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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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KC updates the introductory clause for all Breed Standards

The KC has announced in the August 2014 KC Journal that the introductory clause for all Breed Standards is to be updated with immediate effect.  The clause now reads  as follows (the amendment is underlined): A Breed Standard is the guideline which describes the ideal characteristics, temperament and appearance including the correct colour of a …

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Guide to the Dachshund Breed Standard is now available as a Kindle e-book

My illustrated and extended guide to the Dachshund Breed Standard is now available as an e-book for Kindle, at Amazon.  It is priced at £3.59, which is a 40% discount over the cost of the paper version (including postage).  This is version 6, updated to include the colour clause amendments. Don’t have a Kindle? Get your …

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