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The Annual General Meeting of the Dachshund Club will be held preceding the Open Show at The Sports Connexion, Ryton-on-Dunsmore, Coventry at 10.00am on Saturday 25th February 2023


Please send Agenda items to the honorary secretary no later than 24th January 2023


Election of Officers.

Mr Lloyd Cross, Honorary secretary is prepared to stand again and does not require re-nomination.

Mrs Lynn Black, Honorary treasurer is prepared to stand again and does not require re-nomination.


Election of Committee

Mrs L Coverley, Mr M Chauhan, Mrs J Kay & Mrs L Sexton retire by rotation but are prepared to stand again and do not require re-nomination.


Please send nominations for the Committee to Mr. Lloyd Cross, honorary secretary no later than 31st December 2022, ensuring that your candidate has been a member of the Club for at least two years, is willing to stand and is proposed and seconded. Please submit a short CV for candidates indicating length of time in the breed, special interests and experience etc.

If necessary, ballot papers will be circulated with the Agenda.



Only fully paid members are entitled to make nominations, attend the AGM and vote at the AGM.



Membership runs from 1st January to 31st December and 

Subscriptions are due on the 1st of January, 

If your subscriptions are outstanding, please send your cheque to our membership secretary: 


Mrs Janet Kay

81, Upper Wortley Road,


South Yorkshire

S61 2AE Tel: 01709 510796



Single/joint membership £6 Life membership £50 (subject to meeting criteria)

Overseas membership £20 for 3 years or £15.00 for e mail notifications.


Founded 1881

President: Mr J Horswell

To inform, educate and support dachshund enthusiasts, promoting the health and welfare of all six dachshund varieties in the UK, and encouraging breeders and judges to adhere to the correct breed type.








  1. APOLOGIES for absence


  3. MATTERS ARRISING from the minutes



  6. TREASURER’S REPORT (accounts available at meeting)




  10. ANY OTHER BUSINESS (at the discretion of the chairman)


The Annual Trophies will be presented at the close of formal business



Make a nomination


The Mollie Raine Memorial Trophy

Every year the club awards this trophy to someone, often a young person, who has given outstanding service to our breed in the fields of breeding, showing, handling, administration etc. Nominations from all members are welcome and you are invited to send your suggestions to the secretary by the end of January 2023.


Name of nominee




Your name


Your address with postcode



Send to : Lloyd Cross, 5 Broadgate, Sutton St James, Spalding, Lincs PE12 0EL or email





Dachshund of The Year 2022 will be held on Saturday 28th January 2023 at Yew Lodge Hotel & Conference Centre, Packington Hill, Kegworth, DE74 2DF and judging will start at 10.30 am (doors open at 9:30 am). The special guest judge will be announced on the day.


Tickets cost £25.00 include a hot drink on arrival and a buffet lunch. Souvenir programmes will be available at a cost of £5.00, pre-booked only.


Tickets are available from the Dachshund Club President. Contact by email at

Dachshund Club Handbook 2020 - 2023

If you are interested in showcasing your dogs and their wins why not take a page and advertise in our next edition of the Dachshund Club Handbook which will be printed at the end of 2023 and be available at Crufts 2024 - download the form complete the application & return to John Bennett

Change of Judge
Championship Show 19.11.22
Wires - Zena Thorn-Andrews

Please be aware that due to personal reasons Mr Glen Dymock is unable to judge Wires at our championship show in November 2022 - Wires will now be judged by Zena Thorn-Andrews (Subject to KC approval)

Gopi Krishnan - judge of Miniature Wire Haired at our championship show 19th November 2022

Studying in the UK for nine years afforded Gopi the opportunity to attend dog shows every weekend and the many hours spent ringside, showing, visiting top kennels and breeders helped foster Gopi’s love and interest in the Dachshund. Together with his brother Robbie, the HACIENDA prefix was registered in 1994 and their first litter registered in 1999. In 2008, Gopi married Christine and since then she has also been part of the Hacienda prefix. Focused on getting the best lines, they have imported dogs from the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, USA, Finland & South Africa.


Hacienda have successfully owned, co-owned, campaigned (owner exhibited) and titled 161 Champions in Std. Smooth, Std. Longhaired & Min. Longhaired Dachshunds, English Setter and Cocker Spaniels. Of the 161 Champions, 111 are proudly homebred HACIENDA Champions, both locally and overseas in 25 countries around the world (Australia, England, Ireland, USA, Canada, Brazil, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Italy, Switzerland, Poland, Slovenia, Estonia, Russia, New Zealand, South Africa, Japan, Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, the Philippines, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam) with others on track to their titles in various other countries. Several of these homebred Champions are proudly Multiple All Breeds Best in Show Winners overseas and Grand Champions.


