In 2003 having spent 8 years volunteering for Animal Welfare and taken in many rescue dogs and cats, I decided to get my very first registered pedigreed dog,an Irish Wolfhound and Showing him was a requirement.

It was at my first dog shows, in the Hound group that I met the Min Wire haired Dachshund. It was love at first sight and the rest as they say is history....

Wire haired Dachshunds were very difficult to come by, I got my first, a male in 2008 followed by a female in 2010. It was 2 years later that we had our first litter.

With the addition of 2 new girls in 2011, our kennel started to grow, as did the Wildervale family.