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SPRING 2012, Volume XXXVI, Number 1

The Dachshund Club of America Newsletter Lynne Dahlén, Editor 9086 Daniels 70 Siren, WI 54872 Official DCA Website: http://www.dachshund-dca.org/

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New GCh. Sleepytime’s Regal Lady ML (BISS Ch. Glenavan Acclaim ML & Ch. Sleepytime’s Free Spirit ML)

Queenie is pictured with Breeder Judge Lynne Allen completing her Grand Championship. She finished with 5 specialty majors and most of her points as a veteran. She has enjoyed her time in the show ring so much.

Sleepytime’s Precedent ML (Ch. Sandachs Dancing Thru Life ML & Sleepytime’s Sangria ML)

Baby Eric is pictured with Breeder Judge Jan Schirmer at 10 months of age. We thank her for this very fun and special 4 point major win.

SUSAN JONES 1528 Mason Road Durham, NC 27712 • 919-471-2218 • sleepytyme@aol.com Dachshund Club of America

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board of directors

officers

President

2nd Vice President

Recording Secretary

Carl Holder 1130 Redoak Drive Lumberton, TX 77657 (409) 755-6569 candachs@aol.com

Fran Colonna 700 Maple Lane Lansing, KS 66043-6221 (913) 727-2246 Kanawha123@aol.com

Dr. Jean Dieden 3535 E. Swede Hill Road Clinton, WA 98236 (360) 579-2725 jmdieden@whidbeyisland.com

1st Vice President

Treasurer

Corresponding Secretary

Neal Hamilton 59 Cloverhill Road Flemington, NJ 08822-1947 (908) 782-4724 Applehillfarm@juno.com

Ken Levison 8155 E. Galinda Drive Tucson, AZ 85750-2420 (520) 722-9427 dazdox@yahoo.com

Cheryl Shultz 3817 Seven Oaks Drive Corona, CA 92881 (951) 279-8252 cherevee@sbcglobal.net

Class of 2012

Class of 2013

Class of 2014

Robert Wlodkowski 2710 Valley Farm Road Waxhaw, NC 28173 (704) 843-5858 Rslepyholo@aol.com

Marci Forrester 17100 Oyster Bay Rd. #A Gulf Shores, AL 36542 (334) 967-3403 marcifor@gmail.com

Anne Carson 3520 Nancy Creek Rd., NW Atlanta, GA 30327-2406 (404) 237-9245 annecarson@mindspring.com

Paul Martin 7417 Lost Creek Court Marshall, VA 20115 (540) 364-0069 brando1@erols.com

Emma Jean Stephenson 3040 Old Darlington Road Beaver Falls, PA 15010 (724) 846-6745 emmajean52@aol.com

Brian Owen 500 Crooked Creek Road Silver Creek, MS 39663-4409 (601) 886-9996 shadowdachs@yahoo.com

Liz Heywood 30 Starbarrack Road Red Hook, NY 12571-2249 (845) 758-8088 liz@starbarrack.net

Jerry Cerasini 14775 Wood Road Alpharetta, GA 3004-3036 (770) 475-3152 ponyguru@aol.com

Vicki Spencer 2650 Holland Drive Owensboro, KY 42303-2723 (270) 316-0051 lorindol@roadrunner.com

Robert Schwalbe 71 Valley Way Pendergrass, GA 30567 (706) 693-7142 reschwalbe@yahoo.com

Deneice Van Hook, DVM 3 Deerwood Trail Fairview Heights, IL 62208 (618) 213-6016 k9coach@aol.com

Lisa Warren P.O. Box 923 Fogelsville, PA 18051 (610) 285-6425 ElysiumDox@aol.com

AKC Delegate Larry Sorenson 112 Two Does Lane Clayton, NC 27550-8492 (919) 550-7631 llsoren@earthlink.net

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TC Laci’s CSI v Kanix MW CD RE CGC Cindi Todd fell in love with this little girl’s sire not knowing anything about the possible work ethics of either her father or mother. She just knew she wanted something by that sire. “Vegas” was born on Christmas day, 2004, and has been entertaining, mentally challenging and enchanting from day one. Cindi started training “Vegas” in everything from the beginning but conformation and field she took to like a duck to water. She loves to be center stage. See page 34 for her story. Dachshund Club of America

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6 Advertisers Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Health & Welfare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 New Applicants, New Members . . . . . . .

Breeder Education: Part of Effort to Raise Awareness About Pes Varus submissions by Andra O’Connell, Patt Nance & Purina

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The owner noticed signs of lameness and a bowlegged conformation when the puppy was 4.5 months old. The veterinarian diagnosed the puppy as having damaged growth plates. Though some breeders believe that pes varus has occurred in Dachshunds for about 40 years, others are still learning about the potentially crippling orthopedic disorder known in layman’s terms as bowlegged syndrome.

submissions by Andra O’Connell, Patt Nance & Purina

Room in my Heart. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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by Barbara Teigen

Eukanuba Meet The Breed Booth. . .

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by Ray Chaplin

Thank You to Former Committee Chairs . . . . . . . . .

26, 48 Buckeye Invitational Field Trial . . . 32 by John Merriman

Room in my Heart by Barbara Teigen

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Last summer I added an actual rescue to my tiny pack for the first time. Buffie is a 13 year old mini smooth who is just over 10 pounds. I like to say she is 1/4 longhair as there is a little bit of fringe on her ears and her tail is heavily haired. Her original owners bought her as a puppy from what was most likely a backyard breeder. She had a great life with Marie and her husband until he passed away a few years ago. Marie continued to dote on Buffie, even more when it was just the two of them. Eventually Marie’s health led her to give up her apartment and move into senior housing that unfortunately didn’t allow dogs. What to do with Buffie?

DCA’s Newest Triple Champion Dachshund . . . . . . . . . . .

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by Cindi Todd & Charlene Dunn

Beagling Terminology 101 . . . . . . . .

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compiled by Joe West

53 DCA Legislative Report . . . . . . . . . . 59 AKC Delegates Report . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Specialty Results . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

by Larry Sorenson

Resistance is Futile . . . . . . . . . . . . . compiled by Joe West, contibuted by Claire Mancha

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by Holly Deeds

Beagling Terminology 101

62 Field Trial Results . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 2012 Nominating Committee . . . . . . 70 DCA Member Suspension Info. . . . . 70 Newsletter Policies . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Walking Miracles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Upcoming Specialties. . . . . . . . . . . .

As you might know, the dachshund field trials were modeled upon the beagle trials. Beagling is a sport rich in tradition and with its own language. I thought you might, dear readers, be interested in a presentation of beagling terminology which helps to describe doggy behaviors at field trials. There are many terms in here which you will recognize, and some which were new to me but I found useful. i.e.: Giving Tongue: Hounds voice, cry or note when running line. Speak to the line, open on a line of scent. Term used to describe hounds use of voice when running on trail.

by Cris Lewis, Lynne Dahlén and Science Daily

74 DCA Archive Request . . . . . . . . . . . 74 The Dachshund History Project. . . . 74 DCA Nationals Silent Auction . . . . . 74 Business Card Corner . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Purina Parent Club Partnership . . . 75 Letters to & from the Editor . . . . . 75 Nationals 2012 Information . . . . . IBC Whelping Box. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Weaves & Retrieves: Resistance is Futile by Holly Deeds

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What if you could turn a dachshund’s much-vaunted tendency to be stubborn into a training asset? What if you could take that predilection they have for digging in their heels into a positive training method? Too good to be true, you say? Well, think again: welcome to the wonderful world of opposition reflex, also known as resistance training. Resistance training can also be used for moving exercises like heeling and go-outs.

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Breeder/Owner: Dr. Shan Jumper, Cream Ridge Dachshunds From this exciting win at the Nationals to finished champion in 5 months of limited showing. Pierre has been bred to GCh. Stonerivers Glamour Girl ML (“April�). Their puppies are currently in training and excited to begin their show careers in 2012. Watch for them in the ring soon!

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(BISS Am/Eng/Irish Ch. Raydachs Tom Cruisen On X Ch. Lil’s Quack Goes a Long Way)

Owners: Dr. Shan Jumper, Cream Ridge Dachshunds and Neal Glaser, Novami Dachshunds Breeders: Shirley Ray and Neal Glaser Jerry finished his AKC Championship from the 9-12 month puppy class, his Grand Championship at 21 months, and his Bronze Grand Championship before his 3rd birthday.

A Top 20 Dachshund for 2011* * CC Breed Points and GCh Standings

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MEMBER ADVERTISERS

NEW MEMBERS

Connie Kogler Loveland, CO 80537 (Sherry Ceplius and Pam Gale)

Arnold/Jarbsy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Bassett, Berardino, Reynolds . . . . . . . . .27 Beckner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 Berardino, Bassett/Dogwood . . . . . . . . .25 Borghardt/Teckelhof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33 Burnett . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56 Cascade Dachshund Club . . . . . . . . . . . .76 Cerasini, Brown/Brownwood . . . . . . . . .49 Cope/Jeric . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41

NEW APPLICANTS

Joni Wheeler 1070 Washington Hwy. Union Point, GA 30669 Kimberlee Kaus-Wirth 7125 North Lewis Temperance, MI 488182 Nelson and Lorraine Warren 461 Beach ST. Far Rockaway, NY 11691 Bill and Betty Jeffery 1519 NW 23rd St. San Antonio, TX 78207

Robin and Bryon Mousseau Clinton Twp., MI 48038 (Guy Jeavons and Emma Jean Stephenson)

Mark and Melissa Sworab Houston, TX 77083 (Brenda Nichols and Rhonda Doty)

Comments, in writing, may be sent to Neal Hamilton, DCA Membership Chair.

Dahlén/Chazlyn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37 Gale/Galewinns, Ceplius/Kaycees . . . . .40 Johnson/J’s, Starbarrack . . . . . . . . . . . . .38 Jones/Sleepytime . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1

They have crossed the bridge...

Jumper/Creamridge Dachshunds . . . . . . .4 Kelly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16

Jim Heywood

Lockyer/Lockshire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Martin/Briardachs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 Nickel/Clipper Dachshunds . . . . . . . . . .15 Niles/Robinwood Dachshunds . . . . . . . .30

Please contact the editor and DCA secretary if you know of one of our members that has recently passed away.

Paske/Storybook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 Ray/Raydachs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50 Sakoda/Gleishorbach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 Schmidt/Stardust Dachshunds . . . . . . . .13 Schulke/Rivercliff Dachshunds . . . . . . .20 Senff/Dynadaux . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43

SEE THE DCA NEWSLETTER ON THE INTERNET http://issuu.com/dachshundclubofamerica/docs/dca_winter_2011sm Editor, Advertising Coordinator, Graphic Design, Layout and Production: Lynne M. Dahlén Contact: Chazlyn@sirentel.net or 715-349-2566 Editorial Assistant: Chuck Dahlén ARTICLE CONTRIBUTORS Charlotte Borghardt, Ray Chaplin, Holly Deeds, Charlene Dunn, Carl Holder, Gail LeBerge, Cris Lewis, Claire Mancha, John Merriman, Patt Nance, Andra O’Connell, Larry Sorenson, Vicki Spencer, Barbara Teigen, Cindi Todd, Joe West

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PRINTER/MAILING Modern Litho-Print Co., Jefferson City, Missouri

Snyder/Serenity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22

The Dachshund Club of America Inc., The Dachshund Club of America Board of Directors, and the Editor of the Dachshund Club of America Quarterly Newsletter (magazine) are not responsible for the content of any advertisement, solicited or unsolicited editorials, letters or articles that may appear in the newsletter. The content of any advertisement, editorial, letter or article that appears in the Dachshund Club of America Newsletter is the sole responsibility of its advertiser or author.

Warren/Joy-Den . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45 Wlodkowski/Sleepyhollow . . . . . . . . . . .46

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(Ch. Walmar’s Casanova x Ch. Glenarrif’s Yours Truly ROMX)

Many thanks to English breeder-judge Zena Thorn-Andrews for this honor. Thanks also to Cheryl Snedaker-Sims for helping me show both of the boys! (brother “Kenickie”, GCh. Jarbsy’s Born to Hand Jive, stayed in until the final cut). Breeder/Owner: Sandy Arnold, Co-Breeder: June Mann, Glenarrif sandyarn@aol.com 812-322-1842 Dachshund Club of America

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Jarbsy Dachshunds


Group Winning BISS GCH Lockshire Detour to Sanlyn #5 Breed and #4 All Breed*

Judge Betsy Deans (above)

Breeders/Owner/Handlers: Kathleen & Thomas Lockyer Lockshire’s Dachshunds tklockyer@gmail.com http://lockshiredachshunds.web.officelive.com/ Co-Owners: Mark and Sandi Chryssanthis Dachshund Club of America

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*all systems as of September 30, 2011


GCh. Lockshire’s Rembrandt SL, RN, NJ, NF, VC Form Follows Function Rembrandt earning his Versatility Title and on his way to a Dual Championship! Rembrandt continues to win in the conformation ring as a veteran and perform for Sarah Pearce in the junior’s ring. His get continue to win and finish in conformation and performance.

Thank you Judges Rob Couch and Dave Niebur for the first place in the field

Always Breeder, owner handled: Thomas & Kathleeen Lockyer Co-owner: Sarah Pearce - #2 Junior Dachshund Handler 2011 P.O. Box 1223, Buckley, WA 98321 tklockyer@gmail.com http://lockshiredachshunds.web.officelive.com/ Dachshund Club of America

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Welcome to the “Health and Welfare” segment of the Newsletter. It is hoped that DCA members will submit ideas for this section of the magazine as well as articles about experiences pertaining to the healthcare of their dogs that will be of interest to other readers.

Please send ideas, suggestions and articles to: Charlotte Borghardt, DCA Health & Welfare Committee, P.O. Box 1126, Sierra Vista, AZ 85636-1126, teckelhofaz@yahoo.com

Breeder Education Part of Effort to Raise Awareness About Pes Varus From the Purina Pro Club Dachshund Update Newsletter Though some breeders believe that pes varus has occurred in Dachshunds for about 40 years, others are still learning about the potentially crippling orthopedic disorder known in layman’s terms as bowlegged syndrome. Andra O’Connell of Kerhonkson, N.Y., first encountered pes varus in 2003 when a Standard Longhaired Dachshund puppy from a litter she bred developed the condition. O’Connell, who breeds under the Amtekel prefix, had bred Dachshunds for 30 years but was not familiar with the disorder. When the puppy was sold around 12 weeks of age, there was no indication of the condition. The owner noticed signs of lameness and a bowlegged conformation when the puppy was 4.5 months old. The veterinarian diagnosed the puppy as having damaged growth plates. “There was never any mention or discussion

of pes varus or a genetic inheritance,” O’Connell says. The puppy had corrective surgery, and today, at age 8, is healthy. Pes varus cropped up again in 2010 in two of seven puppies that O’Connell bred. One of the puppies is mildly affected, and the other one is considered severely affected because it is completely crippled. “It has been upsetting to have this disorder show up in two litters,” says O’Connell. Pes varus affects less than 1 percent of Dachshunds, yet the condition has the potential to detrimentally impact quality of life, says Dan Burke, D.V.M., a clinician at the Veterinary Centers of America in Phoenix and a Dachshund breeder for 40 years. “I have been seeing more and more cases of pes ves over the last 10 years,” he says. “The important thing to realize is that this is a genetic based problem.” Experts suggest that the condition, medically known as angular hock deformity, has an autosomal recessive mode of inheritance, meaning affected dogs inherit a copy of the gene mutation from both the sire and dam. Carriers are not affected by the disease but can pass the mutant gene to 50 percent of their offspring. However, because studies have not been completed, there is not conclusive evidence of this form of inheritance. Dachshund Club of America

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Charlotte Borghardt, chairwoman of the Dachshund Club of America Health Committee, says pes varus has become more common in recent years. “We seem to have quite a few cases in our breed all of a sudden,” she says. “It’s important to get the word out to breeders and owners, so they will be aware of the condition and know what signs to look for.”

A BOWLEGGED APPEARANCE Pes varus is a Latin term that combines pes (foot) and varus (inward) and describes a deformity in which the distal tibia is turned inward toward the body. The disorder occurs when the distal tibial (shinbone) growth plate closes prematurely, causing asymmetrical growth of the tibia that results in a bowlegged appearance and lameness. E. Mayrhofer first reported pes varus, describing it as metaphyseal dysplasia of the tibia, in an article in the German veterinary journal Kleintierpraxis in 1977. Stuart G. Johnson, D.V.M., and his colleagues at Texas A&M University were the first to use the term pes varus, reporting favorable results from type II linear external fixation devices to treat the condition in five Dachshunds in an article in Veterinary Surgery in 1989.1 The disorder also occurs in horses and humans. In people, the musculature deformity is


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These drawings depict differences between a normal distal tibia and one turned inward toward the body due to pes varus. The disease causes uneven growth of the tibia and a varus angulation of the distal tibia. Source: Dr. Dan Burke called club foot and generally is corrected without surgery. All bones have growth plates, called epiphyseal or ephiphysis plates. Immature, noncalcified cells comprise the soft, spongy matter that makes up young bones. As a puppy matures, the long bones of the legs grow from the immature cells located at the ends of the bones. When dogs are around 8 to 11 months of age, the distal ephiphysis growth plates close, a process in which they mineralize or become hard with calcium and minerals. Until these growth plates close, the bones continue to grow in length. “In dogs with pes varus, the medial side of the distal growth plate closes prematurely, thus stopping growth, whereas the lateral side of the growth plate continues to grow,” Burke says. “This causes an uneven growth of the tibia and a varus angulation of the distal tibia. While the lateral side of the growth plate functions properly, the medial side does not. Because the distal portion of the affected tibia is not level to the ground, the affected leg looks bowlegged.” In the early stage, pes varus is noticeable when a dog puts weight on the affected leg, with the body’s center of gravity shifting toward the side of the affected leg. Viewed from behind, the

This radiograph shows the bowlegged deformity in a Dachshund with bilateral pes varus. Image provided by Dr. Dan Burke.

heel is in the inward position. As the tibial deformity progresses, laxity of the knee joint and lateral dislocation of the patellar occur, causing a dog to walk with a limp or with the affected leg lifted. Pes varus has been documented in all three coat varieties and in both Miniature and Standard Dachshunds. The disorder occurs globally, with cases reported in Dachshunds from Finland, the Czech Republic and Japan. The disease ranges from mild to severe and can be unilateral or bilateral, meaning it can occur in one or both hind legs. The bowing of the legs usually is the first sign. Besides lameness, the disease can cause an inability to run and play, with dogs often stopping to rest after a few steps. When both legs are affected, one leg typically is more severely affected. Puppies with mild pes varus may show no clinical signs. “The younger the age in which the growth plate closes, the more severe the deformity,” says James Tomlinson, D.V.M., DACVS, professor of surgery at the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine. “Dogs that are mildly affected generally have no longterm problems as long as they maintain a reasonable weight. Many moderately affected dogs adapt well with seemingly no pain or limitation in their ability to get around.” Surgery to correct pes varus, called an open wedge osteotomy, generally produces good to excellent results, with most dogs making a full recovery within eight to 12 weeks. Without surgery, osteoarthritis is inevitable and dogs may have problems with corresponding joints such as joint incongruity and instability. Unfortunately, the procedure, which averages around $3,000 per leg but varies based on the geographical location, is cost prohibitive to some owners. “The open wedge osteotomy involves cutting across the tibia bone, close to the curvature, while leaving a portion of the contralateral cortical bone intact,” Tomlinson explains. “This creates a hinge on the lateral side of the tibia. As the bone is straightened, a pie-shaped wedge or deficit is created. Bone graft tissue is then inserted into the osteotomy site. Stabilization is done with a veterinary Tplate, a type of bone plate, or a modified external fixator.” Advantages of the bone plate include a low risk of postoperative infection. “Since the plate is embedded in the body, the affected limb can be used soon afterward and the hardware does not need to be removed,” says Tomlinson. “The greatest chance for successful transplantation of live bone is with a cancellous autograph, which means the tissue comes from a dog’s own body.” Cancellous bone, also known as trabecular of spongy bone, is harvested from the upper end of the humerous or the wing of the ilium. In Dachshund Club of America

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Dachshunds, this is a small area of bone that is often difficult to harvest, Tomlinson says. An alternative is using cancellous allograft, or tissue harvested from a donor dog, or a collection of cancellous autograft tissue mixed with allograft tissue.

