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SUMMER 2019, Volume XLIII, Number 2

The Dachshund Club of America Newsletter Lynne Dahlén, Editor N961 Mayflower Road Appleton, WI 54913 Official DCA Website: dachshundclubofamerica.org

NEWEST 7-WAY TITLED DACHSHUND MORE ACCURATE TESTS FOR CANINE HYPOTHYROIDISM THE STATIONARY STAND

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THE TOP WINNING LONGHAIR DACHSHUND OF ALL TIME


DFWDC & DCA 2020 National Events Proposed Schedule – All events pending AKC Approval FIELD EVENTS January 27th through February 2nd Tracking Tests Tracking will not offered during DCA 2020. Any AKC Tracking Test passed between DCA 2019 and DCA 2020 will count for the Triathlon Monday, January 27th DFWDC Field Trial OD & FCD classes, Lone Star Dachshund Conservancy, Ladonia, TX Tuesday, January 28th DFWDC Field Trial OB & FCB classes, Best of & Absolute Wednesday, January 29th DCA Field Trial OD & FCD classes, DCA Field Awards Banquet Thursday, January 30th DCA Field Trial OB & FCB classes, Best of & Absolute

Back-to-back Specialties Friday, September 6, 2019 Iowa State Fairgrounds, E 30th & Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA Air conditioned, Plenty of RV parking AKC National Owner-Handled Series

Breeder Judges: Anne Schmidt and Lexa Richmond

Sweepstakes Judge: Melissa Heymann

Friday, January 31st Travel Day and set up for Earthdog Tests

Closing Date: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 Onofrio Dog Shows, L.L.C., P.O. Box 25764 Oklahoma City, OK 73125-0764 (405) 427-8181 • mail@onofrio.com

Saturday, February 1st DFWDC & HDC Earthdog Tests (all-breed), Prospering Farms, Prosper, TX Sunday, February 2nd DCA Earthdog Tests (all-breed)

CONFORMATION, OBEDIENCE, AGILITY & RALLY EVENTS April 27th through May 3rd

Thursday, April 30th DCA Annual Meeting, morning Puppy Sweepstakes & Rally Trial, afternoon

Monday, April 27th DCA Agility Trial, All Fur Fun Training and Event Center, Addison TX

Evening hospitality and game night

Conformation set-up completion and move in, Mesquite Convention Center, Mesquite, TX

Friday, May 1st DCA Conformation Show, all classes, all coats & one variety, Obedience Trial

Evening Welcome Reception hosted by DFWDC

Evening DCA Ice Cream Social

Tuesday, April 28th DFWDC Conformation Show 1 & DFWDC Rally Trial

Saturday, May 2nd DCA Conformation Show, two varieties, inter-variety competition & Best in Show

Evening Reception Wednesday, April 29th DFWDC Conformation Show 2 & DFWDC Obedience DFWDC Host club dinner

DCA Awards Dinner Sunday, May 3rd Move Out Day

DCA Hotel - Hampton Inn • 1700 Rodeo Drive, Mesquite, Texas 75149

RESERVATIONS: 1-972-882-1849


Gemma is pictured at 6 months of age having fun DCA week 2018! She was BOS Long in Sweeps at DCA (judge Andrea Sletten) and went on to win 3 majors from puppy class at specialties - thanks to Lorraine Simmons, Sherry Snyder and Mary Jones. She also had a Best in Sweeps from Tom Sikora. Thanks to Andra O’Connell for the lovely photo!

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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

Walter Jones 23 Golf View Drive Englewood, FL 34223 wjones@wyattfirm.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 2019

Class of 2020

Class of 2021

Dr. Dan Burke 8714 Via De La Gente Scottsdale, AZ 85258 (623) 707-7495 djbvca1@aol.com

Sandy Arnold 3709 E. South Court Bloomington, IN 47401-4481 (812) 322-1842 jarbsydox@gmail.com

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

Constance B. Fisher 3820 Crums Church Road Berryville, VA 22611-1962 (540) 955-4233 Beldachs@gmail.com

Cindy Niles 3062 S. Section Line Road Delaware, OH 43015-9531 (740) 362-6110 Robinwoodwires@yahoo.com

Paul Martin 21020 St. Louis Road Marshall, VA 20115 (703) 407-7327 brando2@starpower.net

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

Michael Pitisci P.O. Box 493 Brimfield, MA 01010-0493 (508) 340-1542 mpitisci@hotmail.com

Deborah Krieg 26550 Yearsley Road Raymond, OH 43067-9732 (973) 229-2390 daybreakwires@yahoo.com

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

Denise Siemssen 13122 Hunt Road Culpeper, VA 22701-7012 (540) 825-1122 DeniseSiemssen@gmail.com

Lorraine Simmons P.O. Box 104 Newville, PA 17241 (732) 598-4961 stardox2@yahoo.com

board of directors

(502) 419-7241

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

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COVER

Congratulations to the newest multi-titled Dachshund! Bred by and proudly owned by Wendy Snyder, co-owned with Gillian McKim, loved by Renee Cooper and Lisa Erickson. See Louie’s story on page 12.

MBISS GCHG DC Serenity’s Louisiana Getaway L, BN, RE, SE, AJ, AJX, CGCU, CGCA, TKA, VC with multiple Absolutes in the Field. 2

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New Tests for Canine Hypothyroidism The goal of CHF grant 02138: Development of Accurate Diagnostic Tests for Canine Hypothyroidism was to investigate new and more accurate methods to diagnose canine hypothyroidism.

Spay/Neuter Health Effects on Dogs

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On page 7: Spaying or neutering a pet has been common practice in the United States for many years. It is estimated that over 80% of U.S. dogs are spayed or neutered in an effort to control the pet population, decrease the risk of mammary and prostate cancer, and decrease unwanted behaviors such as aggression and roaming.

4 Advertisers Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 New Members & Applicants . . . . . . . . . .

HEALTH & WELFARE Articles on Canine Hypothyroidism, Neuter/Spay Effects on dogs . . . . . . . . .

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Cover Story, Newest 7-Way+ Titled Dachshund . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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by Wendy Snyder

14 No! No! Bad Gonzo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 Upcoming Specialties . . . . . . . . . . . . .

by Marianne McCullough

The newest 7-Way+ Titled Dachshund MBISS. GCHG. DC Serenity’s Louisiana Getaway L, BN, RE, SE, AJ, AJX, CGCU, CGCA, TKA, VC By Wendy Snyder

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Louie ended up being a singleton so I guess that is why he feels he has to be an over-achiever to make up for all that a litter might achieve. He was a ball of fire from the start and has not slowed down yet. He has had many careers in his life. He started out as a show dog being handled by Team Black and Gold.

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It’s All Happening at the Zoo . . . . . . . by Karen Mann

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DCA Annual Meeting Minutes . . . . . by Vicki Spencer

WEAVES & RETRIEVES The Stationary Stand . . . . . . . . . . . .

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by Karen Scheiner

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Some Day He Will Come Home . . . . . by Marianne McCullough

Burns, The Top Winning Dachshund of All Time . . . . . . . . . . .

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Weaves & Retrieves The Stationary Stand

by Kim Vidrine

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Field Trial Results . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

by Karen R. Scheiner

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For years and years, my friends who show only in conformation balked at teaching their dogs to “sit” before they finished their championships. There was an implicit fear that the dog shown in the breed ring would default to a sit when he was supposed to be proudly stacking for the judge. Admittedly, there are occasions when this does occur, although I doubt that it is from teaching positions to the dog. After all, since the time it is a puppy, the dog already knows how to stand, sit, and lie down.

Lone Star Dachshund Conservancy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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by Cathy Gunn

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DCA Board Meeting Minutes . . . . . . by Vicki Spencer

Election of Judges, Report of Tellers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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by Vicki Spencer

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News from AKC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

The Top Winning Longhair Dachshund of All Time, breaking the 1967 record! by Kim Vidrine, Walmar-Solo

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They say you only have one once in a lifetime dog. I have been blessed with a few amazing dogs, but I have to say that Burns is THAT dog for me. His final show before retirement was Westminster. While he didn’t win Best in Show, his performance on the green carpet and the feeling that I experienced that night are events I will remember for the rest of my life. He brought the dachshund world together for two magical nights and that continues to make me smile.

by Larry Sorenson

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Letters To & From the Editor Corrections/Changes . . . . . . . . . . . . . Field Trialing Out West

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IBC

Nationals 2020 Information . . . . . .

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MEMBER ADVERTISERS

NEW MEMBERS:

Comments, in writing, may be sent to Georjan Bridger, DCA Membership Chair P.O. Box 21352, Salem, OR 97307-1352

Lana Kovarik Janice Klear Sybyl Swan

Amy Cotteleer Muskego, WI Sponsors: Debby Krieg & Carlos Puig

Arnold/Jarbsy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 Central Iowa Dachshund Club Specialty . . . .IFC DCA 2020 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IBC Desert Valley Dachshund Club Specialty . . . . .57 Johnson/Greensboro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 Jones/Sleepytime . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Jones, Vidrine/Walmar-Solo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36 Leonberger/Credere . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 McCullough/Kenmar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 McKenney/Tarabon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31

NEW APPLICANTS: Jennifer Hartman Altoona, PA Sponsors: Marie Hamaker & Robyn Hand Nancy Horrell Redding, CA Sponsors: Debbie James & Charlotte Martin

Kim White Tigard, OR Sponsors: Jordin Misfeldt-Wallis & Georjan Bridger Megan Hamilton Junior Application Tampa, FL Sponsors: Deedy Sorenson & Marianne McCullough

Prouty/Our Gang . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Purina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64 Santamauro/Saytar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35

They have crossed the bridge...

Singleton/Leoralee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42 Warren/Joy-Den . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32

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Gerri Harfst Pat Beresford Please contact the editor and DCA secretary if you know of one of our members that has recently passed away. SEE THE DCA NEWSLETTER DIGITAL VERSION https://issuu.com/dachshundclubofamerica/docs/dca_winter_2018 Editor, Advertising Coordinator, Graphic Design, Layout and Production: Lynne M. Dahlén Contact: lynnechuck83@twc.com or 920-903-1588 Editorial Assistant: Chuck Dahlén ARTICLE CONTRIBUTORS Sharon M. Albright DVM, CCRT, Denise Flaim, Cathy Gunn, Karen Mann, Marianne McCullough, Karen Scheiner, Larry Sorenson, Vicki Spencer, Wendy Snyder, Kim Vidrine PRINTER/MAILING Sutherland Companies, Montezuma, Iowa The Dachshund Club of America Inc., The Dachshund Club of America Board of Directors, and the Editor of the Dachshund Club of America Quarterly Newsletter (magazine) are not responsible for the content of any advertisement, solicited or unsolicited editorials, letters or articles that may appear in the newsletter. The content of any advertisement, editorial, letter or article that appears in the Dachshund Club of America Newsletter is the sole responsibility of its advertiser or author.


Salsa, wins big at the March Madness Cluster DCNJ supported entries and specialties going BV twice and Select twice in big quality packed entries. She also picked up another OH Group 2nd and made the cut at one of the all breeds. She is #2 Owner Handled Longhaired Dachshund.

(CH Wagsmores Charmed I’m Sure ML X BISS GCHB Our Gang’s Moonlight and Magic ML)

Wizard finished at 10 months of age in 4 shows with three 5 point Majors, the last two at the Central Ohio DC specialties under Ryan Horvath and Patricia Taylor. Dachshund Club of America Summer 2019

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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 the Dachshund Club of America Newsletter Editor.

Developing More Accurate Tests for the Diagnosis of Canine Hypothyroidism

Despite numerous testing options, accurate diagnosis of hypothyroidism is challenging. Scintigraphy (using radioactive dye to highlight thyroid tissue function) and TSH response tests are accurate but expensive methods for definitive diagnosis. Biopsy and histopathology are invasive, and the presence of a lesion does

Author: Sharon M. Albright, DVM CCRT Canine hypothyroidism is a common endocrine disease that results in symptoms such as lethargy, weight gain, and skin and coat problems due to decreased thyroid hormone production. It is seen in medium to large-size dogs of both sexes and is usually diagnosed between 4-10 years of age. Thyroid hormone secretion is regulated by a negative feedback control system in the hypothalamic-pituitarythyroid axis (Figure 1), meaning that hormone production is decreased when its bloodstream concentration reaches a certain threshold. –Tyroxine (T4) is the main hormone produced by the thyroid gland and circulates in the blood in two forms – attached to proteins or freely in the blood. Total T4 (TT4) testing measures both forms of the hormone. Free T4 (FT4) testing measures only the amount of free thyroxine.

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not always mean that organ function is compromised. The presence of thyroglobulin auto-antibodies (TGAA) in canine hypothyroidism is inconsistent. TT4 levels can

be affected by certain drugs and non-thyroid illness. FT4 testing is more specific than TT4 testing, but not as sensitive, meaning there is a greater chance for false negative results. Commonly, a low T4 along with elevated TSH confirms a diagnosis of hypothyroidism. However, 30-40% of hypothyroid dogs have a normal TSH level. CHF-funded researchers at the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands searched for a way to accurately diagnose these dogs and differentiate them from dogs with nonthyroid illness. The goal of CHF grant 02138: Development of Accurate Diagnostic Tests for Canine Hypothyroidism was to investigate new and more accurate methods to diagnose canine hypothyroidism. The first method explored and reported in the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine1 was a TRH stimulation test. Instead of measuring TT4, which shows an inconsistent response to TRH administration, researchers measured TSH and Growth Hormone (GH) before and after a dog was given a dose of TRH (Figure 2). In a cohort of 21 dogs (11 with confirmed hypothyroidism and 10 with non-thyroid illness) with low TT4 and normal TSH, median basal GH levels were significantly higher in the hypothyroid dogs. After TRH administration, TSH remained unchanged in hypothyroid dogs, but was significantly increased in the normal dogs.


This study demonstrated that in dogs with low TT4 and normal TSH, hypothyroidism can be confirmed by measuring basal GH or by running a TRH stimulation test (measuring GH and TSH after administration of TRH). To further explore more accurate diagnosis of hypothyroidism, CHF-funded researchers also plan to examine the utility of measuring basal TRH concentration, ghrelin concentration (another hormone shown to be elevated in hypothyroid dogs), and plasma thyroid hormone bioactivity. Promising diagnostic tests then need to be applied to a larger cohort of dogs to ensure usability and reliability in the clinical setting. CHF and its donors remain committed to finding more accurate diagnostic tests to help prevent, treat and cure canine disease such as hypothyroidism.

