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HEMANGIOSARCOMA STUDY NEW DCA WEBSITE COMING SOON! DCA NATIONAL FIELD TRIAL RESULTS THE PIEBALD CONTROVERSY CHOOSING A PERFORMANCE PUPPY


MAY 6 Golden Gate Dachshund Club, Inc., MAY 8 Dachshund Club of America, Inc., THRU Host Specialty Shows, Obedience THRU National Specialty Show, Sweepstakes, MAY 7 & Rally Trials MAY 10 Obedience & Rally Trials Red Lion Woodlake Hotel 500 Leisure Lane, Sacramento, CA 95815

Monday, May 5

Thursday, May 8

Agility Woodlake Park, 392 Arden Way, Sacramento, CA

DCA Annual Meeting 9:00 am, DCA Sweeps & Obedience in the Afternoon

Tuesday, May 6

Red Lion Woodlake Conference Center, Sacramento, CA

Host GGDC Conformation & Obedience

Friday, May 9

Red Lion Woodlake Conference Center, Sacramento, CA

DCA National Classes, and one BOV & Rally

Wednesday, May 7

Red Lion Woodlake Conference Center, Sacramento, CA

Host GGDC Conformation & Rally

Saturday, May 10

Red Lion Woodlake Conference Center, Sacramento, CA

DCA National 2 BOVs and BOB DCA Awards Banquet Red Lion Woodlake Conference Center, Sacramento, CA

Show Committees (DCA) Show Chair: Sharon Carr 37904 Avenue 13 Madera, CA 93636 8683 carrdox@isp.com (559) 240-1595 Assistant Show Chair: Gail Tutt 21661 Almaden Road San Jose, CA 95120 gjtutt@yahoo.com (831) 251-1300 Obedience & Rally Chair: Barbara Cox starwkr@aol.com (707) 829-9691

Event Committee (GGDC) Gail Tutt, Show Chairperson 21661 Almaden Road, San Jose, CA 95120 gjtutt@yahoo.com • (831) 251-1300 And All Officers of the Club


(Ch. Sleepytime’s Legacy ML x Ch. Sleepytime’s Remarkable ML)

Dexter is pictured with Breeder/Judge Ann Gordon winning WD/BOW for a four point major at the DCA Show held with MWDC. This was his second specialty major. The first was from Breeder/Judge Charles Baris. Our thanks to the judges!

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

Vicki Spencer 2650 Holland Drive Owensboro, KY 42303-2723 (270) 316-0051 lorindol@roadrunner.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 2014

Class of 2015

Class of 2016

Sharon Carr 37904 Avenue 13 Madera, CA 93636-8683 (559) 645-1321 carrdox@ISP.com

Georjan Bridger P.O. Box 21352 Salem, OR 97307-1352 (503) 364-9695 artsrpassion@live.com

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

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

Liz Heywood 39 County Rd. 30A Jeromesville, OH 44840-9650 (330) 601-6412 liz@starbarrack.net

Kathleen Lockyer 428 Salmon Road Brighton, TN 38011-7053 (360) 798-5642 tklockyer@gmail.com

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

Paul Martin 21020 St. Louis Rd. Middleburg, VA 20117 (540) 687-5917 brando1@erols.com

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

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

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

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

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

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No DCA publication, or any part therein, may be used or reproduced in any manner whatsoever, either in magazines, media, or for advertising purposes, etc., without prior written permission from the Dachshund Club of America. Please contact Anne Carson regarding the DCA Newsletter and Phyllis Rosinsky regarding the DCA Illustrated Standard. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

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Our breed history is so important, I thought it would be fitting to look back 50 years. Pictured on the cover are the 1964 DCA Nationals Variety Winners in New York, NY. Longhair: Ch. DeSangpur Traveler’s Trix, bred by Mrs. William Burr (Gracie) Hill Smooth: Dunkeldorf’s Falcon Forester, bred by Tom and Jean Dunk Wirehair: Ch. Vantebe’s Draht Timothy, bred by Betty Dukes Thank you historian Vicki Spencer for the pictures! Dachshund Club of America

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4 Advertisers Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Health & Welfare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 New Applicants, New Members . . . . . . .

Hemangiosarcoma Trial, Promising Toxin Therapy Submitted by Charlotte Borghardt

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Because hemangiosarcoma occurs more commonly in dogs than any other animals and because some breeds are at higher risk than others, experts believe that heritable factors combined with environmental influences lead to the gene mutations that cause tumors. Although hemangiosarcoma is a research priority for more than 40 national parent breed clubs, the outcome for affected dogs has changed little over the past 30 years. A clinical trial in dogs that recently began at the University of Minnesota may validate a safe, effective treatment using a bispecific ligand targeted toxin.

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Cystine Bladder Stones . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Ruth Robins Thank You . . . . . . . . . . from DCA Board of Directors

16 DCA National Field Trials . . . . . . . . 20 New DCA Website Coming Soon! . . . by Claire Mancha

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32 DCA Yahoo Group Reminder . . . . . . 32 DCA Board Minutes . . . . . . . . . . . . .

by Claire Mancha California decided not to have a rainy season this year which is not only catastrophic for wildlife and stock, but also for any living creature which needs water to live. Ooops! Despite this and against all odds, the Golden Gate Dachshund Club forged ahead fearlessly and held a pretty darned nice trial. I would like to say that the conditions were about as tough as you can get. No dog’s losses should be held against him and the wins are not necessarily indicative of an all-around-great-dog. This was really an example of the “this dog, this day, this rabbit, this terrain” saying.

Emma Jean Stephenson Thank You . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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“Marci” Forrester Thank You. . . . . .

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Choosing Your Performance Bound Puppy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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by Karen Scheiner

DCA Annual Meeting Announcement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Choosing & Training Your Performance Bound Puppy by Karen R. Scheiner

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If you are a breeding dachshunds for conformation only, don’t stop reading! All breeders have some puppies that are not suited for the show ring in conformation. You may often find yourself in a situation where the potential buyers are looking for guidance in choosing a performance prospect. On the other hand, if you are actually looking to buy a dachshund puppy for performance events, or want to learn about starting training for a very young puppy, then this article is written especially for you.

52 Upcoming Specialties. . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Field Trial Results . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Braggin’ Rites . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59

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61 Specialty Results . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Letters to & from the Editor . . . . . 65 Newsletter Policies . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Nationals 2014 Hotel Updates. . . . . 68 Nationals 2014 Information . . . . . IBC by Dr. Deneice Van Hook, DVM . . . . . . .

Arguments for and against piebald have been made repeatedly. My opposition to excessive white is nothing new and there are several reasons for it. But to me, the most important reason for opposing piebald is how the pattern is inherited. I feel strongly that our short-sightedness today will cost us heavily tomorrow. It is why I am putting my thoughts into this article. Surprisingly, maybe, my comments begin with my experience with a breed characteristic other than color (or lack thereof).

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NAIA Conference by Gail LeBerge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

To Pie or Not To Pie

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AKC Delegates Report by Larry Sorenson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Piebald: White on a Dachshund by Patt Nance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Piebald: What is Wrong With White on a Dachshund?

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

Karen Osborne, Peachland, NC (Karen Peterson and Mike Smith)

Dachshund Club of California . . . . . . . . . .6 Delahaut . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12

They have crossed the bridge...

Durvin, Kepalas, Gianopoulos . . . . . . . . .5 Graham/Diagram . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Johnson/Greensboro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 Jones/Sleepytime . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Krieg/Daybreak . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 Martin/Briardachs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 Middings, Leone/Legibach . . . . . . . . . . . .7

Nancy Bamford Merry Barnaskey Hannelore Heller Jean Jasinsky Dr. William Nixon James Payne James (Rusty) Pitman

Nickel/Clipper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33 Niles/Robinwood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37

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

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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, Gail LaBerge, Claire Mancha, Patricia Nance, Karen Scheiner, Anne Schmidt, Larry Sorenson, Dr. Deniece Van Hook

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GCh. Stonybrook’s Phinito Ch. Gerihil’s Prince Georgio X Ch. Stonybrook’s Paula Jean SL

Multiple Group Winner Correct in structure, type and temperament Bred by Robin Gianopoulos & Michele Kepalas Shown Exclusively by Karen and Sam Mammano Proudly owned by Robin Gianopoulos Michele Kepalas Barbara & Ted Durvin 5


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July 3, 2014 (Three All Breed Shows To Follow) Judge: Ms. Ann Gordon – Conformation & Jr. Show Sweeps Judge: Mrs. Miki Perry – Puppy & Veteran Location: Ventura County Fairgrounds -Ventura, CA

Show Secretary: Blue Ribbon Dog Shows www.blueribbondogshows.com • (951) 681-2487

ENTRIES CLOSE: 6/18/14 Dachshund Club of America

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Thank you Sharol Candace Way for this exciting win at the Kennel Club of Philadelphia. Special thanks also to Dan Harrison for Best of Breed at the DFABC Specialty the next day.

WOW! Back to back group wins in Virginia Group 1 • 1/8/14, Northern Neck KC of VA - judge, Gloria Geringer Group 1 • 1/9/14, Northern Neck KC of VA - judge, Nancy Bodine Group 1 • 1/10/14, Greater Fredericksburg KC - judge, Joan Goldstein Owner: Sally Sweat • Breeders/Co-Owners: Gina L. Middings and Pat Leone 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

Hemangiosarcoma Trial Will Determine Efficacy of Promising Toxin Therapy Like many other dog owners, Jyotsna Ghai, Ph.D., of Plymouth, Minn., and her family learned about the canine cancer hemangiosarcoma when they were least prepared to deal with it. Their 11-year-old German Shepherd Dog named Ruby, who they lovingly called “Ubu,” had collapsed and was unable to get up. “We rushed Ubu to an emergency clinic and were told she had hemangiosarcoma and was bleeding internally,” Ghai recalls. “The veterinarian told us we should put her down because she would probably live only two to five days. “I felt like someone had sucked the life out of me. I knew I couldn’t make life-and-death decisions in two minutes. With my daughter holding an IV drip giving Ubu blood to replenish lost blood cells, we drove her to the University of Minnesota Veterinary Medical Center.” Oncology specialists examined Ubu and told the family their options. Surgery to remove the tumor, followed by chemotherapy, would help to

extend Ubu’s life, though it was uncertain whether it would give the dog a few days or years. The family opted to treat the cancer, and Ubu went into surgery that evening. Ubu was hospitalized five days at the University of Minnesota Veterinary Medical Center following the surgery. When she went home, it wasn’t long before she was feeling well. The family was encouraged by their dog’s progress. Meanwhile, Ubu had five chemotherapy treatments, and the specialists closely monitored her care. During the next year, Ubu collapsed two times. Each time, a blood transfusion helped to revive her. The Ghai family enjoyed celebrating Ubu’s 12th birthday, knowing the end was near. The next day, Ghai made the difficult decision to euthanize her beloved dog after she collapsed again. “I decided the time had come,” Ghai says. “I was not helping her. It was more for my sake. We had given Ubu all the love and comfort that we could.” Because hemangiosarcoma occurs more commonly in dogs than any other animals and because some breeds are at higher risk than others, experts believe that heritable factors combined with environmental influences lead to the gene mutations that cause tumors. Although hemangiosarcoma is a research priority for more Dachshund Club of America

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than 40 national parent breed clubs, the outcome for affected dogs has changed little over the past 30 years. A clinical trial in dogs that recently began at the University of Minnesota may validate a safe, effective treatment using a bispecific ligand targeted toxin. If the results are successful, the treatment may also offer hope to people who develop a similar cancer, angiosarcoma. An aggressive soft-tissue sarcoma, angiosarcoma is challenging to study because it is rare, accounting for less than 1 percent of sarcomas, which in turn account for only 1 percent of all types of human cancer. Less than 30 percent of people diagnosed with angiosarcoma survive five years. As with canine hemangiosarcoma, angiosarcoma metastasizes freely because the malignant cells are in constant contact with the bloodstream.

Possible Long-Term Survival Lead investigator Jaime Modiano, V.M.D., Ph.D., the Perlman Endowed Chair in animal oncology at the College of Veterinary Medicine and Masonic Cancer Center of the University of Minnesota, expects the canine clinical trial to include from 18 to 30 dogs. “The intent is to enroll the number of dogs that will allow us to find a dose that has no or acceptable side effects and shows an efficacy signal,” he says.


affected include the heart, liver, lungs, kidneys, The trial follows research by Modiano and his mouth, muscle, bone, brain, and bladder. Unlike University of Minnesota colleagues, Daniel these visceral hemangiosarcomas, tumors that Vallera, Ph.D., professor of therapeutic occur in or under the skin typically show less radiology, and Jill Schappa, D.V.M., a secondaggressive behavior. year pathology resident, that showed for the In order to feed their growth, first time that a genetically engineered toxin, hemangiosarcomas use a process called called EGFuPA-toxin, could be targeted very specifically to tumor cells. Vallera’s group linked angiogenesis to create new blood vessels from existing blood vessels. Unlike normal the toxin to two receptors that are rarely angiogenesis that is well organized, tumor present at the same time in normal cells but angiogenesis is disorganized and leads to almost always occur together in formation of blood clots as well as hemangiosarcoma cells. This highly targeted delivery system allows the toxin to enter and kill hemorrhaging. Mini-hemorrhages within a hemangiosarcoma can heal quickly with dogs highly chemotherapy-resistant sarcoma cells, showing only mild signs, but severe including a subpopulation of cancer stem cells.1 hemorrhaging from within a tumor can be fatal. “This therapy was specifically designed to Since signs of hemangiosarcoma are not target molecules that are expressed by sarcoma apparent until the cancer is in advanced stages, tumors and that are highly abundant in newly made blood vessels, which is a hallmark of these it is virtually impossible to detect early. The cancer most commonly occurs in dogs older than cancers,” Modiano explains. “We anticipate that 6 years of age. There this approach will help are no reliable tests or us improve outcomes imaging technology to beyond what we can identify the presence of achieve now using this cancer before it is conventional visible or has caused treatments.” A clinical trial to test the safety and clinical signs. Among the efficacy of a bispecific ligand targeted toxin in Without treatment, complications in dogs with hemangiosarcoma recently began at dogs with visceral developing this type of the University of Minnesota. Lead investigator hemangiosarcoma therapy has been the usually die in one to immune system’s ability Dr. Jaime Modiano encourages owners whose two weeks. The to reduce effectiveness dogs have been diagnosed with the cancer to standard of care for over time. One of the participate. hemangiosarcoma is unique features of the surgery and/or EGFuPA-toxin is that it Eligibility criteria and other information on chemotherapy has been altered to how to participate can be found at depending on several make it invisible to the http://www.cvm.umn.edu/ factors, such as the immune system to cic/current/oncology/home.html#SRCBST or location of the tumor. prevent a patient from by calling 612-624-1352. Treatment typically is producing antibodies to inactivate the toxin. The clinical trial will help to meant to prevent fatal blood loss and to extend life but is seldom curative. In tumors confined to determine the efficacy of this masking strategy. the spleen, about 50 percent of treated dogs live Importantly, the ability to relate the findings to angiosarcoma in humans is promising. “While four to six months after diagnosis, but as many as 10 to 15 percent survive 12 months or longer. sarcomas are infrequent in humans, they occur spontaneously and frequently in dogs, so the use The outcome is less favorable for dogs with tumors that originate in other organs and for of canine tumors could help accelerate further dogs that have detectable metastasis at the time clinical developments in humans,” says of diagnosis. Modiano. “Because angiosarcoma is so rare, we Hemangiosarcoma remains a devastating, may never get enough people who get this untreatable disease of dogs. Ongoing research, disease to test this therapy.” such as the clinical trial at the University of Minnesota, is helping to increase understanding Deciphering a Silent Killer of this disease. The bispecific ligand targeted toxin therapy may provide long-term treatment Hemangiosarcoma is one of the most success. Importantly, this research in dogs may challenging canine cancers to understand, one day lead to a safe, effective treatment for though it has been estimated to comprise 5 to 7 percent of all cancers in dogs. It is often called a people with angiosarcoma. ! silent killer because it seldom is detected before 1. Schappa JT, Frantz AM, Gorden BH, Dickerson the tumor ruptures, causing a life-threatening DB, Vallera DA, Modiano JF. Hemangiosarcoma condition. The propensity for bleeding is the and its cancer stem cell subpopulation are most common cause of death. effectively killed by a toxin targeted through The cancer typically starts in the thin layer of epidermal growth factor and urokinase receptors. cells that line the interior of blood vessels, Int J Cancer. 2013;133(8):1936-1944. where it has access into the blood supply and metastasizes throughout the body. Tumors in Used with permission from the Purina Pro Club about 50 percent of cases start in the spleen. Update Newsletter, Nestle Purina PetCare. Other internal organs that are commonly

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Cystine Bladder Stones and Dachshunds Information compiled and edited by Anne Schmidt Case Study: Standard Longhaired Dachshund male, age 3½ years old. Found to be urinating blood and some exhibiting extra hormonal behaviors (extreme humping and marking which was a new occurrence). Medical consultation and testing indicated bladder stones. Treatment – surgical removal of multiple jagged stones and castration due to a very enlarged prostate for age of dog (possibly due to long term bladder irritation) Diagnosis – pathological dx of Cystine Uroliths (Stones). While there are several types of bladder stones that can occur in Dachshunds, this article will deal only with Cystine stones due to inherited genetic features of our breed that we need to become aware of.

So what are Cystine Stones? Cystine stones are rare, representing 1 percent or less of uroliths identified in laboratories. Cystine is a sulfur-containing amino acid essential to the health of skin, hair, bones, and connective tissue. Excess cystine is normally filtered by the kidneys so that it doesn’t enter the urine, but some dogs are born with cystinuria, an inherited metabolic disorder that prevents this filtering action. When cystine passes into the urine, it can form crystals and uroliths (stones). Due to its structure, cystine is insoluble in neutral or acidic substances (pH < 7.0). Urine is slightly acidic under normal conditions which makes it likely that the cystine will precipitate, or crystallize, in the urine. This crystallization can cause particles, which are sand like in nature, to form. These crystals can then stick together and form stones. The stones can be life threatening if they become lodged in the urinary tract and block it. Cystine stones are faintly radiopaque, which makes them more difficult to see on X-rays than stones that contain calcium. Not all dogs with cystinuria will form stones, but there is always a chance of it occurring. Dogs that have cystinuria are born with it, but may not show any signs for many years.

Symptoms of Cystinuria You will not be able to tell if your dog has cystinuria just by looking at it. Many times the first sign pointing to cystinuria is a urinary tract blockage caused by a bladder stone. The analysis of a bladder stone in a cystinuria dog continued on next page...


Cystine Bladder Stones continued from page 9 will be composed almost entirely of the amino acid cystine.

Symptoms of a blocked urinary tract include: • frequent urination • small amount of urine when going • blood in urine • urine flow interrupted If your dog exhibits any of these signs, contact your local veterinarian immediately as a blocked urinary tract can be fatal with no treatment. In some cases reoccurring urinary tract disorders may be a sign of cystinuria. And in all cases, dogs with cystinuria will have cystine in their urine which can be seen in a urinalysis. A dog known to have cystinuria may go his whole life without obstructing, while another dog, never diagnosed, can have a life-threatening obstruction as his first symptom. It’s not known at this time why some dogs with cystinuria form stones and others do not. NOTE: Urolith stones are tested for FREE at the Minnesota Urolith Center. http://www.cvm.umn.edu/depts/ minnesotaurolithcenter/fees/home.html

Cystinuria is an inherited autosomal recessive which means that the defective gene responsible for the disease is located on an autosome, and two copies of the defective gene (one inherited from each parent) are required in order to be born with the disease. The parents of an individual with an autosomal recessive disease each carry one copy of the defective gene, but usually do not experience any signs or symptoms of the disease.

