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Wire-haired Dachshund

The type to aim for. Picture supplied by the Eastern Counties D.A.

Extract from the Eastern Counties D.A. pages ----
"The origins of the Dachshund can be traced back to working dogs that could go to ground after game such as badgers. Today, the breed, which is characterised as "long, low and level", is popular both as a show dog and pet".------"Dachshunds are still used by some people for working; typically tracking fallen deer, and these are often called Teckels. They tend to be slighter in body and longer in the leg than "show" Dachshunds, but are highly regarded for their working ability and "good noses".-----Wires are the most extrovert and active " -----"are the "rugged workmen", with harsh body hair, beards and eyebrows. Depending on the texture of the coat, which can range from "pin-wire" to "hairy", they may need to be hand-stripped (never clipped) two or three times a year." ---
Colours are Brindle and Red. Chocolate and Dapple also occur. Note that Brindle in Wires means the individual hairs are striped, giving an overall grizzle/grey appearance, as opposed to the tiger-stripe appearance found in Long-haired Brindles.
(Thanks to Ian Seath for this description)

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This breed has Kennel Club Challenge Certificates at most Championship Shows.

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2004 Eastern Counties DA Ian Seath 01628 529936 yes yes
2004 Wirehaired Dachshund Club Laura Sexton n/a yes yes
2004 Scottish Dachshund Club Mr. Alistair Liddle 01450 860294 no yes
2004 Dachshund Club Molly Owen 01745 331503 yes yes


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