Hanseldox Miniature Dachshunds
Longhairs and Smooths
My love of dachshunds goes back to my childhood. I stayed at my grandparent's home a few summers. Every morning at 8AM a little smooth red dachshund would come gaiting down the country road they lived on, cross the street into their yard and sit itself guardingly on their front porch. "Princess", as my grandmother had named her would make this visit daily Monday through Friday and an occasional weekend day. She continued this routine daily for several years. She obviously had a family somewhere, but on her visits she considered my grandparent's her family. My grandmother taught her tricks, gave her treats and Princess in returned was the loyal guardian of their home and porch. At 4PM every weekday she'd head back down the country road. My grandparent's eventually discovered who really owned Pricess and told them of her daytime escapades. As princess aged she eventually stopped making her daily visit as it became more difficult for her. But, her visits taught me the character, personality and love of the breed.
Hansel, my first pet dachshund
As an adult my first dachshunds were pets, Hansel and Gretel. As the interest to try the hobby of showing dogs grew, I began the hunt for a show dog. After two years, that led me to my first show dog, Steel (CH Tamlyn's Little Delorian ML). Steel came to me pointed and only needing his two majors to finish his AKC championship. Steel received his first major win during my first weekend showing him. A few show weekends later he finished with a 5 point major. I was hooked. Later that year I acquired Steel's niece, Cara (CH Tamlyn's Careless Whispers ML), became my second champion very easily. At the same time CH Tamlyn's Tiger Lilly ML, Ty, came to live at my home and became my third champion. Steel, his litter sister, who was Cara's mother, and Ty are behind several of my present dogs and throughout several dog show homes in OH and the U.S. A grandson of Ty is presently living in a European show home also.
In the years since I have worked with the lines of those I consider to be some of the top mini long breeders.
In 2010 I added a smooth male to my home, Petalpusher's Can't Elope MS, Vegas, and I'm looking forward to where he might lead me in the future generations here at Hanseldox.