Pes Varus in a standard longhair puppy.

AVOIDING A GENETIC BOTTLENECK When Jeanne Rice of Yatesville, Ga., bred her first litter of Miniature Dachshunds in 1970, one of three puppies developed a curvature of the tibia around 4 months of age. “Back then, breeders referred to this as bowlegged syndrome,” she says. “No one really knew what it was.” Between 1970 and 1991, Rice had six litters (Longhair, Wirehair and Smooth) in which one puppy in each litter developed a unilateral curvature. Several veterinarians and orthopedic specialists examined and took radiographs of the dogs, but none was able to name the condition. Though she never learned definitely that the dogs had pes varus, Rice believes that this was the cause of their bowlegged appearance. “When I tried to correlate the pedigrees and affected puppies, I could not find a commonality,” Rice says. “Though I still don’t know with a certainty that it was pes varus, I believe that the description of the condition and signs were similar.” Though pes varus is believed to be an inherited condition with an autosomal recessive continued on next page...


Pes Varus continued from page 11... mode of inheritance, there is no genetic test available to identify carriers. “This makes it difficult to offer solid recommendations to breeders,” says Paula Henthorn, Ph.D., professor of medical genetics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. “You want to remove the deleterious genes, but not necessarily at the cost of removing all affected dogs and their immediate relatives (sires, dams, offspring and littermates) from the gene pool,” Henthorn continues. “Doing so could create a bottleneck effect in which you inadvertently increase the risk for other diseases or conditions that are more complicated or life threatening.” Henthorn advises breeders to consider all of a dog’s attributes in choosing breeding partners. “It also is important to keep accurate records,” she says. “If the mode of inheritance is autosomal recessive, a dog may be clinically normal but a carrier for pes varus.” Though no genetic research is planned to identify the causative mutation for pes varus, Borghardt is optimistic that a project could come about in the not too distant future. T-Gen Research in Arizona may consider the project. Research support via funding and sample collection will come through educational efforts, she believes. O’Connell, who will be submitting blood samples from her affected and normal Dachshunds when a research project starts, agrees. The samples are stored at the DNA Repository at the Canine Health Information Center (CHIC), a canine health database sponsored by the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals and the AKC Canine Health Foundation. “If other breeders of affected and normal dogs would collect and store DNA, we would have a larger DNA collection ready when the research begins,” O’Connell says. “That’s my goal. I hope that one day we’ll know much more about this disease in Dachshunds.” 1. Izumisawa Y, Seno T, Abe R, Miyoshi K, Maehara S, Wakaiki S, Kushiro T, Umar MA, Tsuzuki K, Yamashita K, Hayashi S. Axial Correction of Pes Varus by TransverseOpening Wedge Osteotomy and TPlate Fixation with BetaTricalcium Phosophate Transplantation in Dachshunds. Journal of Veterinary Medical Science. 2005;67(4);437440.

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MY EXPERIENCE WITH PES VARUS by Patricia Nance http://www.fieldworthy.com/pes-varus.html In 2010 I had a new and difficult experience. A good young bitch that I bred and owned, the only young bitch that I owned, developed Pes Varus. Ironically, the rear conformation of this dog was one of the things I liked most about her when she was a young puppy. But in January, when she was about five months old, I began to notice something different with her hind legs, especially the right hind. They began to look a bit different. A hair crooked. I did not know

what I was seeing. I thought it was minor and that she would grow out of it. So I waited for months, but it only became much more evident that there was some kind of a problem. Having never seen anything like it in my dogs, I researched and read what little I could find about hock deformities. The first information I found was about Pes Varus in foals. Then I read about Pes Varus in human babies. I found mention of it on a site for dandie dinmont terriers. And finally, I found more than I really wanted to know about Pes Varus in dachshunds.

Banking DNA for the Future Dachshund breeders and owners are encouraged to submit blood samples from affected and normal dogs to support future research to identify the causative mutation for pes varus. Samples should be sent to the Canine Health Information Center (CHIC). For information about sending DNA samples, please visit: www.caninehealthinfo.org. The disorder varies between species. In horses and humans, Pes Varus is commonly called “club foot”, it affects newborns, it may involve one or more legs, it is related to musculature, and it is correctable by methods other than surgery. In dogs, it is also known as Angular Hock Deformity, it develops as the tibial growth plates start to close at about five months of age, it is usually bilateral, it is bone related, and it is not correctable except by surgery which may be done in severe cases. The degree of severity of Pes Varus varies. As mentioned, severe cases may require surgical correction. In my limited understanding, though, many if not most dogs with the deformity do very well. Meaning, they evidence no pain and no real limitations in their ability to get around. Arthritis in the affected joints may be an issue as the dog gets older, and some lack of stamina may also become evident as the dog ages. This makes sense because if some parts of the skeleton aren’t functioning properly, other parts must compensate. Pes Varus most likely is a genetic disorder. It is presently thought to be an autosomal recessive meaning that two copies of the abnormal gene must be inherited for the trait to develop, one from each parent. Fortunately, my youngster did not develop severe deformity. She ran and zoomed with more energy, speed, and sheer joy than most puppies I have had. I never saw her take a halting step or act as though movement was uncomfortable. I will add that the problem is greater in her right leg than in the left, which seems to be true in other cases I am aware of. The Pes Varus diagnosis became ‘official’ when she was seen by a veterinary orthopedic specialist in August, 2010. In November, my pick of the litter, the bitch I’d waited for for six years, went to her new home. She will not be bred. Dachshund Club of America

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A look at the right rear legs of these two young bitches shows a marked difference in stance. The longhair has Pes Varus.

Another view of the difference in lower hind limb alignment.

X-ray of the standard dapple bitch pictured Since this experience, I’ve realized that I have seen Pes Varus in dachshunds before but did not know what it was. Nearly a lifetime in the breed and I did not know what Pes Varus was! Also since then, I have seen Pes Varus in two other dachshunds, both longhairs. (Maybe because longhairs are the only dachshunds I look at?!). One was a standard black/tan male of European bloodlines, and the other a miniature red female of American breeding. In addition, I received photos of Pes Varus in a standard longhaired bitch [see photos above], and have heard of it in a female standard wire puppy in whose bloodlines, too, the disorder was not known. Does it only seem so because it is new to me, or is Pes Varus becoming more common in our breed? Dachshund breeders, exhibitors, and judges need to know about Pes Varus.! Above photos are courtesy of Tia Eskelinen Kennel Cadium in Finland


Anne Schmidt AKC Breeder of Merit stardust3940@aol.com www.stardustdachshunds.info

Exhibited primarily at Specialites, Stella has 13 Grand Champion majors and 56 points won in 14 shows. We believe she is the first longhair Dual Champion bitch to attain her Grand Championship. She has won best Dual Champion at DCA twice and an Award of Merit.

Photo by Jill Wait

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Number 1 Smooth Dachshund in Hawaii 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 Bred by Ms. B. Howell Handled by Craig Garcia and Mel Rodigues Owners Andrea & Christian Rodiques-Gum and Maria E. Sakoda Dachshund Club of America

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Clipper Phantom GCH Clipper Lightning X CH Von Skaer Promenade V Clipper Judge Monica Canestrini Owner-Handler Shirley Menard

Standard Longs since 1970 Dave and Mary Nickel 4721 Adlrich Ave South | Minneapolis, MN 55419 | 612-825-3319 dandmnickel3319@comcast.net

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Ch. Briardach’s Uncle Sam

X Ch. Sunlight Darcy Von Bakum

Thank you to the following judges: Mrs. Joan E. Beech, Olean KC, 6/16/11 - BOV Mr. Melvin Beech, Conewango Valley KC, 6/17/11 - BOV Mrs. Helen Lee James, Conewango Valley KC, 6/18/11 - BOV Mr. James Frederikson, Mohawk Valley KC, 8/12/11 - BOV Mr. Daniel J. Smyth, Southern Adirondack Kennel Club, 8/13/11 - BOV Mr. Eugene Blake, Dachshund Club of Greater Buffalo, 10/1/11 - BOV

Handled by: Tara Krieger Hartman, AKC, PHA Owners: Cathy Kelly and Maggie Kelly Dachshund Club of America

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Pictured Best of Winners at Del Monte Kennel Club, Carmel, California, under DCA 2011 Smooth Specialty Judge Luc Boileau.

Co-owners: Charlene Kirkland and Sheila Dee Paske (530) 668-8700 • Woodland, California sheila@storybookdachshunds.com www.storybookdachshunds.com Dachshund Club of America

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Room In My Heart by Barbara Teigen

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n the 31 years since I got my first Dachshund, I’d only had seven. Four were purchased as puppies, two were bought as young adults about a year old, and one was added at nearly 8 years old from her breeder who was downsizing and is a littermate to one I got as a pup. None of them has been a ‘rescue’. Early on I spent a couple of years volunteering at the Wisconsin Humane Society and brought home several Dachshunds to place. I’d done a couple of transports for rescue. That was about it other than the occasional donation to rescue groups.

Last summer I added an actual rescue to my tiny pack for the first time. Buffie is a 13 year old mini smooth who is just over 10 pounds. I like to say she is 1/4 longhair as there is a little bit of fringe on her ears and her tail is heavily haired. Her original owners bought her as a puppy from what was most likely a backyard breeder. She had a great life with Marie and her husband until he passed away a few years ago. Marie continued to dote on Buffie, even more when it was just the two of them. Eventually Marie’s health led her to give up her apartment and move into senior housing that unfortunately didn’t allow dogs. What to do with Buffie? Marie’s veterinarian promised to help with

finding Buff a new home but time was running out. Marie called the local humane society. They said they would euthanize Buffie due to her age. That thought still makes my heart sink. Marie didn’t give up. She called AKC. Among all the records Marie passed on with Buffie was her blue slip which was never submitted. AKC gave Marie a number to call. It turned out to be Jan Winther, secretary of Badger Dachshund Club. It turned out to be a good move! Marie called Jan. Jan posted information about Buffie on the BDC Yahoo group. I read it

and thought about it, but it was April and the DCA Nationals were coming up in just a couple of weeks. I knew I would be in and out a lot for a couple of weeks living just a few miles from Oconomowoc. I had several houseguests with their dogs staying with me off and on throughout DCA. It just didn’t seem like a great time to bring in a new dog but I still kept thinking about Buffie. In the meantime, Buffie was fostered by yet another BDC member, Maureen Conaty. She has one Dachshund, Cavan, but her condo rules wouldn’t allow her more than one. There was another reminder on the Yahoo group. DCA came and went and I Dachshund Club of America

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kind of forgot about the situation. Then Jan put a picture of Buffie on her Facebook page, still looking for a home. One look at her photo and I was determined this was going to be my dog! Within a few days of seeing her picture, I went to pick her up at Maureen’s place. I brought along my youngest dog, Gidget, who was nearly 10 years old and a bit of a benign alpha bitch. If they got along, the deal was sealed. The two girls laid side by side all the way home so we were off to a good start. Having lived her whole life in an apartment as an only dog up until her weeks in her foster home, it was to be expected that Buff would have some adjustments to make. She handled everything so well it would be hard to believe she hadn’t spent her whole life with us. She came with meds for fear of thunderstorms but learned after only one storm not to be afraid by cueing off the other three dogs. She is, like the others, a good bed dog and quickly found he own spot on the bed cuddled up with Eugene. She absolutely


loves our outings at the great dog park in the large county park next door to us. It did surprise her a bit at first that she was free to run but now she’s the biggest runner in the bunch. For her age (which is really only apparent by her white face) and despite a terrible rear, she is very fast. Buffie loves to meet and greet all the dogs and all the people at the park. Her social skills are A+. She has turned out to be a good traveler, too, enjoying two trips to Iowa and a trip to Virginia, too. Over the summer she grew very attached to my 21 year old son who was home from college.

When Gunnar would leave for work, Buffie would sit by the door for some time waiting for him to return. When he got home, she’d greet him with lots of enthusiasm by rolling over on her back for tummy rubs. She’d follow him around the house and was content to nest in the clothes on the floor of his room if he was at his desk. Early on she showed me she knows how to ‘shake hands’. We eventually learned that she knows how to whisper, too, although that one is only for when you have a treat in your hand. She sits and downs on command and knows ‘come’ but doesn’t always comply. Typical Dachshund! And, she can spell. Most dogs respond to ‘go for a ride in the car’ but

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Buffie knows r-i-d-e. Buffie and I have gone to visit Marie in her new home and Maureen brought Marie out to our house to visit as well. Marie calls maybe once a month or so to see how Buffie is doing. I send her pictures. Marie is very relieved that Buffie is with someone who truly loves her. She has been most generous in sharing pictures of Buffie as a puppy and younger girl and sent her complete vet records. Perhaps not all rescue dogs are as wonderful as Buffie and maybe you think a rescue dog isn’t for you. I’d urge you to rethink that. Too many times people have told me what a nice thing I have done to take in this girl. I invariably tell them I have received so much more than I have given. I can’t imagine not having adopted this precious little Dachshund. !


Darcy has been an amazing Dog! She has so much prey drive and willingness to please. That being said, it is definitely all about her. Darcy earned her Field Championship at the age of 4, making her a Dual Champion. She then went on to take an absolute win in the Field Champion Class. By the time she turned 7, she had earned her CGC and her Master Earthdog Title. Then, at the age of 9, she and her daughter went out and earned their Rally Novice titles with Darcy taking a 4th place along the journey. This qualified her for her Versatility Certificate. Who said old dogs couldn’t learn new tricks?

Breeder/Owner: Chris Schulke, Breeder of Merit Red Bluff, CA • vanduzen36@sbcglobal.net Dachshund Club of America

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Reddy finished her conformation championship at 19 months. She finished with back-to-back majors in one weekend. She then went into the field and finished her field championship with three first places wins and an absolute win; she was just two months past her second birthday. She went into field champions and won two more absolute wins and a third first-place. By the time she was three, she had earned her Junior Earthdog title and her CGC. She also earned her Rally Novice title taking a first place, fourth place and second place, in the process. Between all this, she took time out to have a litter of puppies. She was bred to DC Harmony Run Rhapsody in Blue MW (Gershwin) owned by Bob & Judy Knight and Daryl Turner. Two of the puppies are following their parents paw prints in the field and conformation. I want to thank Daryl Turner for letting me breed DC Dominos Lil Darcy V Duarts MW RN ME to his dog, Ch. Sandar’s Tigo MW, to help me produce this little over-achiever. Dachshund Club of America

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GCh. Serenity’s Affair Royale, RN, CGC

Professional Presentation By A.K.C. Registered Handlers Larry Fenner and Laurie Jordan-Fenner

DCA 2010: BOW at 6 Months 9 Days Old, DCA 2011: A.O.M and Select Bitch Finished up her points at Specialties under Breeder Judges with Majors and Best Of Variety.

Breeder: Wendy and Brett Snyder • Owners: Wendy Snyder, R.J. Cooper and Patrice Baker Dachshund Club of America

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Ch. Serenity’s Playboy Prince, CGC

Owner Handled to Championship/Field Pointed

Owners: Patrice Baker and Wendy Snyder Serenity Dachshunds – Breeder Of Merit • www.Serenitydachshunds.com Dachshund Club of America

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Eukanuba Meet The Breed Booth in Orlando The photos were taken by Mary Ellen Byrne and selected by Ray Chaplin out of over 100 photos she took. Also, in the photos of the booth, please note the laptop. It showed a continuous loop of a really nice power point photo exhibit which Mary Ellen created and will allow DCA to use else-where as long as she is credited for it. Mary Ellen has promised to make that presentation available on a flash drive shortly, and I will forward it to anyone who wants to see it. Folks who staffed the booth over the course of the 2 days were (and this is not in any order of importance!!!): Ray Chaplin, Lucy Granowicz, Connie Delaney, Mary Ellen Byrne, Heather With, Azalea Alvarez, Monica Alvarez, Ann Bischel, Carol Stolz Blancato and Laura Potash. Amongst others who stopped by to lend moral support were Larry Sorenson, Cheryl Snedaker Sims, Kathy Lockyer and Janet Schwalbe. A good time had by all, and I think we imparted some good information to our “customers”. I especially appreciated all the DCA pamphlets which Marci and Liz provided, and the back copies of the DCA Newsletter Lynne sent were a huge hit. The pamphlets and Newsletter are of such high quality they represent DCA in a very good light. The badger that we had so much fun with was brought over by one of the terrier people. Now, regarding next year. Marci has proposed a “Babes in Toyland” theme which might be fun. There are a couple ways we can improve greatly over this year. First of all is the size of the booth. We absolutely need 20 feet instead of the 10 we had. We were really squashed and made to look insignificant. Second: Laura Potash, who is a professional designer, agreed to help out with the plan of the booth for next year. After seeing the excellence of many of the other breed areas I strongly suggest we let Laura run with this thing and design us something extraordinary. We here will of course continue to do whatever we can to help execute her plan. But we do need a design which is cohesive and eye catching, and I am so very thankful to Laura for stepping forward and offering to help.

And let’s not procrastinate until the last minute!! As I am so prone to do. It was very tiring but well worth it. Thanks to all for making the weekend such a success, and congratulations to all the winners!!!! Ray Chaplin Dachshund Club of America

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Sisters Born 5-11-1997 to LOGAN & SADIE

BISS Ch. DOGWOOD’S INGA v BOOTHILL S.W. “INGA” 11-20-2011 Loved by Alta and Rosemary

Ch. DOGWOOD ANN’S ELLA S.W. “ELLA” 12-20-2011 Cherished by Morton Feld

Both very much missed by Rosemary Berardino and Alta Bassett and their Dogwood Family

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January, 2012

Mrs. Cheryl Snedaker-Sims Madison, NH

Dear Cheryl, The Dachshund Club of America Board of Directors would like to thank you for your many contributions during your tenure as a Director. We sincerely appreciate the time and effort you gave to all issues that came before the Board. Your thoughtful comments and suggestions were always welcomed and valued. We understand and respect your decision not to run for re-election but we will miss you. It was a pleasure working with you and we wish you all the best in the New Year.

Sincerely,

The Dachshund Club of America Officers and Directors

______________________________________________ Cheryl Shultz, Corresponding Secretary ♌ 3817 Seven Oaks Drive, Corona, CA 92881 Phone: 1-951-279-8252 ♌ Email: cherevee@sbcglobal.net

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From the Eukanuba Invitational: • #1 dachshund • 19th overall for 8 inch class out of 129 dogs • 5th overall for the hound group

BIG SUR DID IT AGAIN THIS YEAR. # 1 DACHSHUND! WHAT A GUY !

