Fédération Cynologique Internationale

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United Kennel Club

Dachshund

Dachshund

Dachshund

These illustrations do not necessarily show the ideal example of the breed.

ORIGIN

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FCI
Germany.

PUBLISHED

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13.03.2001.
KC
June 2014

UTILISATION

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Hunting dog above and below ground.

CLASSIFICATION

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Group 4Dachshunds
Section 1Dachshunds
With working trial

KC
Hound
UKC
Scenthound

TRANSLATION

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FCI
Mr. Paschoud and his collaborators, updated by Mrs.C.Seidler.

BRIEF HISTORICAL SUMMARY

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FCI
The Dachshund, also called Dackel or Teckel, has been known since the Middle Ages. From the « Bracken », dogs were constantly bred which were specially suitable for hunting below ground. From these short legged dogs, the Dachshund evolved and was recognised as one of the most versatile and useful breeds of hunting dogs. He also has excellent achievements above ground, hunting while giving tongue, searching and tracking wounded game. The oldest Club devoted to the breeding of Dachshunds is the « Deutsche Teckelklub » e.V., founded in 1888.
For decades the Dachshund has been bred in three sizes (Teckel, Miniature Teckel and Rabbit Teckel) and in three different kinds of coat (Smooth-haired, Wire-haired and Long-haired).
UKC
Germany is recognized as the country of origin of the Dachshund. The breed’s rootstock is thought to be a dwarf mutation of the taller hounds of the true German type. As early as the 17th century, the name “Dachshund” was applied to a breed type that encompassed smooth- and long-haired varieties. A third variety, the wirehair, was recognized in 1890. The name Dachshund is from “dachs”, which means “badger”, and “hund”, which means “dog”. Not only was the dog used to hunt badgers (as well as other small game), its appearance was much like the badger's, being sturdy and short-legged. In medieval books on hunting dogs, “Dachshund” was applied to those dogs that were similar in their tracking and trailing ability, and which possessed the proportions and temperaments of Terriers. The United Kennel Club has recognized the Dachshund since 1919.

GENERAL APPEARANCE

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FCI
Low, short legged, elongated but compact build, very muscular with cheeky, challenging head carriage and alert facial expression. His general appearance is typical of his sex. In spite of his legs being short in relation to the long body, he is very mobile and lithe.
KC
Moderately long and low with no exaggeration, compact, well muscled body, with enough ground clearance to allow free movement. Heights at the withers should be half the length of the body, measured from breastbone to the rear of thigh. Bold, defiant carriage of head and intelligent expression.
UKC
Low to the ground, short legged and long bodied, but with compact figure and robust muscular development, with a bold and confident carriage of head and an intelligent facial expression. Their conformation is preeminently fitted for following game into burrows. In spite of his shortness of leg, in comparison with his length of trunk, he should not appear crippled, awkward, cramped in his capacity for movement, nor slim and weasel-like. In addition, his hunting spirit, good nose, loud tongue and small size render him especially suited for beating the bush. His figure and fine nose give him the advantage over most other breeds of sporting dogs for trailing.

IMPORTANT PROPORTIONS

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FCI
With the distance above ground level of about one third of the height at withers, the body length should be in harmonious relation to height at withers, about 1 to 1,7 - 1,8.
KC
Intelligent, lively, courageous to the point of rashness, obedient. Especially suited to going to ground because of low build, very strong forequarters and forelegs. Long, strong jaw, and immense power of bite and hold. Excellent nose, persevering hunter and tracker. Essential that functional build is retained to ensure working ability.

BEHAVIOUR / TEMPERAMENT

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Friendly by nature, neither nervous nor aggressive, with even temperament. Passionate, persevering and fast hunting dog with an excellent nose.
KC
Faithful, versatile and good tempered.
UKC
Hardy, vigorous, tireless, alert and responsive. Often described as "half-a-dog high and a dog-and-a-half long". Excellent hunting dog for small ground game. He should be clever, lively, and courageous to the point of rashness, persevering in his work, both above and below the ground. All senses are well developed.

HEAD

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FCI
Elongated as seen from above and in profile. Tapering uniformly towards the nose leather yet not pointed. Superciliary ridges clearly defined. Nasal cartilage and bridge of nose, long and narrow.
KC
Long, appearing conical when seen from above; from side tapering uniformly to tip of nose. Skull only slightly arched. Neither too broad nor too narrow, sloping gradually without prominent stop into slightly arched muzzle. Length from tip of nose to eyes equal to length from eyes to occiput. In Wire haired, particularly, ridges over eyes strongly prominent, giving appearance of slightly broader skull. Lips well stretched, neatly covering lower jaw. Strong jaw bones not too square or snipy, but opening wide.
UKC
Viewed from above or from the side, it should taper uniformly to the tip of the nose, and should be clean cut.

