Mother to Claire and Avril, Elaine is the head of the Denkena clan.  With a lifetime of experience in dogs she has been breeding and showing for over 35 years. 


Welcome to the Denkena Kennel, Scotland's Top kennel for Miniature Longhaired Dachshunds located in West Scotland.  The Kennedy family, consisting of Mum Elaine and Daughters Claire and Avril together they have been breeding and showing Miniature long haired Dachshunds for over 25 years. 

Claire has been showing since the young age of 6 years old.  Over the years she have handled several breeds but her main breed has always been miniature long haired Dachshunds. She is on the B list to judge Dachshunds and has studbook numbers in both Dachshunds and tibetan Mastiffs.

She teaches ringcraft and obedience, and has been a trainer now for over 10 years. She has served on several club committees including The Scottish Dachshund Club and the Land of burns but it currently taking a break due to maternal duties.

When not busy showing Claire keeps heself busy making dog leads and collars for either show or every day use. Check out her facebook page Klic dog leads.

We find that the best  of what we produce we keep for showing and to add to our family.  

Alot of time and effort goes into the puppys that we breed so that it ensures that we breed healthy puppys who have great temperaments, who are fit for function and adhere to the breed Standard. We are hobby breeders, we only breed one - two litters per year and all out stock is DNA tested for PRA.   

All our puppys that are sold as pets and are not to be bred from, they come with a care pack, full pedigree, Kennel Club registration papers, micro chipped, puppy contract and a lifetime of help and advice. 

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