Ch. Frankanwen Mandrille

1981-1996

George was owned and bred by Mrs Wendy Barrow of Frankanwen Dachshunds. He came to live with me in 1984 following his retirement from the show ring and I would like to thank Wendy for the privilege of sharing my home with this wonderful dog.

His Show Career
In 1982 he attended 10 shows and was unbeaten as a puppy winning 10 Best Puppy.
In 1983 he gained his Junior Warrant and became a Champion. He retired at the end of that year having gained 6 CCs, 3 BOBs, 6 Reserve CCs and was the Hound Group Winner at Paignton. He was the top dog in the breed that year. In 1985 and 1987 George was Top Stud Dog in the Breed.
He sired 5 Champions, three in one litter: Champion Frankanwen Gold Bangle, Ch Frankanwen Lyrestan Anya and Ch Lyrestan Ansa, also Champion Maggie May of Frankanwen and Ch Abitibitia Maria.
CHAMPION FRANKANWEN GOLD BANGLE went on to be Top Brood bitch in 1992 after she followed in her fathers footsteps producing three Champions in the same litter. One of these CH. FRANKANWEN GOLD BRAID, became the Bitch record holder winning a total of 40 C.C.'s and was Top Dog in the breed in 1990. She has since produced a litter of 6 puppies of which four are English Champions and one a Maltese Champion. And still the Frankanwen successes go on. Gold Bangle "Goldie" retired to live with George and my pack until her death in 1995. She had inherited George's superb temperament and was truly a joy to live with.