CRANIAL REGION

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Skull

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FCI
Rather flat, gradually merging with the slightly arched nasal bridge.
UKC
The skull is only slightly arched, and should slope gradually without stop (the less stop the more typical) into the finely-formed, slightly-arched muzzle (so-called “ram's nose”). The bridge bones over the eyes should be strongly prominent.

Stop

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Only indicated.

FACIAL REGION

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Nose

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Leather well developed.
UKC
The nostrils are well open.

Muzzle

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Long, sufficiently broad and strong. Can be opened wide, split to level of eye.
KC
Teeth strongly developed, powerful canine teeth fitting closely. Jaws strong, with a perfect, regular and complete scissor bite, i.e. upper teeth closely overlapping lower teeth and set square to the jaws. Complete dentition important.
UKC
The nasal cartilage and tip of the nose are long and narrow. The lips are tightly stretched, well covering the lower jaw, but neither deep nor pointed. The comers of the mouth are not very marked. The jaws open wide and are hinged well back of the eyes, with strongly developed bones and teeth.

Lips

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Taut fitting, covering the lower jaw well.

Jaws/Teeth

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Well developed upper and lower jaw. Scissor bite, even and closing firmly. Ideally, complete set of 42 teeth according to requirements for a dog’s mouth with strong Canines exactly fitting into each other.
UKC
A full complement of strong, white teeth meet in a scissors bite with the outer side of the lower incisors tightly touching the inner side of the upper incisors. The canine teeth are powerful.

Eyes

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FCI
Medium size, oval, set well apart, with clear energetic yet friendly expression. Not piercing. Colour bright, dark reddish brown to blackish brown in all coat colours. Wall, fish or pearl eyes in dapple dogs are not desired but may be tolerated.
KC
Medium size, almond-shaped, set obliquely. Dark except in chocolates, where they can be lighter. In dapples one or both ‘wall’ eyes permissible.
UKC
Medium size, oval in shape, situated at the sides, with a clean, energetic, though pleasant expression, not piercing. Lustrous and very dark in color, dark reddish-brown to brownish-black for all coats and colors.

Ears

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FCI
Set on high, not too far forward. Sufficiently long but not exaggerated. Rounded, not narrow, pointed or folded. Mobile with front edge lying close to cheek.
KC
Set high, and not too far forward. Broad, of moderate length, and well rounded (not pointed or folded). Forward edge touching cheek. Mobile, and when at attention back of ear directed forward and outward.
UKC
Set near the top of the head and not too far forward. Long, but not too long, beautifully rounded, not narrow, pointed or folded. Their carriage should be animated. The forward edge should just touch the cheek.

NECK

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FCI
Sufficiently long, muscular. Tight fitting skin on throat. Lightly arched nape of neck, carried freely and high.
KC
Long, muscular, clean with no dewlap, slightly arched, running in graceful lines into shoulders, carried proudly forward.
UKC
Fairly long, muscular and clean cut, not showing any dewlap on the throat. Slightly arched in the nape, extending in a graceful line into the shoulders, carried proudly, but not too stiffly.

BODY

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KC
Moderately long and full muscled. Sloping shoulders, back reasonably level, blending harmoniously between withers and slightly arched loin. Loin short and strong. Breast bone strong, and so prominent that a depression appears on either side of it in front. When viewed from front, thorax full and oval; when viewed from side or above, full volumed, so allowing by its ample capacity complete development of heart and lungs. Well ribbed up, underline gradually merging into line of abdomen. Body sufficiently clear of ground to allow free movement.
UKC
The entire trunk should be long and fully muscled. The back (with sloping shoulders and short rigid, pelvis), should lie in the straightest possible line between the withers and the very slightly arched loin; the latter also being short, rigid and broad. The topline should be in the straightest possible line between the withers and loin. Chest: The breastbone should be strong and so prominent in front that on either side, a depression (dimple) appears. When viewed from the front, the thorax should appear oval and should extend downward to the midpoint of the forearm. The enclosing structure of ribs should appear full and oval and when viewed from above or from the side full-volumed so as to allow by its ample capacity complete development of the heart and lungs. Well ribbed up, and gradually merging into the line of the abdomen. If the length and anatomy of the shoulder and upper arm is correct, when viewed in profile the front leg should cover the lowest point of the breast line. The croup is long, round, full, robustly muscled, but pliant, sinking only slightly toward the tail. The abdomen is slightly drawn up.