Figure 2: TRH Stimulation Test Results Basal GH

Hypothyroid dogs Higher

Non-thyroid illness dogs Lower

~~~~~~~~~TRH ADMINISTRATION~~~~~~~~~ TSH GH

No change ↑

↑↑ No change

References: 1. Pijnacker T, Kooistra HS, Vermeulen CF, et al. Use of basal and TRH-stimulated plasma growth hormone concentrations to differentiate between primary hypothyroidism and nonthyroidal illness in dogs. J Vet Intern Med. 2018;00:1–6. https://doi.org/10.1111/jvim.15139

AN UPDATE ON THE HEALTH EFFECTS OF SPAY/NEUTER IN DOGS

hemangiosarcoma, and mammary cancer), urinary incontinence, and pyometra. Golden Retrievers and Labrador Retrievers were studied first, followed by German Shepherd Dogs and numerous other breeds. This data will be used to build an open access database describing the health implications of neutering on 34 different dog breeds (Table 1).

It is important to note that neutering appears to have a different effect on disease risk in different breeds. For example, in this data set, neutering increases the risk of having at least one of the studied Spaying or neutering a pet has been common practice in the United orthopedic diseases in several breeds: that risk increases five times in a States for many years. It is estimated that over 80% of U.S. dogs are Golden Retriever neutered before six months of age, and doubles if the spayed or neutered (hereafter referred to as neutered) in an effort to dog is a Labrador Retriever. In this study, the risk of lymphosarcoma, control the pet population, decrease the risk of mammary and prostate hemangiosarcoma, or mast cell tumor increased in neutered Golden cancer, and decrease unwanted behaviors such as aggression and Retrievers, but no such association was found in Labrador Retrievers roaming. Over the past 20 years, the scientific literature has shown that or German Shepherd Dogs. In the decision if, and when, to small breed dogs such as the neuter a dog is not so Table 1 - Dog breed studied for the health effects of spay/neuter with CHF funding Chihuahua, Yorkshire Terrier, straightforward. The AKC and Dachshund, neutering Canine Health Foundation Australian Cattle Dog Collie Pembroke Welsh Corgi appeared to have no (CHF) and its donors have Australian Shepherd Dachshund Pomeranian significant effect on the risk invested in research to explore Beagle Doberman Pinscher Poodle (3 varieties) for the orthopedic diseases or the effects that neutering can Bernese Mountain Dog English Springer Spaniel Pug cancers studied. have on dogs’ health. Border Collie German Shepherd Dog Rottweiler Evidence-based, breed-specific Boston Terrier Golden Retriever Saint Bernard With so much breed and information is needed so that Boxer Great Dane Shetland Sheepdog gender-specific data, there is caregivers can make the best Bulldog Irish Wolfhound Shih Tzu no one-size-fits-all solution for decisions for the long-term Cardigan Welsh Corgi Labrador Retriever West Highland White Terrier health of their dog(s). Maltese Yorkshire Terrier Cavalier King Charles Spaniel dog owners or veterinarians looking to make an informed Since 2010, Dr. Benjamin Chihuahua Miniature Schnauzer Cocker Spaniel decision on if or when to Hart and his team at the Parson Russell Terrier neuter a dog. Studies have University of California, Davis examined different diseases, categorized different age ranges for have received three grants from CHF to examine the health implications neutering, and reported different statistics. The medical records used for of neutering: the studies described above represent only a subset of dogs seen at a university teaching hospital and do not necessarily reflect the general dog 01488-A: Health Implications of Spay and Neuter: Golden Retriever population. It is also important to remember that correlation does not and Labrador Retriever equal causation. Exposure to reproductive hormones is likely just one of 01840: Health Implications of Early Spay/Neuter on Canine Health several factors that contribute to the development of orthopedic disease 02275: Disease Risks Associated with Spay and Neuter: A Breedand cancer; for example, obesity has been shown to influence both Specific, Gender-Specific Perspective diseases. Finally, keeping the data in perspective is key. If neutering increases the risk of a common or fatal disease, it merits a more thorough Retrospective examination of computerized hospital records from the consideration than its effect on a rare or treatable disease. Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital at UC Davis over a period of 13-15 years has been conducted to explore the effects of neutering on disease CHF acknowledges the importance of understanding neutering’s impact risk. Data analysis is ongoing but results thus far demonstrate that the on the health of dogs. Breeders, owners, and veterinarians are effects of neutering vary depending on exactly when a dog is neutered, encouraged to review the available literature, including the results of whether the dog is male or female, and the breed or size of dog. CHF-funded research at akcchf.org/research. The American Veterinary Researchers have specifically evaluated the effect on clinical orthopedic Medical Association also provides resources such as free webinars and a disease (hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, and cranial cruciate ligament 2017 literature review. disease), neoplasia (lymphosarcoma, mast cell tumor, osteosarcoma, continued next page... Author: Sharon M. Albright, DVM, CCRT

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AN UPDATE ON THE HEALTH EFFECTS OF SPAY/NEUTER IN DOGS continued from page 7 In summary, the decision whether to spay/neuter a dog must be made individually based on the pet’s age, breed, health status, intended use, temperament, and household environment and within a valid veterinarianclient-patient relationship. CHF will continue to fund quality research providing data that helps everyone make informed decisions to improve the health of dogs. References: Torres de la Riva G, Hart BL, Farver TB, Oberbauer AM, Messam LLM, et al. (2013) Neutering Dogs: Effects on Joint Disorders and Cancers in Golden Retrievers. PLoS ONE, 8(2): e55937. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0055937 Hart, B. L., Hart, L. A., Thigpen, A. P., & Willits, N. H. (2014). Long-term health effects of neutering dogs: comparison of Labrador Retrievers with Golden Retrievers. PLoS One, 9(7): e102241. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0102241 Hart, B. L., Hart, L. A., Thigpen, A. P., & Willits, N. H. (2016). Neutering of German Shepherd Dogs: associated joint disorders, cancers and urinary incontinence. Vet Med Sci, 2(3), 191-199. doi:10.1002/vms3.34 ____________________________________________________________

THE GROWING DEBATE OVER WHEN – OR EVEN IF – IT IS ALWAYS BEST TO SPAY OR NEUTER. By Denise Flaim

When we talk about dogs, invariably we talk about dog people. The human desire to group things that interest us and build commonality among kindred spirits is hardwired – as is our tendency to segregate and highlight differences. As a result, dog people may identify as belonging to as many different canine communities as there are breeds. And within those “tribes,” we have mores, and values, and politics – and not all of them are compatible. Pediatric spay surgery helps shelters adopt puppies quickly; this 12-week-old pup was spayed three days ago and is fully recovered and ready for adoption. But some experts worry that early spay surgery can cause health problems years down the road. I belong to a tribe that is somewhat beleaguered these days: I breed and show purebred dogs. I screen my homes carefully. I have long legal contracts that require any dog of my breeding to be returned to me if he or she is no longer wanted, regardless of reason or age or health condition. And, of course, I require that all puppies that I sell as companions be spayed and neutered. But in recent years, my attitude on that last score has begun to change, in large part due to new information about the potential for adverse effects of spay and neuter surgeries. My contracts still require those lovely and loved companions to be altered, and in more than a decade I have never had any reproduce (at least as far as I know!). But the details regarding when I want spay/neuter surgery done on my

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puppies have changed, and likely will continue to evolve. Broaching the subject of delayed spay/neuter – and in the case of some males, perhaps not neutering at all – is the doggie equivalent of discussing Clinton versus Trump at the Christmas dinner table, which gives me pause, because I let that happen last month, with predictably disastrous results. It has the potential of making people angry, threatened, bewildered, regretful – maybe even a combination of all those. That’s not my intent. What I want to do, though, is open up dialogue on a subject that for a long time has been presented as black and white. While no one questions the importance of spay/neuter as a tool to stem animal overpopulation, the questions on the table are: Does one size fit all? Should committed, responsible people review the facts and scientific literature to make an individualized decision for their particular dog? Is it always necessary to remove testes in a male dog and ovaries in a female dog in order to render them sterile, or are there other options? What are the real risks of keeping a dog intact for some period of time, balanced against a growing body of evidence showing that early spay/neuter might be implicated in a number of orthopedic, oncological, and even behavioral problems? So many questions, and unfortunately, no clear-cut answers. A Spay/NeuterHistory Lesson The American embrace of spay/neuter evolved in concert with human population trends. The post-World War II “baby boom” and economic expansion saw families increasingly bringing dogs and cats into their households – and the animals reproduced even more prolifically than the families themselves. As cities (and later, rural communities) began to employ and then depend on animal shelters to deal with stray and unwanted pets, the population of animals concentrated in those facilities, leading to routine killing of excess dogs and cats. Spay/neuter was embraced enthusiastically by shelter workers and rescue volunteers alike as an effective tool for helping control the population of unwanted animals and reducing euthanasia. By the 1970s, the veterinary culture had also embraced surgical sterilization for population control. This is in contrast to attitudes elsewhere in the world, particularly in many parts of Europe, where unaltered dogs are common. In Norway, it is illegal to spay or neuter a dog without a valid medical reason. The rationale is that it is morally wrong to surgically alter a dog for human whim or convenience, which puts spay/neuter on a par with ear cropping and tail docking. Over the decades, as animal sheltering has increased in visibility and animal rescue has become more popular, spay/neuter has hardened into an almost militant social policy. Today, it’s widely a cultural norm for dogs to lack any physical signs of sexual maturation. I’ve had puppy buyers balk at the idea of a female’s silhouette being made “unsightly” by visible nipples, and I had a co-worker who almost threw up at the idea of testicles on a male dog. “Rubbing on my couch – ugh!” she proclaimed. And, oftentimes, what we don’t know, we fear. “The average person has never seen a dog in heat, never seen dogs mating, never watched a female give birth, never watched her raise her puppies,” one veterinarian reminded me. Spay/Neuter from a Medical Perspective Population control – specifically, as a tool to reduce the mass killing in our nation’s animal shelters – has always been the overarching goal of spay/neuter campaigns. Other benefits of sterilization surgery have been enthusiastically promoted by veterinarians and the shelter community alike. For example, spaying prevents pyometra, which affects a full quarter of all intact females by age 10. And in males, neutering removes the possibility of testicular cancer as well as reduces the risk of prostate


enlargement and infection later in life. Neutering is also believed to reduce hormone-related behaviors such as leg lifting, humping, and maleon-male aggression. The universal recommendation that dogs and cats of both genders undergo sterilization surgery at six months of age came from the handy benchmark of the average age that most females come into heat. Those involved in animal sheltering have been the most vocal proponents of even earlier sterilization, now commonly referred to as pediatric spay/neuter. Shelter medicine experts point out that pediatric spay/neuter surgical procedures are easier and faster; and with shorter surgery and anesthesia times, the incidence of postoperative complications is low, and recovery very quick. Prior to widespread acceptance of this practice, shelters often allowed adoption of intact pets, and held a deposit from pet adopters, returning the money only when the owner showed proof that the pet had been sterilized. However, some owners failed to comply, giving up the deposits, and others complied only after the pet had an accidental litter. Pediatric surgery closed this loophole; indisputably, the biggest benefit of pediatric spay/neuter is populational. With this tool, shelters can prevent every animal leaving the shelter from ever reproducing. Shelter workers and veterinarians who offer pediatric spay/neuter are understandably fans of the practice, citing those quick recovery times for young animals. The biggest long-term health benefit of pediatric sterilization, however, is usually identified as the prevention of mammary cancer in females. Questioning the Spay/Neuter Status Quo As with a number of other canine healthcare practices, in recent years, the conventions of spay/neuter surgery are being questioned by some canine health experts and dogs owners – particularly those with a “holistic dog” mind set, many of whom are accustomed to questioning the status quo. Most of these owners also research what is in their dogs’ food and their veterinarians’ vaccine syringes; they want to do what’s healthiest, what’s most natural, for their dogs, even if it challenges – or upends – the conventional wisdom. But this topic could be the third rail of dogdom: the assumption that we should automatically and unquestionably spay and neuter all our companion dogs. Some of these owners, influenced by the opinions of a few canine health experts, are beginning to question the validity of many long-held beliefs about the medical and behavioral benefits of spay/neuter. A growing number (particularly those in performance eventing, who are closely attuned to changes and weaknesses in their dogs’ bodies) are contemplating delayed spay/neuter, and – increasingly, in the case of males – even dispensing with it altogether. One of the most vocal opponents to today’s spay/neuter conventions is Chris Zink, DVM, PhD, DACVP, DACVSMR, of Ellicott City, Maryland. Dr. Zink’s interest in the subject was promoted by her work with performance dogs, who compete in high-impact, physically demanding sports like agility. Many, if not most, of these dogs are sterilized. In 2005, Dr. Zink first published an article, “Early Spay-Neuter Considerations for the Canine Athlete,” which lists studies that highlight the risks of early spay/neuter. One orthopedic issue she mentions (and one that I have seen time and again) is the elongated “look” that results from prematurely shutting off the sex hormones that govern the closing

of the growth plates. These longer, lighter limbs, and narrow chests and skulls aren’t just a cosmetic concern: A 2002 study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention showed that this lengthening of the long bones creates a significantly higher risk of osteosarcoma, or bone cancer, in dogs altered at younger than one year. The list of problems that Dr. Zink associates with early spay/neuter continues: greater risk of hemangiosarcoma, mast cell cancer, lymphoma, and bladder cancer; higher incidence of hip dysplasia in dogs spayed or neutered at six months of age; significantly higher prevalence of cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) injury; heightened risk of urinary incontinence in females that are spayed early, as well as some cases in males; greater likelihood of hypothyroidism in spayed and neutered dogs; higher incidence of infectious diseases in dogs spayed and neutered at 24 weeks or less; higher incidence of adverse reactions to vaccines in altered dogs; and increased risk of prostate cancer in neutered males. It’s a long list, and it grows as Dr. Zink adds other studies that support the view that on balance, early spay/neuter is “not more healthy” than waiting until a dog is sexually mature before he or she is altered.

Health is not the only area where Dr. Zink questions the benefits of early spay/neuter; she is currently co-authoring a study that analyzes how spay/neuter affected 26 different behavioral components in 15,000 dogs. “The fact of the matter is, spay or neuter doesn’t improve their behavior in any way,” she says. “[Intact dogs] are not more aggressive to dogs or strangers.” To say Dr. Zink’s position on the importance of avoiding early spay/neuter is controversial is perhaps an understatement; it does, after all, contradict the position held by most general-practice veterinarians. Critiques and rebuttals to each of her bullet points are all over the Internet; one person who read an early draft of this article called her a “zealot.” And for every study she cites, a Google search will undoubtedly turn up another that says the opposite. But to me, that just reinforces the importance of keeping an open mind: With so many differing viewpoints, how do we know who is right? “It doesn’t matter if we all don’t do the ‘right’ thing,” goes one of my favorite lines about following the lemmings when you breed dogs. “It just matters that we don’t all do the same thing.” I think that applies to early spay/neuter, too. My Personal Approach When I changed my attitudes about annual vaccination and about continued on next page... Dachshund Club of America Summer 2019

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THE GROWING DEBATE OVER WHEN – OR EVEN IF – IT IS ALWAYS BEST TO SPAY OR NEUTER continued from page 9 feeding raw versus kibble, it was easy to get caught up in the battle of facts and statistics that both sides drummed up. In the end, the tool I used to make my decisions about “what is best” for my dogs was common sense. I stepped back and asked: Does it make sense to feed a dog a diet of processed foods whose protein sources are not fit for human consumption? Does it make sense to overload a dog’s immune system with yearly vaccines for some diseases that are not prevalent or ultimately life-threatening? And for early spay/neuter, I asked myself: Does it make sense to think that you can remove a puppy’s major reproductive organs – and all the hormones that go with it – and not expect there to be some biological ramifications? For me, what has been missing from the spay/neuter discussion has been the question of holism, which can’t be answered by citing JAVMA papers or orchestrating double-blind studies. Myrna Milani, DVM, of TippingPoint Animal Behavior Consulting Services in Charlestown, New Hampshire, thinks back to the zeal with which she approached spay/neuter during the 1970s. “I could have won the Golden Gonad Award – there wasn’t a pair of testicles or ovaries that was safe from me,” she says. “Then I woke up one day and thought, ‘My God, what have I done?’ As a woman who went through puberty, who menstruated, who had sex, who had children, who was going through menopause, how in the world could I have been so naïve as to say that all ovaries did was affect reproduction? That they did not affect the entire body? “Dogs are like us: We have testosterone and estrogen receptors all over our bodies – they are in our brains, lungs, bones . . . They affect learning, they affect memory,” Dr. Milani says. If we remove the organs that produce most of the body’s testosterone and estrogen before those hormones have an opportunity to exert their influence on the dog, we’re going to have to deal with the consequences down the road, she warns. Risks and Solutions: Spaying Females The two biggest health benefits cited for spaying females before their first heat is reduced risk of mammary-cancer rates and the elimination of pyometra. Personally, unless a female is being used for breeding, I can’t find a justification for keeping her unspayed indefinitely. For me, the question is not whether to spay, but when to. In terms of my own puppy buyers, I have encouraged them to allow their female puppies to go through one heat cycle before spaying – provided they know what they are getting into (see “Keeping Intact Dogs”) and can house a female pup securely for that three-week period. Though there are no studies to confirm this, anecdotal evidence suggests that allowing the body to go through a heat allows the genitalia to mature normally, avoiding or resolving inverted vulvas that can lead to incontinence. It also permits the maturation of estrogen receptors, which might also play a role in incontinence, a known risk of spay surgery, and beyond. A study published in the Journal of the National Institutes of Cancer in 1969, “Factors Influencing Canine Mammary Cancer Development and Post-Surgical Survival Rates,” is the most commonly cited reference regarding the correlation between spaying and mammary cancer in dogs. It says that females spayed before their first heat have an almost zero

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chance of developing mammary cancer; after the first heat, that risk rises to 8 percent, and 26 percent after the second heat. Beyond that point, the study says, the protective aspect of spaying (as regards mammary cancer) is negligible. Though that study is almost universally quoted when supporting early spay, it’s also been criticized as poorly designed. Even so, I always thought that an 8 percent increased risk of mammary cancer was a chance was worth taking, if allowing the dog to mature sexually helped prevent other issues such as other cancers and various orthopedic concerns. Mammary cancer isn’t the only thing female dogs can die from; it is one concern among many. Since our experience colors things, my attitude also likely has to do with the fact that I have not had much experience with mammary cancer in my intact females or those of fellow breeders. That is not to say that it won’t happen – and as soon as you say, “Not me!” it usually does – but for the moment, cancers like lymphoma and hemangiosarcoma are anecdotally more prevalent, even among the retired breeding bitches I know. Both Dr. Zink and Dr. Milani think that in the case of females, spaying after the second heat (which is likely to be more regular and normal than the first heat) is ideal. Milani points to a 1991 study in the American Journal of Epidemiology that showed that the risk of mammary cancer was significantly reduced in females who were spayed at or before 2½ years old, and who had been thin at nine to 12 months of age. When it comes time to do the spay surgery at whatever age, Dr. Zink advocates removing just the uterus and leaving the ovaries intact. In this way, there is no risk of pyometra, the female will not go into heat and be attractive to males, she cannot get pregnant – and she retains her hormone-producing ovaries. She cautions, however, that the veterinarian performing the surgery needs to be sure that the entire uterus is removed, because dogs can develop stump pyometras, which are just as life-threatening. While performing a tubal ligation, or “tube tying,” is certainly an option, it is somewhat impractical, as removal of the uterus at a later date still would be necessary to eliminate the risk of pyometra. What are the proven risks or benefits of removing a dog’s uterus but leaving the ovaries intact? No one can say for sure; it simply has not been done enough. Would those hormone-producing ovaries continue to raise the risk for mammary cancer? Or, conversely, being unable to “communicate” with the uterus that they know is supposed to be there, would the ovaries eventually stop working, as they do with women after hysterectomies? Again, no one knows for sure. Alternative Solutions: Neutering Males In many respects, delaying neutering in males is a little easier: The health ramifications, while still present, are not as dire as for females. Testicular cancer is still a concern, but is easily detectable, Dr. Zink says. “You just watch for it by examining the testicles regularly. If you see one testicle is larger, it usually means there’s a tumor there, but it is almost always benign. However, at that point you would have the testicles removed.” A bigger problem, in my experience, is prostatitis in intact males, especially older ones who are sexually stimulated by intact females in the household. If a prostate infection develops, and leads to an abscess, it can be difficult to diagnose. I almost lost an unneutered older male to an abscess that had thankfully not yet gone into sepsis – but I have friends with dogs who were not as lucky.


Because of health considerations, my puppy contracts currently ask that male puppies not be neutered before 12 months, and ideally at 18 months. Some people are willing to wait, but most aren’t, and that’s okay with me; I tell them to hang on for as long as they can. However, if their male dog will be taken to visit dog parks on a regular basis, then I tell them to neuter before he really begins to elicit a response from the neutered adult males there – usually by 10 months of age. If not, one day when his hormonal signature becomes a threat, the neutered dogs will go for him (though he will be blamed, because he is the intact one), and his happy-go-lucky attitude toward other dogs might change forever. And that’s just not worth an extra couple of months of testosterone in my book. The people who have my males are responsible caretakers who don’t permit them to roam and who don’t have unspayed females in the household. Frankly, I’m okay with ultra-responsible people leaving these males dogs intact as Mother Nature made them, for life. But for males who are at risk of being inadvertently bred – or whose breeders require in their contracts that they be sterilized – Dr. Zink recommends vasectomy. This renders the male unable to reproduce, but allows him to continue to produce testosterone. While a male with a vasectomy won’t be able to sire puppies, he likely will have difficulty fitting into some social situations, such as dog parks. A vasectomized dog still has his testicles and appears to be entire, and “lots of dog parks won’t let you bring a dog in if it is intact,” warns Dr. Zink. And because such dogs still produce testosterone, “and neutered dogs tend to be aggressive toward intact dogs” (not, as many believe, the other way around) the snipped males at the run will be just as snarky, because their noses will alert them to a vasectomized dog’s unchanged testosterone levels. As for dogs with retained testicles, “a study has been done that showed for every 100 dogs with retained testicles who live to be 10, 12 of them will get cancer of the testicle, though it is almost always benign,” Dr. Zink says. Because this does not happen until the dog is older – around age seven or later – she recommends keeping dogs with retained testicles intact until they are three or four, then removing the retained testicle and vasectomizing the other. Obstacles and Social Acceptance of Keeping Intact Dogs Of course, most shelters and rescues require spay/neuter surgery on every dog they place, and adopters are rarely permitted to dictate the timing of the surgery (though, presumably, most never ask). For many who rescue and rehome dogs, this entire discussion is moot; they are understandably more committed to saving unwanted dogs’ lives than optimizing the lives of dogs obtained at puppyhood from a breeder. Among my fellow breeders, the idea of delaying spay/neuter is no longer a hot button. Not everyone does it, but pretty much everyone respects your right to take a different approach – as long as the owners are responsible, and capable of preventing their animals from accidental breedings and of providing the scrupulous medical care and attention needed to detect signs of health problems, such as mammary or testicular cancer, that can occur in intact dogs and those who were sterilized later in life. And that brings us to the uncomfortable realization that spay/neuter also has much to do with issues of socio-economics and class. Cultural attitudes, knowledge base and lifestyle can vary dramatically, depending on where you live. That isn’t to say that one category of owner is “better” than the other, just that they are different, and they come with different risk levels. Many rescuers or breeders feel their adopters or puppy people can’t handle the very serious responsibility of deferring spay/neuter to a later date. Still others see the subject as a Pandora’s box: If social attitudes soften and spay/neuter loses its sense of urgency, could it set back all the hard work done by committed rescuers? Cultural attitudes aside, there is a pragmatic problem to taking an

