Dachshund Family Album
Some of the dachshunds that have been part of our family over the years.
It all started with Cassie the black and white dog. She was my mum’s dog and a dachshund/ sheltie cross. She sparked our interest in the breed, such a playful. gentle soul. You can see the familiar dachshund short legs and expression in this photo.
Inspired by Cassie’s beautiful nature we decided to add a pedigree dachshund to our family. The size and temperament were important because the house was always filled with children. We chose a standard sized long-haired dachshund with red colouring.
Here is Jake, a handsome, loyal and impeccably behaved boy, he died on my husband’s fortieth birthday in 2003.
We wanted a friend for Jake and started looking for a companion for him.We chose Emma, but the very next day my sister and family added Emma’s litter mate to the family and called him Danny, My sister couldn’t bear to think of him left on his own. In the photo, Emma is on the right (I think!)
Emma became Jake’s best buddy. She was a sweet girl but she developed a form of dementia and died exactly three years after Jake, again on my husbands birthday.
Here’s Emma, all grown up. Although she was identical to Danny as a puppy they were totally different after a few months.She had the most beautiful coat until she was spayed and it turned to fluff.
And Danny also grown up, he was a loveable, patient and affectionate boy.
Another of my mum’s dogs, Ben, the mini long haired dachshund. Ben was a teeny tiny little dog with a big attitude. He was completely devoted to my mum, they were soul mates. Ben didn’t have the best start in life so we embraced his quirks. He lived to a grand old age.
Finally Darcy, my mini short-haired dachshund and a very big part of my family. I have already spoken about Darcy’s story so I’ll just say that he is a very loveable rogue, a survivor and my pride and joy.