Meri Lynn Hurd has been co-breeding Dachshunds with her mentor and adopted mom, AKC judge Mary Lou Harris, for more than 35 years. In 1987, the dynamic duo of Dachshunds My Way produced two littermates out of My Way Again, bred to Ch. Engelong’s Whipper Snapper MW that would prove influential to the ladies’ breeding program. ‘Teasel,’ Ch. My Way Aswellas Our Way MW, lived with Mary Lou in California, and ‘Shooter,’ Ch. Our Way Snap Shooter MW, lived with Meri Lynn in the Pacific Northwest. Shooter took the Variety and a Group Two at the Seattle Kennel Club his first time out as a Special, and for four years he stayed in the Top 10, finishing the last year at number four. Shooter’s daughter ‘Suzi,’ Ch. Our Way Snap Shootin’ Suzi MW, was also a wonderful producer, and some of her kids are almost 17 years old and still going strong today. Meri Lynn and Mary Lou finished six champions from this line this last year, plus two that are welcome additions. Meri Lynn says, “We have been so fortunate to have co-owners like Reggie Peterson, Lyndia Lindvig, Cliff Simones and Laura Garret who love our guys as much as we do.” The current special, ‘Greta,’ Ch. Greta Garbo My Way MW, co-owned with Laura, was sold as a pet, but later declared a star by good friend Oscar Quiros. Sure enough, she became a “breeder’s dream come true.” The ladies took Suzi to the Garden many years ago, and now it is Greta’s turn. So the dynamic duo will add another chapter to a wonderful life.
Name: Meri Lynn Hurd
Location: Palm Springs, CA
Primary Breed: Dachshund
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