Knit your own Dachshund

Let’s be honest. Knitting does not happen a lot here at the world editorial headquarters of the Dachshund News so we were a bit surprised, to say the least, at how many of our readers bought this book: Knit Your Own Dog: Easy-to-Follow Patterns for 25 Pedigree Pooches. When we looked inside, however, we immediately saw the appeal. The dogs are fantastic including the Afghan Hound, the Scottish Terrier, and needless to say the Dachshund.

Knit your own Dachshund

Knit yourself a wiener dog just like this one

Tribute to an older Dachshund

As the editorial staff of the Doxie News was seeking out stories to bring you, we came across this tale of Felix, an older Dachshund, passed from father to daughter.

In a way, I think that’s why we bonded, Felix and I. We had something truly unique in common: We’d both survived the Victor Ozaist style of child rearing – tossed into the ocean, with absolutely no warning. (That’s how I learned to swim, too, and how both Felix and I ended up absolutely terrified of water as “kids.”)

Halfway through his puppyhood, my father whisked Felix across the country with him. When I went to visit them in Arizona around Christmastime, Felix came flying down the dusty, ochre-colored road toward me with a look on his face of “Get me the hell out of here!”

Happily, and as is often not the case with Tributes at the Dachshund News, Felix is still alive and living out his golden years in Brooklyn close to Prospect Park.

Experimental drug offers hope to dogs with spinal cord injuries

Dr. Jay Griffin and Beanie the paralyzed Dachshund who walks with wheels

Dr. Jay Griffin with Beanie: Researchers hope that Illomostat may help dogs avoid paralysis if it can be administered within hours of an injury’s occurrence

Dachshunds are one of the breeds most susceptible to spinal cord injuries so it’s a great to hear about a promising drug trial that may mean fewer wiener dogs in wheelchairs.

At the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, in a study funded by the U.S. Department of Defense with a $750,000 grant, the drug Illomostat is being given to short-legged, long-torso dog breeds like dachshunds, beagles and corgis in the hopes that if it is successful it can eventually be used on humans who suffer  trauma to the spinal cord.

MSNBC has the details including the story of Beanie, a wheelchair-bound Dachshund whose veterinarian owner works at Texas A&M.

Take this, Malachy dissers — Pekingese is the toy breed most favoured by men

Poor Malachy the Pekingese. The little guy’s been dealing with a lot of haterz since he won the 2012 Westminster title earlier this week. While the Dachshund News agrees that his handler, David Fitzpatrick, was a bit OCD with that omnipresent purple brush, we don’t think Malachy should be blamed for that. The Pekes we’ve known have always been pretty tough little dogs. And according to www.webvet.com, they are the toy dog most appealing to men. Famous owners of Pekingese include Alice Roosevelt, J.P. Morgan, Elizabeth Taylor and Pakistan’s former President, Pervez Musharraf (shown below).

Pervez Musharraf with his two Pekingese dogs

The Pekingese is the preferred toy dog of macho men and dictators

Find out more about the artist at her Chapati Mystery blog and on her Flickr page

Dogs, sex, Kennedys and Dachshunds

A journalist colleague of mine used to say that stories involving dogs, sex or Kennedys should always be considered for the front page, so clearly when you’ve got two out of three, it’s still news even if the photo was shot in 1937.
John F. Kennedy with a Dachshund puppy in the Netherlands 1937Here’s John F. Kennedy with “Dunker” the Dachshund puppy in Den Haag, the Netherlands while touring Europe that summer of 1937. Aren’t they both cute?

If you’re interested, you can buy the photo from the JFK Library.

And for all you Kennedy aficionados, you may want to read about the Dachshund connection to the Kennedy assassination.

Westminster 2012 Best of Hound Group: Perfect for Friday evening cocktail viewing

This is a long video at more than half an hour, but it’s a fun look at the great variation in hound types as the judge runs through the breeds in alphabetical order. The Dachshunds make their appearance at the 15 minute-mark beginning with the longhaired Dachshund winner, GCH Hundeleben Queen’s Armada SL, also known as Cheese. He was number one for all systems (?), all coats in 2011, according to the announcer.

