Milloup was fine up until 1 hour before he died. This video was recorded on 19th July 2011.
The primary purpose of this homepage is getting into contact with other people around the world who are just as "crazy" as I am when it comes to pedigrees. Over the years my interest in the pedigrees of my two dogs (both of them long-haired dachshunds) has brought me into contact with a great number of nice and interesting people. It is incredible how helpful people are, when you turn to them asking for information about one of their dogs (even if the dog in question has been dead for some 20-30 years or more). Everybody (including me) just loves to talk about their dogs, and for that reason it has been fairly easy to collect the first pieces of the puzzle.
However, there comes a point at which this method does not work anymore. Once you go back some 20-30 years, a lot of people have moved in the meantime and can no longer be traced. If, then, they no longer has anything to do with dachshunds at a competitive level either, the task gets insurmountable. When you go back even further, you run into the inevitable problem that not just the dogs themselves, but also their owners have long since left this world. Parts of Milloup's pedigree have been traced all the way back to the very first pedigreed German dachshunds, such as eg the smooth Hundesports Waldmann, and way back the pedigree also contains wirehaired dachshunds such as eg Mentor Ditmarsia etc.
The dogs that I am trying to get to know more about date from the period early 70'ies and all the way back to "the golden oldies". For the period dating back to app. 1960 only long-haired dachshunds are involved. For the period app. 1930-1960 smooth dachshunds, too, are represented, and before 1930 the pedigree contains all varieties of dachshunds. Milloup's ancestors come from a wide variety of countries, and until now I've been able to locate ancestors in the following countries: Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Germany, Holland, France, Switzerland, Great Britain, USA, Hungary, and Austria.
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