VDHCH 1994, DKCHS 1995, INTCH 1995, KBHV 1995, KLBCH 1996, Sporpr.
Breeder and owner:
Pernille Rosborg, veterinary surgeon
Tværvejen 10, Aale
Tel. (+45) 75 67 65 67
|Boris was born on 3 november 1991 in the second
litter of his mother, Tranevangs ZJ Pinjetax (affectionately known
as Dixie). Apart from Pernille and her husband the family consists
of Dixie, Rosborg's Amalie (from Dixie's first litter) Boris and
Billie from the second litter, and Rozzo, also a dachshund, but no
immediate relation to the others. The family lives on a small farm.
I saw Boris for the first time at the Danish Dachshund Club's show in Silkeborg, DK in 1992. Boris was entered in the puppy class, and he was rated as Very Promising and Best Puppy, while my old Uffe took part in the veterans' competition.
|Uffe retired, and I didn't see Boris again until after Uffe's
death. Once again the scenario was the Danish Dachshund Club's show
in Silkeborg, the year was 1995, and Boris marched away with almost
anything there was to take. He was Best of Breed, Best Champion in
Show and Best in Show 3.
However, before all these honours came his way I had already noticed him, not only for his excellent looks, but especially for his nice temper. As a matter of fact, Boris is one of the nicest dogs I've ever come across and, fortunately, he's passed on his lovely disposition to the son of his with whom I'm nowadays sharing my bed.
|When I lost Uffe, I needed some time before I was ready to
start once again with a new dog. The wound needed time to heal
before there was room in my life for another dog. Late in the
summer of 1995 I felt the time was drawing near when I was ready
for a new companion, and so I decided to call Pernille in order to
ask whether Boris was going to have siblings sometime in the
future. He wasn't, as a matter of fact. Dixie was by then too old
to go through another pregnancy, but on the other hand Boris was to
become af father soon.
So I was referred to Mogens Juul Nielsen in Juelsminde, the breeder of Milloup. Before taking a definitive decision I visited both Boris and the expectant mother, Line, in their homes, and I liked what I saw.
|Boris was just as much a darling in his own home as abroad, and Line was - one week before the birth - so chubby that a rollerskate below the belly for support would not have come amiss.|
Since becoming the "mother" of a son of Boris almost 3 years ago I've always been able to turn to Pernille for knowledgeable help and advice. She has always been willing to answer my - sometimes fairly confused - questions about being a puppy owner, dogshows, field trials, etc.
We've also met at shows, such as Herning 1996 where this picture was taken. Boris and Milloup were in complete agreement that I ought to hand over what edible stuff was in my pocket. Not just the temper, but also the appetite has been passed on...
7 years and still going strongHerning 1998
He's not past it yet, our old man. On Sunday 8 November 1998 father and son once again took part in the yearly DKK show in Herning. As Boris celebrated his 7 birthday a few days before the show, he was this time entered in both the champions' and the senoirs' class. Out of 16 longhaired standards present only the 3 champion dogs were rated as eligible for CKs by the stern judge. Milloup had to "settle for" a placement as first out of five in the working dogs' class - but without the CK that would also have given him his first CAC, had it been given. This left Boris in charge of defending the family colours, and we can proudly announce that he did this in great style with placements as Best Champion, BHK1, Best Senior and Best of Breed - on the way beating i.a. the dog that had just one day before been selected as BOB and BIS 3 (of 152 dachshunds) at the Dachshund Club variety show in Vejen.
As our breed was through already before noon, Pernille elected not to take part with Boris in the closing competitions late in the afternoon. On merit of his results Boris was eligible for participation in both the competition "Best Senior of the Day" and "Best of Group 4", but how he might have fared there, we shall never know.
Once again Pernille chose to go home before the closing competitions took place, so no results were obtained there. Still:
Not bad, dad!!
|Horsholms J. Eveline|
|Updated on 14-8-03|