Most important of all our dachshunds are companions. They live with us and the rapport that we develop with them helps to create the necessary desire to please when they hunt with us and track for us.

The dachshund is one of the most versatile hunting breeds. You can find more information on their hunting versatility at the North American Teckel Club's website.  Our breeding is based on European hunting bloodlines.  Dachshunds out of our breeding are a foundation of the blood tracking dachshunds in North America, and they have been used for the last 40 years in recovery of wounded deer, bear and elk in numerous states. "Von Moosbach-Zuzelek" dachshunds have won multiple blood tracking tests.

We use our dachshunds mainly for tracking wounded game, but also for hunting small game, especially rabbits. We enjoy very much the AKC field trials for dachshunds. It is important to give field exercise to blood trackers; preparing for and participating in AKC field trials for dachshunds is a way for us to keep our dogs in shape year around. Field trials are secondary to our interest in blood tracking, but in 1997 Gita was rated #1 AKC field trial dog and in 1999 Sabina was #1 as well. Our dogs have been placing consistently in the Dachshund Club of America Top 20.

FC Sabina von Moosbach-Zuzelek with the bear she recovered in the Catskills, NY, for a young hunter.

FC Augden von Moosbach-Zuzelek (Auggie) owned and handled by Sherry Ruggieri won the 4th Buckeye Dachshund Club Invitational Trial held in Dundee, Ohio on November 11, 2007. This is a huge win!

Darin von Moosbach-Zuzelek aka Bernie with two cottontails he brought to John's gun (Dec 2007).

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