Diagnosing Cystinuria There are 3 tests which are available to diagnose cystinuria. All the tests are based on the urine composition. The first is a basic urinalysis which can be performed at any veterinary clinic and is the cheapest of the three tests. A basic urinalysis can sometimes detect cystine in urine, though this is the least reliable method of detection. The second is a nitroprusside (NP) test. The University of Pennsylvania (PennGen). Performs this test and it is considered more reliable than a basic urinalysis. Current cost for testing is $40

Treating Cystinuria

Genetics of inheritance Although any breed can develop cystinuria, certain breeds are most affected. An estimated 10 percent of male Mastiffs have cystinuria. It is also common in Newfoundlands, English Bulldogs, Scottish Deerhounds, Dachshunds, Staffordshire Bull Terriers, and Chihuahuas. Genetic tests to determine carriers are available for Newfoundlands and Labrador Retrievers but not Dachshunds or other affected breeds. There are at least two types of cystinuria. The more severe form affects Newfoundlands and, rarely, Labrador Retrievers, and possibly some other breeds and mixes. In other breeds (including dachshunds), dogs with cystinuria are almost always male. The average age at onset of clinical signs is about 3-5 years.

therefore may not always be a quick diagnosis. If cystine is found in the urine on any of these tests, the diagnosis is considered positive for cystinuria, though that doesn’t necessarily mean the dog will form stones. Note that sulfa drugs and supplements, including sulfa antibiotics, MSM, and Deramaxx, may cause false positive results. Because there is no DNA test available for this yet for Dachshunds, it is impossible to find out if your dog is a carrier. However if a dog in your bloodline is found to have cystine stones, you can at least find out if your dog also is producing cystine in their urine. If they are, they would be affected. By checking your breeding animals for cystine, it should be possible to reduce this defect in your breeding line. Hopefully in the future there will be a DNA test so this defect can be bred out of our dogs. Information and instructions for testing are available on the PennGenn site – see link below. http://research.vet.upenn.edu/penngen/Instructio nsforSampleSubmission/SampleCollectionShippi ng/MetabolicFanconiCystinuria/tabid/7607/Defa ult.aspx

but it must be sent frozen via overnight delivery, which adds some cost to the test. The third is a urine amino acid quantitation test which can only be performed in a human laboratory and is the most expensive of the tests. A quantitative amino acid analysis performed by PennGen or a human medical laboratory is most reliable but very expensive. With all the tests it is important to note that a test negative for cystine does not guarantee that your dog does not have cystinuria. Three to four tests may be done before a dog will present with cystine in their urine. This is a rare condition and Dachshund Club of America

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If your dog has obstructing bladder stones immediate treatment is necessary. If a stone has blocked the urinary tract a retrograde hydropulsion is performed to unblock the tract by pushing the stone back up into the bladder. If stones are found in the bladder, a cystotomy is usually performed to remove the stones. Cystine stones cannot be dissolved with diet or supplements alone, but two prescription drugs can help dissolve and prevent them: Thiola (tiopronin, also referred to as 2-mercaptopropionylglycine or 2MPG), and Penicillamine (Cuprimine). Thiola has few side effects but is very expensive and hard to obtain. Penicillamine is easier to get and cheaper, but has been known to cause side effects such as nausea, vomiting and diarrhea, but many dogs do well on it. Because the severity of cystinuria tends to decline with age, the dosage of preventative medications can sometimes be decreased or even stopped. Neutering also may decrease the formation of stones. After diagnosis, treatment is necessary to try and reduce the incidence of stones re-forming in the bladder. Cystine, like all amino acids, is one of the building blocks of protein. That’s why most veterinarians (including many kidney specialists) prescribe a low-protein diet, speculating that reducing the cystine supply will reduce the formation of cystine stones. The down side is that a diet low in protein can be unhealthy for dogs and the diet can cause other stones to occur. Another common recommendation is to raise the PH (alkalize) the dog’s urine because cystine continued on page 12...


Ch. Wagsmoreâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lo and Behold, ML, ROMX X BISS GCh. Kaycees Galewinns All Revved Up, MLD, ROMO

Bred and Handled By: John & Terrilynn Carlson

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“Sasa” Short Shadows Hare In the Moon SW CGC, RN, BN, CD Sasa completed her CD at the Oshkosh Kennel Club Fall Show, Saturday, October 16, with a 1st place. Breeder: Carolyn and Christopher Casoria Owner/Handler: Christine E. Delahaut

Congratulations to Carolyn Casoria and Shawn Nies and the other Short Shadow dogs on their wins at the Harvest Moon Classic Field Trials in 2013.

Cystine Bladder Stones continued from page 10 stones form in acid urine. If urine alkalization is attempted, the target pH is 7.0 to 7.5. Any higher PH can predispose dogs to calcium phosphate uroliths. Potassium citrate is preferred for alkalization when needed rather than sodium bicarbonate because sodium may enhance cystinuria. It’s important to provide your dog with extra fluids and frequent opportunities to urinate in order to keep his urine from becoming supersaturated. Salt should not be added to increase fluid consumption for dogs with cystinuria, a low-sodium diet may decrease the amount of cystine in the urine. For some dogs, the solution has come not from prevention strategies or medication, but from surgery. A male dog with recurring stones may need a scrotal urethrostomy. This surgery redirects the dog’s urethra away from the penis to a new, surgically created opening in front of the scrotum. The wider opening that results enables males to more easily pass small stones and help prevent urinary blockages. Future obstruction is not impossible, but this procedure reduces the risk substantially. This surgery should not be undertaken lightly. It’s expensive, requiring the expertise of a skilled board-certified surgeon, and because the affected area is rich in blood vessels, there can be significant post-surgical bleeding, though the surgery is not particularly painful. The AKC Canine Health Foundation has been funding research on cystinuria since 1996. The research funded has resulted in the genetic tests for cystinuria in Newfoundlands and Labrador Retrievers. With your help continued research will hopefully allow more tests to be developed for other breeds – especially Dachshunds! Resources: Whole Dog Journal 6/2010 AKC Canine Health Foundation http://www.akcchf.org/canine-health/your dogs-health/disease-information/cystinuria.html University of Pennsylvania/PennGenn http://www.vet.upenn.edu/ Minnesota Urolith Center: http://www.cvm.umn.edu/depts/minnesotaurolithcenter/about/home. htmlational Laboratory of Medicine

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is proud to announce a litter that brings some of the top show dogs and producers of the past, into the present. 3 females and 1 male were born on February 2nd. Sire: Multi Specialty and Group Placer Ch. Dollidach Waldmeer Blue Chip ROMX (Ch. Fancy That Anthony ROMX X Ch. Waldmeerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lottie Mischief CGC ROMX

Dam: Ch. Ragtyme Run Around Sioux (GCh. Daybreaks Classique Cruiser W ROMX X Ch. Ragtyme A Way About Her)

For further information on this litter contact: Lynn Blackbourn

Ragtyme Wirehaired Dachshunds 200 Goede Road Edgerton, WI 53534 608-295-8981

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January 18, 2014

Ms. Eleanor Ruth Robins 4314 Westport Terrace Louisville, KY 40207-7014 Dear Ruth, It is with deep appreciation that the Board of Directors thanks you for your fourteen years of stellar service as Financial Administrator of the Dachshund Club of America Health and Welfare Trust Fund. We want you to know that your diligence in managing the funds and finding the safest investment opportunities has not gone unnoticed. Under your remarkable stewardship, the Trust Fund’s monies have continued to grow exponentially, even as we have committed funds to various worthwhile endeavors over the years. The Board is deeply appreciative that someone so conscientious is maintaining the funds entrusted to us by donors. We hope that we can count on your continuing commitment to the Trust Fund and its future support of projects that benefit our wonderful breed. Sincerely, Board of Directors, DCA Health and Welfare Trust Fund Vicki Spencer, Secretary

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Flynn and I have been having fun this year! He finished his Grand Championship in early 2013 and was put up for a bit. After DCA, he was brought out again and, in limited showing, he has amassed an impressive record.

Breeders: Sheila Spangler, Dianne Graham and Joyce Warren Owner/Handler: Dianne Graham

(GCh Joy-dens Cha-Ching-Cha-Ching SS X Ch. Diagram Arabesque SS

Best of Variety at the Metropolitan Dachshund Club Specialty under Carol Spritzer

2013 Number One Owner Handler Smooth (Owner Handler Series) Best in Specialty Shown and Best of Variety in Specialty Show wins and Hound Group placements. 2013 AKC/Eukanuba National Championship: Best Owner Handler Smooth Best Bred By Exhibitor Smooth Best of Variety Smooth

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NEW WEBSITE ROLLING OUT SOON!

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Get ready to use the new user-friendly DCA website! • Members Only section, password protected* • Easy access to breed standard, pedigree database, etc. • Action shots of dachshunds showing their versatility • Up-to-date information on dachshund activities, results • Current health information about dachshunds • Easy access to membership information, applications • Links to useful sites and information “Dachshund Store” to obtain DCA pamphlets, videos, etc. •

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(GCh. Sandach’s Dancing Thru Life ML X Ch. Treasuredox Carawans Fantasy ML)

Thanks to all judges who rewarded this very young bitch. I’m honored to own her and I’ve had so much fun showing Miss Personality. Thank You Bobby! Her wins: Newman KC: Andrea Bradford, MD, Central Carolina Dachshund Club: Breeder Judge Adrian Woodfork, Sawnee Mt. KC of GA: John Cole, Huntsville KC, Inc.: Breeder Judge John Wade, Alabama Dachshund Club: Breeder Judge Bob Wlodkowski, Decatur K.C.: Breeder Judge Fran Colonna Breeder: Bobby Sandoval, Sandachs Owner/Handler: Cissy Johnson 1205 Senator Road, Douglasville, GA 30134 Greenzboro@aol.com 770-577-0656 Dachshund Club of America

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Finley just turned 2 years old and has done well in his limited showing. Specialty majors, multiple BOV & a BOS-BOB from classes under breederjudges Fran Colonna, Lynne Allen Westminster KC 2013, WD: Jamie Hubbard

BISS under breederjudge Linda Kraft

AKC/Eukanuba 2013 Select Dog, Best BBX: Dr. Gareth Morgan-Jones BBX Hound Group 4: Gayle Bontecou

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(Ch. Boondox Forrest Gump ROMO* x GCh. Jarbsyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mama Mia ROMX*)

Breeder/Owner Sandy Arnold 812-322-1842 sandyarn@aol.com *pending

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2014 DCA National Field Trial Results submitted by Claire Mancha

As you read this in April the 2014 field trial season is in full swing. Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s go back in time 3 months with my reportage of the GGDC and DCA national field trials. Here goes! Picture a land of scorching heat, cracked dry earth and brittle straw-like weeds and grasses. The wind and heat draw out every bit of moisture from your lips and skin and the glare of the sun makes your eyeballs hurt. Tatooine? Nope, Vacaville, California, January 2014. California decided not to have a rainy season this year which is not only catastrophic for wildlife and stock, but also for any living creature which needs water to live. Ooops! Despite this and against all odds, the Golden Gate Dachshund Club forged ahead fearlessly and held a pretty darned nice trial. I have here the raw data so you can relive the trials. I apologize ahead of time for any errors and misspellings.

GGDC Trial January 21, 2014 Open dogs, 14 entries, judges Jan Allison and Rob Couch Bracings: 1. Rebel and Parker 2. Walter and Dreamer 3. Graffiti and Draco 4. Tucker and Drew 5. Cooper and Sam 6. Mardi and Ripley 7. J. P. and Jacques

2nd series: 1. Mardi and Cooper 2. Walter and Draco 3rd series: Cooper and Draco 4th series: 1. Mardi and Draco 2. Cooper and Walter Final: 1. Mardi 2. Draco 3. Walter 4. Cooper NBQ J. P.

4th and final: 1. Schatzi 2. Evee 3. Betty Spaghetti 4. Louise NBQ Squeak Field champions combined (stake was split for 1st series) Judges Steve Schultz and Vicki Ronchetti Bracings: Group 1

Open bitches, 18 entries Judges Julie Couch and Ron Yann Bracings: 1. Candy and Louise 2. Champ and Betty Spaghetti 3. Bossa and Sasha 4. Rhonda and Squeak 5. Everly and Schatzi 6. Aeryn and Annie 7. Evee and Penny 8. Rayna and Porsche 9. Diva and Clara Barton

Group 2 Judges Jan Allison and Tracy Freeling 2. River and Berry 4. Leenah and Harmony 6. Chug and Reba 8. Bentley and Max 10. Asti and Vida 12. Tadee and Gershwin

2nd series: 1. Schatzi and Betty Spaghetti 2. Louise and Evee 3rd series: Betty Spaghetti and Evie Dachshund Club of America

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1. Spot and Etta 3. Rainy and Reddy 5. Zeus and Radar 7. Picabo and Ellie 9. Fifa and Violet 11. Butch and Sigmund 13. Parker James and Electra 15. Barnabas and Misty Michelle 17. Bella (bye used was Barnabas)

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(Dual Ch. Darshans Hummer V Jagies x Am/Eng Ch. Hampdach Classic Gold At Bensarka) Was bred to our

Grand Champion Dual Champion Lorindol Dream Rider (Dual Ch. Stardox Twist and Shout ROMX x Dual Ch. Lorindol Ku’uipo of Penkay ROMX).

This line breeding produced four beautiful puppies. We are planning a repeat breeding Spring 2014. Before arriving in the States “Roo” earned a CC at Crufts March 2013. He continued his winning streak once he arrived in the States. Roo was shown 4 times in the classes finishing with 4 Majors. He hit the ground running by going Best of Winners at the St. Louis National Host Show his first day in the States, followed by RWD at the Nationals, WD/BW the next weekend in Cincinnati and WD/BW at the Hoosier Specialty in August. He quickly finished his Field Championship with 2 first places and a second. Roo will be selectively shown in the States through May 2014. Roo not only has outstanding conformation, he has a natural hunting instinct and a wonderful personality. Thank you Clare and Laura for offering me the chance to show this handsome boy.

Lorindol Kennels • Bill and Vicki Spencer Bensarka Kennels • Clare MacDonald and Laura MacDonald 2650 Holland Dr. • Owensboro, KY 42403 • (270) 316-0051 lorindol@roadrunner.com • www.lorindolkennls.com

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Above & Below Ground continued from page 20 14. J. R. and Kayce 16. Duke and Ryder 2nd series field champions combined: 1. Radar and Duke 2. Spot and Max 3. Rainy and Bentley 4. Fifa and Harmony 3rd series: 1. Radar and Spot 2. Max and Rainy 4th series: 1. Duke and Spot 2. Radar and Max Final:

1. Spot 2. Duke 3. Radar 4. Max NBQ Rainy Best Open: Schatzi Absolute: Spot ________________________________________

Dachshund Club of America National Field Trial January 23 and 24, 2014 Wednesday, open bitch class, 18 entries, Judges Julie Nielsen and Kathy Lockyer Bracings: 1. Abigail Rose and Diva 2. Squeak and Sasha 3. Evee and Ronda 4. Annie and Betty Spaghetti 5. Penny and Clara Barton 6. Schatzi and Louise 7. Rayna and Candy 8. Champ and Bossa 9. Everly and Inky 2nd series 1. Bossa and Inky 2. Abigail Rose and Penny 3rd series Penny and Inky 4th series and final results: 1. Bossa (new field champion) 2. Penny 3. Inky 4. Abigail Rose (new field champion) NBQ Sasha AOM Betty Spaghetti Open dogs, 15 entries, Judges Linda Castaneda and Tracy Freeling Bracings: 1. Draco and Parker 2. Tucker and J.P. 3. Walter and Drew 4. Festus and Sam 5. Blackfoot and Mardi 6. Jacques and Dreamer

7. Magnum and Rebel 8. Ripley (Dreamer used as bye) 2nd series: 1. Mardi and Ripley 2. Blackfoot and Festus (Blackfoot defeated by Mardi) 3rd series Festus and Ripley 4th and final: 1. Mardi (new field champion) 2. Festus 3. Ripley 4. Blackfoot NBQ J. P.

2nd series:

1. Maddie and Rainy 2. Electra and Apache (Apache defeated by Rainy) 3rd and final: 1. Maddie 2. Rainy 3. Apache 4. Electra NBQ Reddy AOM 1. Picabo 2. Star 3. Leeonah 4. Etta 5. Asti

AOM 1. Draco 2. Dreamer 3. Tucker 4. Drew

Field champion dogs, 16 braces Judges Tracy Freeling and Julie Nielsen

Best Open: Bossa

Thursday, field champion bitches, 26 entries Judges Linda Castaneda and Kathy Lockyer 1st draw invalidated (bingo ball missing) 2nd draw bracings: 1. Berry and Fifa 2. Rocksee and Reddy 3. Birdtail and Leona 4. Etta and Asti 5. Ellie and Ely Mae 6. Vida and Star 7. Violet and Harmony 8. Olive and Maggie May 9. Eve and Leenah 10 Misty Michelle and Electra 11. Rainy and Apache 12. Bella and Reba 13. Maddie and Picabo Dachshund Club of America

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Bracing: 1. Spot and Barnabas 2. Kenny and Max 3. Duke and Bentley 4. Leroy Jenkins and Butch 5. Kayce and Zeus 6. Sigmund and Gershwin 7. River and Chug 8. J. R. and Radar 2nd series: 1. Butch and Max 2. Duke and Spot 3rd series Max and Spot 4th series: 1. Butch and Spot 2. Max and Duke Final: 1. Spot 2. Butch 3. Max continued on page 26...


Babs is pictured at 11 months in her first show winning Best in Sweepstakes at the Metropolitan Washington Dachshund Club Specialty. Thank you breeder-judge Michael Pitisci. At her second show, the Dachshund Fanciers Association of Berks County Specialty, she was Best of Winners and BOS to Variety. Thank you breeder-judge Dan Harrison.

(GCh. Briardach’s Thank My Lucky Stars X Ch. Briardach’s One for Luck)

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Above & Below Ground continued from page 24 4. Duke NBQ Kayce AOM 1. Bentley 2. Barnabas 3. Leroy Jenkins 4. Kenny Best field champion: Spot Absolute: Spot ________________________________________

AKC Results (Nationals) (registered names and owners): Field Champion DOGS 1s FC Goodwood’s Oh My Goodness JE C. Mancha/L. Stutts (16 pts) 2nd FC Sundance Of Hathor Farm SW G. Price/P. Price (8 pts) 3rd FC Rizing Starz Max A Zillion JE H. Priest/M. Priest (51⁄3 pts) 4th DC Duque’s Lights Out Merriman RN ME H. Priest/M. Priest/D. Priest (4 pts) Field Champions BITCHES 1st DC Arimich Delphi V Deltadox SL JE K. Schooler/K. Schisel (26 pts) 2nd DC Lockshire Rain Shadow SW JE M. Yann/R. Yann (13 pts) 3rd DC Lorindol Rider In The Skye SS S. Hulse (82⁄3 pts) 4th FC Elektric Snowqueen Of Cedarcroft ML T. Dilley/K. Sahlin/M. Dilley (61⁄2 pts) Open All-Age DOGS 1st Ruby Slipper Journey To The Outer Stratosphere J. Florendo (15 pts) 2nd Kliene Festus MW ME EE CAA J. Keller/McCormick (71⁄2 pts) 3rd Count My Ripples ME C. Pile (5 pts) 4th Stouthearted Blackfoot A. Hsia/D. Neff (33⁄4 pts)

Open All-Age BITCHES 1st Chirribi’s Bossa Nova Baby JE CA J. Willmore/D. Webb (18 pts) 2nd Goodwood’s Good Miss Moneypenny M. Ford/C. Mancha (9 pts) 3rd Westrose Shootin’ For The Moon MWD J. Couch/R. Couch (6 pts) 4th Inky Ball A Wiener J. Keller-McCormick (41⁄2 pts) ____________________________________________

Take away: For you East Coast and Midwest trialers, you must know that these field trials can in no way be compared to any trials you have in your territories. The variation in terrain and vegetation in these Centennial Park grounds is immense. There are scummy creeks, dry ditches, huge fields of nothing but open straw grass, large areas with nothing but burr weeds, dry dirt with the evil goat head plants on them, gravel, cooler tree alleys, etc., etc. The luck of the draw here really makes a huge difference in how your dog might run. I would like to say that the conditions were about as tough as you can get. No dog’s losses should be held against him and the wins are not necessarily indicative of an all-around-great-dog. (Except for Spot, ha ha). This was really an example of the “this dog, this day, this rabbit, this terrain” saying. I would like to give my own special awards to people and dogs that I thought were showstoppingly great. Best run of the entire 3 days award goes to frosty-faced 11-year-old standard longhair Maddie owned by Kathy Schooler. I was privileged to see this grand old lady be released, run 10 feet into a bush, wrestle around in the bush and pop out a rabbit, run screaming after it, grab its leg, lose it to two 180 turns, and run like the wind after the jack bellowing the entire time 100 yards down a path with Kathy Schooler hobbling after her crying out “Please don’t hurt the poor bunny!” Rob Couch and I agreed that this was the run that made the entire trip worth it. Dog to watch award in 2014 and beyond: Mardi, the red standard smooth of Maggie Craig’s breeding is about the driviest dog that I

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have seen in a long time. This boy is ready, willing and oh boy is he able. Fast and accurate, at 11 months old he is too young for major sperm production, but for those of you looking for an American style stud for a field bitch, this is your dog. Keep track of this one. Cool as a cucumber award goes to Sybil Swan. Seriously, this woman is about as efficient and calm under pressure as I have ever seen. If you are looking for a BFF who will be your rock, she’s the one. Sybil, you are my new hero. Funniest trialer award goes to Jordin Wallis. When we (the gallery) were told to line up (continually) Jordin finally said “Oh good, they are going to line us up and shoot us. I hope they shoot us in the legs so we can’t walk anymore” Another gem: Field trialer texting Jordin: “How is it out there?” Jordin texts back: “Kill me now!” Best hair award goes to Linda Castaneda who brought some Hollywood glam to the trials. Looking good Linda! Best loot award goes to GGDC, for the staggering amount of booty offered to the winners. You guys dug deep into the pocketbook for this trial and it was much appreciated. Hats off to everyone! It was a “tough love” field trial. !


