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Dachshund Breed Council Judging List 2019

February 1, 2019

Our 2019 Judging List is available here.

The latest Dachshund Breed Council Judging List, listing all judges on our A1, A2, A3, B and C lists can be downloaded from the link below.  This excludes addresses. but includes telephone numbers. For a full list, please contact the Secretary.

Applications and amendments for the 2019 judging list closed on 30th November 2018.  Applications received after the closing date will be processed as received during 2019 and confirmation given by the Secretary as to whether or not the application is successful and in which category their details will appear on the 2020 list. 

DBC Judging List 2019

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Dachshund Breed Council Judging List 2018

January 31, 2018

Applications and amendments for the 2018 judging list closed on 30th November 2017.  Applications received after the closing date will be processed as received during 2018 and confirmation given by the Secretary as to whether or not the application is successful and in which category their details will appear on the 2019 list. 

Download the 2018 list:

DBC Judges List 2018

Visit our Judging Page.

Dachshund Breed Council 2018 Judging List – available online

January 21, 2018

The latest Dachshund Breed Council Judging List, listing all judges on our A1, A2, A3, B and C lists can be downloaded from the link below.  This excludes addresses. but includes telephone numbers. For a full list, please contact the Secretary.

DBC_Judges_List_2018 (pdf)

For the current Judging Criteria for the Dachshund Breed Council please click the link here: Judging List Criteria 2017.

If you wish to apply to go onto the Dachshund Breed Council Judging list please download the form below, complete and either email (secretary@dachshundbreedcouncil.org.uk) or post it to our Secretary – Pauline Kerslake: Lovat Lodge, 11 The Vale, Skelton, York, YO30 1YH. All applications will be presented to the Judges Sub-committee for approval and subsequent inclusion on the following year’s list.

DBC CV Form (Word Document)           DBC CV Form (PDF File)

Please email the Secretary with any amendments to the current list.

The Midland Dachshund Club Mentoring / Breed Seminar 7/1/18

October 30, 2017

Midland DC logoThe Midland Dachshund Club would like to invite you to a Mentoring day. This is an opportunity to go over a number Dachshunds with some of the country’s leading Dachshund Mentors.

Sunday 7th January 2018

To be held at Calf Heath Village Hall, Straight Mile, Calf Heath, Wolverhampton, WV10 7DW at 10 a.m.

AM – Breed Standard and Judging a Dachshund presented by Ruth Lockett-Walters (Ralines) including open-floor Questions/Answers throughout the presentation.

Buffet Lunch (included in cost)

PM – Mentoring/Hands-on Session on varieties of Dachshunds. Opportunity to go over a variety of Dachshunds with a leading Dachshund Mentor, giving lots of opportunity to ask breed-specific questions.

The Dachshund Breed Council Breed Standard Exam can also be taken at an extra cost of £5. This must be pre-booked in advance with your payment.

MEMBERS £5.00

NON-MEMBERS £10.00

MEMBERSHIP £3.50 Single / £4.50 Joint

All enquiries to Daniel Roberts 01785 664461

Email. daniel@swansford.co.uk

New KC Breed Watch Guide – advice for Dachshund exhibitors and judges

November 10, 2016

The Kennel Club has published a fantastic new resource for judges and exhibitors to explain the requirements of Breed Watch.

The new guide is available to access from the KC website as a pdf, here.

Breed Watch offers opportunities for judges to develop their understanding and raises awareness of health and welfare, ensuring it remains a key priority when judging and exhibiting dogs at shows. The new resource features guidance for judges on individual breeds, the regulations that apply to judges when judging breeds within the Breed Watch categories and further information on how the Kennel Club uses information received from judges to work with breeds to make health and welfare improvements.

If you would like to request a hard copy of the booklet, click here.
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For Dachshund exhibitors and judges, the three Miniature varieties are listed in Breed Watch Category 2 where the point of concern is body weight/condition. This relates, primarily, to dogs that may appear to be thin. The Breed Council’s guidance on Dachshund body weight and condition is here.

For those Dachshund owners interested in showing their dog, the Breed Standard defines the Miniature and Standard varieties on the basis of their weight:
Standards: 9-12 kg (20-26 lbs), Miniatures: Ideal weight 4.5 kg (10 lbs), desired maximum weight 5 kg (11 lbs);  The Breed Standard also says: Exhibits which appear thin and undernourished should be severely penalised.  
Remember, the Breed Standard describes the ideal sizes of Standard and Miniature Dachshunds; these ARE NOT “target weights” for individual dogs.  Every Dachshund will be different and will need to be fed to keep his ideal weight for his frame.
Judges have a responsibility to ensure that there are no welfare issues, particularly of Miniature Dachshunds, related to the weight clause in the Breed Standard.  You can download the Breed Council’s Dach-Facts information sheet here.  A dog is too thin if, when running your fingertips over its body without applying any pressure, you can:
  1. Easily feel the ribcage and
  2. Easily feel the spine and
  3. Easily feel the shoulder-blades and hip-bones
If your Dachshund is one of life’s “thin dogs” no matter how much you feed him or her, you would be well advised not to show him/her, however good you feel he/she is in other respects.
Sometimes, young male dogs can go through a phase of not eating well and appearing underweight; such dogs would be best left at home until they body-up, rather than being shown looking thin.  It is equally unacceptable to show a dog that is overweight and who looks like it needs more exercise and/or less food.
Dachshunds should be shown in fit, well-muscled condition so that it is clear they could do the work for which they were originally bred.
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Dachshund Breed Council 2016 Judging List

January 29, 2016

Shoulders 2The 2016 Dachshund Breed Council Judging List, listing all judges on our A1, A2, A3, B and C lists can be downloaded from the link below.  This excludes addresses, but includes telephone numbers. For a full list, please contact the Secretary.

DBC_Judges_2016 (pdf)

For the current Judging Criteria for the Dachshund Breed Council please click the link here: Judging List Criteria

If you wish to apply to go onto the Dachshund Breed Council Judging list please download the form below, complete and either email (secretary@dachshundbreedcouncil.org.uk) or post it to our Acting Secretary – Pauline Kerslake: Lovat Lodge, 11 The Vale, Skelton,York, YO30 1YH. All applications will be presented to the Judges Sub-committee for approval and subsequent inclusion on the following year’s list.

DBC CV Form (Word Document)           DBC CV Form (PDF File)

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ECDA Breed Specific Seminar & Written Examination 17th April 2016

December 12, 2015

The Eastern Counties Dachshund Association will be holding a Breed Seminar on Sunday 17th April 2016.

The Seminar aims to provide an opportunity to learn about Dachshunds, whatever your current knowledge and experience. The speaker will be Mrs Mandy Dance who will talk about the Breed Standard.

For those who wish to take a written exam and informal Hands on Assessment there will be an opportunity to do so. The assessments will take place in the afternoon and those people attending just the seminar may stay to watch, if they wish.

All participants can choose to sit the Breed Council’s Written Assessment Paper which forms part of the A2 approval criteria. The Written Paper will be available during the afternoon and there is a Pass Mark of 70%.

The venue is Moggerhanger Village Hall, Blunham Road, Moggerhanger, Bedford MK44 3RB. This is easy to find, just off the A1 and is a venue already used for dog club events.

Lunches, plus morning and afternoon refreshments, are included in the ticket price of £20 for those who wish to take the exam or £15 for those who do not.

The Seminar starts at 10:00, with coffee being served from 09:30.

Send a cheque, payable to ECDA. (Confirmation will be e-mailed to you, with full information about the day sent nearer the time).

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