Big Sur is the only MACH5 Dachshund! 2011 year end agility ranking: He has 1,861 points, 54 Double Q’s and a Total Score of 2,401

Bred by Laura Reynolds, Catlin Cahill and James Cahill, Riverside CA Owned and loved by Beth Klucher Whitney and Ross Whitney, Boulder CO Agility partner and teammate: Beth Klucher Whitney

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Ch. Briardach’s Uncle Sam X Ch. Briardach’s Wish Me Luck Dachshund Club of America

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Thank you Judges! Dr. Gareth Morgan Jones BOV - Central Florida KC Mr. James R. White Best in Show - Clemson Kennel Club Mrs. Zena Thorn-Andrews BOV - Eukanuba National Championship Show

Breeders and Owners: Monika and Paul Martin Briardach’s Longhaired Dachshunds Marshall, Virginia 540-364-0069 Co-owners: Sue Bennett and Peter Chapman Presented by: Angela Lloyd AKC Registered Handler 703-622-5208 Dachshund Club of America

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GCh. Daybreaks Classique Cruiser W X Ch. Robinwoods Be Jeweled W

Hanna with friend Betty Jo Patterson at the Cleveland Christmas Classic, and Judge Ms. Margaret Heaney, winning her 2nd major. Owner handled to Specialty wins under Judges Mr. Frank Canestrini, Mr. Ryan Horvath and Judith Fisher for a 4 pt. win. Hannah has 11 points now and both majors. Just watch her move! Dachshund Club of America

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GCh. Daybreaks Classique Cruiser W X Ch. Robinwoods Be Jeweled W

Scooter just turned 1, starting his career out on a bang! At the Cleveland Christmas Cluster he was WD/BOW under Judge Mary Ann Alston, next day he was WD for 4 points under Judge Mrs. Margaret Heaney. Owner/Handler: Cindy Niles Dachshund Club of America

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Buckeye Dachshund Club 8th Annual Invitational Field Trial Although it was a gorgeous, brisk day in Dundee, Ohio on 11/11/11, lightning struck twice. Again. For the second time, a dog from New Jersey has won the Buckeye Dachshund Club Invitational Field Trial, and the winner is “Carmen” (DC Siddachs Carmen MW), owned by John Merriman of Ocean Grove NJ. This her second Invitational win. Carmen had her first win in 2009 at the 6th Annual champions-only Invitational, where the previous year’s Top 20 dogs from the USA and Canada battled it out to be the Best of the Best. At three years old, Carmen became the youngest ever to win the Invitational. Carmen earned another invitation for the next year’s competition where she won third place. So Carmen’s win in 2011 now has particular significance: not only does Carmen share the double-win status with Sherry and Phil Ruggieri’s “Auggie” of Mantua, NJ (he won in 2007 and 2008), but Carmen is also the only female and the only mini ever to win twice. She is also the only dachshund – male or female, of any coat and of either size – ever to win placements at the Invitational three times. Lightning does strike twice – and the third time’s the charm as well: all of this happened just twelve weeks after Carmen delivered three healthy puppies. The November 11, 2011 trial started out with the invitees gathering at the Buckeye Beagle Club’s clubhouse for the 8 am roll call and bracing. This year’s judges were also introduced by BDC’s Ann Deister, and they were: Bob and Gail Page from Texas, Patsy Leonberger from Indiana, and Ashley Dumas also from Texas. Two pairs of judges alternate each series of brace-on-rabbit scenting, with two dogs per brace at a time. All four judges are on duty for the final competition to name the winner.

Due to the decrease in the rabbit population in Dundee, the double elimination rule had to be changed to a single elimination rule; any dog with a loss could not advance to the next round’s bracing. In the end, six amazing dogs remained: “Cash” owned by Lynda Snyder of Pennsylvania, “Lily”

owned by Laurel Whistance-Smith of Canada, “Gypsy” owned by Shawn Nies of Missouri, “Tommy” owned by Jolanta Jeanneney of New York, “Oslo” owned by Stan Knoll of Mississippi, and Carmen. When Cash, Gypsy and Lily were eliminated, Tommy met up with Oslo, who was last year’s winner. Oslo defeated Tommy, who was now the Third Place winner. This put Oslo squarely against Carmen for the final winning run, both dogs having already won a previous Invitational competition. So lighting would strike twice for one of the dogs, either way. All four judges assembled to take their place at various vantage points as the Tally Ho was called. Both dogs had excellent starts, and had to scent through creek waters to follow the rabbit...not an easy task. The brush farther ahead was thick, but neither

dog showed any sign of holding back. It was a fight to the finish, but in the end Carmen forged ahead of her bracemate through a second area of creek water and was declared the winner, with Oslo valiantly earning Reserve. It was an exhausting day for all, and the beaters and gallery worked hard that day. All of the handlers were very grateful for the wonderful sportsmanship and effort on everyone’s part. Carmen not only has earned numerous BOV wins and group placements in the ring, and has been the only competing Dual Champion at Westminster; she has won Best of Opposite Sex at the National Dog Show (covered by NBC), and has won Best Dual Champion (Wire Bitch) at DCA Nationals. She is the only dog to win both an Absolute at the DCA National Host Club field trial and wins at the Invitational. Carmen is one of only 12 dogs ever to break the 1000 field point mark, and is currently ranked # 6 most-winning dachshund in Lifetime Achievement history for all field dachshunds since 1935. She is one of the youngest dogs ever to earn this honor in the Top Twelve. Carmen finished 2011 as the # 1 mini (of any coat) for the fourth year in a row...but what she seems most proud of is her three new puppies... Who knows? Maybe for any or all of them, lightning could strike twice for them someday, too.

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CH Teckelhof ’s Patriot ML x CH Sugardachs Penny ML

“Tank” just won a 5 point major at the Desert Valley Dachshund Club specialty under Breeder-Judge Adrian Woodfork! Winners Dog, Best of Winners and Best Bred By Exhibitor! We are expecting great things from our boy!

Teckelhof Dachshunds Charlotte Borghardt & Paul Goetz P.O. Box 1126 Sierra Vista, AZ 85636 Teckelhofaz@yahoo.com

CHIC # 77726

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VEGAS

concentrate on her “easy to read” dog. On the side (and after the pregnancy) Cindi continued to work Vegas, and I saw them again. This time they certified, but I warned that this dog would need a handler who could read the dog. The dog was good no doubt, but we all know 90% of tracking failures are with the handler… Finally I was able to witness this team earn their TD, and I asked Cindi if she was going to go on with Vegas... The response? “I don’t train bitches.” I said “Can I have her then, because she has the potential to go all the way…” So that summer I started to see how Vegas would work for another handler… It was an easy enough transition because Vegas loved to track, but she quickly got named the “rent-adachshund” because I only was able to work her on the weekends. Since I am a judge and I have to co-own any dog I handle, I got her registered in my name with AKC and UKC and started showing her in Rally. It was a way to build a relationship outside tracking. It surprised the heck out of Cindi too the first time I showed her, until she got a blue ribbon…then the scoffing stopped. As

, conceived in England and whelped in the USA, was the result of a love affair over the internet. I fell in love with her sire not knowing anything about the possible work ethics of either her father or mother. I just knew I wanted something by that sire. She was born on Christmas day, 2004, and has been entertaining, mentally challenging and enchanting us from day one. I started training her in everything from the beginning but conformation and field she took to like a duck to water. She loves to be center stage. We were able to qualify for the TD on the 3rd attempt – she tried to do well the first two times. Really she did! The first attempt she became a bird dog and thought that was the game. The second attempt was NOT her fault. That field mouse ran in front of her and challenged her to a game of tag. Can’t fault a dachshund for wanting the mouse. The 3rd time she had no quarry in sight and the correct goal in mind. Just like her housemate, Harper, she didn’t make me think at all as to if she was correct or not; she just pulled me along in her wake.

TC Laci’s CSI v Kanix MW CD RE CGC Eng CH Freckle-Face Kind of Blue (Finnish Imp) x Eng CH Stargang Magical Finnish at Kanix

Breeders: Cindi S.Todd & Sigurd Wilberg Owners: Cindi S.Todd & Charlene Dunn Obedience/rally training went very well and she loves learning, but she is such a ham. Even when she was doing things wrong she made me giggle at her which is not conducive to serious training. Her fronts would turn into a roll over and wag the entire body. Her sit-in-heel position was great as long as I only stopped for a second; any longer and she would *correct* herself until she was facing you – her body wiggling the entire time. I just was not a serious enough trainer to get her in the ring. I assumed I wouldn’t be going any further with her in any venues although I did keep working her rally and tracking as she demanded it. At that point, my tracking mentor asked if I would mind if she tried working with her (she is a little more driven than I). So, Vegas vacationed with Charlene off and on and finally went to stay with her and the Labradors on a permanent basis. I will let her continue from here. Charlene’s version: My first encounter with Vegas was at a TD certification match. This crazy woman (Cindi) had 2 dogs, one she was tracking in class (a boy) and this other one, a girl that she was “tracking on the side”. Not only had none of us seen this dog track, but Vegas was pregnant to boot. Well this little dog tracked her heart out, but got distracted by a grove of trees. An experienced handler would have been able to recover, but Cindi was brand new to tracking, so we told her to

summer turned to fall I started to look at TDXs and where I could go with my lab and his “mini-me”, another thing Cindi was sure of, was Labs and Dachshunds don’t mix. I sent pictures of the proof that she was dead wrong... Only an insane person would ever think about entering 2 dogs in one Tracking test, much less in a TDX test, but if I was going to drive 700+ miles for a TDX why not try with both dogs. Colorado was our 1st TDX attempt and I picked Vegas up on the way out of town in the pitch black early morning hours. We made it to Colorado through a blizzard, and I worried I may need to pull Vegas from the test. The snow was deeper than her and her whole attitude to that “icky” white wet stuff was, “You HAVE to be kidding.” However, luck would shine on us and we drew last track of the day. Plenty of time for the snow to melt… In the mean time, while I waited, Vegas’ co-owner, Cindi, and one of her local friends, Dawn-Renee Mack, were conspiring against her, wanting to dress her in skintight coats, etc. Vegas would have none of that though. Once dressed in this “non-flattering” attire she became “yard art”. I looked at the clock, it was after 11 am and the temp was approaching 60 degrees; both good signs for small dogs who don’t do cold. Our start was less than 10 feet from the road, and we were very distracted by all the traffic. At the start she sat and I put the article away and said, “Find me another!” Off we went at a slow and methodical pace. We stopped 10-15 yards in and turned to bark at a passing car, “Vegas, leave it and find me another.” We made it to the first turn, as we paralleled the road, we had to stop and bark at the bikers, “Vegas leave it and FIND me another.” Along our second leg we noticed judges following so we had to stop and bark at the judges, “VEGAS! Leave them alone and find me another.” At the second corner there was some snow and little paw prints that we had to investigate, “Vegas, leave whatever that is alone and FIND ME ANOTHER.” At this she took off into the woods, and since we were actually moving I was like great, we are following the rabbit or something, because the judges are NOT following us. By now we have gone at least a hundred yards when she wraps herself around a tree. So I

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go to untangle her and off she takes parallel to the second leg of our track. At this point the judges reappear at a distance (nice of them to stay back since we are SO distracted and SO being a blond, hmm must get that from her mother!) and I am wondering if we are ever going to get to an article, just then she stops at a black thing, which I approach and hold up for the judges to see the black patent leather shoe, “GOOD girl, find me another.” We went a bit further and turned again, still moving at a snails pace, my arms were getting tired trying to hold the line up so it wouldn’t get wet, another hundred yards or so and she turns again, this time we are facing a hill that hasn’t had the sun on it and the snow is deep. Vegas had to climb the hill by hopping foot step to foot step and about half way up she stopped at another black thing, this time it was a sock, “GOOD GIRL, find me another.” She continued up the hill and turned right, heading for a street. In the distance, I can hear a car speeding down a road, so I am looking around to see if someone is stopping traffic or what, not a soul was to be seen and Vegas was heading for the road. About this time she pops onto the road and the car (a black Mercedes) comes barreling around a corner and slams on her brakes. To this interloper we have to stop AND bark at the car, “Vegas! Leave the car alone, find me another.” She continues across the road and up the bank, skirting some tall reeds, still going straight. At this time the judges come across the road and have invaded her space, so we had to turn side ways, raise our hackles, posture, and bark at them, “VEGAS, LEAVE IT AND FIND ME ANOTHER!” To this she turns around and continues down the reeds for what feels like forever and eventually I can see the parking lot we first stopped at, at that moment she stops and turns and sits, “OH GOOD GIRL!!” I picked up the glove and showed it to the judges, then picked her up and walked back to them. The gallery, who had been waiting and couldn’t really see anything but me pick up the dog and turn back to the judges, thought she quit and everyone left. Pessimism must be running rampant, because when I called her co-owner, her first thing was “That was too quick, what happened?” Silly mom, no faith in the spotted dog, I said, “Vegas is one step closer to that triple champion!” To which the line was dead silence. So TDX down, all our Rally titles, and a CD, now onto VST. What better place to take a distracted dog then a nighttime VST. So we took a 1000-mile trip to Chicago to enter GABOC’s June VST test. This time I didn’t tell Cindi I had entered Vegas, she just knew Charlie and I were going and wherever Charlie goes, so does his mini-me. I told Cindi we were draw 7 and if we passed I was waking her up and to be prepared… What she wasn’t prepared for was the call, “Cindi – You now own a triple champion.” Again dead silence was on the other line. Apparently she

woke up enough to realize I had entered Vegas. When we pulled up to the site for the 2nd-to-last track of the day, it was at the far end of campus; it dark and we were facing some woods. The judges pulled up and said are you ready, and I said “As ready as we will ever be” and off into the woods we all went. I reminded them, jokingly that this was VST, not TDX, and we walked through the woods into a big open field facing back into campus. It was a cool night, not a lot of breeze and we struggled to find the start flag. I had a headlamp on and a hand held flash light so we eventually got to the start and I sat Vegas down and told her to “Find me another.” Off towards campus and across a bridge we motored at a good clip. Once we hit the sidewalk we followed the arch around to a bench were Vegas stopped on a crack and put her nose down. Then on she went past the 1st building and turned right to go between them. At the top of this hill was a loading dock and she looked left and right and went motoring off to the left, in the distance in the dark I could see something on the ground and Vegas promptly sat at a leather glove. “Good girl, find me another”. She continued behind the building and out to a bare patch, where I swear we spent the next 30 minutes. I don’t know what was under that but she would not leave it alone. I re-scented, reminded, reinforced that she needed to move, and had half-a-mind to turn and yell at the judges “What gives?!” when we finally moved past the spot onto the sidewalk. At this time we turned left again and proceeded down the stairs. Let me tell you about uneven stairs in the dead of the night. I didn’t watch a thing Vegas did; all I did was concentrate on not falling on my face and squishing my dog! At the bottom of the stairs we casted left and right and moved over to check out a drain, but since the track had just come left I waited for her to straighten out and then it was like a dog on rails. She pulled so quickly down the sidewalk and into the parking lot, in the distance the gallery cars watched our progress, and up ahead of us was another dark blob, to which Vegas stopped at and sat. Good Girl. I walk up to it, thinking, “Great only 1 more article to go” and as I approach, the article has a #4 taped to it... I picked it up and everyone screamed, and I turned to the judges and said, “Where the hell is my metal article?!”(somehow it had disappeared during the aging of the track) – Which brings us back to where we started and me telling Cindi she now owned a triple champion. So what is our next adventure? Maybe a little agility, earthdog, more obedience, and you better believe Tracking Invitational – here we come!!

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Some Words for Blue Almost sixteen years has come to this It’s time to say good-bye On the eve of Christmas There’s never a right time To wipe the tears from our eyes Accepting your fate With patience and grace A calming resolve From a little black and tan dog With a heart so big No longer beating strong Vibrant and content

Nova’s Black Blueberry, CD, NJP February 6, 1996 – December 25, 2011

All too quickly gone Your time with us has now come to pass A celestial journey forever awaits

“Blueberry”

As we part These words are left Your epitaph is etched: Nova’s Black Blueberry The Brightest Star in the Moon-Lit Sky

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It was a good year for our “Gillian” kids! 8 year old “Jewel”, owned and handled by Andi Baltes, took an Absolute win with a 70 dog entry at the Minnesota Dachshund Club Field Trial in October. “Lazer” not only took BOB in March at the Badger Dachshund Club Show, but finished his Grand Championship in January, breeder/owner handled. Thank you judges for honoring our dogs with these wins!

Ch. Wyndcrest The Midas Touch X Ch. Chazlyn’s Guessing Game SL, ROMX

Chazlyn Dachshunds Siren, WI 54872 Chazlyn@sirentel.net 715-349-2566

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MBIS, MBISS DC Solo’s Premiere SL, ROMO X Ch. Chazlyn’s Guessing Game SL, ROMX

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(Ch. Treis Pinheiros Calgary SW X Ch. J’s Lady Bug’s Baby Bug)

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What a way to start the New Year. Thank you so much Judge Pam Peat and Judge David Peat for these great wins. Owner/Breeder: Sharon B. Johnson Tested clear on MPS III Co-Owner/Handler Liz Heywood

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(Ch. Old Hanover’s Mr. President ML X Ch. Galewinns Kaycees Cowgirl Up ML)

We were so pleased with Baron’s win at Eukanuba in Florida. He received the Frist Award of Merit and Best Bred-By award. He just turned 2 years old and we sure have fun with this youngster. Stay turned for his future successes... Ch. Kaycees Galewinns Puckup Up MLD “Sasha” has been bred to MBISS Ch. Wagsmore Captivating ML ROMX “Tommy”. Puppies due January 21st. Ultrsound showed that Sasha has a full load and we are thrilled, inquiries welcome.

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Ch. None Such Last Hurrah SW X BISS Ch. Don’t Mess with Texas W. Owner/handler

Dani is shown at 10 months of age just starting her show career. Thanks to the judges that have appreciated her.

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Lynn Cope

Jeric’s Kennels www.jerics-dachshund.com


Beagling Terminology 101 by Joe West of Troy Hill Beagles

As you might know, the dachshund field trials were modeled upon the beagle trials. Beagling is a sport rich in tradition and with its own language. I thought you might, dear readers, be interested in a presentation of beagling terminology which helps to describe doggy behaviors at field trials. There are many terms in here which you will recognize, and some which were new to me but I found useful. A huge thank you to Joe West who compiled this great little lexicon, and who gave us gracious permission to reprint this here and to be available for any questions. Contributed by Claire Mancha Account for: When killed or run to earth, the rabbit is said to be accounted for. All Age: Hounds of any age. Anchor: When a hound reaches a point in the line of scent but cannot continue, so stays put but continues to bark. Anchored: Unable to move ahead on line. Anchor Hounds: One that holds a pack at checks. ARHA: American Rabbit Hound Association. Babbler: A hound that opens when not on the trail. Back Track: Tracking in the direction game came from instead of the direction in which it went. Bawler or Bawl Mouth: Hound tonguing with long drawn note. Blank: A cover or section of the country is blank or drawn blank when no rabbit is found in it. A day when hounds do not start a rabbit is called blank. Blooded: When hounds kill their quarry, they are said to have been blooded; the young or inexperienced hunter is blooded by anointing him with rabbit blood at his first kill. Bouncer: Hound that jumps to sight game while chasing. Brace: Two hounds running together. Brace mates: Competing hounds in a brace. Brag Dog: The best hound one owns. Buck: Male rabbit or hare. Bump (or Nick): A term used to describe the act of shocking a hound with a short burst from a shocking collar. Burrow: The underground home of rabbits. Burst: Any fast part of a run, generally the first part (as in “A burst of speed.”). Carry a line: Hounds following scent well are “carrying a line”. Catch’em (or Catch’em Up): A term used to signify that a Judge command signifying they are finished with brace.