Topline

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Blending harmoniously from neck to slightly sloping croup.

Withers

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Pronounced.

Back

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Behind the high withers, topline running from the thoracic vertebrae straight or slightly inclined to the rear. Firm and well muscled.

Loin

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Strongly muscled. Sufficiently long.

Croup

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Broad and sufficiently long. Slightly sloping.

Chest

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Sternum well developed and so prominent that slight depressions appear on either side. The ribcage, seen from the front, is oval. Seen from above and the side, it is roomy, giving plenty of space for the heart and lung development. Ribs carried well back. With correct length and angulation of shoulder blade and upper arm, the front leg covers the lowest point of the sternal line in profile.

Underline and belly

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Slight tuck up.

TAIL

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Not set on too high, carried in continuation of topline. A slight curve in the last third of the tail is permitted.
KC
Continues line of spine, but slightly curved, without kinks or twists, not carried too high, or touching ground when at rest.
UKC
Set in continuation of the spine, extending without a very pronounced curvature. Should not be carried gaily.

LIMBS

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FOREQUARTERS

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FCI
Strongly muscled, well angulated. Seen from front, clean front legs, standing straight with good strength of bone; feet pointing straight forward.
KC
Shoulder blades long, broad, and placed firmly and obliquely (45 degrees to the horizontal) upon very robust rib cage. Upper arm the same length as shoulder blade, set at 90 degrees to it, very strong, and covered with hard, supple muscles. Upper arm lies close to ribs, but able to move freely. Forearm short and strong in bone, inclining slightly inwards; when seen in profile moderately straight, must not bend forward or knuckle over, which indicates unsoundness. Correctly placed foreleg should cover the lowest point of the keel.
UKC
The front must be muscular, compact, deep, long and broad to endure the arduous exertion underground. The shoulder blade is broad, and obliquely and firmly placed upon the fully developed thorax, furnished with hard and pliant muscles. The upper arm is of the same length as the shoulder blade and at right angle to the latter. It is strong of bone and hard of muscle, lying close to the ribs and capable of free movement.

Shoulder

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Pliant muscles. Long sloping shoulder blade, fitting close to chest.

Upper Arm

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Equal in length to shoulder blade, set almost at right angle to same. Strong boned and well muscled, close fitting to ribs but free in movement.

Elbow

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Turning neither in nor out.

FORELEGS

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The lower arm is short in comparison to other breeds and has a slight inward turn. It is supplied with hard but pliant muscles on the front and outside, with tightly stretched tendons on the inside and at the back. The forearm and foot are joined by the pastern joint, and are closer together than the shoulder joints, so that the front leg does not appear absolutely straight. The feet (paws) are full and broad in front, and a trifle inclined outwards. The feet are compact with well-arched toes and tough pads. There are five toes, but only four are in use. They should be close together, with a pronounced arch, provided on top with strong nails and underneath with tough toe pads. Dewclaws may be removed.

Forearm

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Short, yet so long that the dog’s distance from the ground is about one third of its height at withers. As straight as possible.

Pastern

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Pastern joint: Slightly closer together than the shoulder joints.
Pastern: Seen from the side, should be neither steep nor noticeably inclined forward.

FEET

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Front feet full, broad, deep, close knit, straight or very slightly turned out. Hindfeet smaller and narrower. Toes close together, with a decided arch to each toe, strong regularly placed nails, thick and firm pads. Dog must stand true, i.e. equally on all parts of the foot.

Forefeet

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Toes close together, well arched with strong, resistant, well cushioned pads and short strong nails. The fifth toe has no function but must not be removed.

Hind feet

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Four close knit toes, well arched. Standing firmly on strong pads.

HINDQUARTERS

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Strongly muscled, in correct proportion to forequarters. Strong angulation of stifles and hock joints. Hindlegs parallel standing neither close nor wide apart.
KC
Rump full, broad and strong, pliant muscles. Croup long, full, robustly muscled, only slightly sloping towards tail. Pelvis strong, set obliquely and not too short. Upper thigh set at right angles to pelvis, strong and of good length. Lower thigh short, set at right angles to upper thigh and well muscled. Legs when seen behind set well apart, straight, and parallel.
UKC
Viewed from behind, the hindquarters should be of equal width. The pelvic bones are not too short, rather strongly developed and moderately sloping. The thigh is robust and of good length; set at a right angle to the pelvic bones.

