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The Dachshund Club of NSW

The Dachshund Club of NSW is a non-profit organisation whose purpose is to promote and encourage the ethical breeding and showing of dachshunds in New South Wales, Australia.

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Purchasing A Dachshund

Ensure you find the ideal dachshund for your family by carefully assessing their care needs and identifying the breed types that best aligns with your lifestyle.

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Our Breeders Directory

Discover our exclusive list of Registered Breeders who have undergone extensive vetting by our committee and esteemed members.

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Health & Care Information

Read about the overall health and well-being of Dachshunds, including essential care tips and insights into common health issues that may affect this beloved breed.


Lets Go Walkies

Calling all dachshund lovers! 🐾 Join us for our monthly meet up and give your furry friend the socialisation they crave while connecting with like-minded individuals.

King George Park, Rozelle.

About The Breed

Nine Varieties – One dog, three coats, three sizes of various colours and patterns. The word ‘iconic dog breed’ is terribly overused, but the Dachshund with his long body, little legs, and playful yet surprisingly energetic personality is truly an icon of purebred dogdom.

Dachshunds are available in three sizes Standard (usually 10kg to 15 kg), Miniature (4.5 kg to 5 kg), and Rabbit (typically 3kg to 4kg or with a chest circumference of 27 cm up to 32 cm for males and 25 cm up to 30 cm for females. Each size variety is available in either smooth-haired, wire-haired, or long-haired coat type.

Dachshunds are not built for distance running, leaping, or strenuous swimming, but otherwise, these tireless hounds are game for anything else. Smart and vigilant, with a big-dog bark, they make fine watchdogs. Bred to be an independent hunter of dangerous prey, they can be brave to the point of rashness, and a bit stubborn, but their endearing nature and unique look have won millions of hearts the world over.

Find A Breeder

Our club members have been vetted for ethical breeding practices and responsible dog ownership.

We have a Breeder’s Directory where any reputable breeder in the club can be found with a few clicks.

Public Engagement

The Dachshund Club of NSW is an organisation of breeders, exhibitors and lovers of the dachshund. We take a proactive role in promoting the dachshund as a healthy, happy companion dog.

Come meet us at the following stands, talk to breeders, learn about the breed and meet some fabulous dachshunds.

Club Earth Dog Days

2 Training Days, 6 trials, held once a month during the cooler months of the year

Bill Spilstead Complex For Canine Affairs (Dogs NSW)

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Dog Lovers Sydney

Sat 26 August to Sun 27 August 2023
9.30 am - 5 pm

Sydney Showground,Sydney Olympic Park

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Club Speciality Shows

Thursday 31 August 2023
2 pm start

Bill Spilstead Complex For Canine Affairs (Dogs NSW)
Ring 4

Dachshtober Fest

Sunday 15 October 2023
10.00 am - 4.00 pm

Agricultural College,
815 Tocal Road, Tocal

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The most popular form of canine competition in this country is the dog show – the contest for purebred dogs registered on Mains with Dogs Australia state body.

The Dachshund Club of NSW run three speciality dachshund breed championship shows annually, GoodFriday & Easter and the Thursday afternoon prior to the Spring Fair held by Dogs NSW. A speciality, unlike other dog shows, are referred to as “all-breed” because they are open to all breeds recognised by Dogs Australia.

A Speciality may be state or national-based. A “Best In Show” win at a speciality show is tremendously prestigious, indicating that the winning dog or bitch triumphed at a contest which attracted entries from the most serious fanciers of that breed in the state and country.

Interested in Showing Dachshunds?

You do not have to be a breeder to show. You do need a dachshund ‘MAINS’ registered with a Dogs Australia(ANKC) state body like Dogs NSW. Ideally, you would have sourced a puppy from a breeder who shows it as“REGISTERED” This does not necessarily mean a puppy will possess the right virtues to be competitive in the conformation ring. Secondly, is your ability and skill to handle and present your dachshund in the show ring and to the judge.

The Dachshund Club of NSW have members who are willing to assist in your efforts of locating a show prospect dachshund in your chosen variety. There are also members who can help assist you at your first show

Breeder Resource

Club Meetings

Meetings are held online and at our nominated venue.
All members are welcome.

Point Score

Current scores and winners of the NSW Dachshund of the year award.

Show Results

Show reviews, completed catalogues and view photographs of previous winners.

Breed Standard

Guideline of the ideal characteristics, temperament and appearance of the Dachshund.
Ensures that the breed is fit for function, the standard also includes the correct colour of the breed.

Health & Care Information

Discover valuable information about the overall health and well-being of Dachshunds, including essential care tips and insights into common health issues that may affect this beloved breed.

Backscoring Guidance

Here's some useful information for breeders, including the latest studies on back scoring, a list of vets who perform X-rays, printable instructions, and shareable content for social media.

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