it. It can not! You must remember it is still a baby.

Where to Put the Crate?
       Dogs like to be near their family and that means you. When the puppy first comes home, put the crate next to your bed so you will wake up during the night when the puppy needs to go outside. You can also reach down and reassure the puppy if it cries during the night. Do not, under any circumstances, put the puppy in bed with you unless you intend for it to sleep there as an adult. It is very difficult for the puppy to understand if you allow it there at the beginning and then do not want it in your bed later. Keep in mind if you are single and then marry, it could cause a real problem.

Keep the Crate Clean!
       Do not force a puppy to remain in a soiled crate. You must arrange your schedule to avoid this from happening. Clean out the crate regularly! We recommend that you use a non-ammonia cleaner, because ammonia is similar to a puppy’s urine, the smell will attract him and he will repeat the behavior. You may want to purchase commercial dog soiling cleaners at a local pet store. Do not punish the dog if it soils the crate. Remember, a new puppy needs to go out every 2 hours, for example, each time it eats, wakes up, after a play session, and any other time it starts “sniffing” around the area.

My Puppy is Now an Adult
       You will not need to continue crating once your dog becomes an adult (and is trustworthy), but your dog will probably enjoy the continued use of the crate as it’s own special place. If you decide not to keep the crate, slowly wean it off once the dog is older and you are able to trust it in your home.

NEVER Use the Crate as a Punishment!

Meet Our Upcoming Bluetick Coonhound Stars

Meet Our Upcoming Stars!

*Coming to a show ring near you soon*

Evenstar’s Boy’s Night Out “Play Boy”

Age- 5 months

Parents- Sky and Sachmo


Evenstar’s Fallen Angel “Angel”

Age- 5 months

Parents- Sky and Sachmo


Evenstar’s Poor Ole Kawliga “Kawliga”

Age- 12 Weeks

Parents- Gypsy and Sachmo


Evenstar’s Sweet Jubilee “Jubilee”

Age- 12 Weeks

Parents- Gypsy and Sachmo

We Have Opened A Rainbow Bridge Page

Evenstar Hounds has opened a Rainbow Bridge page. We invite everyone to look over it, email us information and pictures about pets you have lost, and read about the pets others have lost. Pet loss is never easy, we hope having this page to use as a tool makes your loss a little easier. Let us share your pets story!

If you would like to share pictures, and information/a story about your pet please email
the Evenstar Hounds Web Girl. Please include the name and age of your pet.




Jasper was a year and three months old when he very suddenly passed away. Jasper was more than just a dog to me, he was my best friend. Jasper was the perfect dog for me, and I think if we could ask him he would say I was the perfect person for him. He loved to watch movies with me, and would lay around the house watching me clean, or work on my computer. He loved to play with people and animals of all ages, and sizes. I could name at least one hundred reasons why I was in love with Jasper. He was so kind, playful, and funny, he was the best listener, and the perfect shoulder to cry on. I miss him more than I can express. As short as our time was together, it was great time. Jasper will be missed and remembered by everyone who met him, but he will be missed the most by myself, and my daughter.


Evenstar Hounds Is Moving

Evenstar Hounds is relocating to a larger property in Cherryville North Carolina. We have very good friends in the area, and will have a chance to be in far more dog shows than we get to be a part of now. When we relocate we will still offer shipping of our Bluetick Coonhound puppies, and Black and Tan Coonhound puppies, the cost of shipping will not change, and we will still be using Delta Airlines. It has been great living in Alabama, we have all made very close friends here, and will miss everyone. Our move has already slowly started, and we hope that with any luck our next litter of puppies will be shipped from North Carolina! If you have any questions about our move, or would like to buy your next puppy from us in North Carolina please contact us.

Pet Buyer Feedback

Daisy is so much fun, we all are enjoying her.  She knows how to play and get into everything but she also knows how to just relax and take it easy.  She was so easy to potty train, we were crate training her, and now she is fully potty trained.

She loves  everyone and she loves other dogs.  She is very intelligent and very loyal.  I am so glad we got her from you!  Thank You

New Champion Baylee Bred By Evenstar!


Evenstar Hounds would like to congratulate Baylee and her proud owners on the AKC Championship win!