Thigh

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Should be of good length and well muscled.

Stifle

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Broad and strong with pronounced angulation.

HIND LEGS

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UKC
The hind legs are robust and well muscled, with well-rounded buttocks. The stifle joint is broad and strong. In comparison with other breeds, the tibia is short. It should be perpendicular to the femur and firmly muscled. The bones at the base of the foot should present a flat appearance, with a strongly prominent hock and a broad Achilles tendon. The central foot bones (metatarsus) should be long, moveable towards the tibia and slightly bent toward the front, but perpendicular (as viewed from behind). The hind feet (paws) have four compactly closed and beautifully arched toes, as in the front paws. The whole foot should be poised equally on the ball, not merely on the toes. The nails are short.

Lower thigh

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Short, almost at right angle to upper thigh. Well muscled.

Hock joint

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Clean with strong tendons.

Hock

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Relatively long, mobile towards lower thigh. Lightly curved forward.

GAIT / MOVEMENT

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FCI
Movement should be ground covering, flowing and energetic, with far reaching front strides without much lift, and strong rear drive movement should produce slightly springy transmission to backline. Tail should be carried in harmonious continuation of backline, slightly sloping. Front and hindlegs have parallel movement.
KC
Should be free and flowing. Stride should be long, with the drive coming from the hindquarters when viewed from the side. Viewed from in front or behind, the legs and feet should move parallel to each other with the distance apart being the width of the shoulder and hip joints respectively.

SKIN

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Tight fitting.

COAT

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HAIR

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FCI

Smooth-haired: Short, dense, shiny, smooth fitting, tight and harsh. Not showing any bald patches anywhere. Tail, fine, fully but not too profusely coated. Somewhat longer guard hair on underside is not a fault.
Wire-haired: With exception of muzzle, eyebrows and leathers, perfectly even close fitting, dense wiry topcoat with undercoat. The muzzle has a clearly defined beard. Eyebrows are bushy. On the leathers, the coat is shorter than on the body, almost smooth. Tail Well and evenly covered with close fitting coat.
Long-haired: The sleek shiny coat, with undercoat and close fitting to body, is longer at the throat and on underside of body. On leathers the hair must extend beyond the lower edge of ears (feathering). Distinct feathers on rear side of legs. Achieves its greatest length on underside of tail and there forms a veritable flag.
KC
Long Haired: Soft and straight, or only slightly waved; longest under neck, on underparts of body, and behind legs, where it forms abundant feathering, on tail where it forms a flag. Outside of ears well feathered. Coat flat, and not obscuring outline. Too much hair on feet undesirable.
UKC
There are three coat types: Short-Haired (Smooth): The hair is short, dense, smooth and shining. Special faults are: too fine or thin hair; leathery ears; bald patches; too coarse or too thin hair in general. The tail of the Short-Haired variety gradually tapers to a point and is well, but not too richly haired. Long, sleek bristles on the underside are considered a patch of strong growing hair, not a fault. A brush tail is a fault, as is a partly or wholly hairless tail. Wire-Haired: The general appearance is the same as that of the Short-Haired, but without being long in the legs, it is permissible for the body to be somewhat higher off the ground. With the exception of the jaw, eyebrows and ears, the whole body is covered with a perfectly uniform tight, short, thick, rough, hard coat, but with finer, shorter haired undercoat distributed within the coarser hairs. There should be a beard on the chin. The eyebrows are bushy. On the ears the hair is shorter than on the body, almost smooth, but conforming to the rest of the coat. The general arrangement of the hair should be such that the Wire-Haired Dachshund, when seen from a distance, should resemble a Smooth-Hair. Any sort of soft hair in the coat is faulty, whether long or short, or wherever found on the body. The same is true of long, curly or wavy hair, or hair that sticks out irregularly in all directions. The tail is robust, as thickly haired as possible, gradually coming to a point and without a tuft. A flag tail is objectionable. Long-Haired: The single differentiating characteristic of this variety from the other two is the rather long, silky hair. The soft, sleek, glistening, often slightly wavy hair should be long under the neck, on the underside of the body, and especially on the ears and behind the legs, becoming there a pronounced feather. The hair should fall beyond the lower edge of the ear. Short hair on the ear, so-called "leather" ears, is not desirable. Too luxurious a coat causes the Long-Hair to seem coarse, and masks the type. The coat should remind one of the Irish Setter, and should give the dog an excellent appearance. Too thick hair on the paws, so called "mops," is inelegant and renders the animal unfit for use. It is faulty for the dog to have equally long hair over all the body, if the coat is too curly, or too scrubby, or if a flag tail or overhanging hair on the ears is lacking, or if there is a very pronounced parting in the back, or a vigorous growth between the toes. The tail is carried gracefully in prolongation of the spine. The hair here attains its greatest length and forms a veritable flag. All three varieties conform to the characteristics of the breed. The Long-Haired and Short-Haired are old, well-fixed varieties. The infusion of other breeds was purposely introduced into the Wire-Hair. Stress must be placed on conformity to the general Dachshund type.

