a beginning FCI standard long haired miniature & kaninchen dachshund breeder.
I have got dachshunds from year 1999, and I have now four dachsies at home.
I'm a member of
The Finnish Kennel Club
The Finnish Dachshund Club
The Dachshund Club of Helsinki
My goal is
to breed good tempered, healthy and good-looking miniature dachshunds, who
bring joy to their owners. I'm especially concerned about health: all my
dachsies will have their eyes and knees examined and back x-rayed and I try
to avoid combining bloodlines known with same hereditary diseases. Iím
interested especially in breeding black and tan and dapple dachshunds.
My first dog was tibetan spaniel. I got "Piku" (Moonjose Bon-Bon) when I was
12 years old. He was too big for shows and too stubborn for any dogsports
but he got me very excited about dogs in general. I became a dogsitter and
I took care of peoples dogs - all kind of breeds from shitz tzus and poodles
to doberman pinchers and newfoundlanders. I got to work in couple of kennels
and I learned lot about breeding: matings, births, puppy care, shows, etc.
One of this kennels was well-known dachshund kennel where I learned to love
kaninchen and miniature dacshunds. I always specially admired dapple ones.
I got my first dachshund, wire haired kaninchen Amianos
Felicia year 1999, she was retired from breeding and I was happy to get her
as pet. She was everything I hoped for a dog - very clever, obedient and
easy dog. So I got another dachshund year 2003, this time long haired
miniature Freckle-Face Josephine ("Sohvi"). Sadly Sohvi didn't turn out to
be show- and breeding quality though she had a promising start. Neverthles
she is our loved pet.
My biggest dream was to find dapple-coloured long haired
bitch, and I had been looking for right combination for several years. There
were some puppies availlable occasionally, but the quality wasn't just good
enough. At last I hear of Caelestis Snow-Ball, a little dapple bitch
with two previous litters, and I was fortunate to get her. Snow-Ball has
flaws, but she really was worth waiting. After I got Snow-Ball it was clear
that I was going to breed litter or two, and thats how it was started.
I'm learning and collecting information about dachshunds and their pedigrees,
I have lot of catching up to do because I'm relatively new in the world of
dachshunds. I especially try to study colour genetics as much as possible
because I'm especially interested in dapple & black and tans. My goal is to
breed high quality coloured dachshund which can compete with red dachshunds by
temperament, health and appearance.
For me temperament, health and right kind of structure is
the most important thing. Colour comes always last, so it's very difficult
to breed these more rare colours. I try to look for good breeding material
from another countries and also expand our genepool. I'm especially
concerned about problems with temperament and health, so I will examine both
health and temperament if only possible of all my dogs intended for breeding
and I hope that people who buy puppy from me do the same. I want to be open
about problems so you can read all results and also other important
information concerning my own dogs and my litters on my homepage.
last update 28.11.2009