Name: Evenstar Devil in a Blue Dress aka Baylee.

  Owners: Angela Davis & Kacie Davis & Michelle Queen, Cherryville, NC 280219692.

Breeder: Kimberly Martin.

Dog shows are time, money, and lots of hard work. It has all payed off for these guys!

The New Stars Of Evenstar Hounds

These are the 2 puppies I decided to keep from the litter that  Sachmo and Sky had this April. It is not rare for me to want to keep 2 puppies from every litter, but it is very rare for me to do it. This was the last litter that Sky will have and I wanted to keep her strong bloodline, good looks, amazing hunting skills, and perfect family pet attitude in my breeding program as well as in dog shows. I will be adding both pups to our adult Bluetick Coonhound Page, look back for updated pictures and watch them grow!

This is the male that I am keeping

Evenstar’s Boys Night Out

This is the female that I am keeping.

Evenstar’s Fallen Angel

This little girl is Lily, she helps me keep an eye on all of the puppies, and helps them learn how to be nice to cats! Here at Evenstar Hounds we have many animals, mostly Coonhounds, but we also have inside and outside cats, horses, laying hens, and a very chatty bird. When I tell you that our puppies are well socialized I am not kidding!

Bluetick Coonhounds On Dogs 101

I noticed that Dogs 101 had an episode on Bluetick Coonhounds! I do not completely agree with everything that the people had to say about Blueticks, but it is a cute little video clip, so I thought I would share it with you. If you need help picking out the perfect Bluetick Coonhound puppy for you please contact me. Enjoy the video, and keep an eye out for an announcement on our next litter of summer puppies.

Pet Buyer Feedback

I live in Minnesota and Found Kim and her kennel Evenstar Hounds in June of 2011 when we wanted to add a Puppy to our family. When we could not find any proper Bluetick Coonhound puppies close to us I looked all over Google. I found so many options for puppies! At the time I really had no idea how to pick a good bluetick coonhound. All of the sites I looked over talked about the hunting skills of the dogs and showed pictures of parents treeing animals or holding birds. I did not want or need a hunting dog, I wanted a pretty, sweet, goofy family pet. I was so thrilled when I found Kim and her kennel! She made it very clear on her site that her dogs could be great hunters, AKC and UKC show dogs, and perfect family pets. Every puppy on her website was so cute! She had links to bloodline info and all of the information that most people buying a hound would want. After looking at the Bluetick Coonhound Puppies for the better part of an hour I called Kim to talk to her about the puppies. I let her know the size of my home, yard, and family. I also let her know what kind of time I had to put into training a puppy, and that I already had a cat. With the information I gave her she helped me pick out Jasper. She let me know that he was playful and goofy, but at the same time very mellow. I was pleased that she had a puppy that was perfect for me. After Kim got our deposit she put him on hold for us and sent me an email with a really cute picture of Jasper in a raccoon flower pot. I printed it and put it on my fridge! Kim took the time to talk to me about what and how much I should feed Jasper, how and why I should kennel train him, and what kind of toys to get him all before he even got to me. After I got the other half of my payment to Evenstar Hounds Kim booked Jasper his flight on Delta Airlines. When she did she called me and gave me everything I needed to pick him up from the airport and asked me to call her when we picked him up. When we picked Jasper up he was EVERYTHING Kim told me he would be! He has been the best dog a family could ask for. I feel like he has been very easy to train as a pet and has very good manners for a big hound dog. I even taught him that quiet means stop barking! My family and I have been so Happy with Jasper, and he has been so happy with us, he even likes our cat. Now that Jasper is almost 9 months old I made the choice to get him a little sister, so we came back to Evenstar Hounds and talked to kim again. This time she helped us pick Jade from her February litter. I know that Jade is going to be another perfect house pet for us! At first I had real concerns about buying a puppy from another sate, but Kim and her dogs are the best, and Kim has always been around to answer questions I have about how to take care of and train Jasper. I am so excited for April when Jade can fly here to Minnesota and enjoy the summer with us!

Thanx again for everything Kim! After all of the time you have spent working with me I feel like I really know how to work with Jasper, I am excited to see if he likes dog shows this summer!

Here are some pictures of Jasper from when he was just a baby up till now, I added a few baby pictures of Jade too!