COLOUR

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a) Whole-coloured: Red, reddish yellow, yellow, all with or without interspersed black hairs. A clear colour is preferable and red is of greater value than reddish yellow or yellow. Even dogs with strongly interspersed black hairs are classed as whole-colour, not as other colours. White is not desired but single small spots do not disqualify. Nose and nails black. reddish-brown is also permissible but not desirable.
b) Two-coloured: Deep black or brown, each with tan or yellow markings (« Brand ») over eyes, on sides of muzzle and of lower lip, on inner edge of leathers, on forechest, on inside and rear side of legs, also on the feet, round the vent and from there reaching to about one third or one-half of the underside of the tail. Nose and nails black in black dogs, brown in brown dogs. White is not desired but single small spots do not disqualify. Tan or yellow marking (« Brand ») too wide spread is undesirable.
c) Dappled: (Tiger-brindle, brindle) The basic colour is always the dark colour (black, red or grey). Desired are irregular grey or beige patches (large patches not desired). Neither the dark nor the light colour should be predominant. The colour of a brindle Dachshund is red or yellow with darker brindle. Nose and toenails are the same as with the whole- and two-coloured.
d) For Wire-haired: also Dominantly light to dark wild boar colour as well as colour of dry leaves.
KC
All colours permitted but no white permissible, save for a small patch on chest which is permitted but not desirable. The dapple pattern is expressed as lighter coloured areas contrasting with the darker base. Neither the light nor the dark colour should predominate. Double dapple (where varying amounts of white occur all over the body in addition to the dapple pattern) is unacceptable. Pied, tricolour and the dilute colours isabella and blue are highly undesirable. Nose and nails black in all colours except chocolate/tan and chocolate dapple where they are brown.
UKC
One-colored: This group includes red (often called tan), red-yellow and yellow, with or without a shading of interspersed black hairs. A clean color is preferable. Red is to be considered more desirable than red-yellow or yellow. Dogs strongly shaded with interspersed black hairs belong to this color group. White is not desirable, but a solitary small white spot is not a disqualification. Nose and nails are black; red is admissible, but not desirable. Two-colored: These have a base color of deep black, chocolate, gray or white, with rust-brown or yellow marks over the eyes, on the sides of the jaw and the lips, on the inner edge of the ear, front, breast, inside and behind the leg, on the paws and around the anus, and from there to about one-third to one-half of the length of the tail on the underside. (The most common two-colored Dachshund is usually called "Black & Tan”.) Except on White dogs, white is not desirable, but a solitary small spot is not a disqualification. Undue prominence of tan markings is undesirable. Nose and nail colors are to be: black in black dogs; brown or black for Chocolate dogs; and gray or flesh for Gray dogs, but flesh is not desirable; and black for White dogs. Dappled (or Tiger) and Striped (or Brindle): The Dappled Dachshund is a clear brownish or grayish color, or even a white ground with dark irregular patches of dark gray, brown, red-yellow or black (large areas of one color are not desirable). Neither the light nor dark color should predominate. The Striped Dachshund is red or yellow with a darker streaking. The nose and nail colors are the same as for the one- and two-colored Dachshunds.

SIZE

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KC
Ideal weight: 9-12 kgs (20-26 lbs). Miniature ideal weight; 4.5kgs (10lbs). Desired maximum weight 5kgs (11lbs). Exhibits which appear thin and undernourished should be severely penalised.
UKC
The Dachshund is divided into two varieties for conformation exhibition: Standard and Miniature. STANDARD: Size & weight; over 11 (eleven) pounds, and up to and including 25 (twenty-five) pounds. MINIATURE: Size & weight; Up to, and including, eleven pounds. The ideal weight being ten pounds. Symmetrical adherence to the general Dachshund conformation ideal, combined with smallness, and mental and physical vitality, should be the outstanding characteristics of Miniature Dachshunds. Standards and Miniatures are bred in all three coats.

