Wagsmore's Brandy Alexandra CD RE OAP NJP ME

Brandy is our first and much loved miniature longhaired dachshund. She was born in November 1996 and arrived in our household in February 1997. Brandy's canine companions are Rémy and Ouzo, male miniature longhaired dachshunds.

Brandy started as an "Earthdog trainee" with her first "Introduction to Quarry" session on 8 February 1998. She finally received her Junior Earthdog (JE) title in January 2002, and after many failed attempts figured out the Senior test and received her Senior Earthdog title in October 2003. In 2004 she amazed us all by qualifying four times and receiving her Master Earthdog title in November 2004. Brandy has turned into quite a huntress and even earned her first field points in late 2004 and early 2005 with a first and two third place finishes in Open All Age Bitches.

Brandy and Remy started agility class in July 2001. Brandy had trouble jumping at 8", so Diane started competing with her at 4" in AKC Preferred classes in September 2002. Brandy was the first dog to run and qualify at 4" in Southern California. She received her Novice Jumpers Preferred title in December 2002, qualifying in three of four Jumpers Preferred runs. Getting Brandy's Novice Standard Preferred title was tougher - she ran in Nov P standard twelve times and qualified for her NAP in December 2003. John started running Brandy in Open Standard in 2004 and to our surprise Brandy qualified for her Open Standard Preferred title in July 2004. Now she's running in Excellent Standard with Remy!

Brandy started training in competition obedience in 2003 and, to our surprise, received two qualifying legs towards her novice obedience (CD) title in 2004. Then she had a bad experience in the group stay ring in May 2004. Diane and Brandy struggled for next two years to get that last leg and Brandy finally got her CD at the age of 10 on September 16, 2006, earning Second HIT at the Dachshund Club of Santa Ana Valley specialty trial.

Brandy very much enjoys rally obedience and has progressed steadily through her rally titles, earning her Rally Excellent (RE) title in April 2006. The 8" jumps are tough for her and we're hoping the AKC will introduce a 4" jump height.

Brandy jumping the 4" double jump at the DCA National Agility Trial in March 2004. (Photo by Tien Tran)

Brandy weighs 11 lbs. and has a light red coat with cream on her ears, bib, and tail. She is quite the little diva.

Brandy's parents are BISS CH Wagsmore's Captivating ML "Tommy" and CH Rose Farm's Dragonora ML "Lottie". Brandy gets her looks from her Australian ancestors.


Photography by Bertha Adamson
Brandy Begging July 98

Brandy at one year old.

Brandy as a puppy at 13-weeks old.