Category Archives: Showing

Warning: New products to be launched to help breeders who want “rare coloured” puppies!

It has come to our attention that a major hair dye manufacturer is working on a range of dog products targeted at Dachshund breeders. Apparently, their market research has identified a significant increase in demand for Blue and Isabella coloured Dachshunds, in particular, over the past 2 years. Demand for Double Dapple and Piebald Dachshunds …

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Difficulties in judging Dachshunds – an FCI perspective

There is an excellent article in the 2017 WUT magazine by Dr Cesare Calcinati. He describes the difficulties of judging Dachshunds and provides some great photographs of judging procedure for the breed. Ignore the fact that he is discussing the FCI Breed Standard and that some of the photos are of dogs that might be …

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WUT Illustrated Commentary on the FCI Dachshund Breed Standard

The WUT has produced an excellent commentary on the FCI Breed Standard with illustrations of correct and faulty construction and movement. You can find it here (PDF).  The majority of this is relevant to the UK Standard and is a helpful explanation for UK judges as well as FCI ones. Note, however, that the labels …

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Battle of the Sexes in the show ring – new research from Australia

A recently published paper has investigated dog show results in Australia and examined the success rates of dogs and bitches at Best of Breed (BOB) and Best in Group (BIG) competitions. Given that the proportions of dogs and bitches at these shows was roughly 50-50, the findings were that males were more likely to take …

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Blue is the colour; CNR is the name – my November 2018 “Best of Health” article

Blue is the colour; CNR is the name… Recently, we had the misfortune to discover that Johanna Konta (Tennis player) has bought a Blue Dachshund and was proudly sharing pictures on her Instagram page. The picture received over 4000 “Likes” and generated lots of discussion among Dachshund Facebook Group members. Blue is a colour that …

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