On Sunday, May 31, the NATC held its spring Zuchtschau at Rockaway, NJ. The show was judged by Mlle Agnès de France, President of French Club des Amateurs de Teckels. Altogether there were 24 entries.
This is a very different type of show than an AKC dog show, where the emphasis is put on competition. At a Zuchtschau each dog is evaluated individually according to the FCI standard for dachshunds #148. The critique of every entry is done aloud, and it is also recorded on a special form. The owner of the dog receives the form with the results of the evaluation. Dogs are given a rating and the three highest ratings are:
Vorzüglich, V (Excellent)
Sehr Gut, SG (Very Good)
Gut, G (Good)
It was a good day for our young males as both of them, Joeri vom Nonnenschlag and Tom vom Linteler-Forst, got a Vorzüglich rating. At the end of show a winner was chosen for every coat type (smooth, longhaired and wirehaired). Our Joeri was the wirehaired winner, and then he was chosen to be the "best in show". The pictures below show show the judge Mlle Agnès de France with winning dachshunds and their owners (many thanks to Ed Wills for the pictures).
Other pictures from the show can be accessed here.