May 242016
 

The Dachshund History Project team extends its congratulations to BISS GCH Kaycees Galewinns All Revved Up MLD ROMO on becoming the top producing Miniature Longhaired dam in US history. Revvie was bred by Sherry Ceplius and Pam Gale. She is owned by TerriLynn & John Carlson.

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Revvie has produced 16 puppies. 14 of those Dachshunds are AKC breed champions. 6 of the 14 have garnered ROM program qualitative wins including an all-breed Best in Show.  Kudos to Revvie and all involved!

Unsure who the other top dams and sires are?  Click on the Breeding tab, select All-Time Top Producers in the pull-down menu and then navigate to the coat, size and gender of your choice.

 

Tracy Freeling

 

May 232016
 

As Memorial Day approaches, AKC has posted a nifty short film called My Buddy: The Dogs of WWII on YouTube.

This piece features photographs from AKC’s collection and anecdotes about some of the dogs who served in the US military’s K-9 Corps. While by no means all inclusive – nor was it intended to be – the film is definitely worth the investment of 8 minutes of your time.

Although no Dachshunds are shown in the AKC film, a number of Dachshunds did serve in the K-9 Corps during WWII.

CH Bertra v Hildesheim and Herman of Lindakin served as mine detection dogs in the European theater, for instance.  These two distinguished veterans as well as their handler Corporal Harold Deitch participated in an obedience demonstration at the Dachshund Club of America’s Golden Anniversary show in November 1945.  According to a New York Times story on the specialty show, Bertra, Herman and Corporal Deitch uncovered more than 600 land mines in battle zones, mainly in Italy.

Herman belonged to Deitch, but Bertra was loaned to the Dogs for Defense program by her owner, Mrs. Richard Pell.  Bertra was a grand-daughter of TDHP “mascot” CH Feri-Flottenberg.  Herman was a son of CH Leutnant v Marienlust and appears to have had a show career prior to his military service.

The Dogs for Defense program was run out of the Office of Strategic Services. The OSS was a wartime intelligence agency of the United States during World War II and a predecessor to the Central Intelligence Agency. Famous handler W. Frank Hardy worked in the Dogs for Defense program for five years during the war and its aftermath.

Tracy Freeling

May 112016
 

During 2015, Dachshunds earned the following AKC prefix titles:

  • 572 Champions (CH)
  • 187 Grand Champions (GCH)
  • 80 Field Champions (FC)
  • 41 Dual Champions (CH + FC) – As always, Dachshunds titled more DCs than any other breed in 2015.  The entire Sporting Group earned only 30 DCs in 2015.  The closest breed in terms of DCs earned was the Rhodesian Ridgeback with 20 for the year.
  • 3 Master Agility Champion (MACH)

4 MACH2s
2 MACH3s
3 MACH4s
1 MACH6
1 MACH12
1 MACH13
1 MACH14 – The MACH12 through MACH 14 titles were all earned by one dog, MACH14 Kadell’s Cuevo Gold W RN MXG4 MJB5.

  • 6 Preferred Agility Champion (PACH)

1 PACH2
1 PACH3

 

In addition to the various championship titles, Dachshunds also earned the following AKC suffix titles during 2015.

 

Obedience

 

  • 19 CDs (Companion Dog)
  • 6 CDXs (Companion Dog Excellent)
  • 4 UDs (Utility Dog)
  • UDX (Utility Dog Excellent) – Upon completion of a UD title, dogs may earn the Utility Dog Excellent (UDX) by double qualifying in both the Open B and Utility B classes at 10 different trials.

1 UDX 8
1 UDX9
1 UDX10 – The UDX 8 through UDX10 titles were all earned by FC Duchwood’s Hide and Zeke MS UDX10 OGM, a multiple HIT and multiple DCA national obedience trial winner.

  • OM (Obedience Master) – The Obedience Master / Obedience Grand Master programs was introduced by AKC in 2013.  The intent was to recognize UD titled dogs who consistently score a 190 or better.  Points towards an OM are earned from Open B or Utility B classes.

1 OM8
1 OM9
1 OGM (Obedience Grand Master) – The OM8 through OGM titles earned in 2015 were all earned by FC Duchwood’s Hide and Zeke MS UDX10 OGM.

