Our Objectives

  1. To provide a mechanism for the member clubs to work co-operatively for the benefit of the breed.
  2. To be a strong and united voice in making proposals to the Kennel Club and to be a respected forum whose opinion on breed matters is sought by the Kennel Club.
  3. To promote the effective education and training of judges, at all levels, for the breed.
  4. To promote the health and welfare of the breed, through research and education.
  5. To appoint a Representative for liaison with the Kennel Club.
  6. The Breed Council may, inter alia:
  • Make recommendations to the KC General Committee as regards the Kennel Club Standard of the Breed
  • Make recommendations to the KC General Committee regarding applications to register new Breed Clubs
  • Consider any matter referred to the Council by the KC General Committee

The Breed Council shall have the power to appoint sub-committees. These sub-committees are to be set precise terms of reference and time limits for reporting back to the Council. The Council will appoint members to the sub-committee, who shall appoint a chairman from amongst their number.

Download the DACHSHUND BREED COUNCIL Constitution and Rules.

The Dachshund Breed Council – 10 years on; what have we achieved?

What is a Breed Council?

The Dachshund Breed Council was set up to be a united voice for the Dachshund Breed in the UK.

It is a Kennel Club registered organisation and as such has to comply with the Kennel Club rules and regulations for Breed Councils. There are no individual members of a Breed Council, its members are the Dachshund Breed Clubs who all pay a membership subscription to finance the running of the Breed Council. Membership is open to all registered Breed Clubs for the breed.

The Breed Council has to submit Annual Returns to The Kennel Club, just as its member clubs do, and hold an AGM.

Any items to be discussed at Breed Council meetings have to be proposed by a member club or The Kennel Club.

The Minutes of our Council meetings are available here.

The Council meets twice a year and is attended by its Officers (Chairman, Treasurer and Secretary), plus members of its sub-committees (Health and Judging). Each member club sends up to 2 representatives to each meeting. Each club has one vote. Clubs choose who they send; often this is their Secretary or other officers, and they are expected to report back on the proceedings to their Committees. Club representatives vote on behalf of their club, not on their own personal opinion.

Each club has its own rules and constitution; the Council is advisory and has no power over its member clubs. The Council may act on behalf of the clubs as a spokesperson to ensure communications are consistent and accurate.

The Council cannot deal with personal disputes and has no disciplinary powers, although it does have a Code of Ethics that breed club members are expected to comply with.