Our Standard Of Dogs

DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THE ORIGINAL STANDARD IN EFFECT: 2018

 

USE: Hunting dog on land and underground

 

CLASSIFICATION FCI: Group 4 Dachshunds

 

GENERAL APPEARANCE: Dog near the ground, short limbs, long body while being compact and very muscular; the port of the head is bold and haughty, the expression is attentive. Despite short limbs in relation to the length of the body, the dog is very lively and agile.

 

IMPORTANT PROPORTIONS:

 

The distance from the sternum to the ground is about one-third of the height at the withers. The length of the body should match harmoniously with the height at the withers in a ratio of about 1 to 1.7 up to 1.8.

 

BEHAVIOR / CHARACTER: Naturally kind, neither fearful nor aggressive, of a balanced character. Passionate, persevering, keen hunting dog with a fine nose.

 

HEAD: Elongated seen from above and in profile, it goes narrowing regularly to the truffle, but without being pointed. The superciliary arches are clearly pronounced. The cartilages of the nose and truffle are long and narrow.

 

CRANIAL REGION:

 

Skull: Rather flat, it gradually melts into the slightly rough chamfer.

 

Stop: Only sketched

 

FACIAL REGION:

 

Truffle: Well developed

 

Muzzle: Long, sufficiently wide and strong. The jaws must be able to open widely up to the vertical of the eye.

 

Lips: Tight lips should cover the lower jaw

 

Jaws / Teeth: Strongly developed upper and lower jaws with a tightly occlusive regular scissor bite. A complete dentition (42 teeth according to the dog’s dental formula) with solid canines that intermesh exactly with each other is sought.

 

Eyes: Medium size, oval, well spaced from each other, clear, but friendly and non-piercing. In all dress colors, the eye color ranges from bright dark brown-red to brown-black. In Harlequin subjects, the minnow eye is not wanted but tolerated.

 

Ears: Attached high and not too forward, of sufficient length but without exaggeration, rounded, mobile. The front edge is attached to the cheek.

 

Neck: Quite long, muscular, without belly; the nape is slightly curved; the port is clear and raised

 

BODY :

 

General appearance: It offers a harmonious outline of the neck to the rump which is slightly inclined.

 

Garrot: Well done

 

Back: Following the high tourniquet, throughout the thoracic vertebrae the back is straight or slightly inclined towards the back. Strong and well muscled.

 

Croup: Broad and long enough, slightly sloping

 

Kidney: Strongly muscular, long enough

 

Chest: Sternum well marked and prominent enough to form a salt shaker on each side. Front view, the rib cage is oval; seen from above and in profile, it is spacious, ensuring optimal development of the heart and lungs. The ribs go far back. If the blade and the arm are of right length and correctly angulated, seen in profile, the lowest point of the line of the bottom is hidden by the former member.

 

Bottom line: Slightly raised

 

TAIL:

 

Attached not too high and carried in the extension of the line of the top. In his last third, a slight curvature is admitted.

 

MEMBERS

 

PREVIOUS MEMBERS:

 

Overview: In general: strongly muscular, well angulated; seen from the front, the anterior ones are dry, straight and have a good bone structure; the feet are directed straight ahead.

 

Shoulders: The muscles are in relief. The omoplate is long, oblique and well attached to the thorax.

 

Arms: The same length as the ooplate, it must form an angle almost right with it; the structure is strong and the muscles are well developed; the arm is well applied against the ribs while playing freely.

 

Elbow: Shot neither in nor out

 

Forearm: Short

 

Carp: a little closer than shoulder joints

 

Metacarpus: Viewed in profile, the metacarpus should not be straight or noticeably inclined forward.

 

Forefeet: The fingers are tight, well arched, with strong, durable and well padded pads. The nails are short and strong. The fifth finger has no function, but it should not be removed.

 

POSTERIOR MEMBERS

 

Overview: Highly muscular, well proportioned to the forehand; the stifle and the hock are sharply bent; the hind legs are parallel, neither tight nor spread.

 

Thigh: Of good length, strongly muscled. – Grasset: Large and solid; the angulation is pronounced.

 

Leg: Short, almost at right angles to the thigh, well muscled

Hock: Strong, nervous and dry.

 

Metatarsal: Relatively long, well movable relative to the leg, slightly inclined forward.

 

Posterior feet: Four fingers tight and well arched; they rest entirely on the solid pads.

 

GAIT: The pace should be extended, easy and energetic, with a movement of good amplitude and close to the ground of the anterior ones and a powerful thrust of the posteriors which, by transmitting itself to the line of the top, gives him a slight elastic movement. The tail is slightly drooping in a harmonious extension of the line above. In movement, the limbs move forward in parallel planes.

 

Skin: Well tense

 

DRESS

 

TECKEL HAIR RAS

 

HAIR: Short, thick, shiny, smooth, with undercoat, tight and hard, no part of the body being hairless.

 

TAIL: Fine coat, covering the tail completely, but not too much. Some longer hairs forming a cob on the underside are allowed.

 

COLOR :

 

Unicolor dachshund: Red, yellow-red, yellow; all these colors with or without black ticking. Pure color is however preferred and red is more appreciated than yellow-red and yellow. Dogs strongly marked with black also fall into this category and not dogs of other colors. White is not wanted, but is not eliminatory as long as it is only small isolated spots. The truffle and the nails are black; reddish-brown tolerated but not wanted.

