Natural Star, 'Ringo,' Is No. 1 Wirehaired Dachshund
A small dog with a big-dog temperament, “Ringo,” a 3-year-old male Wirehaired Dachshund, has a natural rock-star attitude when it comes to dog shows. Handled by pro Lisa Bettis of Goshen, Indiana, Multi-BIS/Multi-BISS GCH Brazosski Ringo Starr at Rivendell has quickly become the No. 1 Wirehaired Dachshund. ”Ringo is a funny little dog,” Bettis says. “His movement, the way he goes swiftly around the ring as though he’s on a mission, sets him off from other dogs.” A precocious show dog who finished his championship at 9 months of age, Ringo won Best Wirehaired Dachshund and Best of Opposite Sex at the 2017 Dachshund Club of America (DCA) National Puppy Sweepstakes. In 2018, with limited showing, Ringo was the No. 2 Wirehaired Dachshund, with wins that included Best of Breed at the DCA National Specialty. He took Best of Variety at the 2019 DCA National. Co-bred and co-owned by Kellie Williams of Katy, Texas, and Diana Rockwell of Kerrville, Texas, Ringo has some noteworthy rock stars behind him, including his sire, Multi-BIS/Multi-BISS CH Brazosski the Apostle, a top-producing stud dog, and a paternal aunt, GCH Rivendells Hotwire SW, who won Best of Breed at the DCA National in 2013. Ringo is fed Purina Pro Plan FOCUS Sensitive Skin & Stomach Salmon & Rice Formula.