FRAN AND Emily Mitchell's Bronia kennels notched up its 70th CC at Belfast last weekend.
Not only did their Miniature Smooth Dachshund, Bronia Juanita (pictured) notch up her first CC, she took the kennel's total amount of CCs to a whopping 70!
The affix was registered in 1972 when the first litter was bred and the kennel's first home bred Standard Long-Haired Champion was born.
They have owned four varieties of Dachshunds; Standard Longs and all three varieties of Miniature. Their Champions to date are 44 Standard Longs, 9 Miniature Longs, 13 Miniature Smooths, 2 Miniature Wires and 2 Basset Hounds. The kennel has won over 400 CCs althogether in the UK to date.
They have also bred Champions in America, Canada, Hawaii, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Malta and South Africa.