are some of the Tinsnips dogs from the past and present. Some of
these dogs feature in the pedigrees of those presently residing
at Tinsnips or Wickerby. Some are just remembered for the characters
they were and for the wonderful times had with them. All were/are
special in there own way.
Somewhat lacking in pictures::was not good with the camera
and now too late for the oldies! Check back for more additions!
all these beautiful fur-kids
Champion Bontharambo Karaway
W:28/11/79 Red Dapple (Dec)
was my first mini wire and foundation bitch for Tinsnips.
was an absolute honey and a very good beginners dog. She
had a coat to die for requiring very little grooming which
is why even now I do not like to keep dogs with soft coats.
Tiffany was not the best constructed dog lacking in angles
front and rear but produced puppies of excellent quaility.
Although well back in the pedigrees of the current dogs
I can still see her influence coming through. A typical
wire she loved everybody and although long gone she will
never be forgotten. I am so grateful she came my way as
she was the start of a life long commitment to this fabulous
my darling Tiffy.
Champion Tinsnips Humbug
W: 25/08/82 Bitch Wild Boar (Dec)
was my first home bred Champion from my first litter out of
Tiffany. She was shown in the times when wires were looked
upon as being the second cousins of the dachshund world (and
this bias still exisits to a degree even today) yet managed
to win some top awards against strong hound competition. Pictured
at 4 months of age she matured into a stunning bitch but sadly
I didnt ever breed from her. Back in "those" days
I was just starting out in the world on my own and always
put off mating her until another day. Sadly that day never
Twiggy for just being!
Australian Champion Tinsnips Fozzie Bear
W: 14/04/83 Dog Red Dapple (Dec)
although not my first wire being from my second litter out
of Tiffany was THE ONE. A dog before his time he was both
handsome and intelligent.A gorgeous dog who gave me the
biggest thrill as a breeder when he won Best Veteran in
Show at a Hound Speciality, he was the oldest dog there
and his daughter from his second litter won Baby Puppy in
Show. A breeders dream! Forever the clown he would be very
buisness like in the ring then scan the crowd for anyone
with bait:: then the circus act was on !! He would politely
ruff at them then sit up begging:: you could just seen the
delight in his eyes when he had an audience! Other competitors
liked it as they only had to signal to him to roll over
and flip over he would :: regardless if mum had him stacked
for the judge or not!!! My friend, my buddy : Fozzie will
never be forgotten : I still tear up when I think of him,
15 years wasnt long enough.
for the laughter and the joy you bought me Fozz.
Champion Tinsnips Madame Butterfly
W: 26/05/1995 Silver Dapple (Dec)
was a female version of her father Fozzie: biddable, sweet
natured, comical and just a joy to own. Winner of several
breed point-score competitions as well as Best Female Dachshund
of the year in 1996 with strong competition. A favorite with
all who were privileged to know her. Lived her latter years
Charlotte Jordan from Hawaii Lace left her mark through her
only child "Fibs." Still missed Lacey will always
live in our hearts.
very special little lady.
Champion Tinsnips Lil Liar Bird
W: 07/07/1998 Bitch Wild Boar (Dec)
a great character:: an only child and behaved like one!!
I will never forget her at 3 weeks old clinging on to her
mum "Laceys" tail and taking a ride! She excelled
in the show-ring and also in the whelping box producing
4 champions from one litter. Her progeny lives on through
that wonderful litter of "Ducks."
However, most of all it was a delight to be owned by her.
Plucka has a gorgeous but somewhat snooty nature and believes
humans are put on this earth to serve her. She achieved
her Australian and NZ Championships with ease and has proved
herself in the show-ring with several good wins to her credit.
She has also performed well in the whelping box producing
the fabulous Poppie. She is in retirement hogging the couch
and keeping her new owner totally enchanted.
retired in NZ.
pic for Pluckas page.
Champion Tinsnips Rubba Ducky
W: 20/09/2002 Wild Boar (Dec)
from "Fibs," he perfected her wacky nature and
was always playing the goof ball. Despite this he notched
up several good show awards including Best In Show at
a Dachshund Specialty. Duck was retired from the ring
after breaking his tail in 2005. An excellent stud dog
who despite not being used much, sired some gorgeous pups.
Sadly now at Rainbow bridge but living on through his
highly valued progeny.
Pic to see Ducks page.
& NZ Champion Tinsnips Deer Me (exp NZ)
26/07/2004 Black & Tan (Dec)
Bambi was out of Duck and he passed on his good looks. Bambi
was also mischief waiting to happen! Discerning with whom
she adored but was adored by all who saw her. Numerous in
Group and Show winner including Puppy in Show at a Dachshund
Specialty. Bambi headed to NZ after gaining her Aust Championship
easily and had a great show career over there gaining her
title within a few weeks of showing. We had high hopes for
her however, Bambi was badly injured in a freak show of
mother nature and a hard decision had to be made before
she was able to leave her mark. Bambi is greatly missed
but at least now is free of pain. Our sweet girl never complained
the whole time she was suffering and we worked out what
Pic to see Bambis page.
Ch Tinsnips Miss Piggy W:2/11/85
Wild Boar (Dec)
Doby helped put mini wires on the map being my most prolific
winner in the ring. I would arrive at a show and her fan
club would greet her as "The Dame" and come and
watch her dance in the ring. She had the most spectacular
free flowing movement and look at me attitude. Doby KNEW
she was special. A Best In Show winner (All Breeds) Doby
charmed the world with her style and class. She produced
well, all of her pups shown gained their titles with ease.
Her best known child was Grand Ch Tinsnips Gothe Wholehog
who was proudly owned and loved by the Smiths.
: Gone but never forgotten.
quite Aust Ch Tinsnips Grays Dove W : 24/12/2006 Wild
rocked me with her gentle obliging nature at home : always
up for a cuddle she was a fun loving soul that loved nothing
better than to get out and hunt with her sister Turtle.
Dove would come back with a smile from ear to ear and
flop on the patio to catch her breath before taking her
leave and heading out again to find those elusive rabbits.
Through no fault of her own, as I stopped showing for
nearly 2 years when she was quite young, she never did
gain her title being only a few points off when tragedy
struck. Dovey is now hunting rabbits at the rainbow bridge
and I can still picture that grin !