Valerie Skinner – another “Dachshund great” who will be sadly missed

We were saddened to hear today of the passing of Valerie Skinner (Ritterburg). Val had been unwell for some time and we understand she was in a care home when she passed away this morning. Apparently, she was “talking right up to the end”, which will come as no surprise to those who knew her and loved her.


Val was the recipient of the Dachshund Club’s Lifetime Achievement Award.  Her contribution to the breed and to Dachshund Rescue, in particular, was enormous. Her death comes 3 years to the week since the passing of her husband John.

We are sure the Dachshund community will wish to send their condolences to Val’s family at this sad time.