Tasha track 32 ends in recovery of a young hunter's first buck. There are not many things more rewarding than watching a hunter see his buck for the first time after he thought it was lost. Tasha knows what she is doing and stayed focused on her track with deer in the same field. She stayed on her track with a rabbit jumping and going the other way. I was worried but she held her line. I am proud of her. - Cliff Shrader, LA
The renowned "Danish Blue Plates" collectibles have featured nearly all breeds of dogs through the years. I came upon a website today that pictured a number of the dachshund blue plates. And I could not help but notice the difference in the body types of the dogs from earlier editions to later ones.
I wish I could post these as larger files, but I increased the original thumbnails to 131% as it is, that's about as far as I could go.
But simply see the overall body types and outlines.
Top row are earlier versions of standard longhair, miniature longhair, and wirehair.
Bottom row are later versions of same sizes and coats.
First, it is obvious that the dachshunds have become longer. Second, it is easy to see that they have also become lower. Finally, you might notice that that they were taken out of the woods!
Unfortunately, it is an all too real depiction of what has been happening to this breed.
Same music, same group, two very different renditions. I may account for 101 views of each of them myself.
The Trans-Siberian Orchestra is wonderful!
The last of the three M sisters v Dorndorf L, (Marta, Maya, and Minx), died last month. Minx' wonderful owner called me at the time and we talked for awhile. Today, Janice sent me this outstanding picture. It is unique for a photo and absolutely lovely!
Taken by Janice on the next to last day of Minx' life, the picture strikes me as a work of art. I can hardly pull my eyes away from it.
Patt, she was such a beauty... and such a gentle, loving girl. We were a great team together. Even though she's gone, I still feel her everywhere. I was doing some Christmas decorating Thursday, and when I had the cabinet open, pulling out the boxes... I really, really missed my little "Nosehead" inspecting everything. But she is running with her sisters now, running and laughing, her red hair flowing behind her. Run fast and free, sweet little Minx, until you can run to my arms once again.
Janice, thank you. For everything. One way or another we will get you another girl.
I found this picture of your Mom and me...didn't know if you had it or not. We were at the Midwest Dachshund Club Specialty Show, Aug. 19, 1977. How well I remember that day, Bengel took a 5 pt. Major under judge Peter Monks. - Shirley Menard, ND
Shirley, left, with her Dorndorf's Bengel Long who was Winners Dog, Best of Winners, and Best of Opposite Sex. My mother, Emma Nance, right, showed Bengel's mother CH Dorndorf's Andrea L to Best of Variety.
Thank you, Shirley, for the photo! I will try to find out who the guy in the middle is.
What a beautiful photo! 5.5 years old, Svante, father of Viljo, was recently Helsinki Winner 2013. Some of his other accomplishments include: Finland's 2011 Longhaired dachshund of the year, show Champion in six countries, tracking Champion in Sweden, and successful in the blood tracking recovery of moose and deer.
Svante is owned and handled by Tia Eskelinen of Finland. His breeder is Marina Nilsson of Red Top's dachshunds in Sweden.
Photo credit to kuvauksellista.com