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alternative approach to spay/neuter, such as removing only the female’s uterus or performing a vasectomy on a male dog: many vets are not open to it. Author, blogger, and veterinarian Patty Khuly, of Sunset Animal Clinic in Miami, Florida, says she gets a few emails a week asking for help in finding a vet capable of and willing to perform the alternative procedures. Dr. Khuly responds by advising the emailers how to talk to their vets. “I tell them to explain that [the procedures] are described in surgery textbooks. Be thoughtful about why you want it done. Say, ‘I know you think this is weird, but I have thought about it quite a bit. There are vets doing it across country, though there are not many of them. I’ve been told it’s easier to do than a [conventional] spay/neuter.’ The vet might be curious enough to attempt it.” While conventional spay/neuter practices and schedules will likely be the norm for the foreseeable future, as with every other important decision that you must make about your dog’s care and feeding, it’s important to inform yourself about the advantages and disadvantages of early, adult, or no spay/neuter surgery – and then make a decision that is right for you and your individual dog. Once that choice is made – no matter what choice it is – take responsibility for the consequences.!

“The fact of the matter is, spay or neuter doesn’t improve their behavior in any way,” she says. “[Intact dogs] are not more aggressive to dogs or strangers.”

Denise Flaim of Revodana Ridgebacks in Long Island, New York, shares her home with three intact Ridgebacks, three 8-year-old children, and a very patient husband. from Whole Dog Journal, February 2013 Issue [Updated June 19, 2018] https://www.whole-dog-journal.com/issues/16_2/features/spaying-orneutering_20685-1.html Dachshund Club of America Summer 2019

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How do you start to write about a “DREAM” dog like Louie? I was approached by Paula Carter about breeding Maggie to their boy Primo. I was very honored. Louie ended up being a singleton so I guess that is why he feels he has to be an over-achiever to make up for all that a litter might achieve. He was a ball of fire from the start and has not slowed down yet. He has had many careers in his life. He started out as a show dog being handled by Team Black and Gold. He was a Top 5 Dachshund with many Group placements. He also showed his service dog side by alerting on Laurie Fenner in the ring one year when her insulin pump malfunctioned. He then would alert on her at their grooming set-up. He would not show for her after that since he felt he needed to watch her. So Larry and Lizzy took over the reins. His next career was when he came back home and started his Obedience and Rally training. From there he exceeded in the Field chasing bunnies. I thought why not Earthdog also…he loves it and now is working on his Master title. Since I am a member of a huge tracking club I thought why not. He certified right away and was entered in a test. Unfortunately two of the tracks had to be scratched, and a last minute laid track that the judges were not prepared to lay. It ended up being a TDX track and I goofed it up for him…of course as usual handler error. About that time a young lady named Gillian McKim was looking for a new junior’s dog. She showed Louie’s brother Bodi for a while, but he got burned out so I switched her to Louie. She was a bit leery showing him, but I told her just to enter the ring and hang on he will do the rest. So on to his next career. They took off from there with multiple Best Juniors. The team qualified for both the National Dog Show and Westminster. They made the cut down to the last ten in Orlando. So after that I thought I should retire him, but Louie had other ideas….he loves to show so I started to enter him as a Veteran and

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he has won multiple breed/varieties out of the Veterans class. Last year he won an AOM out of the Dual Champion class under Judge Diane McCormack at the 2018 DCA National. So I tried retiring him AGAIN, but he got bored so Lisa Erickson who breeds and trains Rhodesian Ridgebacks and loves agility asked if she could run him. I said why not and now he is working on his Master titles. He only needs a few more Q’s. SO will he ever retire???? Now he is entered in a few upcoming shows and the DCA 2019 National as a Veteran. There are a few more laps around the ring for him. Only he knows when he will retire. Below are thoughts from his people in his life: Renee Cooper: Co-Owner Wonderful, fun-loving, child adoring, great senses of humor.....it all describes Louie. I am lucky to have this fabulous dog enter my life due to Wendy Snyder’s generosity. Louie was young when he began his specials career, and I remember how excited he was when it was time to go show. He still loves it all these years later, and he loved being Gillian Kim’s Junior Showmanship Dog. Louie is the quintessential showman in that he always wants to meet and greet the people. He loves an audience and the applause. I am lucky to be owned by such a great dog. Thank you Wendy for an incredible gift! Gillian McKim: Co-Owner My little man! Louie has been my partner for over two years now. With him I have been able to qualify and attend the National championship and Westminster, along with earning the titles of 2017 #1 Longhaired Dachshund junior handler, #2 Dachshund Junior handler and qualifying for the Masters class. I had no clue how much of a positive impact Louie would have on my life when Wendy helped me get started with her “Louigie”. This special boy truly means the world to me. He always knows what I am thinking next, both in and out of the ring. Some of my favorite memories with Louie are our pre-show pep talks during grooming. While we would listen to our country playlist, and the occasional PINK or Halsey songs, we would go through our nerves, our goals for that day, and our famous dance moves. While we had our nerves about showing and worrying about making a mistake I always knew that Louie would be next to me the whole time. Each day we had a goal, whether to make sure to smile, focus on posture, or even to nail five free stacks, we always strived to exceed our goals each day. One goal we always had, though, was to make sure we have fun. While both of us are competitive, the reason we keep going strong is because showing is loads of fun for both of us. And while we love to win, and earn loads of ribbons, I always know that at the end of the day we tried our best and that's all I could ever ask of Louie. I can't thank both Louie and Wendy enough for helping me grow so much and helping me to accomplish my dreams together! Lisa Erickson: Agility partner Louie has been a big part of my Rhodesian Ridgeback girls and my lives for most of his years, first traveling to dog shows with Wendy and all the dogs, and now just with us to agility trials. His happy attitude and love of learning are infectious and contagious; he is courageous, determined to please, focused, athletic and when the day is done, he is the biggest loving lap dog. Louie and I started doing agility classes 2 years ago. When we entered our first trial, he quickly moved up the title ladder from NAJ and NA to AXJ and AX in just 11 trials. He is now well on his way to his MXJ and MX titles. Louie has brought joy to working, laughter when we make mistakes, energy to keep going, and new friends to our circle. Even the photographers know him by name! He is a one in a million dog and I thank Wendy for supporting us in a sport we love. I love you Louie! ! contributed by Wendy Snyder


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Reprinted from the AKC Events website as of 6/1/19 Contact the Event Chairs of these events with any questions. Only those events approved by AKC before this publication is printed are listed.

Dachshund Club of America, Inc. June 20, 2019 Clackamas County Fairgrounds 694 NE 4th Ave. Canby, OR Web Site: http://www.dachshundclubofamerica.org

Greater Portland Dachshund Club June 21, 2019 Clackamas County Fairgrounds 694 NE 4th Ave., Canby, OR Web Site: http://greaterportlanddachshundclub.com/home Total Entry Limit: 100

Greater Portland Dachshund Club June 21, 2019 Clackamas County Fairgrounds 694 NE 4th Ave., Canby, OR Web Site: http://greaterportlanddachshundclub.com/home Total Entry Limit: 100

Dachshund Fanciers of Central Virginia June 22, 2019 Richmond Raceway Complex Labrurnum Ave. & Richmond-Henrico Tplke Richmond, VA Web Site: http://home.comcast.net/~vanewfs/site/

Cuyahoga Valley Hound Association July 11, 2019 Bill Stanton Community Park 5585 Chapel Road Madison, OH Web Site: http://www.CuyahogaValleyHoundAssoc.org

Mission City Dachshund Club of San Antonio July 12, 2019 Joe & Harry Freeman Coliseum 3201 East Houston St., San Antonio, TX Total Entry Limit: 100

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Closing Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019 Event Chair: Marilyn Hickok P.O. Box 363, Scio, OR 97473 marilyn@hope-dachs.com • 503-394-2689 For additional information contact: Georjan Bridger, Event Secretary P.O. Box 21352, Salem, OR 97307 (503) 364-9695, greaterpdxdachshundclub@gmail.com Closing Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019 Event Chair: Marilyn Hickok P.O. Box 363, Scio, OR 97473 marilyn@hope-dachs.com • 503-394-2689 For additional information contact: Georjan Bridger, Event Secretary P.O. Box 21352, Salem, OR 97307 (503) 364-9695, greaterpdxdachshundclub@gmail.com Closing Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019 Event Chair: Marilyn Hickok P.O. Box 363, Scio, OR 97473 marilyn@hope-dachs.com • 503-394-2689 For additional information contact: Georjan Bridger, Event Secretary P.O. Box 21352, Salem, OR 97307 (503) 364-9695, greaterpdxdachshundclub@gmail.com

Judges Breed: (L) Mr. Joe C. Walton (S) Mr. Joe C. Walton (W) Mr. Joe C. Walton Junior Show: Mr. Joe C Walton Please contact event secretary/superintendent or review premium list for Sweepstakes class and judge information. Judges Breed: (L) (S) (W) Junior Show:

Dr. Klaus Anselm Dr. Klaus Anselm Dr. Klaus Anselm Dr. Klaus Anselm

Please contact event secretary/superintendent or review premium list for Sweepstakes class and judge information. Judges Breed: (L) (S) (W) Junior Show:

Mark Chryssanthis Mark Chryssanthis Mark Chryssanthis Mark Chryssanthis

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Closing Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019 Event Chair: Phyllis Meseroll 244 Mcbrydge Dr., Swoope, VA 24479-2335 jrzteckel@comcast.net • 609-712-0428 For additional information contact: MB-F Inc., Superintendent P.O. Box 22107, Greensboro, NC 27420-2107 (336) 379-9352 mbf@infodog.com

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Closing Date: Wednesday, June 26, 2019 Event Chair: David R. Miller 8763 Marjory Drive, Mentor, OH 44060-1973 jlaplan488@aol.com • 440-749-3214 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) Mr. Gabriel Valdez (S) Mr. Gabriel Valdez (W) Mr. Gabriel Valdez Junior Show: Ms. Denise Flaim Hound Group: Mr. Gabriel Valdez Please contact event secretary/superintendent or review premium list for Sweepstakes class and judge information.

Closing Date: Wednesday, June 26, 2019 Event Chair: Carol McLean 321 Leisure Village Dr., New Braunfels, TX 78130 willowwire@outlook.com • 830-606-5821 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)

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

Mr. Roger R. Hartinger Mr. Roger R. Hartinger Mr. Roger R. Hartinger


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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.

Mission City Dachshund Club of San Antonio July 13, 2019 Joe & Harry Freeman Coliseum 3201 East Houston St., San Antonio, TX Total Entry Limit: 100

Houston Dachshund Club, Inc. July 17, 2019 NRG Arena 1 Reliant Center Dr Houston, TX Total Entry Limit: 100

Hudson River Valley Hound Association July 21, 2019 Putnam County Veteran’s Memorial Park 201 Gypsy Trail Rd. Carmel, NY Total Entry Limit: 200

Hudson River Valley Hound Association July 21, 2019 Putnam County Veteran’s Memorial Park 201 Gypsy Trail Rd. Carmel, NY Total Entry Limit: 200

Central Carolina Dachshund Club July 27, 2019 TD Convention Center 1 Expositon Ave. Greenville, SC Total Entry Limit: 100

Northern California Dachshund Club August 2, 2019 Dixon May Fairgrounds 655 S 1st Street Dixon, CA

Bayou Dachshund Club of New Orleans August 3, 2019 Pontchartrain Center 4545 Williams Boulevard, Kenner, LA Web Site:http://bayoudachshundclub.org/ Total Entry Limit: 100

Closing Date: Wednesday, June 26, 2019 Event Chair: Carol McLean 321 Leisure Village Dr., New Braunfels, TX 78130 willowwire@outlook.com • 830-606-5821 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)

Mrs. Paula Hartinger Mrs. Paula Hartinger Mrs. Paula Hartinger

Closing Date: Wednesday, July 3, 2019 Event Chair: Mrs. Charlynn Sharry 9014 Opelika St., Houston, TX 77080 charysharry@me.com • 713-858-3780 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) Junior Show:

Mrs. Marilyn Y. Pipes (p) Mrs. Marilyn Y. Pipes (p) Mrs. Marilyn Y. Pipes (p) Ann Claire Lester

Closing Date: Wednesday, July 3, 2019 Event Chair: Dr. Stephen Sipperly 1408 River Rd., Selkirk, NY 12158-1603 ssipperly@aol.com • 518-461-4761 For additional information contact: Jim Rau Dog Shows, Ltd., Superintendent P.O. Box 6898 Reading, PA 19610-0898 (610) 376-1880 • info@raudogshows.com

AKC National Owner-Handled Series Judges Breed: (L, S, W) Mr. D. Scott Pfeil Junior Show: Pamela S. Lambie Hound Group: Pamela S. Lambie NOHS Hound Group: Mr. D Scott Pfeil Please contact event secretary/superintendent or review premium list for Sweepstakes class and judge information.

Closing Date: Wednesday, July 3, 2019 Event Chair: Dr. Stephen Sipperly 1408 River Rd., Selkirk, NY 12158-1603 ssipperly@aol.com • 518-461-4761 For additional information contact: Jim Rau Dog Shows, Ltd., Superintendent P.O. Box 6898 Reading, PA 19610-0898 (610) 376-1880 • info@raudogshows.com

AKC National Owner-Handled Series Judges Breed: (L, S, W) Lisa Dube Forman Junior Show: Mr. D. Scott Pfeil Hound Group: Mr. D. Scott Pfeil NOHS Hound Group: Lisa Dube Forman Please contact event secretary/superintendent or review premium list for Sweepstakes class and judge information.

Closing Date: Wednesday, July 10, 2019 Event Chair: Robert J. Wlodkowski 2710 Valley Farm Rd., Waxhaw, NC 28173-9203 rslepyholo@aol.com • 704-843-5858 For additional information contact: MB-F Inc., Superintendent P.O. Box 22107 Greensboro, NC 27420-2107 (336) 379-9352 • mbf@infodog.com

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

Closing Date: Wednesday, July 17, 2019 Event Chair: Ms. Debbie James P.O. Box 1077, Alta, CA 95701 dashndox@att.net • 916-204-3647 For additional information contact: MB-F Inc., Superintendent P.O. Box 22107 Greensboro, NC 27420-2107 (336) 379-9352 • mbf@infodog.com

AKC National Owner-Handled Series Judges Breed: (L) Mrs. Faye Strauss (S) Mrs. Faye Strauss (W) Mrs. Faye Strauss Junior Show: Mrs. Faye Strauss Please contact event secretary/superintendent or review premium list for Sweepstakes class and judge information.

Closing Date: Wednesday, July 17, 2019 Event Chair: Leslie Davis 6324 Laurel St., New Orleans, LA 70118-5732 laurelee1@aol.com • 504-899-7903 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

AKC National Owner-Handled Series Judges Breed: (L) Kenneth Hagmueller (S) Kenneth Hagmueller (W) Kenneth Hagmueller Junior Show: Kenneth Hagmueller (p) Please contact event secretary/superintendent for Sweepstakes class and judge information. continued on page 28...

Please contact event secretary/superintendent or review premium list for Sweepstakes class and judge information.

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No No Bad Gonzo! The Adventures of the best bad dachshund ever! by Marianne McCullough

People have been after me for years to chronicle the adventures of my silly little Gonzo in a book. So, as I start that adventure and compile my stories, I figured, why not give my DCA friends a preview of what is to come. So, this starts a new series of columns dedicated to the adventures of one silly little dog, Gonzo! Gonzo’s journey into this world was quite by accident. A breeder friend had an “oops” litter. Not just any ordinary oops, but the scary kind of oops, a dapple to dapple breeding. So right from the start, my little clown dog was making his own rules. When he arrived on May 22, 2009 he was the only puppy in the litter to get that potentially tragic double dapple pairing. The early weeks were troubling as it was unknown if the little red double dapple puppy would be saddled with any of the tragic genetic results from the repeated dapple gene. Thankfully the effects were minimal. He had very sensitive blue eyes with albino effects that were smaller than normal size and a slight heart murmur. So, the little guy lucked out, no major issues. Gonzo and his littermates and mother came to stay with me for a week when they were 4 weeks old. It was pretty obvious then that he had personality plus. While I had no need for a “pet” dachshund, I just couldn’t resist that cute personality. There has just always been something about him. I decided that it would be best if he came and lived with me and I bought him from my friend. This is when the adventure of life with Gonzo truly began. Perhaps I should have examined the name I chose. All my dogs at the time were named after Muppet characters. Perhaps naming him after the silly always in trouble Muppet Gonzo is what started this adventure into silliness. But, for

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whatever reason, Gonzo was going to prove to be one of life’s great adventures in love and understanding. Some of Gonzo’s adventures have been quite entertaining, while others are almost unbelievable. Anyone who has lived through some of Gonzo’s adventures on Facebook may already have some insight in what is to come. So, for the first time ever in print, I share with you the adventure of the best bad dachshund in the World, Gonzo! Gonzo’s first real adventure in the world began in October of 2009 when he traveled with me to DCA in Frederick, Maryland. He was four months old. I was excited for our first road trip together that would include staying over at my traveling companion’s son’s apartment to break up our trip. We arrived late in the evening to the apartment that was an off-campus University apartment. 3 male college students sharing an apartment and in I walk with Gonzo. I put him down on the floor to play and he almost instantly disappeared under the sofa. I called for him a few times and out he comes with a sock in his mouth. My friend’s son quickly grabbed the sock and stuffed it behind him on the sofa. I looked at Gonzo and said “No, no, bad Gonzo”, a phrase that he has continued to hear frequently throughout his life. When I looked up, Gonzo was gone again. This time he came out from under the sofa covered in dust bunnies with yet another sock hanging from his mouth. Again, my friend’s son grabbed the sock and stuffed it behind him. Before we had a chance to grab him Gonzo disappeared again and this time he came out with a pair of underwear. My friend’s son was mortified and Gonzo spent the rest of the evening in his crate for fear of what would come out from under that sofa next. He was a man on a mission, and nothing was going to keep from finding surprises under the sofa. Here he was a mere 16 weeks old and he already had us laughing and left with a story to tell over the years. I was a little worried about the welcome Gonzo would receive when he arrived at DCA. A double dapple is not something that fellow breeders want to see, but his boisterous personality soon had people asking around to see him. Being October, DCA held a costume contest that Gonzo and his year and so little 4 lb. Gonzo wins from wearing a chicken costume DCA 2019 managed his first ribbon – second place. I also took him with me to the obedience competition where he sat in my lap as I watched ringside when 98 year old George Richards went high in trial with Hummel! What an amazing moment that was and I looked down at Gonzo and said, “I bet you could do some of this obedience stuff.” This would lead to some of our many funny future adventures. I soon discovered that he would be a very obedient bad dog!

Before we had a chance to grab him Gonzo disappeared again and this time he came out with a pair of underwear.

Thank you so much Marianne McCullough, for being a regular contributor to the newsletter - see page 34 for the story that should have been in the Spring 2019 newsletter!


Sire: GCHS Jarbsy’s Let the Crazy Out (Finn) • Dam: CH Pramada Koradox Emilia at Polychrome (Emi) Shown winning a major at her second show under judge Scott Pfeil at 10 months old, she was also Best Puppy at the AKC Royal Canin National Stakes at her first show in December 2018.

JARBSY DACHSHUNDS Breeders: Damone Akelstad, Maggie Peat & Tom Sikora Co-Owners: Sandy Arnold & Damone Akelstad 812-322-1842 • jarbsydox@gmail.com Dachshund Club of America Summer 2019

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I Do Believe It, I Do Believe It’s True... By Karen Mann, Dallas Fort-Worth Dachshund Club

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ometimes an email out of the blue can lead to something totally unexpected. This past October Cindi Todd received a rather cryptic email from a total stranger asking if Cindi knew of any earthdogs that would be able to help out with a real life rat issue they were having at their ‘barn’. Cindi sent it to me asking me what I thought. Seems odd, I replied, but answer her and see if there is more to this. Well, after a few back and forth emails we found out that the person emailing us, Linda King, works for the Dallas Zoo. Our curiosity totally piqued, we agreed to set up an initial meeting with Linda. We speculated that there was probably a warehouse or food storage shed that they might want the Dachshunds to check out. Our first meeting was finally scheduled for a weekday afternoon and we headed to the Zoo which is just south of Dallas. We were given an address for a back entrance and instructed to wait in a large ware house for Linda to show up. Assuming this was where we were going to let the dogs rat hunt we surveyed the territory. Linda arrived and had us hop on her golf cart. The warehouse, we soon found out, was not the site she wanted the dogs to work. Linda King, we discovered, is in charge of gorillas at the Dallas Zoo and we were being asked to help out with a rat problem in the outdoor gorilla habitats! On the ride over we asked Linda how she thought of asking us to use the dogs for rodent control in the first place. She explained that the rat population had grown over the summer and they had gotten savvy to bait boxes and traps. While other primates are omnivorous and help control such pests, gorillas are vegetarians and as such they apparently are no

help in keeping rodents from stealing their meals. One of the keepers had told her mother about the problem. Her mother who was familiar with earthdog where she lives suggested getting in touch with people in the DFW area that had Dachshunds or terriers. An internet search on earthdogs and DFW led them to Cindi. By the time we got to the gorilla section the keepers had rounded up the gorillas and secured them in their indoor habitats so we could walk through the outdoor areas. The habitats are steep with a lot of underbrush, ground cover, artificial logs and streams. While a bit physically

demanding we determined at this walk through that even with the steep climbs and some large drains it would be safe for the dogs. We insisted that the drains be covered before the dogs would enter. This would not only keep the dogs safe but keep any rats from escaping. Cindi and I also got to ‘meet’ the gorillas up close in the inside enclosure. The silver back male and his mate with an adorable 4-month-old baby in her arms were most agreeable to saying hello. Quite an experience to be so close to these amazing animals. With enthusiasm and anticipation on both sides we waited for final approval from the zoo curator, the zoo veterinarian, and decent weather to proceed. Fast Forward to Saturday, March 3, 2019. Zoo Day! Cindi and I invited Dachshund folk Karen Henry and Patricia Debarros-Kari and Border terrier friends Robbie and Ellis Johnson, Gail Schwartz and D’Arcy Downs to participate. We all know each other from earthdog and knew our dogs would all work well together. Since the terrain in the habitat is challenging we also knew our dogs would be physically up to the task. We were being careful to limit the participants in the event this ended up being a bust. We should have known that would not be the case! At 7:00 a.m. our teams staged in the parking area by the veterinary building and loaded people and dogs onto the Cheetah tram for the short ride to the gorillas. We assembled and socialized in the staff room while some of the keepers taped up weep holes and drains with, what else? Gorilla tape! Staff not busy with preparing the habitats came in to greet the dogs who were themselves showing excitement. They knew something was up! Since there are 2 habitats, one for the family unit (North) and one for the bachelor gorillas (South), we broke up into two teams. The north team of Cindi Todd with wirehaired Dachshund Melly, Patricia Debarros-Kari with wirehaired Dachshund James and smooth Dachshund Henry were teamed with Robbie and Ellis Johnson with their Border terriers, Abby and Tyne. The South team comprised of me with my wirehaired Dachshunds Tye and Seger, Karen Henry with longhaired Dachshunds Journey and Couper were joined with Gail & John Schwartz with Border terriers Kira and Pippa and D’Arcy Downs with Border terrier Preston. D’Arcy and Preston had actually flown in from Arizona just for this opportunity! continued on next page... Dachshund Club of America Summer 2019

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We received some last minute logistics from Linda and her team. They had a number of keepers stationed above the habitats as spotters as well as keepers to escort us to and from the enclosures. We needed to carry all the dogs past the indoor gorilla quarters to keep dogs and gorillas calm. Our instructions were: Carry your dogs and walk with purpose but no running. Once outside in the habitats we unleashed the hounds! With the weather being about 40 degrees and over cast the amount of rodent activity was minimal. But that didn’t keep the dogs from hunting. The Dachshunds were adept at going into and under all the thick shrubbery and the Borders were patrolling the pathways, streams and moats. In the South habitat the dogs found a small nest and dispatched a couple of small rats/mice. Border terrier Pippa was determined that there was still something under one of the artificial logs. She and Seger and Kira kept digging in that area. However, after a bit only Pippa remained to try and pull a shrub out of the way of her digging. The others all continued to hunt with enthusiasm, scouring the entire habitat but without a lot of luck. Weather was just too cool. Those of us on the south side suddenly became aware of frantic barking from the team on the north side. Rats? Rats? Did someone find a rat? Excitement ensued. Border terrier Abby