Piper finished in style under these respected judges: Garry Newton, Dan Harrison, Dianne Graham and Jane Watkins. Our sincere appreciation for these major wins, and to Leslie Hiltz for the breed win! Co-Owners: Steve Wolden & Patty Madsen Exclusive Handler: Tammie Wilcox Dachshund Club of America

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(GCh. Sandachs Dancing Thru Life X GCh. Glenavans Audacious ML)

Bred by Mary Olich-Nie, Jan Richards and Wendy Hunter

Pictured with Breeder Judge Hal Bierman. Thanks to Breeder Judges Carol Spritzer, Pam Peat, and Robert Schwalbe for awarding Gabby! Many thanks to Mary Olich Nie for allowing Gabby to come to Sandachs! We are so excited to have this lovely girl and look forward to her bright future. Look for her at select Specialties this year.

Owner/Handler Bobby Sandoval

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Thank you Monica Canestrini for BOV and Lynne Allen for BOS to BOB at the 2013 Dachshund Club of America Specialty. Sandachs wishes everyone the best of luck at DCA in Sacramento! Breeder/Owner/Handler Bobby Sandoval

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RESERVE BEST IN SHOW Minneapolis KC under Judge Mr. Whitney Combs

Breeder/owner Debby Krieg Co-owner Patricia Grant Presented by Carlos J. Puig

BEST OF BREED

Dachshund Association of Long Island under Breeder-judge Dr. Ken Levison

Thank you judges BEST OF BREED

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MBIS, MBISS Ch. Brazos Ski Flower Bar The Doo MBIS, MBISS Ch. Daybreakâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Awesome Blossom W

BEST IN SHOW! Winnegamie Dog Club under Judge Mrs. Susan St. John Brown

Breeder/owner Debby Krieg Presented by Carlos J. Puig

GROUP FIRST Winnegamie Dog Club under Breeder-judge Mr. Guy Jeavons

s for these honors GROUP FIRST Winnegamie Dog Club under Breeder-judge Mark Houston-McMillan

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DCA MEMBERS!! If you HAVE NOT joined the DCA Bulletin Board go to DCA_BULLETINBOARD-subscribe@yahoogroups.com and JOIN!! The club cannot be responsible for people who do not take advantage of important updates that are posted on a regular basis. We have over 400 members, so that is a good representation of households, but there are still others who have not joined.

THE DACHSHUND CLUB OF AMERICA, INC. BOARD MEETING Saturday October 19, 2013 Red Lion Inn, Woodlake, Sacramento, CA President Carl Holder opened the meeting at 9:06 a.m. In attendance were: Carl Holder, Ken Levison, Neal Hamilton, Bob Wlodkowski, Cheryl Shultz, Marci Forrester, Lisa Warren, Brian Owen, Emma Jean Stephenson, Robert Schwalbe, Anne Carson, Vicki Spencer, Paul Martin, Liz Heywood, Larry Sorenson, Fran Colonna and Georjan Bridger. Jerry Cerasini entered the meeting at 4:05p.m. Denny Van Hook was absent. Guests present: Steve Shultz, Sharon Carr and Gail Tutt

President’s Report: Carl Holder recognized Marci Forester for her dedication to DCA and her many years of service. He reported receiving an email from AKC concerning the Presidential Challenge. The consensus was for DCA not to participate.

Recording Secretary: Vicki Spencer Motion was adopted to accept the May 16, 2013 minutes as emailed to the Board members. After a discussion, it was agreed that Vicki will bring to future meetings, past minutes and documents copied onto a flash drive.

Corresponding Secretary: Cheryl Shultz passed out a list of correspondence received from May 2013 to present. *Cheryl reported receiving enough Board member votes to notify AKC that DCA is voting for Bill Holbrook (16 votes) & Dr. Ray Calkins (13 votes) for AKC Lifetime Achievement awards. *Action item 8-20-13: She received a letter from Claire Mancha calling a Point of Order for not publishing actual judge vote count results for the DCA National Field Trial and Earthdog test. Cheryl will notify Clare letting her know

vote count results will now be published. *Action Item 9-03-13: She received an email from AKC asking parent clubs to consider extending the length of blanket approval for local clubs from 1 to 2 years or longer. Without objection it was decided DCA will approve extending the length of approval to two years. Cheryl will notify AKC. *Action Item 10-12-13: Cheryl received a $160.00 check from Phil Benway, Desert Valley DC to pay the AKC fine for late filing of the judging panel for the 11-01-13 DCA specialty in AZ. Ken reported that AKC will likely lower the fine, and if so, he will return the difference to Desert Valley DC.

winners of most DCA’s from 1931 to present is now stored in Archives. The earlier years are the most incomplete. For the last three months Lynne Cope has been helping by adding the information onto the winning pictures currently in Archives and restoring photos when needed. Vicki reported it is working out nicely with her compiling information and scanning the photos and Lynne restoring and adding the information onto the scanned photo. Vicki sent a sample to Charles DeLashmutt who responded saying the formatting should work fine with the DCA website. She will send a sample for Board members to review.

Education: Treasurer’s Report: Ken Levison passed out a treasurer’s report. Ken explained the report and answered questions. He reported receiving $446.00 from the abandoned monies in Ohio. He also reported he will soon have ready a Pay Pal option for foreign members to use for renewal of dues.

AKC Delegate’s Report: Larry Sorenson discussed the various projects being promoted by AKC. He explained about the AKC Pet Disaster Relief trailers and answered questions. Numerous Board members expressed concern that many details have not been thought through. A motion made for DCA to donate $1,000.00 to AKC Pet Disaster Relief trailers was not adopted. Motion was adopted for Larry to vote “yes” for adding classes for Misc. Standing Committees Raffle – Debby Kreig via email sent the following message: “I would like a working budget for the DCA raffle for 2014. I have depleted all of the donations given to me over the past two years, so will have more of a reliance on new purchases than in the nominal expenses of the past two years.” Debby Kreig Ken stated she has a $1,000.00 budget.

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Marci Forrester reported she is working on the DCA Meet the Breeds booth for Eukanuba. The theme will be “Here Comes the Dachshund A dog for all reasons and all seasons.” A frame with various cloth panels is being planned. Marci shared drawings of the panels. The frame will be light weight and the cloth panels will be durable. It will be easy to ship where needed. There will be a cd presentation explaining the dachshund outlines and what they represent. Total cost will be $3,900.00. Motion passed to purchase artistic panels for DCA Public Education.

Website Steering Committee: Robert Schwalbe passed out copies of possible sub titles to go onto nine pages for our Website. Right now he is trying to keep the old site going long enough to get the new site ready. The new site will allow Chairpersons the ability to change information on their section of the website. He also passed out a proposal for Website costs. The main cost, resulting from having a consultant build a shell for the website, would be $1,600.00. It would consist of a home page and 9 subpages. There would also be various other smaller chargers, such as a template license ($60.00) and any other assistance that might be needed for further development ($35.00 per hour). A motion was adopted to add $5,000.00 to the website budget. After a discussion it was agreed that Lisa Warren, Paul Martin, Anne Carson and Robert continued on page 48...


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January 2014

Mrs. Emma Jean Stephenson Beaver Falls, PA Dear Emma Jean, The officers and directors of the Dachshund Club of America would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your years of service on the DCA Board. Your dedication to dachshunds is a source of admiration and inspiration to all of us. Many have been fortunate to benefit from your vast knowledge. Warmest thanks for all of your hard work and outstanding contributions as a member of the DCA Board of Directors. We understand how much time and energy has been put forth, and we deeply appreciate all of your efforts.

Regards, Cheryl Shultz Corresponding Secretary Dachshund Club of America, Inc.

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All owner handled since 1968

Highlights of 2013: Thank you Judge Mr. Eugene Blake, BOV - Michigan Hound Association BOV at Midwest Dachshund Club Specialty - Judge Mrs. Sari Tietgen Group 4 - Licking River KC, 9/14/13 Judge Bonnie Linnel Clark Owner Handler Group placements with Judges Fran Colonna and June Penta

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First weekend out in 2014 Ducati wins BACK TO BACK GROUP ONES. Thank you Judge Mr. Lawrence J. Sinclair for this exciting win.

MULTIPLE GROUP WINNER MULTIPLE BEST IN SHOW SPECIALTIES DCA BEST OF OPPPOSITE TO VARIETY IN 2013 1/16/14 - Hound Group 1 - Judge Mr. Joe Lobb 1/17/14 - Hound Group 1 - Judge Ms. Sharol Candace Way Reserve Best In Show - Judge Mr. Joe Lobb 1/18/14 - Hound Group 2 - Judge Dr. Robert A. Indeglia 1/19/14 - Hound Group 1 - Judge Ms. Shelley S. Hennessy

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First weekend out in 2014 Blaze wins BACK TO BACK BEST IN SHOW SPECIALTIES in Florida. Blaze is pictured winning another Group One. Thank you Judge Dr. Donald Gill for this exciting win. ALL BREED BEST IN SHOW WINNER MULTIPLE GROUP WINNER MULTIPLE BEST IN SHOW SPECIALTIES DCA WD/BOW in 2013 (Finished his AKC championship undefeated at 9 months old).

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Mrs. Marci (Frances) Forrester Gulf Shores, AL Dear Marci, The officers and directors of the Dachshund Club of America, Inc. want to extend our sincere thanks to you for your many years of outstanding service on the Board of Directors. Your energy, enthusiasm and dedication to the well-being of our breed are commendable, and we appreciate the time and consideration you gave to all matters that came before the Board. We especially want to acknowledge all that you have done to promote educational events at our National Specialties. Your participation in Judges Education for the past several years is noteworthy. As the Chair of DCA’s Public Education Committee, the programs you organized were on meaningful topics of current interests to our members. These programs were first-rate, primarily due to your creativity and instinct about what people were interested in. Well done! Regards, Cheryl Shultz Corresponding Secretary Dachshund Club of America, Inc.

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(GCh. Vongay’s-Rubears Black Velvet Wrap SL X Ch. Isledox True Blue Maybellene SL)

“Ride, come on baby ride, let me make your dreams come true.” Neil Diamond

Rider is shown winning his championship at Sierra Dachshund Breeders Specialty Club of Los Angeles under breeder judge Eric Henningsen.

Rider took a 5 point major and went on to win Best of Variety over seven specials at theTualatin Kennel Club under Judge Kimberley Meredith Cavanna. Thank you also to judges Kent Delaney, 3 point major, and Cathy DeGraza and Seamus Oates.

Isledox Standard Dachshunds Ron & Faith Overdahl Breeders of Merit faith@isledox.com Handled by John & Tammie Wilcox A.K.C Registered Handlers Dachshund Club of America

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MULTIPLE GROUP WINNING #2 ALL BREED/#3 BREED* 2013 OWNERS: MEREDITH TAYLOR B. ANN WLODKOWSKI

PRESENTED BY: BILL AND TAFFE MCFADDEN

*Canine Chronicle Statistics December 31, 2013

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FOUNDATION TRAINING

By Karen R. Scheiner

ll puppies are cute, especially dachshund puppies! But choosing a puppy for competitive obedience and agility, is not puppy’s play. If you are a breeding dachshunds for conformation only, don’t stop reading! All breeders have some puppies that are not suited for the show ring in conformation. You may often find yourself in a situation where the potential buyers are looking for guidance in choosing a performance prospect. On the other hand, if you are actually looking to buy a dachshund puppy for performance events, or want to learn about starting training for a very young puppy, then this article is written especially for you.

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dachshund to stay in heel position with its owner walking around a ring, with no form of verbal instruction. That is the challenge! Therefore, the better the attitude and focus of the puppy from the start, the easier it will be to train for performance. If you get to choose a puppy from its litter, bring a squeak toy, something that will rattle or crackle (like a small box with treats, or an empty water bottle), a bouncing ball, or other objects that might create curiosity in a new puppy. Then sit on the floor with all of the puppies and hold your hands out. Observe which ones come running up to you, and which ones hide or seem fearful. Squeak the toy or crackle a

CHOOSING A PERFORMANCE PUPPY All puppies are not born equal. That is to say, aside from their appearances, some are shy, some are inquisitive, and some are outgoing. The cutest puppy in the litter may be the one that is always hiding in the corner. An inexperienced buyer might easily fall in love with that shy little puppy. If they are looking for “just a pet” (translate “couch potato”), then that puppy may be a good fit. However, the puppy who is outgoing, friendly and fearless is likely the best one to choose for performance events. Remember, we are talking about dachshunds here. Their natural instincts are to hunt and think independently. Tracking and field work comes fairly naturally as it requires significant independence on the dog’s part. However, it is completely unnatural for an unleashed

bottle, and identify which puppies are afraid of the noise, and which will bravely come to investigate. Shake the can and see if any of the puppies back away, or are any of them running to see what’s in it. If you toss a small bouncing ball, which ones give chase? This can give you a good preliminary idea what the puppy will be like as an adult. Choose the puppy with focus and temerity. Dachshund Club of America

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Okay, so now your “star” three-month old puppy is home with you. What next? I like to think of foundation training as providing the basic blocks for all other training to be built on. To set the record straight, if you think that immediately enrolling in a puppy training class offered in your area is the right answer, you would be wrong. This is a common mistake of novice trainers. In fact, taking a very young dachshund puppy to formal training can undermine even your best intentions, for several reasons. First, unless you find a class strictly dedicated to small dogs, most puppies enrolled in the beginner class will be large and unruly. They may want to sniff or chase your young puppy, and sometimes the owners cannot even control them! Being chased by a large dog, even in play, can be devastating for a small young puppy. Second, you can (and should) lay the groundwork yourself for the puppy to begin to learn. Finally, and most important, a puppy that is not yet six months old is really too young for formal training classes any way. I am certainly not saying that you should not train a young puppy. Rather, what I am saying is that you already have all of the foundation tools you need to work with your puppy at home for at least three to four months. Forget the formal training classes for now. So let’s begin. All foundation training must be fun for the puppy. “Fun” is the operative word here. Stay upbeat and positive. If you had a bad day at work, it’s not the puppy’s fault; no yelling at the puppy! Lots of praise, treats and energy go a long way! I forbid you to say “no” to the puppy for any of his behavior. You will shut down a puppy with negativity and create unnecessary stress. For example, if the puppy runs away with your favorite sock, force yourself to say, “good boy,” in a high positive tone, and then exchange a toy for your sock. All information in training should be positive with lots of rewards for your puppy. Keep little toys with squeakers or bells in your pockets; have some Cheerios on hand all of the time. “PetStages,” “Zanies” and “Kong,” are just a few of many brands that make a line of interesting small toys designed for puppies. Socialize your puppy from the beginning. Get your puppy familiar with noises and the environment. Take the puppy for car rides often. Go to the pet store, a pet-friendly mall, and out to the park. Let other people feed him treats and


pet him. Take the puppy to your friends’ houses (with permission). Let the puppy play with children, especially if none are in your home. Inspire your puppy with treats and toys, to play with you, to walk with you, and to come to you. Get the puppy used to wearing a collar and a four-foot leash. (Stay away from flexi-leads in the beginning; they have their place in training, but not with a young puppy.) Remember that failing to socialize your puppy at an early age can be devastating later, when you want your adult dog to feel comfortable performing in a competition ring. If you have other dogs that you show, bring the puppy along to sit in your lap when you are not showing. He can watch other dogs and become familiar with different events. The importance of these basic initial experiences cannot be overstated enough. Keep your normal household routine. Run the vacuum, the washing machine, your hair dryer, the television, and any other appliances that are noisy. Let the puppy watch and listen. Remember, when you are in the obedience ring, you don’t want your dog to be startled by any noises. Get him used to everything from the beginning. These are experiences that cannot be made up later. Collar and Leash. Put a quick-release collar on your puppy at a very early age and let him get used to wearing it for the first week without anything attached. In about a week, attach a 4foot leash and try to get him to walk with you. If it’s snowing outside, no problem, just walk him around with the leash in your house. If the puppy won’t walk, show him some little treats (like Cheerios or string cheese) in your left hand, and he will follow the treats. This is not to be considered bribing, but rather motivating. A favorite toy will sometimes work here, too, but dachshunds are famous for being foodmotivated. Stay positive and happy. If the puppy takes just a few steps with you, stop and praise. Get excited. “Yay!! Good boy!!” Occasionally, turn and face the puppy. With the leash on, say his name and “come!” in an excited manner. Gently reel him in and offer a treat. If the puppy is bucking, you are going too fast! Take it slow. The purpose of these exercises is to get the puppy to happily walk along with a leash and to learn that coming to you is a positive experience. Don’t even try formal heeling or recalls until the puppy is comfortable walking on a leash for at least a few months. Toys and Games. Every “task” should be a non-threatening game for a young puppy. Allow the puppy to carry different objects in his mouth. Put different objects on the floor and see if he will pick them up. Remember, later you will want a dumbbell retrieve (either plastic or wood), articles (leather and metal dumbbells) and gloves to be carried. So start now! You can get plastic and wood dumbbells inexpensively on-line for practice. These are great for puppies just take them back before they get chewed up. I also use a tiny metal container from Altoids mints that I poked some holes in. (See photo) If you put a few little treats in it, the puppy will smell the treats and want to pick it up, and may

even bring it to you! This is a great preview for training retrieve of metal articles, which are not usually favorites. The puppy should get a treat from the can whenever he picks it up. Gloves or socks are great for chasing and “get it!” As you can see, all of this is laying foundation for later training skills. Tug-of-war, or what I call “bouncy bounce” is a great game for interaction. Get a bungie toy they look like colorful snakes or have balls on either end, with elastic through the middle. The elastic allows the puppy to pull on the toy while you are still holding it. Lightly bounce it up and down while the puppy is on the other end. He will pull harder and love the attention. Some of my doxies love this game so much that (if I let them), they will be bringing the toy to me all day long to pull. This is also great game to play later, with an adult dog, when you are doing warm ups for the agility ring, as it can really stimulate them! There are certain toys that I never let the dogs take away for individual play, as I always want to be able to pull out a special toy for interaction. In my house, the toy of choice is the stuffingless chipmunk! Made by “Skinneeez” and also by “Zanies,” you can find stuffing-free squirrels and chipmunks at the pet store or online. They have a squeakers in the head and tail, and the body is like a flat furry animal. (To the dog, it may be a dead rodent, who knows? My

older dogs want to bury them under their beds!) Why do I keep the toy from the dog? So that the dog realizes that to have fun with that toy, it has to come from ME. Your puppy should quickly learn that all good things come from you!