 

Two-color dachshund: Dark black or brown, with rust-brown or yellow-colored markings above the eyes, on the sides of the snout, on the lower lip, on the inner edge of the ears, on the chest, on the inner and posterior sides limbs, at the feet, around the anus and, from there, to the third or the half of the lower face of the tail. The truffle and nails are black in black dogs, brown in brown dogs. White is not wanted but is not eliminatory as long as it is only small isolated spots. Extensive fire marks are not sought after.

 

Harlequin-variegated dachshund (tiger, brindle): The bottom of the dress is always formed by the dark color (black, red or gray). We look for gray spots, but also beige irregular shape, wide ranges are not sought. Neither the dark nor the light should predominate. The color of the Brindle Dachshund is red or yellow with darker brindle. The truffle and the nails are of the same color as in the single-colored or two-colored dachshunds.

 

TECKEL HARD FUR

 

HAIR: With the exception of the muzzle, eyebrows and ears, all over the body the coat hair intermixed with undercoat is perfectly and regularly lying, hard and hard (wire). The snout has a distinctly marked beard; the eyebrows are bushy. The ears are covered with a hair shorter than the body, almost smooth. The tail is well and regularly provided with well-lying hair.

 

COLOR: Mostly light to dark colored wild boar color and dead leaf color. All that has been said previously about the colors of the Dachshund under (a) to (c) is also valid.

 

TECKEL WITH LONG HAIR

 

HAIR: The hair with undercoat is smooth, shiny and well laid on the body; under the throat and on the underside of the body it is longer; it goes beyond the edge of the ears; on the posterior side of the limbs, it is much longer (fringes) and reaches its maximum length on the underside of the tail, where it forms a real plume.

 

COLOR :

 

Unicolor dachshund: Red, yellow-red, yellow; all these colors with or without black ticking. Pure color is however preferred and red is more appreciated than yellow-red and yellow. Dogs strongly marked with black also fall into this category and not dogs of other colors. White is not wanted, but is not eliminatory as long as it is only small isolated spots. The truffle and the nails are black; reddish-brown tolerated but not wanted.

 

Two-color dachshund: Dark black or brown, with rust-brown or yellow-colored markings above the eyes, on the sides of the snout, on the lower lip, on the inner edge of the ears, on the chest, on the inner and posterior sides limbs, at the feet, around the anus and, from there, to the third or the half of the lower face of the tail. The truffle and nails are black in black dogs, brown in brown dogs. White is not wanted but is not eliminatory as long as it is only small isolated spots. Extensive fire marks are not sought after.

 

Harlequin-variegated dachshund (tiger, brindle): The bottom of the dress is always formed by the dark color (black, red or gray). We look for gray spots, but also beige irregular shape, wide ranges are not sought. Neither the dark nor the light should predominate. The color of the Brindle Dachshund is red or yellow with darker brindle. The truffle and the nails are of the same color as in the single-colored or two-colored dachshunds.

 

CUT :

 

Dachshund: Chest circumference exceeding 35 cm. Upper limit of weight approximately 9 kg

 

Dwarf Dachshund: Chest circumference more than 30 cm up to 35 cm (measurement is taken from the minimum age of 15 months)

 

Kaninchenteckel (Rabbit Hunting Dachshund): Chest circumference up to 30 cm (measurement is taken from the minimum age of 15 months)

 

DEFAULTS

 

Any deviation from the above must be considered as a defect that will be penalized according to its seriousness.

M3 (molar 3) are not considered for judgment; the absence of 2PM1 (premolar 1) is not to be considered as a defect.

The absence of a PM2 (premolar 2) is to be considered as a defect, if, apart from the M3, no other tooth is missing; likewise, any deviation from the correctly occlusive scissor bite, such as articulated in clamp, is also a defect.

 

SERIOUS FAULTS:

 

• Poor dogs, leggy or too close to the ground

• Toothing defects other than those mentioned in “FAULTS” and “ELIMINATING FAULTS”

• Eye minnow except in harlequin dachshund

• Pointed ears, strongly wrinkled

• The body hanging too low between the shoulders

• Low kidney

• Heavily overbuilt dog from the rear (rump high plus tourniquet)

• Chest insufficiently developed.

• Legless flanks

• Bad angulation of the anterior and posterior

• Narrow or insufficiently muscled hindquarters

• Cow hocks or barrel

• Feet deflected in or diverted out

• Fingers aside

• Heavy, borrowed or duck approach

 

DEFECTS CONCERNING THE DRESS:

 

Dachshund with short hair:

 

• Too thin hair, thinning, glabrous ears (leather ears) or hairless patches in other places

• Too coarse, long hair

• Tail brush

• Tail devoid of hair, partially or over its entire length

 

Hard-haired dachshund:

 

• Soft hair, short or long

• Long hair, ruffled in all directions

• Curly or wavy hair

• Soft hair in the head

• Tail in plume

• Absence of beard

• No undercoat

• Short hair

 

Long-haired dachshund:

 

• Hair of equal length on the whole body

• Wavy or bushy hair

• Absence of plume at the tail

• Hair that does not extend beyond the edge of the ears

• Short hair

• Hair forming a marked stripe on the back

• Too long hair between the fingers

 

ELIMINATING FAULTS:

 

• Very shy or aggressive dog

• Upper and lower prognathism, deviated incisal arches

• Malposition of the canines of the lower jaw

• Absence of one or more canines or one or more incisors

• Absence of other premolars or molars, with the exception of the absence described under defects of two PM1 or one PM2 respectively, without taking into account the M3

• Chest entrenched

• Any anomaly of the tail

• Floating shoulder

• Flying carp

• The black color without fire marks; white dress with or without fire marks. Other colors than those described in the paragraph “color”

 

 

 

NB: The males must have two apparently normal testicles completely descended into the scrotum.