DACHSHUND CLUB OF AMERICA, INC. ANNUAL MEETING MINUTES May 23, 2019 Holiday Inn – Six Flags, Eureka, MO

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Membership There was nothing to report concerning Purina: Marcia Sale, the Purina Representative, thanked DCA for their support. membership. She reported in the last year Purina had New Business donated over $11,000.00 to DCA and given A motion was made that a Standing Rule be $11,000.00 to the Canine Health Foundation. created for all DCA National and Regional For more information there is an online FAQ Shows, attached to the DCA National with page available on the Purina website. concurrent judging, will have a DCA 2020 Report – Dallasstaggered start and all varieties Ft. Worth D.C. members shared will start with the BBE class. information for DCA 2020. The H SBHERU N D Motion was adopted. host hotel will be the Hampton C A ME M AKC 1 Inn & Suites, Dallas-Mesquite. Results of 2021 National The field trial events will be Specialty Judges held January 27 through Conformation judges for 30 at the Lone Star DCA 2021 will be Wires – Dachshund Conservancy near AM Ken Levison, Longs – Ryan Ladonia, TX followed by the ER I CA I Horvath, Smooths – Guy Jeavons Earth Dog events January 31 Field Trial: DCA National and February 1 at Prosper Field Trial judges for 2021 are Farms in Prosper, TX. The Rebecca McLusky (TN), Bill Dyer (OH), Agility trial will be April 27 in Addison, TX Karen Jones (VA), and Shawn Nies (MO). at the All Fur Fun Training Event Center. Judges elected for DCA 2021 Earth Dog are Rally, Obedience, and Conformation events will be held beginning April 27 and ending May 2. A Mary Ellen Byrne, Glenn Cockburn, David Brown, & Juliet Rigtrup. Facebook page “DCA2020” has been setup. 89

Ken Levison reported DCA was in a very strong financial condition ending 2018 with assets of $368,956.00 which reflects an increase of $1,265.00 over 2017. He reported the 2018 Nationals in Columbus, OH made a

discussed various AKC venues. He suggested members visit the AKC website to check out the numerous videos offered there.

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profit of $24,715.00. He also reported DCA expenses were down $19,322.00 from 2017 with the two major expenses being the Newsletter and the trophy plan.

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Meeting was called to order at 9:00 a.m. A quorum was established. President Carl Holder announced the Annual Meeting Minutes Approval Committee consists of Cissy Johnson, Brenda Adams, and Susan Genz. He reminded members that any motions made must be submitted in writing to the Recording Secretary, Vicki Spencer. Carl also reminded members to please be respectful of the hotel property. He related the DCA premium list was delayed due to AKC. He stated if anyone had a concern or complaint about the DCA show they should contact Bri Tesarz at Bri.Tesarz@akc.org. Carl reported DCA needs a Challenge Trophy Chair. He stated if anyone is interested in the position to let a Board member know.

keepers got shovels to try and dig him out. Since we had a hard stop time of 9:00 AM when the exhibit was supposed to be open to the public the veterinarian was eventually called in to sedate the possum so he could be safely and quickly removed. He was a big fellow and Abby was mighty proud of the damage she had done. As we exited the habitats with happy and tired hounds and terriers, the keepers treated all the canine participants to a much needed spa treatment. Three bathing stations were set up in the veterinary hospital. Each dog was bathed and dried by the zoo staff. While the jury was out as far as the dogs were concerned regarding the necessity of baths, all owners were happy they didn’t have to drive home with gorilla ‘stank’ emanating from our pups. While rat activity was low this time around Linda has invited us back when the weather warms to give it another go. The denning of the possum, especially since he had an enormous stash of gorilla food in his hole indicating he had gone unnoticed for a good while, really opened the staff’s eyes to the potential of the working dogs. All of us are looking forward to another visit. Linda King’s impression was “We were very excited about this project and it did not disappoint. It was a joy to see the dogs working and truly enjoying every minute of it!”. Linda also wants to write an article for the zoo’s publications to let other zoos to know about this ‘natural’ rodent control opportunity. !

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had something holed up in a crevice under a concrete berm. Henry the smooth Dachshund was helping by digging from the opposite side. Robbie Johnson, trying to see what Abby had pinned, exclaimed “Wow that looks like a mighty big rat!” Much to the surprise of everyone the quarry in this case turned out not to be a rat, but a possum! Or a North American Opossum for those who would quibble with the vernacular! At any rate this possum wasn’t playing possum and he was bound and determined not to come out of his hidey hole despite Abby trying her best to extract him. In true earthdog fashion the

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Meeting adjourned at 10:36 a.m.. Submitted by Vicki Spencer, DCA Recording Secretary.


(Ch. Grandgables Thorny Thicket ML X GCHB Sandach’s X Factor at Greensboro ML)

Todd is pictured taking a 5 pt. major under breeder judge Cyndy Senff at Louisville Dachshund Club. Thank you! Thanks also to breeder judges John Wade and Deedy Sorenson for rewarding Todd at the shows in Ocala.

His mom, Diamond, had a great time in Ocala too!

(GCH Sandach’s Dancing Thru Life ML X CH Treasuredox Carawans Fantasy ML ) Breeder: Bobby Sandoval

Group 2 - Thank you breeder judge John Wade

Select Bitch - Thank you breeder judge Deedy Sorenson

Cissy Johnson Greenzboro@aol.com • 770-577-0656 Dachshund Club of America Summer 2019

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Owned, loved and handled by Patsy Leonberger • crederedoxs@gmail.com

DOB 12/17/09 Breeders: Carol Luetkens and Danielle Goodland Rose

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Sire - DC Rosan Hill Andante MS Dam - Sagerun’s What Do You Know MW

Thank you Carol, for giving me the opportunity to love and show this girl. You believed and trusted in me. Turi and I have worked together to obtain these titles along with two litters of outstanding pups!


Bred, owned, loved and handled by Patsy Leonberger • crederedoxs@gmail.com

DOB 5/21/15 Thank Marietta Singleton for assisting and mentoring me through conformation and breeding my dogs. Sire - GCHP CH Leoralee’s Baywatch MW Dam - DC Sagerun’s Keturah MW RN SE CGC VC

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Much to my amazement, very little has been written on how to train a dog to stand up in place. This is what I call the “stationary stand.” This now seems to be the most popular and important position in the world of dog shows. Unequivocally, for the purpose of breed shows, the dog not only needs to learn how to stand, or “stack,” but also to “free stack” for a winning position. In conformation, the dog is already up on his four legs gaiting, so it’s a matter of stopping him and getting a “stack” with proper form. Now comes the obedience world, requiring the dog to “get up!” from a sit or down, and stand in place without forging forward. If you thought that by discontinuing the long stays, the AKC made the Open classes easier, think again. These new exercises make us to recognize that to get the dog to “stand” in a stationary position on command can be more of a challenge than to stay in a sit or down. Demonstrations of “stand” are now called for in all of the obedience classes: Novice, Open and Utility!

The “Stationary Stand” By Karen R. Scheiner

In the past, the “sit” was the dominant position for dogs in obedience. We taught the dog to “sit” when heeling on or off lead, and we taught “sit and stay” for the group exercises. We practiced the “sit” mightily, so that the dog’s butt would naturally hit the floor when we halted or gave the command. Of course, a “sit” is still required in the heeling pattern, but now we need to shift our focus to major league training of the “stand.” For years and years, my friends who show only in conformation balked at teaching their dogs to “sit” before they finished their championships. There was an implicit fear that the dog shown in the breed ring would default to a sit when he was supposed to be proudly stacking for the judge. Admittedly, there are occasions when this does occur, although I doubt that it is from teaching positions to the dog. After all, since the time it is a puppy, the dog already knows how to stand, sit, and lie down. They do those positions pretty well on their own! They just do not know the names of the positions, or how to do them on command. Now the focus is to train the “stand” from heel position and from a distance. If “stand” is taught as one of the dog’s learned positions, then that will be evident in the breed ring; no worrying that the dog might default to a sit. With the advent of new and updated AKC obedience rules, dogs are no longer asked to do sits and downs in a line-up without a leash, nor are they required to “stay” in a line-up while their owner/handler is out of sight. In recognition of some rather challenging exercises that must be mastered in place of the long stays, dogs now need to learn a “stationary stand” both verbally and by hand signal, to successfully compete in the obedience ring beyond earning the Novice CD title. Just to be clear, I have personally coined the phrase “stationary stand” because that is what the dog needs to do. It’s unlikely that you will find this term in any training books, as its one that I alone have chosen, since it perfectly describes the position desired. Let me briefly state that there are lots of videos you can find on-line with claims that they will teach your dog to

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stand. Trust me, I looked! What all of those videos have in common (even the AKC presentation), is that they show a dog being lured with food, from a sit, walking into a stand. Inevitably, the dog breaks the plane he is supposed to be standing behind. Without belaboring the point, my impression is that these videos are not for those of us who want to successfully compete in AKC obedience competitions.

Teaching the “Stationary Stand” Let the training begin!! When training a doxie puppy, it’s easiest just to sit on the floor next to the puppy. Place the puppy in front of you, with her head facing to your right and her butt to your left. Put a stick on the floor in front of her. (I use a wooden paint stick or a small plastic stick.) From a sit position, help her stand by gently placing your left hand under her belly while at the same time showing your right hand palm to her, with treat between your fingers. Her front legs should remain in place. When she kicks her hind legs back into a stand, she gets rewarded! View the photo of my chocolate dapple puppy, Jasmine, to see how this is done. Try this multiple times a day, until the puppy is standing without your left hand under her as a reminder. You might try this with an older dog, too, but be patient. I find that the puppies tend to learn faster; older dogs tend to get stuck in (sometimes bad) habits. Soon the puppy will stand as soon as she sees your palm in front of her face! As with all training, be sure to mix up the exercises with some games of toy tugging, and throwing a toy or treats around for a chase! Keep your dog happy and excited about the exercises. If he resorts to sniffing the ground, he is telling you he is done for the day. Sniffing is a form of ignoring the handler, either because the dog is stressed or just too tired. Don’t push it – especially with young dogs. Short frequent practices are always optimal.

can place your left hand under his abdomen and get a nice kick-back stand. The beauty of a dachshund is that since they are so low to the ground, this is fairly easy to accomplish! Once he is in a stand, the dog needs to remain in that position. Always practice this with the stick in front of the dog, so he learns not to forge forward. If the dog doesn’t stay in stand position, try putting something under him like a brush or a shoe; something he won’t try to sit or lie down on. If taught properly with consistency, you ultimately should be able to get the dog to stand on his own in heel position, with your left palm in his face (first with, then without, a treat). You should then say “stay” or “wait”; practice taking a few steps away, and a few steps back without the dog moving from his position. Although I tend not to rely on treats for training, to get the stand in heel position, the dog may need to be lured with food to understand what you want. Once the dog “gets it,” the food can be replaced with a toy as a reward after the exercise is complete.

Novice Competition In the Novice classes, after the figure-eight heel on lead exercise, as in the past, the handler is asked to hand the leash to the steward and to “stand” the dog. Although it is really nice to be able to stand the dog on command, no points are deducted if the trainer physically sets up the dog in the stand position, leg-by-leg, before leaving heel position. You can even push down on the dog’s back as a reminder that they are to stand and stay. The dog will need to stand in place while the judge gently touches his back several times. You then are asked to return to heel position; you will need to go back and walk around the dog while he continues to stand. Success at standing at this level will get you through earning the CD, but probably not any continued on next page...

When you are ready to teach the “stationary stand” from heel position, have the dog sit on your left at your ankles and put your stick in front of him. Teach him to honor the stick (ie. not to step on it or walk over it.) While the dog is sitting in heel position, put a treat visible to the dog, between two fingers of your left hand. Take your left hand and lower down the side of your leg, palm flush in front of the dog’s nose, with the treat. As you hold your hand in front of the dog’s nose, say “stand.” When the dog stands, he gets the treat! (See photo of my black and tan doxie, Kendall, as an example of this position.) The idea is to get a “kick-stand” movement from the dog. It is critical that the dog’s front legs remain stationary, and the hind legs should kick back into the stand. Do not let your dog walk forward. If the dog doesn’t get it, revert to the having him stand sideways in front of you so you Dachshund Club of America Summer 2019

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further. Think of this basic training as a great opportunity to start teaching the “stationary stand” with your hand signal for Open and Utility.

Open Competition In the Open classes, there is a relatively new set of exercises known as “Command Discrimination” which incorporates all of the positions of the dog. The dog will always begin from a sit at heel position. The dog will be asked to change position three times. The handler is permitted to use verbal commands as well as hand signals simultaneously. In Open A, the dog will always have the same order of commands, but in Open B, they can be mixed up depending on the order of the exercises. Assuming that you have practiced the stand command at the Novice level, the “stand” in Open A - at heel position - should not be too difficult. All Open exercises start with the dog sitting at heel position. (In training, always sit your dog behind a stick). The order of the Command Discrimination exercises for Open A is: 1) Stand your dog. 2) Leave your dog. (Walk 15 feet and turn to face the dog). 3) Down your dog. (You can give a hand signal and say “down” at the same time.) 4) Leave your dog (Turn and walk another 15 feet, then turn to face the dog). 5) Sit your dog. (Give a hand signal and say “sit” at the same time.) 8) Return to your dog. (You can say “stay” before moving toward the dog, then walk–back to and around the dog to heel position).

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In Open B, although the dog starts from a sit, the next position will be either “stand” or “down.” The AKC has designated options for the order of the Open B exercises from “Open I” through “Open VI.” In each, there is a different position order for the Command Discrimination exercise and where it occurs within a given class. The judge’s directions will be substantially similar to those given to the Open A people (as set forth above), except with the correct position of the dog.

Open I Open II Open III & V Open IV & VI

Stand, Down, Sit (same as Open A) Down, Sit, Stand Stand, Sit, Down Down, Stand, Sit

In Open A and in Open II and V, the dog stands from a sit in heel position. But in Open II, IV and VI, the challenge now becomes teaching the dog to “stand” while you are facing him from a distance of either 15 feet or 30 feet! You only get one try! The best way to start training the stand from a distance is to start with the dog sitting, and place a stick in front of him. Once you think that the dog understands “stand” from heel position, you can move forward about a foot to test his understanding of the position. Ultimately, you will need to walk 15 feet from the dog while he is standing, so practice moving away short distances at first, and returning with a treat if he stays. Training the stand with the dog facing you is a different from in heel position. To make it really obvious, while facing the dog, hold your right arm out to the side, with flat palm facing the dog. It will take some time, so be patient. Always have the stick in front of the dog. If you are standing close in front, he is less able to forge forward. Hopefully this carries


over to when he is given the signal and you are farther away. If the dog stands on your command, it’s a good idea to throw a toy or treat behind him in practice. This will give him less incentive to forge forward, and it breaks him out of the exercise. Never ask the dog to come toward you for the toy or treat, as this will encourage forging. Note that if the dog forges slightly, it is only points off. However, if he forges as much as one body length, that will be judged as an NQ. That’s why I practice with a stick on the floor. The ultimate goal is to be able to go across the ring, 30 feet from the dog, and signal a stationary stand from a sit, or 15 feet from a down position. It is definitely a challenge, but I have been able to succeed with several of my dachshunds, so it is possible! Don’t give up! If you think that the Command Discrimination is the only time the stand is used in the Open ring, think again! The very last Open exercise requires the dog to sit in a location designated by the judge. The judge will tell you to stand your dog and get your leash. The leash will be placed on a chair just outside of the ring gates. The handler must walk out of the ring, pick up the leash, then re-enter the ring and wait until the judge says “return to your dog.” With the dog standing the entire time, the handler walks back to the dog, and walks around to heel position. The judge will say “exercise finished!” and you can breathe a sigh of relief.

Utility Competition I never thought I would say this, but after training my dogs for the positions of Command Discrimination in Open, getting the “stand” in Utility is virtually a piece of cake. In Utility, you use hand signals only – not verbal. At the end of the heeling pattern, the judge will direct you to turn (left or right) from the back of the ring, then “stand your dog” so the dog is standing in the center and he is facing the other end of the ring. The dog will walk into the stand, so he just has to stop and stand still. (See photo on page 24 of my silver dapple, Rock Star, shown standing in competition in the Utility ring. Parenthetically, Rock Star has actually earned the Utility Dog title!!) On the judge’s instruction, “leave your dog”, the handler gives a non-verbal stay command to the dog (who is standing) and walks to the other end of the ring and turns to face the dog. You then direct the dog to lie down, sit, and come – all with hand signals. Significant problems arise in the Utility ring when the dog fails to stand and stay in place, when the dog follows the handler across the ring, or when the dog decides to lie down or sit before given the command. Really, the dog just needs to stand there! How hard can that be??? All I can say is, the more you practice, the better your dog will be in the ring. And it takes a lot of practice with a dachshund! The other “stand” in Utility is called the “moving stand.” The dog starts in heel position and heels in a straight line with the handler until the judge directs “stand your dog.” You can use your hand and verbal command for “stay.” The handler does not pause but keeps walking for ten feet. The dog must remain standing in place. This is similar to the Novice stand for exam, in that the judge lightly examines the dog while he is standing. In Utility, the handler cannot touch

the dog at all. The dog must remain standing until the handler calls him to heel position.

Final Suggestions If you are committed to training your dog through Utility, then by all means, get a good grip on the “stationary stand” and train it early on. It has become the most important – and often most challenging – position that you can teach your dachshund. Dachshunds are smart, but they are also creatures of habit. If you teach the stand with the other positions when you are training a puppy, it will be much easier to accomplish the higher level classes later on. I have shared some photos of suggested ways to train the dog for the exercises, shown by placing a stick in front of his feet. For best results, all of the positions should be taught behind that stick. When all is said and done, my best advice in training is, above all, have fun with your dog! If the dog has done a good job with an exercise, then break it out – throw a toy, or play tug with him. If you have a dog that stresses over an exercise, then play with him and make it a game. Throw a toy or treat across the room and get him to chase it. This should be part of any training program. If your dog is happy in the ring, both of you will enjoy the experience. !

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Western Pennsylvania Dachshund Club August 3, 2019

Closing Date: Wednesday, July 17, 2019 Event Chair: Ann Gordon 407 N Church Ct., Gibsonia, PA 15044-7508 nroseberry@comcast.net • 724-312-2965

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

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

Canfield Fairgrounds Route 46 Canfield, OH Web Site: http://www.dachshund-wpdc.org/

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

Western Washington Hound Association August 4, 2019

Closing Date: Wednesday, July 17, 2019 Event Chair: Cindy L. Wolfrom 146 Tingle Rd., Winlock, WA 98596 wolfromcl@gmail.com • 425-890-7344 For additional information contact: BaRay Event Services, Inc., Superintendent P.O. Box 508 Burlington, WA 98233-0508 (360) 755-7086 • dogshows@barayevents.com

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

Closing Date: Wednesday, July 31, 2019 Event Chair: Carol Jo Curlee 10905 Verna Lane, Northglenn, CO 80234 cjcurlee@yahoo.com • 303-444-6403 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

AKC National Owner-Handled Series Judges Breed: (L, S, W) Mrs. Frances H. Colonna Junior Show: Mrs. Frances H Colonna

Closing Date: August 7, 2019 Event Chair: Connie Levell 200 Kenilworth Ave. N, Lanesboro, MN 55949-8060 levell.connie@mayo.edu • 507-440-5277 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

AKC National Owner-Handled Series Judges Breed: (L) Robert Schwalbe (S) Robert Schwalbe (W) Robert Schwalbe Junior Show: Robert Schwalbe (p)

Closing Date: August 7, 2019 Event Chair: Connie Levell 200 Kenilworth Ave. N, Lanesboro, MN 55949-8060 levell.connie@mayo.edu • 507-440-5277 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

AKC National Owner-Handled Series Judges Breed: (L) Mrs. Andra O’Connell (S) Mrs. Andra O’Connell (W) Mrs. Andra O’Connell Junior Show: Mrs. Andra O’Connell (p) Obedience: Mr. Philip D. Rustad Please contact event secretary/superintendent for Sweepstakes class and judge information.

Closing Date: August 14, 2019 Event Chair: Walter “Wally” Jones 390 Eminence Pike, Shelbyville, KY 40065 wjones@wyattfirm.com • 502-419-7241

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

Argus Ranch Facility For Dogs 35612 212th Way SE Auburn, WA

Rocky Mountain Hound Association of Colorado August 15, 2019 Island Grove Regional Park, 501 N 14th Ave. Greeley, CO Web Site:http://www.rmhounds.org

Minnesota Dachshund Club August 22, 2019 Washington County Fairgrounds MN 12300 North 40th St., Hwy. 5 & Cty. Rd. 15 Lake Elmo, MN Web Site:http://mndachshund.club

Minnesota Dachshund Club August 23, 2019 Washington County Fairgrounds MN 12300 North 40th St., Hwy. 5 & Cty. Rd. 15 Lake Elmo, MN Web Site:http://mndachshund.club

Louisville Dachshund Club August 31, 2019 Kentucky Horse Park 4089 Iron Works Pike Lexington, KY Total Entry Limit: 100

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

Central New Jersey Hound Association September 5, 2019

Closing Date: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 Event Chair: Sue Nelson Smyth 1101 Old York Rd., Burlington, NJ 08016-3831 oldyork2002@aol.com • 609-477-0609 For additional information contact: MB-F Inc., Superintendent P.O. Box 22107, Greensboro, NC 27420-2107 (336) 379-9352 • mbf@infodog.com AKC National Owner-Handled Series

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Hound Group: Mrs. Pamela B. Peat NOHS Hound Group: Mr. Geir Flyckt-Pedersen Junior Show: Mr. Jackson (Jack) Secrest Mr. John D. Lewington Mr. John D. Lewington Mr. John D. Lewington

Junior Show: Ms. Barbara J. O’Neill Hound Group: Mr. Edmund Dziuk

Hound Group: Hal T. Biermann NOHS Hound Group: Mrs. Frances H. Colonna Obedience: Mrs. Susan Oviatt-Harris

Obedience:

Mrs. Barbara Wedekind Selton

Thomas L. Kirstein Thomas L. Kirstein Thomas L. Kirstein

Junior Show: Thomas L. Kirstein

Judges Breed: (L) Mrs. Barbara G. Pepper (S) Mrs. Barbara G. Pepper (W) Mrs. Barbara G. Pepper Hound Group: Dr. Edna K. Martin NOHS Hound Group: Mrs. Barbara G. Pepper Please contact event secretary/superintendent for Sweepstakes class and judge information.


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Central Iowa Dachshund Club-AM September 6, 2019 Iowa State Fairgrounds E 30th & Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA Web Site: http://www.centraliowadachsclub.com Total Entry Limit: 100

Central Iowa Dachshund Club-PM September 6, 2019

Closing Date: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 Event Chair: Ms. M.A. Klein P.O. Box 194, Mitchellville, IA 50169-0194 makdoxies@yahoo.com • 515-554-0866 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 Closing Date: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 Event Chair: Ms. M.A. Klein P.O. Box 194, Mitchellville, IA 50169-0194 makdoxies@yahoo.com • 515-554-0866 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

AKC National Owner-Handled Series Judges Breed: (L) Mrs. Anne M. Schmidt (p) (S) Mrs. Anne M. Schmidt (p) (W) Mrs. Anne M. Schmidt (p) Junior Show: Mrs. Anne M. Schmidt (p) Obedience: Jean Nocilly Please contact event secretary/superintendent or review premium list for Sweepstakes class and judge information. AKC National Owner-Handled Series Judges Breed: (L) (S) (W)

Ms. Lexa Richmond Ms. Lexa Richmond Ms. Lexa Richmond

Closing Date: Wednesday, August 28, 2019 Event Chair: Kimmy Eubanks 330 Nations Ln., S.E., Brookhaven, MS 39601 kimmyeubanks1974@gmail.com • 601-757-6231 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)

