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Saturday, September 25, 2010

Learn all about teckels (dachshunds) at the NATC events in the Midwest

If you live in the Midwest, until now you have not had a chance to attend any North American Teckel Club (NATC) events as they all have been organized in the Northeast. To see pictures from some of these events go to This fall, however, all this is going to change. The NATC is coming to Roscoe, Illinois, where it will have a conformation show judged by a German judge, several hunting and obedience tests, and demos. You will be able to learn about the dachshund breed and its hunting heritage. Events are open to non-members, and they are going to be sandwiched in between the AKC field trials for dachshunds. To get the schedule and more information about the events go to the website especially set up for this occasion at For premium lists of the AKC field trials e-mail Cheri Faust.

Below there is a video, which I shot last spring at the NATC Zuchtschau in Rockaway, NJ. It can give you some idea how dachshunds are judged in the ring. Lykke von Lowenherz, Joeri's daughter bred by Laurel Whistance-Smith was showed by Sherry Ruggieri, The German judge Frau Heike Behring evaluated Lykke aloud, with the help from the NATC translator Anke Masters. To see a better resolution of this video click here.

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