BABIES ARE HERE

We have heard the patter of tiny paws and we are able to offer miniature long and longhaired dachshunds to genuine loving and permanent homes. To learn more visit the litterbox page or call Zara to reserve your little bundle of happiness.

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DACHSHUND IS TOP DOG IN WALES & GETS HIS CROWN IN GENEVA

Ch Zarcrest Black Smith competed against all the other top exhibits of all breeds throughout wales for the past year and wins the most coveted title in Wales as WELSH TOP DOG, after returning just 48 hours earlier from gaining his championship title in Geneva.

2 New Champions in 21 Days

The black and tan brothers have had a fabulous show career although only lightly shown they are both Champions before 22 months of age. We have been thrilled with this litter and they have surpassed our hopes when they were babies. We would like to thank everyone for their comments and support of them. Ch…

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Darlington Ch Show

Delighted to announce that at Darlington Championship Show which was held at Ripon racecourse on Friday September 14th 2018 we took Zarcrest Black Smith where he won his second open dog class and he was awarded his third and crowning challenge certificate under breed specialist Jason Hunt (Carpaccio).

Welsh Kennel 2018

Fab show for Zarcrest, gaining a third and crowning CC on the Friday for Zarcrest Black Brewer under all round specialist Albert Wight, We returned on the Sunday with the american cocker puppy Zarcrest Black N’Tantrum who won Best Puppy In Breed at only her second show. Her sister Zarcrest Having a Tantrum at Nasailleen…

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Blackpool Champ Show 2018

Star of the day at Blackpool championship show 2018 was the mini long, Gerry aka Zarcrest Black Smith winning 1st in Post Graduate Dog, the DCC and BOS under Sigurd Wilberg. Owned by Will Harris & his fiancee Lindsey McLachlan. Many Thanks to Rebecca Ellrich, who stepped into handle for us as we were stuck in the american cocker…

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Bath 2018

Another amazing weekend for us… following on from our wins at SKC where he was BPIB and Puppy group shortlisted. Afterglow London Grammar went down to Bath, delighted to share with everyone that he won 1st in Puppy Dog, RDCC, BPD and BPIB under Zena Thorn Andrews. Mother then took on my photo assignment whilst I…

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NEW YEAR ROUND UP

Looking back at 2017 it started with some unforgettable highs winning Welsh Junior of the Year with our American bitch, Sh Ch Mischtikals Pole Dancer at Zarcrest, following on quickly was the BCC at Crufts, a number of reserves and her crown came on home turf at WKC! Her Sire, Sh Ch (UK, NL) Mischtikals…

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Gundog Society of Wales Ch Show

Sh Ch Mistikals Pole Dancer at Zarcrest won a quality open bitch class and the RBCC to the breeds new champion Sh Ch Afterglow Dita Von Teese owned by jason Lynn, Huge congrats Jason! We were judged by breed specialist Andrew Scourfield (Danton)

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Belfast Dog Show Society Championship show

We left home on the night of Thursday September 21st 2017 to catch the ferry from Liverpool to Belfast, grooming the dachshunds and the American for most of the day on Friday and attending the show to exhibit them on the saturday, we are delighted to announce that our star was Zarcrest Black Brewer who…

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Darlington 2017

Long journey home with a few diversions but had a fabulous time at Darlington today with the dachshunds. Four dogs were exhibited with five first prizes, a CC and BOB achieved. Zarcrest Black Smith owned by Will Harris and Lindsey won MPD, BPD and the Minor Puppy Stakes class, Zarcrest Black Brewer won PD, Zarcrest…

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The Welsh Kennel Club

Fabulous time at The Welsh Kennel Club, finally a moment to share our latest and exciting news now we have completed the photos, captions and show reports. Dallas was awarded 1st in Open bitch, and her crowning CC from breed specialist Carole Wellsted, so for the first time I shall write this new title…. Subject…

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They don’t come much better than this…

In just fourteen days our beautiful Dallas, ‘Mischtikals Pole Dancer at Zarcrest  takes the bitch challenge certificate at Crufts 2017 under Ken Sinclair (Araki) ”Dreams do come true” Dallas has been on a roll for the past two weeks achieving three major wins, the title of Welsh Junior Dog of the Year, a RBCC at the…

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Welsh Junior of the Year 2017

At its tenth anniversary, the Welsh Junior of the Year Winner 2017 was the American Cocker Spaniel Mischtikals Pole Dancer at Zarcrest, owned by Zara Boyle from Powys, Pictured here with  L to R Judges, Bill Browne-Cole (Travella) & Zena Thorn Andrews (Drakesleat) and the event organizer Martin Sanders. CELEBRATING ITS TENTH ANNIVERSARY Welsh Junior…

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21 TODAY!

