Woodie and Dorothy Dorwards moved from Wisconsin to California in the 1950’s and started breeding Dachshunds under the Red Locket prefix. They bred mostly Heying-Teckel crossed with Gera Smooth lines with some Longs thrown into the mix. Woody started showing dogs for other people and he became the biggest Dachshund handler on the West Coast.
CH Herman VI, CH Brenner’s Miss America, CH Jay-Bee’s Toreador, CH Sweet Bippy of Hardway and CH Knolland Top Brass all became Top Ten Smooth specials for them. Toreador even became the Number One Hound in 1968 with numerous other placings along with Sweet Bippy who placed in the Top Ten in 1973. They always had the best of many breeders lines to show and were always winners at all the California Specialties and All Breed Shows.