FINAL TIP One other secret, as a final tip, to keeping your puppy focused on you, the owner. When all else fails, try hand-feeding. That is, instead of just putting the puppy’s food dish on the floor, where he can casually feed himself, you intervene as his “helper,” so to speak. You can either scoop the food out of the bowl with your hand, or just keep your hands in or near his Dachshund Club of America

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dish, making him aware of your presence. At least for the first few weeks that he is with you, you should try this. This will reinforce for him that you are the source of his food and his fun after all, what else is there in life? Also, a puppy who is used to being hand-fed or seeing your hand in his dish, will never growl or in any way perceive that his food source is being threatened, when he is older. There should be one person in the house who regularly feeds the puppy and is the primary caretaker. That is the person that the puppy will be most bonded to. Parenthetically, if you have a child who is to be the “handler” for obedience or agility, then the child should try hand-feeding the puppy. Early on, this can create a major difference in how the puppy responds to you and whether he is willing to work for you in the performance ring. The suggestions in this article are intended to serve as a springboard for your own ideas and games as your puppy develops. They are not exclusive, as there are a myriad of ways for socialization, playing games, and getting ready for the performance ring. Just always remember to keep it fun, stay upbeat and positive. Above all, enjoy your new puppy!!


Thanks all those that contributed to achieving the following champions in 2013: CH Koradox Abracadabra of Pramada L CH Bronia Lolita CH Pramada’s Roustabout L CH Pramada’s Tempest L CH Pramada’s Triumphant Melody L CH Pramada’s Winchester SL CH Pramada’s Walther PPK SL

Pramada Dachshunds achieved their

61st AKC Champion in 2013!!

Pramada and Koradox are excited to share

CH Koradox Abracadabra of Pramada L with Gaynor Teh of Singapore. Merlin is now a top winning standard longhair in Singapore with multiple group wins!

✴ Maggie E. Peat ✴ 415-309-0103 ✴ pramada.kennels@gmail.com ✴ www.pramadakennels.com Koradox Dachshunds ✴ Tom Sikora ✴ 707-354-0581 ✴ koradoxtom@gmail.com ✴ www.koradox.net

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FINISHED UNDEFEATED AT SAN DIEGO DC WEEKEND WITH A GROUP 4!

AUS. SUPREME CH, NEW AKC CH BRIARMIST BUSHRANGER Over 10 All Breeds Best In Show awards, over 30 Best In Group awards. Rugby is the youngest Supreme Champion Longhair Dachshund in Australia. Thank you Jim & Lyndall Black (Briarmist) for sharing him with us.

“Rugby”

UK CH BRONIA LOTARIO JW Dog World UK Top Longhaired Dachshund 2010, 2011 & 2012 2013 Crufts Best of Breed Winner Thank you Emily Mitchell (Bronia) for allowing him to visit us.

“Logan” Rugby and Logan will be shown selectively in the USA Pramada Kennels, Reg. ✴ Maggie E. Peat ✴ 415-309-0103 ✴ pramada.kennels@gmail.com ✴ www.pramadakennels.com 47


Dachshund Club of America, Inc. Annual Meeting Place: Red Lion Woodlake Conference Center 500 Leisure Lane Sacramento, CA 95815 Date: Thursday, May 8, 2014 Time: 9:00AM

DCA Board Meeting Minutes continued from page 32 Schwalbe will work on graphics for the website. This working sub group to the Website Steering Committee will report at the next meeting. Ratification: It was moved that DCA will split with the Corgi National Club the cost to send Gail Laberge to the NAIA Convention. Motion adopted.

Special Committees DCA 2014 – Sharon Carr gave the Board a tour of the facility and answered questions. Robert has undated rosettes left over from DCA 2013. Rather than mail them to California, it was agreed for him to keep them for DCA 2015. Carl asked for volunteers to chair a number of the committees for DCA 2014. List attached. A concern was voiced by two DCA members at the Annual meeting that the timeline for membership approval took too long. A special membership committee consisting of Emma Jean Stephenson, Lisa Warren, Anne Carson and Liz Heywood (Chair) was formed to check into why it takes so long for the membership process. Findings will be published in the Newsletter.

Membership: The meeting went into executive session to discuss membership applications at 1:50 and reconvened at 2:25. *David and Stephanie Hass – not elected *Kristal Couch – sponsorship withdrawn *Elaine and Wayne Beard – elected *Jody Buckacek – not elected *Carol Kuechle – not elected *Kimberly Ristedt – elected

Bulletin Board: Cheryl Shultz reported she gets email requests asking to be added to the Bulletin Board and she doesn’t know who is making the

request. It was suggested that new members will be notified about the Bulletin Board and how to join. DCA Judges Nomination Process – The process was discussed and a few items were clarified. A member can make a nomination as long as he/she is a member in good standing at the time of the nomination. Nominations close on February 1. Cheryl will contact the nominees 4 to 5 weeks before the Annual meeting by email to see if they are available and eligible to run. Prospects will be asked not to reveal their nomination. Tracking Events at future DCA Nationals were discussed. A motion was adopted to make tracking events optional. If tracking tests are offered at a DCA National, specific classes offered are optional. If a tracking test is not held at a National, tracking titles earned during the time period between Nationals will be used for the DCA Triathlon point calculation and will be considered a qualifying venue for the DCA triathlon. Judging Schedule for future DCA Nationals – A motion was adopted to not wait until entries close to decide what variety will be judged on Friday. Smooth and wire Best of Variety judging will alternate beginning with smooths being judged on Friday for the 2014 Nationals.

DCA 2013 Financial Report Carl informed the Board of a $21,971.73 profit for DCA 2013. He passed out a report showing a breakdown of costs and revenue. Proposed Standard Revision After discussion, a motion was adopted for a breed standard revision containing the following language be proposed to the membership. “White on the chest or other parts of the body is highly undesirable and a solid patch of white, with or without ticking or roaning, which extends more than an inch in any direction, is a Dachshund Club of America

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disqualification, except in dapples, on which a large amount of white on the chest is permissible. In dapple dogs light gray is not to be confused with white. White due to aging or scarring must not be faulted.” A special Standard Revision Committee was formed consisting of Robert Schwalbe, Ken Levison, Anne Carson and Lisa Warren. Lisa will chair the committee and begin the process of moving forward the revision with AKC. AKC is considering a potential regulation change to allow 2 agility trials in one day for specialty clubs. A motion passed for Cheryl to send a letter to AKC recommending allowing specialty clubs to host two agility trials in one day. Paul Martin reported he has the DCA scales and will mail them to Carl to store. It was brought up that a job description for every standing committee needs to be in writing. Vicki will send out a request to each committee head asking that one be written and submitted. In December Vicki will check with each current committee head to get a count of who would be interested in continuing in that position if so chosen by the Board. It was agreed a Board meeting will be held October 25, 2014 in Chattanooga. Robert will let the contact person for the Chattanooga ChooChoo know of our date decision. The next meeting will be held January 18, 2014 in Atlanta, GA Meeting adjourned at 5:10 Respectfully Submitted, Vicki Spencer DCA Recording Secretary


Gazette. There was a standing vote with over 2/3 in the affirmative and the amendment was adopted, to be effective April 2014. This passed very easily. LLS

Delegate’s Report for December 13, 2013 Meeting Held in Orlando, FL submitted by Larry Sorenson These are the highlights of the Delegates’ Meeting; a complete set of Delegates’ Meeting Minutes is located at: http://images.akc.org/pdf/delegate_minutes/Dec ember2013.pdf This was the last meeting of the year held in conjunction with the AKC/Eukanuba Show. The next meeting is on March 11 and will be the 2014 Board election meeting. There are four candidates for three open positions as follows: James R. Dok representing the Gig Harbor Kennel Club, Dr. J. Charles Garvin, representing

the Dalmatian Club of America, Ronald H. Menaker, representing the Rockford-Freeport Illinois Kennel Club, Patricia Scully, representing the Obedience Training Club of Hawaii. Voting which took place at the December meeting: There was a vote on the proposed amendment to Chapter 3, Section 22, Dog Show Classification of the Rules Applying to Dog Shows, which provides for a Bred-by-Exhibitor Class for each sex of each Miscellaneous Class breed consistent with the requirements as defined in Section 8. The amendment was brought forward by the AKC Staff. The amendment was read at the September meeting. It was published in two issues of the online

DCA 2013 Financial Beginning Balance $7,000.00 Purina sponsor Ending Balance (Profit) $21,971.73 Income 86,296.61

Expenses 71,324.88

AKC applications Catalog advertising 170.00 Catalog sales 4,150.00 Foy Trent 38,025.00 Agility trial 2,591.00 RV Parking 8,630.00 Vendors 1,300.00 Awards Dinner +decorations 6,864.00 Purina Event Center (all inclusive) Night Security Stewards & Judges lunches (Checkerboard Café) Judges cost DCA Hospitality night Grooming income 3,840.00 Tracking Test 880.00 Earthdog Test 1,984.00 Welcome Bags (shared with St. Louis Dachs Club) Table cloths, Skirting, Décor. (shared with St. Louis Dachs Club) Field Trial 6,796.61 Total all Trophies 10,716.00 trophies are less ones not used Annual Meeting (2 mics) Ice Cream Social Morning & evening hospitality 350.00 Show supplies paper towels, water, candy, tape

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The Executive Secretary read the proposed amendment to Chapter 8, Section 9 of the Field Trial Rules and Standard Procedures for Pointing Breeds, which would allow a club at its discretion to provide lower entry fees for Junior Handlers. The same wording would be added to the applicable sections of the Field Trial Rules applying to Spaniels, Retrievers, Beagles, Dachshunds, and Basset Hounds. The amendment was brought forward by the Performance Events Staff. It will be published in two issues of the online AKC Gazette and will be voted on at the March 2014 meeting. The Executive Secretary read the proposed amendment to Chapter 10, Sections 2 and 3 of the Field Trial Rules and Standard Procedures for Pointing Breeds, which would add specifications regarding the individuals that may serve on an event committee when hearing a protest regarding a dog’s eligibility to enter a stake or class to help ensure the events committee is impartial. The amendment was brought forward by the Performance Events department and approved by the Board. It will be published in two issues of the online AKC Gazette voted on it at the March 2014 meeting.

$80.00 30 extra($90.00) $15,518.00 to DCA $1,307.91 profit $2,510.00 profit

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As always, I will seek the DCA Board guidance on how DCA would like to vote on these two proposals. These are both good proposals and the first one effects our breed. LLS Peter Farnsworth, gave the Financial Report as follows: Well, we’ll review the “holiday figures” I’m calling them today, since there is a holiday theme here. These are year-to-date results through the end of November we are going to go through, and as we have done in the past, I’m going to be up here at the end of the Delegates meeting to receive any questions you have. This is, of course, because of our limited time; It has to be somewhat of a summary presentation. So we are here to answer any questions you have. I’m also available at any time subsequent to this. So the good news on several fronts, really, we have nothing but good news really to talk about today. Revenues YTD versus 2012 are up $2.4 million. Expenses YTD are down by $2.1 million. Net operating income, as a result, continued on page 50...

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improved four and half million for the eleven months. Investment gains due to the benefits of the diversified portfolio, investment guidance and health of a good stock market, are up $11 million in that same period of time. And it was up vs. the year before that, which was itself up $6 million. So it really has been about a $17 million net improvement in the last two years. Net income is $18 million versus $6 million this time last year. So that is good news. Tall revenue numbers: So what happened to those revenues and why did we see this improvement, even in a declining period of time for numbers of registrations? Well, the registration fee for all of 2013 has been $30. And as we know in 2012, it was introduced, so it didn’t have the full effect in 2012. So it was sort of a gradual effect that gave us a lift. We easily cleared expectations for revenue numbers versus our budget, even though we are expecting lower numbers on registrations (numbers of litters and dogs) and we improved versus that. Registration dollars are $1.2 million above where they were in 2012 as a result of those factors. And then we jumped over other last year in a number of other revenue areas. Revenues for AKC Reunite also improved this year, and as you know AKC Reunite is a significant contributor to our bottom line. Let’s talk about costs, which are always depressing at this time of year. “Best to let sleeping dogs lie” is the way we approached this one. Controls have kept wage-growth dormant. We have had a quiet pension climate and due to the machinations of the federal government, we were able to reduce the amount of money that we were forced to add to our pension funds this past year. This was true for the whole United States, not just for us. But as I think I said at the last meeting, there had been a very aggressive attempt to restore whole pensions, pension liabilities all around the United States, and it was just straining too many corporate budgets, so the federal government reduced that fairly aggressive requirement it had imposed really just two years before. Overall, controlling costs brought costs down $2.1 million, just keeping an eye on other things, with upward pressure generally in this market on wages and other costs, but with all of that, net-net, we were able to keep costs down $2.1 million vs. last year. The balance sheet is what I call “strong”. We are enjoying today some of these gains that we were lucky enough to have in the investment market and our unfunded pension liability has dropped (as a result of both rising interest rates, and because of the improvements in our pension portfolio that has been invested separately). And so it has given us a stronger balance sheet. But things may change. But we are alert to new threats as well as new opportunities and you should know we have a strong balance sheet as we move forward to these other challenges.

Summary comments: The season’s greeting us well. Good news all around. Seasons do change. So we don’t expect the stock market to always keep going up $18 million a year. And you can take that as an investment advice from me if you would like: It will go down. We have a solid balance sheet again, much improved from where it was just a few years ago, but the lesson of a just a few years ago is that things do change and the balance sheet can quickly move into a negative direction quickly. We are alert to new opportunities in the New Year. As I was remarking when I was pulling this together, I want to remind you all even in finance we know the holidays is not all about revenues and costs. This is nothing new to any of you. It is all about why we do things: for the good of all people and for the canine/human bond which is terrific. And we want to celebrate that, too. So Happy Holidays to everybody. Thank you. Please note the bold part of this report, registrations are still going down. Overall they are controlling costs which brought expenditures down from last year. (About time) AKC Reunite (old CAR) is a strong program and makes money for AKC every year. LLS The Chair called on Christopher Walker, Assistant Vice President of Social Media and Communications, and Hillary Prim, Director of Public Relations who shared two new videos and introduced the Bailey Awards, which honor clubs for their achievements. Mr. Walker: Well, first off, we just wanted to come before you and say thanks for all of the help and support, particularly our effort to expand audience and engagement within our social media channel. We are very grateful and in particular to the ones of you that are on Facebook everyday supporting and sharing our message. It is just really appreciated. So we would like to show a little thank you video that we put together for all of you that leads into one of our marketing initiatives for next year. Mr. Walker: What we want to say is that this is just the first step of a longer campaign to market breeders and promote our sport. Social media is a great way to awareness, and if our awareness can grow into interest and we see people start to engage with us and like us, then we can turn that into the intent, and ultimately an action to attend our events, to buy our products, or to just get involved with us. That is really the goal here. It is good to have AKC recognized by the public with all of the LIKES on social media However, when and how does this bring the public to AKC to buy our products and register their dogs with us? LLS Mr. Ljungren: Good morning. The Canine Good Citizen program started in 1989. It has grown now to a comprehensive three-level program consisting of AKC STAR Puppy; the CGC test, which is now a titling activity, and the recently introduced Community Canine test, which can be thought of as the advanced Dachshund Club of America

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CGC, which carries the title CGCA. We heard from many of the Board candidates this morning about ways that AKC can reach out to the general dog-loving public. This program is one of the ways we can do it. And it is a program that we have had for 25 years. It has certainly been a successful program, but I think it can become a giant program. And the giant has started to stir in the last couple of years, with some fresh thinking and a little more energy. Dr. Burch: Good morning. I’m here today to talk about my favorite topic in the world – the American Kennel Club’s Canine Good Citizen program. My story began as many stories do, which is Once Upon a Time. Once upon a time, before the internet, before I knew about the American Kennel Club, before I knew about the benefits of training your dog, and before I knew about responsible breeders, when a beloved Siberian Husky died, we decided to get another dog. Canine Good Citizen started in 1989. Since then, more than 600,000 dogs have passed the CGC test. Canine Good Citizen classes provide in-person training using evidence-based procedures that we know work. Canine Good Citizen has been become and will remain the gold standard of behavior for dogs in our communities. In January 2013, we gave dog owners an option. They could have a CGC as a certificate only or CGC as an official title. We are not quite at the one-year mark and we already have more than 15,000 dog owners who chose the CGC official title option. For 20 percent of those titles, the dog owners had no previous connection with the American Kennel Club. So that means these dog owners registered or listed their dogs with AKC by getting an AKC, PAL or Canine Partners in order to get the title. The newest level of Canine Good Citizen is AKC Community Canine. This is advanced CGC and owners can earn the CGCA title. We announced this program in October and within five days, we sold out of three months’ worth of materials, showing the enthusiasm. We are really looking forward to what is going to happen with Community Canine in 2014. Michael Houchard, Delegate for the Conyers Kennel Club of Georgia, expressed his concern and his club’s concern over the recent decision to partner with Petco for the administering of the Canine Good Citizenship program. The Chair asked Mr. Ljungren to respond and he spoke as follows: Mr. Ljungren: I think we share a common goal here and that is to get this wonderful product that we have out to as wide of an audience as we can. So let me share with you how we have been doing toward that end, the way we are going about it right now. Currently there are approximately 3,600 STAR Puppy Classes offered in a year; 15 percent of those are offered by AKC clubs; 85 percent are offered by somebody other than an AKC club. There are many areas of the country where AKC clubs simply don’t offer classes at all or don’t offer them on a consistent basis. There are about continued on page 52...


Breeder Judge: Mrs. Andra Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connell Thank you to Michael Brunner and Fiona Walker for their expert handling! Keyshia finished at the Cascade DC Specialty and then immediately won back-to-back 5 point majors towards her Grand Championship Breeder Judge: Mrs. Kathleen Hardwick (New Zealand) Repeating the same way her sister Keyera finished her Canadian title, Keyshia wins an All-Breed BIS in Canada from the classes!

New Canadian & American

Ch. Barkerville Keyshia

New Grand Champion

Barkerville Keyera Thank you to all respected judges & kind supporters who have contributed to the success of these outstanding sisters!

Ted H. & Karen Brunner

Breeder Judge: Mrs. Andra Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connell Keyera sweeps all 4 BOVs and earns her GCh. title this Dachshund Specialty weekend under breeder-judges!

Barkerville

Breeder Judge: Mr. Dan Harrison Mr. Harrison also awards Keyera Best of Breed at the Desert Valley DC Specialty. Breeder Judge: Dr. Edna K. (Midge) Martin Dr. Martin also awards Keyera Best of Breed at the Desert Valley DC Specialty!

