Dachshund - Miniature Wire Haired


Registered with the New Zealand Kennel Club


Phone:078731700 during daylight hours only, please!

Three sisters who live with me! Islay, Fyfe and Promise.



look at little Fyfe, just 16 weeks old winning Baby Puppy of Group at her very first show! Huntly and District Open Show 25.05.19 under Heidi Holland    


for more updates from our lovely puppy owners                      


The Beginnings

            From the very large.................

          .............. to the rather small!


Our kennel name was chosen in 1989 when we imported the first of several Irish Wolfhounds from the Nutstown kennels, located near the small village of Ballyboughal  in Co. Dublin .We had many years of  loving companionship, showing and breeding the Irish Wolfhounds. 


Planning for the future meant "downsizing". I had shown and owned standard smooth dachshunds from the Fardross Kennels of Miss Beth Morris as a child and the miniature wire haired dachshund was an easy choice of smaller hound.

Same rough coat, beard and eyebrows. Still in the Hound Group.

 A constant source of entertainment, this variety is a born clown and fantastic little house dog. Be aware - they do retain their hunting instincts and have no idea that they are only around 5 kgs in weight.

Our first import, NZ Ch. Loretto Chief Scout arrived from "Loretto" in England in 1996,followed in succession by NZ Ch Loretto Made Welcome, NZ Ch Loretto Welcome Bizniz, NZ Ch L.Carnaby Street and lastly, NZ Ch Ubu Finnish In Style.

 Jean Hallett continues as a wonderful mentor and it is due in no small measure that I owe much to her 40 years in the breed.



Endorsements and Tributes from my lovely puppy and dog owners

Fantastic informal photos on this page-if you want to get to know this variety of dachshund, click on above link

ever so many emails have come through I thought it would be nice to start sharing these  (with permission, of course!)

so please email up to date progress reports - I LOVE to get these.



NZ Ch Loretto Chief Scout NZ, Ch Loretto Maid Welcome, NZ Ch Welcome Bizniz, NZ Ch Loretto Carnaby Street &

NZ Ch Ubu Finnish in Style & from Australia came NZ Ch Agwyr Asian Asahi who is the sire of my lovely Barra.

                                               Our boys:     Patric     Connor   Barra

                               Ohce  15.05.2007 - 27.11.2012  my darling, I will love you till the end of time.


            Our girls:   Esther     Mary   

 Biddy  Erin  Patsy  Hope and Twinkle Promise Islay Fyfe


Contact details:   Jane Usmar

Ph: NZ  07 8731700

mob. 0275554136