At Midland Counties Championship Show on October 29th 2016,  Ch Zarcrest Hugo Boss won his 21st CC  with BOB under Hound Specialist Espen Engh (Jets Greyhounds – Norway) His success that day did not stop there and he was shortlisted in the final seven of the hound group under another Hound Specialist Jenny Dove (Saringa) handled…

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Texas wins at Welsh Kennel

At The Welsh Kennel Club championship show held over this past weekend, we are thrilled to share that our first american cocker ‘Mischtikals Texas YW14 W14’ won a strong and competitive open dog class followed by his second challenge certificate under one of the UK’s Top best known and loved all rounder’s Zena Thorn-Andrews. Zena…

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Hugo wins his 20th CC with BOB

Ch Zarcrest Hugo Boss wins his 20th CC with Best of Breed under breed specialist Joanne Blackburn-Bennett and group shortlisted under Hound specialist Dianna Spavin at East of England Championship Show, which puts him in the lead for Top Longhaired dachshund 2016 in just five shows.

Halfway Update: Blackpool Dog Show 2016

What another absolutely fantastic day for team Zarcrest, at Blackpool championship show today under respected hound specialist Keith Thornton, Ch Zarcrest Hugo Boss takes his 19th CC with Best of Breed. At only 4.5 years old, this is Hugo’s fourth consecutive year to be awarded the DCC at Blackpool Championship Show, three times awarded with…

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Dallas gains entry to the stud book

So delighted to report that Dallas (Mischtikals Pole Dancer at Zarcrest) gained her stud book number at SKC with a RCC win under well known and respected cocker specialist Moray Armstrong from a strong junior class. Many Thanks to everyone for their continued support and Congratulations.

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Goodbye Roxy

June 15th 2006 – March 25th 2016. 9.9 Yrs   Ch Zarcrest Special Effects for Frankanwen was given sleep after the diagnosis of splenic haemangiosarcoma with pulmonary metastatic disease. Roxy was co-owned and handled by Wendy Barrow (Frankanwen), her sire was the Australian import Keaton Kiss the Girls at Frankanwen bred by Eric Soti and…

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Crufts TV Coverage 2016

Want to watch some Crufts highlights on TV, this is where and when to find them! On More4 Thursday 10th March: 18:30-21:00 – TOYS & UTILITY DAY Friday 11th March: 18:30-19:30 – GUNDOG DAY On Channel 4 Friday 11th March: 19:30-21:00 – GUNDOG DAY Saturday 12th March: 19:00-21:00 – WORKING & PASTORAL DAY Sunday 13th March: 19:00-21:00 –…

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DogICE Protection for your dogs or pets.

A friend has today sent me this link to the most amazing idea for security for your pets if you should be taken ill or in a car accident. Please check this out it can so easily save your pets life! I WILL BE… A PetICE card is a card you carry with you everywhere…

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Texas takes Top Honours at Manchester.

Manchester 2016 The very moment by Joy Middleton. The show year kicks off for most breeds at Manchester cham[ionship dog show held at Stafford county showgrounds in mid january. For american cockers the 2016 judge was Carole Fryer, a local breed specialist officiating and she found her Open dog class winner, DCC and BOB in…

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Hugo takes DCC at Blackpool ’15

Blackpool Championship show was held at their new showgrounds this year. Colin Ashmore (Buttermere Beagles) was Judging the long haired dachshunds and found his DCC winner on this occasion in our three year old male Ch Zarcrest Hugo Boss this was Hugo’s 16th CC win and only his third appearance in the UK show rings…

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A Legacy…From a Tragedy!

No words can ever describe the way a soul feels after losing a loved one whether it be human or mans best friend. It is with grave sadness that we found Ch Zarcrest Gold Legacy had gone in her sleep on my Fathers pillow this morning, Alex Best as she was known to her friends…

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Hugo wins at LHDC

At only our second show of 2015, we were thrilled to be awarded the DCC, RBOB & BOS at Long Haired Dachshund Club Championship show last Saturday April 25th 2015 with Ch Zarcrest Hugo Boss under breed specialist Clare Bethel – Hampdach. Thank You Clare! 🙂 This was Hugo’s 15th CC award.