Cast: A group of dogs in a field trial. Circle: The swing or circle hounds make to recover line. Challenge: Hound to open first on scent challenges. Champion: A hound which has won the required points for championship honors. Change: To leave one line for another. (switching trails) Check: A temporary loss of line. Failure to get scent ahead. Cheer: Any hunting cry to encourage hounds. Chopper or Chop Mouth: Hound that tongues in short chopped note. Circle: Returning game to starting place. Claim: Declaring line by opening. Clean Hound: One without faults Close Hound: Staying on line and at checks closely. One which stays close to the line of scent, particularly under difficult trailing conditions. Coarse: Voice of poor quality. Cold (line): The faint scent when minutes or hours old according to scenting conditions. Line of scent difficult to follow because it is old or because of poor trailing conditions. Cold Trailing: Opening on old scent usually made the previous night or hours earlier. Conditions: Refers to the aspects of territory to be hunted. Couple: Refers to two hounds; as "a brace" in a brace trial, or in counting the size of a pack of hounds. For example five and one half couple, meaning eleven hounds. Coupled: In formal pack hunting when two hounds are tied together with a coupler for training or exercising. Couples: Swivel-snap fasteners coupling hounds together. Course: To chase by sight and not by scent. Course: Territory trial hounds are hunted over. Covert (Cover): A wood, thicket, or place sheltering game. Crash: When the pack gives tongue together after starting game. Cry (Voice, Tongue): The note a hound throws when trailing or running scent. Different from the bark of common dogs, and varies materially at different phases of the chase. Cut and Slash: Swinging and Swaying, Weaving across line, skirting, over running, thus making unnecessary checks. Den: The home of game, usually hollow trees, logs or burrows. Den Bark: The peculiar cry of hounds when game is run to earth. Determination: To keep on trying. Died: The hounds have died on the line when at a loss. Doe: Female rabbit or hare. “Dog”: Used when speaking of a hound in a derogatory manner, but always in italics. Double: When game turns back and runs over its first course. Drag: An artificial line laid for hounds. Drag Hounds: Hounds used to hunt artificial scent. Draw: To search a designated cover. Drawing: Selection of hounds to run together in a field trial. Drifter: Aimless casting at checks without method. Driving: Fast running on scent. Dropped: Hounds eliminated from any series. Dwelling: The unnecessary lingering of hounds on scent. Earth: The burrow appropriated by rabbits for safety. Entry: At field trials. Hounds entered in a class. Experts: Those Beaglers who have had enough all-around experience with Beagles to qualify as advisors. Faddist: A Beagler who follows the lead of others who wish to change the traditional style or characteristics of a beagle. Fault: Poor technique, or poor conformation. Faulty: A hound which exhibits poor technique is said to be faulty. Feathering: Moving the stern from side to side with liveliness, indicating

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FLASH!

SALI BNIJ S &D

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February 2012

(Ch. Dynadaux Honky Tonk Redneck Song MS x Multi For/Am Ch Magik Rainbow Harmony-IMP Russia)

A special thank you to the breeder judges for Specialty BOV wins in 2011 Frances (Cookie) Roush (BISS), Frances Colonna, Lisa Young (BISS), Cheri Faust, Emma Jean Stephenson(BISS) and Carol Spritzer.

Thank you to all the judges that rewarded Dino in 2011. Thank you also to the fancy for all your support of this exciting young dog. Owners Pamela Spencer Brenda Claxton Bobby Sandoval

*Breed Standings at 12/31/11

Last but not least, thank you to all the participants of Team Dino. Owner/Breeder Handled by Dynadaux (reg) • Cyndy Senff Tonia Holibaugh Del Valle, TX Also handled by 512-247-2152 • www.dynadaux.com Breeder Cyndy Senff

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Beagling Terminology continued from page 42 the hound has found interesting scent, but not in sufficient quantity to speak to it. Field: Those, other than master and hunt staff, who follow the hounds. Spectators at trials. Find: When hounds first smell scent of quarry, and open on it, they have made a find. Finished: Gained championship. Flier: Fast, hard running hound. Flighty: Uncertain, changeable; applies to both scent and hounds. Foiled: When the ground has been much traversed by cattle, sheep, horses, people, hounds, etc., it is said to be foiled or fouled. Foot: A term designating speed. Form: A rabbit’s seat or bed. Squat. Formal Pack: Refers to a manner of hunting when the traditional Master of Hounds, Huntsman, two or more whippers-in manages the pack of hounds. Fresh Trail: One made recently. Full Cry: The chorus of music from the pack. Hounds generally give their best cry at full speed. Fully Broke: Refers to a mature, well trained hound. Futurity: Hounds nominated for special stake, usually the year following derby age. Gallery: Field trial spectators. Gap: Break or place omitted in trailing or driving line. Break in line of scent. Gears: A hound is said to have “Gears” when it hunts at the appropriate speed based on scenting conditions. Giving Tongue: Hounds voice, cry or note when running line. Speak to the line, open on a line of scent. Term used to describe hounds use of voice when running on trail. Gone Away: When the rabbit is found and the pack goes away at a fast rate. Gone In: Gone to hole. Gone to ground: When the rabbit has gone into an underground shelter. Gyp: A term that means the same as bitch. Also spelled “Jip”. Handle: To manage or control. The general term used to describe training, or the supervision of one or more hounds at some type of exhibition. Handler: Person in charge of a hound. Hare Hounds: Hounds used and bred primarily for running hare. Hare Stakes: Class for packs: Usually all hounds compete together. Hark: Command for hounds to join a speaking hound. Listen, as one hound listening to determine if one hound that has opened has a strong line of scent. Also the act of one hound going to another to honor its find. Hark Forward: A Huntsman's cheer to encourage his hounds to work forward. Harking In: Joining hound declaring line. Headed: When the rabbit is turned back. Heads Up: When hounds searching for scent raise their heads from the ground. Heat: The contest between a brace. Heavy Voice: Voice that is loud and carries well. Heeler: Hound following at heel - poor searcher. High Hound: One scored highest by judges - first hound called in second series. Hit Off: To recover the line of scent at a check. Hoick (Yoick): A Cheer to hounds. Hold Hard: A warning to followers to stop and not press hounds closely. Hole: Termination of a heat where rabbit has gone to earth. Honed: Workout for hounds before stake. Honest: A hound without faults is called honest. Honey Hole: top-notch rabbit hunting spot. Honor a line: Tonguing the line of a known quarry, usually verifying a pack mate's note. Hunting sense: Style or method shown in searching and trailing. Intractable: Not easily managed; Hard-headed.

Jumped: When hounds working a line slowly, suddenly make away at full speed, the game is said to have been jumped. Jump Hound or Jump Dog: Any hound with an unusually strong ability to find and jump rabbits. Jumping: An expression for starting rabbits. Kennel Blind: Unable to see the faults in one's own hounds. Unable to see the merits in the hounds of others. Kill: Game caught by hounds. Late Starter: Any hound which is slower to get “started”, but eventually becomes a good to excellent hunting hound. Lay on: Start hounds on scent. Lead Dog: The hound in front of a running pack. Sometimes used to describe someone's best hound. Lift: To take hounds from lost or faint scent to try the line further on. Light Hound: One whose voice is not as loud as the average hound. Line: The track or trail of the quarry indicated by its scent. Line Stealer: Hound which runs from check until he is well ahead of pack mates before giving tongue. Line Straddler: A hound which sticks close to the line. Looper: Hound making looping casts or swings. Loss: When hounds cannot move on the line they are at a loss. LP: Large Pack type field trial run on hare or rabbit. LPH: Large Pack on Hare. A class of hounds run on hare according to AKC rules. Machine Gun: Fast chopping voice. Marked Line: Place on trail where game is sighted. Make Up: Refers to the entire hound, all physical and mental characteristics. Man-shy: Any hound afraid of, or hostile towards people. Often being normal towards some one or two people they know very well. Marking Hole: Term used to describe hounds digging and/or barking where rabbit went to ground. Marshal: Officials who carry out judges and field trial committees orders at trials. Mask: The rabbits head. Meet: The gathering place for a hunt. Mouthy: Tonguing unnecessarily off line. Mouthing: Tonguing on scent. Mute: A hound following the line silently. Mute Runner: A hound that runs but does not open on a line of scent. Nick (or Bump): A term used to describe the act of shocking a hound with a short burst from a shocking collar. Noisy (or loud): Tonguing superfluously or when not making headway. Mouthy. Nose: Scenting Ability. Off Game: Any wild thing not considered legitimate game for beagles. Open: Speaking on line. Giving tongue: Term used to describe hounds first indicating by use of his voice that he has scented rabbit on a new line. Opens: When the hound speaks to the line of scent. Barks. Over handling: Simply not letting a young hound have time to learn from experience, or interfering with any hound when it is obviously working with a purpose in mind. Overrun: When the hounds do not check or stop when they no longer scent the line they have overrun. Run beyond check or beyond point where scent is discernible. Pack: Three or more hounds hunted together. Pack Sense: Term used to describe ability of hounds to run well together. Picker: Hound which follows trail slowly and methodically. Potential: The inherent ability of any individual beagle, needing only time and exposure to rabbits, plus proper handling to develop. Pottering, Potterer, Pottering hound: One which dwells on scent without making progress. Push: Crowding game by staying close up to it. Puss: English expression for hare. Put in: Put to hole. Quarry: The hunted animal Quiet: Insufficient tongue on line. Quiet Hound: One which does not give sufficient tongue on line; well behaved.

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“Handsome� is pictured going Winners Dog, Best of Winners and Best of Variety over 2 specials from the puppy class for a 4 Point Major under Breeder Judge Monica Canestrini at the Mississippi Dachshund Specialty. He now has 10 points with one major.

Owner/Breeder/ Handler: Joyce Warren

Joy-Den Kennel http://joydens.com

Sire: Ch. Joy-Dens Mirror-Image SS Dam: Ch. Joy-Dens Jolene-Jolene SS

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MBISS Grand Champion

Lucene’s Windsor Ch. Lucene’s Friendly Fireman X Ch. Laddland Crown Jewel Of Lucene

Owner Handled by Bob & Ann Wlodkowski Breeder: Lucene’s Dachshunds, Jeanine Sudinski & Mechelle Stall Dachshund Club of America

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Ch. Sleepy Hollow ’s Terminator L.

Buster

Dachshund Fanciers of Virginia WD, BW, Best BBE Judge Scott Deans North Atlanta Hound Association WD, BW, BBE Judge Barbara Dempsey Alderman DC of Metropolitan Atlanta WD (New Champion) Judge Connie Fisher

GCh. Briardachs Rock Star X Sleepy Hollow’s Robed in Red L. Bob & Ann Wlodkowski Rslepyholo@aol.com

Ch. Sleepy Hollow ’s By Design L.

Amanda

Terminators Littermate Forsyth Kennel Club BW, BBE, BOS over Specials (Major), BBE-Group 4 Judge Barbara Pepper Midwest Dachshund Club WB Judge Jan Schirmer DCA Parent Specialty WB, BW, BOS to BOB (over specials) Judge Betsy Deans Watch for their littermates this year: Sleepy Hollow’s Caboose L. (Bud), major pointed, pictured in the Autumn 2011 DCA Newsletter Sleepy Hollow’s Sensation L. (Nibbler) Sleepy Hollow’s Carolina Belle L. (Belle) Dachshund Club of America

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January, 2012

Ms. Cathy Sorenson Oak Harbor, WA

Dear Cathy, The Dachshund Club of America Board of Directors would like to extend our sincere appreciation to you for your many contributions while you served on the Board. We enjoyed your enthusiasm, helpfulness and good humor, and we always valued your perspective on the different issues that came before the Board. We understand and respect your decision not to run for re-election, but want you to know that you will be missed. Best wishes to you in the New Year.

Sincerely,

The Dachshund Club of America Officers and Directors

______________________________________________ Cheryl Shultz, Corresponding Secretary ♌ 3817 Seven Oaks Drive, Corona, CA 92881 Phone: 1-951-279-8252 ♌ Email: cherevee@sbcglobal.net

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Ch. Diagram Have Gun Will Travl SS X Ch. Georgia Dachs Celeste Of Tally Dox

Topaz was bred by Jerry Cerasini, Roger Brown and Suzanne Steele. She is owned by Walter Cunningham, Jerry Cerasini and Roger Brown. Shown to her Best of Opposite win at Eukanuba by Jerry, Topaz will be shown this coming year by Marietta Singleton. Thank you Judge Dr. Tamas Jakkel for this honor.

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BISS, Ch. Raydachs Great Balls Of Fire ROMX x Ch. Gleishorbach Whistler’s Heidi

Much thanks to Breeder/Judges Dr. Ronald Spritzer and Mrs. Carol Spritzer for these very exciting wins in Oklahoma.

Cinders wins BOV at the Eukanuba National Championship and made the cut in the large group of hounds. Thank you very much Breeder/Judge Dr. Tamas Jakkel.

kes Cinders traoup 1 Hound Gt a ter!! s n i m t s e W

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BISS, Ch. Raydachs Great Balls Of Fire, ROMX x Ch. Raydachs Tumbling Dice

Thank you very much Breeder/Judge Carol Spritzer for this exciting win and Best Bred By In Show. Ruby finished with 4 majors and 2 Best In Sweepstakes wins at 71⁄2 months old. Her sire “Louie” does it again – produced another winner! Ruby hopes to follow in her half sister’s (Cinders) footsteps when she grows up. Dachshund Club of America

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Breeders: Phyllis Arnold & Shirley Ray

Owners: Shirley Ray


SEL-D GCh. Dynadaux Redneck Fancy Boy MS C. Senff, P. Spencer, B. Claxton B. Sandoval WD Joy-Dens Picture Perfect SS BOW Joyce Warren RWD Aviance’s Theodoros SS L. Rodgers, J. Contoupe WB Dynadaux She Got That Thang MS Cyndy Senff RWB Duchwood’s Little Miss Primadonna MS Sandy Russell

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Dachshund Club of St. Louis, Inc December 2, 2011 Sweepstakes Judge: Maria Wild Sweeps Entry Numbers For Each Coat: 4 Longhair, 1 Smooth, 3 Wirehair Best In Sweepstakes: Longfellow’s Colette MW Betty C Potts. Best Of Opposite In Sweepstakes: Ger’s Under The Boardwalk Geraldine Snyder & Sandra Shaw Breed Judge: Gretchen Bernardi LONGHAIR Obsessions Calvin Klein Carla A. and Keith J. Huskey. WB Stonerivers Society Page ML BOW Dr. Shan Jumper and Michael Cassello BOV GCh. Hundeleben Queen’s Armada SL Carlos J. Puig BOS Ch. Obsession’s I’ll Take Your Heart SL JE Deneice L. Van Hook DVM SEL-D Ch. Andromedachs New Moon Carla & Keith Huskey & Grace Witt WD

GCh. Erindachs Nora W Neal Glaser & Karen Simmons & Shirley Ray BOS GCh. Dixiedachs Absolutely Fearless V Aus-Bar Diane & Jim Faulkner SEL-D GCh. Raydachs Jerry McWire V Novami SW Dr. Shan Jumper & Neal G. Glaser SEL-B Ch. Eastwinds Darcy Girl MW Robert M. Boerner & Kaye Atkinson

WIREHAIR WD FC Von Schatten’s Guardian Of The Pillars Shawn M. Nies WB Seaclipp Lifeboat For Creekridge MW BOW Georgianne Covey & Sherry Frostman

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GCh. DC Dachaven Maverick O’Siddach L Alan and Paula James Ch. Dachshire Follow Me Boys SL Cheryl Snedaker-Sims LONGHAIR GCh. DC Dachaven Maverick O’Siddach L Alan and Paula James Ch. Dachshire Follow Me Boys SL Cheryl Snedaker-Sims GCh. CH Rose Farm’s Red Rum ML Val Diker Saquish Sky’s The Limit SL R. Porter, M. Porter Dachshire You Got Me Nantucket SL Cheryl Snedaker-Sims, R. Weinman Our Gang’s Star Quality ML J. Vigliotti, N. Prouty Tarabon American Woman C. McKenney

SMOOTH BOV FC Glendefir’s Journey To BOW Harmony Hill WB J. Horskin, S. Horskin BOS Magnolias Optimus Prime At WD Phaven MS L. Topham SEL-B Ch. Magnolia’s It’s Tina’s Turn At Paradise MS H. Paradise Best of Winners FC RWD Midachs Dancin Derek MSD S. Michael Winners Bitch FC RWB Doxliebe Pink Tourmaline J. Siegel, J. Siegel WIREHAIR Ch. Willowood’s With A Twist I. Frank, D. Malony BOS Ch. Willowood Clara Bow SW S. Porter, D. Maloney WD Tarabon Willowood Man With The BOW Golden Gun C. McKenney BOV

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WIREHAIR (30 Ent - 15d - 15b) GCh. Kadell’s Smart ‘N Pretty W L. Reynolds, C. Cahill, J. Cahill BOS GCh. Dprado Perfectly Stirred At The Bar M. Bedowitz SEL-D DC Woodwyn Independence MW S. Goodman SEL-B Ch. Dachsbauer Daisy Cantica W Manorie L. Sterling, M. Brooks BOV

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Beagling Terminology continued from page 44 Rabbit Dog: A mature Beagle, good to excellent at his job of hunting rabbits. Rabbit earth: A burrow in which game goes for shelter. Racing: Hounds trying to lead by foot work instead of nose work. Range: Scope of searching. Rate: To chastise hounds by whip or word. Reach: Leaving check too far or omitting part of a line. Also casting out farther from a check area when no scent is found close. Re-cast: Fresh start in a pack stake. Riot: When hounds run anything but legitimate quarry. Rough: A hound overly competitive by over running, swinging, leaving gaps is termed rough. Routing: Starting or jumping game. Run: The chase of the rabbit from start to finish. Run in: Getting a hound in with a running hound. Running Gear: Feet and legs, with required muscles etc. to operate properly. Running Heel: Back tracking. Run Out: When a hound fails to stay with pack mates. Run out of rabbit: To lose line of scent. Run too much rabbit: An expression used by brace trial people to indicate a hound which was too fast for their use. Scoring: Standing awarded by judges at trials. Also when the whole pack opens on a scent the hounds are said to be scoring. Scut: Tail of a hare. Second series: Judges’ selections after running of all starters in the first series at trials. Second series hounds are best performers selected after first series. Settle: When a find is made by one or more hounds and others coming from different directions join in on the line the pack is said to settle. Sight Chase: Running game by sight instead of by scent. Sinking: descriptive of nearly beaten game. Skirter: A hound jealously running wide of the pack. Slash: see cut and slash. Slasher: A hound that runs too fast to stay on line. Sound: Refers to a hound that is healthy and has no deformities to cause lameness. Speak: To cry or open when on scent. Specialist: refers to a hound which is very good at one portion of his field duties but is poor at other portions of them. Split: Hounds dividing on different lines. Squaller or Squall Mouth: Hound with a lighter, faster, crying bawl note. Squat: Ground form or lair of rabbit; or rabbit in hiding. Stake: Field trial class.

Stamina: Enduring strength. Start: To find or strike game. Started: Meaning that a young hound knows what a rabbit is and can give a fair accounting in the field. Starters: Hounds actually competing after entry. Straight way of going: When the hound moves forward in a straight line without swinging its legs in an arc. Refers to proper hound movement. Stranger Shy: A hound who is very friendly with people he knows well, but shy around strangers. Streaming: Going across open country at full pace and cry. Strike: To find and start game. Strike hounds: Those which find game readily. Swing: Cast about in an attempt to recover the line of scent at a check. Tail Hounds: Those at rear of the pack. Tallyho or Tally Ho: The cheer announcing that a rabbit or hare is sighted. Tight mouthed: Lack of sufficient tongue on the line. Tongue: see cry. Teenager: Refers to a young hound from just started to around 18 months of age. Trash: Any wild thing not considered legitimate game for Beagles. Trash-proof: A Beagle than will only track and tongue after its intended game: rabbit and hare. Tree Bark: Tonguing when game is treed. Treed: Putting game in a hollow tree. Trials: A gathering where hounds are run against each other and judged by rules. Turned: When game changes direction, usually from interference, it has been turned. Up: jumped game is up and running. Viewed away: When the quarry is seen to go away. Voice: See cry Wailing Voice: Crying drawn note, lighter or higher, finer than a bawl or squall. Walkie-Talkie: A hound that is very slow but barks a lot. Typical of brace type hounds.