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AKC News continued from page 50 1,000 Member or Licensed clubs (excluding Specialties) that are licensed for Obedience. 125 of these clubs currently offer STAR Puppy or CGC. We wish more of our clubs would offer it. Mary has surveyed the clubs many times asking - Why don’t more clubs offer CGC testing? The answer was, because it doesn’t count. In AKC lingo that means it is not a title. Well we changed that this last year. Now it counts. We are watching to see if there are more AKC clubs in fact offering it. There has been a slight increase. Most recently, we are up to 18 percent of CGC tests offered by AKC clubs. The STAR Puppy Program currently tests about 13,000 dogs a year. That is a lot of dogs. But there are millions of puppies born in the United States every year. From a business and a public relations point of view, we have to ask ourselves, is the current system adequately reaching its target audience? Our market share is less than 1 percent. Management believes that having STAR Puppy Classes in Petco stores provides an opportunity to reach many new owners that otherwise would not be engaged with AKC. With this connection, information will be provided, as Mary just demonstrated, to these owners. The CGC family of activities is an important means for AKC to get involved early in the life cycle of the dog, thus potentially resulting in long-term membership in AKC clubs and participation in AKC events. The question about the AKC relationship with PETCO was very troubling to the delegate body. However, the AKC kennel clubs are not filling the need to the dog owning public for training. The CGC Program is a WONDERFUL program. I would encourage more kennel clubs to hold CGC training and test events. If a club holds a Sanctioned “B” match, why not hold a CGC Test along with the match. This will give two qualifying events toward the clubs annual compliance at the same time. NOTE: Mr. Ljungren now oversees all dog events in Raleigh. He comes from the field trial events world, (pointers) and moved to Raleigh from Washington State. Dr. Mary Burch is the heart of the CGC and STAR Puppy programs. She is wonderful lady with a strong dog behaviorist’s background. She developed and built the CGC and STAR Puppy programs and has written books on the subject. LLS Photo by Dawn Watters

NAIA CONFERENCE “The Conversation Begins with You” November 2013, Orlando, Florida he purpose of this conference was to teach her information excellent. participates how to take the Conversation David Waters, DVM, PhD, gave a report on back from the Animal Rights Activist agenda. the study he is doing on canine health and Legislative Panel: Phil Guidry, JD (AKC), longevity. He talked about the goals of research Adrian Hochstadt, JD, CAE, director of the to increase the health span and longevity to AVMA State Legislative and Regulatory increase successful aging. initiatives, Pat Mixon, the government Candace Croney, PhD, Animal Scientist, consultant for Florida VMA and Florida Purdue talked on the polarized, politicized Association of Kennel Clubs, and Patti Strand, animal welfare discussion. She talked about the NAIA Director. Discussion on why we should be pressure and politics that are being put on involved, what to do to become involved, and retailer groups by animal rights groups and that the fact that the state level is more important the retailers are listening to those groups. She than the federal level. Relationships matter and also talked about anthropomorphism and “the creating those relationships with legislators will Disney Factor”. Unfortunately over half of the serve you when canine legislation is proposed. US population reports they have no source of AVMA has created an outreach program for information for animal welfare. Of those that do, Law Schools. Phil Guidry explained what AKC 12% say they use HSUS and 7% use PETA. We, could do to assist clubs and individuals on and the Agriculture Industry, have got to take proposed legislation. Pat Mixon recommended back the conversation on animal issues and pulling in all become the go groups that Both brought out the fact that those trafficking to guys for would not like information. in dogs are making quite a bit of money doing even a part of a Animal Law bill that you are Panel: Jerrold so, while using the media to booster their opposing and Tannenbaum, position and to paint breeders as the working with JD, professor in those groups to the School of “bad person”. The percent of purebred dog get involved in Veterinary ownership is going down as imports take over. medicine and an opposing the legislation. Patti adjunct Strand explained the philosophy of NAIA and professor in the school of Law at UC Davis. NAIA Trust and the materials they provide to Michael Tenebaum, JD who focuses his assist in either fighting or supporting proposed Southern California legal practice on legislation. Much detailed information was agriculture, consumer preferences, free market given on how to accomplish your goal. economics and interstate commerce. John Panel on US Dog Trafficking: Arnold Simpson, JD Partner at Fulbright and Jaworski, Goldman, DVM presented a veterinarian’s his experience is in complex, protracted federal perspective on the mass movement of rescue court litigation, with a strong background in dogs. Patti Strand addressed the outcome of federal law. Each of these gentlemen talked interstate dog relocation programs. Both about animal lawsuits and animal law. Their brought out the fact that those trafficking in information on how they handle a lawsuit, dogs are making quite a bit of money doing so, what makes a good lawsuit and how to proceed while using the media to booster their position was excellent. and to paint breeders as the “bad person”. The This is one of the best NAIA Conferences I percent of purebred dog ownership is going have attended. The speakers were informative, down as imports take over. Importation of dogs knowledgeable and willing to share information creates a high risk for disease that is then set and answer questions. loose in the local community. I would recommend to our membership that Unfortunately, the animal fundraising groups when the opportunity arises to participate in a are now the leading resource for today’s media. Conference by either NAIA or AKC or a Lobby Marsha Kelly, MSK Ventures, Inc., spoke on the Day training session by your state tools we can use in media relations. She Federation/Coalition that you take advantage of explained how to develop our message, be an that opportunity. By arming ourselves with effective source of information and look at ways information to support our positions on to get our message out. There is the traditional legislative matters, and how to present that media, online and social media. She explained information, we will be better prepared to how to develop your message, decide what is work with legislators on these issues and to your key message, position yourself on who you counter the information put forth by the animal are and what you do, and reposition your rights agenda. opponent when applicable. She also talked about what to do before being interviewed, during the interview and how to get your message out at Gail LaBerge those times. Since I deal with the media, I found Legislative Chair

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Reprinted from the AKC Events website as of 3/16/14 Contact the secretaries of these events with any questions. Only those events approved by AKC before this publication is printed are listed.

Metropolitan Baltimore Dachshund Club April 18, 2014 Maryland State Fairgrounds, 2200 York Rd. Timonium, MD Total Entry Limit: 100

Metropolitan Baltimore Dachshund Club April 18, 2014 Maryland State Fairgrounds, 2200 York Rd. Timonium, MD Total Entry Limit: 100

Central Ohio Dachshund Club, Inc. April 19, 2014 Ohio Exposition Center/Ohio State Fairgrounds 717 East 17th Ave., Columbus, OH Total Entry Limit: 100

Central Ohio Dachshund Club, Inc. April 19, 2014 Ohio Exposition Center/Ohio State Fairgrounds 717 East 17th Ave., Columbus, OH Total Entry Limit: 100

Dachshund Club of Greater Syracuse April 26, 2014 JM McDonald Sports Complex 4292 Fairgrounds Drive, Cortland, NY Total Entry Limit: 100

Dachshund Club of Greater Syracuse April 26, 2014 JM McDonald Sports Complex 4292 Fairgrounds Drive, Cortland, NY Total Entry Limit: 100

Closing Date: Wednesday, April 2, 2014 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)

Mr. John (Tom) Ward Mr. John (Tom) Ward Mr. John (Tom) Ward

Closing Date: Wednesday, April 2, 2014 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. Edna K. Martin Dr. Edna K. Martin Dr. Edna K. Martin

Closing Date: Wednesday, April 2, 2014 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)

Mr. Adrian W. Woodfork Mr. Adrian W. Woodfork Mr. Adrian W. Woodfork

Closing Date: Wednesday, April 2, 2014 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)

Hal T. Biermann Hal T. Biermann Hal T. Biermann

Closing Date: Monday, April 14, 2014 For additional information contact: Darryl Hurst, Event Secretary 5485 Williams Rd. Munnsville, NY 13409 (315) 495-2328 hurst899@windstream.net

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

Alan E. Bennett Alan E. Bennett Alan E. Bennett

Closing Date: Monday, April 14, 2014 For additional information contact: Darryl Hurst, Event Secretary 5485 Williams Rd. Munnsville, NY 13409 (315) 495-232 hurst899@windstream.net

Judges Breed: (L) (S) (W) Junior Show: Obedience: Sweepstakes:

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Sweepstakes: Dorothy Davis

Junior Show: Ms. Mona M. Shaw Obedience: Sharlene Manderson Sweepstakes: To Be Assigned

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Golden Gate Dachshund Club, Inc. May 6, 2014 Red Lion Hotel 500 Leisure Lane, Sacramento, CA http://www.geocities.com/goldengatedachshundclub/

Golden Gate Dachshund Club, Inc. May 7, 2014 Red Lion Hotel 500 Leisure Lane, Sacramento, CA http://www.geocities.com/goldengatedachshundclub/

Dachshund Club of America, Inc. May 8 -10, 2014 Red Lion Hotel 500 Leisure Lane Sacramento, CA http://www.dachshund-dca.org

Metropolitan Washington Dachshund Club May 17, 2014 Prince William County Fairgrounds Rt. 234, Manassas, VA

Dachshund Club of America, Inc. May 18, 2014 Prince William County Fairgrounds Rt. 234, Manassas, VA

Western Pennsylvania Dachshund Club May 24, 2014 Lawrence County Farm Show Grounds Route 108 (5 miles east of New Castle) New Castle, PA http://www.dachshund-wpdc.org/

Connecticut Yankee Dachshund Club June 7, 2014 Taylor Farm Park Canfield Ave. Norwalk, CT

Closing Date: Wednesday, April 9, 2014 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, April 9, 2014 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, April 9, 2014 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, April 30, 2014 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)

Frederick R. Vogel Frederick R. Vogel Frederick R. Vogel

Closing Date: Wednesday, April 30, 2014 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)

Mrs. Barbara G. Pepper Mrs. Barbara G. Pepper Mrs. Barbara G. Pepper

Closing Date: Wednesday, May 7, 2014 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)

Dianne R. Graham Dianne R. Graham Dianne R. Graham

Closing Date: Wednesday, May 21, 2014 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)

John P. Wade John P. Wade John P. Wade

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Mr. Adrian W. Woodfork Mr. Ryan Lee Horvath Mr. Charles A.Baris

Junior Show: Mr. Ryan Lee Horvath Obedience: Mr. Alvin W. Eng

John P. Wade Johanna Primeaux (p) Mrs. Betty-Anne Stenmark

Junior Show: John P Wade

Ms. Sherrill C. Snyder Dr. Kenneth H. Levison Mrs. Jane T. Fowler

Junior Show: Ms. Sherrill C. Snyder Points for Reserve Available

Sweepstakes: Diane Sennett


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Dachshund Club of the Great Lakes June 14, 2014 Lake County Fairgrounds 1060 E. Peterson Road Grayslake, IL http://www.dachshundclubgl.org

Greater Portland Dachshund Club June 19, 2014 Clackamas County Fairgrounds 694 NE 4th Ave Canby, OR http://www.gpdc.net/

Greater Portland Dachshund Club June 20, 2014 Clackamas County Fairgrounds 694 NE 4th Ave Canby, OR http://www.gpdc.net/

Dachshund Club of Santa Ana Valley June 21, 2014 Hotel Claremont 840 So. Indian Hill Blvd. Claremont, CA http://www.dcsav.org/

Dachshund Club of California July 3, 2014 Ventura County Fairgrounds & Seaside Park 10 W Harbor Blvd. Ventura, CA Total Entry Limit: 100

Houston Dachshund Club, Inc. July 17, 2014 Reliant Center Astro Hall 1 Reliant Center Dr Houston, TX

Central Carolina Dachshund Club July 26, 2014 TD Convention Center 1 Expositon Ave Greenville, SC Total Entry Limit: 100

Closing Date: Wednesday, May 28, 2014 For additional information contact: Roy Jones Dog Shows, Inc., Superintendent P.O. Box 828 Auburn, IN 46706-0828 (260) 925-0525 rjds@royjonesdogshows.com

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

Closing Date: Wednesday, June 4, 2014 For additional information contact: Ms. Melody Fair, Event Secretary P.O. Box 339 Noti, OR 97461-0339 (541) 935-1672 heirdog@gmail.com

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

Closing Date: Wednesday, June 4, 2014 For additional information contact: Ms. Melody Fair, Event Secretary P.O. Box 339 Noti, OR 97461-0339 (541) 935-1672 heirdog@gmail.com

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

Closing Date: Wednesday, June 4, 2014 For additional information contact: Eileen Parr, Event Secretary 18780 Munsee Rd. Apple Valley, CA 92307-1426 (760) 946-9048 parrkees@mac.com

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

Closing Date: Wednesday, June 18, 2014 For additional information contact: Ms. Rhonda Storm, Event Secretary 9522 Derby Drive Riverside, CA 92509-3523 (951) 681-2487 flyingzranch@hotmail.com

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

Closing Date: Wednesday, July 2, 2014 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, July 9, 2014 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)

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Dr. Ronald I. Spritzer Dr. Ronald I. Spritzer Dr. Ronald I. Spritzer

Junior Show: Dr. Ronald I. Spritzer Sweepstakes: Miss Peggy L. Weissfuss Obedience: Mr. Elmer J. Willems

Mr. Adrian W. Woodfork Mr. Adrian W. Woodfork Mr. Adrian W. Woodfork

Junior Show: Mr. Adrian W. Woodfork Sweepstakes: Ollie Click

Laura E. Abbott-Licht Laura E. Abbott-Licht Laura E. Abbott-Licht

Sweepstakes: Erika Houle

Jerry Cerasini (p) Jerry Cerasini (p) Jerry Cerasini (p)

Sweepstakes: Sue Rucker

Ms. Ann Gordon Ms. Ann Gordon Ms. Ann Gordon

Sweepstakes: Sharon Jadick

Dianne R. Graham Dianne R. Graham Dianne R. Graham

Junior Show: Dianne R. Graham (p) Sweepstakes: Joyce Warren

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All dates, times and addresses are as accurate as possible before the newsletter deadline date. Please consult the show secretaries or superintendents for any further information.

Northern California Dachshund Club August 1, 2014 Dixon May Fairgrounds 655 S 1st Street Dixon, CA http://www.ncdachshundclub.org

Columbine Dachshund Club August 15, 2014 Island Grove Regional Park 501 N 14th Ave. Greeley, CO http://www.columbinedachshundclub.org/

Central Iowa Dachshund Club September 5, 2014 Iowa State Fairgrounds E. 30th & Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA http://www.centraliowadachsclub.com Total Entry Limit: 100

Central Iowa Dachshund Club September 5, 2014 Iowa State Fairgrounds E. 30th & Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA http://www.centraliowadachsclub.com Total Entry Limit: 100

Metropolitan Washington Dachshund Club October 5, 2014 Frederick County Fairgrounds Rt. 11, Stephenson, VA Total Entry Limit: 100

East Bay Dachshund Club, Inc. October 24, 2014 Dixon May Fairgrounds 655 S 1st Street Dixon, CA

Closing Date: Wednesday, July 16, 2014 For additional information contact: Ms. Bonnie Prato, Event Secretary 5252 Shafter Ave. Oakland, CA 94618 (510) 653-8883 hanashihtzu@yahoo.com

Judges Breed: (L) (S) (W) Junior Show: Obedience: Sweepstakes:

Mrs. Carla M. Mathies Mrs. Carla M. Mathies Mrs. Carla M. Mathies Mrs. Carla M. Mathies To Be Assigned Sharon Carr

Closing Date: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 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)

Jerry Cerasini (p) Jerry Cerasini (p) Jerry Cerasini (p)

Closing Date: Wednesday, August 20, 2014 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 20, 2014 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)

Frances H. (Marci) Forrester Frances H. (Marci) Forrester Frances H. (Marci) Forrester

Closing Date: No Date Available For additional information contact: Karen L. 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. Frank Canestrini Mr. Frank Canestrini Mr. Frank Canestrini

Closing Date: Wednesday, October 8, 2014 For additional information contact: Bonnie Prato, Event Secretary 5252 Shafter Ave. Oakland, CA 94618-1051 (510) 459-3580 bonnie.prato@yahoo.com

Judges Breed: (L) (S) W)

Junior Show: Jerry Cerasini (p) Sweepstakes: Helen Hamilton

Ms. Phyllis Rosinsky Ms. Phyllis Rosinsky Ms. Phyllis Rosinsky

Junior Show: Ms. Phyllis Rosinsky (p) Obedience: To Be Assigned Sweepstakes: Lynne Dahlén

Junior Show: Mr. Frank Canestrini

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

Sweepstakes: Patty Wirries

DCA is needing donated items for the Raffle, which will be held during DCA week (May 6th-11th) in Sacramento. What you’re no longer wanting or tired of, someone may find truly delightful. Items should be dachshund related, dog related, or wine for the wine baskets. Please let me know what you are planning on bringing to DCA for the raffle. Or if you’re not going this year and would still like to donate, please mail to the address below. Georjan Bridger, 1434 Sylvan Ave SE, Salem OR 97302 • 503-364-9695 • artsrpassion@live.com Dachshund Club of America

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REMEMBER! Only those results sent in to the Trophy Chair, editor or webmaster via e-mail will be published in the newsletter. They are published as submitted.

Submission form: http://www.dachshund-dca.org/ftresult2010.html

URL that will take you to the AKC calendar for upcoming Dachshund Field Trials: https://www.akc.org/events/search/blocks/dsp_event_list.cfm?active_t ab_row=2&active_tab_col=4&fixed_id=12&states=&club_name=Da chshund&date_range=CURRYR&event_grouping=FT&save_as_defau lt=Y&saved_states=&select_all=ALL

Buckeye Dachshund Club November 10, 1013 TOTAL NUMBER OF STARTERS: 50 Combined Open Stake Starters: 11 Judges: Phil Kirby & Mary Powell 1st Ch. TownFarm Lois Lane (Bitch) Michael J Pitisci & Jesica LaBelle 2nd Jewels Adamant Opaque Blk Diamond ML (Bitch) Monica Galley 3rd Ch. Petalpusher Red Sage MS (Dog) Rita J Kepner & Rick Kepner 4th Rellih’s Custom Cowboy v Gleneagle (Dog) Dr Randy. Eltringham & Lisa Kennel NBQ GCh. Digalot Magical Merlin (Dog) Jinx Gellin & Judy Stephenson Field Champion Dogs Starters: 18 Judges: Laurel Whistance-Smith & Patsy Leonberger 1st FC Stardox Frankly My Dear Rhett Susan Jill Blake 2nd FC Stardox I Know You Rider ME CGC Susan Jill Blake & Lorraine Simmons (Genieczko) 3rd FC Underft SB’s Mr. Big Stuff MS Mary Powell & Alicia (Young) Thompson 4th FC EJ’s Sir Winston Duke of Salem MW Kimberly Wimmer NBQ DC EJ’s He’s A Good Man MW JE Kimberly Wimmer

Field Champion Bitch Starters: 21 Judges: Alice Moyer & Stan Knoll 1st FC von Schatten Knight of Mischief Shawn Nies 2nd FC Annamieka vom Jagdfeld CGC Sherry L Ruggieri 3rd FC Diamant Lily von Lowenherz ME L. Whistance-Smith 4th FC R-Obsession Liesel RN RA Corinne Gindroz NBQ FC Tusoksori-Ugraszto Husniya CGC Sherry L Ruggieri Best Open From the Combined Open Stake: Ch. TownFarm Lois Lane Absolute: Not done due to darkness and competitors had to leave. Absolute will be done at a later date per Field Trial Chairman Cynthia Yeager with the following class winners: Ch. TownFarm Lois Lane FC Stardox Frankly My Dear FC von Schatten Knight of Mischief _______________________________

Houston Dachshund Club November 23, 2013 TOTAL NUMBER OF STARTERS: 44 Starters: 14 Judges: Sandi Myers & Vic Moake 1st GCh. Walmars Solo’s OMG SL K. Vidrine, P. Carter, W. & M. Jones 2nd Doxdane’s Just Sayin SL E. & K. Slatton, N. Pearson 3rd Ch. Hidden Cedars Ima Fool 4 U MS Gloria LaTour

4th Ch. Add-Sims Something 2 Talk About MS Gloria LaTour NBQ Corrbelle’s Running Late V Solo SL N. Pearson, S Garza Starters:15 Judges: Kellye Slatton & Laura Isaacson 1st Hidder Cedars Daddys Baby MS Gloria LaTour 2nd Underft KB’s Thief of My Heart M. Powell, A Thompson 3rd Hidden Cedars Who’s Ur Daddy MSD NA Gloria LaTour 4th Ch. Hidden Cedars Collors Outside the Lines MSB Gloria LaTour NBQ Ch. Doxdane’s Aviance Adorable SL Nancy Person Field Champions Dogs Starters:9 Judges: Stephen Dumas & Randy David 1st FC Hidden Cedars No Jacket Required L. Isaacson, G LaTour 2nd FC Hidden Cedars Jango Bling Laura Isaacson 3rd FC Duchwoods Pirate Prince MS Sandra Russell 4th DC Caidarcs Tuff E Nuf MW E. Ellis, E Fuselier NBQ FC Underft SB’s Mr Big Stuff MS M. Powell, A. Thompson Field Champion Bitches Starters:6 Judges: Ashley Dumas & Randy David 1st FC Hidden Cedars a Song 4 My Heart MS Gloria LaTour 2nd FC Hidden Cedars Grabbin That Brass Ring V. Moake, G. LaTour 3rd FC TusoKsori-Ugraszto Husniya CGC Sherry Ruggieri 4th DC Mye Dachshire Mystic Moon JE S. Myers, K. Hagmueller NBQ DC Rellih’s Hopi Kachina Spirit MW TD CGC Linda Snyder Judges for Best Open, Absolute: Ashley Dumas & Sandi Myers Best Open: Hidden Cedars Daddys Baby MS Absolute: FC Hidden Cedars No Jacket Required ________________________________

