Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Vintage Dachshund Beauty

Mr. and Mrs. Erik Holmberg's CH HOLMDACHS CONSTANT FAVORITE

By Erik and Betty Holmberg
1995 De La Regence
St. Bruno, Quebec, Canada

Here is Favorite photographed at 10 1/2 years of age.  He was one of the four top winning Dachshunds in 1962.  In 1963, Favorite was among the six top winners and in 1964, he was one of five that headed the list of top winners.  He was also the Number 2 Smooth Dachshund in the U.S. that year.
Champion Favorite's latest of many champion get, Ch. Holmdachs Constant Comment (dog), finished in April 1970 with three majors.
Rudi Tauskey says of Favorite, "A truly great dog."  Then Mr. Tauskey adds, "He should be used widely at stud."  Of course, during most of the last five years, he has been out of the U.S.A., so he has not been too available.
Favorite does seem to reproduce his lovely head, neck, shoulders, length and spring of ribbing and well let down hocks, beautiful rear and his gorgeous correct movement.

Photo via the front cover of the American Dachshund magazine, January, 1971.

Related:  Meet one of his offspring from 1966:  SUPER-CALI-FRAGIL-ISTIC-EXPI-ALI-DOCIUS.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It would be interesting to see a photo of a current champion to compare how the breed had changed. Favorite was a true beauty!!

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