On show: Robyn Gersbach with her mini dachshund at the Sydney Royal Show.
On show: Robyn Gersbach with her mini dachshund at the Sydney Royal Show.

Dachshunds have won owners heart

ROUNDED bottoms, shapely hindquarters, straight backs and inter-breeding.

Welcome to the finicky world of dog-breeding, and one Warwick woman has taken the national dachshund populous by storm.

Tree-changer Robyn Gersbach has been showing dachshunds for two years, but has spent a lifetime infatuated with the breed.

“My grandmother, mother and aunt all had dachshunds; they’ve always been in my life,” Mrs Gersbach said.

“They’re an easy dog. Easy to travel with, clean to lookafter and have such a goodnature.”

Mrs Gersbach and her travelling pooches have no qualms about boarding a plane and jetting off to Sydney to take out awards, and also close to home after winning best of breed, best puppy in group and two challenge certificates at the weekend’s Warwick Show.

“Stardayne Royal Blush is a clear red miniature smooth dachshund. She has won many group wins, best of breed, challenge certificates and three best in show before 12 months of age,” she said.

“Mickshl Fine Wine (who is currently ranked fourth in Queensland) has done the same and has won two best in show before the age of 10 months; she also won two seconds in class at the New South Wales dachshund club and seconds in her class at the Sydney Royal Show.

“All the girls will be attending many shows as well as the Brisbane Ekka this year.”



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