Tag Archives: Breed Standard

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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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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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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