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Weaving: Working back and forth, from side to side, on line. Well Started: Description of a hound that has had enough experience on game to enjoy hunting with, but needs more experience to reach its peak as a first class hound. Whipper-in: Huntsman’s assistant in hunting pack. Whipping Line: Running back and forth across line instead of following straight. Wide: Hound running over at turns and checks is said to be running wide. Wild: Wide, unmanageable; disobedient hound. Wind Splitter: A fast and furious driving hound. Usually not vary faithful to the line of scent and over runs a lot. Workable: A line of scent that hounds are able to make

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Continued from page 53 These are just for fun: Lightly started – means it was put in a training pen a few times and rabbits ran by it but the dog did nothing. Started – means that the dog has run a couple of rabbits but runs deer like a pro. Will refuse a deer – means will run the hair off of a fox and house cat. Tons of hunt – means you will turn the dog out, it will immediately run three ridges over, out of range of your shock collar. You may never see the dog again. No extra mouth – means the dog won’t bark. Squall mouth – means the dog will only bark if you step on it or close its tail in the dog box. Bawl mouth – means the dog howls in the kennel all night. Kennel Reduction – wife says I have too many dogs and will leave me if I don’t sell some. Selling Out – wife already left me because I wouldn’t sell dogs, now I have to sell to pay lawyer (he won’t take dogs on trade.) Linebred – means my old best rabbit dog bred one of his pups in the dog box. Free puppies – Neighbor’s dog dug into my beagle pen and bred my best gyp. Rabbit dog deluxe – I’ve tried to give this dog to everyone I know and no one would take her. She cold trails and is slow. Some conformation faults – So ugly you can only run at night because you will be made fun of. Superb gun dog, trial dog, extra foot, no extra mouth, superb line control, and handles great $150 – means the seller is a liar. Looking for superb gun dog, with extra foot, no extra mouth, superb line control – Means he wants to buy the best but hasn’t realized yet that he isn’t going to find that type of dog for $150. Pup out of [insert old famous dog here] x [insert old famous dog here] – means that he was told that is what the dog was out of, but neither dog shows up on an 8-generation pedigree. The dog checks in frequently to see where you are – really means it never leaves your feet and you trip over it all day. A little shy – means you play hell to dig it out of the box and when you do it either bites you or heads off for high timber never to be caught again once its feet hit the ground. May go over 15 inches – means closer to twenty and a throwback to its bluetick or walker roots. Overheard at field trials • If I could teach this hound to read his pedigree, he’d know how good he’s supposed to be. • My dog was putting on a rabbit runnin’ clinic free of charge. • _______________ is a hard core rabbit dog. Every turd he has ever pooped has been full of rabbit hair. • My pack is the best but it’s at making an easy job look hard! • I put my dogs in the trial to make yours look better. • I’m selling you the best dog I ever owned ‘cause I’m changing bloodlines. • He can run a rabbit like he’s tied to it. • He ain’t mouthy; the rest of the pack is just tight mouthed. • He ain’t mouthy; he just has a big nose. • You have to be smarter than the dog to teach him anything. • A man’s ego is a helluva weight for a little hound to have to carry. • The pack is running so fast that the rabbit is in 3rd. • There ain’t but one person that has to like a dog and that’s the person that buys its food and scoops up his $^#%. The source for most of these are from The American Beagler or ESPO Magazine message boards. Thank you Joe! Joe can be reached at joe12180@gmail.com. He lives in Troy, NY. !

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Breed Judge: David B. Swartwood RWB Total Entry Per Coat: 49 longs, 27 smooths, 34 wires LONGHAIR WD JT’S Kaycees Phoeniz Of Tam-Boer BOW Lena S. Tamboer WB Karefor Red Thistle Glamour Girl MLD Kathleen & William Rollins BOV GCH. Insight’s No Bias No Bull Rebecca Haag & Cynthia Geiser BOS GCh./DC Dachaven Maverick O’Siddachs Alan & Paula James SEL-D GCH Jarbsy’s Born To Hand Jive Sandy & Sydney Arnold SEL-B GCh. Hunderbar Ditch Witch SL Amber Leonard SMOOTH WD Lupshire Kochana Sir Johann Wolfgang Betty J. Lupton WB Turningpt Cass Edge BOW Dr. Randy Eltringham & Capt. Pete Eltringham BOV GCh. Dynadaux Redneck Fancy Boy MS Cyndy Senff & Pamela Spencer & Brenda Claxton & Bobby Sandoval BOS GCh. Bessdach Electric Martini Marina Renee Lara & Betty Jeffery SEL-D GCh. Duke Of Black Reign Patrick Meyer SEL-B Ch. Brownwood Topaz SS Walter Cunningham & J Cerasini & Roger Brown WIREHAIR WD Raydachs Ride My Ducati SW BOW Shirley Ray WB Legibach Always On My Mind SW Gina L Middings & Pat Leone BOV GCh. Tarlyn’s Line Leader MW Sandra & Tara Krieger BOS GCh. Raydachs Playing With Fire V Gleishorbach Shirley Ray, Maria & James Sakoda SEL-D GCh. Daybreak’s Awesome Image W Deborah R Krieg SEL-B DC Siddachs Carmen MW John Merriman BOB

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LONGHAIR Judge: Mr. David Bolus GCh. Briardach’s Rock Star Monika and Paul Martin & S. Bennett & P. Chapman GCh. Serenity’s Affair Royale RN Wendy Snyder & Brett G. Snyder Dachshire You Got Me Nantucket SL Cheryl Snedaker-Sims & Rhoda Weinman Telkel Hide The Body SL Sophie Tremblay & Lyne Tremblay Kerrybrook Vintage Style MLD Susan M. Jones & Johnny L. Jones Tarabon American Woman Carol J. Mckenney GCh. Insight’s No Bias No Bull Rebecca Haag & Cynthia Geiser GCh. Hundeleben Queen’s Armada SL Carlos J. Puig & Kaileigh Gonzalez WIREHAIR Judge: Mr. Luis F. Sosa GCh. Raydachs Playing With Fire V Gleishorbach SW Shirley Ray & Maria Sakoda & James Sakoda GCh. Daybreak’s Awesome Image W Deborah Krieg Legibach Captain Crunch SW Gina L. Middings & Pat Leone Raydachs Ride My Ducati SW Shirley Ray Raydachs Royal Fireworks SW Sandra Alexander Dollidachs Stonebay Against All Odds Kandice Kostic & Amy Penuel Legibach Always On My Mind SW Gina L. Middings & Pat Leone GCh. Krisaire Del Prado’s Strawberry Fields MW Ann C. Bischel SMOOTH Mrs. Jeanine A. Sudinski GCh. Brownwood Legacy V Laddland SS W. Cunningham & R. Brown & J. Cerasini GCh. Bessdach Electric Martini Marina Renee Lara DVM & Betty Jeffery Landmark US Prime Barbara Butterworth Kochana’s Celebration Of Hacienda Diane Poranski Turningpt Cass Edge Dr. Randy & Capt. Pete Eltringham Landmark Lollipop Barbara Butterworth Ch. Barkerville Angel Eyes Ted Brunner & Karen Brunner GCh. Grandgables Wee Mr. Red Thorn Guy Jeavons & Kyle Sibinovic & Mark McMillan

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DCA LEGISLATIVE REPORT JANUARY 2012

A large number of state General Assemblies are in Session at this time. I strongly urge you to monitor closely any animal legislation that is introduced in your state legislature. You can go to your state Legislature website where you will be able to do a search of Animal Legislation. It will list the legislation that has been introduced and the number of the bill. Bills that originate in the House of Representatives will usually be listed as HB with the bill number following; those in the Senate will be listed as SB with the bill number following. You can type in the bill designation and it will pull the bill up for you to look at. A word of caution, if a bill has had changes made to it in committee, or changes made to it going into committee, those changes will not be reflected in the online bill. On the Federal level, the bill generating the most attention is the Puppy Uniform Protection and Safety (PUPS) legislation. This bill was introduced last Spring, but has not been scheduled for a hearing. In the Senate the bill is S. 707 and in the House it is H.R. 835. It has been assigned to the Agriculture committee in each chamber. Most Senators, Representatives and staff do not have this bill on their radar at this time. To be blunt, they are focused on re-election more than anything else. If you want to go ahead and let them know you oppose this bill, I recommend something as follows: I do not recommend mailing a letter to your Senators and Representatives as it takes weeks for mail to be examined and forwarded to their offices. I would recommend a phone call and/or an e-mail. When you call, ask if you can speak to the staff member who handles animal or agriculture issues for the Representative or Congressman.

moving Our officials and their staff do not want to spend a great deal of time on a bill that isn't currently "doing anything" and we don't want to tie up their time with this before we need to do so. Frankly, we don't want to use up our "good will" in their office with their staff on any bill that isn't currently being looked at. If calling, and I would call and then send an e-mail with my letter attached, I would recommend something along the line of: “Hello, My name is _____________________ and I live in Congressman ________________________District (or Senator ________ State), and I wanted to talk with you about HR 835 (called the Pups) or S 707 if writing a Senator. This is a bill that is suppose to help protect dogs being bred in Commercial kennels, but in fact, as written could affect those who are breeding a few litters a year. It could particularly affect those whose hobby is showing and breeding their own dogs. There are a number of concerns with the bill and we would be happy to discuss the issues that are of a major concern to the Congressman’s constituents. We realize this bill is not moving at this time, but we wanted to ask Representative ________________________ or Senator ____________to seek out the opinion of his constituents if the bill starts to move and to oppose the bill as currently written. We appreciate Representative _______________________ and look forward to working with him and with his staff on this issue.

Your Name, Address, Phone Number, E-mail” Please let me know if you need any assistance with local or state issues. Also, if you have any questions concerning this article, please feel free to contact me.

PUPS BILL INFO (HR 835)

Gail LaBerge DCA Legislative Chair • outland@laberge.org

Please do not use the word urgent at this time as this bill isn't

Delegate’s Report to DCA Board December 2011 AKC Board Meeting submitted by Larry Sorenson Held in Orlando, FL This is the highlights of the Delegates’ Meeting; a complete set of Delegates’ Meeting Minutes is located at http://www.akc.org/pdfs/about/delegates_meeting/dec11.pdf I have a reply from AKC Registration on the subject of not publishing the names of the BOM on the website. It has been approved and is on the waiting list to be implemented by the IT Department. I believe it will be a while before it is completed. All the board candidate speeches for the seven individuals running for the board are in the complete minutes. Please go to the AKC website to review them.

2018. A number of factors were reviewed in substantiating the benefits of having a headquarters location in New York. Management will conduct a comprehensive review in 2016 of the feasibility of combining AKC’s two offices into one location as the current lease expires. Total revenues of $49.1 million for the first eleven months of 2011 were 61⁄2% lower than last year. The major sources of our revenues continued to be adversely impacted by a shrinking number of breeders, limited sponsorship and licensing opportunities and a dwindling number of affinity credit card holders spending less money. Successful ongoing cost containment efforts resulted in total year-to-date expenses being slightly less than theprevious year. This resulted in a year-to-date operating deficit of $4.4 million. However, our operations maintained a positive cash flow of $1.5 million during this period. This was due to certain expenses being of a non-cash nature, such as depreciation. A difficult stock market environment over the past few months of this year resulted in a year-to-date investment loss of $1.7 million. This represented a negative return of (minus) 2.1%. I have in bold the parts, I would like you to take interest in. LLS

Points of interest from the Delegates’ Meeting The Chair introduced Jim Stevens who presented the Chief Financial Officer’s report. A summary follows: Mr. Stevens provided an update on an article he had previously prepared for Perspectives in March 2008 on the need for AKC to retain a New York headquarters. The lease for the headquarters expires in

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WEAVES & RETRIEVES Resistance Is Futile…Or Is It? By Holly Deeds hat if you could turn a dachshund’s much-vaunted tendency to be stubborn into a training asset? What if you could take that predilection they have for digging in their heels into a positive training method? Too good to be true, you say? Well, think again: welcome to the wonderful world of opposition reflex, also known as resistance training. Opposition reflex is frequently used to teach a dog good stationary skills, whether it be a startline stay in agility, a reliable group stay in obedience, or even a confident stand on the table in the conformation ring. In all of these cases, you want your dog to stay in the position in which you have left him, and you want him to do that even when there are distractions or he might be nervous. You want him to fight to hold that position. Learning to put up that fight is what resistance training is all about. Resistance training can also be used for moving exercises like heeling and go-outs. You can start opposition reflex training with a young puppy or with a seasoned dog; age and previous experience are really irrelevant. If the dog has never had any previous resistance training, it’s probably best to start with teaching

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1, to hold him in place. Once the dog has accepted the premise that it’s supposed to stay seated while you’re pulling it forward, change the pressure on the leash to gently pull the dog to one side or the other, while moving the hand you have on the dog to support it against the new pressure direction. After the dog has been introduced to the idea that it is supposed to stay in position while you pull on the leash, start shifting the responsibility of holding the stay from your hand to the dog; increase the pressure on the leash and lighten the pressure of your other hand on the dog. You should keep your hand on the dog to remind him that he is supposed to stay, but you’re no longer giving him as much physical restraint as you were initially doing. If he doesn’t fight to hold the position, you’ve progressed too quickly and need to lighten your pressure on the leash and/or increase your pressure on the dog’s chest. Most dogs will grasp pretty quickly what they are expected to do, and they will hold that stay as you gradually increase the pressure on the leash. As soon as you feel that your dog is making the effort on his own to hold that stay,

Figure 1 the dog to stay in a seated position, since that is an easy position for the dog to maintain with a little effort. In the beginning stages of the training, you place the dog in the desired position and use one hand to hold it in that position while using the other hand to gently pull on the dog’s leash, attached to a buckle collar around the dog’s neck, in a very mild attempt to pull it out of the position. Start with very gentle pressure forward while using one hand to hold the dog’s chest, as shown in Figure

After the dog has the idea of staying in a seated position against the pressure of the leash, you can apply the same concept to other positions. With the “down” position, start by putting your left hand across the dog’s shoulders, as shown in Figure 2, and pulling straight up with the leash with your right hand. You may initially have to use a fair amount of downward pressure to keep your dog in the “down,” but soon your dog will be doing an imitation of dead weight at the end of the leash. Again, once you’ve shown the dog that he has to resist when you’re pulling upward on the leash, pull with the leash in a variety of directions to show the dog that he’s not allowed to move in any direction, not just upward. Progress, as with the sit, to the point that you don’t need to have your hand on the dog at all. The stand stay, whether it is encountered in traditional obedience, rally obedience, or the conformation ring, can be a big problem for a lot of dogs. Many small dogs have a tendency to “sink,” or sort of melt into the ground, as the judge approaches or the handler walks around them. Teaching them that they can fight to hold that stay is a way to build their confidence on

Figure 2 it’s time to completely remove your hand from him. When you first do that, exert gentle pressure on the leash and praise your dog lavishly, using the word you’ll be using for the command you’re teaching (for example, “good sit!”) as part of the praise for holding the position. When you see him really digging in, increase the leash pressure gradually, continuing to praise as the pressure is being applied. Remember to put pressure on the dog from a variety of directions. Dachshund Club of America

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this sometimes-intimidating exercise. Because a stand position is naturally less stable than is a sit or a down, it’s a good idea to have already taught the dog to use resistance on sit and/or down before trying it on the stand. Once the dog understands that a hand on the body and a leash pulling on its collar actually means “stay,” though, it’s easy to apply the concept to the stand. Start either with your dog on a table next to you or with you on the floor next to the dog; you


initially need to be on the same level as the dog. If you have a dog who is prone to sinking, cup your hand under the dog’s belly, as shown in Figure 3. That hand can keep your dog from moving forward and from either sitting or lying down. With your left hand supporting the dog, again use gentle pressure on the leash with your right hand to try to pull the dog forward from the stand stay. Because of the increased difficulty of holding a stay while in a stand, you may need to give significant support to your dog initially. As with the other positions, though, he will soon learn to lean back away from the pressure of the leash to securely hold his position. You should gently pull to the sides as well, and you can pull downward more strongly. In all cases, you should support the dog’s stay until he shows that he understands how to hold it himself. Once a dog understands he needs to hold the stay in whatever position you’ve placed him, you can stand up and apply the leash pressure at a greater distance. When I’m practicing stays with one of my dogs, for example, I’ll put her at the end of the leash and pull at a variety of angles, and each time she holds it correctly I’ll say “good stay” before moving on to another direction. I also do that when prepping the dog to do stays in the ring. With the moving stand, which is used in both rally and utility obedience, I walk with my dog in heel position, say “stay,” and keep moving while applying pressure to the leash to remind her that she is to stay at the location where I said the word. It’s a great way to get a dog to lock into position quickly. For the novice obedience stand and the rally stand in which you have to walk back around your dog to heel position, many dogs tend to

position, apply tension to the leash, and have the “judge” (your training partner) walk up to the dog. Keep tension on the leash as the “judge” does the examination, and the dog will know he’s to remain in position despite the person infringing on his personal space. To apply opposition reflex to the utility go-out, you need a dog who will work comfortably on a Flexi lead. Acclimating your dog to a Flexi is a whole other topic, but it’s worth doing to have it in your tool bag of training possibilities. For the

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dog who stops short in the ring but not in training, you can use the Flexi to cause the dog to stop short in training so you can then correct him. The Flexi itself provides some resistance to the dog’s movement forward, so he has to work harder to go toward the stanchion than he would without the Flexi, but you can also literally stop the dog with the Flexi as he’s going out. That

Figure 3 want to turn around to watch their handlers walk behind them. If the dog has been resistance trained, you can apply that to this problem. As you approach the dog, hold its leash taut and straight upward so he can’t move his head to follow your progress; this will remind him that he is to hold his position. Keep the leash straight above his head until you are back in heel position and end the exercise. You can also apply this to when the dog is being examined by the judge. Set the dog up in heel

ring at shows, so we hadn’t been able to correct it in practice. A friend suggested to me that I try resistance heeling with her and explained the concept to me; I took the idea back to my trainer and we implemented it into our training regimen. The difference it made in my dog’s heeling was astounding; she quickly went from lagging to staying in heel position, enabling her to earn OTCH points at all-breed trials. Here is how we did it: I had my dog on one collar and leash, and my trainer had her on another collar and leash. My collar and leash were situated higher on her neck than the trainer’s were (see Figure 4). We would start to heel, and the trainer would walk behind us; after we’d gone a little way, the trainer would start to gently put some pressure on her leash, trying to pull my dog out of heel position. Initially, my dog would fall back with the trainer’s pressure, so I was able to give her a leash correction. It took just a few corrections for her to figure out that she should pull forward when the trainer’s leash tried to pull her backward out of position, and she became a little sled dog, dragging the trainer forward with all of her might. We also worked her from other angles—from the side, from the front to try to get her to forge, and from angles around the Figure 8 exercise. It all clarified exactly what was expected from her, and she was not going to be “tricked” into making a mistake after that; the harder the trainer tried to pull her out of position, the more determined she was to stay where she was supposed to be. I would caution that this method was so effective with my first dog because she was a colossally stubborn and self-confident dog; we tried it later with my next dog, who is quite

Figure 4 gives you the chance to let the dog know that he made a mistake (even though you caused it) and that he needs to try harder to go all the way out next time. If your dog is not comfortable with a Flexi, you could accomplish the same thing with a long line. One of the most valuable applications I’ve found for resistance training was also the first one I learned: resistance heeling. I had a lagging problem with my Novice A dog when she got to upper-level classes; she would only do it in the Dachshund Club of America

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soft and biddable, and she always let the trainer pull her out of position without putting up a fight, even though she knew I’d correct her for it. No method is perfect for all dogs. That second dog learned her stationary skills from opposition reflex, though, and her stays have always been sublime. There are many applications of opposition reflex for training your dog; start with the basics and see how many other ways you can find to use it.!