Next up is Gino aka GCH Brownwood D’Geno Rock SS, the smooth Dachshund winner.

Then comes GCH Raydachs Playing With Fire V Gleishorbach also known as Cinders, a two-year-old Texan girl, who wins the group and goes on to compete for Best in Show.

Westminster 2012 Wirehaired Dachshund results

DACHSHUND (WIREHAIRED)

Judge: Mr. Ralph Lemcke
Day: February 13, 2012
Time: 1:00
Ring: 2
And the winner is…

GCH Raydachs Playing With Fire V Gleishorbach SW Westminster 2012 Wirehaired Dachshund winner

GCH Raydachs Playing With Fire V Gleishorbach aka "Cinders"

Cinders, a Texas girl, went on to win best of the Hounds group. She was also a crowd favourite competing for Best in Show.

BEST OF BREED

51     GCH Raydachs Playing With Fire V Gleishorbach SW
Breed: Dachshund (Wirehaired)
Sex: Bitch
AKC: HP 31237001
Date of Birth: August 17, 2008
Breeder: James I Sakoda & Maria Sakoda & Jessica Smith & Shirley Ray
Sire: Ch Raydachs Great Balls Of Fire
Dam: Ch Gleishorbach Whistler’s Heidi
Owner: Shirley Ray & Maria Sakoda & James Sakoda
Photos: Breed judging

 

BEST OF OPPOSITE SEX

53     GCH Brodny Schoolhouse Street Smart
Breed: Dachshund (Wirehaired)
Sex: Dog
AKC: HP 30655501
Date of Birth: March 09, 2008
Breeder: Judy Anderson & Frederick R Vogel & Carol F Vogel
Sire: GCH Kadell’s Black Gold
Dam: Ch Brodny Schoolhouse EL
Owner: Frederick R & Carol F Vogel & Emalia Williams & Judy Anderson
Photos: Breed judging

 

AWARD OF MERIT

61     Ch Free Spirit Red Smoke Rising MW
Breed: Dachshund (Wirehaired)
Sex: Dog
AKC: HP 34698003
Date of Birth: June 23, 2009
Breeder: Twyla L Seymour
Sire: Ch Primo Red Sun Rising MW
Dam: Ch Free Spirit Smokin Jinny MW
Owner: Wood Wornall

 

63     Ch Yellowjacket’s Ezgoins Erte MW
Breed: Dachshund (Wirehaired)
Sex: Dog
AKC: HP 19787902
Date of Birth: August 05, 2005
Breeder: Carolyn E O’Neil & Robbie Loyd
Sire: Ch EZ Goins Party Hardy MW
Dam: Ch Sensei’s Ezgoins Yellowjacket MW
Owner: Carolyn O’Neil

 

64     GCH Summer Hill Pride And Prejudice
Breed: Dachshund (Wirehaired)
Sex: Dog
AKC: HP 35493201
Date of Birth: May 15, 2009
Breeder: John Fabelo & Barb & Corrie Fabelo & Chris Heitzmann
Sire: Ch Diagram’s Dragonquest
Dam: Ch Incahoots Penny Lane Summerhill
Owner: John Fabelo & Jeanette Koch & Mark Koch

Westminster 2012 Smooth Dachshund results

DACHSHUND (SMOOTH)

Judge: Mr. Ralph Lemcke
Day: February 13, 2012
Time: 1:00
Ring:2

And the winner is:

GCH Brownwood D'Geno Rock SS Westminster smooth Dachshund winner 2012

Brownwood D'Geno Rock SS aka Gino

BEST OF BREED

42     GCH Brownwood D’Geno Rock SS
Breed: Dachshund (Smooth)
Sex: Dog
AKC: HP 34616204
Date of Birth: March 27, 2009
Breeder: Jerry Cerasini & Roger Brown & Suzanne Steele
Sire: Ch Diagram’s Have Gun Will Travel SS
Dam: Ch Georgia Dachs Celeste Of Tallydox
Owner: Walter Cunningham & Jerry Cerasini & Roger Brown
Photos: Breed judging

