BREEDERS OF FLAT COATED RETRIEVERS
MINIATURE LONG HAIRED DACHSHUNDS
We are a small family kennels where our dogs are our family pets and as such live mostly indoors with us.
We live in a semi rural location, easily found just off Junction 29 of the M1 near Chesterfield in Derbyshire.
Our three acre property gives the dogs their own safe, enclosed area of fields and woodland including a
large pond to exercise and have fun playing in. The pond is suitable for the Flatcoats to swim alonside the
ducks and goose as well as introduce the youngsters to water.
We believe you only get out what you put in so we feed quality food, and exercise and train to a high standard.
All our dogs are bred for temperament and bidabilty, making excellent show, working and companion animals.
. They have the required health checks for their breeds, and are vet checked and given a parvo-virus injection at
six plus weeks. All our pups & older animals are chipped and regularly wormed to point of sale.
Over a week ago Minty (Torwood Melting Mint) had a super litter of boys & girls, blacks & liver Flatcoats to our boy Torwood Vintage Cuthbert. All the babies are well settled and have been visited by their new prospective owners who want to establish an early bond with the newest member of their family.
Shimmy, a liver baby out of one of our homebred bitches has joined Ziva in the kennels and they are beginning to go out with the older dogs now the weather is improving.
Biscuit (Fiery Biscuit At Torwood) and Pagen's (Bluebegin Pagen Moon At Torwood) first litter where both parents have been IVDD tested are now fully injected and we have little Gally, the cream dapple from the litter whom we are keeping, in the house so her sister (red) who is living with Kaos, an older girl who will not be having any more litters & deserves a less active home is now looking for a happy forever home.
Our youngest Dax father, Bluebegin Thunder 'N' Light Over Torwood, recently had his back scanned for IVDD and we are so pleased he gained a grade 1, along with Torwood Trip Hazard who was given a zero rating (IVDD 1). This means 3 of our stud dogs Pagen, Pete & now Thunder are all IVDD grade one as well as being PRA Clear so are unlikly to create any back or eye problems in their lines. They are also GPRA unaffected.
In accordance with our policy to breed healthy and well adjusted dogs as near to the breed standard as possible 3 of our dachshund stud dogs, Bluebegin Pagen Moon At Torwood (Chocolate/Tan) & Torwood Please Turn Over, (shaded red) and now our youngest Bluebegin Thunder 'N' Light Over Torwood (silver dapple & tan) have had their vertabrae scored for IVDD (Inter Vertibral Disc Disease). Out of a possible score of 5 they all scored IVD 1 which means they are all, hopefully, unlikely to suffer from IVDD or pass it on to their offspring. Our other stud dog eligable for testing, Ivor, Torwood Ice Blue, (Black/Tan) has also been scored & has a very creditable score of 3 so can be mated to bitches with scores of 1, 2 & 3, and will not be passing on this horrendous hereditary disability.
We do have one further stud dog (Torwood Stars 'N' Stripes) who is too old, (being now 9 years old) to have his back scorred. He is the sire of our youngest recruit to the showing team whom we will be bringing out soon.
The Dachshunds again upheld the Torwood prefix at Crufts2018 with Pete, Torwood Please Turn Over, getting a Very Highly Commended in Limit dog.
As you can imagine we are, and have been, extremely busy here over the hot summer and things are just settling down for winter and the working season with our flatcoats and Rachel and I are looking forward to bringing out some youngsters, both Dachshunds & Flatcoats in 2019.
Congratulations on his retirement after winning for the 2nd time in his life the Canadian National Specialty
BISS Can Ch, Am G Ch Torwood Ace Dresser JH, Am/Can WC
Handled & owned by Barbara Kreiger.
Tor was placed Best Veteran in the sweeps under Linda Brox (USA) then went on to win
Best Veteran, Best Male and Best In Show under Anne Killminster (UK)
Tor was taken to America as a shooting companion for Barbara (who came & collected him) and in 2010 with Jim Irvine judging the specialty he gained his first Canadian Best In Show. We were all thrilled and although very highly placed in the intevening years, 1 Reserve Best in Show & 2 Jam's (judges Award of Merit), this latest win was the crowning glory and a supurb way to end his illustrious career at 8+ years.There are still many more years left for him to enjoy Barbs setee and going out shooting with her and also watching his sons & daughters following in his footsteps.
We occassionally have or know about older Flatcoats who are looking for a new home for various reasons. (Not usually their fault) so if you cannot cope with a pup or your existing dog needs a companion and you do not want a real baby please get in touch as we always have any dogs related to ours, who cannot for whatever reason stay in their homes, back to live with us and try to find them new forever homes.
Please feel free to explore our site and call with any questions you may have 01246 856791, and speak to Denise or Rachel Jury.