  • 30 BNs (Beginner Novice)
  • 4 PCDs (Preferred Companion Dog)
  • 4 GNs (Graduate Novice)
  • 1 PCDX (Preferred Companion Dog Excellent)
  • 1 GO (Graduate Open)
  • 1 VER (Versatility)

 

Tracking Titles

  • 6 TDs (Tracking Dog)
  • 1 TDX (Tracking Dog Excellent)

 

Earthdog Titles

  • 55 JEs (Junior Earthdog) – The most earned by any of the eligible breeds!
  • 18 SEs (Senior Earthdog)
  • 7 MEs (Master Earthdog)
  • 1 EE (Endurance Earthdog) – Title requires 10 double qualifying runs in both SE and ME at the same trial).

3 EE3s
1 EE4

 

Agility Titles

  • 12 NAs (Novice Agility)
  • 14 NAJs (Novice Agility Jumper)
  • 14 NAPs (Novice Agility Preferred)
  • 16 NJPs (Novice Agility Jumper Preferred)
  • 15 OAs (Open Agility)
  • 16 OAJs (Open Agility Jumper)
  • 7 OAPs (Open Agility Preferred)
  • 7 OJPs (Open Agility Jumper Preferred)
  • 8 AXs (Agility Excellent)
  • 10 AXJs (Excellent Agility Jumper)
  • 5 AXPs (Agility Excellent Preferred)
  • 8 AJPs (Excellent Agility Jumpers Preferred)
  • 6 MXs (Master Agility Excellent)

                5 MXBs (Master Bronze Agility)

 1 MXB5

                3 MXSs (Master Silver Agility)

                                1 MXS2

                2 MXGs (Master Gold Agility)

                                1 MXG2

                                1 MXG4

                6 MXCs (Master Agility Century)

                                1 MXC4

  • 9 MXJs (Master Excellent Jumper)

                5 MJBs (Master Bronze Jumper)              

                                5 MJB2s 

                                1 MJB5

                5 MJSs (Master Silver Jumper)

                                3 MJS2s

                                1 MJS5

                3 MJGs (Master Gold Jumper)

                                1 MJG2

                                1 MJG5

               4 MJCs (Master Century Jumper)

  1 MJC2
1 MJC4              

  • 6 MXPs (Master Agility Excellent Preferred)

                5 MXP2s

                6 MXP3s

                7 MXP4s

                7 MXP5s

                5 MXP6s

                2 MXP7s

                1 MXP8

                2 MXP9s

                2 MXP10s

                4 MXPBs

                7 MXPSs

                1 MXPG

                2 MXPCs

  • 4 MJPs (Master Excellent Jumper Preferred)

                5 MJP2s

                5 MJP3s

                6 MJP4s

                5 MJP5s

                3 MJP6s

                3 MJP7s

                3 MJP8s

                1 MJP10

                1 MJP11

                3 MJPBs

                5 MJPSs

                4 MJPGs

                1 MJPC  

  • 9 NFs (Agility FAST Novice)
  • 5 NFPs (Agility FAST Novice Preferred)
  • 8 OFs (Agility FAST Open)
  • 5 OFPs (Agility FAST Open Preferred)
  • 5 XFs (Agility FAST Excellent)
  • 1 XFP (Agility FAST Excellent Preferred)
  • 1 MXF (Agility Master FAST Excellent)

 

  • 1 TQX (Triple Q Excellent Preferred)
  • 6 PAXs (Preferred Agility Excellent)

                2 PAX2s

                1 PAX3

  • 6 TCBs (Time 2 Beat)

                2 T2BPs

 

Rally Obedience Titles

  • 53 RNs (Rally Novice)
  • 32 RAs (Rally Advanced)
  • 18 REs (Rally Excellent)
  • 4 RAEs (Rally Advanced Excellent)

1 RAE2

1 RAE4

 

Coursing Ability Test Titles

  • 24 CAs (Coursing Ability)
  • 4 CAAs (Coursing Ability Advanced)
  • 2 CAXs (Coursing Ability Excellent)

              1 CAX4

 

Canine Good Citizen Titles

  • 90 CGCs (Canine Good Citizen)
  • 23 CGCAs (Advanced Canine Good Citizen)
  • 5 CGCUs (Canine Good Citizen Urban)

 

Therapy Dog Titles

  • 2 THDNs (Therapy Dog Novice)
  • 7 THDs (Therapy Dog)
  • 3 THDAs (Therapy Dog Advanced)
  • 3 THDXs (Therapy Dog Excellent)

 

Search and Rescue Titles

  • 1 SAR-W (Search and Rescue – Wilderness) – A relatively new AKC title.  This one was earned by DC Jewels Peridot & Pearls SAR-W.

