Attempting to document the history of a dog breed that was recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1895 is no small undertaking. A diverse group of people spearheaded by Dan Harrison set out to do just that in the Fall of 2011, despite the myriad challenges involved.
This effort is truly a labor of love for all involved. Giving back to our breed through this project is rewarding in and of itself. To know that current and future generations of Dachshund fanciers will learn and appreciate those who have gone before them because of our work fills each of us with pride. Unfortunately, for every dog and person whose accomplishments are preserved in this archive, there are many more people and dogs whose stories have been lost to history.
This site is provided for educational information only. Though great care has been taken to ensure correctness, individuals are advised to obtain “official” pedigrees prior to making breeding decisions based on information found here.
As such, and since our information is being gathered from many available sources, there may be some errors or information may be incomplete. If you are the breeder or owner of one of these wonderful dogs and find an error or omission in our presentation, please contact us. We would be happy to make any necessary corrections.
This site is, and will remain, a work in progress. Breeders and owners are encouraged to take an active role in the production and maintenance of this site, so that it can truly serve an educational purpose in our breed. Short histories of listed dogs and pictures are most welcomed. Simply click on the Contact tab at the top of any page to send us an email.
We truly hope that you enjoy the fruits of our labor.
The Dachshund History Project:
Bob Bray (past member)
Jennifer Megginson Abersold
The Dachshund History Project is NOT an official instrument of the Dachshund Club of America, Inc. (“DCA”) and is NOT sponsored by nor necessarily endorsed by DCA, its officers, directors or members.