Houston Dachshund Club November 24, 2013 TOTAL NUMBER OF STARTERS: 40 OAAD Starters: 12 Judges: Ashley Dumas & Laura Lsaacson

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1st Ch. Grandios Supercomplication Elizabeth Ellis 2nd Duchwood’s Cartouche MS Sandra Russell 3rd Corrbelle’s Running Late V Solo SL N. Pearson, S. Garza 4th Hidden Cedars At The Crossroads MS Gloria LaTour NBQ GCh. Doxdane’s Aviance Encore SL Nancy Pearson Starters: 14 Judges: Stephen Dumas & Ken Hagmueller 1st Ch. Hidden Cedar Colors Outside the Lines MSB Gloria LaTour 2nd Solo’s Voo Doo Queen SL K. Vidrine, P. Carter, K. Murray 3rd Hidden Cedar’s Coronary ReHab Gloria LaTour 4th Underft KB’s Thief Of My Heart M. Powell, A Thompson NBQ KenKaye’s Born To Fly MLD RA CGC Karen Henry Field Champions Dogs Starters: 6 Judges: Kellye Slatton & Vic Moake 1st DC Mye Primadox Shamabla CDX RAE THD TT CGC S. Myers, K. Hagmueller 2nd Mye Dachshire Blue Moon Talisman JE RN CGC S. Myers, K. Hagmueller 3rd FC Duchwood’s Pirate Prince MS Sandra Russell 4th DC Caidrac’s Tuff Enuf MW Elizabeth Ellis NBQ Underft SB’s Mr. Big Stuff MS M. Powell, A Thompson Field Champion Bitches Starters: 8 Judges: Randy David & Tracy Freeling 1st Tusoksori-Ugraszto Husniya CGC Sherry Ruggieri 2nd FC Penni’s Fly Me To Haleakala SL CGC Ashley Dumas 3rd DC Rellih’s Hope Kachina Spirit MW TD CGC Linda Snyder 4th Caidrac’s Lone Some Dove MW Elizabeth Ellis NBQ Hidden Cedars Grabbin That Brass Ring V. Moake, G. Latour Judges for Best Open, Absolute: Vic Moake & Kellye Slatton Best Open: Ch. Hidden Cedar Colors Outside the Lines MSB Absolute Tusoksori-Ugraszto Husniya CGC ________________________________

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Field Trial Results continued from page 57 TOTAL NUMBER OF STARTERS: 29 OAAD Starters: 9 Judges: Patricia Price, Gail Tutt 1st Ruby Slippers Journey To The Outer Stratosphere Dane Florendo 2nd Tastaryds Pendragon Susan Fuller 3rd Stonehearted Black foot Audrey Hsia 4th Wingover’s Obi-Wan ML Susan Fuller NBQ Rivercliff March King Of Harmony Run MW Nany Kast & Robert & Judith Knight OABB Starters: 7 Judges: Gerald Price & Sybyl Swan 1st I Spy Betty Spaghetti W Rick and Vicki Ronchette 2nd Dharmadochs Rak Denali Star SW Lesley and Chip Savoie 3rd Carrdox Forever Braveheart Vicki Ronchette 4th Ruby Slipper Champagne Flute Jane Florendo NBQ Ch. Harmony Run Boldn Brassy Karen Schwindt Field Champion Starters: 13 Carl Browning and Holly Browning 1st FC Barnabas of Kotate Hills SW OF NAJ SE CGC Patricia Price and Gerald Price 2nd DC Sandar’s Vida Noir NW Robert Knight and Judith Knight 3rd DC Carrdox Blackberry Jam Maggie Craig and Tim Durland 4th FC Sundance of Hathor Farms Patricia and Gerald Price NBQ GCh. DC Storybook Engine that Could Maggie Craig and Tim Furland

Jane & Rick Florendo NBQ Stouthearted Blackfoot Audrey Hsia OAAB Starters: 13 Judges: Ann Wendland, Scot Hulse 1st Wingover’s call Of the Wild ML Susan Fuller 2nd Wingover’s Porsche Carrera ML Susan Fuller 3rd Dharmadach’s ARR Deali Star SW Leslie & Curtis Savoye 4th Nordwing’s Bansheetoo v Wingover ML Suan Fuller NBQ Ruby Slipper Champagne Flute Jane & Rick Florendo Field Champion Combined Starters: 18 Judges: Patricia Palmer, Ann Wendland 1st FCh. Arlina Ossie Von Dorndorf RE AXJ NF CA Diane & John Willmore 2nd DCh. Sandar’s Vida Nori MW Robert & Judith Knight 3rd DCh. Carrdox Black Jam Maggie Craig & Tim Durland 4th FCh. Mach Autum Oliver Von Dorndorf TD CD RAE JE John Wilmore, Diane Webb, P. Nance NBQ FCh. Hatler’s Prince Charming Leeroy Jenkins, Audrey Hsia

Field Champion Bitch Starters: 9 Judges: Rick Schwarz, Kate Snider 1st FC Seiko Von Dorndorf TD Laura, Tina, Anna Knoll 2nd DC Rellih’s Hope Kachina Spirit MW Linda Snyder 3rd FC Danika Vom Nordlicht TD ME Cheri Faust, Larry Gohlke 4th FC Hidden Cedars Mara Jade ML Laura Isaacson NBQ FC Penni’s Fly Me To Haleakala Ashley Dumas Judges for Best Open / Absolute: Laura Isaacson Vic Moake Best Open and Absolute: Uta Von Moosbach-Zuzelek SW Best Field Champion: FC Seiko Von Dorndorf TD

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TOTAL NUMBER OF STARTERS: 42 OAAD Starters: 11 Judges: Robert Knight, Patricia Palmer 1st Wingover’s Obi-Wan ML Susan Fuller 2nd Tastaryds Pendragon Susan Fuller 3rd Smokey N Bandit Carol Fianery 4th Ruby Slipper Journey To The Outter Stratosphere

Starters: 13 Judges: Ashley Dumas, Rick Schwarz 1st Uta Von Moosbach-Zuzelek SW Cheri Faust, Larry Gohlke. Jolanta Jeanneney 2nd Hidden Cedars Coronary Rehab MS Gloria LaTour 3rd Ch.Hidden Cedars Daddys Baby MS Gloria LaTour

Golden Gate Dachshund Club December 8, 2013

Field Champion Dogs Starters: 11 Judges: Laura Isaacson Vic Moake 1st FC Audi Oslo Von Dorndorf CGC Stan Knoll 2nd DC Penni’s Chipolti Pepper Larry & Paula Innis 3rd FC Windspirits Hunter Von Wingover ML Kate Snider Phil Bird 4th FC Nix Vom Nordlicht JE Larrry Gohlke Cheri Fause NBQ FC Underfts B’s Mr Big Stuff MS Mary Powell, Alicia Thompson

Judges for Best Open / Absolute: Ann Wendland, Patricia Palmer Best Open & Absolute: Wingover’s Obi-Wan ML Susan Fuller ________________________________

OAAD Starters: 11 Judges: Larry Gohlke, Cheri Faust 1st Ch. Add-Sims Something 2 Talk About MS Gloria LaTour 2nd Hidden Cedars In Memory Of Scout MS Rachelle Isaacson 3rd Ch. Aces Dominos Preacher Man MW Melissa Keshlear 4th Ch. Dominos Depth of Winter ML Melissa Keshlear NBQ Underfts B’s Goodnite Mr. Calabash JE Mary Powell Alicia Thompson

Judges for Best Open, Absolute: Carl Browning and Holly Browning Best Open: I Spy Betty Spaghetti Absolute: FC Barnabas of Kotate Hills ________________________________

4th Doxidocs Tracie V Walden ML Marilyn J Roane DVM NBQ Ch.Hidden Cedars Colors Outside The Lines MSB Gloria LaTour

Mission City Dachshund Club of San Antonio December 15, 2013 TOTAL NUMBER OF STARTERS: 35 OAAD Starters: 9 Judges: Ashley Dumas, Laura Isaacson 1st Ch. MACH Duchwoods Tangled Web MS MJS MXS MJB CGC Sandra Russell 2nd Ch. Dominos Depth Of Winter ML ME Melissa M Keshlear 3rd Underft B’s Goodnite Mr. Calabash JE Mary Powell & Alicia Thompson 4th Ch.Add-Sims Something 2 Talk About MS Gloria LaTour NBQ Duchwoods Cartouche MS Sandy Russell OAAB Starters: 10 Judges: Kate Snider, Victor Moake 1st Hidden Cedars Who’s Ur Daddy? MS Gloria LaTour 2nd Uta Von Moosbach-Zuzelek SW Cheri Faust, Larry Gohlke and Jolanta Jeanneney

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3rd Ch.Hidden Cedars Daddys Baby MS Gloria LaTour 4th Ch. Hidden Cedars Colors Outside The Lines MSB Gloria LaTour NBQ Dominos Aces Little Lucy MW Mellisa Keshlear Field Champion Dogs Starters: 9 Judges: Rick Schwarz, Sandy Russell 1st FC Windspirits Wingover ML Kate Snider Phil Bird 2nd FC Underfts B’s Mr Big Stuff MS Mary Powell, Alicia Thompson 3rd FC Mye Dachshire Blue Moon Talisman Jeru CGC Sandy Meyers, Ken Hagmueller 4th FC Hidden Cedars Jango Bling MSP Laura Isaacson NBQ FC Nix Vom Nordlicht JE Larry Gohlke, Cheri Faust Field Champion Bitch Starters: 7 Judges: Cheri Faust, Larry Gohlke 1st DC Rellihs Hopi Kachina Spirit MW TD CGC Linda Snyder 2nd DC Mye Dachshire Mystic Moon JE Sandi Meyers, Ken Hagmueller 3rd FC Bridgett of Hidden Cedars Rick & Jane Schwarz 4th FC Penni’s Fly Me To Haleakala Ashley Dumas NBQ FC Hidden Cedars Grabbin That Brass Ring MS Gloria LaTour, Victor Moake Judges for Best Open / Absolute: Cheri Faust Larry Gohlke Best Open: Hidden Cedars Who’s Ur Daddy? MS Absolute: DC Rellih’s Hopi Kachina Spirit MW TD CGC ________________________________

Sierra Dachshund Breeders Club Of Los Angeles County December 27, 2013 TOTAL NUMBER OF STARTERS: 31 OAAD Starters: 8 Judges: Dennis Duus & Luanne Duus 1st Rivercliff’s March King of Harmony Run MW Robert and Judith Knight and Nancy Lea Kast 2nd GCh. Spellbound’s You Go First Nicole Cooper 3rd Rivercliff’s Rebel Without A Cause MW Nancy Kast 4th Ch. Carrdox S-Hummer Sky at Darshan SS Jan Oswald and Jerri Smith NBQ Microdox One Moment in Time MW Karen Schwindt

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What is Wrong With White on a Dachshund? by Patt Nance

Discussions about piebald in dachshunds charge on. They were fueled most recently by proposed changes to the breed Standard by the DCA Board of Directors. The proposal to disqualify more than an inch of white on the chest was rescinded this month, properly, in my opinion, because a ‘small amount of white on the chest’ should continue to be acceptable. Sometimes a small amount is more than an inch. Nonetheless, the topic remains and the controversy continues. Like many dachshund people, I have read numerous public and private comments. They seem to boil down to three basic contentions. 1. What is wrong with white on a dachshund? 2. What is wrong with the people who oppose it? 3. Color is nothing compared with other issues facing the breed.

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Arguments for and against piebald have been made repeatedly. My opposition to excessive white is nothing new and there are several reasons for it. But to me, the most important reason for opposing piebald is how the pattern is inherited. I feel strongly that our short-sightedness today will cost us heavily tomorrow. It is why I am putting my thoughts into this article. Surprisingly, maybe, my comments begin with my experience with a breed characteristic other than color (or lack thereof). I am talking about voice and you will soon see why. In the 1970s, when I became involved with dachshund and beagle field trials, I learned that voice in a beagle was not optional. Those who run beagles insist on it. Hunters need voice. They are benefited by it. I also learned, however, that voice in dachshunds was considered optional. Most dachshunds are not hunting, most dachshunds are not voicing, and at that time, very few dachshund breeders knew anything about voice. Essentially, therefore, silent trailing was accepted and proliferated through ignorance. I was ignorant and accepted it, too. I accepted mute until the day I read - in the breed Standard - that ‘hunting voice’ is a breed characteristic. After that, hunting voice, which in German is called ‘spurlaut,’ meaning ‘track loud,’ was added to all else worth breeding for. My thinking was, and is, that something deemed a breed characteristic should not be ignored! I set about to acquire trail voice and eliminate silent trailing in my dachshunds. Genetics is never cut and dried but voice appears to be inherited in dominant fashion. Which means that voice is easy to get - and easy to lose. Mute is inherited as a recessive. Believe me when I say that I had years of difficulty in finding the ‘dominant’ breed characteristic! Of course I was looking for it only in dachshunds that I felt were worth breeding to, meaning the so-called well-bred dachshunds. Well-bred standard longhairs to be precise. Literally, I looked all over the country! But mute proved itself a very active recessive. It had accomplished a virtual take over in the population of American dachshunds and not just standard longhairs. I did discover a well-bred standard long male in a pet home in Ohio who voiced on game but he had been neutered. I found another one, a Dual Champion in California, but he was hypothyroid and was on daily thyroid medication. Another voicing male lived with the son of a prominent standard long breeder in North Carolina, but that male had also been neutered. Finally and with considerable good fortune, I located a good spurlaut Dual Champion male on Long Island. I used him twice. Since then, I have had to search and literally go overseas to find standard longhairs who express the breed characteristic hunting continued on page 67... Dachshund Club of America

GRAND CHAMPION BARKERVILLE ALICE (Ch. Barkerville Zeus x Ch. Barkerville Goldie Hawn)

Alice is shown winning Best in Specialty at the Western Dachshund Club Specialty in Canada undr breeder-judge Mrs. Georjan Bridger. Handled by Cassidy Furlong. Breeders/Owners: Ted H. & Karen Brunner BARKERVILLE DACHSHUNDS www.barkervilledachshunds.com 604-538-8512

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NEW CH. CHAMPION BARKERVILLE KEYWAY

BARKERVILLE KEYWEST

(GCh. Barkerville Bow Street Runner x GCh. Barkerville Why Not)

(GCh. Barkerville Bow Street Runner x GCh. Barkerville Why Not)

Keyway is shown winning Best of Winners at the Greater Portland Dachshund Club Specialty under breeder-judge Mrs. Andra O’Connell. Keyway finished with 3 big majors, all under breeder-judges.

“Fiver” is shown winning Best of Winners at the Greater Portland Dachshund Club Specialty under breeder-judge Mr. Dan Harrison. This was Fiver’s 3rd specialty major and we look forward to bring her out again in 2014.

Breeders/Owners: Ted H. & Karen Brunner • BARKERVILLE DACHSHUNDS www.barkervilledachshunds.com • 604-538-8512

Breeders/Owners: Ted H. & Karen Brunner • BARKERVILLE DACHSHUNDS www.barkervilledachshunds.com • 604-538-8512

GRAND CHAMPION BARKERVILLE ANGEL CHILD

MBISS GRAND CHAMPION BARKERVILLE KEYERA

BC is shown winning Select Bitch at the Dachshund Club of St. Louis Specialty (in conjunction with DCA) under breeder-judge Mrs. Ann Gordon, handled by Michael Brunner.

Keyera is shown winning Best of Variety at the Dachshund Club of America Regional Specialty under breeder-judge Mrs. Lorraine Simmons. Keyera wins all 3 BOV’s and 2 Best of Breeds this specialty weekend!

Breeders/Owners: Ted H. & Karen Brunner • BARKERVILLE DACHSHUNDS www.barkervilledachshunds.com • 604-538-8512

Breeders/Owners: Ted H. & Karen Brunner • BARKERVILLE DACHSHUNDS www.barkervilledachshunds.com • 604-538-8512

(Am./Can. Ch. Jonlin Sir Boyd x Ch. Barkerville Chloe)

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To“Pie” To“Pie”,

gene (Mm), its phenotype is expressed as a single Dapple, but when it inherits a double copy of this gene from both parents (MM), it is a Double Dapple. We KNOW that the Double Dapple can be associated with significant health problems including deafness and missing or very small eyes. Not all Double Dapple dogs will be affected, but these issues occur so frequently that any breeding which produces Double Dapple patterned dogs is not recommended. by Dr. Deneice L Van Hook, DVM The Spotting Gene (s) comes in two recessive forms: Piebald (sp), and Irish Spotting (si). Both forms are recessive to the dominant Solid (S) All you have to do is say “Piebald” in a crowd of dachshund people and gene. Another form of the Spotting gene, Extreme White Spotting (sw) you can almost feel the tension rising among certain groups as they line was thought to occur in other breeds, but now it is generally believed that up on one side or the other. There are lots of ideas, thoughts and it is just a doubling up of the piebald genes (spsp) with some modifying misinformation out there about health risks associated with this color factors from other genes. Although actual genetic testing is currently pattern, so the DCA Board asked me to get to the facts about health very limited, in most breeds the Irish Spotting pattern takes color from risks. I did a good bit of research and found the legs, chest, tail tip, and underbelly that there is a lot of information, we know (leaving them white) but does not put white WIRE DAM THAT and some we don’t know, but we can make spots on the body. The Piebald Spotting CARRIES SMOOTH some reasonable assumptions. Below is a pattern typically expresses itself as some discussion of what I found. I will start with a blotches of color on a white body, with a little background information: solid colored head and a colored spot at the White color in dogs: It is a wellbase of the tail. There is no shading or documented FACT in many breeds of dogs variation in the color of the spots as in a that white color is associated with deafness. dapple and the tip of the tail is white. While the exact mechanism is not known, we Ticking may or may not be present. In the do know that when the lack of pigment (i.e. Extreme Spotting version of the Piebald white color), occurs in the inner ear, one part gene series, the dog may be almost of the ear that is necessary for hearing (the completely white or retain some color on cilia) does not develop and consequently the the head. Mixing Piebald spotting and Irish dog is deaf in that ear. This can occur in one spotting (sp si ) can produce various effects or both ears. If the white (lack of pigment) does not occur in the inner and it is thought that other modifying genes may also affect color ear, the ear will develop normally and the dog can hear in that ear. placement. For all intents and purposes, regardless of the genotype, these spotted dogs are usually called Piebalds. Genetics 101: It helps if we start with a very simple description of basic Because there are two separate genes involved, it is possible to get a genetics. Genetics is a very complex topic but anyone who breeds should Dapple (Mm) Piebald (spsp). This dog will have the merle/dapple pattern know the basics. in some or all of the colored areas of the body but the white on the body 1. Genes come in pairs called alleles. is caused by the Piebald gene. If you breed a Dapple Piebald to a Dapple 2. Each puppy gets one allele from each parent. Piebald, or to a Dapple, 3. Some genes are Dominant and some Recessive (it’s really a bit more you run the risk of complex than that but we will discuss a little about that later). producing a Double Dominant genes are usually written in capital letters (A) and Dapple; thus recessive genes in small letters (a). interbreeding the Dapple 4. What a dog looks like is called its Phenotype and its genetic and Piebald patterns is composition is called its Genotype. generally discouraged due You cannot necessarily tell a dog’s genotype just by looking at it, but to the inherent health risks of the Double knowing the dog’s genotype helps you determine what you can expect for Dapple. its offspring. For example, in dachshunds the Wire (W) coat is dominant So, the question is does to Smooth(S), and Smooth is dominant to Long (L). So if you breed a a Piebald (or Irish Wire dam that carries Smooth (WS) to a Wire sire that carries http://www.anipaltimes.com/2011/06/double-dapples-the-risk/ spotted) Dachshund have Smooth(WS), statistically you should get mostly Wires (WW or WS) by an increased risk of Phenotype, but you could get a Smooth (SS) if both parents contribute a deafness? The answer is . . . maybe. . . . There is little to no real research Smooth gene. That is expressed genetically in what is called a done on deafness in the Dachshund; however, there is considerable Mendallion square research in other breeds that can be reasonably applied to Dachshunds. What that research shows is that if the white (lack of pigment) on the White in the Dachshund: There are three primary reasons why a dog occurs in the inner ear, then the dog will be deaf in that ear. dachshund will have white on the body. Two are caused by genetics and However, there is some scientific evidence that there is a separate one is developmental. gene, or combination of genes, that can affect head color whereby one Developmental: When a puppy has a small area of white on the middle can breed to keep the white pigment from affecting the ears. Piebald of the chest or tips of the feet or tail (referred to by breeders as mismarking), it is caused by incomplete coloration during development. breeders tell me that they can, and do, successfully breed to keep white During the prenatal period color starts appearing at the spinal column off the head and ears. The Papillion is an example of a breed that has and “pours” down over the body. Occasionally the color fails to meet in successfully done just that and consequently does not have problems the middle and results in that small white spot on the chest and more with deafness. The Papillion standard clearly states: infrequently on the ends of the feet or tip of the tail. There is no scientific On the head, color(s) other than white must cover both ears, back and evidence that this is a genetic or inherited trait and so I will not discuss front, and extend without interruption from the ears over both eyes. it here. So, what should we take away from this discussion? Should we make Genetic: The two genes that have been found to cause white in the Piebald pattern a disqualification in the breed ring due to potential Dachshunds are the Merle gene (M) and the Spotting gene (s). Let’s health risks? The science seems to indicate that we can greatly reduce or discuss the Merle gene first. This gene has what is known as Incomplete eliminate the health risks by writing the standard to keep white from Dominance. This means that when a dog has a single copy of the Merle occurring on or in the ears. !

