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.
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 10 kg to 15 kg), Miniature (4.5 kg to 5 kg), and Rabbit (typically 3 kg 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 come variety is available in either smooth, wirehaired, or longhaired 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.
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.
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, Good Friday & 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 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 and how to access show training should you wish to further refine your skills.
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.