Show Stoppers Blog

We are excited for the oportunity to now enjoy working with our dogs in the AKC conformation ring and other field & ring sports. I attended and worked shows and even has the chance to handle a few times and can honestly say I became quickly hooked. I have always enjoyed quality time with my dogs so why not give it a try and have some fun. Our children are all now adults and we are looking forward to enjoying our time in life. I am excited to be part of this amazing yet political world to both meet and be with awe-inspiring people.

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Our first group placement- Group 3

Posted by Vom Herz Hundekinder on September 2, 2018 at 8:35 PM

Smithfield OH at the Fort Steuben Kennel Association under Dr. Ronald I. Spritzer, beautifully handled by Anya Dobratz .

GCh Ch EJ's Fancied Up Solo Pup MW CA won a Group 3 placement. What an amazing feeling, I look forward to seeing many more.

Be critical in your breeding program

Posted by Vom Herz Hundekinder on June 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM

Here we are 6 months in to 2018.

Vhh has had an interesting year so far. We have suffered great losses and have cheered in great successes. As breeders we are always looking ahead and planning, it is tough to accept when you hit walls to high to ever climb. This year we have hit a few. I have taken a few steps back and once again find myself reevaluating our breeding program and what my goals are in it.

I can say I am pleased with many things in our Dachshund’s and feel as of today we are on the right path and I have confidence in the next steps planned. Armani recently earned his Grand Championship and his first CA title. He has shown that he is not only a nice dog however he is showing to be a nice producer also. Our plans are to try and get this lovely boy ranked and possibly see if he is worthy of some group placements. Baby steps. We have been blessed with some amazing backgrounds in his pedigree and there was so many wise breeders involved through his pedigree that he would be a sin to not give him every chance to be big out there. I cannot thank those before me enough for the care you have placed in this breed.

EJ's, Backroads, Diagram, Rags & Railway just to name a few. Thank you, ladies, we will do our best to make you proud.

This has been our success however not everything is a success at all times, we need to acknowledge when we need to regroup and reevaluate what we have and what our goals are.

This year has been tough on us with our GSD side. The passing of our working line matriarch and the unexpected spaying of our Karen due to pyometra has stopped us in our tracks. I am a believer that everything happens for a reason. I care deeply about the GSD as a breed and want to see it succeed and thrive. We have access to three in this line and two others are out there with potential to move forward.

Is it what I want in my line? Does this fit our future goals? I find myself asking this inside over and over.

There were so many wonderful things I loved in this pairing, brains, biddability, their amazing ability to track, the loyalty they have for their owners and I feel I did improve on my bitch’s line.

Do I feel we took a step forward? I do. Do I feel that step was placed where I wanted it? I do not.

I can do better, I can keep all those wonderful improvements and have even more of what I feel is the GSD as a whole. We are 10 years in to our program and for now, I digress.

I love this breed deeply, I care enough to say our path is going to have to change. For now, I will allow the young dogs and bitches to mature so I can have a better grasp on what may or may not be next with them. I will rejoice in the success our owners are having currently with their GSD’s and I will learn more during our break.

I said it, the words have finally come out. We will be taking a break from the GSD breeding plans. We will allow our elders to live their lives out happily and later when the time is right I will seek our next foundation.

I can do better, I will do better and I will keep the great things we already have as I move forward. Our focus and goals will remain consistent. Temperament, health and structure will all be held to the written standard and we will meet it, in time. Until then I will have joy in what we have and what we have created.


Posted by Vom Herz Hundekinder on January 1, 2018 at 5:55 PM

Colt is all grown up! We are excited to to see this boy out in the ring this year. Colt will be beautifully handled by Anya Dobratz. Colt lives in Elwood City with his loving owners Nancy & Ev, they are doing a wonderful job raising and conditioning this handsome boy. Colt currently has 3 points towards his AKC Championship. 

Vom Herz Hundekinder's Symphony Of Destruction CGC

Posted by Vom Herz Hundekinder on October 25, 2017 at 6:40 PM

The Beautiful Emma, living in Philadelphia PA with her owner Beth. 

Beth and Emma are an awesome team, Emma has gone to work with Beth since she arrived and has been attending obedience classes regularly.There hard work is proving to pay off, Emma earned her CGC at just 6 months of age.

These two best friends are a great team!

Vom Herz Hundekinder's Atomic Cannon BN CGCA

Posted by Vom Herz Hundekinder on September 21, 2016 at 10:25 PM

Teamwork. It takes more teamwork than most would imagine to train a dog and to compete in dog sports. This team has proven to be unstoppable. Annie and her owner's Bill & wife Barb are nothing less than awesome when you see them work together. Bill wanted a simple pet to have relaxing Sunday's in his garage with his GSD and a cold beer. Bill never expected what his Sundays would become. 

Annie showed that she would be a devoted tracker at a young age. Bill works with her to keep it fun and her senses sharp. Annie and Bill had a busy first year, I even got to show Annie for her first year of life, conformation was not her passion however.

My First Champion

Posted by Vom Herz Hundekinder on June 30, 2016 at 7:35 AM

CH Ej's Pick a Bit of Sweetness my wonderful pride an joy. I adore everything about this girl. Sweetness is Co-owned with her Breeder and Mentor Emma Jean Stephenson of EJ's Dachshunds. Sweetness was handled by my dear friend Nicki Ross & Breeder Emma Jean. 

Sweetness will be back this season to try and achieve her Grand Championship.

To date:


Number of Points 11

Number Major Wins 2

Number Major Judges 2

Total Number Judges 4

Events w/CH Defeated 1

Max & Moritz Therapy Dogs at work

Posted by Vom Herz Hundekinder on February 19, 2016 at 7:55 PM

Meet these two dynamic brothers owned by Patti & Curt in VA. Their owners have done an amazing job with them and they have helped and brought joy to so many people. 

Max Molten Mocha Fudge Vhh Mw THDX CGC

Moritz Mississippi Mud Pie Vhh Mwp THDD CGC

Wiley P - First Field Champion

Posted by Vom Herz Hundekinder on August 25, 2015 at 11:30 PM

FC Vhh Split Second V Chanson Mwp THDN CGC 
What a wonderful guy this little dachshund became, Wiley P and his owners Kim & Dan have done some amazing accomplishments together.
Wiley P lives TX and enjoys life to the fullest.

He likes visiting with resident Judy Stauffer, whom happens to be the 25th ever AKC therapy dog evaluator.

This has been a busy year!

Posted by Vom Herz Hundekinder on November 9, 2014 at 9:50 PM

We are having great fun and earning lots of ribbons in our new showing adventures. Butters has now joined Prairie and her dam Phoebe in field trials and barn hunts. Zulee is enjoying the ring and our newest addition Sweetness is a blast to have with us in conformation, field trials and barn hunts. 

Ben places in the puppy group!

Posted by Vom Herz Hundekinder on July 20, 2014 at 10:50 AM

Vhh Watching The Clock V Chanson Mw places in his puppy group, beautifully handled by Nicki Ross. Ben lives in NY and is spoiled by his owners Jhenna & Mike.