Today our mail brought us the December issue of Deer and Deer Hunting magazine. It was a thrill to see Les Davenport's article "The Little King of Deer Recoveries" on wirehaired dachshunds used for blood tracking. You can actually read the article online at http://www.deeranddeerhunting-digital.com/deeranddeerhunting/200812/?pg=58. Les writes "When it comes to finding wounded deer, nothing can top the scrappy, little dachshund".
The article mentions several dogs out of our breeding who track in Illinois. The first picture is of Nadja (Nettie von Moosbach-Zuzelek) owned by Jeff Richardson. Nadja is just a year old but has already made quite a few recoveries. Al Diehl's Bella is actually registered as FC Briska von Moosbach-Zuzelek and now she is nine years old. Neal Meyer's Chloe is Bella's daughter. Neal who is an outfitter http://adamspikeoutdoors.com/ hosted a very successful Trackfest two years ago. Chloe was the first dachshund certified for blood tracking in Illinois.
It is rewarding to see that these dogs do what they were bred for. We believe that they make a difference and inspire other hunters to get involved in blood trailing.