Reprinted from the AKC Events website as of 2/23/12 Contact the secretaries of the events with any questions. Access the url below for all upcoming shows. http://www.akc.org/events/search/index.cfm

Houston Dachshund Club, Inc. March 16, 2012 Houston Farm & Ranch Club 1 Abercrombie Dr. Houston, TX

Louisville Dachshund Club March 17, 2012 Kentucky Fair & Exposition Center 937 Phillips Ln Louisville, KY Total Entry Limit: 100

Dallas-Ft Worth Dachshund Club March 23, 2012 Will Rogers Memorial Center Fort Worth, TX http://www.dfwdachshund.com

Cumberland Valley Dachshund Club March 31, 2012 Paducah Kennel Club Building 1325 Fisher Rd. Paducah, KY http://www.c-v-d-c.com

Cumberland Valley Dachshund Club April 1, 2012 Paducah Kennel Club Building 1325 Fisher Rd. Paducah, KY http://www.c-v-d-c.com

Dachshund Club of Metropolitan Atlanta April 17, 2012 Callaway Gardens GA Hwy 18/354 Pine Mountain, GA http://www.dcma-atl.org

Closing Date: Wednesday, February 29, 2012 For additional information contact: Onofrio Dog Shows, L.L.C., Superintendent P.O. Box 25764 Oklahoma City, OK 73125-0764 (405) 427-8181 mail@onofrio.com

Judges Breed: (L) (S) (W)

Closing Date: Wednesday, February 29, 2012 For additional information contact: Onofrio Dog Shows, L.L.C., Superintendent P.O. Box 25764 Oklahoma City, OK 73125-0764 (405) 427-8181 mail@onofrio.com

Judges Breed: (L) (S) (W)

Closing Date: Wednesday, March 7, 2012 For additional information contact: Ms. JoAnne McGraw, Event Secretary 7929 Walnut Drive Alvarado, TX 76009 (817) 783-2570 joanne@alphafw.com

Judges Breed: (L) (S) (W)

Closing Date: Wednesday, March 14, 2012 For additional information contact: William S. Geshwiler, Event Secretary 696 Baker Rd. Columbia, TN 38401-5557 (931) 381-7926 wgesh18@aol.com

Judges Breed: (L) (S) (W)

Closing Date: Wednesday, March 14, 2012 For additional information contact: William S. Geshwiler, Event Secretary 696 Baker Rd. Columbia, TN 38401-5557 (931) 381-7926 wgesh18@aol.com

Judges Breed: (L) (S) (W)

Closing Date: Wednesday, March 21, 2012 For additional information contact: Foy Trent Dog Shows, Superintendent P.O. Box C Sturgeon, MO 65284-0397 (573) 881-2655 info@foytrentdogshows.com

Judges Breed: (L) (S) (W)

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Mrs. Danelle M. Brown Mrs. Danelle M. Brown Mrs. Danelle M. Brown

Sweeptakes: Mrs. Linda Zaworski

Carol Spritzer Carol Spritzer Carol Spritzer

Junior Show: Carol Spritzer

Mrs. Carol Ann Klein Mrs. Carol Ann Klein Mrs. Carol Ann Klein

Junior Show: Mrs. Carol Ann Klein (p) Obedience: Mrs. Carol Ann Klein (p) Sweepstakes: Laurie King Telfair

Mrs. Anne Savory Bolus Mrs. Anne Savory Bolus Mrs. Anne Savory Bolus

Junior Show: Mrs. Anne Savory Bolus Sweepstakes: Nancy Thompson

Mr. David Bolus Mr. David Bolus Mr. David Bolus

Junior Show: Mr. David Bolus (p)

Frederick R. Vogel Mr. Garry K. Newton Dr. Judith A. Newton

Junior Show: Mr. Garry K. Newton


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Dachshund Club of Metropolitan Atlanta April 18, 2012 Callaway Gardens GA Hwy 18/354 Pine Mountain, GA http://www.dcma-atl.org

Dachshund Club of America, Inc. April 20, 2012 Callaway Gardens GA Hwy 18/354 Pine Mountain, GA http://www.dachshund-dca.org

Metropolitan Baltimore Dachshund Club April 20, 2012 Maryland State Fairgrounds 2200 York Road Timonium, MD

Dachshund Club of Greater Syracuse April 28, 2012 Syracuse Obedience Training Center 6392 Deere Rd. Syracuse, NY

Dachshund Club of Santa Ana Valley April 28, 2012 Hotel Claremont 840 South Indian Hill Blvd. Claremont, CA http://www.dcsav.org/

Dachshund Club of Santa Ana Valley April 29, 2012 Hotel Claremont 840 South Indian Hill Blvd. Claremont, CA http://www.dcsav.org/

Dachshund Club of Greater Syracuse April 29, 2012 Syracuse Obedience Training Center 6392 Deere Rd. Syracuse, NY

Closing Date: Wednesday, March 21, 2012 For additional information contact: Foy Trent Dog Shows, Superintendent P.O. Box C Sturgeon, MO 65284-0397 (573) 881-2655 info@foytrentdogshows.com

Judges Breed: (L) (S) (W)

Closing Date: Wednesday, March 21, 2012 For additional information contact: Foy Trent Dog Shows, Superintendent P.O. Box C Sturgeon, MO 65284-0397 (573) 881-2655 info@foytrentdogshows.com

Judges Breed: (L) (S)

Closing Date: Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Judges Breed: (L) (S) (W)

For additional information contact: MB-F Inc., Superintendent P.O .Box 22107 Greensboro, NC 27420-2107 (336) 379-9352

Junior Show: Dr. Ronald I. Spritzer Obedience: Mr. Barry L. Roland Rally: Mr. Barry L. Roland

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Closing Date: Wednesday, April 11, 2012 For additional information contact: Lea Plaut, Event Secretary 16750 Paradise Mountain Rd. Valley Center, CA 92082-7454 (760) 749-4100 alibiacreskennels@yahoo.com

Judges Breed: (L) (S) (W)

Closing Date: Wednesday, April 11, 2012 For additional information contact: Lea Plaut, Event Secretary 16750 Paradise Mountain Rd. Valley Center, CA 92082-7454 (760) 749-4100 alibiacreskennels@yahoo.com

Judges Breed: (L) (S) (W)

Closing Date: Wednesday, April 11, 2012 For additional information contact: Jim Rau Dog Shows, Ltd., Superintendent P.O. Box 6898 Reading, PA 19610-0898 (610) 376-1880 info@raudogshows.com

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Dr. Kenneth H. Levison Dr. Kenneth H. Levison Dr. Kenneth H. Levison

Sweepstakes: Sherwood Sackett

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Junior Show: Ms. Christine Erickson

Closing Date: Wednesday, April 11, 2012 For additional information contact: Jim Rau Dog Shows, Ltd., Superintendent P.O. Box 6898 Reading, PA 19610-0898 (610) 376-1880 info@raudogshows.com

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Cyndy Senff Mr. Frank Canestrini Dr. Ronald I. Spritzer

Mr. David Loring Brown Mr. David Loring Brown Mr. David Loring Brown

Junior Show: Mr. David Loring Brown (p) Obedience: Sharlene Manderson Sweepstakes: To Be Assigned

Dr. Edna K. Martin Dr. Edna K. Martin Dr. Edna K. Martin

Junior Show: Dr. Edna K. Martin

Kirlyn Fouts (p) Kirlyn Fouts (p) Kirlyn Fouts (p)

Junior Show: Mrs. Janet M. Schwalbe Sweepstakes: Mrs. Janet M. Schwalbe

Mr. Thomas W. Coen Mr. Thomas W. Coen Mr. Thomas W. Coen

Junior Show: Mr. Thomas W. Coen Obedience: To Be Assigned Sweepstakes: To Be Assigned continued on next page...


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Metropolitan Washington Dachshund Club May 19, 2012 Prince William County Fairgrounds Rt. 234, Manassas, VA

Dachshund Club of America, Inc. May 20, 2012 Prince William County Fairgrounds Rt. 234, Manassas, VA

Sooner Dachshund Club May 24, 2012 Tulsa State Fairgrounds 4101 E 21St, 21st & Yale Tulsa, OK

Western Pennsylvania Dachshund Club May 26, 2012 Lawrence County Farm Show Grounds Route 108, (5 miles east of New Castle) New Castle, PA http://www.dachshund-wpdc.org/

Dachshund Club of the Great Lakes June 16, 2012 Nurture Pet Training 210 Beaver Street Yorkville, IL http://www.dachshundclubgl.org

Dachshund Club of California July 5, 2012 Ventura County Fairgrounds & Seaside Park 10 W Harbor Blvd., Ventura, CA http://WWW.Dachshund-DDC.org Total Entry Limit: 100

Dachshund Club of California July 5, 2012 Ventura County Fairgrounds & Seaside Park 10 W Harbor Blvd., Ventura, CA http://WWW.Dachshund-DDC.org Total Entry Limit: 100

Closing Date: Wednesday, May 2, 2012 For additional information contact: MB-F Inc., Superintendent P.O. Box 22107 Greensboro, NC 27420-2107 (336) 379-9352 mbf@infodog.com

Judges Breed: (L) (S) (W)

Closing Date: Wednesday, May 2, 2012 For additional information contact: MB-F Inc., Superintendent P.O. Box 22107 Greensboro, NC 27420-2107 (336) 379-9352 mbf@infodog.com

Judges Breed: (L) (S) (W)

Dr. Steve Keating Dr. Steve Keating Dr. Steve Keating

Closing Date: Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Judges Breed: (L) (S) (W)

Ms. Ann H Roth Ms. Ann H Roth Ms. Ann H Roth

For additional information contact: Suzie Campbell, Event Secretary P.O. Box 25764 C/O Jack Onofrio Dog Shows Oklahoma City, OK 73125-0764

Aubrey Nash Aubrey Nash Aubrey Nash

Sweepstakes: Lisa Kennel

Obedience: Roger N. Ayres Futurity: Janice Finney Sweepstakes: Janice Finney

Closing Date: Wednesday, May 9, 2012 For additional information contact: MB-F Inc., Superintendent P.O. Box 22107 Greensboro, NC 27420-2107 (336) 379-9352 mbf@infodog.com

Judges Breed: (L) (S) (W)

Larry Sorenson Larry Sorenson Larry Sorenson

Closing Date: Wednesday, May 30, 2012 For additional information contact: Sharon Ehr, Event Secretary 11812 Seven Pine Dr. Holland, MI 49424-8673 (616) 881-6824 smedachs@mc.net

Judges Breed: (L) (S) (W)

Mrs. Francine W. Schwartz Mrs. Francine W. Schwartz Mrs. Francine W. Schwartz

Closing Date: Wednesday, June 20, 2012 For additional information contact: Mrs. Rhonda Storm, Event Secretary 9522 Derby Dr. Riverside, CA 92509-3523 (951) 681-2487 flyingzranch@hotmail.com

Judges Breed: (L) (S) (W)

Closing Date: Wednesday, June 20, 2012 For additional information contact: Mrs. Rhonda Storm, Event Secretary 9522 Derby Dr. Riverside, CA 92509-3523 (951) 681-2487 flyingzranch@hotmail.com

Judges Breed: (L) (S) (W)

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Obedience: Mrs. Suzanne M. Mayborne Sweepstakes: Larry R. White

Mrs. R. Ellen Fetter Mrs. R. Ellen Fetter Mrs. R. Ellen Fetter

Junior Show: Mrs. R. Ellen Fetter

Dr. Gareth Morgan-Jones Dr. Gareth Morgan-Jones Dr. Gareth Morgan-Jones

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Houston Dachshund Club, Inc. July 19, 2012 Reliant Center Astro Hall 1 Reliant Center Dr Houston, TX

Columbine Dachshund Club August 17, 2012 Island Grove Regional Park 501 N. 14th Ave., Greeley, CO Web Site: http://www.columbinedachshundclub.org/

Cascade Dachshund Club (AM) August 17, 2012 Red Lion Hotel-Olympia 2300 Evergreen Park Dr. SW, Olympia, WA http://www.cascadedachs.org/ Total Entry Limit: 100

Cascade Dachshund Club (PM) August 17, 2012 Red Lion Hotel-Olympia 2300 Evergreen Park Dr. SW, Olympia, WA http://www.cascadedachs.org/ Total Entry Limit: 100

Dachshund Club of America, Inc. October 7, 2012 Fauquier County Armory 692 Waterloo Rd, Warrenton, VA http://www.dachshund-dca.org

Metropolitan Washington Dachshund Club October 7, 2012 Fauquier County Armory 692 Waterloo Rd., Warrenton, VA

Closing Date: Wednesday, July 4, 2012 For additional information contact: Onofrio Dog Shows, L.L.C., Superintendent P.O. Box 25764 Oklahoma City, OK 73125-0764 (405) 427-8181 mail@onofrio.com

Judges Breed: (L) (S) (W)

Closing Date: Wednesday, August 1, 2012 For additional information contact: Ms. Jan D Curtis, Event Secretary 2837 49th St. Evans, CO 80620-9516 (970) 339-3272 jdc_showsecretary@msn.com

Judges Breed: (L) (S) (W)

Closing Date: Wednesday, August 1, 2012 For additional information contact: Ms. Jean Dieden, Event Secretary 3535 Swede Hill Rd. Clinton, WA 98236-8803 (360) 631-0329 jmdieden@whidbeyisland.com

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Closing Date: Wednesday, August 1, 2012 For additional information contact: Ms. Jean Dieden, Event Secretary 3535 Swede Hill Rd. Clinton, WA 98236-8803 (360) 631-0329 jmdieden@whidbeyisland.com

Judges Breed: (L) (S) (W)

Adrian Woodfork Adrian Woodfork Adrian Woodfork

Closing Date: Wednesday, September 19, 2012 For additional information contact: Karen Jones, Event Secretary 6683 Ridgeway Dr. Springfield, VA 22150-4318 (703) 451-0873 k.l.jones@us.pwc.com

Judges Breed: (L) (S) (W)

Mr. Robert J. Wlodkowski Mr. Robert J. Wlodkowski Mr. Robert J. Wlodkowski

Closing Date: Wednesday, September 19, 2012 For additional information contact: Karen Jones, Event Secretary 6683 Ridgeway Dr. Springfield, VA 22150-4318 (703) 451-0873 k.l.jones@us.pwc.com

Judges Breed: (L) (S) (W)

Mr. Dan J. Harrison Mr. Dan J. Harrison Mr. Dan J. Harrison

Junior Show: Mr. Dan J. Harrison Sweepstakes: Mrs. Judith A. Brown

Mrs. Frances T. Roush (p) Mrs. Frances T. Roush (p) Mrs. Frances T. Roush (p)

Junior Show: Ms. Karen Rooks Nauer Sweepstakes: Jerry Cerasini

Sweepstakes, Veteran Sweepstakes, Generations Class: Pat Marlow Breed: (L) (S) (W)

Mark Houston-McMillan Mark Houston-McMillan Mark Houston-McMillan

Junior Show: Mr. Robert J. Wlodkowski

Ms. Lynne Allen Ms. Lynne Allen Ms. Lynne Allen

Junior Show: Ms. Lynne Allen

CANADIAN NATIONAL DACHSHUND WEEKEND At Regina Saskatchewan, Canada

May 18th, 19th and 20th, 2012 held with Regina Kennel Obedience All Breed Club May 19th, 20th and 21st, 2012 Please contact Janet Rein at wiretap sasktel.net http://prairiedachshundclub.weebly.com/2012-events.html Dachshund Club of America

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News from AKC continued from page 59 supply companies in the capacity of solicitor or salesman, from becoming an AKC judge. The next Bylaw vote was on the proposed amendment to Article VI, Section 7 of the Charter and Bylaws of the American Kennel Club, which would allow that when the Board has determined that a seated Delegate is ineligible to serve under Section 5, the Delegate’s club may appeal to the Delegate Body. The Delegate’s club has been permitted to appeal that decision under Section 7, even though this is not specifically provided for in this section. So this amendment would make such provision, thus bringing this section of the Bylaws into alignment with actual practice. The proposal was read to you in June and published in two issues of the Gazette, and was on the worksheet previously distributed. The amendment was approved by AKC’s Board of Directors. (The amendment is effective September 13, 2011). The proposal was read at the September 2011 meeting. It was published in two issues of the Gazette. The proposed amendment was brought forward by the Colorado Springs Kennel Club and was not approved by the Board of Directors. The Chair recognized Sidney Marx, Delegate for the Colorado Springs Kennel Club, who spoke as follows: “Good morning, Delegates, and Happy Holidays. Since I first brought this proposal on behalf of the Colorado Springs Kennel Club, I have received many emails and phone calls in support of it, understanding that this is an archaic rule that needs to be changed. However, there seems to be a need to simplify it. And for that reason, I want to amend my proposal. All I want to do is take out the words “connected with” and change it to “employed by.” Our goal in this is very simply that we feel that those good breeders and exhibitors who may have a retail booth at a show, who may sell some dog food retail, should be allowed the same opportunity to apply to judge as everybody else. We just want to eliminate that problem. So at this point, all I want to do is change “connected with” to “employed by.” Mr. Sprung: What we have now is a proposed amendment that would be within the scope.We want to retain the current sentence changing the words “connected with” to “employed by.” Is there a second? The amendment to the proposed amendment was adopted. The Delegates voted on the original amendment as amended, which now had the words “employed by” added.

increasing the number of groups as well as the name of these groups. The actual assignment of breed groups will be made by the AKC Board, considering the recommendations of the Realignment Committee and all pertinent input from the breed Parent Clubs. The Executive Secretary read the proposed amendment to Chapter 3, Section 1, of the Rules Applying to Dog Shows-Dog Show Classifications, which would increase the number of groups from seven to eleven. The amendment is made by the Board of Directors. It will be published in two issues of the AKC Gazette and you will be asked to vote on it at the March 2012 meeting. The Executive Secretary read the proposed amendment to Chapter 6, Section 3, of the Rules Applying to Dog Shows - Premium Lists and Closing Entries, which would remove all references to seven groups and eliminate a specific number. This amendment was brought forward by the AKC Board of Directors. It will be published in two issues of the AKC Gazette and voted on it at the March 2012 meeting. The Executive Secretary read the proposed amendment to Chapter 3, Section 15-20, of the Rules Applying to Dog Shows-Dog Show Classifications, which would remove all references to seven groups and eliminate a specific number. The Delegates must still approve any increase in the number of groups listed in Chapter 3, Section 1, so that all of the references to a number are unnecessary. This amendment was made by the Board of Directors and will be published in two issues of the AKC Gazette and voted on at the March 2012 meeting. Here are the issues: The delegates decide the number and the names of the groups and the Board places the breeds in the groups. If we eliminate a specific number of groups in the rules, the board could then go to any number without Delegate oversight. This action in Chapter 3, Section 1 leaves the Groups approval as it now stands. LLS The Chair recognized Patricia Laurans, Delegate for the Wirehaired Pointer Club of America, who spoke as follows: This is a request, not a question. As a result of discussions held at the Parent Club Committee meeting, we understand the role and responsibility of the Board to assign the breeds to a group. We request that the breeds assigned to each group, which would be approved by the Board, be made public to all of us so we can contact our clubs to be able to do a more knowledgeable vote at the time of the March meeting. Thank you.

This one had a majority but failed to obtained the 2/3 majority required. I am not sure what the objections were. LLS To be voted on in the future: The Executive Secretary read the proposed amendment to Chapter 16, Section 1, new sixth paragraph, of the Rules Applying to Dog Shows which would create a new three-point major for the dog designated Reserve Winners Dog and the bitch designated Reserve Winners Bitch at one national specialty each year, provided the number of dogs competing in the Reserve Winners sex qualifies for a five-point major, specified by the AKC Breed Parent Club. This amendment was brought forward by the Progressive Dog Club and the AKC Board of Directors has not made a recommendation. It will be published in two issue of AKC Gazette and voted on at the March 2012 meeting.