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Field Trial Results continued from page 58 OAAB Starters: 13 Judges: Maggie Craig and Juliet Rigtrup 1st Dharmadachs ARR Denali Star SW Leslie Ellen Savoye and Curtis A Savoye 2nd Woodwyn’s Senorita Cejas Perrocima Marlene Perez 3rd Jazzi Sweey Lowretta MS Akira and El Requa 4th Roserun’s Unforgettable CGC Haley and Michael Priest NBQ Ch. Spellbounds Winning Hand Nicole Cooper Field Champions Combined Starters: 10 Judges: Cheryl Shultz & Steve Shultz 1st DC Carrdox Blackberry Jam Maggie Craig and Tim Durland 2nd DC Sandar’s Vida Noir MW Robert and Judith Knight 3rd DC Saytar’s Raspberry Beret MS JE Michael Reed & Linda Castaneda 4th GCh. DC Storybook Engine That Could Maggie Craig and Tim Durland NBQ GCh. DC Nieburs Moon Flower Nicole Cooper Judges for Best Open / Absolute: Cheryl Shultz and Steve Shultz Best Open & Absolute: Dharmadachs ARR Denali Star SW Leslie Ellen and Curtis A. Savoye ________________________________

Sierra Dachshund Breeders Club Of Los Angeles County December 29, 2013 TOTAL NUMBER OF STARTERS: 39 OAAD Starters: 10 Judges: Maggie Craig, Jim Durland 1st VonWeilburg’s Caruso Holle and Theodore Cook 2nd GMD Dealen Dusters Kentucky D MW ME CAA Dana Gehring 3rd Ch. Dominos Depth of Winter ML ME Melissa Keshlear 4th GCh. Spellbounds You Go First Nicole Cooper NBQ Woodwyn MR Thornberry MW Susan Goodman and Judy Todd OAAB Starters: 17 Judges: Susan Goodman and John Merriman 1st Dharmadachs ARR Denali Star SW Leslie Ellen and Curtis A Savoye 2nd Chirribi’s Bossa Nova Baby JE CA Diane Webb and John Willmore 3rd Kurzebeine Von Great Ball of Fire Karen Bronson 4th Sharprees Caught A Dream AX

AXJ NF RE ME Cris Baldwin and Sharon McDonald NBQ Kinder’s Fia Vienna Spirit Fire Akira and El Requa Field Champion Combined Starters: 12 Judges: John Willmore and Leslie Savoye 1st GCh. DC Storybook Engine That Could Maggie Craig and Tim Durland 2nd GCh. DC Woodwyn Independence MW JE Susan Goodman 3rd DC Sandar’s Vida Noir MW Robert and Judith Knight 4th FC Mountainwoods Miss Conduct Luanne and Dennis Duus NBQ GCh. DC Siddachs Carmen MW CGC John Merrriman Best Open: Dharmadachs ARR Denali Star SW Absolute: GCh. DC Storybook Engine That Could ________________________________

Dachshund Club of Santa Ana Valley, Inc. December 30, 2013 TOTAL NUMBER OF STARTERS: 21 OAAD Starters: 6 Judges: John Merriman and Leslie Savoye 1st Ch. Dominos Preacher Man MW M. Keshlear 2nd GMD Dealen Dusters Kentucky D MW ME CAA Dana Gehring 3rd Ch. Dominos Depth of Winter L ME M. Keshlear 4th GCh. Spellbound’s You Go First Nicole Cooper NBQ Mountainwood’s M-Eighty MS JE Luanne & Dennis Duus

Leslie E. & Curtis A. Savoye 4th DC Saytar’s Raspberry Beret MS JE Michael Reed & Linda Castaneda NBQ DC Carrdox Blackberry Jam Maggie Craig & Tim Durland Judges for Best Open / Absolute: Carol Hamilton & Marianne Lovejoy Best Open & Absolute: Ch. Dominos Preacher Man MW ________________________________

Golden Gate Dachshund Club January 21, 2014 TOTAL NUMBER OF STARTERS: 65 OAAD Starters: 14 Judges: Jan Allison & Robert Couch 1st Ruby Slipper Journey to the Outer Stratosphere Jane and Rick Florendo 2nd Tastaryds Pendragon Susan Fuller 3rd Goodwood’s Good Walter Takes the Cake Christine Caplan 4th GCh. Lockshire Detour to Sanlyn Tom and Kathy Lockyer & S. & M. Chryssanthis NBQ Rivercliff’s March King of Harmony Run, MW Nancy Kast and Chris Schulke OAAB Starters: 18 Judges: Ron Yann & Julie Couch 1st Goodwood All in Good Fun Col. Michael P. Courts 2nd Ch. Solo’s Obvious Choice Jordin Misfeldt & Kim Vidrine 3rd I Spy Betty Spaghetti Rick and Vicki Ronchette 4th Wingover’s Call of the Wild, ML Susan Fuller NBQ Nordwing’s Bansheetoo V Wingover Susan Fuller

OAAB Starters: 8 Judges: Carol Hamilton and Marianne Lovejoy 1st Sharprees Caught A Dream AX AXJ NF RE ME Cris Baldwin & Sharon McDonald 2nd Roserun’s Unforgettable CGC Haley & Michael Priest 3rd Ch. Sandar’s Eye Candy MSD Luanne & Dennis Duus 4th Jazzi Sweet Lowretta MS Akira & El Requa NBQ Eternals Why Not Share @ Dominos MS JE M. Keshlear

Field Champion Combined Starters: 33 Judges: Jan Allison and Steve Shultz 1st FC Goodwood’s Oh My Goodness, SE Laura Stutts 2nd DC Duque’s the Light Out Merriman, RN, ME CGC Haley, Michael and Douglas Priest 3rd DC Caldonia’s Radar O’Reilly v Ruger, MW, RN, JE, CGC VC Kathleen Schooler 4th FC Rising Starz MaxAZillion, JE, CGC Michael and Haley Priest NBQ DC Lockshire Rain Shadow, JE Marlene and Ronald Yann

Field Champion Combined Starters: 7 Judges: Carol Hamilton & Marianne Lovejoy 1st FC Mountainwood’s Miss Conduct Luanne & Dennis Duus 2nd GCh. DC Siddachs Carmen MW CGC John Merriman 3rd Dharmadachs Arr Denali Star SW

Judges for Best Open / Absolute: Jan Allison and Steve Shultz Best Open: Goodwood All in Good Fun Absolute: FC Goodwood’s Oh My Goodness ________________________________

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Dallas-Fort Worth Dachshund Club February 1, 2014 TOTAL NUMBER OF STARTERS: 77 OAAD Starters: 27 Judges: Ashley Dumas and Edward Wills 1st Nuforest Moved to Epiphany MW Ashley Dodd 2nd Wire U Huntin for an Epiphany MW Ashley Dodd 3rd VS Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime Wendy McQuiston 4th Ch. Dominos Depth of Winter ML ME Melissa Keshlear NBQ Epiphany’s Wire U Starin’ MW Ashley & Michael Dodd OAAB Starters: 26 Judges: Robert Schwalbe and Kellye Slatton 1st (New FC) Hidden Cedars Coronary Rehab Gloria LaTour 2nd Twelfth Night Prime Time Beckons to Havalyn L Larry & Kay Barnett and Anne Carson 3rd Storeyville’s Sugar N Spice Suzanne Storey 4th Windspirit’s Legacy ML Kate & Charles Snider NBQ Hurricane Madame Ziva v Birdachs Judy Gallamore and Mary Bird Field Champion Dogs Starters: 16 Judges: Will Guillot and Vic Moake 1st FC Hathor Farms No Tie Reqwired BN RA MX MXJ NF SE Karen Mann and Cindi Todd 2nd FC Bernd vom Ahorn-Wald ME CGC Baerbel Wills 3rd DC Penni’s Chipotle Pepper SL CD BN RE NAJ JE CGC Larry & Paula Innis 4th DC V Schwalbes A Day to Remember MW CA Robert & Janet Schwalbe NBQ FC Underft SB’s Mr. Big Stuff MS, Mary Powell and Alicia Thompson Field Champion Bitch Starters: 8 Judges: Mary Powell and Janet Schwalbe 1st FC Tusoksori-Ugraszto Husniya CGC Sherry Ruggieri 2nd FC Viola von der Hardt-Hohe JE Baerbel Wills 3rd FC Hidden Cedars Grabbn That Brass Ring Vic Moake and Gloria LaTour 4th FC Seiko von Dorndorf TD, Laura, Tina and Anna Knoll NBQ FC Southwinds Tickled Pink ML Valerie & Edward Higginbotham


Judges for Best Open / Absolute: Janet Schwalbe and Edward Wills Best Open: Hidden Cedars Coronary Rehab Absolute: FC Tusoksori-Ugraszto Husniya CGC ________________________________

Holly CD Edward & Valerie Higginbotham 4th DC Mye Dachshire Mystic Moon JE, Sandi Myers & Ken Hagmueller NBQ FC Penni’s Fly Me to Haleakala SL CGC Ashley Dumas

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Judges for Best Open / Absolute: Ashley Dumas and Sandi Myers Best Open: Tinytales Castle’s Beckett MW Absolute: FC Audi Oslo von Dorndorf CA CGC ________________________________

TOTAL NUMBER OF STARTERS: 59 OAAD Starters: 20 Judges: Ashley Dumas and Sandi Myers 1st (New FC) Hidden Cedars in Memory of Scout Rachelle Isaacson 2nd Ch. V Schwalbes Cafe Expresso MW Robert and Janet Schwalbe 3rd KenKaye’s Lil Deuce Coupe ML RN Karen Henry 4th Duchwood’s Cartouche MS Sandra Russell NBQ Ch. Domino’s Depth of Winter ML ME Melissa Keshlear OAAB Starters: 16 Judges: Janet Schwalbe and Edward Wills 1st Tinytales Castle’s Beckett MW Cindi Todd 2nd Goodwood All in Good Fun Michael P. Courts 3rd Withheld 4th Withheld NBQ Hurricane Birdachs Stealing My Heart, Judy Gallamore and Mary Bird Field Champion Dog Starters: 15 Judges: Will Guillot and Kellye Slatton 1st FC Audi Oslo von Dorndorf CA CGC Stan Knoll 2nd DC Penni’s Chipotle Pepper CD RA JE CGC Larry & Paula Innis 3rd FC Hoppledachs Sho Me the Beat ML, Edward & Valerie Higginbotham 4th FC Hidden Cedars No Jacket Reqwired Laura Isaacson and Gloria LaTour NBQ DC V Schwalbes A Day to Remember MW CA Robert & Janet Schwalbe Field Champion Bitch Starters: 8 Judges: Mary Powell and Robert Schwalbe 1st FC Tusoksori-Ugraszto Husniya CGC Sherry Ruggieri 2nd FC Seiko von Dorndorf TD Laura, Tina and Anna Knoll 3rd FC Myswins Faux Golden

Sierra Dachshund Club of Los Angeles County February 2, 2014 TOTAL NUMBER OF STARTERS: 18 OAAD Starters: 6 Judges: Susan Goodman, Marianne Lovejoy 1st Mountainwoods Personal Tail’r Luanne and Dennis Duus 2nd Teckelhof’s Yankee Doodle Dandy Nancy Stacey 3rd Mountainwoods M-Eighty MS, JE Luanne and Dennis Duus 4th Bennett’s Baby Shaq of Castels ML Kevin and Charlotte Bennett NBQ GMD Dealen Dusters Kentucky D MW ME CAA Dana Gehring OAAB Starters: 6 Judges: Sharon Carr and Juliet Rigtrup 1st Roserun’s Unforgettable CGC Haley and Michael Priest 2nd Ch. Sandar’s Eye Candy MSD Luanne and Dennis Duus 3rd Woodwyn’s Senorita Cejas Perrocima Marlene Perez 4th Mountainwoods Miss Fire MS Luanne and Dennis Duus NBQ Ch. Nuforest Liesl Von Liebchen, RN, CGC Sue Rucker Field Champion Combined Starters: 6 Judges: Sharon Carr, Sue Rucker 1st DC Duque’s Lights Out Merriman RN ME CGC Haley, Michael and Douglas Priest 2nd FC Mountainwoods Miss Conduct Luanne and Dennis Duus 3rd FC Rizing Starz Max A Zillion JE CGC Haley and Michael Priest 4th FC Lorindol You Are The One SS Janene Oswald and Jerrilyn Smith NBQ DC Doxieville That’s Why Bentley at GRD MW CAX ME Denise and Dana Gehring

Judges for Best Open / Absolute: Sharon Carr and Sue Rucker Best Open & Absolute: Roserun’s Unforgettable CGC ____________________________

Mission City Dachshund Club of San Antonio February 15, 2014 TOTAL NUMBER OF STARTERS: 52 OAAD Starters: 12 Judges: Sherry Ruggieri, Vic Moake 1st Underft BB’s Goodnight Mrs Calabash JE Mary Powell Alicia Thompson 2nd Doxidoxs On The Fast Track Marilyn Roane DVM 3rd Hurricane Sir Phileo V Birdachs MS Judy Gallamore & Mary Bird 4th Hidden Cedars Winslow Elaine Hinson NBQ VS everybody Loves Somebody Sometime Wendy McQuiston OAAB Starters: 19 Judges: Bill Dyer Patsy Leonberger 1st Uta Von Moosbach-Zuzelek SW Cheri Faust, Larry Gohlke, Jolanta Jeaneneny 2nd Storeyvilles Sugar & Spice Suzanne Storey 3rd Dominos Mini Red Ruby MW M. Keashler 4th Storeyvilles Special Surprise Suzanne Storey NBQ Goodwoods Good Queen Leonici V Jasper Kearsarge Judy and Mack Gallamore Field Champion Dog Starters: 11 Judges: Bill Dyer, Shawn Nies 1st FC Hidden Cedars Jango Bling Laura Isaacson 2nd FC Widgett of Hidden Cedars JE Rick & Jane Schwarz 3rd FC Windspirits Hunter Von Wingover ML Kate Snider & Phil Bird 4th FC Audi Oslo Von Dorndorf CA CGC Oslo Stan Knoll NBQ FC Underfts SB’s Mr Bigh Stuff MS Mary Powell, Alicia Young Thompson Field Champion Bitch Starters: 10 Judges: Ashley Dumas Brian Owen 1st DC Sageruns Keturah MW CGC Patsy Leonberger 2nd FC Von Schatten Knight of Mischief Shawn Nies 3rd FC Tsoksori-Ugraszto Husniya CGC Sherry Ruggieri 4th FC Danika von Nordlicht TD ME CGC EE2 Cheri Faust Larry Gohlke

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NBQ FC Audi Oslo Von Dorndorf CGC Laura, Tina and Anna Knoll Judges for Best Open / Absolute: Bill Dyer Brian Owen Best Open & Absolute: Uta Von Moosbach-Zuzelek SW Best Field Champion: FC Hidden Cedars Jango Bling ________________________________

Mission City Dachshund Club of San Antonio February 16, 2014 TOTAL NUMBER OF STARTERS: 42 OAAD Starters: 8 Judges: Bill Dyer, Brian Owen 1st Hurricane Sir Phileo Da Franco CD JE Judy Gallamore & Mary Bird 2nd Hidden Cedars Winslow Elaine Hinson 3rd VS Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime Wendy McQuiston 4th Duchwoods Dont Give A’dam MS Sandra Russell NBQ Duchwoods Cartouche MS Carter Sandra Russell OAAB Starters: 13 Judges: Vic Moake, Larry Gohlke 1st Duchwoods Bristol Bounce MS Sandra Russell 2nd Storeyvilles Sugar and Spice Suzanne Storey 3rd Eternals Why Not Share Dominos MS M. Keshlear 4th Ch. Storeyvilles Fine & Fancy Suzanne Storey NBQ Storeyvilles Special Surprise NFP AXJP AXP Suzanne Storey Field Champion Dogs Starters: 11 Judges: Sherry Ruggieri, Patsy Leonberger 1st FC Nix Von Nordlicht JE CGC Cheri Faust, Larry Gohlke 2nd FC Widgett of Hidden Cedars JE Rick and Jane Schwarz 3rd FC Hidden Cedars No Jacket Required MS Lori Isaacson Gloria LaTour 4th FC Audi Oslo Vo Dorndorf CA CGC Stan Knoll NBQ FC Underfts SB’s Mr Bg Stuff MS Mary Powell Field Champion Bitch Starters: 10 Judges: Bill Dyer, Laura Isaacson 1st FC Danika Von Nordlicht Larry Gohlke, Cheri Faust 2nd Uta Von Moosbach-Zuzelek SW Larry Gohlke, Cheri Faust, Jolanta Jeanenney 3rd DC Short Shadows Run Around Sue Shawn Nies

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Field Trial Results continued from page 63 4th FC Pennis Fly Me To Haleakala SL Ashley Dumas NBQ FC Von Schatten Knight of Mischief Shawn Nies Judges for Best Open / Absolute: Lori Isaacson, Patsy Leonberger Best Open: Duchwoods Bristol Bouce MS Absolute: FC Danika von Nordlicht ________________________________

Northern California Dachshund Club, Inc. March 1, 2014 TOTAL NUMBER OF STARTERS: 59 OAAD Starters: 14 Judges: Maggie Craig, Ronald Yann 1st Stouthearted Black Foot Audrey Hsia 2nd Skyhunter’s Hounds Toussaint Enrique Perez 3rd GMD Dealen Dusters Kentucky D MW Dana Gehring