Mr. Richard W. Powell Mr. Richard W. Powell Mr. Richard W. Powell

Closing Date: Wednesday, September 4, 2019 Event Chair: Mr. Michael Ruderman 33 Newcastle Drive, Shelton, CT 06484 mruderman1@comcast.com • 203-513-2629 For additional information contact: Ms. Lori Carver, Event Secretary 91 Michael Sears Road Belchertown, MA 01007 (802) 338-8257 • seabreez13@hotmail.com

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Closing Date: Wednesday, September 4, 2019 Event Chair: Mr. Michael Ruderman 33 Newcastle Drive, Shelton, CT 06484 mruderman1@comcast.com • 203-513-2629 For additional information contact: Ms. Lori Carver, Event Secretary 91 Michael Sears Road Belchertown, MA 01007 (802) 338-8257 • seabreez13@hotmail.com

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

Midwest Dachshund Club September 27, 2019

Closing Date: Wednesday, September 11, 2019 Event Chair: Steve Rice 2526 Genes Dr., Auburn Hills, MI 48326-1900 rice5427@gmail.com • 586-242-7410

Monroe County Fairgrounds 3775 S. Custer Rd., Monroe, MI Web Site: http://www.midwestdachshundclub.com Total Entry Limit: 100

AKC National Owner-Handled Series Judges Breed: (L) Mr. Jon R. Cole (S) Mr. Jon R. Cole (W) Mr. Jon R. Cole

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

Dachshund Club of Greater Buffalo September 28, 2019

Closing Date: Wednesday, September 11, 2019 Event Chair: Holly Y. Schotz 3807 Irish Road, Wilson, NY 14172 hschotz@roadrunner.com • 716-751-9185

Sampson State Park 6096 Rte. 96A Romulus, NY

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

Iowa State Fairgrounds E 30th & Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA Web Site: http://www.centraliowadachsclub.com Total Entry Limit: 100

Mississippi Dachshund Club September 13, 2019 Mississippi State Fairgrounds 1207 Mississippi St., Jackson, MS Web Site:http://www.msdachshund.org/ Total Entry Limit: 100

Connecticut Yankee Dachshund Club September 20, 2019 Knights of Columbus 390 South Union Street Guilford, CT Total Entry Limit: 100

Connecticut Yankee Dachshund Club September 20, 2019 Knights of Columbus 390 South Union Street Guilford, CT Total Entry Limit: 100

Junior Show: Sheila D. Paske (p)

Mr. Gary R. Fisher Mr. Gary R. Fisher Mr. Gary R. Fisher

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

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Judges Breed: (L) Mr. Homer Russell Hastings III (S) Mr. Homer Russell Hastings III (W) Mr. Homer Russell Hastings III Hound Group: Ms. Rita S Walker NOHS Hound Group: Steve Reale Junior Show: Mr. Homer Russell Hastings III Obedience: Darwin Boles continued on next page... Dachshund Club of America Summer 2019

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Metropolitan Washington Dachshund Club October 6, 2019 Body Renew Fitness 221 Commonwealth Ct. Winchester, VA

Metropolitan Washington Dachshund Club October 6, 2019 Body Renew Fitness 221 Commonwealth Ct. Winchester, VA

Dachshund Fanciers Association of Berks County November 16, 2019 at Kennel Club of Philadelphia, Inc. The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center 100 Station Avenue, Oaks, PA

Sooner Dachshund Club November 16, 2019 Grady County Fairgrounds 500 East Choctaw Ave. Chickasha, OK Total Entry Limit: 100

Florida Gulf Coast Dachshund Club January 17, 2020 Florida Classic Park 5360 Lockhart Road, Brooksville, FL Web Site: http://fgcdachshundclub.com/ Total Entry Limit: 100

Florida Gulf Coast Dachshund Club January 18, 2020 Florida Classic Park 5360 Lockhart Road, Brooksville, FL Web Site: http://fgcdachshundclub.com/ Total Entry Limit: 100

Closing Date: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 Event Chair: Ms. Monika Martin 21020 St. Louis Road, Middleburg, VA 20117 brando2@starpower.net • 540-687-9737 For additional information contact: Karen Jones, Event Secretary C/O Rachael Toren 2023 Wells Manor Ave., Gwynn Oak, MD 21207-4231 (703) 451-0873 • clantyre@gmail.com

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

Mrs. Frances H. Colonna Mrs. Frances H. Colonna Mrs. Frances H. Colonna

Closing Date: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 Event Chair: Ms. Monika Martin 21020 St. Louis Road, Middleburg, VA 20117 brando2@starpower.net • 540-687-9737 For additional information contact: Karen Jones, Event Secretary C/O Rachael Toren 2023 Wells Manor Ave., Gwynn Oak, MD 21207-4231 (703) 451-0873 • clantyre@gmail.com

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Mr. Richard L. Reynolds Mr. Richard L. Reynolds Mr. Richard L. Reynolds

Closing Date: Wednesday, October 30, 2019 Event Chair: Mr. Frank DePaulo 6082 Hausman Rd.,Germansville, PA 18053 fdepaulo@aol.com • 484-357-5351

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

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

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Mr. Ryan Lee Horvath Mr. Ryan Lee Horvath Mr. Ryan Lee Horvath

Hound Group: Ms. Christine Erickson Junior Show: Mr. Ryan Lee Horvath

Closing Date: Wednesday, October 30, 2019 Event Chair: Tina Stalker-Betts 16317 Drywater Dr., Oklahoma City, OK 73170-8209 pistol05142000@yahoo.com • 580-301-3613 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: Thursday, January 2, 2020 Event Chair: Daniel T. Stolz P.O. Box 10345, San Antonio, FL 34603 stolzdachs.ds@gmail.com • 813-928-2022 For additional information contact: MB-F Inc., Superintendent P.O. Box 22107 Greensboro, NC 27420-2107 (336) 379-9352 • mbf@infodog.com

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

Closing Date: Wednesday, January 1, 2020 Event Chair: Daniel T. Stolz P.O. Box 10345, San Antonio, FL 34603 stolzdachs.ds@gmail.com • 813-928-2022 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) Junior Show:

Mr. Harold “Red” Tatro III Mr. Harold “Red” Tatro III Mr. Harold “Red” Tatro III

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Ms. Celeste M. Gonzalez Ms. Celeste M. Gonzalez Ms. Celeste M. Gonzalez

Junior Show: Ms. Celeste M. Gonzalez

Mr. David R. Miller Mr. David R. Miller Mr. David R. Miller Mr. David R. Miller

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Shown winning BEST OF BREED at the Dachshund Club of New Jersey on March 22, 2019 under Judge Anne D. O’Reilly.

Owners: Carol J. McKenney & Debbie Pompei & Barbara Keck Breeders: Debbie Pompei & Lynn Hennessey mctarabon@aol.com

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Sire: GCHS Passport Do What You Say SS ROMO Dam: Joy-Dens Razz-Ma-Tazz ROMX

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Someday He Will Come Home by Marianne McCullough We as breeders often face tough decisions. Placing our puppies is always a difficult task, with hours spent interviewing prospective owners. Some decisions are easy, while others are more of a challenge. I was faced with one of those tough decisions a few years ago. I was contacted by an older couple who wanted very much to meet me and my dogs. We spoke by phone a couple times, and, when I was traveling to a dog show, we set a time to meet in person at a hotel. I had already a good feeling for them by phone. They had been lifelong dachshund owners and had only recently lost their standard smooth at the age of 16. They were devastated and needed to fill their home with a dachshund again. I wanted to help, but they had been honest and told me most breeders wouldn’t consider them for a dog. So, I felt we definitely needed to meet, so I could have all the available information. What was the issue you ask? Why would no other breeder allow them to buy a dog? Why were even the rescues turning them away? Quite simply, they were old. They had no family. No one wanted to entrust them with a dog, because the reality is, someday the dog would be coming back. So here I was sitting in the hotel lobby speaking with this older couple and listening to their story. My heart was breaking for them. What would I do? They told me their whole story. She was from Germany and had met him when he was on a trip there. She moved to the states, and they were married. He had been born with a severe hip disability and had used a cane to get around for his entire life. They had been married for 55 years and had always had a dachshund in their life. They had wanted to have children but were unable to. So, dachshunds had become their children. He was an only child, and she had no family in the United States. It was just the two of them. When their Heidi had died 11 months earlier, they had figured that their life with dachshunds in it had come to an end. However, as time passed they struggled with the empty home and the reality that this may be their new empty existence. They started contacting rescues and breeders in a quest for something to fill the void but everyone they contacted told them the same thing, “sorry, you are too old and don’t have a family member to take the dog if something happens.” They had just about given up when a former breeder friend of theirs from DCA suggested they contact

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me. This is why they reached out. This is what brought them to this hotel lobby with me on this day. What would I do? What was I to tell them? What should my answer be? As I looked at this couple across the table from me, all I could do is take in their story. Everything in my head was saying, “Don’t be crazy, they are old, they are not capable of properly caring for a puppy, I should not put myself in this situation.” But – there is always that but! My heart was saying something completely different, “Look at their sadness, look at the longing in their eyes. This could be my parents.” What should I say? For a while I said nothing. I just pondered the situation. Then I decided to bring out one of my dogs and see how they handled the situation. They were elated! They grabbed her up, held her, and just beamed with delight. When I saw this, my decision was made. I turned to them and said, “You are holding the mother of your future puppy.” They turned to each other and, this time, cried tears of delight. We would figure this out, we had to! They should not have to spend the rest of their lives without the companionship they craved just because they are old. So, we moved forward. In the coming months we communicated regularly. I made sure they realized what they

What was the issue you ask? Why would no other breeder allow them to buy a dog? Why were even the rescues turning them away? were in for with a high energy puppy, and they followed all of my recommendations for proper equipment and hiring trainers to assist them when their new baby arrived. Most importantly, we came to an agreement for the future. After all, Doug was 78, and Annie 82. The reality of the life spans of humans and canines was certainly a huge factor. In order to move forward, we had to be honest and realistic. The solution was actually very simple. They had their attorney draw up a will to make sure everyone in their lives knew that Waldi would someday have to be given back to me. Someday, he will come home. It was about 6 months of waiting before Waldi arrived and was ready to go to his new home. He would be living the winters in Florida

and the summers in New Hampshire. I drove the 90 minutes north and delivered Waldi to them in their home. They had everything set to help them train their new puppy just as we had discussed. We had a nice visit, and when I went to leave, I found it quite difficult. All the doubts swelled in my head. Am I doing the right thing? Can they handle this? I looked at Waldi’s face as I walked away and worried I had made the wrong choice for him. I also knew, as I walked away, that someday he will be coming home. I have kept in touch over the past couple years, as I do with all my puppy parents. They survived puppy-hood, Waldi has done very well, and he has thrived. Then, on Friday, I got a call. I thought that this might be “the call.” Doug told me he needed to come see me, and he wanted to bring Waldi. So, of course I invited him for a visit. This wasn’t the call, not yet. Doug came to visit to let me know Annie had been sick. She has been being treated for cancer and the brightest spot in her life is Waldi. Waldi has helped her get through all of her treatments. She is not able to travel at this point, and so they had to stay north this winter. Doug had come back to Florida to sell the home here and take all their personal effects back to New Hampshire. We had a great visit, and Waldi was happy and well-adjusted. Doug was amazed at how instantly Waldi remembered me and excitedly wanted to be in my lap. It brought him great relief. Doug told me he is still in good health and that Waldi is the best buddy he could have, but ... (there was that but again!) ... he is about to turn 80, and he was worried. I reminded him there was nothing to worry about. He reminded me that his attorney and everyone else in their lives had my number and knew Waldi would have to get back to me. As he left to head to his Florida home one last time before heading back North, we embraced. He and I both knew that someday Waldi would be coming home ... but not today!!


OFA Cardiac Normal OFA Eyes Normal CH Boot Hill Steiger v Dogwood GCH Kadell’s Black Gold W

GCH Jeric’s Gold Rush W

GCH Kadell’s Rustic Gold W

CH Olympic Gold W CH Kadell’s Backstreet Boy W CH Kadell’s Saphira W CH Kadell’s Only in America CH Flair’s Texas Ranger W Jeric’s Texas Ranger Captain W

CH Jeric’s Wild Flower W

CH Jeric’s Primary Quest W CH Boot Hill Steiger v Dogwood CH Jeric’s Texas Bluebonnet W CH Jeric’s Texas Two Step W

GCH DC Saytar’s Jada Pink-It, CDX, RAE, MX, MXJ, XF, MXP, MXJP, CGC, VER, ROMX

CH Starhaven Andrew W CH Re:Joyce Carpe Diem SW

CH Saytar’s Tylor SW

CH Starbarrack Main Course SW CH Saytar’s Jumping Jake Flash CH Char-Dachs Eu Kan’t Touch This CH Troutbeck Glaramara CH Del Prado’s Goniff W DC Riverwind Pecos Pete

CH Woldorf’s Sweet Bernadette

CH Unserhunds DP Bitte Luck W CH Re:Joyce Carpe Diem SW CH Saytar’s Makayla SW Saytar’s Galynn SW

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MBIS MBISS DC GCHP Walmar-Solo’s OMG SL, JE, ROMX They say you only have one once in a lifetime dog. I have been blessed with a few amazing dogs, but I have to say that Burns is THAT dog for me. Ever since I was a little girl, I have admired the Walmar dogs. There was just something about their “look” that appealed to me. So, much to my surprise, in March of 2010, I received an email from Wally Jones asking if Mom and I would like to co-own their last two breeding bitches and continue their line. We didn’t hesitate at the opportunity and drove halfway to meet him and his wife Mary in Memphis soon after. Unfortunately, neither bitch panned out as a brood bitch. Therefore, we offered to let 38

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them co-own GCH Solo’s Curtain Call SL, Bacall, with us since we planned to breed her to Ch. Walmar’s Casanova. This was the beginning of Walmar-Solo.



I put a lot of thought and effort into naming our litters. Many people wonder and ask how Burns got his name. One year at DCA, when Bacall was in the classes, I heard the commentator quietly say, “Oh My God!” Then and there I decided to name a puppy from her first litter OMG and call him Burns, which is short for George Burns from the Oh, God! movies. It is kind of ironic that the commentator was Sherry Snyder because she ended up with a Bacall puppy of her own. We decided to continue the acronym theme for all of Bacall’s puppies and her daughters’ puppies as well.



Bacall’s pregnancy was uneventful, and she graced us with three beautiful and healthy puppies on August 20, 2011. Burns was born first, breech and on my couch. From the moment Mom and I saw him, we knew he was special. His litter mates were GCHP2 Walmar-Solo’s IOU SL and WalmarSolo’s LOL SL. Cash was sent to California to Sherry Snyder and has had a successful career of his own. Lola resides in Texas in a wonderful companion home. This litter is very sentimental to me since it was the first litter raised from birth by me at Camp Solo. We liked the litter so much that we repeated the breeding two additional times with great success.



Burns was shown very little in the classes. At his second show, he was awarded Best of Breed from the 9 to 12 puppy class at the Houston Dachshund Club under Dan Harrison. After that win, I knew we had something special. He went on to win Best of Winners at a DCA Host Show under Jane Watkins and at DCA under Monica Canestrini in 2013. I started continued on next page... Dachshund Club of America Summer 2019

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specialing him soon after and was quite successful despite working two jobs and being on a shoe-string budget. We ended our ring time together with multiple Reserve Best in Shows and Specialty wins. He then sat out a year to grow up and was able to do other fun stuff. He achieved his field championship and junior earthdog title quickly.



In January 2016, I contacted Carlos Puig to see if he could transport Burns to Westminster for me since he HATES to fly. Mom and I were going to Minnesota to pick up my new Picard puppy, so we arranged to meet him at the same time. We braved the snow and survived the trip. It didn’t take long for Carlos to fall under his spell. Four days to be exact and seven before he would admit it to me. Burns was not his priority dog in 2016, so he was shown sparingly and typically not in groups. He did manage to win his first Best in Show that year. The year 2017 was Burns’ time to shine and that he did! He ended the year as the Number One Dachshund and Number Two Hound. We decided to continue on in 2018 to attempt to break the record. Unfortunately, Burns broke his toe in November, one Best in Show away from tying it and leaving an unknown future. He sat out the last few shows of the year and I am grateful that he was able to make a full recovery. He ended the year as the Number One Dachshund and Number Four Hound. We entered him in four shows in January for warm up prior to the Garden and decided if the record was meant to be his it would happen. He won his final two Best in Shows within a week of each other to become the top winning longhaired dachshund of all time on January 19, 2019 breaking a record originally set by Ch. Jo-Del’s Nicholas in 1967. His final record includes 26 Best in Shows, 29 Reserve Best in Shows, 137 Group First Wins, and 19 specialty wins.



Westminster was Burns’ final show before retirement. This is a place where dreams are made or broken. The stars lined up, and he ended his career in grand fashion by winning the Hound Group under an icon in our sport, Pat Trotter. He is the first Dual Champion to win a group at the Garden. While he didn’t win Best in Show, their performance on the green carpet and the feeling that I experienced that night are events I will remember for the rest of my life. He brought the dachshund world together for two magical nights and that continues to make me smile. The outpouring of support and love for him from all over the world has been overwhelming, 40

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and I still fail to find the words to accurately describe the feeling. Records aside, THIS is what I hope he is remembered for.



They say it takes a village to make things happen and this is truly the case for Burns. He was lucky to have an amazing team to believe in him which included Dr. Theresa Nesbitt, Audrey White, Jeane Haverick, Patricia Grant, Carlos Puig and all of those behind the scenes that kept him happy, healthy and in beautiful condition. Without them, this would not have been possible.



A little behind the scenes for those that don’t personally know Burns: 1) He is an escape artist. You name it, he has tried it. I have lost him on several occasions from either going over, under or through the fence. The first time he went missing for three plus hours, causing Mom and my step dad to drive from their house an hour away to help me search. They luckily found him heading back home. Another time, I found him enjoying a snack with the construction crew that was building a new subdivision right behind our property. He is a very smart dog, always up for an adventure, so staying a step ahead of him is important. Just ask Carlos. He didn’t believe me at first. 2) Right before he left with Carlos he developed a fascination with babies which started with the birth of our granddaughter, Avery. He will not hesitate to drag you to a baby or young child he sees. Even seeing a stroller piques his curiosity and excites him! He has been known to scream at the sight of a stroller rolling away. He even has gone so far as to jump into a stroller to kiss the babies or root around looking for them. While entertaining, this made it challenging inside the ring when he spotted a child or stroller during judging.



He returned home to Camp Solo in March and will spend his retirement doing therapy work, continuing to hunt, working on new titles, entertaining ladies and being a spoiled rotten house pet. His first public appearance since retirement was very heartwarming and made me smile to see the joy he is bringing to so many people. While I miss the weekly texts with show results and pictures, I am truly enjoying having my boy home. Sincere thanks to all for loving him!

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3rd Von Schaafmeister’s Ain’t Misbeehaving Wendy Shaffmaster McQuiston 4th CH GRD Fearless Hero MW Dana Gehring & Denise Gehring NBQ Blackhawk Carlos Danger ML Paul Thomas

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Badger Dachshund Club October 5, 2018 Total Number of Starters: 67 OAAD Starters: 18 Judges: Lori Isaacson, Sherry Ruggieri 1st Withheld 2nd Tabasco Rouge V Dornorf L, NA, OAJ, NF Cliff Shrader 3rd CH GRD Fearless Hero MW Dana Gehring & Denise Gehring 4th Von Schaafmeister’s Ain’t Misbeehaving Wendy Shaffmaster McQuiston NBQ Underft Vschwables Tobey Macwire Mary Powell, Janet M Schwalbe, & Robert Schwalbe OAAB Starters: 15 Judges: Bill Dyer, Larry Gohlke 1st Von Schaafmeister’s Could It Be Magic Wendy Schaffmaster Mcquiston 2nd Duchwoods Gem Of The North Norm Prusinski 3rd Moonlight’s Spirit Of The Air Raecine Chaney 4th Jarsby’s Hallelujah Terri C. Dickman & Sandy Arnold NBQ Kerrybrook Victoria’s Secret Wendy Schaffmaster McQuiston & Catherine Daily Field Champion Dog Starters: 13 Judges: Patt Nance, Stan Knoll 1st FC Zeus Von MoosbachZuzelek SW Cheri Faust 2nd DC Indiana Jones Aus Der Wutzelgrube BN RN TDX SE TKN CGC Shawn Nies 3rd FC Ziggy Stardust Of Hidden Cedars Laura Isaacson & Gloria Latour

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4th FC Forest Hills Mr Baseball OA AXJ NF CAX BCAT SWN SBA SIA RATCH TKN Daniel E. and Debby McNamara NBQ FC Cedarhurst Justa Chance MLP BN PCD RA TD NJP CGC Kathy Johnson & Jean Jashinsky Field Champion Bitch Starters: 21 Judges: Rick Schwarz, Wendy Nugent 1st FC Tusoksori-Ugraszto Husniya CGC Sherry L. Ruggieri 2nd FC Zenyatta Von MoosbachZuzelek SW Cheri Faust 3rd DC Hoppledach’s Legacy From Rigel JE CGC RN VC (Laci) Pamela J Hopkins & Catherine Kalista 4th FC Suzy Q Of Hidden Cedars Laura Isaacson NBQ GCH DC Rellih’s Hopi Kachina Spirit MW TD CGC Linda A. Snyder Judges for Best Open/Absolute: Patt Nance, Rick Schwarz Best Open: Von Schaafmeister’s Could It Be Magic Absolute: FC Zeus Von Moosbach-Zuzelek SW ________________________________

Badger Dachshund Club October 6, 2018 Total Number of Starters: 68 OAAD Starters: 12 Judges: Patt Nance, Bill Dyer 1st Short Shadows All Of Me Carolyn Lewis 2nd GCH Lutz Von Skaer RE RATO CGC TKN Wendolyn Tetlow

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OAAB Starters: 20 Judges: Lori Isaacson, Rick Schwarz 1st Bryn-Wyn’s Born To Ride Wendy Nugent 2nd Blackhawk Rage Against The Machine Richard Hoof 3rd Duchwoods Gem Of The North Norm Prusinski 4th Von Schaafmeister’s Could It Be Magic Wendy SchaffmasterMcquiston NBQ Bryn-Wyn’s Send Me Down Field MW Wendy Nugent Field Champion Dogs Starters: 19 Judges: Wendy Nugent, Mary Powell 1st FC Zeus Von Moosbach-Zuzelek SW Cheri Faust 2nd DC Kinder’s Impossible Pi MS BN RN JE CGC VC Kathy Johnson & Jan DuBois 3rd FC Ziggy Stardust Of Hidden Cedars Laura Isaacson & Gloria Latour 4th FC Hoppledach’s Keokuk MS ME RN CGC VC Pamela Hopkins NBQ FC Cedarhurst Justa Chance MLP BN PCD RA TD NJP CGC Kathy Johnson & Jean Jashinsky Field Champion Bitch Starters: 17 Judges: Bob Brandemuehl, Stan Knoll 1st FC Von Schatten Heavenly Body SE Shawn M. Nies 2nd FC Zenyatta Von MoosbachZuzelek SW Cheri Faust 3rd FC Tusoksori-Ugraszto Husniya CGC Sherry L. Ruggieri 4th FC Suzy Q Of Hidden Cedars Laura Isaacson NBQ Fanika Od Vevody Huberta Christina Wahl Loew No Absolute ________________________________

Central Carolina Dachshund Club March 21, 2019 Total Number of Starters: 43 OAAD Starters: 14 Judges: Bill Dyer, Val Higginbotham 1st CH Willow Springs Four On The Floor Cyndi Branch 2nd MBIS GCHG Leoralees Lets Boogie with Barstool MW Marietta Singleton & Robbie Addison

3rd Leoralees Sons of Anarchy MW Marietta Singleton 4th VSchwalbes River Street Sweets MW Robert & Janet Schwalbe NBQ VSchwalbes Mrs. Wilkes Boarding Hous MW Robert & Janet Schwalbe OAAB Starters: 29 Judges: Patsy Leonberger, Kate Snider 1st Jalyse’s Georgia On My Mind ML Nora Sewell & Jamie Sexton 2nd Leoralee’s Morning Singer V Kachina MW Marietta Singleton 3rd Duchwood’s Mysterious Smile MSP Marilyn Roane 4th Tusoksori-Ugraszto Daring Zelda Kenneth Minerley NBQ MBISS GCHP Leoralees Barstool Boogie MS Marietta Singleton & Robbie Addison Judges for Best Open/Absolute: Best Open: Patsy Leonberger & Val Higginbotham Best Open CH Willow Springs Four On The Floor ________________________________

Dachshund Club of Metropolitan Atlanta March 22, 2019 Total Number of Starters: 60 OAAD Starters: 11 Judges: Jamie Sexton, Kathy Pickrell 1st CH Willow Springs Four on the Floor MW Cyndi Branch 2nd MBIS MBISS GCHG Leoralees Lets Boogie with Barstool MW Marietta Singleton & Robbie Addison 3rd VSchwalbes River Street Sweets MW Robert & Janet Schwalbe 4th VSchwalbes Low Country Boil MW Robert & Janet Schwalbe NBQ Beachside Dox Peanut Butter Conspiracy MS David & Linda Fleenor OAAB Starters: 27 Judges: Rick Schwartz & Stan Knoll 1st Diagram Brownwood Enchanted Evening Dianne Graham


2nd Leoralees Morning Singer V Kachina MW Marietta Singleton 3rd Twelfth Night Finale Lady Diana L Gordon & Gayla Stueber 4th Jalyse’s Georgia on my Mind ML Norma Sewell & Jamie Sexton NBQ CH Jarsby’s Hallelujah Terri Dickmann & Sandy Arnold

3rd Buenavista A Moveable Feast, Helen Spector & Monica Alvarez 4th CH BC’s My-T Reflection Of Freedom CA Melanie Simmons NBQ Hathor Farm’s Sweet Potato Vine MW, SE Louise Long and Jean Dieden

Field Champion Dog Starters: 13 Judges: Mary Powell & Glenn Cockburn 1st FC Ziggy Stardust of Hidden Cedars Laura Isaacson 2nd FC Longtime’s MiLo vom Nordlicht Rick & Jane Schwarz 3rd GCH DC Hoppledach’s Down in the Boondocks Val Higginbotham & Pam Hopkins 4th DC Zephyr Thru Hidden Cedars Ed & Val Higginbotham & Laura Issacson NBQ DC VSchwalbes A Day To Remember MW Robert & Janet Schwalbe

OAAB Starters: 18 Judges: Jim Bouziane, Marleen Yann 1st Codeblue Wild Sage V Teckelwood MS Jennifer Milosavljevic and Amanda Hodges (New FC) 2nd Cedarcroft’s Fly Girl Terri Dilley and Kathy Sahlin

Field Champion Bitch Starters: 9 Judges: Laura Isaacson & Sheila DeLashmutt 1st FC Jalyse’s Teddy Bear Wilderness Run ML RN NA NAJ Jamie Sexton 2nd FC Seiko V Dorndorf CA Tina, Laura, & Anna Knoll 3rd FC Mach3 Harlequin Jalyse Chinook ML CD RAE MXF CA Jamie Sexton & Karen Scheiner 4th GCH DC Criscross Nova Girl MS Linda Cockburn & Chris Natali NBQ FC Jalyse’s Absolutely Fabulous ML Jamie Sexton Judges for Best Open/Absolute: Best Open: Mary Powell & Sheila DeLashmutt Absolute: Stan Knoll & Rick Schwarz Best Open: CH Willow Springs Four on the Floor MW Absolute FC Ziggy Stardust of Hidden Cedars ________________________________

Cascade Dachshund Club April 6, 2019 Total Number of Starters: 41 OAAD Starters: 11 Judges: Michael Dilley, Hartmut Karl 1st GCH Freedom’s First ‘N Foremost RN Melanie Simmons (New DC) 2nd Hathor Farm’s Buckingham U. Badger MW (New FC) Annie and Bill Zeck, Jean Dieden

