Lloyd Cross & the history of the Loggeta Dachshunds
(Loggeta Standard Long Haired Dachshunds)
It is very hard to know quite where to start when trying to compose an interesting article about yourself so I thought I would try and put it together in the form of a newsletter rather than a CV or something with too much boring prose which can be a hard read!
So, in a nutshell – took sciences at school and college when I was really more of an artistic sole – my dad said that’s all very well being an artist but you need to get a proper job 😊. So, sciences it was.
After finishing college being even more confused but having always had an interest in dogs and animal welfare I took a summer job at the age of 17 at Tony Johnsons' - Africandawns Kennels in Cambridgeshire and that was where it all started! Although over several years I didn’t remain as a Kennel Boy I did spend several years with Tony and his wife renting a room, helping out evenings, weekends and holidays, working and learning all about the different dog breeds, their welfare, training, breeding and handling whilst gaining work experience as a planner for a large manufacturing company. My real interest however was with the dogs and I soon found myself handling and breeding Long Haired Dachshunds and involving my mother in the whole passion for showing and breeding.
Sylvia, my mum, registered the Loggeta affix back in the 70’s when her interest was in breeding mini smooths – these early home bred dogs were not shown but were from quality lines including: Mrs Soloman (Bowbank) Mrs Castle (Cannobio), Mrs Marshall (Roslaye) & Mrs Shuker (Yewlitt). Sylvia always liked to try and breed a good one.
Ch. Yewlitt Lucky Jim (Ch Fional Charlie Brown x Fenella of Yewlitt)
Whilst living at the Africandawns Kennels, Tony & I had a partnership with a number of different dogs of different breeds including Long Haired Dachshunds & Miniature Pinchers. Dogs that I got to know and lived around in my early days at the Kennels included Champions Murrubidgee Pagenini & Murrumbidgee Isabella owned by Tony & bred by Avril Spiers in Australia
Ch. Murrumbidgee Paganini (Imber Café Paulista x Ch Pandora of Murrumbidgee)