This is Champion 'Ai jail on breed record day 28 CCs

Jeff helping set up the important picture


Our star record breaker Gail ('Ai Jail .. dam of Ai Jinks)

winner of 29CCs at the end of her career


Jinks Reserve group Bournemouth at 13 mths old

judge Harry Jordan

Jinks breaks the record for the first time with 29 CCs

What a show girl ! CCs won over a five year period, with two     litters in between

Kyak awarded the Top Hound all breeds for 1982

Breed Record day for the second time .. Drakesleat Ai Jinks wins her 33rd Challenge Certificate

Blackpool 1989 : judge Derek Smith




                                A "HEAD" OF THE BREED


The first Drakesleat breed record holder, and still the Top winning male ever with 27 CCs .......Top Hound ALL BREEDS for 1976


Ch Drakesleat Klunk Klick of Andyc

Owner Susan Raphael : seen here with the Jackdaw trophy for Top winning Dachshund of the year




Seven Champions .. Jinks in the middle


Jinks born on the 6/6/82 was the 4th Drakesleat Champion bitch in direct line from the first dachshund Ch who was Hussy. Her dam Ch ‘Ai Jail became the breed record holder when taking over from her grandmothers brother, Ch Drakesleat Klunk Klick of Andyc.. 27 CCs and still the Top winning male today.

Jinks’ first big win came at 13mths old at Bournemouth with second in the Hound Group, to the top winning hound that year. She won her first CC, Best of Breed and the Hound Group at Leicester under Ann Argyle and Carole Appleton respectively. Her second & third CC’s came quickly at Birmingham City, judge John Elkington, and the Lancs & Ches. Dachs under Roy Metcalfe, where she also won reserve BIS.. Many honours followed including Top Min Wire 4 times, 5 group 1, and Reserve BIS all breeds (also at Leicester 5 years later!), she was also BIS at the prestigious Hound Show, and had quite a few Club BIS wins. Jinks’ qualified for the Pedigree Champion finals, & won the Hound bitch of the year trophy twice I think. The first time she broke the breed record was in 1989 at Manchester under Geoffrey Farrand, which took the record from Ai Jail. Then her close rival Sally Ann Elkington’s Ch Sutina Barclay Charm headed her with CC number 32, so we decided to give Jinks a couple more shows.. She equalled at 3 Counties and then with me shaking like a jelly took the record at Blackpool under Derek Smith. She was  retired having won 33 CCs over a 7 year period, in-between producing two litters, which contained the famous duo Ch Easy Come & Am Ch Easy Go, both of which had considerable influence on both sides of the Atlantic. Jinks was a delight to own, never causing us a moments trouble, she lived to a great age, and her many Champion descendants have done the prefix Drakesleat proud. 


                name Fred











Ch Roisin .. Reserve Group winner LKA  judge Bobby James also pictured Ch Balleroy Luther and president Mrs Florence Nagle (Sulhamstead)

     Winner of         41 CCs

Kyak is only the second ever Irish Wolfhound breed record holder. the first was Ch Cotswold in 1902 with 26 CCS


Champion Drakesleat Roisin, former Bitch CC record holder

winning Best of Breed under Bobby James

      Champion Drakesleat Kyak ..the name is Cornish for Great Hound .. Reserve BIS at the LKA judge Gwen Broadley with president  Florence Nagle

Champion Roisin & brother Champion Runen won both CCs at the club show under Mrs Florence Nagle








Odyt  Top Hound All Breeds 1992

Reserve best in Show Crufts 93

Winner of three Championship Best in Shows