3rd Buenavista Rise and Shine MW Den Sato 4th Rhill’s Hot Fried Twinkie MS Brandon Martz NBQ Springwood’s Vanessa Star Mary Taitt Field Champion Combined Starters: 12 Judges: Monica Alvarez, Jean Dieden 1st FC Hathor Farm’s Pardon My Dust SW BN RN TD TDU JE CGC, Kerri Shandro 2nd FC KFW Opal In The Sky With Diamonds RN FDC RATN CGC TKN Michelle Kutzler 3rd FC Rommi Von Der Suthen Beek, Hartmut Karl 4th FC Hathor Farm’s Moment Of Zen SW TDX ME CA BCAT Jim Bouziane and Kerri Shandro NBQ DC KFW Benitoite In The Sky With Diamonds MS FDC CA BCAT Michelle and Colleen Kutzler Judges for Best Open/Absolute: Monica Alvarez and Michael Dilley Best Open: Codeblue Wild Sage V Teckelwood MS Absolute: FC Hathor Farm’s Pardon My Dust SW BN RN TD TDU JE CGC ________________________________

Cascade Dachshund Club April 7, 2019 Total Number of Starters: 36 OAAD Starters: 10 Judges: Michelle Kutzler, Kerri Shandro 1st Jalyse’s Birthday Blessings From Bentley Margaret Webb 2nd Codeblue Wild Coho V Teckelwood MS Jennifer Milosavljevic 3rd Buenavista A Moveable Feas Helen Spector and Monica Alvarez (New FC)

4th CH BC’s My-T Reflection Of Freedom CA Melanie Simmons NBQ Hathor Farm’s Sweet Potato Vine MW, SE Louise Long and Jean Dieden OAAB Starters: 13 Judges: Ron Yann, Michael Dilley 1st Springwood’s Vanessa Star, Mary Taitt 2nd GCH CH Hathor Farm’s ForgetMe-Not SW JE CAX Monica Alvarez 3rd KFW Musgravite In The Sky With Diamonds MW Michelle Kutzler 4th KFW Tanzanite In The Sky With Diamonds ML Michelle Kutzler NBQ Hathor Farm’s Hibiscus MW SE Jean M. Dieden Field Champion Combined Starters: 13 Judges: Monica Alvarez, Michael Dilley 1st FC Hathor Farm’s Pardon My Dust SW BN RN TD TDU JE CGC, Kerri Shandro 2nd DC Lockshire Rain Shadow SW JE Marleen and Ronald Yann 3rd FC Rommi Von Der Suthen Beek Hartmut Karl 4th DC Kleine Rheinstone Im Mondlicht FDC JE CA BCAT, Michelle Kutzler NBQ FC KFW Opal In The Sky With Diamonds RN FDC RATN CGC TKN Michelle Kutzler Judges for Best Open/Absolute: Marleen Yann and Jean Dieden Best Open: Springwood’s Vanessa Star Absolute: FC Hathor Farm’s Pardon My Dust SW BN RN TD TDU JE CGC ________________________________

Field Champion Dogs Starters: 28 Judges: Rebecca McLusky, Laurel Whistance-Smith 1st GCH DC Duchwood’s When I Was Your Man MS Kathy Johnson & Sandra Russell 2nd DC Zephyr Thru Hidden Cedars Ed Higginbotham & Val Higginbotham & Laura Isaacson 3rd FC Eliya’s Bear Witness at Wilderness Susan Jill Chidlow 4th FC Skyhunter’s Hounds Red Machine MLD Brian Bradley NBQ FC Hoppledach’s Keokuk MS ME RN CGC VC Pamala Hopkins Field Champion Bitch Starters: 28 Judges: Kathy Johnson, David Kerr Jr. 1st DC Duchwood’s Chance Romance MS EE5 NAP NJP RN CA Alice S. Carter 2nd FC Suzy Q of Hidden Cedars Laura Isaacson 3rd FC Bry-Wyn’s I’ve Been Watching You MW Wendy Nugent 4th DC Jalyse’s Hampshire Hound ML NA NAJ Jamie Sexton NBQ FC Uschi von Lowenherz L. Whistance-Smith Judges for Best Open/Absolute: Stan Knoll, Rebecca McLusky

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Best Open: Blackhawk Carlos Danger ML

Total Number of Starters: 106 OAAD Starters: 20 Judges: Teddy Moritz, Stan Knoll 1st Blackhawk Carlos Danger ML Paul Thomas 2nd Goodwoods To Good To Be Silasnced Jessica Manley 3rd Blackhawk Sonic The Hedge Dog Paul Thomas 4th Robinwoods Aim To Be Awesome Cindy Niles NBQ Hoppledach’s Laci’s Grande Finale Pamala J. Hopkins & Catherine Kalista OAAB Stake Starters: 30 Judges: David Kerr Jr., Stan Knoll

1st Jalyse’s It’s a Sin At Wilderness Run Jamie Sexton & Susan Jill Chidlow 2nd Bry-Wyn’s Send Me Down Field MW Wendy Nugent 3rd Sadie von Lowenherz Dennis Frantz 4th Blackhawk Send a Raven ML Paul Thomas NBQ GCH CH OCs Hard Headed Woman @ Kordachs MS Janelle McCord PhD & Robin LaFrance

Best Field Champion & Absolute: GCH DC Duchwood’s When I Was Your Man MS ________________________________

Dachshund Fancier’s Association of Berks County April 13, 2019 Total Number of Starters: 48 OAAD Starters: 9 Judges: Phyllis Meseroll, Pat Warble 1st CH Dollidachs Party-up with a Sweetwater Bubbler

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Lone Star Dachshund Conservancy by Cathy Gunn

The 2020 DCA National Field Trial will be held at the Lone Star Dachshund Conservancy in Ladonia, Texas hosted by the Dallas-Fort Worth Dachshund Club. The Lone Star Dachshund Conservancy (LSDC) was founded in May 2002 and is the first Dachshund Field Trial grounds in the United States. These grounds were purchased and are maintained by a small group of Dachshund Field Trial Enthusiasts who wanted grounds that were dedicated to Dachshunds and yet available to all eligible breeds. There are many ways that these grounds are a labor of love for our wonderful breed that is like no other. A person can walk along the fence line and see tributes to the dogs (and some people) that have been active in field trialing over the years. Throughout the years, improvements to the grounds have been made for both the dogs and exhibitors. The Oscar Oasis, which is dedicated to the memory of FC Longtime’s Oscar Von Zimmer JE, has had many upgrades, especially within the last twelve months. Walls have been added on the south side of the pavilion and the kitchen area is more “cook” friendly. There is even a new fire pit behind the pavilion which is a nice place to relax after a long day in the field. LSDC looks forward to having the DCA National and DFWDC Host Club field trial competitors at their grounds in January 2020. ! 46

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Field Trial Results continued from page 45... Holly Huff 2nd Lorica’s Mischief Managed by Tarlyn Harry, Jessica & Lorne Campbell 3rd WITHHELD 4th WITHHELD NBQ Averdach’s Full of It ML L. Meredith Averitt OAAB Starters: 16 Judges: Monica A. Galley, Gordon Stueber 1st Elektra Red Horses, JE Ellie, Debra Rowe 2nd Shadach’s Golden Girl Dorothy Diane W. Sennett 3rd GCH Sunlight Glimmer O’er Glenanne Cathy & Patrick Kelly 4th CH Millenia Love Hangover Kurt & Diane Miller NBQ CH Gleneagle’s Orient Express R. & S. Powell Field Champion Combined Starters: 22 Judges: Larry Sorenson, Carrie Hamilton 1st FC Rose Gate Basil CGC John Simon 2nd FC Jalyse’s Long Shot ML Susan Leu 3rd FC Adamant Opaque Black Diamond Monica Galley 4th FC OBX Doxies Cookies & Cream Delight Steven Mills NBQ FC Glynndach’s Total Eclipse of the Heart Diane W. Sennett Judges for Best Open/Absolute: Gordon Stueber & Carrie Hamilton Best Open & Absolute: Elektra Red Horses, JE ________________________________

Buckeye Dachshund Club April 14, 2019 Total Number of Starters: 67 OAAD Starters: 9 Judges: Rebecca McLusky, Heidi Meyers 1st Blackhawk Carlos Danger ML Paul Thomas 2nd Blackhawk Sonic The Hedge Dog Paul Thomas 3rd Hoppledach’s Laci’s Grande Finale Pamala J. Hopkins & Catherine Kalista 4th GCH Solo’s Luciano King Of The High C’s Jennifer A Fry NBQ CH Stardust Man O’War of the Bluegrass Brenda Adams & Rachel Clark

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OAAB Starters: 12 Judges: Lori Isaacson, Rebecca McLusky 1st CH Jarbsy’s Hallelujah Terri C. Dickmann & Sandy Arnold 2nd GCH Stardust’s Steel Magnolia von Skaer Brenda Adams 3rd Trakehndachs MS Bold as Brass Joanne Fagernik 4th Blackhawk Karma Comes Around Paul Thomas NBQ Hoppledach’s Claire de Lune Pamala J. Hopkins Field Champion Dog Starters: 23 Judges: Jamie Sexton, Wendy Nugent 1st FC Ziggy Stardust of Hidden Cedars Laura Isaacson 2nd GCH DC TownFarm Emmett Sweeps the Spotlight JE THDN RATN CGC TKN Cynthia A. Yeager 3rd FC Longtime’s Milo Vom Nordlicht JE Rick & Jane Schwarz 4th DC Lone Pine’s Ruff N Ready MW CD BN RE OAP OJP NFP ME EE CGC SWN SIA Sally Miller NBQ FC Diddydox Mr Big Lights Up The Sky V Hoppledachs JE CA Heidi Meyers Field Champion Bitch Starters: 23 Judges: Robin LaFrance, Kathy Johnson 1st DC Duchwood’s Chance Romance MS EE5 NAP NJP CA Alice S. Carter 2nd FC Fanika OD Vevody Huberta Christina Loew 3rd FC Blackhawk Far Cry Wenja ML Paul Thomas 4th FC Hoppledach’s American Made By Diddydox Pamala J, Hopkins, Heidi Meyers NBQ FC Diddydox Sydney’s Shiny New Penny V Hoppledachs JE CA FDC Kristine Evans & Gene Evans Jr. Judges for Best Open/Absolute/Best Field Champion Stan Knoll & Robin LaFrance Best Open & Absolute: CH Jarbsy’s Hallelujah Best Field Champion DC Duchwood’s Chance Romance MS EE5 NAP NJP CA ________________________________

Dachshund Fancier’s Association of Berks County April 14, 2019 Total Number of Starters: 18 OAAD Starters: 7 Judges: Monica A. Galley, Larry Sorenson

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1st Lorica’s Mischief Managed by Tarlyn MW, RN J & L Campbell 2nd CH Dollidach’s Party-Up with A Sweetwater Bubbler Holly Huff 3rd CH Apple Hills Heart of My Heart Carrie Hamilton 4th Averdach’s Full of It ML, CA L. Meredith Averitt NBQ Stardox Excitable Boy ML, TD, OAP, OJP, OFP, TKN, CGC Alice Moyer & Phil Kirby OAAB Starters: 11 Judges: Alice S. Moyer, Paul M. Martin 1st GCH Twelfth Night Fanal Lady Diana L Diana, Gordon & Gayla Stueber & Anne Carson 2nd CH Stardox Shout for Joy @ Rosegate David & Lorraine Simmons 3rd CH Millenial Love Hangover Kurt & Diane Miller 4th Beldach’s April in Paris O’Siddachs Constance & Gary Fisher NBQ Stardust Starshine @ Sunlight Phyllis Meseroll & Michael D. Nothstein ________________________________

Greater Portland Dachshund Club April 20, 2019 Total Number of Starters: 37 OAAD Starters: 8 Judges: Mark Chryssanthis, Kyle Wallis 1st Shadow Ridges Outlaw Johnny Ringo Ron & Marleen Yann & Patty Madsen 2nd GCH Buenavista Minsmere Dreamin Man CA Monica & Azalea Alvarez 3rd Juno Boy Kim White 4th Shadow Ridges Border Bandit Poncho V SW Karen Vallo NBQ Guinness Harper Kim White OAAB Starters: 12 Judges: Mark Chryssanthis, Kim White 1st KFW Tanzanite in the Sky with Diamonds ML Michelle Kutzler 2nd Stardust V Skaer has Faith in Serenity RN Wendy Snyder, R. J. Cooper, Patrice Baker & Gillian McKim 3rd CH Hathor Farm’s Forget-Me-Not SW JE CAX Monica Alvarez 4th CH Boreas Who’ll Stop the Rain, Gail Tutt & Tracy Olson NBQ Dora von der Schonegart Laura Stutts

Field Champion Combined Starters: 17 Judges: Mark Chryssanthis, Monica Alvarez 1st FC KFW Opal in the Sky with Diamonds RN CGC FDC RATO, Michelle Kutzler 2nd GCHB DC Boreas & Cabaret’s Something This Way Comes, Gail Tutt & Tracy Olson 3rd FC KFW Sapphire in the Sky with Diamonds JE RN RATO Michelle Kutzler 4th GCH DC Daybreak’s Blast of Blossoms W Patty Madsen & Debby Krieg NBQ FC Goodwood’s Tell Me Something Good ME Melissa Kephart Judges for Best Open/Absolute: Laura Stutts & Jordin Wallis Best Open & Absolute: Shadow Ridges Outlaw Johnny Ringo ________________________________

Greater Portland Dachshund Club April 21, 2019 Total Number of Starters: 31 OAAD Starters: 8 Judges: Michelle Kutzler, Wendy Snyder 1st Codeblue Wild Coho V Teckelwood Jennifer Milosavljevic, Amanda Hodges 2nd Shadow Ridges Border Bandit Poncho V SW Karen Vallo 3rd GCH Buenavista Minsmere Dreamin Man CA Monica & Azalea Alvarez 4th Kliene Festus MW Jacque Keller-McCormick NBQ Juno Boy Kim White OAAB Starters: 10 Judges: Ron Yann, Monica Alvarez 1st KFW Tanzanite in the Sky with Diamonds ML Michelle Kutzler 2nd CH Boreas Who’ll Stop the Rain Gail Tutt & Tracy Olson 3rd CH Solo’s Obvious Choice Jordin Misfeldt & Kim Vidrine 4th Stardust Has Faith in Serenity RN Wendy Snyder, R.J. Cooper, Patrice Baker & Gillian McKim NBQ KFW Musgravite in the Sky with Diamonds MW Michelle Kutzler Field Champion Combined Starters: 13 Judges: Patrice Baker & Kim White 1st GCHB DC Lockshire’s Beale Street Blues SW Marleen & Ron Yann 2nd FC KFW Sapphire in the Sky with Diamonds RN JE CGC RATO, Michelle Kutzler


3rd GCH DC Daybreak’s Blast of Blossoms W Patty Madsen & Debby Krieg 4th FC MT Sleepy Hollow Fall Festival CGC Allison Wilsey & Gavin Lorenzen NBQ FC Keski-Maan Ivy ME Claire Mancha Judges for Best Open/Absolute: Kyle Wallis & Jordin Wallis Best Open & Absolute: Codeblue Wild Coho V Teckelwood ________________________________

Best Open: Lorica’s Mischief Managed by Tarlyn Absolute: GCH DC TownFarm Still Water Runs Deep ________________________________

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Bay Colony Dachshund Club April 27, 2019 Total Number of Starters: 57 OAAD Starters: 6 Judges: Laurel Whistance-Smith, Cynthia Yeager 1st Lorica’s Mischief Managed by Tarlyn Jessica & Lorne Campbell, Tara and Sandra Krieger 2nd CH Apple Hills Heart of M’Heart Carrie Hamilton 3rd Dachsadore’s Anything That Can Happen Will Happen Karen and Bill Brown 4th Stardox Excitable Boy ML Alice Moyer, Phillip Kirby NBQ CH Beldach’s Applachian Spring O’Siddach’s Contance and Gary Fisher OAAB Starters:17 Judges: Monica Galley, Philip Kirby 1st Shadach’s Golden Girl Dorothy Diane W. Sennett 2nd Celebrity Skin Vitoraz Julia Martyn 3rd Wilerness Run’s Kwitchabichen, Susan Jill Chidlow 4th Lorica’s Little Spark TKN Jessica and Lorne Campbell NBQ Dachsadore’s Delightfully Devilish Sweetheart Karen and Bill Brown Field Champion Combined Starters: 34 Judges: Alice S. Moyer, Dennis Palko 1st GCH DC TownFarm Still Water Runs Deep Michael J. Pitisci 2nd GCH DC TownFarm A Splash of Water Michael J. Pitisci 3rd DC Duchwoods Change Romance Alice S. Carter 4th FC Hoppledach’s American Made By Diddydox Heidi Myers and Pamela Hopkins NBQ FC Harbor Hills Lucca Antoinette C. Robak Judges for Best Open/Absolute: Alice S. Moyer, Laurel WhistanceSmith

OAAD Starters: 6 Judges: Heidi Meyers, Monica Galley 1st Beldachs Appalachian Spring O’ Siddachs Connie & Gary Fisher 2nd Stardom Excitable Boy Alice Moyer 3rd Dachsadore’s Anything that can Happen Will Happen Bill & Karen Brown 4th AppleHills Heart of M’Heart Carrie Hamilton NBQ Lorica’s Mischief Managed by Tarlyn Jessica & Lorne Campbell OAAB Starters: 17 Judges: Alice Myer, Cindy Yeager 1st Wilderness Run’s Kwitchabichen Bethany Blake 2nd Shadach’s Golden Girl Diane Sennett 3rd Wilderness Run’s Eyas v Jalyse Susan Chidlow 4th Celebrity Skin Vitoraz Julia Martyn NBQ Our Gang’s I DoDeclare Alegna Nancy Prouty Field Champion Combined Starters: 30 Judges: Philip Kirby & Dave Kerr 1st TownFarm Emmett Sweeps the Spotlight Cynthia Yeager 2nd AppleHill Digging Down Under Heidi Meyers 3rd Diddydox Mr BigLights Up the Sky v Hoppledachs Heidi Meyers 4th Townfarm Poetic Garden Michael Pitisci NBQ Harbor Hills Lucca Antoinette Robak Judges for Best Open/Absolute: Monica Galley & Alice Moyer Best Open: Beldachs Appalachian Spring O’ Siddach Absolute: Townfarm Emmett Sweeps the Spotlight ________________________________

Albany Capital District Dachshund Club April 28, 2019 Total Number of Starters: 53 OAAD Starters: 6 Judges: Heidi Meyers, Monica Galley 1st Beldachs Appalachian Spring O’ Siddachs Connie & Gary Fisher 2nd Stardom Excitable Boy Alice Moyer 3rd Dachsadore’s Anything that can Happen Will Happen Bill & Karen Brown 4th AppleHills Heart of M’Heart Carrie Hamilton NBQ Lorica’s Mischief Managed by Tarlyn Jessica & Lorne Campbell OAAB Starters: 17 Judges: Alice Myer, Cindy Yeager 1st Wilderness Run’s Kwitchabichen Bethany Blake 2nd Shadach’s Golden Girl Diane Sennett 3rd Wilderness Run’s Eyas v Jalyse Susan Chidlow 4th Celebrity Skin Vitoraz Julia Martyn NBQ Our Gang’s I DoDeclare Alegna, Nancy Prouty Field Champion Combined Starters: 30 FC Judges: Philip Kirby, Dave Kerr 1st TownFarm Emmett Sweeps the Spotlight Cynthia Yeager 2nd AppleHill Digging Down Under Heidi Meyers 3rd Diddydox Mr BigLights Up the Sky v Hoppledachs Heidi Meyers 4th Townfarm Poetic Garden Michael Pitisci NBQ Harbor Hills Lucca Antoinette Robak Judges for Best Open/Absolute: Monica Galley, Alice Moyer Best Open: Beldachs Appalachian Spring O’ Siddachs Absolute: Townfarm Emmett Sweeps the Spotlight ________________________________

Louisville Dachshund Club May 3, 2019 Total Number of Starters: 60 OAAD Starters: 10 Judges: Kathy Johnson, Brian Rhea

1st Brownwood Royall T’s Song Of Solomon SL BN Lynn & Paula Tyler & A. Hines 2nd OC’s Stings Like A Bee, Robin LaFrance 3rd Hoppledach’s Laci’s Standing Ovation Pamala Hopkins, Catherine Kalista & Shan Jumper 4th Robinwoods Aim To Be Awesome, Cindy Niles NBQ Bry-Wyn’s Make It Sweet MW, Wendy Nugent OAAB Starters: 14 Judges: Wendy Nugent, Kate Snider 1st Short Shadows Mayan Apocalypse SW Carolyn A. Lewis & Christopher Casoria 2nd Duchwood’s Prairie Spirit N Motion MS Pamela Giles & Sandra J. Russell 3rd Duchwood’s Gem Of The North ML CGC Norm Prusinski 4th OCs Floats Like A Butterfly MS Robin LaFrance NBQ Stardust Sunshine @ Sunlight Phyllis Meseroll & Michael D. Nothstein Field Champion Combined Starters: 36 Judges: Rebecca McLusky, Mike Nothstein 1st FC Jalyse’s Absolutely Fabulous ML Jamie Sexton 2nd FC Baldwins Peanut Snoopy Doo TD JE CA BCAT RATO TKN, Linda Alkema 3rd DC Merrymaker I’m Guilty V Ruger CD BN RE CAA DCAT Catherine M. Thompson 4th FC Diddydox A Beautiful July Morning V Hoppledachs CA FDC, Heidi Meyers & Pamala Hopkins NBQ FC Bedazzled Coopers Pale Ale MT RN SIN Kathleen Newman, Pittsburgh, PA Judges for Best Open/Absolute: Run as a Trio - OAAD Winner, OAAB Winner, and CFC Winner Mike Nothstein, Brian Rhea Absolute: FC Jalyse’s Absolutely Fabulous ML ________________________________

Louisville Dachshund Club May 4, 2019 Total Number of Starters: 71 OAAD Starters: 12 Judges: Rebecca McLusky, Kate Snider 1st CH Keysown Mr. Smidgen Of Wigeon CD RE MX MXJ NF T2B JE CAA BCAT RATN CGCA CGCU TKP

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Field Trial Results continued from page 49... Leslie Keys 2nd Brownwood Royall T’s Song Of Solomon Lynn & Paula Tyler & A. Hines 3rd CH OCs Who’s On First MS SCN SIN SBN GCG Leslie VanArsdale & Robin LaFrance 4th Jalyse’s Home Run ML Jamie Sexton NBQ CH OC’s Sting Like A Bee MS Robin LaFrance OAAB Starters: 14 Judges: Heidi Meyers, Brian Rhea 1st Sadie Von Lowenherz Dennis Frantz 2nd Short Shadows Mayan Apocalypse SW Carolyn Lewis & Christopher Casoria 3rd GCH OCs Hard Headed Woman @ Kordachs MS Janelle McCord PhD & Robin LaFrance 4th Hoppledach’s Laci’s Farewell Performance Pamala J. Hopkins & Catherine Kalista NBQ CH Solo’s Shake Your Money Maker SL Jennifer Fry Field Champion Dog Starters: 21 Judges: Wendy Nugent, Jamie Sexton 1st FC Cedarhurst Justa Chance MLP BN PCD RA TD NJP CGC Kathy Johnson, Jean Jasinsky 2nd FC Credere’s Gunnery Sergeant Windspirit MW Charles H. Snider, Dallas, TX 3rd DC Merrymaker I’m Guilty V Ruger CD BN RE CAA DCAT Catherine M. Thompson 4th GCH DC TownFarm Emmett Sweeps The Spotlight JE THDN RATN CGC Cynthia A. Yeager NBQ FC Bedazzled Coopers Pale Ale MT RN SIN Kathleen Newman Field Champion Bitch Starters: 24 Judges: Kathy Johnson, Robin LaFrance 1st FC Lyyke von Lowenherz CDX SE Laurel Whistance-Smith 2nd FC Apple Hills Digging Down Under MS NJP RATN CGC CA ROMX Heidi Meyers 3rd FC Sylvan von Lowenherz ME Laurel Whistance-Smith 4th FC Jalyse’s Absolutely Fabulous ML Jamie Sexton NBQ FC Uschi von Lowenherz Laurel Whistance-Smith Judges for Best Open/Absolute: Wendy Nugent, Jamie Sexton

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Best Open: CH Keysown Mr. Smidgen Of Wigeon CD RE MX MXJ NF T2B JE CAA BCAT RATN CGCA CGCU TKP Absolute: FC Lyyke von Lowenherz CDX SE ________________________________

Louisville Dachshund Club May 5, 2019 Total Number of Starters: 46 OAAD Stake Number of Starters: 6 Judges: Robin LaFrance, Mike Nothstein 1st CH Keysown Mr. Smidgen Of Wigeon CD RE MX MXJ NF T2B JE CAA BCAT RATN CGCA CGCU TKP Leslie Keys 2nd Withheld 3rd Withheld 4th Withheld NBQ GCH Solo’s Luciano King Of the High C’s Jennifer A. Fry OAAB Starters: 8 Judges: Rebecca McLusky, Wendy Nugent 1st Duchwood’s Spirit N Motion MS Pamela J. Giles & Sandra J. Russell 2nd OC’s Floats Like A Butterfly, Robin LaFrance 3rd Withheld 4th Withheld NBQ Hoppledach’s Laci’s Farewell Performance Pamala J. Hopkins & Catherine Kalista Field Champion Dog Starters: 16 Judges: Brian Rhea, Jamie Sexton 1st GCH DC Caristeda Applejax’s Carbon Copy BN RN TKN CGC Terri “Chrissy” Dickmann & Cheryl B. Holman 2nd FC Credere’s Gunnery Sergeant Windspirit MW Charles H. Snider 3rd FC Baldwins Peanut Snoopy Doo TD JE CA BCAT RATO Linda Alkema 4th FC Yocum von Moosbach-Zuzelek SW TD JE CGC TKN Linda A. Snyder, NBQ FC My Little Red Waggin’ V Ruger CDX RAE4 RM CAA DCAT SCN SIN SEN TKI Catherine M. Thompson Field Champion Bitch Starters: 16 Judges: Rebecca McLusky, Cindy Yeager 1st FC Apple Hill Digging Down Under MS NJP RATN CGC CA ROMX Heidi Meyers 2nd FC Uschi von Lowenherz, Laurel Whistance-Smith

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3rd FC Jalyse’s Teddy Bear v Wilderness Run ML RN NA Jamie Sexton 4th FC Diddydox A Beautiful July Morning V Hoppledachs CA FDC, Heidi Meyers & Pamala J. Hopkins NBQ DC Jalyse’s Hampshire Hound ML NA NAJ Jamie Sexton Judges for Best Open/Absolute: Not Held ________________________________

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NBQ GCH DC Hoppledachs In Formal Attire ML RN CGC Pamala J. Hopkins Field Champion Bitch Starters: 33 Judges: Karen L. Jones, Dennis P. Palko 1st FC Tusoksori-Ugraszto Husniya CGC Sherry L. Ruggieri 2nd FC Sylvan von Lowenherz ME, L. Whistance-Smith 3rd FC Diddydox A Beautiful July Morning V Hoppledachs CA FDC, Heidi Meyers, Pamala J. Hopkins 4th FC Duchwood’s Tipsy Tart MS SE Alice S. Carter NBQ FC Jalyse’s Teddy Bear V Wilderness Run ML RN NA NAJ, Jamie Sexton

Total Number of Starters: 85 OAAD Starters: 13 Judges: Rebecca McLusky, Dennis P. Palko 1st Hoppledach’s Laci’s Grande Finale Pamala J. Hopkins and Catherine Kalista 2nd Goodwood’s To Good To Be Silasnced Jessica D. Manley 3rd Tanner Aus Dem Herzen Des Waldes Renee Bickar 4th Goodwood’s 2 Tenacious 4 Henry’s Own Good Jessica D. Manley NBQ CH Beldach’s Appalachian Spring O’Siddachs CGC Constance B. Fisher and Gary R. Fisher OAAB Starters: 27 Judges: L. Whistance-Smith, Monica Galley 1st Hoppledach’s Laci’s Farewell Performance Pamala J. Hopkins and Catherine Kalista 2nd Dynadaux Lil Bit Redneck Girl MW Kathy Kline and Cindy Senft 3rd Taks Beauty Praskovya RN BCAT Jessica and Lorne Campbell 4th Caristeda’s Miss Marvel Girl, Terri C. Dickman and Cheryl B. Holman DVM NBQ Shelby Graves Kirk Thomas Graves Field Champion Dog Starters: 12 Judges: David Kerr, Jr. and Michael D. Nothstein 1st GCH DC TownFarm Emmett Sweeps the Spotlight JE THDN RATN CGC TKN Cynthia A. Yeager 2nd FC Harbor Hills Lucca CGCA TDI TKI Antoinette Robak 3rd FC Diddydox Mr. Big Lights Up the Sky V Hoppledachs JE CA Heidi Meyers 4th FC Eliya’s Bear Witness at Wilderness Susan Jill Chidlow

Judges for Best Open/Absolute: Wendy York and Kevin Herkelman Best Open: Hoppledach’s Laci’s Farewell Performance Absolute: GCH DC TownFarm Emmett Sweeps the Spotlight JE THDN RATN CGC TKN ________________________________

Western Pennsylvania Dachshund Club May 12, 2019 Total Number of Starters: 55 OAAD Starters: 10 Judges: Wendy S. York, Dennis P. Palko 1st CH Beldach’s Appalachian Spring O’Siddachs CGC Constance B. Fisher and Gary R. Fisher 2nd Goodwood’s To Good To Be Silasnced 3rd Hoppledach’s Laci’s Grande Finale Pamala J. Hopkins and Catherine Kalista 4th Hoppledach’s Laci’s Standing Ovation Pamala J. Hopkins and Catherine Kalista NBQ Goodwood’s 2 Tenacious 4 Henry’s Own Good Jessica D. Manley OAAB Starters: 19 Judges: Kevin L. Herkelman, Rebecca McLusky 1st Shadach’s Golden Girl Dorothy Diane W. Sennett 2nd Stardust Starshine @ Sunlight, Phyllis D. Meseroll and Michael D. Nothstein 3rd Celebrity Skin Vitoraz Julia Martyn 4th Dynadaux Lil Bit Redneck Girl MW Kathy Kline and Cindy Senff


NBQ GCH Briardach’s Lady Liberty Landd Karen Jones and Monika Martin Field Champion Dogs Starters: 8 Judges: Karen L. Jones, Rebecca McLusky 1st FC Diddydox Mr. Big Lights Up the Sky V Hoppledachs JE CA, Heidi Meyers 2nd FC Bedazzled Coopers Pale Ale MT RN SIN Kathleen Newman 3rd FC Harbor Hills Lucca CGCA TDI TKI Antoinette Robak 4th CGH DC Caristeda Applejax’s Carbon Copy BN RN TKN CGC Terri C.Dickman and Cheryl B. Holman DVM NBQ DC Beldach’s An American in Paris O’Siddachs ME RN CA CGC Jamie Bonser Field Champion Bitch Starters: 18 Judges: David Kerr, Jr., Michael D. Nothstein 1st FC Uschi von Lowenherz L. Whistance Smith 2nd FC Jalyse’s Teddy Bear V Wilderness Run ML RN NA NAJ Jamie Sexton 3rd DC Lorica’s Waiting Up For Santa MW RI TKN CGC Jessica and Lorne Campbell 4th DC Jalyse’s Hampshire Hound ML NA NAJ Jamie Sexton NBQ DC Duchwood’s Chance Romance MS EE5 NAP NJP CA Judges for Best Open/Absolute: Michael D. Nothstein, Rebecca McLusky Best Open: Shadach’s Golden Girl Dorothy Absolute: FC Uschi von Lowenherz ________________________________

Dachshund Fanciers of Southwestern Washington May 18, 2019 Total Number of Starters: 29 OAAD Starters: 7 Judges: Victoria Peters, Laura Stutts

1st Best I Ya Khadar Alex Krob & Claire Mancha 2nd CH BC’s My T Reflection of Freedom CA Melanie Simmons 3rd Codeblue Wild Coho V Teckelwood MS CGC Jennifer Milosavljevic 4th n/a NBQ Shadow Ridges Border Bandit Poncho V SE Karen Vallo OAAB Starters: 10 Judges: Victoria Peters, Karen Vallo 1st GCH CH Teckelwood Winter Sunshine MS JE Jennifer Milosavljevic 2nd Okhotnichiy Gladiator Vasilisa, Claire Mancha 3rd Dora von der Schonegart, Laura Stutts 4th KFW Tanzanite in the Sky with Diamonds Dr. Michelle, Colleen and Conner Kutzler NBQ Victoria XXIV Claire Mancha Field Champion Combined Starters: 12 FC Judges: Kyle Wallis, Jennifer Milosavljevic 1st FC KFW Sapphire in the Sky with Diamonds RN JE CGC RATO, Dr. Michelle & Colleen Kutzler 2nd FC Goodwood’s You Better Be Good or Elsa Laura Bolin 3rd CH FC Carrigs Doodle My Shadow Miriam Berman 4th FC I Spy Anderson Cooper W SE CGC Chris & Karen Valloe NBQ DC Kleine Rheinstone in Mondlicht RN JE CA BCAT FDE CGC RATO Dr. Michelle & Colleen Kutzler Judges for Best Open/Absolute: Victoria Peters, Laura Stutts Best Open: Best I Ya Khadar, Zbingnew Absolute: FC KFW Sapphire in the Sky with Diamonds RN JE CGC RATO ________________________________

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3rd Victoria XXIV Claire Mancha 4th Codeblue Red Chili Pepper SS CGC THDN Jennifer Milosavljevic NBQ Okhotnichiy Gladiator Vasilisa, Claire Mancha

Dachshund Fanciers of Southwestern Washington May 19, 2019 Total Number of Starters: 28 OAAD Starters: 8 Judges: Claire Mancha, Laura Stutts 1st Codeblue Wild Coho Tecklewood MS Jennifer Milosavljevic 2nd CH BC’s My-T Reflection of Freedom CA Melanie Simmons 3rd Shadow Ridges Border Bandit Poncho V SW Karen Vallo 4th Guinness Harper Kim White NBQ Busy B He’s a Smoothy Miriam Berman OAAB Starters: 9 Judges: Karen Vallo, Kim White 1st Dora von der Schonegart Laura Stutts 2nd CH Solo’s Obvious Choice SL Jordin Misfeldt-Wallis & Kim Vidrine

Field Champion Combined Starters: 11 Judges: Jordin Misfeldt-Wallis, Laura Stutts 1st FC Dharmadachs City of San Francisco SW TDX Leslie Savoye, Curtis Meyer & Curtis Savoye 2nd FC Goodwood’s You Better Be Good or Elsa Laura Bolin 3rd FC KFW Sapphire in the Sky with Diamonds JE RN CGC RATO, Dr. Michelle, Colleen & Connor Kutzler 4th DC Lockshire Rain Shadow JE, Marleen & Ronald Yann NBQ FC Goodwood’s Tell Me Something Good ME Melissa Kephart Judges for Best Open/Absolute: Jordin Misfeldt-Wallis, Karen Vallo Best Open & Absolute: Dora von der Schonegart ________________________________

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THE DACHSHUND CLUB OF AMERICA, INC. BOARD MEETING Saturday, January 26, 2019 Orlando, FL The meeting opened at 8:54 a.m. In attendance: Carl Holder, Fran Colonna, Vicki Spencer, Cheryl Shultz, Connie Fisher, Dan Burke, Kathy Lockyer, Denise Siemssen, Georjan Bridger, Ken Levison, Sandy Arnold, Walt Jones, Paul Martin, Deneice Van Hook, Cindy Niles, Debby Krieg, Lorraine Simmons, and Larry Sorenson Absent: Michael Pitisci Guests present: none

President’s Report: Carl Holder welcomed the two new Board members, Lorraine Simmons and Debbie Krieg. A Facebook page was discussed. Debby Kreig volunteered to check into it. She will contact Jan Oswald to see if there is anything already in place.