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WELSH JUNIOR OF THE YEAR WINNER 2015

Mischtikals Texas YW14, W14 won his way through very hot competition to be awarded Top Honours over 64 top junior welsh dogs earler  tonight, under Judges Paul & Maria Harding. Texas is co-owned by Zara Boyle, Will Harris and his breeder Jenny Ward.     More on this lovely event will be reported in the…

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RDCC for ‘Frozen Assets’

The Miniature Dachshund Club held its championship show on Feb 8th at Ryton On Dunsmore in Coventry. Judge for the miniature longs was breed specialist Mr Martin Sanders. Lewis was entered in Junior dog as he is just out of the puppy class, and he won his class, later in the day in the challenge…

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RCC Wins for Texas

Misctikals Texas wins his first RCC at 13.5 months at his first show out of puppy under breed specialist Carole Wood and his second at GSOW four days later under breed specialist Bev Morris. So thrilled and Thank you to everyone for their support.  

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The Yanks are a Year old!

To end what has been an amazing fun filled year owning these two children, we had a photo shoot with Louise.   Celebrating his first birthday this week we are so proud of this beautiful boy, who has never let me down and come home with nothing lower than a second prize card since he…

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Leeds, was a series of BPIB!

[fancy_images width=”200″ height=”300″] [image]https://zarcrest.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/IMG_0237.jpg[/image] [/fancy_images] [margin20]Zarcrest Fixed Assets Making his debut today at just six months old was Zarcrest Fixed Assets (Ch Zarcrest Ice Conqueror X Ch Erin At Zarcrest) at Leeds, he did this in style winning RBD and BPIB, so proud of you Stanley and our dear friends Steve and Ann Ham, who…

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2nd Show – First CC for Lydia

Our darling little Lydia, has done it again and this time one better, Lydia won open bitch again at Blackpool her second show and this time went onto win her first CC, under well know international all rounder Liz Cartledge. So thrilled for breeder Mike Turner [Rafthouse] who entrusted her care to me.  

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Lydia Dustbin’s Debut

Delighted to share that our black and tan bitch Rafthouse Lydia Dustbin At Zarcrest, made her debut at 18 months old at Bath 2014, winning a large and quality filled open bitch under Sue Burke. Lydia was also assigned her stud book number for this win.

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RBIS HAOS 2014.

Wow what an adventure we have had this weekend, one we shall not forget in a hurry! William and I have just returned home from a very blustery but mainly dry Kelso, after attending the ‘Hound Association of Scotland’s’ 2014 Championship show. Ch Zarcrest Hugo Boss had a very successful day winning Reserve Best In…

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First Show – First CC

Southern Dachshund Ass Championship Show. Thrilled to announce that ”Hugo Boss” wins the first CC on offer in 2014 to Long haired Dachshunds under breed specialist Christine Gibson who had drawn a very large entry.

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TOP HONOURS ANNOUNCED.

Who would have believed the year we have had, Ch Zarcrest Hugo Boss has been our shining star, from winning his third CC and title in January, he went on to win many more with group placing’s at several championship shows and group wins at Blackpool and Leeds, these have helped him achieve TOP LONG…

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New Champion Crowned!

Erin won her third CC at Belfast in September under breed specialist Mike Caple [Morsefield] We are delighted to say that At SWKA, under breed specialist Ian Seath, Erin won her 4th CC and 4th BOB. Thank You to all Judges

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Hugo Boss – Celebrating

 A Year in the Show Ring… Hugo Boss, surprised everyone when he got his first big win with the DCC, BOB & BPIB at WKC 2012 under breed specialist Bryan Dyson, with his sister winning BCC, BOS & BPB alongside him, Now at 21 mths of age it seems only right that we should take…

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Hugo Boss – A Champion Stakes Heat Winner

For his first time in the Eukanuba Champion Stakes, he put on a stylish performance loving the big ring, he won on day 1 and returned on the last day to win the heat overall, under well respected breed specialist judge for Dachshunds, Zena Thorn Andrews, at just 19 mths old, he is believed to…

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