Height at withers

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FCI

Standard Dachshund: Circumference of chest 35 cm.
Miniature Dachshund: Circumference of chest from 30 to 35 cm measured when at least 15 months old.
Rabbit Dachshund: Chest circumference up to 30 cm measured when at least 15 months.

Weight

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FCI
Standard Dachshund up to about 9 kg.

FAULTS

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FCI

Any departure from the foregoing points should be considered a fault and the seriousness with which the fault should be regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree and its effect upon the health and welfare of the dog.
  • M3 (Molar 3) are not to be considered when judging. Lack of 2PM1 (Premolar 1) is not to be penalised. The absence of PM2 should be regarded as a fault, if other than M3, no other teeth are missing, also a departure from the correctly closing scissor bite.
KC
Any departure from the foregoing points should be considered a fault and the seriousness with which the fault should be regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree and its effect upon the health and welfare of the dog and on the dog’s ability to perform its traditional work.
UKC
Special Note: Inasmuch as the Dachshund is a hunting dog, scars from honorable wounds shall not be considered a fault, nor shall they be penalized by Judges. Minor Faults: Ears wrongly set, sticking out, narrow or folded. Too marked a stop. Too pointed or too weak a jaw. Pincer teeth, distemper teeth. Too wide or short a head. Goggle eyes. Glass eyes in Gray or Dappled dogs. Insufficiently dark eyes in all coat colors. Short neck. Swan neck. Too fine or too thin hair. Major Faults: A weak, long-legged, or dragging figure. Body hanging between the shoulders. Sluggish, clumsy or waddling gait. Toes turned inward or too obliquely outward. Splayed paws. Sunken back, roached back. Croup higher than the withers. Short-ribbed or too weak chest. Excessively drawn up flanks. Narrow, poorly muscled hindquarters. Weak loins. Bad angulations in front or rear. Cowhocks. Bowed legs. Glass eyes (except in Gray or Dappled dogs). A bad coat.

SERIOUS FAULTS

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FCI

  • Weak, long-legged or body trailing on ground.
  • The absence of teeth other than those described among « faults » or « eliminating faults ».
  • Wall eye in any colour other than dapple.
  • Pointed, very folded ear leathers.
  • Body suspended between shoulders.
  • Hollow back, roach back.
  • Weak loins.
  • Marked running up at rear (croup higher than withers).
  • Chest too weak.
  • Flanks with whippety-like tuck up.
  • Badly angulated fore- and hindquarters.
  • Narrow hindquarters, lacking muscle.
  • Cow hocks or bow legs.
  • Feet turning markedly inwards or outwards.
  • Splayed toes.
  • Heavy, clumsy, waddling movement.
SMOOTH-HAIRED DACHSHUND
  • Coat too fine or thin. Bald patches on leathers (leather ear), other bald areas.
  • Coat much too coarse and much too profuse.
  • Brush like tail.
  • Tail partially or wholly hairless.
  • Black colour without any marking (« Brand »).
WIRE-HAIRED DACHSHUND
  • Soft coat, whether long or short.
  • Long coat, standing away from body in all directions.
  • Curly or wavy coat.
  • Soft coat on head.
  • Flag on tail.
  • Lack of beard.
  • Lack of undercoat.
  • Short coat.
LONG-HAIRED DACHSHUND
  • Coat of equal length all over body.
  • Wavy or shaggy coat.
  • Lack of flag (tail).
  • Lack of overhanging feathering on ears.
  • Short coat.
  • Pronounced parting in coat on back.
  • Hair too long between toes.

DISQUALIFYING FAULTS

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FCI

  • Very anxious or aggressive nature.
  • Overshot or undershot mouth, wry mouth.
  • Faulty position of the lower canines.
  • Absence of one or more canines; absence of one or more incisors.
  • Lack of other premolars or molars.
Exceptions The two PM1, one PM2 without consideration of M3, as mentioned under Faults.
  • Chest Sternum cut off.
  • Any fault of tail.
  • Very loose shoulders.
  • Knuckling over in pasterns.
  • Black colour without markings (Brand); white colour with or without markings (Brand).
  • Colours other than those listed under “Colour”.
Any dog clearly showing physical or behavioural abnormalities shall be disqualified.
UKC
Unilateral or bilateral cryptorchid. Viciousness or extreme shyness. Overshot or undershot jaw. Knuckling over. Very loose shoulders. Albinism.


Anatomical Features of the dog

N.B.:

Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.