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Dachshunds And Teckels

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The writing below came from Edd Woslum of Idaho. Edd and his wife Leanne own a ranch and hunting lodge in Idaho. Edd also does some writing and has a company that builds custom hunting rifles. Edd and Leanne own a couple of Teckels (Chui and Dossie) that were whelped through our breeding’s. They recently bred Dossie and kept two pups ( Scout and Sniper) out an 8 pup litter. The pictures above are of their Teckels.

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Dachshunds and Teckels

I have been asked on many occasions “what the the heck is a Teckel. They look like Dachshunds to me”.
 I am not in any way being derisive about Dachshunds; they are great little dogs, but the fact is the Dachshunds and Teckels may look a good bit alike but there is a huge difference in their attitude, strength, and particularly their purpose. 
 Dachshund type dogs go all the way back to Ancient Egypt. Where they were used for hunting by the ruling class. There are today many existing hieroglyphs that depict this 
very distinct type of canine during periods that date before Christ. 
 Official European registry goes back to the 15th century. The Dochs Krieger German registry originated in the 18th century and still exists today in various forms. The world wide body that today carries on this registry is Deutscher Teckel Klub (DTK) which is headquartered in Germany.
 The North American Teckel registry is overseen by the North American Teckel Club (NATC). This American group strictly follows the standards and goals of the DTK. Numerous Types of very demanding field tests and trials are held each year specifically for this breed. In the U.S. these trials are held under the direct supervision of the NATC. There are also numerous blood tracking field trials that are open to all breeds. These trials are widely attended by Teckels, Drathars, Kurzhars, and Black Mouthed Curs. The Teckels routinely win championship status in these open trials. 
 Idaho County’s Dossie Von Hibbs, Chui Von Hibbs and Scout Sniper USMC, are all certified blood trackers and are direct sons and daughters of National Champions. 
 Teckel standards demand an enthusiastic, almost fanatical hunting instinct but the animal must also be under complete control by the handler. Strength, stamina, perseverance, and intelligence are an absolute must. The vast majority of Teckels are wire haired with black, brown, and tan intermingled hair. This coat color and texture is referred to as “wild boar”. 
 20 years ago the majority of Teckels were imported directly from Germany. This is often a difficult process as the DTK greatly discourages the shipping of puppies as baggage. The club stipulates that they should be carried by a handler in the aircraft cabin. There are, however, several professionals that specialize in transporting puppies on intercontinental flights. To purchase a puppy from Europe the cost can be upwards of $3500. This puppy transport rule is also stipulated by the NATC. 
 Today, there are several Teckel breeders in the south and east of the country but very few in the Western USA. If you are interested in acquiring a registered teckel you need to plan way ahead as the wait can be 2 to 3 years. 
 In order to be a member of the North American Teckel Club a breeder must sign an extensive and very specific code of ethics agreement. If a breeder violates any one of these ethical standards they will be removed from member status. These ethical agreements include but are not limited to: All applicants for puppy purchase will be thoroughly screened as to their intent for the pup and that the purchasers will be able to properly nurture and train the animal. No pups will be sold to pet shops or other puppy mill type operations. 
 To my knowledge there are only 4 Teckels in Idaho and 3 of those live in Idaho County. These 3 fanatical hunters are all the property of Yellow Wolf Ranch. These small but mighty trackers regularly volunteer their services to find wounded critters that would otherwise be lost. If you are fearful of losing a wounded animal there are several Idaho game wardens that can assist you in making contact with a tracker.
 For further information on this type of hunting dog go on the internet to www born to track.com or Tracking Teckels.com

Running The Dogs

Echo and Sage

Echo and Sage

Echo and Sage

Echo and Sage

I took the dogs ( Echo, Jetta, and Sage ) to a friends property today to get some exercise in the timber. My friend has beagles and lives on land that holds lot’s of wildlife including rabbits. Right from the get go the dogs got on a rabbit. Pretty quickly I heard a noise that didn’t sound good. When I got to the dogs Echo and Sage were playing tug of war with the rabbit. The dogs do occasionally catch a rabbit but it doesn’t happen alot. The day ended up being a good one for the dogs. They trailed numerous rabbits, and also trapped a possum under a log.  I got to hear Sage voice for the first time when trailing a rabbit. Echo and Jetta are experienced and both voice well. I have been keeping Sage off rabbit’s hoping to keep her more focused on deer tracking.  She is young . Towards the end of the run today the dogs did jump a doe deer. We were concerned that there may be a fawn laying near so I hooked the dogs up and headed off. It was getting warm anyhow, and time to go.

