The Dachshunds of Costello

Brandy, Remy and Ouzo are miniature longhaired dachshunds and Asti is a small standard longhaired dachshund. Brandy and Remy are Wagsmore dachshunds bred by Jeff and Karyn Dionne and Ouzo was co-bred by the Kathy Steele (Spectrum) and the Dionne's. Asti was bred by Patt Nance and is part of the Dorndorf line of distinguished field and conformation dachshunds. Asti's litter sister Olive joined our household in January 2010, but we've been so busy training and competing with her that we haven't had time to put photos and information on our website!

Brandy, Remy and Asti are companion dogs (that means they are neutered and not show dogs). Ouzo is a former show dog who joined us at age 3 for a performance career. All four dogs are involved in many AKC activities, including earthdog, agility, Canine Good Citizen, obedience, rally obedience, and field trials. Many of these activities are hosted by the Dachshund Club of Santa Ana Valley (DCSAV).

Click here to see Brandy and Remy competing in earthdog and agility during 2002 "Doggie Fun Week".

Photography by Bertha Adamson

Brandy (Wagsmore's Brandy Alexandra CD RE OAP NJP ME) is the oldest -- she was born on November 10, 1996. Brandy is everyone's favorite girl but not the most gifted canine athlete.

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Remy (FC Wagsmore's My Favorite Martin CD RAE4 MX MXJ PAX2 XFP ME W-BBFD-MF) was born on October 27, 1997 and died on December 21, 2010. Remy was a great canine athlete and our loyal companion -- he was a little dog with a big heart who changed our lives forever.

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Ouzo (DC Spectrum Wagsmore Silver Screen RE NAJ MJP NFP ME) was born on September 20, 2000. Ouzo is a former show dog who joined us in June 2003. He has turned out to be a very talented field dog, excelling in both earthdog and dachshund field trials.

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Asti (FC Arlina Ossie von Dorndorf RA AXJ) joined us in July 2005 and was born on June 10, 2004. Asti is dual registered with the American Kennel Club (AKC) and Deutscher Teckelklub (DTK).

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