 

Congratulations to all the hard-working dogs and their owners!

Tracy Freeling

 

 

Jun 102015
 

During 2014, Dachshunds earned the following AKC titles:

Championships

  • 546 Champions (CH)
  • 179 Grand Champions (GCH)
  • 106 Field Champions (FC)
  • 39 Dual Champions (DC = CH + FC) – Out of 186 total awarded across all breeds
  • 2 Triple Champions (TC = DC + MACH in both cases here) – Out of 9 total awarded across all breeds
  • 1 Champion Tracker (CT)
  • 7 Master Agility Champions (MACH)
  • 2 MACH2s
  • 3 MACH3s
  • 3 MACH4s
  • 2 MACH5s
  • 1 MACH10
  • 1 MACH11
  • 3 Preferred Agility Champions (PACH)
  • 1 PACH2
  • 1 PACH5

 

Obedience Suffix Titles
20 CDs
10 CDXs
5 UDs
1 UDX6
1 UDX7
39 BNs
4 PCDs
5 GNs
1 PCDX
1 GO
1 OM5
1 OM6
1 OM7

 

Tracking Suffix Titles
7 TDs
2 TDUs
1 TDX
1 VST

 

Earthdog Titles
41 JEs
25 SEs
8 MEs
4 EEs
1 EE2

 

Agility Suffix Titles
13 NAs
15 NAJs
9 OAs
9 OAJs
8 AXs
11 AXJs
10 MXs
7 MXJs
5 MXBs
4 MJBs
4 MXSs
4 MJSs
7 MXGs
1 MJG
1 MXC
2 MJCs
2 MXB2s
1 MJB2
1 MJS2
1 MXC3
1 MXB4
1 MJB4
1 MXS4
1 MJS4
1 MJG4
10 NFs
6 OFs
2 XFs
1 MXF
1 TQX
5 T2Bs
2 T2B2s

 

Agility Preferred Suffix Titles
10 NAPs
14 NJPs
8 OAPs
14 OJPs
8 AXPs
5 AJPs
11 MXPs
11 MJPs
7 MXP2s
9 MJP2s
5 MXP3s
7 MJP3s
2 MXP4s
2 MJP4s
1 MXP5
1 MJP5
2 MXP6s
1 MJP6
2 MXP7s
2 MJP7s
2 MXP8s
1 MJP8
2 MJP9s
1 MJP18
8 MXPBs
8 MJPBs
1 MXPS
1 MJPS
2 MXPGs
1 MJPG
5 NFPs
5 OFPs
1 XFP
1 MFP
5 PAXs
2 PAX2s
2 T2BPs

 

Rally Obedience Titles
49 RNs
27 RAs
13 REs
6 RAEs
3 RAE2s

 

Composite Titles
3 VCDs

 

Coursing Ability Titles
23 CAs
6 CAAs
3 CAXs
1 CAX2
1 CAX3

 

Canine Good Citizen Titles
198 CGC
17 CGCAs

 

Therapy Dog Titles
5 THDNs
10 THDs
4 THDAs
2 THDXs
1 THDD

 

Kudos to the hard-working dogs and handlers behind these statistics!

 

Tracy Freeling

Mar 052015
 

Here is my report on the great time I had judging Dachshunds in Moscow, Russia. I commented favorably on so many that I want to  share my thoughts on where their breeding program is going and why we, as US breeders should care. In my mind, they have several dogs who would make a huge difference to our breeding program and I hope I pointed out where the hope for that lies.

Read all about my foray into Russia here:

 

http://www.dachshundhistoryonline.com/?p=23181

Feb 082015
 

In the early ’70s, Dee Hutchinson started a line of Miniature smooths , headed by three top producers and was soon on her way to improving her line of Miniature smooths and wires. The power of what these dogs produced really got her strain of Miniatures moving all the way to when she started to cut her breeding down. Look at these top producers and what they produced and see the difference their quality still makes to this day.

 

Read about them here: “Miniature Smooths of Rose Farm”

Dec 252014
 

In honor of Christmas, here is another chapter of the Rose Farm saga and it is all about the Miniature Wirehairs that Dee acquired and which brought her a lot of success .

Please note the type she maintained for all these years and how she worked with certain bloodlines to keep these qualities available to her Miniatures that were small, but were always winning the big awards.

Their story is available right here:

“Miniature Wirehairs of Rose Farm”