Joanne Blackburn Bennet - GB - miniature smooth-haired dachshunds
A little history about myself I attended my first show when I was 2 weeks old in the year 1969 and have been addicted ever since. My mother started showing dachshunds in the 60’s.
As soon as I could walk I was copying my mother “showing” the dogs in our back garden,
I did the usual junior handling classes but I preferred being in the serious
competition even then. I made up my own Champion a minaiature wire dachshunds when I was 15 years old.
I have won with many top winning dachshunds I will mention just a few Ch Kanix Hilda at Stargang who won a Hound Group and also won the famous Pro Plan Pup of the Year in 2006. I have won many best of breeds at Crufts with many of our famous dogs and even handled some of my mother’s dogs for the top awards. Some of the dogs who won have won best breed at Crufts Ch Stargang Malachite dachs miniature wire won Best of breed twice at crufts 2009 and 2010 and awarded Hound Group 3 at Crufts 2010 he is the sire of the Uk s breed record holding miniature wire and now is in Australia where he has sired double figures in champions he was also top min wire dachshund in 2008 . 1st UK bred red brindle miniature smooth Ch Stargang Lotus Elite and her son winning a CC there at Crufts a few years later. He was the first red brindle male to become a champion in the UK . My daughter Heather’s famous winners of Best of Breed at Crufts her Ch Stargang Czarine min wire dachs who also got hound group 3 and her Ch Lokmadi Sea Holly at Stargang. We have had many more CC winners and best of breed winners at Crufts too numerous to mention won many times. My miniature smooth haired Ch Stargang Cherry Berry dachshund of the year 2018. Runner up pup of the year Ch Stargang Star Anise. I have made up in to a champion the only silver dapple miniature smooth in the UK . My mother holds the bitch breed record with a min smooth Ch Sonderbar Bille Jean at Stargang imported from Australia. We have been very diverse in our breeding using many lines from all over the world to combine with our original foundations of dachshunds minitatue smooth and miniature wire haireds to get some great winning combinations.
My best win to date was in 2018 Show Champion Kanix Chilli our home bred pointer champion won the best of breed. The gundog group and Res BEST IN SHOW at CRUFTS 2018.
Together with my Mother and now my daughter we have made up over 70
UK champion dachshunds. And many more champions in other countries.
In 2006, my friends Sigurd and Kari Wilberg , imported on loan the Pointer, Australian Ch/New Zealand Gr. Ch Chesterhope Lets Be Serious At Kanix, [Breeze} , who came to live with me and who won 20 CCS in the 18 months he was in the UK
We have won with many pointers and made up many Champions becoming one of the top kennels in the UK of pointers and have won many top awards.
I show the under the STARGANG for the dachshunds and mainly KANIX for the pointers.
I judged my first Open Show at the age of 16 years and awarded CCs in Long haired and miniature long haired Dachshunds at Three Counties champion ship show when I was 21 years 1990, at the time one of the youngest ever to judge at Championship hows in the UK in any breed. Since then I have judged many times and other breeds but mainly hounds and gundogs
I have also judged in many countries Ireland , Australia, New Zealand, Finland,
America, at The European Winners Show held in Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Russia and South Africa
I have handled numerous other breeds to win good awards. And co owned breeds to win many top awards in other gundog and hounds. I even married in to dogs my husbands family had famous kennel of standard longs dachshunds prefix Shardaroba.