Recording Secretary: Vicki Spencer A motion was made and adopted to approve the Minutes from 10/13/2018. Vicki gave a report concerning local club contact information yearly updates. She reported having a great deal of difficulty getting many of the club contacts listed in the 2017 roster to respond. After numerous emails, phone calls and messages left on Facebook she was able to gather updated information for 52 of the 54 local clubs. This information will be published in the 2019 DCA roster and on the DCA webpage. Vicki reported a concern with the Standing Rules published on the DCA website. The ones published are not the ones the Board approved. She was instructed to send the approved Standing Rules to Ken Levison to be published on the website with the section on the Absolute rule updated. Corresponding Secretary: Cheryl Shultz emailed a correspondence report dating from 10/13/18 to 1/3/19. No action from the Board was required.

Treasurer’s Report: Ken Levison had emailed the Board his 2019 budget recommendations and a financial report. He noted a higher than normal amount of money spent ($5,250.72) on Education in 2019 due to the onetime expense for the Meet the Breed booth that was built. The $1,550.19 listed under Miscellaneous was due mostly to the medallions given away in Orlando plus the Morris and Essex trophy contributions. Motion was made and adopted to accept the Treasurer’s report with an amendment to add $500.00 for Education in the Budget Recommendation report.

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will send out his recommendations for the AKC elections later.

Standing Committee Reports: Vicki Spencer Pedigree Committee report: An email from Barbara Bolton states that during the past year she and Wayne have each month transferred new bench champions as published in the AKC Awards List to the COMPUPED program and developed five generation pedigrees with them. Also, they have mailed backup data files to the webmaster. She reported that they have not been very successful with getting the files updated on line. The last update was May 17, 2017. They have maintained both electronic and paper copies of the A.K.C. Awards List and the A.K.C. Studbooks. She requested that all DCA members respond positively to inquiries made by them in developing pedigrees of their dogs. Barbara reported in her email that Cindi Senff is working to convert the old COMPUPED program to a new system that Cyndy can manage and take over.

Judges Education Committee: Ken Levison had sent an email to Board Members outlining the changes that had been made to the Illustrated Standard. He noted in his email these changes: • Page 4 – Under Wall Eyes - added “and a disqualification in Piebalds” at end of last paragraph. • Page 5 – Under Skull: added “giving a Roman appearance” from p. 24. Removed note on “ram’s nose”. • Page 6 – Under Neck: Added “without creating the impression of a right angle” from p. 24. • Page 9 – Inserted picture of skeletal wraparound front from p. 24. Under Forearm added from p. 24: “The inclined shoulder blades, upper arms and curved forearms form parentheses that enclose the ribcage, creating the correct “wraparound front”. • Page 14 – Under Gait added from p. 24: “Rear feet do not reach upward toward the abdomen and there is no appearance of walking on the rear pastern”. • Page 15 – Under Viewed in Profile from p. 24: “Rear feet do not reach upward toward the abdomen and there is no appearance of walking on the rear pastern”. • Page 18 – Under Two-Colored Dachshunds added from p. 24: each with “deep, rich tan or cream” markings over the eyes... And: On the inner edge of the ear, front, breast, “sometimes on the throat,”...... • Page 19 – Added a drawing of piebald pattern. Removed the NOTE about Guidelines for Writing Breed Standards, and added a section: Piebald which is taken directly from the

standard revision: “Piebald is a pattern (as opposed to a color) with clearly defined areas and/or patches of white on any allowed onecolored or two-colored dog. Two-colored piebald patterned dogs may show tan markings on the face and around the anus. There are no patches of lighter shadings within the colored areas as in the dapple pattern. Ticking in the white areas is acceptable. Eye color, eye rims, nose and lips are well-pigmented and in accordance with the base color; eyes are never partially or wholly blue as distinguished from the dapple pattern. Eyes partially or wholly blue is a disqualification. Head must not be more than 50 percent white and color(s) other than white must cover both ears, back and front and extend without interruption from the ears over both eyes. A head of more than 50 percent white or white on any portion of either ear, back or front, or around the eyes is a disqualification. Pure white dogs with no body spots except on the head are to be disqualified. Nails may be partially or wholly white.” • Page 23 – Inserted Disqualifications: “Knuckling over of front legs. In the piebald pattern: eyes partially or wholly blue, or a head of more than 50 percent white, or white covering any portion of the ears, back and front, or around the eyes, or pure white with no body spots except on the head. Colors or patterns other than those specified above.” Ken noted that except for removing negative comments about piebalds and including the new piebald description and a drawing of the pattern, and including the disqualifications, there was essentially no change from the last edition of the Illustrated Standard.

PROM (Performance Register Of Merit) – An email from Tracy Freeling was read reflecting PEC Recommendations as follows: The PEC does not recommend modifying the existing ROM program. The ROM / ROMX / ROMO designations have become part of the breed vernacular, and we are uneasy with the prospect of changing their historical meaning. We are intrigued by the notion of a separate PROM program. That said, we have concerns about both the specifics of such a program and its implementation. We believe that there are several issues that would have to be addressed before we would be comfortable recommending its adoption. Chief among these is the potential workload associated with tracking the quantitative and qualitative aspects of a PROM program. Perhaps the next step should be the appointment of a special committee to work with Denny on a stand-alone PROM proposal. Denny Van Hook agreed to draw up a proposal for a PROM program to be presented at the next Board meeting.

Versatility Program: In early 2018 the Board asked Sharon MacDonald to investigate the possibility of adding additional options to the Versatility Program. Sharon formed a committee for this purpose. An email from Sharon reported the VC


2020 EARTHDOG Judges (who were declared elected earlier) The 2020 Earthdog judges are David Brown, Mary Ellen Byrne, Glenn Cockburn & Juliet Rigtrup.

REPORT OF TELLERS MARY V. HOLUB, PRP-R Chairman of Tellers Christopher Registered Unit, National Association of Parliamentarians Election of DCA 2020 NATIONAL FIELD TRIAL Judges Received Ballots Cast 202 Illegal Ballots 2 (No voter identification (return address) to verify membership) Rebecca McClusky (TN) Bill Dyer (WI) Karen Jones (VA) Shawn Nies (MO) Cheri Faust (WI) Juliet Rigtrup (CA) Dale Rigtrup (CA) Wendy York (NY)

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committee is exploring the option of incorporating Scent Work among other AKC programs to the DCA VC Program. Archives: Vicki reported she has been busy collecting photos of past DCA breed winners for DCA 2020. Out of 89 DCAs, Archives held pictures of only 11 of these breed winners. She reported locating photos of 63 in old dachshund magazines but was still needing 15. She also compiled a list of DCA Presidents for DCA 2020.

Gail Tutt (CA) 54 Sherry Ruggieri (NJ) 41 ________________________________________ Election of DCA 2021 SPECIALTY Judges Received Total Number of Ballots Received 252 Illegal Ballots 7 (More than one checkmark per variety column) (No voter identification (return address) to verify membership) Candidates for LONGHAIR Judges Ryan Horvath 53 30 David Peat Guy Jeavons 28 Jose Homem de Mello 27 Gopi Krishnan 26 Lexa Richmond 22 Kenneth Levison 20 Adrian Woodfork 18 Luis Sosa 15 ________________________________________ Received Total Number of Ballots Received 252 Illegal Ballots 7 (More than one checkmark per variety column) (No voter identification (return address) to verify membership) needed for conformation. She also shared that Joy Beckner had offered her pewter ornaments at cost as judges gifts. St. Louis DC was purchasing them for their judges, and she wondered if DCA would like to offer them to the DCA judges also. It was noted that DCA judges would receive a DCA sunburst medallion as a gift. A motion was made and adopted to purchase pewter ornaments by Joy Beckner for the regional judges – three conformation, one obedience and one rally judge.

DCA 2019: Carl reported all the events have been approved by AKC. He reported the premium list should be ready sometime next week. Hotel room reservations are going very strong with over 100 reserved so far. Hospitality and welcome bags – Since Purina will not allow food to be brought in to the Center, hospitality will be offered at the hotel. Kathy Lockyer has sent letters to all local clubs requesting donations to be used for hospitality. Since the hotel offers breakfast, hospitality monies will be used for evening meals. DCA will give $2,000.00 and Purina will donate $2,800.00 towards hospitality and Welcome Bags. Board members will be donating items for the 300 Welcome bags. They will meet at Purina Monday, May 20th to fill the bags. That night there will be a Welcome hospitality offered at the hotel. A motion was made and adopted to add $5,000.00 to the hospitality budget for DCA 2019, if extra monies are needed. Denny reported St. Louis will be hosting a St. Louis dinner on Tuesday May 14th at the field trial. St. Louis members are working on decorations for the field trials and conformation. Denny will order the flower arrangements

Adjourned at 10:37 for a break. Meeting reconvened at 10:57. Awards Banquet: It was decided, since all the winners were listed in the Awards booklet, only the first-place winners in each category will be announced allowing more time for socialization and other activities. Without objection the name of the DCA Awards Dinner will be changed to the DCA Annual Banquet. Ken Levison will get a plaque of recognition to be presented to Ann and Bob Wlodkowski for their many years of work on the Top 10 Awards. Cheryl will check on the possibility of renting vans to transport people to and from the Purina RV lot for those who would like to attend the banquet. It was agreed that the vans could be made available to the ones staying at the RV site for other events happening at the hotel. 2019 Catalog: Vicki reported she had collected all 30 of the biographies and photos for the 2019 conformation and performance judges for both DCA and St. Louis. They have been sent to Foy Trent along with the updated Honor Roll lists. Junior Show Program Proposal – An email

Candidates for SMOOTHHAIR Judges Guy Jeavons 60 Adrian Woodfork 29 28 Kenneth Levison Ryan Horvath 24 Lexa Richmond 24 Gopi Krishnan 23 Jose Homem de Mello 20 17 David Peat Luis Sosa 15 ________________________________________ Received Total Number of Ballots Received 252 Illegal Ballots 7 (More than one checkmark per variety column) (No voter identification (return address) to verify membership) Candidates for WIREHAIR Judges Kenneth Levison Guy Jeavons Adrian Woodfork David Peat Gopi Krishnan Luis Sosa Ryan Horvath Jose Homem de Mello Lexa Richmond

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from Brenna Carlisle was discussed. Her request for Junior Showmanship to be held on Saturday of DCA was granted. Juniors competition will be held before the first variety judging on Saturday. Ken explained due to DC being a 501C7, DCA would not be able to offer a Junior Showman grant to attend DCA as Brenna had suggested. This also prevents complying with Brenna’s request to include juniors of non-DCA members. He explained our charter prevents us from giving monies to non-members. Without objection DCA will pay for food and gas for up to two chaperones who take the Juniors to dinner. A request to donate to the Juniors will be added to the All In One form. Sandy Arnold agreed to be the Board liaison for the Juniors committee.

DCA 2020: A letter from the Dallas-Fort Worth Dachshund Club Inc. was sent to the Board requesting an additional $3,000.00 to be used for DCA 2020 hospitality. Discussion followed. As the host club, it was noted, they will receive $2,000.00 from DCA and $2,800.00 from Purina to be used towards Hospitality. The Board will request more information before deciding. DCA Earthdog Judges – A question concerning how many judges are needed to put on the DCA earthdog was brought up. Discussion followed. A motion was made and adopted that up to 4 (four) judges will be hired for the DCA 2020 National, if all eligible earthdog breeds are allowed to enter and up to 3 (three) judges will be hired if only dachshunds continued on page 55... Dachshund Club of America Summer 2019

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brought forward and approved by the AKC Board of Directors. It will be published in two issues of the AKC Gazette and you will be asked to vote on it at the June 2019 meeting. Housekeeping, recommend a Yes vote. LLS

Delegates’ Report for the March, 2019 Meeting Held in Newark, NJ submitted by Larry Sorenson AKC Delegate for Dachshund Club of America 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_Dele gates_Meeting_March_2019_FINAL.pdf Proposals voted on at this Meeting: The first vote was on the Charter and Bylaws of The American Kennel Club, Article VIII, Section 1, which would require that the Board in its appointment of the 5-member nominating committee include three Delegates that have each been selected by a Delegate Committee in accordance with the proposed new standing rule. The Board would be permitted to appoint only two of the five members. The amendment was proposed by the English Springer Spaniel Field Trial Club of Illinois and unanimously disapproved by the AKC Board of Directors. The English Springer Spaniel Field Trial Club of Illinois demanded that this amendment go forward to the Delegates for a vote as per the AKC Bylaws. There was a standing vote where a two-thirds affirmative majority was not met, and the amendment did not pass. The next vote was on the Charter and Bylaws of The American Kennel Club's Delegate Standing Rule on Committees, Section VI, which was to be voted on only if the previous amendment of the Charter and Bylaws was adopted. As it was not adopted, this proposed amendment was not voted on. These Proposals was soundly defeated. LLS Reading Proposals to be voted on at the June 2019 Meeting: The Chair called on the Executive Secretary to read the proposed amendment to the Rules Applying to Dog Shows, Chapter 11, Section 4 – Dog Show Entries, Conditions of Dog Affecting Eligibility. Ms. DiNardo: This amendment is to the Rules Applying to Dog Shows, Chapter 11, Section 4 – Dog Show Entries, Conditions of Dog Affecting Eligibility, which would only change the format of the section. This amendment was proposed by the Delegate Dog Show Rules Committee and brought forward with approval from the AKC Board of Directors. It will be

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published in two issues of the AKC Gazette and you will be asked to vote on it at the June 2019 meeting. The full text is on the worksheet previously emailed. The Chair called on the Executive Secretary to read the proposed amendment to Rules Applying to Dog Shows, Chapter 11, Section 12 – Dog Show Entries, Conditions of Dog Affecting Eligibility. Ms. DiNardo: This is amendment is to Rules Applying to Dog Shows, Chapter 11, Section 12 – Dog Show Entries, Conditions of Dog Affecting Eligibility, which would change the italicized portion of the section to be part of the rule. The amendment was proposed by the Delegate Dog Show Rules Committee and is brought forward and approved by the AKC Board of Directors. It will be published in two issues of the AKC Gazette and you will be asked to vote on it at the June 2019 meeting. Housekeeping, recommend a Yes vote. LLS The Chair called on the Executive Secretary to read the proposed amendment to Rules Applying to Dog Shows, Chapter 11, Section 13 – Dog Show Entries, Conditions of Dogs Affecting Eligibility. Ms. DiNardo: This amendment is to the Rules Applying to Dog Shows, Chapter 11, Section 13 – Dog Show Entries, Conditions of Dog Affecting Eligibility, which would make the section gender neutral, changes the first two paragraphs of italics to become part of the rule and adds clarification. This amendment was proposed by the Delegate Dog Show Rules Committee and is brought forward and approved by the AKC Board of Directors. It will be published in two issues of the AKC Gazette and you'll be asked to vote on it at the June 2019 meeting. Housekeeping, recommend a Yes vote. LLS The Chair called on the Executive Secretary to read the proposed amendment to the Rules Applying to Dog Shows, Chapter 14, Section 8 – Measuring, Weighing and Color Determinations When Factors of Disqualification in Breed Standards or Eligibility Under Conditions of Class or Division of Class Cancellations of Awards. Ms. DiNardo: This amendment is to the Rules Applying to Dog Shows, Chapter 14, Section 8, Measuring, Weighing and Color Determinations When Factors of Disqualification in Breed Standards or Eligibility Under Conditions of Class or Division of Class Cancellation of Awards which would only reword the section. This amendment was proposed by the Delegate Dog Show Rules Committee. It is

The Chair called on the Executive Secretary to read the proposed amendment to the Rules Applying to Dog Shows, Chapter 16, Section 6 – Championships. Ms. DiNardo: This amendment to the Rules Applying to Dog Shows, Chapter 16, Section 6 – Championships would change the italicized sentence to be part of the rule. This amendment is proposed by the Delegate Dog Show Rules Committee. It is brought forward and approved by the AKC Board of Directors. It will be published in two issues of the AKC Gazette and you will be asked to vote on it at the June 2019 meeting. Housekeeping, recommend a Yes vote. LLS The Chair called on the Executive Secretary to read the proposed amendment to the Rules Applying to Dog Shows, Chapter 16, Section 6 – Championships. Ms. DiNardo: This amendment to the Rules Applying to Dog Shows, Chapter 16, Section 6 – Championships would change the italicized sentence to be part of the rule. This amendment is proposed by the Delegate Dog Show Rules Committee. It is brought forward and approved by the AKC Board of Directors. It will be published in two issues of the AKC Gazette and you will be asked to vote on it at the June 2019 meeting. The full text is on the worksheet previously emailed. Housekeeping, recommend a Yes vote. LLS The Chair called on the Executive Secretary to read the proposed amendment to Rules Applying to Dog Shows, Chapter 11, Section 13 – Dog Show Entries, Conditions of Dogs Affecting Eligibility. Ms. DiNardo: This amendment is to the Rules Applying to Dog Shows, Chapter 11, Section 13 – Dog Show Entries, Conditions of Dog Affecting Eligibility, which would make the section gender neutral, changes the first. Housekeeping, recommend a Yes vote. LLS The Chair called on the Executive Secretary to read the proposed amendment to the Field Trial Rules and Standard Procedures for Retrievers, Chapter 14, Section 4. Ms. DiNardo: This amendment to the Field Trial Rules and Standard Procedure for Retrievers, Chapter 14, Section 4, which would end the possibility for dogs to run as the first dog of a series more than once at the same stake at the same trial. This amendment is brought forward by Retriever Field Trial Committee. It is approved by the AKC Board of Directors. It will be published in two issues of the AKC Gazette and you will be asked to vote on it at the June 2019 meeting. Housekeeping, recommend a Yes vote. LLS AKC Information that may help your club. Status Reports-Specialty, B-Match, and All-breed email campaigns in 2018 The Sports and Events Department presented data from three conformation email campaigns conducted in


2018; the B-match campaign, the Specialty campaign and the All-breed email program. Emails regarding B-Matches were highly successful. B-match emails are sent to registered owners of dogs, eligible for the match, whose primary address is within 100 miles of the match location. In 2018 clubs held slightly more B-matches than 2017, 542 compared to 538. Prior to 2018 the number of Bmatches held in a calendar year has steadily declined by 10% a year for the last five years. Clubs reported an average increase in entries of 32%. In 2018 seven (7) All-breed clusters requested email campaigns to support their events. The All breed campaigns are focused on increasing entries and emails were limited to potential conformation participants within a defined radius (determined by the club and the area). Five of the seven clusters increased entries compared to the previous year. Clubs were appreciative of AKC’s effort to promote their events. The results of the conformation email campaigns are mixed in terms of increasing entries. Next Steps are to develop automated All-breed promotional email campaign to reach more potential exhibitors. I have used this for my all-breed club, and it was a big help. LLS 2018 Sports & Events – Recap Sports and Events staff presented a summary of the 2018 Sports & Events highlights for 2018. 1. Total Entries - all sports Highest in AKC history: 3,243,265 2. Growth in Total Entries: Largest annual growth in 15 years: 106,370 (+3.4%) 3. Change in Conformation Entries (all types) Best year since 2003: down 366 entries (-0.02%) 4. National Owner Handled Series Largest Number of NOHS events: 2,130 (+22%) 5. CGC Certificates/Titles issued: Highest in program history: 85,000 (+ 21%) 6. Number of CGC Evaluator: Highest in program history: 12,000 (+7%) 7. Junior numbers issued: Up 10.4% from 2017 8. Entries in Junior Showmanship: Largest growth in 12 years: up 1,509 (+5.8%) 9. Trick Dog titles issued: Up 33% 10. B-Match Events: Flat (+4) after an average decline of 65, 11 events/yr. 11. Perception of Conformation Judges: Best survey results: improved perception across all 12. Title Recognition Program (NADD, Barn Hunt, etc.): Highest in program history: 7,500 titles (+ 39%) 13. Scent Work: Fastest new sport ramp-up in history of AKC. ________________________________________

DCA Board Minutes continued from page 53 are eligible to enter. If all eligible breeds can enter, dachshunds will be given priority for entries and will be braced together. It was noted that this motion will be added to the Standing Rules to be applied to all DCA National Earthdog tests.

Membership: The Board went in to Executive Session at 1:30 to discuss the Winter Membership Applications and came out of Executive Session at 1:39. Damone Aklestad, Shea Jonsrod, Jamie Bonser, Marilyn Wilcox, and Cheryl Kistner were voted into membership.

Genetic testing recommendations: The Board will evaluate the CHIC guidelines for dachshunds concerning patellar, eyes & heart.

Special Committees: The Nomination Committee was formed consisting of Paul Martin as Chair and Alan James, Julie Nielsen, Mary Olich Nie and Joyce Warren as committee members. Carol Vogel and Jane Fowler were elected as alternates.

New Business: The Board Ratified a motion for DCA to donate $2,500.00 to the AKC museum. The Board Ratified a motion to charge $50.00 entry fee for the DCA 2019 earthdog EE.

Ways and Means: Georjan Bridger sent an email to the Board stating that “since the DCA W & M committee is a separate entity not associated with any host club, I request that DCA W & M no longer share proceeds from the DCA logo items with a host club and will choose and oversee the logo to be used on these items. I request the wording “Ways and Means chair be a resource to help the host club with the DCA National logo if needed be removed from the DCA Nationals Hosting Guidelines,” or if Oversee the Design of the DCA Show Logo is still listed in the DCA National Hosting Guidelines, I request it be changed to “DCA Ways and Means will choose and oversee the design of the DCA Show Logo”. Discussion followed. Without objection, the Board will discuss the situation at the October meeting. A motion was made and adopted that the DCA written guidelines will be enforced concerning Ways and Means with a profit split of DCA 60% and DFWDC 40%. Cheryl will contact Ken Hagmueller, DFWDC President concerning the division of monies and will notify him that DCA will oversee the All In One Form.

Clarification of requirements for Newsletter cover: Lynne Dahlén sent an email to the Board requesting a clarification as to what titles are needed to earn a photo on the front cover of the newsletter. She noted in her email that right now a dog featured on a cover (along with an

article) needs to be a triple champion (those include Conformation, Field, Obedience and Agility) or have titles in 7 separate AKC Venues: Field, Conformation, Earthdog, Agility, Obedience, Tracking, and Rally. She requested the Board send her guidelines concerning the new titles AKC has begun offering. After a discussion a motion was made and adopted as follows: The qualification for a DCA Newsletter cover shall include a dog that achieves an AKC Triple Championship OR becomes a 7-Way titled dog. The 7-Way titled dog is defined as achieving the following: (1) Mandatory – Bench Championship, Field Championship and titles in Earth Dog, Obedience, and Agility and (2) Two of the following: Titles in Rally, Trick Dog, Scent Work, Tracking and/or CAT. A motion was made and adopted to offer Lynne Dahlén a three-year contract and a $200.00 per issue raise. A motion was made and adopted to eliminate the Braggin’ Rites and Business Card sections of the Newsletter. Lynne suggested a minimal increase in the newsletter ad prices. Motion was made and adopted to not increase the Newsletter ads at this time. Without objection the Board approved Lynne’s request to require people to send her their PayPal receipts before she puts their ad in the magazine. The Board was fine with her suggestion she offer advertisers a pdf proof of their ad before publication, allowing a one-time only correction (but no major changes). She will request the ad not be published on social media until the print version is mailed. Motion was made and adopted to upgrade the digital version of the magazine by purchasing the premium plan of the ISSUU version which will be at a cost of $35.00 per month. Along with the Shareable Full-Screen Reader, the Premium Plan will also allow viewers to: • embed videos • no banner advertising • customize the look and feel of the Issuu Reader • have access to publication statistics to date A Motion was made and adopted to ask Lynne to send the link for our each of our digital newsletters to all AKC approved dachshund judges. Ken will talk to Lynne about this. Sandy Arnold will check to see how this can be implemented. The Board Ratified the motion for DCA to become a member club of the Canine Health Foundation. It was suggested DCA donate to AKC Reunite and/or Take The Lead. Since DCA has recently donated to both organizations, it was agreed to not donate at this time, but will reconsider on a “need” basis. The next meeting will be held May 23, 2019 at the Holiday Inn – Six Flags, Eureka, MO at 5:30 p.m. Meeting adjourned at 4:05 p.m. Submitted by Vicki Spencer! _______________________________________ Dachshund Club of America Summer 2019

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LONGHAIR WD Bloom’s Black Ice ML WB/BOW CinJay’s Positively Delightful MLD BOV DC GCH Kuldne Talisman Starlight BOS CinJay’s It’s Quinten Time Somewhere SELB GCH Raindox Talk To The Paw ML

REMEMBER! Only those results sent in to the Trophy Chair, editor or webmaster via e-mail will be published in the newsletter. Marked catalogs cannot accepted. Submit your results to: http://www.dachshundclubofamerica.org/specialty-resultsubmission/ •RESULTS ARE PUBLISHED AS SUBMITTED•

Western Pennsylvania Dachshund Club May 25, 2018 Sweepstakes Judge: Mr. Keith Etling Sweepstakes Entries for each coat: 3 Long, 2 Smooths, 4 Wires BOV Longhair: CinJay’s Superstar On The Horizon SL BOS Longhair: CinJay’s Chip Ahoy-ML BOV Smooth: Rhill Racebrook CumLaude MS BOV Wirehair: Backroad Adrenaline BOS Wirehair: Ked Dox The Young Sheldon MW Best in Sweepstakes: Rhill Racebrook CumLaude MS