This is right on track. Do not surprise the delegate body. LLS The Executive Secretary read the proposed amendment to Chapter 2 of the Rules Applying to Registration and Discipline-Registrable Breeds by Group, which would increase the number of groups from seven to eleven. This amendment was adopted by the Board of Directors and it will be published in two issues of the AKC Gazette and voted on it at the March 2012 meeting. Dachshunds are easy, we go to the Scent Hound Group. Not all breeds are so lucky. I need DCA Board input about voting on this. LLS http://www.akc.org/events/conformation/group_realignment.cfm

This one has run into some resistance. We need to discuss this at the DCA board meeting. LLS The Executive Secretary gave an overview on the amendments pertaining to the Group Realignment as follows: The effect of the amendments will be to increase the number of variety groups at an all-breed show from seven to eleven. The changes include splitting the Sporting Group into two groups, the Hound Group into two groups, and the Working Group into three groups. The full list of the proposed groups are included on the worksheet previously distributed and is on the Portal. You will be asked to vote on Dachshund Club of America

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Buckeye Dachshund Club November 12, 2011 TOTAL NUMBER OF STARTERS: 61 OAAD Stake Starters: 7 Judges: Cheri Faust & Laurel Whistance-Smith 1st Withheld 2nd Deisters Life With Gusto Ann Deister 3rd Withheld 4th Withheld NBQ Ch. Petalpusher Red Sage MS Rita & Rick Kkepner OAAB Stake Starters: 11 Judges: Larry Gohlke & Mary Powell 1st Ch. Turning Pt Nothin’ But Taillites RA, CGC Dr. Randy & Capt. Pete Eltringham 2nd Ch. Turning Pt New England Breeze ME - Katrina Dr. Randy & Capt. Pete Eltringham 3rd Ch. Frenjach’s Just Like The Wind RA, CGC, ROMX Dr. Randy & Capt. Pete Eltringham 4th Ch. Turning Pt. Fast Cars N Freedom RA, CGC Dr. Randy & Capt. Pete Eltringham NBQ Kordachs’ Pepper Ann MS Rita Kepner Field Champion Dogs Starters: 18 Judges: Patsy Leonberger & Shawn Nies 1st FC Augden von Moosbach Zuzelek ME RE CGC VC Sherry Ruggieri 2nd FC Billy Von Moosbach-Zuzelek John & Jolanta Jeanneney 3rd FC Clown Vom Talsdeich Suzanne Hamilton 4th DC Rellih’s Little Indian MW TD SE CGC VC Linda Snyder & Sherry Ruggieri NBQ FC Tom Vom Linteler-Forst John & Jolanta Jeanneney

Field Champion Bitches Starters: 25 Judges: Caroly Casoria & Ashley Dumas 1st FC BG’s Jive Talkin MS Gail & Bob Page 2nd FC Hurricane Ana Maria V Czar Judy & Mack Gallamore 3rd DC Siddachs Carman MW CGC John Merriman 4th FC Annamieka vom Jagdfeld CGC Sherry Ruggieri NBQ FC Paika V Moosbach-Zuzelek SW John & Jolanta Jeanneney ________________________________

Golden Gate Dachshund Club December 3, 2011 TOTAL NUMBER OF STARTERS: 29 OAAD Stake Starters: 7 Judges: Gerald Price & Tim Durlan 1st Ivan Tasiem Kowa-Mafia Claire Mancha 2nd Ch. Rivercliffs Just Suddenly Seymour MW Janice Mc Carthy 3rd Rivercliffs Jazz Master Wynton Nancy Kast 4th Boreas She Thinks My Tractors Sexy SW Georgia Bauer NBQ Ch. Storybook Green Eggs And Ham Candace Ferguson & Shelia Paske OAAB Stake Starters: 14 Judges: Carl Browning & Holly Browning 1st Franka Von Schlendrian Clair Mancha 2nd Ch. Dharmadachs DLW Phoebe Snow SW Sybyl Swan 3rd Ruby Slippers Kiss Me At Midnight Maggie Craig & Tim Durland 4th Ruby Slippers Champagne At Midnight Jennifer Anderson, M. Craig & T. Durland

1st FC Barnabus Of Kotate Hills SW Particia & Gerald Price 2nd DC Lockshire Rain Shadow JE Matleen & Ronald Yann 3rd FC Sundance Of Hathor Farms SW Patricia & Gerald Price 4th DC Carrdox Blackberry Jam Maggie Craig & Tim Durland NBQ DCh. Rivercliffs Rough And Reddy MW CGC Chris Schulke Judges for Best Open/Absolute: Robert Knight & Melinda Herzog-Landrith Best Open: Ivan Tasiem Kowa-Mafia Absolute: FC Barnabus Of Kotate Hills SW ________________________________

Golden Gate Dachshund Club December 4, 2011 TOTAL NUMBER OF STARTERS: 29 OAAD Stake Starters: 6 Judges: Patricia Price & Melinda Herzog-Landrith 1st Rivercliffs Jazz Master Nancy Kast 2nd Ivan Tasiem Kowa-Mafia Claire Mancha 3rd Ch. Just A Lil tic Tic Boom MW Justine Espinoza 4th Ch. Storybook Green Eggs And Ham Candace Ferguson & Shelia Paske NBQ Dublins Black Metal At Braveheart Rick & Victoria Ronchette OAAB Stake Starters: 13 Judges: Vickie & Rick Ronchette 1st Ch. Dharmadachs DLW Phoebe Snow SW Sybyl Swan 2nd Ch. Dachsbauer Rocksanna W Of Manorie Melinda Herzog-Landrith, M. Brooks, G. Bauer 3rd Ruby Slippers Champagne At Midnight Jennifer Anderson, M.Craig & T. Durland 4th GCh. Camridge Love Is Boreas Gail Tutt NBQ Honey’s Diva Of Kotate Hills Patricia & Gerald Price Field Champion Combined Starters: 10 Judges: Jan Allison & Claire Mancha

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1st FC Sundance Of Hathor Farms SW Patricia & Gerald Price 2nd DC Rivercliffs Rough And Reddy MW JE RN CGC Chris Schluke 3rd DCh. Hollyhound Raising Cain At Carrdox HH Sharon & Joe Carr 4th DC Lockshire Rain Shadow JE Marleen & Ron Yann NBQ DCh. Carrdox Blackberry Jam Maggie Craig & Tim Durland Judges for Best Open/Absolute: Jan Allison & Claire Mancha Best Open: Ch. Dharmadachs DLW Phoebe Snow SW Absolute: FCh. Sundance Of Hathor Farms SW ________________________________

Dallas/Fort Worth Dachshund Club December 10, 2011 TOTAL NUMBER OF STARTERS: 60 OAAD Stake Starters: 18 Judges: Larry Sorenson & Pat Warble 1st Westrose Son Of A Gun MS (NEW FC) Charles & Katie Hairgrove 2nd Hoppledachs In Formal Attire ML Pamala Hopkins 3rd Ch. EZ Goins Wire-E-Coyote MW Sam & Benita Rodriguez and Robbie Loyd 4th Ch. Shadowdach’s New Attitude JE Leah Harris and Brian Owen NBQ Ch. Hidden Cedars Manmar Cast A Spell ML Fredye Dennard and Gloria LaTour OAAB Stake Starters: 14 Judges: Ashley Dumas & Larry Innis 1st Hidden Cedars Double trouble MS Gloria LaTour 2nd Mye Dachshire Mystic Moon Sandi Myers and Ken Hagmueller 3rd Ch. VS From County Girl to Princess Nancy Huff and Wendy McQuiston 4th Windspirit’s Legacy ML Kate & Charlie Snider NBQ Hoppledachs Eufaula v Sho Me ML Pamala Hopkins and Pamela Wells Field Champion Combined Starters: 28 Judges: Sandra Russell & Larry Sorenson 1st FC Annie Ochre von Dorndorf TDX Laura Knoll 2nd FC Hurricane Leonardo da Franco CD JE Judy & Mac Gallamore

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Field Trial Results continued from page 67 3rd FC Audi Oslo Von Dorndorf Stan Knoll 4th DC Siddachs Carmen MW John Merriman and Sidney Stafford NBQ FC Danika vom Nordlicht TD ME Cheri Faust and Larry Gohlke Judges for Best Open/Absolute: Larry Sorenson & Pat Warble Best Open: Westrose Son Of A Gun MS Charles & Katie Hairgrove Absolute: FC Annie Ochre von Dorndorf TDX ________________________________

Dallas/Fort Worth Dachshund Club December 11, 2011 TOTAL NUMBER OF STARTERS: 49 OAAD Stake Starters: 14 Judges: Mary Powell & Larry Sorenson 1st Laci’s Jag v Kanix MW TD Betty Patterson and Cindi Todd 2nd Lorindol One For The Road SS Ashley Dumas 3rd Ch. Hidden Cedars Make Ur Mark MS Gloria LaTour 4th EZ Goins Mr. Deeks at Laci MW Cindi Todd NBQ Ch. Shadowdach’s New Attitude JE Leah Harris and Brian Owen OAAB Stake Starters: 11 Judges: Tracy Freeling & Stephen Dumas 1st Ch. VS From County Girl to Princess (NEW DC) Nancy Huff and Wendy McQuiston 2nd Hidden Cedars Double Trouble (NEW FC) Gloria LaTour 3rd Withheld 4th Withheld NBQ Hathor Farms Wired by Design Betty Patterson and Cindi Todd Field Champions: Combined Starters: 24 Judges: Brian Owen & Larry Sorenson 1st DC Siddachs Carmen MW John Merriman and Sidney Stafford 2nd FC Hidden Cedars Jango Bling, Laura Isaacson 3rd DC Penni’s Chipotle Pepper SL CD RA JE Larry & Paula Innis

4th FC Danika vom Nordlicht TD ME Cheri Faust and Larry Gohlke NBQ FC Hurricane Ana Maria v Czar SW JE Judy & Mack Gallamore Judges for Best Open/Absolute: Brian Owen & Larry Sorenson Best Open and Absolute: Laci’s Jag v Kanix MW TD Betty Patterson and Cindi Todd ________________________________

Sierra Dachshund Breeders Club of Los Angeles County December 30, 2011 TOTAL NUMBER OF STARTERS: 35 OAAD Stake Starters: 8 Judges: Vicki Spencer and Tracy Hunter 1st Aldox Dark Shadow Alice Lentz, Juliet & Dale Rigtrup 2nd Ch. Alpine’s New Era for Dexmoor MS P. McMillan, Dale and Anne Carnathan 3rd Rivercliff’s Jazz Master MW Nancy L. Kast 4th Ch. Woodwyn Independence MW Susan Goodman NBQ Mountainwoods M-Eighty MS Luanne and Dennis Duus OAAB Stake Starters: 17 Judges: Robert Knight and Victoria Rhonchette 1st Gelein’s Cafe Mocha MS SE CGC Kathy and Lance Gelein 2nd Carrdox Little Black Dress v Dublin Sharon and Joe Carr 3rd Ch. Lorindol Joy Ride Vicki Spencer, Bill Spencer 4th Lorindol You Are The One SS Janene Oswald and Jerrilyn Smith NBQ Lilpaws Liebchen Von Heidi CGC Sue Rucker Field Champions Combined Starters: 10 Judges: Vicki Spencer and Susan Goodman 1st DCh. Hollyhounds Raising Cain at Carrdox Sharon and Joe Carr 2nd FCh Saytar’s Raspberry Beret MS Michael Reed & Linda Castaneda 3rd DC Sandar’s Vida Noir MW Robert and judy Knight 4th FCh. Mountain Views Lil’ Firecracker SE Luanne Duus NBQ DCh Darshan’s Hummer V Jagies Jan Oswald, Jerri Smith and Eric Henningsen Judges for Best Open/Absolute: Vicki Spencer and Susan Goodman Best Open: Aldox Dark Shadow

Absolute: DCh. Hollyhounds Raising Cain at Carrdox ________________________________

Houston Dachshund Club December 31,2011 TOTAL NUMBER OF STARTERS: 63 OAAD Stake Starters: 16 Judges: Patricia Mims & Randy David 1st Ch. Hiidisvin Wurdig Semper Paratus Too Dr. Randy Eltringham & Capt. Pete Eltringham 2nd Ch. Hidden Cedars Make Ur Mark MS Gloria LaTour 3rd Ch. Hidden Cedars Ima Fool $ U MS Gloria LaTour 4th Ch. Hidden Cedars Manmar Cast A Spell ML Gloria LaTour NBQ Sharpee’s Wilderness Medic CD RA AXP AJP OA OAJ Sharon McDonald & Helaga Preece OAAB Stake Starters: 24 Judges: Larry Innis & Vic Moake 1st Ch. Hidden Cedars I Do De Clair Gloria LaTour 2nd Ch. Turning Pt Fast Cars N Freedom RA CGC Dr. Randy Eltringham & Capt. Pete Eltringham 3rd GCh. Solo’s Curtain Call SL Kim Vidrine, Paula Carter, Wally & Mary Jones 4th Duchwood’s EZ Breezy Covergirl MS Sandra J. Russell NBQ Ch. Rivendell’s Coco Chanel Judy Walker Field Champion Dogs Starters: 15 Judges: Kellye Slatton & Sandra Russell 1st DC Solo’s Premiere SL Kim Vidrine & Paula Carter 2nd DC Nexi’s Lone Star Express ML CD TD RN CGC VC Ken Hagmueller & Sandi Myers 3rd FC Mye Dachshire Bluemoon Talisman Ken Hagmueller & Sandi Myers 4th FC Dynadaux Til The Sun Comes Up MS TD JE Tracy Freeling & Cyndy Senff NBQ DC Penni’s Chipotle Pepper CD JE RA CGC VC Larry & Paula Innis Field Champion Bitches Starters: 8 Judges: Tracy Freeling & Sharon McDonald 1st FC Ray Bob’s Gretel Von Knobydox JE Jennifer Fry

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2nd FC Penni’s Fly Me To Haleakala SL CGC Ashley Dumas 3rd DC Nadja V Dorndorf SE Tina Knoll 4th FC Caidrac’s Lonesome Dove CGC Elizabeth Fuselier-Ellis NBQ FC Annie Ochre Von Dorndorf TDX CGC Laura Knoll Judges for Best Open/Absolute: Larry Innis, Kellye Slatton & Sharon McDonald Best Open: Ch Hidden Cedars I Do De Clair Absolute: DC Solo’s Premiere SL ________________________________

Dachshund Club of Santa Ana Valley December 31, 2011 TOTAL NUMBER OF STARTERS: 30 OAAD Stake Starters: 6 Judges: Vicki Spencer & Sue Rucker 1st Ch. Alpine’s New Era For Dexmore Anne & Dale Carnathan and Patti McMillan 2nd Ch. Woodwyn Independence MW Susan Goodman 3rd Rivercliff’s Jazz Master MW Nancy L. Kast 4th Ch. Big Hopes For Ojai Ranger MS Anne & Dale Carnathans NBQ Mountainwoods M-Eighty MS Luanne & Dennis Duuss OAAB Stake Starters: 17 Judges: Sharon Carr & Vicki Ronchette 1st There’s Something Sexy About The Rain SW Gail Tutt, R. Hernandez, S. Ilouno & T. Olsons 2nd Lilpaws Liebchen Von Heidi CGC Sue Rucker 3rd Sharprees Caught A Dream RE, OA, OJ, NF, JE Cris Baldwin 4th Lorindol You Are The One SS Janene Oswald & Jerrilyn Smiths NBQ Ch. Woodwyn Miss Liberty MW Susan Goodman Field Champion Combined Starters: 7 Judges: Vicki Ronchette & Tracy Hunter 1st Lorindol Rider Of The Mist, Sharon & Joe Carrs 2nd FC Lorindol Rider In The Skye Scott Hulse 3rd FC Saytar’s Raspberry Beret MS Michael Reed & Linda Castanedas 4th DC Sandar’s Vida Noir MW Robert & Judith Knights NBQ DCh. Hollyhounds Raising Cain At Carrdox Sharon & Joe Carrs


Best Open: Ch. Alpine’s New Era For Dexmore Absolute: DCh. Lorindol Rider Of The Mist ________________________________

Houston Dachshund Club January 1, 2012

3rd Withheld 4th Withheld NBQ FC HiddenCedars Mara Jade Laura Isaacson Judges for Best Open/Absolute: Ashley Dumas & Tracy Freeling Best Open and Absolute: Mye Dachshire Mystic Moon ________________________________

TOTAL NUMBER OF STARTERS: 61 OAAD Stake Starters: 18 Judges: Ashley Dumas & Vic Moake 1st Ch. Hidden Cedars Manmar Cast A Spell ML Gloria LaTour 2nd Kelkor Turning Pt’s Rising Son Petraeus RSW Dr. Randy Eltringham & Capt. Pete Eltringham 3rd Hathor Farm’s Talent On Lone SW RN Karen Mann 4th Dominos Bo-Daycious Nature MLP M. Keshlear NBQ Dominos Partysome ML CD RE AXJ M. Keshlear OAAB Stake Starters: 21 Judges: Sharon McDonald & Denise Siemssen 1st Mye Dachshire Mystic Moon Ken Hagmueller & Sandi Myers 2nd Ch. Ivic’s Trace Of A Smile Jane Larson, Penni & Mark Cronk 3rd GCh. Solo’s Curtain Call SL Kim Vidrine, Paula Carter, Wally & Mary Jones 4th Duchwood’s EZ Breezy Covergirl MS Sandra J. Russell NBQ Ch. Caidracs San Antones Famous Madam MW Elizabeth & Jerry Ellis Field Champions Dogs Starters: 13 Judges: Patricia Mims & Randy David 1st FC Windspirits Hunter Von Wingover ML Kate Snider & Phil Bird 2nd DC Solo’s Premiere SL Kim Vidrine & Paula Carter 3rd FC Underft Sb’s Mr. Big Stuff MS Mary Powell & Alicia Young-Thompson 4th DC Hildisvin A Night To Remember RA Dr. Randy Eltringham & Capt. Pete Eltringham NBQ FC Audi Oslo Von Dorndorf Stan Knoll Field Ch. Bitch Starters: 9 Judges: Tracy Freeling & Sandra Russell 1st FC Windspirit’s Memories Kate Snider & Phil Bird 2nd DC Caidracs Toast Of Texas MW Elizabeth F. Ellis

Sierra Dachshund Breeders Club of Los Angeles Co January 1, 2012 TOTAL NUMBER OF STARTERS: 29 OAAD Stake Starters: 7 Judges: Tracy Hunter and Linda Castaneda 1st Ch. Woodwyn Independence MW Susan Goodman 2nd Ch. Alpine’s New Era for Dexmoor Dale and Anne Carnathan 3rd Ch. Big Hopes For Ojai Ranger MS Dale and Anne Carnathan 4th Ch. Duque’s Lights Out Merriman RN SE CGC Halay Harland and Michael Priest NBQ Mountainwood’s Personal Tail’R Luanne and Dennis Duus OAAB Stake Starters: 13 Judges: Luanne Duus and Dennis Duus 1st Aldox The Other Woman Alice Lentz, Juliet and Dale Rigtrup 2nd Carrdox Little Black Dress V Dublin Sharon and Joe Carr 3rd Gold C Twains Suzy Q SE RE AX AXJ NFX OAP OJP Cris Baldwin 4th Sharprees Caught A Dream RE OA OJ NF JE Cris Baldwin NBQ Carrdox Coral Reef V Huntdox Tracy hunter Field Champion Combined Starters: 9 Judges: Carol Hamilton and Daniel Hickey 1st DCh Hollyhounds Raising Cain at Carrdox Sharon and Joe Carr 2nd Aldox Dark Shadow Barnabas Alice Lentz, Juliet and Dale Rigtrup 3rd DCh Lorindol Rider of the Mist Sharon and Joe Carr 4th FCh Mountainwood Miss Conduct Luanne Duus and Dennis Duus NBQ FCh Wagsmore’s Charmed Life ML Jill and Burt Shure Judges for Best Open/Absolute: Carol Hamilton and Daniel Hickey