4th Tastaryds Pendragon Susan Fuller NBQ Rivercliff’s Rebel Without a Cause MW Nancy Kast OAAB Starters: 19 Judges: Marleen Yann, Claudia Holaday 1st Ruby Slipper Champagne Flute Jane & Rick Florendo 2nd Nordwing’s Bandsheetoo V Wingover ML Susan Fuller 3rd Ch. Trisha V Brownwood SS Jennifer & Jason Anderson, Jerry Cerasini 4th Fehrenbacher’s Coco Diana Neff NBQ Boreas Love is Magic SW Andrew Toplarski, Dwight Ward Field Champion Combined Starters: 26 Judges: Susan Fuller, Gail Tutt 1st FC Marta Etta of Hathor Farm JE Ronald & Marleen Yann 2nd DC Arimich Delphi V Deltadox SL JE Kathy Schooler, Kathy Schisel 3rd FC Hatler’s Prince Charming Leroy Jenkins, Audrey Asia 4th GC DC Storybook Engine That Could Maggie Craig, Tim Durland

NBQ FC Dachsbauer Topaz W of Manorie Claudia Holaday Judges for Best Open / Absolute: Susan Fuller, Gail Tutt Best Open & Absolute: Stouthearted Black Foot _______________________________

Northern California Dachshund Club, Inc. March 2, 2014 TOTAL NUMBER OF STARTERS: 41 OAAD Starters: 14 Judges: Susan Fuller, Maggie Craig 1st Skyhunter’s Hounds Toussaint Enrique Perez 2nd Stouthearted Black Foot Audrey Hsia 3rd GMD Dealen Dusters Kentucky D MW ME CAA Dana Gehring 4th Rivercliff’s March King of Harmony Run MW Nancy Kast, Robert & Judy Knight NBQ Rivercliff’s Rebel Without a Cause MW Nancy Kast Stardox When Irish Eyes Are Smilin’

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Sweeps Best of Opposite - Smooth :: 79 Brownwood Diagram Legend SS

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Sweeps Best of Variety - Wirehair :: 106 - Minsmere Madrigal MW

Sweeps Entry Numbers for each coat: 4 - L, 5 - S, 7 - W Veteran: 1 - W Sweeps Best of Variety - Longhair: Shakira Von Links SL Sweeps Best of Opposite - Longhair: Riverwalk’s Hoochie Coochie Man

BOV - Veteran Wirehair 118 - Ch Libera Manors Cosmic Muffin MW CD RN BN

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BOB GCh. Walmar-Solo’s Iou SL BOS-B GCh. J-Lyn’s All About the Bling MLD

LONGHAIR All’i AK Inu’s Briardachs SuperStar of Xeralane WB Brownwood Royall T’s City of Angels SL BOV GCh. Walmar-Solo’s IOU SL BOS CH. J-Lyn’s All About The Blind MLD SEL-D GCh. Walmar Solo’s OMG SL SEL-B GCh. Rocksolid’s Yankee Doodle MLD WD BOW

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Sunrise-XO GD’s Trendsetter MW GCh. Del Prado’s Bar Code Circle Harbor Cadence W GCh. Leoralee’s Baywatcfh MW GCh, Eastwinds Katie Grayson

Best Junior: Hanna Sunderman _________________________________

The Florida Gulf Coast Dachshund Club, Inc. January 7, 2014 Sweepstakes Judge: Mrs Linda Lopez Sweeps Entry Numbers for each coat: 4 Longs Best in Sweepstakes: Leoralee’s True Grit At Heardachs Breed Judge: Mr. Jeffrey G. Pepper Total Entry Per Coat: 29 Longs, 10 Smooths, 5 Wires

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Judges for Best Open / Absolute: Ronald Yann, Gail Tutt Best Open & Absolute: Goodwoods Ms Money Penny _______________________________

Veteran Sweepstakes: Ch. Libera Manors Cosmic Muffin MW CD RN BN

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Field Champions Combined Starters: 19 Judges: Jan Allison, Claudia Holaday 1st DC Carrdox Blackberry jam Maggie Craig, Tim Durland 2nd FC Goodwood’s Oh My Goodness Laura Stutts 3rd FC Hathler’s Prince Charming Leeroy Jenkins, Audrey Asia 4th DC Caledonia’s Radar O’Reilly V Ruger MW Kathleen Schooler NBQ FC Marta Etta of Hathor Farm JE Ronald & Marleen Yann

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Breed Judge: Dr. Ronald I. Spritzer Total Entry Per Coat: 58 - Long, 41 - Smooth, 29 - Wire

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OAAB Starters: 8 Judges: Gail Tutt, Ronald Yann 1st Goodwoods Ms Money Penny Kelly Ford, Mike Ford 2nd Fehrenbacher’s Coco Diana Neff 3rd Nordwing’s Bansheetoo V Wingover MW Susan Fuller 4th Just a Lil’ Gypsy Janice McCarthy NBQ Throughly Modern Millie Janice McCarthy

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LONGHAIR Stoltz Don Juan v Syringa SL Daniel Stolz & Mary Manning WB Passport Kenmar’s Dances With Wolves A. & J. DeBraganca & Marianne McCullough BOV GCh. Laurjosh Prince Palatine of Poulstead David & Sue Humphries BOS GCh. PBD Madison von Dachshire SL Raymond Chaplin & Michael Scarbrough SEL-D Ch. Speechless That Boy is A Monster ML Valerie T Diker

Sweeps in Sweepstakes - Longhair: Kenmar’s Wind in His Hair Marianne McCullough & Arvind DeBraganca Sweeps Best of Opposite - Longhair: Cynfree Rocksolid A New Beginning Janel Maudlin & Cindy Miller

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Florida East Coast Dachshund Club March 7, 2014 Sweepstakes Judge: Mr. Kirk Joiner Sweeps Entry Numbers for each coat: 1 Smooth, 5 Long

WB Breed Judge: Mrs. Emma Jean Stephenson Total Entry Per Coat: 39 Long, 9 Smooth, 11 Wire

Ch. Full Circle Harbor Cadence W Jan Maxwell

BOB GCh. Leoralee’s Baywatch MW BOS-B GCh. Leoralee’s Barstool Boogie Best Junior: Emma Sunderman ________________________________

Badger Dachshund Club March 8, 2014 Sweepstakes Judge: Dave Osborn

SMOOTH WD Crisscross Thunndercloud for Aviance SD John S. Contoupe & Brett Robinson BOV GCh Leoralee’s Barstool Boogie Robbie Addison BOS Ch. Beachside Dox Island Fever V Leoralee Cliff Ramos, Walter Cunningham & Marietta Singleton SEL-D GCh. Turningpt Midnight Streak Kaboom Kabang Susan & Peter Botsakis & Randy Eltringham

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LONGHAIR Clearview’s Open Range V Clipper WB Stardust Stargazer Lily von Skaer SL BOV Jarsby’s Wyndcrest Wild Card at Stony Banks L BOS Ch. Windrose’s Mrs. Robinson SEL-D GCh. White Ridge Game Night SEL-B DC Stardust Do U Believe N Magic L JE

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SMOOTH Kinders Covered With Ribbons Melridge Treasure SS

BOV Sweeps Entry Numbers for each coat: All coats combined 9 Dachshunds 6-9 mo (4-5) 11 Dachshunds 9-12 mo (6-5) 03 Dachshunds 12-15 mo (0-3) 3 Dachshunds 15-18 mo (0-3) Best Junior In Sweeps (6-12 mo): Stardust N Windrose King Of Queens L Best Senior In Sweeps (12-18 mo): Melridge Treasure SS Best of Opposite in Sweepstakes (6-12 mo) Sunrise XO Little Rascal At Gateway MS BOS Senior in Sweeps (12-18 mo): Ragtyme Expression SW Breed Judge: Carol Ann Klein Total Entry Per Coat: 25 smooth - 8-13 (1-2) Veterans - (0-1) 33 longs 14-12 (2-1) Veterans (2-1) Dual Ch’s (0-1)

GCh. Georgia Dachs Bailey Jo CGC CA BOS Ch. Kinder’s Show Me The Ribbons MS SEL-B Ch. Dilu John’s Yummy Mello DD MS

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GCh. Georgia Dachs Bailey Jo CGC CA BOS-B Ch. Summer Hill And Then There Were Two Incahoots

Best Junior: Jenna Sharkus ________________________________

years of knowledge and experience to impart, but they may not come to you. Go to them; introduce yourself (even if you have been around awhile). Ask them if they would be willing to talk to you about their love of dachshunds. Most will. But if they say no or seem reluctant move onto someone else, etc., etc., etc. This is how I started and progressed to the point that some have the audacity to call “LEGEND”. Again “The Queen is Dead”… John Hart, a very lucky and blessed dachshundist _______________________________________

dog world, I approached Hannelore at a show in 1986, a bit intimidated by her accomplishments. I still went and talked to her. Thankfully I did. What a wonderful, delightful woman she was. I personally want to thank Photo by Sue Hauser for Inez Lazzari taking such good care of her in these last months. I’m going to miss you Hannelore!

Hi Members and Subscribers, First of all I have to second John’s sentiment from the letter above. So many of our “legends” in the breed are passing away. Take advantage of their knowledge and expertise while they’re still with us, it’s invaluable. Another one of our greats has recently crossed the bridge. Pictured, with me, is Hannelore Heller at DCA Nationals in 2012. Hannelore sold me my foundation bitch in 1987. The girl in my arms is her great, great, great grand daughter. As an uneducated newbie in the

One advertising update: When you go through the DCA website to use PayPal to pay for your ads, please forward the receipt, via e-mail, to me. Paypal is not forwarding them to me, making things a bit more complicated for our treasurer. Nationals are right around the corner. I won’t be able to be there this year and I wish all the participants, in all venues, good luck at the shows. Take pictures for the newsletter, OK??!!

Letters to and from the editor Dear Lynne, Thanks for the lovely updated reprint; it was very generous. It is however, somewhat embarrassing to be called a legend in the same issue acknowledging the loss of Polly Fleming, one of the true dachshund legends. Only yesterday I said to Charles, “I wonder with all the shows Polly attended toward the end of her life, how many new comers (last 5 – 10 Years) really knew they were privileged to be in the presence of breed royalty?” I am so fortunate to have been in her company and to have picked that wonderful brain. She was accessible, forthcoming, warm, charming, witty, generous, and always a lady. We know we all have to go, but it just seems that there are a few of us that should be eternal. Alas! the Queen Is Dead! P.S. to the newcomers, if you missed the opportunity to sit with Polly and learn from her, learn your lesson. Don’t make the same mistake. There are people in this breed who have years and

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PIEBALD continued from page 59... voice. To find, that is, the dominant trait. I will grant you, then, that I may be more sensitive on the subject of an unwanted recessive. What does this have to do with piebald? Well, self-coloration (reds, black & tans etc), like voice, is a dominant trait. Piebald, like mute, is recessive. Recessives are quietly carried. They lurk. My question for everyone is: Do we truly want to encourage the proliferation of piebald white throughout the U.S. dachshund population? (It is an Eliminating Fault in the FCI Standard.) Again, does it matter? Is it important? Recently, it was brought to our attention by a piebald breeder that being able to tell piebald from double dapple - with a view toward accepting piebald, that is - is just a matter of continuing education. I am in agreement on the education part. But let us keep our focus on the subject at hand. The subject is piebald. Consider the following statements and ask yourself if it matters. • White hair occurs when skin cells are unable to produce any pigment. http://www.doggenetics.co.uk/white.htm • White is considered a pattern not a color. This pattern could also be called Absence of Color, because when the animal carries this pattern gene, it turns off all of the color-producing cells in the hair (wool) follicles. In other words, this white pattern gene nullifies the basic color gene. A Mendelian Interpretation of Jacob’s Sheep by J. D. Pearson • In technical terms, pigment ‘migrates’ to different parts of the body during the development of the embryo, and the S gene determines how far the pigment migrates. Piebald (spsp) usually produces a coloured head (with or without white on the muzzle and as a blaze), and patches on the body. Generally the base of the tail is coloured, but other than that the patches may be located anywhere on the body (but rarely on the legs). Because piebald is a recessive gene and heterozygotes (piebald carriers) don’t always have any white markings, it can remain hidden and pop up unexpectedly. http://www.doggenetics.co.uk/white.htm • A piebald or pied animal is one that has a spotting pattern of large unpigmented, usually white, areas of hair, feathers, or scales and normally pigmented patches. Animals with this pattern may include horses, dogs, birds, cats, pigs, and cattle, as well as snakes such as the ball python. The underlying genetic cause is related to a condition known as leucism. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piebald • Leucism is a general term for the phenotype resulting from defects in pigment cell differentiation and/or migration from the neural crest to skin, hair, or feathers during development. This results in either the entire surface (if all pigment cells fail to develop) or patches of body surface (if only a subset are defective) having a lack of cells capable of making pigment. More common than a complete absence of pigment cells is localized or incomplete hypopigmentation, resulting in irregular patches of white on an animal that otherwise has normal colouring and patterning. This partial leucism is known as a ‘pied’ or ‘piebald’ effect; and the ratio of white to normal-coloured skin can vary considerably not only between generations, but between different offspring from the same parents, and even between members of the same litter. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leucism It is an ongoing debate among breeders of other breeds as well. Piebald Mastiffs, anyone? ‘One of the most beautiful mastiff puppies I have ever seen,’ said the poster of the photo above. The Willshires already knew that the recessive piebald gene - although rare - has always been in the breed. Consequently, the Willshires felt that their pied pups had every right to be recognized as Mastiffs. As the Wisdom Panel result below shows, their pups were indubitably purebred. So instead of culling them, as some suggested, they have started a

campaign to have the colour accepted in the breed. http://pedigreedogsexposed.blogspot.com/2013/12/pied-pipers-and-blot-onfancys-landscape.html ‘Some minor Antipodean breeder, whether by accident or design, have landed themselves with pied dogs and seeks to change our Breed standard to legitimise and justify their actions.’ http://pedigreedogsexposed.blogspot.com/2013/12/pied-pipers-and-blot-onfancys-landscape.html Above is a picture of a beautiful young dog, Kodiak, 2 years old. Sent for publication by Gloria Davis (this was one of her dogs). He was out of Ch. Pax River Dozer by Sidetrack and her bitch Emily - there were seven puppies. Five pieds and two fawns. Both parents were fawn. http://www.worldmastiffforum.com/post/pied-mastiffs-1264765?&trail=400 Most Breeders at the time in history knew Pax River Dozer threw a tremendous amount of white--the ones that used him were going for size and they thought they could control the white, and even today when someone asks where did this white come from --I ask is PR Dozer in your ped, it usually is. He also threw many litters of Pieds. http://www.worldmastiffforum.com/post/pied-mastiffs-1264765?&trail=400 Pieds are in lines worldwide. Just as are other undesirable things. White can pop up when you least expect it. It could come from way, way back. Again, just traits that find their way forward. http://www.worldmastiffforum.com/post/pied-mastiffs-1264765?&trail=400 How about piebald Great Danes? Piebald danes increase the percentage of mismarks & piebald carriers in every breeding in which they are used, and this decreases the number of correctly marked Danes in the gene pool, particularly down through the generations, and also results in the spread of this undesirable gene. http://www.chromadane.com/index.php/en/chromalinx/89-great-dane-specificcoat-color-info/122-the-piebald-dane-pinto-parti-colored-check-the-colourheaded-or-white-factored-dane-der-plattenhund Still unconvinced breeding outright piebalds brings mostly bad news? Here’s a simple example of why this IS a problem for the breeder & the breed, using a piebald bitch as an example. She carries two doses of what is called excessive white or piebald (that makes her a piebald (mmss)). She is bred to a correctly marked Harlequin male. She produces from him 2 correctly marked harls, 2 correctly marked mantles, 2 boston-marked merles, a piebald like herself, and a ‘merlikin’ (who is actually a merle piebald). Not a bad litter you say? Four show-marked pups to start with, for a harl litter, is really good. Here’s the problem: ALL four of those pups are now white-factored. They may be show-

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PIEBALD continued from page 67... marked, but they are carriers of whitefactoring, and this has gone unrecorded. So they are sold and bred. Let’s say they are all bred to other correctly marked, white-factored danes like themselves. Now what happens? You lose show prospects each time you breed them & keep spreading white-factoring through the gene pool. White-factored to white-factored means 25% of the resulting pups will lack body color, & 2 of 3 correctly marked dogs will be ‘carriers’ like themselves. And so on...and so on...and the genes for piebald are spread. Piebald potentially damages the gene pool. And thanks to the recessive nature of the piebald spotting allele, these piebald Danes go unrecognised & continue to be bred by folks unaware of the far-reaching consequences, and so it looks like the piebald is here to stay, and may well be increasing in frequency. http://www.chromadane.com/index.php/en/chromalinx/89-great-danespecific-coat-color-info/122-the- piebald-dane-pinto-parti-colored-check-thecolour-headed-or-white-factored-dane-der-plattenhund So, what about increasing in frequency? Is piebald increasing in frequency among dachshunds? Do you remember the first time you saw a piebald dachshund? I do. And I remember my reaction. And the reactions of many others at that time and place, too. Double and triple takes and from some longtime dachshund people. 20 years later, piebalds are everywhere. We see them in magazine articles and advertisements. We see them all over the internet. We see them at every kind of dachshund competition. We see them in the DCA magazine. Two dachshunds live at a residence in New Lexington, Ohio (county seat, population 4500) where I bank, and one of them is piebald. There is a new veterinary practice in Zanesville, Ohio where I work. Several large photo screens cover the windows. Among the breeds pictured is a dachshund and it is piebald. What was rare has become, in only two decades, quite common.

So, back to the question. Is the increased popularity of piebald a benign entity? Que sera sera? As you prefer? If you don’t mind piebalds being the future majority in the US, okay. But what about all the rest of us? The intolerant arrogant elitist snobs? (I prefer rational, logical traditionalist myself.) What about the many dachshund breeders who do not wish for the piebald recessive to become ‘normal’ or, worse, ‘ideal.’ As quoted above, more and more piebalds leads to more and more piebald carriers, too. Breed a dog from solid color genetics to a piebald or piebald carrier and you are introducing piebald carriers to a line that did not have them before. Breed piebald carrier to piebald carrier and you get piebalds - and more piebald carriers. Might the solid-color breeder eventually have to go overseas to find dogs to breed to? Do you think I am exaggerating? Well, I certainly was not exaggerating about having to go overseas to find voicing dogs to breed to. It is because we Americans in all of our tolerance, actually our complacency and yes, even our ignorance, were not paying attention. And permitted a recessive not characteristic of our breed to proliferate among our dogs. We already have divisions of coat and size. These divisions considerably reduce the availability of dogs to breed to, at least for all of us particular about what we want in the whelping box. Do we want to add what amounts to a color division on top of it? I don’t. Most breeders and judges today are already asserting that size (in an earth dog!) is irrelevant. Shall color become irrelevant, too? After that, what’s next? What would many breeds of dogs look like today if their founders and breeders had not selected against white? I will close with this from Canadian Miniature Schnauzer breeder Catherine McMillan: ‘If breeds did not adhere to a specific shape, form, and colour range, or if breeders disregarded this blueprint, the breed would degenerate to the point that it would hardly resemble the breed at all. Selective breeding does not just create breeds – it preserves them as well. Breeding purebred dogs inherently means accepting limitations on your freedom to just breed anything.’ Put another way, are we committed to our breed Standards? Or are we divorcing ourselves from them?!

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Plan on attending the nearby Santa Cruz Kennel Club, Inc. All-Breed Show the day after DCA Date: Sunday, May 11, 2013 • Location: Yolo County Fairgrounds, Exhibit Hall, Woodland, CA Dachshund Judge: Mrs. Lisa Warren Closing Date: April 23, 2014 • Superintendent: MB-F Inc., mbf@infodog.com, (336) 379-9352 Dachshund Club of America

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Friday, May 9

Red Lion Woodlake Conference Center, Sacramento, CA

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SPRING 2014, Volume XXXVIII, Number 1

HEMANGIOSARCOMA STUDY NEW DCA WEBSITE COMING SOON! DCA NATIONAL FIELD TRIAL RESULTS THE PIEBALD CONTROVERSY CHOOSING A PERFORMANCE PUPPY

Spring 2014 DCA Newsletter  

New DCA website coming soon! Dachshund information for everyone!

Spring 2014 DCA Newsletter  

New DCA website coming soon! Dachshund information for everyone!

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