About Us

Novamidachs was established in 2001 with the acquisition of our first Standard Wirehair Dachshund, Mikey, from Carlos Puig (Hundeleben).

hundelebn-youre-the-one-003Mikey stole our hearts! He is comical,  gentle, and loves other dogs and puppies. He grew to become BISS CH Hundeleben  You’re the One SW.

Soon afterwards, we acquired our first bitch, CH Windswept’s Tapestry SW (Carli), from Didi Gravelle (Windswept).  Carli finished her Championship at 10 months old. In that time, she went BOS all varieties to Mikey’s BISS, and Best in Sweepstakes, all before 10 months!

Recently, we have formed a wonderful friendship and working relationship with Shirley Ray (Raydachs). Together, we have owned, co-owned, and shown several Raydachs dogs, including CH Raydachs Golden Goose V Novami (Gilda), CH Raydachs Heat Wave SW (Aiden), and CH Raydachs This O Man (Otis).

Our puppies out of Carli and CH Raydachs Do Me A Favor SW (Sieger):  CH Novami Chanel No.5 SW (CoCo) and CH Novami Just Plain Joe SS  (JoJo) have a great start to their show careers.

Karen Simmons (NOVAglen Irish Setters) and Neal Glaser (BonAMI Poodles) have been partners since 2000. Utilizing parts of both kennel names, we formed the NOVAMIDACHS name.

Our personal, small hobby kennel sits on approximately 3 acres of country setting near  Peotone, Illinois.

Neal is retired, but working harder than ever!  He also teaches conformation training at Stone City Kennel Club, and uses our own training hall for our puppies and adults.  Karen continues to work as a critical care nurse.


We are actively involved in Stone City Kennel Club and the Western Irish Setter Club. Neal is also a member of the Great Lakes Poodle Club.  We are members in good standing of the Dachshund Club of America and the Irish Setter Club of America.

We subscribe to the Code of Ethics of the Dachshund Club of America.

Our goal, breeding occasionally, is to produce happy, healthy, dachshunds which conform  to the Breed Standard. These dogs should be welcomed and well-adjusted members of a family, while still being able to perform the jobs they were bred to do.