Best Open: Ch Woodwyn Independence MW Absolute: DCh Hollyhounds Raising Cain at Carrdox ________________________________

Golden Gate Dachshund Club January 21, 2012

Dachshund Club of Santa Ana Valley January 2, 2012

OAAD Stake Starters: 7 Judges: Carol Hamilton & Leslie Savoye

TOTAL NUMBER OF STARTERS: 32 OAAD Stake Starters: 6 Judges: Luanne Duus & Dennis Duus 1st Ch. Big Hopes For Ojai Ranger MS Anne & Dale Carnathan 2nd Ch. Ransum’s Grand Hopes For Sumbuddy’s Bonanza Anne & Dale Carnathan 3rd Ch. Alpine’s New Era For Dexmore Anne & Dale Carnathan and Patti McMillan 4th Odie’s DK Shark Dan Nedwich NBQ Ch. Leslyn’s Smokey Links My Way MW Lynda Coffey-Lindvig & Lester Lindvig OAAB Stake Starters: 16 Judges: Carol Hamilton & Dan Hickey 1st Ch. Woodwyn Miss Liberty MW Susan Goodman 2nd Carrdox Little Black Dress V Dublin Sharon & Joe Carr 3rd Aldox The Other Woman Alice Lentz and Juliet & Dale Rightrup 4th Ch. Weilburgs Bavaria Holle Cook NBQ Wagsmore’s Charming Keepsake ML Jill & Bert Shure, Field Champion Combined Starters: 10 Judges: Tracy Hunter & Carol Hamilton 1st FC Saytar’s Raspberry Beret MS Michael Reed & Linda Castaneda 2nd DCh. Lorindol Rider Of The Mist Sharon & Joe Carr 3rd FC Mountainwood Miss Conduct Luanne & Dennis Duus 4th DCh. Hollyhound’s Raising Cain At Carrdox Sharon & Joe Carr NBQ FC Rizing Starz Max A Zillion JE, CGC Haley Harland & Michael Priest Best Open: Ch. Woodwyn Miss Liberty MW Absolute: FC Saytar’s Raspberry Beret MS ________________________________

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TOTAL NUMBER OF STARTERS: 31

1st Boreas She Thinks My Tractor’s Sexy SW Georgia Bauer 2nd Ch. Storybook Green Eggs And Ham Candace Ferguson & Shelia Paske 3rd GCh. Dachsbauer Cloud Walker W Georgia Bauer 4th Kotate Hills Jacques V Edelweiss Patricia & Gerald Price NBQ Ch. Honey’s Gabriel V Edelweiss Patricia & Gerald Price OAAB Stake Starters: 14 Judges: Debbie James & Ann Wendland 1st Ruby Slippers Kiss Me At Midnight Maggie Craig & Tim Durland 2nd Ch. Dharmadachs DLW Phoebe Snow SW Sybyl Swan 3rd Ch. Dharmadachs SP Coast Daylight SW CGC Leslie & Curtis Savoye 4th Rivercliff’s Stroll on Hollywood Blvd MW Kathy Gelein NBQ Boreas There’s Something Sexy About The Rain SW Gail Tutt, R. Hernandez & S. Iluno Field Champion Combined Starters: 10 Judges: Leslie Savoye & Carol Hamilton 1st DCh. Carrdox Blackberry Jam Maggie Craig & Tim Durland 2nd Barnabus Of Kotate Hills SW OF NAJ SE CGC Patricia & Gerald Price 3rd DCh. Hollyhound Raising Cain At Carrdox HH Sharon & Joe Carr 4th DCh. Storybook Engine That Could Maggie Craigg & Tim Durland NBQ DCh. Dachbauers Topaz Wire Of Manorie SE Claudia Holaday Judges for Best Open/Absolute: Leslie Savoye & Carol Hamilton Best Open: Ruby Slippers Kiss Me At Midnight Absolute: DCh. Carrdox Blackberry Jam ________________________________

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2012 Nominating Committee The members of the committee are as follows: Chair: Marci Forrester

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Golden Gate Dachshund Club January 22, 2012

Members: Tracy Freeling Roger Brown Cathy Kelly Julie Couch

TOTAL NUMBER OF STARTERS: 26 OAAD Stake Starters: 6 Judges: Ann Wendland & Leslie Savoye

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1st Rivercliffs Jazz Master MW Nancy Kast 2nd Boreas She Thinks My Tractors Sexy SW Georgia Bauer 3rd GCh. Dachbauers Cloud Walker Georgia Bauer 4th Ch. Just A Lil Tic Tic Boom MW Justine Espinoza NBQ Kotate Hills Jacques V Edelweiss Patricia & Gerald Price OAAB Stake Starters: 12 Judges: Carol Hamilton & Ann Wendland

Sierra Dachshund Breeders Club of Los Angeles County February 5, 2012 TOTAL NUMBER OF STARTERS: 24 OAAD Stake Starters: 7 Judges: Cheryl Shultz and Susan Goodman 1st Ch. Alpine’s New Era For Dexmoor Anne and Dale Carnathan 2nd Mountainwoods M-Eighty MS Luanne and Dennis Duus 3rd Ch. Ransum’s Grand Hopes For Sum Buddy’s Bonanza MS Anne and Dale Carnathan 4th Bennett’s Baby Shaq of Castels ML Kevin and Charlene Bennett NBQ Ch. Nuforest Von Liechen, RA, JE, CGC Sue Rucker OAAB Stake Starters: 10 Judges: Steve Shultz and Linda Castaneda

1st Ch. Dachsbauer Rocksanna W Of Manorie Melinda Herzog-Landrith, M Brooks & Georgia Bauer 2nd Ch. Manoriedachs Birdtail Sioux W Claudia Holaday & M. Brooks 3rd Boreas There’s Something Sexy About The Rain SW Gail Tutt, R. Hernandez & S. Iluno 4th Geleins Princess Kailua-Kona MW JE CGC Kathy & Lance Gelein NBQ Ruby Slippers Kiss Me At Midnight Maggie Craig & Tim Durland

1st Loreley Von der Mutzelburg Holle Cook 2nd Carrdox Little Black Dress V Dublin Sharon and Joe Carr 3rd Ch. Von Weilburgs Bavaria Holle Cook 4th Ch. Woodwyn Miss Liberty MW Susan Goodman and Judy Todd NBQ Ch. Aldox the Other Woman Alice Lentz, Juliet and Dale Rigtrup

Field Champion Combined Starters: 8 Judges: Patricia Palmer & Carol Hamilton

Field Champion Combined Starters: 7 Judges: Luanne Duus and Susan Goodman

1st DCh. Lorinal Rider Of The Mist Sharon & Joe Carr 2nd DCh. Storybook Engine That Could Maggie Craig & Tim Durland 3rd DCh. Hollyhound Raising Cain At Carrdox Sharon & Joe Carr 4th DCh. Rivercliffs Rough & Reddy MW JE RN CGC Chris Schulke NBQ GCh. DC Dachsbauer River Rock W Of Manorie Claudia Holaday Judges for Best Open/Absolute: Patricia Palmer & Carol Hamilton Best Open: Ch. Dachsbauer Rocksanna W Of Manorie Absolute: DCh. Lorindal Rider Of The Mist ________________________________

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1st DC Lorindol Rider of the Mist Sharon and Joe Carr 2nd FC Wagsmore’s Charmed Life ML Jill Shure and Bert Shure 3rd DCh. Hollyhound Raising Cain at Carrdox Sharon and Joe Carr 4th FC Lilpaws Liebchen Von Heidi CGC Sue Rucker NBQ FC Aldox Dark Shadow Alice Lentz, Juliet and Dale Rigtrup Judges for Best Open/Absolute: Luanne Duus and Susan Goodman Best Open and Absolute: Loreley Von der Mutzelburg ________________________________


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Oly recovered from her many IVDD episodes, and in late 2011 finished her Rally Obedience Novice title at nine years of age. Her handler was the nervous one, because AKC Rally requires a flat collar, and does not allow a harness in the ring (Oly was trained with a harness to minimize re-injury to her neck). But, she produced scores of 97 and 100 to finish that Rally title in style, and the judge never knew that Rosan Hill Olympic Dream MS RN was paralyzed twice and was an IVDD survivor. My reasons for sharing Sunny’s and Oly’s stories are two-fold. First, beauty is really only skin deep in their cases, because their spines are not sound. Breeders and owners have to educate themselves, ideally BEFORE a problem occurs – set up a treatment protocol with your vet and inform our puppy people on where the resources are. Hopefully, you will never need it. It is very frustrating to see some (I said some) breeders and fanciers be too quick to dismiss the seriousness of IVDD/back issues in our breed. We need to communicate with each other about the occurrence of IVDD, as well as other health issues that can afflict our dogs. This will enable research and treatment options for our beloved dogs, help those affected and eventually improve the breed as we make breeding decisions. Second, for most Dachshunds affected with IVDD, it does not need to be a death sentence. Oly and Sunny and countless others are examples of the “walking miracles” who go on to live productive lives in performance events, in show rings, as therapy and service dogs, or as lifetime companion pets. There are great resources today to help us prepare and deal with IVDD. Please take a minute to go to www.dodgerslist.com for information, questions to ask a vet, support, etc. My two walking miracles are here today because of Dodgerslist, as are thousands of other canines. There is hope.


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with the other girls in my pack. They had different ideas. She was spending far too much time in her crate and, as gut-wrenching as it By Lynne Dahlén was to part with her, I felt she would be far happier as an “only” dog. She was spayed before she was placed. etermination and perseverance should be Fast forward 4 years - I received a call from a Rhea’s registered name! Chazlyn’s Purely friend saying 8 year old Rhea had gone down. Providence SL was placed in pet home when she was 4 years old. She was shown a few Unfortunately, her owner didn’t call me immediately and we lost valuable treatment times in the first four years she was with us, time. To make an extremely long story fairly pointed, but I wasn’t thrilled with her rear short, the owner couldn’t afford surgery and was movement and decided we shouldn’t breed her. not able to cope with a disabled dog. I owe a big She loved people, but was also one of those thank you to many friends, and vets almost 300 girls who wanted badly to be the “alpha bitch” miles away who helped Rhea get proper treatment. After assesments by 4 different vets, my friend and also a vet, Dr. Peggy Orzel, brought Rhea to the Fox Valley Referral Center in Appleton, WI. The board certified surgeon, Dr. Bruce VanEnkevort, gave her an 85% chance of complete recovery after surgery to her C3 disk. The surgery went extremely well and the recovery was remarkable. Rhea was standing within 48 hours after the http://youtu.be/VDBCSq2JOLU

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SAVING DOGS WITH SPINAL CORD INJURIES ScienceDaily (Jan. 18, 2012) — Dogs with spinal cord injuries may soon benefit from an experimental drug being tested by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences — work that they hope will one day help people with similar injuries. Funded through a three-year, $750,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Defense, the drug to mitigate damage has already proven effective in mice at UCSF. Now the Texas team will test how it works in previously injured short-legged, long torso breeds of dog like dachshunds, beagles and corgis, who often suffer injuries when a disk in their back spontaneously ruptures, damaging the underlying spinal cord. About 120 dogs a year that develop sudden onset hind limb paralysis after such injuries are brought to the Small Animal Hospital of Texas A&M University, where they receive surgical and medical treatment similar to that for human spinal cord injury. Now, researchers will test whether the new treatment works on some of these dogs, with their owners’ consent. “It would be phenomenal if it works,” said Linda J. Noble-Haeusslein, PhD, a professor in the UCSF departments of Neurological Surgery and Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science who designed the intervention. “We are in a unique position of being able to treat a dog population where there are simply no current therapies that could effectively improve their hind limb function.” The new treatment does not seek to regrow injured pathways in the spinal cord. Instead, it aims to mitigate damage secondary to the spinal cord injury. Most spinal cord injuries trigger a cascade of chemical reactions in the spinal cord that collectively damage nearby cells and

surgery. 4 days later, Rhea’s breeder, Ellen Weiland, transported Rhea half way across the state where I picked her up and returned home to northern Wisconsin. Within just a few days she was attempting to walk, and she returned to normal quickly after minimal walking therapy. That was in February of 2011. A year later Rhea is running and playing (her buddies now are our 13 year old male Lhasa rescue and our little black house cat). We keep her separate from our other dachsies to avoid any “issues” (so much for no dogs upstairs!) One would never know she wasn’t able to walk at one time. As Cris stated, IVDD is not a death sentence and with education and proper care, our dogs can go on to live happy, healthy and long lives. Surgery is not the only option. As breeders, we all try to do our best to breed away from known back issues, but I’m sure the great majority of us who have had more than a few litters have had to deal with IVDD at one time or another. Rhea was the first in our 25 years of limited breeding that has had a disc problem not attributed to an injury. Luckily, she never had puppies. Surgery is not the only option - but knowing where to find the resources to help a disabled pet is the first step. A Dodgerslist brochure should be included in each and every puppy packet we give to our new puppy owners.

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pathways, contributing to functional deficits including hind limb function. A few years ago, Noble and her UCSF colleague Zena Werb, PhD, showed how blocking the action of one protein found in the spinal cord of mammals can help mice recover from spinal cord injuries. This protein, called matrix metalloproteinase-9, can degrade pathways within the cord and cause local inflammation, leading to cell death. The injured dogs offer a great opportunity to take the next step on this treatment because their injuries more closely mimic spontaneous human spinal cord injury and, as is the case with humans, no existing treatment has substantially reduced paralysis. Noble’s co-investigator on the new study, Jonathan Levine, DVM, an assistant professor in neurology at Texas A&M University, will treat the dogs through injections of a protein-blocking drug. He will then help the dogs through rehabilitation and assess their recovery. Ongoing studies at UCSF focus on further refining delivery of the drug so as to optimize recovery. Other researchers have shown that movement can be preserved if as little as 18 percent to 20 percent of the nerve fiber tracts in the spinal cord remain intact. If successful, the trials in injured dogs may lead to the development of similar treatments for people who suffer spinal cord injuries, Noble said. These are among the most expensive injuries: every person with an injured spinal cord costs the health care system millions of dollars over his or her lifetime. Such costs often are overshadowed by the tragic and devastating personal price of the injuries, which dramatically alter lives and most often occur in younger people, with long lives in front of them. According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center, based at the University of Alabama, Birmingham, most of the 12,000 Americans who suffer spinal cord injuries are between the ages of 16 and 30. As of this year, some 265,000 people in the United States are living with such injuries, according to the national center. This includes many wounded soldiers who have returned home from war zones. UCSF is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care.

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DCA ARCHIVE REQUEST We have very few pictures of influential dachshunds from the past, and I am hoping our members have pictures they are willing to donate. I would like the dog’s registered name, call name, breeder and owner, date of birth and death if possible. Pictures can be sent to DCA Archives, c/o Vicki Spencer, 2650 Holland Drive, Owensboro, KY 42303.

THE DACHSHUND HISTORY PROJECT http://www.dachshundhistoryonline.com/about-tdhp/ Attempting to document the history of a dog breed that was recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1895 is no small undertaking. A diverse group of people spearheaded by Dan Harrison set out to do just that in the Fall of 2011, despite the myriad challenges involved. This effort is truly a labor of love for all involved. Giving back to our breed through this project is rewarding in and of itself. To know that current and future generations of Dachshund fanciers will learn and appreciate those who have gone before them because of our work fills each of us with pride. Unfortunately, for every dog and person whose accomplishments are preserved in this archive, there are many more people and dogs whose stories have been lost to history. This site is provided for educational information only. Though great care has been taken to ensure correctness, individuals are advised to obtain “official” pedigrees prior to making breeding decisions based on information found here. As such, and since our information is being gathered from many available sources, there may be some errors or information may be incomplete. If you are the breeder or owner of one of these wonderful dogs and find an error or omission in our presentation, please contact us. We would be happy to make any necessary corrections. This site is, and will remain, a work in progress. Breeders and owners are encouraged to take an active role in the production and maintenance of this site, so that it can truly serve an educational

purpose in our breed. Short histories of listed dogs and pictures are most welcomed. Simply click on the Contact tab at the top of any page to send us an email. We truly hope that you enjoy the fruits of our labor. The Dachshund History Project: Bob Bray Fran Colonna Julie Couch Jeff Dionne Karyn Dionne Tracy Freeling Nicole Guidry Dan Harrison Dawn-Renée Mack Karen Mann Jennifer Megginson Abersold Jeanne Rice Cindi Todd Joyce Warren The purpose of The Dachshund History Project website is to record the history of the Dachshund breed in the United States. As a result, this is not truly a brag site, but a place to objectively record the history of both our breed as a whole and of individual dogs who made a quantifiable contribution to our breed. The Dachshund History Project is NOT an official instrument of the Dachshund Club of America, Inc. (“DCA”) and is NOT sponsored by nor necessarily endorsed by DCA, its officers, directors or members.

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I will be offering mementos from the Barbara Powers private collection during a silent auction at the DCA Nationals in Georgia. The proceeds will go to the DCA Hemangiosarcoma Fund. Contact Diane Young McCormack at spirit@telis.org

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Letters to and from the editor BUSINESS CARD Hi members and subscribers, Congratulations to Cindi Todd and Charlene Dunn for all their training to make “Vegas” another Triple Champion for the Dachshund Breed. It’s a testament to love and patience - and a good dog!! Kudos!! Thank you again to all the contributors and advertisers for making the magazine what it is! I know some of our newer DCA member advertisers ask about the design of ads - it is done free of charge. If you have an idea of what you’d like, just let me know and I’ll do my best! In regards to the on-going mailing problems with the newsletter (nondelivery of the magazine): the Post Office doesn’t guarantee delivery of 3rd class bulk mail. That’s their policy, and we can’t change it. For an extra $14/year, the newsletter is mailed first class - guaranteed delivery. You can contact Neal Hamilton at any time to upgrade the mailing. It looks like I’ll be able to make it to Nationals this year! It’s been 40 years since I’ve been to Georgia and I’m really looking forward to it! Thank you Anne Carson and all the Metro Atlanta club members for the vast amount work it takes to put on a “National”. Don’t forget that the newsletter will be “on-line” a month after the printed publication is mailed.

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DCA Participates in the PURINA PARENT CLUB PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM The PPCP Program enables breed club members who belong to the Purina Pro Club and whose national parent breed club participates in PPCP to redeem weight circles from bags of participating Purina brand dog foods. Weight circles are tracked so that a parent club can receive credit for its members’ weight circle accruals. For every $100 of qualifying weight circle points earned by Pro Club members who also are members of a PPCP-participating breed club, Purina will donate $10. Here’s how the PPCP Program works: Purina tracks weight circle submissions earned collectively by a parent club’s Pro Club members. Points are totaled each year, and in February of the following year a check representing 10 percent of the value of the submitted weight circles will be evenly split between the participating national parent breed clubs and the AKC Canine Health Foundation. The donation for the AKC Canine Foundation is through the breed club’s Donor Advised Fund. PPCP Program funds are eligible to be matched up to 100 percent by the Canine Health Foundation, which provides additional research funding for breed-specific health conditions or health conditions that affect all breeds.

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Pro Club members must individually declare their participation in the program and identify the breed or breed club that will receive their Purina Points. Members may declare for their breed by calling the Purina Pro Club toll-free number at 1-877-PRO-CLUB (1-877-776-2582) from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST Monday through Friday, or by registering the information on the Purina Pro Club Web site at www.purinaproclub.com. Identifying The Dachshund Club of America, Inc. as your parent club of choice doesn’t take away any of your points toward Purina rewards – the great news is that your points will ALSO count toward APC and CHF funding! Eligibility for membership in Purina Pro Club requires caring for five or more dogs and/or breeding a litter of puppies a year. Dachshund Club of America

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