A black and tan miniature dachshund lady, sporty and elegant with the very best coat, clean and dark red markings, best bone strength and substance, supple and full of energy, that is Botzensteiners Matilda.
Yes, yes… the colour is secondary, at best, so they say and so it is. And yet… if you mate red and black, there’s still my little man sitting there in my ear at the whelping box, whispering with every heavily spotted puppy “It’s alright; but pure black would be nicer”. I’m not proud of that, but that’s the way it is.
We owe many healthy excellent dogs to our dear friend Brigitte Engel and her passion for the dachshund, which she lived with skin and hair for almost 40 years, and the enormous work she did with it. Her always good advice, her loving support and especially her encouragement led to the foundation of the DTK-Kennel “Botzensteiners”.
Although we grew up with dogs and especially dachshunds in the family from an early age, the first years in Berlin remained dog-free and then … everything happened very quickly. After a holiday care, we realized that it was rather empty on the sofa and too quiet in the flat. A few days later we already had a dachshund puppy from the dissidence in our laps, who since then has attracted astonished to suspicious glances at every show he accompanies us to. Not beautiful, but rare is his motto.
A few weeks later, the first “real” smooth-haired dachshund, Engels Tango, soon called “Bruno“, joined us and we were able to lead him to a number of titles and championships. Bruno was a stroke of luck in every respect, not least because he was the reason for our acquaintance and one may say friendship with his breeder, Brigitte Engel in Wermelskirchen. Unfortunately, both Brigitte and Bruno left us far too early and if there is a breeders heaven, then both are now sitting under the rainbow on the meadow and let the sun shine in their faces.
Certainly, there are many dear people who help us with their advice and sometimes with energetic support, and from whom we still learn a lot. We are indebted to all of you, but especially to Brigitte Engel, whose exceptional experience and excellent breeding performance have always allowed us to profit to a very special degree.
Our goal is not to produce puppies. We want to do our utmost to contribute to the preservation and further development of the breed by breeding healthy, strong dogs with a good temperament. Our dachshunds should be able to fulfill their traditional, albeit increasingly rare, hunting use or their nowadays main tasks as loyal family dogs.
"Herr Botz und Herr Steinert are wonderful breeders of their Kurzhaardackel. They are caring, friendly and professional breeders who really care for their dogs and which homes their puppies go to. They provide lots of information, and make an effort for you to get to know their breed and to prepare you for becoming a dog owner. They are funny, relaxed and their dogs are of the very best pedigree. The dogs are calm, and well trained and truly beautiful.
"Little Cooper has now settled at just under 7.5 kg and has thus become a rather small but extremely sporty standard male. Like his mum Olga, Cooper also loves the water and takes every opportunity to look for stones and dig in the water at the Isar. As much as he loves the cold water of the Isar, he hates the rain and, above all, being showered when he got too dirty at the end...
We are really over the moon with our Cooper and couldn't imagine a better dog!..."
"Our dachshund girl Charlotte (Ortlind by birth name) just celebrated her 4th birthday. She has become a gifted actress who has enchanted Schwabing with her beauty, wit and charm. She likes to accompany us on our travels in the camper van and is always adventurous. You can follow her adventures on Instagram under "Frauchenunddackel".
The breeders were very kind in supporting us during the first period of uncertainty."