I am new to this' blogging' but I had to tell you about our 2009.
Our beautiful girl "Daisy" Ch.Sonree Trouble No More was awarded both a Best in Show and a Runner up to Best in Show along with many other awards throughout the year. She is well on her way to her grand Championship title, one mustn't count our chickens though.
Then along came 'Harry" Ch. Sonree Kiwi Ariki , Harry was awarded his first Best in Show at 9 months of age ( hopefully there may be more?). This is quite an achievement for our little Dachshunds as there are so many beautiful and perhaps one may consider more glamorous dogs in the show ring.
We had a couple of litters and have kept "Lucy' Sonree Time to Dance who is known as Lyle's pet. Lucy was sold as a pet and returned to us after 3 weeks " I didn't realise how much work a puppy could be" we had several inquiries from prospective purchases for her, but he who complains about dogs would not hear of selling her. I will persevere again this year with Lucy but training her to show may be beyond me, she is such a happy little girl with the most amazing friendly temperament, when the judges approach her to examine her she goes to jelly, tail wagging furiously and tries to lick them, not your usual aloof hound in the ring, well she was born on April 1st!
Then we also have our dear little "Elke" from the same bloodlines that produced Harry. Elke is absolutely bombproof! She has to be as the other younger relatives give her hell, she takes it all and then gives them some back. She is the sweetest little girl , whether she will be a show girl remains to be seen, her bloodlines are very special to us in any case.
The third litter of 2009 born in December has just begun to leave and but of course there is another who is staying! Angel ( Sonree The Trouble with Angels) her Dam is our Daisy's mother Sonree Trouble in Mind(Sally) , her sire is Harry , this is the first litter he has sired and we were so pleased with the quality of all the puppies. Angel will do her first show in March, she is so pretty.
I have only attended 5 shows to date this year with Harry and Daisy sharing the Best of Breed awards between them, we don't have many shows in this area in the summer months thankfully, so it has given us more time to sit and enjoy our family, friends and our beloved dachshunds.
kind regards, Virginia