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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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FCI Dachshund Breed Standard – updated 2017 – what’s changed?

The Spring edition of the WUT Magazine presented an updated version of the FCI Breed Standard for the Dachshund. I have summarised the changes in the document attached, where I have also aligned the FCI Standard with our UK one. You can read across from each UK clause to see what the previous and new FCI …

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Dachshund toplines: a slippery slope?

The UK Breed Standard describes the required topline as “back reasonably level, blending harmoniously between withers and slightly arched loin“. Back in 1939, Sayer illustrated the ideal topline and some examples of typical faults. The faults he described were the hollow back (Fig. 24), hindquarters higher than the withers (Fig. 25) and a roached back …

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Dogsteps: Essential viewing to understand canine movement

Rachel Page Elliott, one of America’s most respected authorities on canine locomotion, has done much to awaken breeders and judges all over the world to the importance of recognising the rights and wrongs in the way dogs move. Her book. Dog Steps, was selected as “Best Dog Book of the Year” by the Dog Writers’ …

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