From Anne and Dale Carnathan Owners, Breeders of both Conformation and Performance Smooth Miniature Dachshunds “I was literally raised by Dachshunds. My first memory of a dog was a little red miniature named Bridget. Bridget tolerated me, but showed her true colors when my little brother was born. She took mothering seriously, putting herself in between anything she thought dangerous to him, including me! Every Dachshund we’ve ever owned (and there have been many!) has been brave to a fault, but equally willing to snuggle in and cuddle. Th ere’s nothing like seeing a pile of eight Dachshunds all trying to stay on a two by three foot lounger! And, there’s nothing better than a Dachshund ‘hot water bottle’ when you’re under the weather! While we are fairly new to showing and breeding these wonderful dogs; showing them in conformation and tracking bunnies out in the field (rain or shine); they have become our passion! From one pet, to our first show dog, to our first litter, we now have 8 dogs, ranging from a conformation Grand Champion, a Dual Champion (Conformation and Field Trial
Champion) and a rescue; which brings to mind the phrase ‘Because you can’t have just one.’” From Karyn and Jeff Dionne Owners, Breeders of both Conformation and Performance – Wagsmore Miniature Longhaired Dachshunds “Dachshunds? That is an easy one! Karyn had them as a child and I heard all about ‘Fritz’ and his antics in Missouri when the two of the would go out exploring. Any small dog brash enough to think that he was actually chasing the gigantic bull around in the f ield next door, had battle scars on his muzzle from dispatching every vermin he crossed paths with, and that relentlessly bit my brother-in-law (they must be excellent judges of character) was enough to pique my interest. When we saw my f irst Silver Dapple we (I) had to have one! Looking back I now know we fell into this wonderful breed for al the wrong reasons but some- times divine intervention comes into play. Our involvement in the breed came with a wall-eyed dapple who was slightly nicer than Dachs 17 but was game for
anything! A couple of six-inch tall tro- phies won at the Dachshund races in Vallejo, California and Gordon Heldeb- rant asking if we were interested in join- ing the Northern California Dachshund Club began a fantastic journey of nearly 25 years in this wonderful breed. I can- not imagine myself without at least one Dachshund throughout the remainder of my life.” One thing is for sure, Dachshunds are wonderful and there is something for everyone in this breed – conformation, performance and good old-fashioned couch potatoes – you will fit right in. Love is all you need.
BIO Sherrill Snyder, Owner, Breeder since 1962 of Min- iature Wires and Standard Longhaired Dachshunds: AKC Judge since 1980; owner of the first Minia- ture Wire to win all-breed
best in shows and co-owner of another mini wire Best in Show dog; and co-owner of two Best in Show standard longhairs.
“One thing is for sure, Dachshunds are wonderful and there is SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE IN THIS BREED – CONFORMATION, PERFORMANCE AND GOOD OLD-FASHIONED COUCH POTATOES – YOU WILL FIT RIGHT IN.”
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