Randy's father Dazza
Jagger and Coco
Dusty and Tank
Shirley, myself, Laraine and Elaine at the Sydney Royal 2018
My beautiful bitch Cha Cha. (Australian Champion Dacville Charley's Angel (Imp NZ) Cha Cha passed her colour on to her son Twista and Twista passed it on to his daughter Chilli and to many of his puppies. The puppy she is cleaning in this litter is Dusty. Cha Cha lived a long and happy life as did Taz, and they died within months of each other. I owe so much to all of my Dacville dogs.
Australian Champion Grendel Thor (Twista's father)
Kitchen bitches with young puppies
Chloe and Charli looking after a puppy
Photo taken at the National in Q/Land in 2009. On the left Twista, in the middle a very young Randy, and on the right Taz who was in "Veterans" and carried his black rat he loved so much around the Ring with him, showing off as usual !
"Aust Ch Adadach Lucy Luvs Me" (Lu Lu) Mother of Dazza, Chatter and Lizzy and Grandmother of Randy, Chilli and Jazzy.
This is the life
Australian Champion Tarralyn Tis Gossamer (Goldie) Goldie is the mother of Randy.
Dogs at home in Binnaway 2007
My 3 Dacville Oldies taken in 2012 - Cha Cha, Taz and Chloe Cha Cha and Taz died in 2014. Chloe is still going strong
Goldie with Randy as a pup
Izzy as a puppy
Play time for the creams
Harley - Look At Me !
Maxie love cats
Leaving Binnaway for a new home in Sydney. The dogs were the last to be loaded and were put down the bottom of the garden to wait patiently !!!
Tank as a baby puppy
Learning to stand still on a show table
In July 2009 The National Dachshund Council held it's once every three year Show in Brisbane, an 8 hour road trip from home. I entered 8 dogs and my good friend Janne came along with me with three of hers. The front half of my truck was beautifully fitted out with fixed dog crates two high in it, but the back was just an empty space that needed careful packing with all the Show Trolleys, Playpens and the rest of the "stuff" needed for a four day stay away from home with 11 dogs. Janne and I split the journey going up to Q/Land by staying at a Motel. We then camped the next three nights at the Showgrounds in rented tents where the Show was held. What no one had warned us about was the overnight temps up there. We were going to bed with every stitch of clothing we had on, and then climbing into sleeping bags and putting blankets on top of all that, and still we froze. The dogs were double rugged before going to bed in the Van. The morning we left for home we had absolutely "had it" and decided to drive the 8 hours non stop with just a 15 minute break for the dogs about half way along. We both thought we had packed the playpens needed for the dog's toilet stop within easy reach of the back door of the truck. Imagine our dismay when we opened the back door after pulling off the Highway for the break, and we couldn't even see one of the playpens, just the mound of "stuff" So instead of gently unpacking everything we just chucked it all out everywhere, put up the playpens which were right at the bottom, gave the dogs their 15 mins, and threw it all back in. We made it home just before dark. We haven't camped since !!