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Old 08-21-2006, 05:46 PM
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Well, Mordy . . . didn't you know? If it's not recognized by the AKC it's not a pure breed . . . [removes tongue from cheek]
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Old 08-21-2006, 05:49 PM
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Ah, Mordy . . . those little wire-haired ones really get to me I ran into a guy in the vets office one day who had one that resembled the German dogs. What an attitude he had, lol! He let Shiva know right away that just because she was much too tall and way too big for a proper dog he wasn't going to let her look down on him You could tell his ancestors had spent their time chasing badgers
I like the wirehaired ones best. They are even more terrier like in temperament than the smooth and longhair.

Another thing I don't understand is dachshunds placed in the hound group in AKC - that's one of the worst misclassifications I've ever seen. The fact that I don't like the whole group judging thing to begin with aside, it's beyond me why you would judge a dachshund in a group with other breeds like sighthounds, fox/coon hounds etc. instead of other ground-going dogs.

Stevinski, I don't know about clubs and events in the UK, have you contacted the parent breed club or looked for a working terrier club?
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Old 08-21-2006, 05:57 PM
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I've wondered about that too, Mordy . . . Even putting them in with the Sporting Breeds would be smarter than with the Hounds.
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Old 08-21-2006, 06:26 PM
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Well, Mordy . . . didn't you know? If it's not recognized by the AKC it's not a pure breed . . . [removes tongue from cheek]

Heh yeah.

It's especailly funny that many of the breeds they don't recognize have been around longer than the AKC itself. lol
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Mordy - do the working lines from Germany have nearly as many back problems as the US lines? I'm curious about that... (but too lazy to go look it up myself ).
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Well, Mordy . . . didn't you know? If it's not recognized by the AKC it's not a pure breed . . . [removes tongue from cheek]
Heh, I've actually had someone tell me "If it's not in the AKC, it's a mutt."
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i live on a island and theres only a couple of breed clubs but none for my breed,

in your opinion what group should the daschund be placed? terrier maybe?
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Mordy - do the working lines from Germany have nearly as many back problems as the US lines? I'm curious about that... (but too lazy to go look it up myself ).
No, those dogs generally don't have many issues at all, since they must be fit enough to work in the field, which includes tracking in terrain with a lot of undergrowth and so on.

That and the breeders of working dachshunds don't breed for exaggerated traits and rigorously exclude dogs from their breeding program that show any signs of being unsound.

My own dachshund, who according to my vet/breeder was not 100% but predominantly working lines (I found her abandoned at 8 weeks old, so I don't know where she came from) had an occurrence of a prolapsed disc when she was about 2 years old but was treated successfully with an injection of an anti-inflammatory and four weeks of very restricted exercise and after that never had a problem again.

I was lucky that my vet was a dachshund expert herself and knew just what to look for when examining her. She also taught me that it is critically important to keep a dachshund very lean and well exercised so there is enough good muscle mass to support the spinal column.
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Old 08-21-2006, 08:33 PM
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in your opinion what group should the daschund be placed? terrier maybe?
In the FCI dachshunds have their own group:
http://www.fci.be/nomenclatures_deta...en&file=group4

UKC places them in the "Scenthounds" group, which at least makes some sense since they are also frequently used for tracking and trailing.

Personally I think the Terrier group would be a better fit though.
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Old 08-24-2006, 05:29 PM
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Your wire haired was adorable Mordy!!!

Jackson Browne thinks he's a working Dachshund....he's always out in the back yard hunting for critters underground. He points, sniffs and starts digging. I call him "my little Badger hunting dog)!!!! I also tell him that if he were ever to come face to face with a Badger that he would probably pee himself!!LOL
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