Jetta and Sage

Jetta and Sage

 

Scout

Today I was looking through some old pictures and came across one of my first WHD (Scout). This picture was taken on one of her first recoveries. It shows the character of her when she came to the end of a deer track. I miss Scout a lot, but am comforted by the fact that some of her genetics still remain in my breeding’s.

Scout Recovery

Scout Recovery

Dossie Litter

Dossie Litter

Dossie Litter

Here are a few updated pictures of a recent litter of Teckel pups whelped in Idaho. The pups have all been spoken for and are headed to their new homes. The owners of the litter are Edd and Leanne Woslum. Edd calls them their ‘wonder pups’. They did a great job with this litter. The pups matured at the same time Idaho was experiencing 27 consecutive days of snow fall (the last I had heard:).  The owners and the litter were snow bound. Good luck to all these future trackers and their new owners!L1020327Scout-Sniper 7 weeks

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Available WHD Pups / Update 12-05-16 Pups Are All Spoken For

Dossie

Dossie

 

 

Max

Max

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dossie Litter

Dossie Litter

Update 12-05-16: I was told by Leanne today that all pups are spoken for.

A litter of Wirehaired Dachshunds was recently whelped. There are still pups available. This first time litter for ‘Dossie’ includes 4 male and 4 female pups. Dossie was whelped by us. Dossie is owned by Edd and Leanne Woslum of Idaho. They are friends of mine. They own and run a private hunting ranch. Dossie is a certified and established tracker. The sire of the litter ‘Max’ is out of Oregon. You’ll need to talk to Edd or Leanne for more info on Max’s background. I do believe he is an import from Germany.

If you are interested in a pup or would like more information contact : Edd at ph.208-983-9208 or email wilycoyote39@gmail.com

A Couple Of Recent Tracks

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Sage

My dog Sage got to track a real nice buck yesterday. It was a great track for a young dog. Sage is almost 6 months old. The buck went a total of about 500 yards. There was not much blood for the first 200 yards. After that it got much better in spots. I was happy with Jetta’s tracking and happy for this hunter, who took a trophy buck.

Later the same day I took Jetta out. This was an easy track for her. The problem was me, the handler. When we first arrived at the hit site Jetta was pulling like a freight train and voicing down a deer trail, with no visible blood. The hunter’s were sure the deer had gone a totally different direction. I thought Jetta possibly was pulling towards fresh rabbit scent, as the area is full of cottontails.  After pulling her off that line, and searching the area the deer had supposedly gone, I returned to the hit site. As Jetta started pulling again down the same trail, I went down it a ways to investigate. Not very far in I found blood and then saw the deer laying close by. Good job Jetta! I should have known better.

Jetta

Jetta

A Few Recent Tracks

Here are a few pictures of some recent tracks involving dogs directly related to our breeding’s.

Chui

Chui

Chui

Chui

Chui recovered this nice western whitetail. Chui is owned by Edd Woslum. Edd calls Chui the “Wonder Dog”.

Edd wrote;

Hey Brian,
Chui was again the hero. Very long track, down and up 2 deep canyons and 2 formidable mountains.
Cheers,
Edd

Vimy

Vimy

Vimy is owned by Scot Davidson. Vimy has been used as the stud dog in our recent breeding’s.  Scot and Vimy have been having a good 2016 tracking season.  Scot wrote that the above deer involved an 18hr. old track that went about 500 yards.

Vimy

Vimy

On this buck track

Scot wrote;

Tough track across over 300yrds. of picked beans with no visible blood after 20yrds. Found blood on the other side of the picked beans and the deer in thick brush. Thought it had expired as his head was on the ground but he got up with Vimy attached to his rear. Vimy made easy work of finding the buck 4 more times on the hot trail and the hunter was able to dispatch him.Total of 3/4 mile successful track.

 

Fritz’s Successful Illinois Track

Fritz with a successful recovery

Fritz with a successful recovery

Derek of Illinois owns and tracks with his dog Fritz. Fritz has been having a great tracking season this year. Fritz came out of our B-Litter in 2011. Here’s his story of a beautiful Illinois buck track and recovery.

Derek wrote: Sunday afternoon I got a call from a local guy who films all his hunts for ‘Whitetail Explorer TV’ on the Sportmans Channel.  While filming his Sunday morning hunt he made a not so great gut shot on a monster. He wanted to give the deer 12-14 hours before trailing and asked if Fritz could help. I had to work today so I told him we could try when I got off work at 430pm. He said he would look for the deer in the morning and let me know.

30 1/2 hours after the shot we took up the track, pouch shot to boot. The deer ran 150 yards, left no blood the last 100 yards, made a large circle cutting his original trail and Fritz nailed the track to find the prize! We will see if he makes the Sportmans Channel on this track?

Congratulations Derek and Fritz. Nice job!