Category Archives: Breed Standard

Updates to the UK Dachshund Breed Standard – August 2021

At a recent meeting, the Kennel Club Breed Standards Committee discussed feedback from breed clubs on proposed changes to the Dachshund Breed Standard. The amendments are effective from 1 September 2021, and they are published in the Kennel Club Journal and on the KC website. You can read the full Breed Standard here. The changes …


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Getting fundamental concepts across to judges – or not!

In David Cavill’s column in Our Dogs (24/1/20) he says “there are many who are as frustrated as I am by the often narrow-minded view of some breeders and judges who continue to ignore the fundamental conformation of a dog because they like its head, its coat or tail set“. He says this in response …

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Revised FCI Breed Standard for Dachshunds published 7/11/19

The FCI has issued a revised version of their Dachshund Breed Standard. Draft versions of this document have been circulated and were under discussion for some time so it’s good to see it published officially. Compared with previous versions, the translation into English has been improved, although there are still a few quirks that may have …

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Don’t be conned into buying a pedigree dog that is a “rare colour”

Advice from the Kennel Club.

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Questions from the ringside – how do others see our breed?

This week’s Staffordshire Bull Terrier Breed Notes in Our Dogs has a piece about questions asked at the ringside. The writer was asked by a Hound person about the SBT Breed Standard, based on what she was observing in the SBT ring. I found it interesting because virtually all the questions are ones Sue and …

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