Judge for Regular Classes: Mr. William R. Russell Total Entry Per Coat: 18 Longhairm 23 Smooth, 19 Wirehair LONGHAIR WD Raindox Smooth Criminal ML WB/BOW Virgo Fantasia Dirty Martini BOV DC GCH Kuldne Talisman Starlight BOS GCH Mayapple It Wasn’t Me SELB GCH Raindox Talk To The Paw ML SMOOTH WD/BOW LongOnLovings HeartBreaker WB FC Legibach Sparkle of Joy SS BOV GCHG ToskyDox Marika Suertuda SS BOS CH Grandgables Wee Mr Addy Tude SELD GCH Rhill’s Total KnockOut MS RN

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SELB CH Summerhill Heaven Help Us SS WIREHAIR WD/BOW Baltiyskiy Talisman Benefis WB Railway EJ Light Up The Skyes MW BOV CH Rags EJ’s Calamity Jane MW BOS CH Robinwoods Twist & Shout SW SELD CH EJ’s Fancied Up Solo Pup MW SELB GCH MT Angel BB’s _________________________________

Western Pennsylvania Dachshund Club August 5, 2018 Sweepstakes Judge: Janelle McCord Sweeps Entry Numbers for each coat: 5 Longhair, 1 Smooth, 1 Wirehair BOV Longhair: Nicanna’s Moon Struck SL BOS Longhair: EJ’s Snazzy Jazzy ML BOV Smooth: Jyenan Get Me To The Church BOV Wirehair: Ragtyme’s Olde Fashion Passing The Torch SW Best in Sweepstakes: Ragtyme’s Olde Fashion Passing The Torch SW Best of Opposite in Sweepstakes: EJ’s Snazzy Jazzy ML

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Breed Judge: Ms. Elizabeth Muthard Total Entry Per Coat: 19 Long, 13 Smooth, 18 Wire

SMOOTH WD/BOW Summerhill Ivanhoe SS WB Bardale’s Corona Borealis BOV CH Redgi Prada Vegas BOS Bardale’s Corona Borealis SELD GCH Summerhill Face The Music SS WIREHAIR WD Keddox The Young Sheldon MW WB/BOW Backroad Adrenaline MW BOV GCH Leoralee’s Lets Boogie With Barstool MW BOS CH Rags EJ’s Calamity Jane MW SELD CH Treis Pinheiros Quid Pro Quo SW SELB CH Raydachs Games People Play SW _________________________________

Dachshund Club of America February 8, 2019 Sweepstakes Judge: Dani Rosenberry Sweeps Entry Numbers for each coat: Longhair 3, Smooth 3, Wire 5 Best of Variety - Longhair: Tarabon Valiant Knight Carol J. McKenney Sweeps Best of Opposite - Longhair: Miracle Lining Dilara Bright Gail & Scott McIntosh Sweeps Best of Variety - Smooth: Kochana’s A Rose by Any Other Name Lauren Gerloff Sweeps Best of Variety - Wirehair: Willowood-Sandale Corey’s Coming to Tarabon Carol J. McKenney, Donna Maloney & Dale Tarbox Sweeps Best of Opposite - Wirehair: Willow Springs Pepper Jack MW Janice Seo Best in Sweepstakes: Kochana’s A Rose by Any Other Name Best of Opposite in Sweepstakes: Tarabon Valiant Knight

Breed Judge: Richard L Reynolds Total Entry Per Coat: Long 22, Smooth 21, Wire 23

LONGHAIR Our Gang’s Move Front And Center ML Nancy Z. Prouty WB/BOW Miracle Lining Dilara Bright Gail & Scott McIntosh BOV CH Tamboer N’ Tarlyn’s Copper Beech ML Lena S. Tamboer BOS GCHB Our Gang’s Moonlight And Magic ML Nancy Z. Prouty SELD CH Corrbelle’s Freedom Reigns V Dorae Steven Garza SELB DC GCH Kuldne Talisman Starlight Monica Stensby WD

SMOOTH WD/BOW Kochana’s Deja Vu II Diane Poranski WB Rhill’s New Hope At Ashdown MS Jackie & Shelley Veinot BOV GCHG Passport’s I Kissed A Girl SS Brandt Gipp BOS CH Kupecheskiy Syn Iz Omskoi Kreposti Monica Stensby SELD GCH Paradachs Wee Mr Grandgables Guy Jeavons SELB GCH Toskydox Marika Suertuda SS Sharon Lutosky WIREHAIR Willows Springs Pepper Jack MW Janice Seo WB/BOW Alegna’s Heaven Scent MW Honi Reisman BOV GCH Leoralee’s Let’s Boogie With Barstool MW Robbie Addison BOS GCHS Beldachs’ A Song In My Heart O’Siddachs Constance B. & Gary R. Fisher SELD GCH Raydachs Riverwood Ready Aim Fire! Adam & Madeline Peterson SELB GCHB Buenavista Hey Hey My My Monica Alvarez BOB GCH Leoralee’s Let’s Boogie With Barstool MW BOS to GCHS Beldach’s A Song in My BOB Heart O’Siddachs MW WD

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Badger Dachshund Club, Inc. March 9, 2019 AM Breed Judge: Mrs. M. Olich Nie BOB Full Circle Harbor Serenade W Best NOHS BOS to GCHB Fusions Incahoots BOB Platinum Jimi Johns Freaky Fast


Best Junior Handler: Callie Devlin LONGHAIR 33 Entries - 15d - 18b GCH Stony Banks Wild Angel SL Jill Janz CH Lekoll Bobbi Sharm Heaven Sent J. Klear/V. Prentiss SELD GCH Walmar-Solo’s TNT SL Cassie Nickasch/Kim Vidrine SELB GCH DC Stardust’s Good Luck Charm RN NJP RATN CGC Anne Schmidt WB/BOW Hundeleben Key To My Heart C. Puig/P. Carter/K. Vidrine/ W. Heikes WD Stardust 4 Leaf Klover Von Skaer P. Slater/B. Skaer/A. Schmidt RWD Stardust Swinging On A Star M. Fenlon/A. Schmidt RWB Stardust N Windrose Magic Mirror SL B. Koch/A. Schmidt

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GCHB CH Fusions Incahoots Platinum Jimi Johns Freaky Fast C. Heitzmannn/R. Cotteleer/ A. Cotteleer BOS GCHB CH Donegal Georgia Dachs Light My Fire THDA CGC D. Hass/S. Hass WB/BOW Kinder’s Wild Winter Rose MS Jan DuBois SELD GCH DC Duchwood’s When I Was Your Man MS K. Johnson/S. Russell SELB GCHB CH Donegal Georgia Dachs Light My Fire THDA CGC D. Hass/S. Hass WD Kinder’s Rico Suave Of Citren MS C. Carlson RWD Kinder’s Ribbons Hide A Secret MSB J. DuBois RWB Hidden Cedars Sweet Smell Of Victory C. Heitzmann/A. Cotteleer WIREHAIR 11 Entries - 6d - 5b BOV/BOW Full Circle Harbor Serenade W Best NOHS E. Martin/D. Martin BOS DC Short Shadows All Of Me Riverwood SW Carolyn Lewis SELD GCHB CH Alexander Klara Difino R. Roach SELB CH Daybreak’s Flowers In Frost W D. Krieg WD Long & Low Just Ask The Leprechaun MW B. Juhlin/J. Gagliano WB Full Circle Harbor Serenade W E. Martin/D. Martin

GCHS Hunderbar Hundeleben Druid’s Fluids SL

BOS to CH Daybreak’s Flowers In BOB Frost W _________________________________

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Breed Judge: Ms. Mary C. Murphy-East

Sweepstakes Judge: Ms. Barbara Lankford

Total Entry Per Coat: Wire - 13, Smooth - 16, Longhair - 36

Sweeps Entry Numbers for each coat: Longhair - 6, Wire - 1, Smooth - 2

LONGHAIR WD/BOW Hundeleben Keeper of the Flame, SL Carlos J. Puig WB Hundeleben Key to My Heart, SL Carlos J. Puig BOV GCHS Hunderbar Hundeleben Druid’s Fluid SL Christine Taylor & Carlos J. Puig BOS CH Stardust Dreamtime Lily V Skaer SL Bernadette Wagner, Barbara Skaer, Anne Schmidt SELD GCH CH Walmar Solo’s TNT SL Cassandra Nickasch & Kimberly Vidrine SELB CH Sky Spirits Utrennee Solntse Amber Leonard

Best in Sweepstakes: Stardust Swinging On A Star Marian Fenlon & Anne Schmidt

BOV Best NOH BOS

SMOOTH 14 Entries - 9d - 5b

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Full Circle Lord Of The Dance W E. Martin/D. Martin RWB Roxmar’s Penny Dreadful R. Roach/M. Roach _________________________________

SMOOTH Kinder’s Court Royalty Janalyn DuBois & Vicki Antonio WB/BOW Hidden Cedars Sweet Smell of Victory Christine Heitzmann & Amy Cotteleer BOV GCHB DC Hidden Cedars Big Bang From Texas MS BN RI NJP CGC Christin Foss-Tietz & Gloria LaTour BOS GCHB Donegal Georgia Dachs Light My Fire CGC THDA Stephanie Hass & David Hass SELD GCHB Fusions Incahoots Platinum Jimi Johns Freaky Fast MS C. Heitzmannn/R. Cotteleer/ A. Cotteleer WD

WIREHAIR Full Circle Lord of the Dance W Edna Martin & Donald Martin WB/BOW Roxmar’s Penny Dreadful Roxanne M. Roach & Martin E. M. Roach BOV GCHB CH Alexander Klara Defino Roxanne M Roach BOS CH Daybreak’s Flowers In Frost W Deborah Krieg SELD DC Short Shadow’s All Of Me Riverwood SW Carolyn A Lewis SELB Full Circle Harbor Serenade W Edna Martin & Donald Martin WD

BOB

Best of Opposite in Sweepstakes: Stardust A Sky Full of Stars Anne Schmidt

Total Entry Per Coat: Smooth - 17, Longhair - 37, Wire - 13 LONGHAIR WD/BOW Stony Banks Hez Hot Stuff L Jill Janz WB Stony Banks Wild Is The Wind L Jill Janz BOV GCHS Hunderbar Hundeleben Druid’s Fluid SL Christine Taylor & Carlos J. Puig BOS GCH Stargazer Lily Von Skaer Bernadette Wagner & Barbara Skaer and Anne M. Schmidt SELD GCHS Insight’s Illusionist SL Christine Taylor & Cynthia Gieser SELB GCH DC Stardust’s Good Luck Charm RN RATN CGC NJP VC Anne Schmidt SMOOTH WD/BOW Kinderteckel’s Holywood Handsome Andrea Baltes WB Hidden Cedars Sweet Smell of Victory Christine Heitzmann & Amy Cotteleer BOV GCH Fusions Incahoots Platinums Jimi Johns Freaky Fast MS Amy Cotteleer & Christine Heitzmann BOS GCHB Donegal Georgia Dachs Light My Fire CGC THDA Stephanie Hass & David Hass SELD GCHB DC Hidden Cedars Big Bang From Texas MS BN RI NJP CGC Christin Foss-Tietz & Gloria LaTour WIREHAIR Long & Low Just Aska Leprechaun Brenda Juhlin & Joseph Gagliano

GCHS Hunderbar Hundeleben Druid’s Fluid SL

BOS to CH Daybreak’s Flowers BOB In Frost W

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Obedience - Number of Entries: 5 Novice B, Be Patient I Spy Capt. Jack Sparrow PCD BN RE FDC AX MXJ MJP OF CGC TKI Sandy Dunand

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WB/BOW Roxmar’s Penny Dreadful Roxanne M. Roach & Martin E. M. Roach BOV GCHB CH Kadell’s OK Handsome Not Pretty W Cheryl Rueckert BOS CH Daybreak’s Flowers In Frost W Deborah Krieg SELD DC Short Shadow’s All Of Me Riverwood SW Carolyn A. Lewis

Entries: Master - 1 Excellent B - 1 Advanced B - 2 Advanced A - 1 Intermediate - 2 Novice B - 2 _________________________________

Louisville Dachshund Club March 16, 2019 Breed Judge: Cyndy Senff Total Entry Per Coat: 38 Longhair, 27 Smooth, 34 Wirehair LONGHAIR WD/BOW Greensboro’s Sidekick ML Cissy Johnson WB Merrywitch Moonshine ML Shelly Mills BOV GCHS DC Walmar-Solo’s SOS SL RN CA CGC Ann Kraft BOS GCHS DC Kuldne Talisman Starlight Monica Stensby SELD GCHG Brownwood RT’s Prince On Earth SL CGC Lynn & R. Tyler & Madeline Peterson SELB CH Kistrye Rose Rosette Cheryl Kistner & Marilyn Wilcox SMOOTH Duchwood’s Justified MSP Laura Licht WB/BOW Midernoch Trax Songbird SS Jan Ward & Dianna MacPherson BOV CH Lindmont And I Saw Her Standing There At Brownwood SS Jerry Cerasini and Roger Brown BOS GCH Nomalas Doodle Dandy V Tudorglen MS Terry Carr-Hall & David Temple WD

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Specialty Results continued from page 59 & Victor John SELD GCH Redgi Prado Vegas Sharon Budnick SELB CH Arkadiya Iz Omskor Kraposti Monica Stensby WIREHAIR WD/BOW Vschwalbes River Street Sweets MW Robert & Janet Schwalbe WB Rags Diagram Bewitched MW Kimberly Ragsdale & Dianne Graham BOV GCH Brazosski Ringo Starr At Rivendell, Diana Rockwell & Kellie Williams BOS Dharmadachs CNW Kate Shelley 400 SW FDC Karen Hesson & Leslie Savoy & Jean Beattie SELD GCHG Leoralee’s Let’s Boogie With Barstool MW Robbie Addison & Marietta Singleton SELB CH Rags EJ’s Calamity Jane MW Kimberly Ragsdale & Emma Jean Stephenson BOB

GCHS DC Walmar-Solo’s SOS SL RN CA CGC BOS to CH Lindmont And I Saw Her BOB Standing There At Brownwood SS ________________________________

Dachshund Club of New Jersey March 22, 2019 Breed Judge: Anne D. O’Reilly Total Entry: 62 LONGHAIR WD/BOW Amtekel’s Home Brewed WB Sandstone’s All Or Nothing BOV GCHB Tarabon Glen Ayre’s Quest for the Crown BOS Copperhill’s Picture Perfect SELD GCH JT’S Famous In A Small Town of Nantucket ML SELB GCH Our Gang’s Something In The Way She Moves ML SMOOTH Townfarm Back Splash Rosegate Mysteries & Martinis with Nick V Stardox GCHS Turningpt Keeps Them Yankee Girls A Wishin’ SELD GCHB Redgi Prado Prime SELB GCHS Turningpt Ain’t No Other Woman Like You WD BOV/WB BOW BOS

WIREHAIR ICON’S I’m Under the Influence Yernot SW WB/BOW Willowood-Sandale Corey’s Coming to Tarabon BOV GCH Bedrocs Sweet Red

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Candy FDC BOS GCH ICON I’m Hotwired Yernot SELD Legibach Crunch Time SELB GCHB Blackdales Wreckingball BOB

GCH Tarabon Glen Ayre’s Quest for the Crown BOS to Rosegate Mysteries & Martinis BOB with Nick V Stardox _________________________________

Dachshund Club Of New Jersey March 23, 2019 Breed Judge: Gary A. Andersen Total Entry: 79 LONGHAIR Avignon’s Caught Me Dreaming @ Rhill WB/BOW Baybreeze Shots Of Confetti With Alegna BOV GCH Jt’s Famous In A Small Town Of Nantucket BOS Copperhill’s Picture Perfect SELD CH Mountain Lake Dulce’s Monkey Biz SELB GCHB Our Gang’s Somthing In The Way She Moves SMOOTH WD Kochana’s Candy Cupid WB/BOW Rosegate Mysteries & Martinis With Nick V Stardox BOV GCH Paradise’s Red Hot Sorority Girl BOS GCHS Turningpt Keeps Them Yankee Girls A Wishin’ SELD GCHB/DC Stardox Skyfall BJB SELB GCHS Turningpt Ain’t No Other Woman Like You WD

WIREHAIR WD/BOW Icon’s I’m Under The Influence Yernot WB FC Lorica’s Waiting Up For Santa BOV GCHB Blackdales Wreckingball BOS GCH Icon I’m Hotwired Yernot SELD Legibach Crunch Time SELB Ch Saytar’s Golden Nugget BOB GCHB Blackdales Wreckingball BOS to GCH Jt’s Famous In A Small BOB Town Of Nantucket _________________________________

Dachshund Club of Metropolitan Atlanta March 30, 2019 Breed Judge: J. Randall Tincher Total Entry Per Coat: Longhair: 28, Smooth: 20, Wire: 19 LONGHAIR Duchwood Here Comes the Sun MLP CA WB/BOW Sleepytime Kerrybrook Special Effects MLD WD

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GCHS DC Walmar-Solo’s SOS SL RN CA CGC BOS CH Discovery Von Links SL SELD GCH Mcrob’s The One and Only SELB GCHS DC Kuldne Talisman Starlight

With Barstool MW GCH DC Raydachs Firefly SW BCAT SELD Dixiedachs Red Baron SW

SMOOTH Kidsay God Only Knows MS Brownwood Queen V Diagram SS CH Hunu Cupids Arrow For Blackwolf SELD GCH Net Narin Andzey SELB CH Arkadiya Iz Omskoi Kreposti

BOS to BOB

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WIREHAIR WD/BOV Hunu Sharp Dressed Man @ Eastwind MW WB Hunu Sheza Temptress MW BOV GCHG Leoralees Lets Boogie With Barstool MW BOS GCH DC Raydachs Firefly SW BCAT SELD CH Brownwood Hundeleben Daybreak Oliver SW SELB CH Montvue’s N All That Jazz MW BOB Brownwood Queen V Diagram SS BOS to GCHG Leoralees Lets Boogie BOB With Barstool MW Best Junior: Aubrey Wertz _________________________________

Dachshund Club of Metropolitan Atlanta March 31, 2019 Breed Judge: Laura E Abbott-Licht Total Entry Per Coat: Longhair: 32, Smooth: 19, Wirehair: 17 LONGHAIR WD Greensboro’s Sidekick ML WB/BOW Sleepytime Kerrybrook Special Effects MLD BOV GCH Brownwood RT’s Sweet the Sound SL CGC BOS GCHS DC Walmar-Solo’s SOS SL RN CA CGC SELD GCH McRob’s the One and Only SELB GCHB Sandach’s X Factor at Greensboro ML SMOOTH WD Criscross Wish Granted MS WB/BOW Brownwood Queen V Diagram SS BOV GCH Brownwood MyMy V Diagram SS BOS GCH Lindmont’s Eye of the Tiger on Geordox SELD GCH Net Narin Andzey SELB GCHG Lindmont’s Pilot Flying Solo WIREHAIR WD Woodbrooks McGee WB/BOW Hunu Sheza Temptress MW BOV GCHG Leoralees Lets Boogie

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GCHG Leoralees Lets Boogie With Barstool MW Brownwood Queen V Diagram SS

Best Junior: Aubrey Wertz _________________________________

Metropolitan Baltimore Dachshund Club AM April 19, 2019 Breed Judge: Mrs. Andra O’Connell Total Entry Per Coat: Longhair 20, Smooth 23, Wirehair 23 LONGHAIR Briardach’s MT Dixie Flyer Meredith Taylor & Paul & Monika Martin & Larry Sorenson & Deedy Sorenson WB/BOW Seven Oaks Lovin’ Lucy By Stoneriver MLC Kim H. Parrott & Stephen L. Parrott BOV CH Tamboer N’ Tarlyn’s Copper Beech ML Lena Tamboer & T Hartman BOS CH Sleepytime’s Here Comes Trouble ML Susan M. Jones & Johnny L. Jones SELD GCH Dachaven Mavericks Dream Catcher Alan James SELB CH Treasuredox Mixing It Up At Baybreeze Cassandra Williams & Angela Lloyd & Rachel Meyers WD

SMOOTH Turningpt Tony Two Bags First Knock Of The Night Dr. Randy Eltringham & Capt. Pete Eltringham WB/BOW Trakehndachs Roccia Sunrise XO Valerio Hernandez Colon & Patricia Guthrie & Joanne Fagervik BOV GCHS Turningpt Ain’t No Other Woman Like You Dr. Randy Eltringham & Capt. Pete Eltringham BOS GCHB DC Stardox Skyfall BJB Lorraine Simmons & David Simmons SELD GCHS Turningpt I’m On My Game At Coniston Nancy Bischoff & Dr. Randy Eltringham SELB CH Sunrise-XO Apple Siri Valerio Hernandez Colon & Patricia Guthrie WD

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Diego Garcia & Evelyn Garcia WB/BOW Brodny Dollidachs Ain’t Nobody’s Biz If I Do Frederick R. Vogel & Dianne Kostic & Carol Vogel BOV GCHS Blackdale’s Wrecking Ball SW Cheryl Black & Beth Davis & Karen Chandor BOS GCH Jeric’s Cowboy Outlaw W Lynn Cope SELD GCH Tarlyn’s Cool Hand Luke MW Douglas & Kristin Kish & Sandra Krieger & Tara Krieger SELB GCH Usonia’s Cherokee Maiden V Lowdown Therese Lancaster & Barbara Waldkirch & Dr. Joan Eversole BOB

GCHS Blackdale’s Wrecking Ball SW GCHB DC Stardox Skyfall BJB

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Dachshund Club of Santa Ana Valley April 27, 2019 Sweepstakes Judge: Barbara Flowers Sweeps Entry Numbers for each coat: 7 Longhair, 6 Smooth, 1 Wirehair Longhair BOV Rare Treat’s It’s Good To Be King Longhair BOS Rare Treat’s Here Comes My Girl Smooth BOV Apple Weiner Works MS Delig Aristobassi Smooth BOS Hidden Cedars Ring Leader Wirehair BOV Del Prado’s Chance Incounter

Best in Sweepstakes: Del Prado’s Chance Incounter Best of Opposite in Sweepstakes: Rare Treat’s Here Comes My Girl

Breed Judge: Mr. Kenneth Tippie Total Entry Per Coat: 38 Longhair, 23 Smooth, 29 Wirehair LONGHAIR WD/BOW Rare Treat’s It’s Good To Be King WB Rare Treat’s Change of Heart BOV GCHP2 Walmar-Solo’s IOU SL BOS GCH Dash’n Doxies Genuine Joy To Behold SELD GCHS Koradox Pramada’s Force Of Nature SL SELB CH Miracle Lining Dilara Bright SMOOTH Tudorglen V Brendackel Kris Kringle WB/BOW Tudorglen V Brendackel American Princess Meghan BOV GCHS Tudorglen V Brendackel American Beauty BOS GCH Tudorglen’s Freedom Flyer MS SELD CH Hidden Cedars Southern Cross SELB CH Walden & Windyoak’s Bouquet Of Dreams WD

WIREHAIR WD/BOW Von Weilburg & The Phoenix Closing The Bar Da Vinci WB My Way Gold Bufori V Eternal MW BOV GCH Eternal’s Ride The Lightning MW BOS GCH Brazosski-Rivendell Top Of The Track SELD CH Midernoch Emerald Cut MW SELB CH Dreamdax Zelotypia

Letters to and from the editor Hi Members and Subscribers! Congrats on another successful National Specialty - and thank you to the Board of Directors and their many helpers who made it so successful! Wish I could have been there, but family has to come first. I’m glad we have readily available social media that can offer those of us who can’t be there an almost blow-by-blow account of all that is happening during all the events. Thank you to all who posted pix and videos! Remember the advertising deadline for the Autumn Issue of the newsletter (the Nationals Issue) is July 15th. Most of you on Facebook have seen the new Facebook page for DCA just launched early in June. I was just finishing up the newsletter when Debby Krieg contacted me about helping out with it. It’ll be a great resource for keeping up with the latest announcements, events and results for DCA. It will also give members easy digital access to recent issues of the newsletter. Make sure those of you that are on Facebook, click “like” and join! Starting with this newsletter, provided everything works like it should, we will be distributing e-mail messages to all Dachshund Judges (not just

BOB BOS to BOB

GCHS Tudorglen V Brendackel American Beauty GCHP2 Walmar-Solo’s IOU SL

Best Junior: Ava K. Hata ________________________________

Dachshund Club of Santa Ana Valley April 28, 2019 Sweepstakes Judge: Mr. Carl Holder Sweeps Entry Numbers for each coat: 9 Longhair, 5 Smooth, 1 Wirehair Longhair BOV: CH Elysian Solar Flare V Pramada Koradox SL Longhair BOS: CH Miracle Lining Dilara Bright Smooth BOV: Kinderteckels’ Zenyatta Smooth BOS: Hidden Cedars Ring Leader MS Wirehair BOV: Del Prado’s Chance Incounter Best in Sweepstakes: Kinderteckels’ Zenyatta Best of Opposite in Sweepstakes: CH Elysian Solar Flare V Pramada Koradox SL

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GCH Soco’s Don’t Pass Me By MLD BOS CH Telklel Quest For Glory SL SELD GCHP2 Walmar-Solo’s IOU SL SELB GCH Mis Tee’s Cash On Delivery SL SMOOTH WD/BOW Tudorglen V Brendackel Kris Kringle WB Toskydox Carmen Of Pinkava SS BOV GCHP Toskydox Marika Suertuda SS BOS CH Hildisvin Wurdig Lightnin’ Boogie Blues SS SELD CH Criscross Smooth Wink MS SELB CH Walden & Windyoak’s Bouquet Of Dreams WIREHAIR WD Kadell’s Etched In Stone W WB/BOW Von Weilburg Phoenix Whats It Like In NYC BOV GCHB Kadell’s Pixie Dust W BOS Von Weilburg & The Phoenix Closing The Bar Da Vinci SELD GCH Daybreak’s Breaking The Ice V Toncor W SELB GCH The Phoenix Causing Chaos BOB

Breed Judge: Mrs. Nancy Perrell Total Entry Per Coat: 39 Longhair, 21 Smooth, 24 Wirehair LONGHAIR WD/BOW Aldox Black Label WB Tarantela.Rus Adventure Game

BOS to BOB

GCHP Toskydox Marika Suertuda SS GCH Soco’s Don’t Pass Me By MLD

Best Junior: Lillyanna Bedowitz _________________________________

member judges) providing a link to each Newsletter on ISSUU. ISSUU is the digital platform we use to publish the newsletter on-line. We hope this will provide more exposure for our wonderful breed! Thank you to members for advertising and especially those members who contributed such great articles for this issue. We’re always looking for new and interesting, and especially original, stories about our dachsies. Again, and it’s always a concerning reminder - please be aware of numerous bills going through state and national legislatures that will impact the ownership of pets. Check out the AKC Legislative site on-line https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/ regularly. Here are just a couple of bills that are indicative of what is happening across the country: New York Update: Bill Restricting Dogs Outdoors Advancing June 7, 2019 - A bill continues to advance in New York that would restrict when dogs are permitted to be outdoors. Connecticut Alert: Thursday, May 23, 2019. Since early this year, the Connecticut General Assembly has been pressed to adopt HB 5386, which originally sought to prohibit pet stores from sourcing dogs or cats from anywhere but animal shelters and rescues. This would be similar to a 2018 law enacted in California. On a lighter note, have a great summer! Oh, and a reminder - advertisers will receive a pdf proof of their ads before publication. I’m looking forward to seeing some great pix from the Nationals for ads for the next issue.

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always think of tough pioneer stock when I think of the West. Well, we are and have to be; that even relates to our field trials. I have heard that people think we are nuts not to have fenced in manicured grounds. Well we just make sure we have good recalls or enjoy hiking miles to find our dogs. We have not lost one yet. We have lost a few beaters, but that is it. You do hear “beater down quite often”. The Greater Portland Dachshund Club holds their trials at Castle Rock, WA. We start our day at the fairgrounds for roll-call. We all then car pool out to the grounds. Better use the bathroom faculties before you head out. There are just bushes and trees. Yes I have been raised in the woods…so no problem for me. You need to be prepared for all sorts of weather and terrain. It can pour, blowing wind, or be hotter than a place I do not plan on going too. Oh, did I also tell you about the ground nesting yellow jackets? But it makes for some fun entertainment when Kyle Wallis had to strip down to his briefs. Thank goodness his wife Jordin made sure he had on basketball shorts underneath! Note to self: Never ever wear yellow into the field….it attracts the bees. On the average day we walk between 13-20 miles hiking up and down hills through scotch broom, spiders, huge ant hills(the kids love stirring these up)and blackberry bushes. We have had to grab dogs out of rivers and canals. Bunnies are great swimmers. Both Clint and his son Jake have gone into swift moving water after them. Thanks to Julie Nielsen who was able to lean over and grab Clint by an ear to pull him out of the river. Jen Milo even videoed tape Jake snapping at the bunny’s tail. We have found some pretty interesting stuff out there… including a pair of G-string panties that Tom Lockyear caught on his beating pole. We have come across beautifully shaped mushrooms the size of dinner plates, (I always expect to see dancing fairies under them) and there are wild apple trees that we could get a snack from. We have some great hunting dogs that will plow through just about anything to get to a rabbit. Once I had my girl, Lexi, in a brace in the Open Bitch class where we had to drop both girls into a blackberry patch. The judges said they would see who came out first on the scent line. Both girls did great. We have had to hand dogs down embankments to the handlers where they released their dogs sitting down because you could not walk the hillside. My boy, Clint, went plowing into a blackberry patch and came out the other side with blood running off his tongue and a huge smile on his face. He had grabbed the branches and tore them out of his way. We have seen wonderful runs where the dogs had to track down a hillside, across a canal, and climb up the other side. We had all seen the rabbit and knew where it had run. It was great to be able to stand on the other side with the entire gallery and watch the run. The two dogs worked in perfect harmony. There has been a few times when the dogs have had to track across a hot flat barren piece of ground that is just volcanic ash from when Mt. St. Helens blew back in 1980. The grounds are where they dredged the river to get the ash out of it. On a clear day you can see the mountain. It is worth taking an extra day to visit the mountain. The Cascade Range is something to behold with Mt. Rainer, Mt. Baker, Mt. St. Helens, Mt. Hood, Mt. Adams and Mt. Jefferson to name a few. This is just a few things we come across at out trials. So if you think you and your dog have what it takes we would love to have you come join us. You will never forget your time with us. You may even get spoiled by our untouched beauty out here. We would love to see you. by Wendy Snyder Dachshund Club of America Summer 2019

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DFWDC & DCA 2020 National Events Proposed Schedule – All events pending AKC Approval FIELD EVENTS January 27th through February 2nd Tracking Tests Tracking will not offered during DCA 2020. Any AKC Tracking Test passed between DCA 2019 and DCA 2020 will count for the Triathlon Monday, January 27th DFWDC Field Trial OD & FCD classes, Lone Star Dachshund Conservancy, Ladonia, TX Tuesday, January 28th DFWDC Field Trial OB & FCB classes, Best of & Absolute Wednesday, January 29th DCA Field Trial OD & FCD classes, DCA Field Awards Banquet Thursday, January 30th DCA Field Trial OB & FCB classes, Best of & Absolute

Back-to-back Specialties Friday, September 6, 2019 Iowa State Fairgrounds, E 30th & Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA Air conditioned, Plenty of RV parking AKC National Owner-Handled Series

Breeder Judges: Anne Schmidt and Lexa Richmond

Sweepstakes Judge: Melissa Heymann

Friday, January 31st Travel Day and set up for Earthdog Tests

Closing Date: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 Onofrio Dog Shows, L.L.C., P.O. Box 25764 Oklahoma City, OK 73125-0764 (405) 427-8181 • mail@onofrio.com

Saturday, February 1st DFWDC & HDC Earthdog Tests (all-breed), Prospering Farms, Prosper, TX Sunday, February 2nd DCA Earthdog Tests (all-breed)

CONFORMATION, OBEDIENCE, AGILITY & RALLY EVENTS April 27th through May 3rd

Thursday, April 30th DCA Annual Meeting, morning Puppy Sweepstakes & Rally Trial, afternoon

Monday, April 27th DCA Agility Trial, All Fur Fun Training and Event Center, Addison TX

Evening hospitality and game night

Conformation set-up completion and move in, Mesquite Convention Center, Mesquite, TX

Friday, May 1st DCA Conformation Show, all classes, all coats & one variety, Obedience Trial

Evening Welcome Reception hosted by DFWDC

Evening DCA Ice Cream Social

Tuesday, April 28th DFWDC Conformation Show 1 & DFWDC Rally Trial

Saturday, May 2nd DCA Conformation Show, two varieties, inter-variety competition & Best in Show

Evening Reception Wednesday, April 29th DFWDC Conformation Show 2 & DFWDC Obedience DFWDC Host club dinner

DCA Awards Dinner Sunday, May 3rd Move Out Day

DCA Hotel - Hampton Inn • 1700 Rodeo Drive, Mesquite, Texas 75149

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SUMMER 2019, Volume XLIII, Number 2

The Dachshund Club of America Newsletter Lynne Dahlén, Editor N961 Mayflower Road Appleton, WI 54913 Official DCA Website: dachshundclubofamerica.org

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