BEST OF OPPOSITE SEX

43     GCH Bessdachs Electric Martini
Breed: Dachshund (Smooth)
Sex: Bitch
AKC: HP 35831407
Date of Birth: October 04, 2009
Breeder: Marina Renee Lara DVM & Betty Jeffery
Sire: Ch Brownwood Remembrance Of Laddland SS
Dam: Ch Bessdachs Eye Of The Storm
Owner: Marina Renee Lara DVM & Betty Jeffery
Photos: Breed judging

 

AWARD OF MERIT

9     GCH Kochana’s Duke Of Black Reign
Breed: Dachshund (Smooth)
Sex: Dog
AKC: HP 35838403
Date of Birth: September 04, 2009
Breeder: Diane Poranski
Sire: Ch Dollidachs Chocolot Kochana
Dam: Ch Kochana’s All That Jazz
Owner: Patrick Meyer

 

19     Ch Brownwood Topaz SS
Breed: Dachshund (Smooth)
Sex: Bitch
AKC: HP 34616202
Date of Birth: March 27, 2009
Breeder: Jerry Cerasini & Roger Brown & Suzanne Steele
Sire: Ch Diagram’s Have Gun Will Travel SS
Dam: Ch Georgia Dachs Celeste Of Tallydox
Owner: Jerry Cerasini & Roger Brown & Suzanne Steele

Westminster 2012 Longhaired Dachshund results

DACHSHUND (LONGHAIRED)

Judge: Mr. Ralph Lemcke
Day: February 13, 2012
Time: 12:00
Ring: 2
And the winner is GCH Hundeleben Queen’s Armada SL aka Cheese, who also ended up a finalist in the Hounds group:

GCH Hundeleben Queen's Armada SL: Westminster 2012 longhaired Dachshund best of breed winner

GCH Hundeleben Queen's Armada SL otherwise known as "Cheese"

BEST OF BREED

22     GCH Hundeleben Queen’s Armada SL
Breed: Dachshund (Longhaired)
Sex: Dog
AKC: HP 30787604
Date of Birth: June 17, 2008
Breeder: Wayne Heikes & Carlos J Puig
Sire: GCH Homar’s Solo Aviator SL
Dam: Ch Solo’s Drag-Queen SL
Owner: Carlos J Puig
Photos: Breed judging

BEST OF OPPOSITE SEX

35     Ch Dachshire Follow Me Boys SL
Breed: Dachshund (Longhaired)
Sex: Bitch
AKC: HP 35892001
Date of Birth: September 10, 2009
Breeder: Cheryl Snedaker-Sims
Sire: Ch Briardach’s Uncle Sam
Dam: Ch Dachshire Perfect Ten Of Lockshire SL
Owner: Cheryl Snedaker-Sims
Photos: Breed judging

AWARD OF MERIT

15     GCH Stonybrook’s Prime Suspect
Breed: Dachshund (Longhaired)
Sex: Dog
AKC: HP 23348802
Date of Birth: September 18, 2006
Breeder: Robin Gianopoulos & Michele Kepalas
Sire: Ch Stonybrook’s Presario Mario
Dam: Ch Stonybrook’s Patience SL
Owner: Ted & Barbara Durvin

 

33     GCH Rose Farm’s Frasier Of Nantucket ML
Breed: Dachshund (Longhaired)
Sex: Dog
AKC: HP 26498803
Date of Birth: April 21, 2007
Breeder: Dee Hutchinson
Sire: Ch Phl’s Aneas Of Love Call Seven JP
Dam: Rose Farm’s Paisley ML
Owner: Rhoda H Weinman

 

34     GCH Serenitys Affair Royale RN
Breed: Dachshund (Longhaired)
Sex: Bitch
AKC: HP 34217304
Date of Birth: April 09, 2009
Breeder: Wendy Snyder
Sire: Ch Stardust Jackson Von Skaer L
Dam: DC Signatures Olivia RN
Owner: Wendy Snyder & R J Cooper & Patrice Baker