Having worked for the best part of his life in the Advertising industry and then in the IT sector, Gopi today runs his boutique Digital Marketing Consultancy & Agency, specialising in content and branding, with the aim of giving existing and new companies better and stronger online visibility and presence. Gopi’s love of animals and his interest in the promotion of responsible pet ownership has led to his involvement with PAWS Animal Welfare Society, which he served as in the capacity of President for 6 years and which he served as Secretary for several years before resigning in 2018, but remains as an advisor to the Board. Gopi has also served on the Malaysian Kennel Association’s (MKA) Board for several terms and currently continues to serve as the Immediate Past President. Gopi also serves on the FCI Asia, Africa & Oceania Section Board as Vice President.


Gopi joined the MKA judges training scheme in the 1990’s and since then he has had the privilege to judge in Malaysia, the Philippines, UK, India, China, Thailand, Taiwan, Japan, Indonesia, Korea, Hong Kong, Myanmar, Ireland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Estonia, Croatia, Norway, Denmark, The Netherlands, Italy, Switzerland, Finland, Germany, South Africa, Lebanon, Mexico, Costa Rica, Brazil, Colombia, Uruguay, Peru, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Gopi is a licensed MKA & FCI International All Breeds judge.

Dachshund Club Championship Show 19th November 2022

We are delighted to welcome Mr John Bower who will be judging Miniature Smooths at our forthcoming show and he has kindly provided us with a brief overview of his history in the breed:

MR JOHN BOWER (Nicholyev) [Australia]

I purchased my first dachshund in 1962, a standard smooth that I showed for a while, but he was not a show dog and he lived as our house pet until he passed away at 16 years of age. We then purchased two standard longs, a red male who was Mountchlown breeding, and a Black & Tan female who was Albany breeding, and so we were hooked. Over the years we have owned bred Longs, Miniature Longs,  Smooths, Miniature Smooths, Miniature Wires, Bassets, Basenjis, Salukis, Whippets and British Bulldogs. The Standard Long Australian/New Zealand Ch Nicholyev Highland Lad won the point score for the Dachshund Club of NSW 4 yrs in a row a feat never repeated, also 20 BIS awards. Standard Smooth Australian/New Zealand Ch Nicholyev Good ‘n’ Tough was also a Multi BIS winner in Australia and New Zealand. At present we have a Kennel of 22 Dachshunds and most weekends are spend at Dog Shows. I am fortunate that my Daughter and Granddaughter now show the dogs. I have judged in most States in Australia, New Zealand both Islands, Scotland and England. I have exported dogs to New Zealand, Singapore, India, Hong Kong and Scotland. I would like to thank The Dachshund Club for inviting me to judge Miniature Smooths & I look forward to seeing some top-quality dogs.

John Bower.

Eye testing session at Dachshund Club Championship Show Saturday 19th November 2022
Kennel Club Buildings, Stoneleigh Park, Nr Coventry CV8 2LZ

Prof. Peter Bedford officiating

All dachshunds booked for an eye test on the day receive a subsidy of £25 by kind permission of the Health Fund of Dachshund Health UK (reg. charity)
*In addition a further £5 per dachshund subsidy will be offered by the Dachshund Club to its members (please confirm your DC membership stuatus when booking)

All other breeds are welcome at £50 per dog - microchips will be checked please bring your KC registration papers

To book, contact Daphne Graham on 01335 350248 or email

March 4th 2022 


A message from Tony Allcock OBE, Chairman of The Kennel Club, in respect of the invasion of Ukraine by the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation:

The Kennel Club shares the world’s dismay and devastation at the horrifying atrocities being witnessed in Ukraine, following the invasion by the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation and as a result we recently announced that no exhibitors living in Russia will be allowed to compete at Crufts 2022.

These actions are a violation of human rights that are leaving those people in our canine community, and beyond fearing for their lives and as an organisation focussed on animal welfare our hearts are also breaking for all the dogs and animals affected by this invasion. We will be donating £25,000 via the Kennel Club Charitable Trust, which will be matched by The Trust itself, giving a total of £50,000 to the FCI (Federation Cynologique Internationale), which is in a position via its network of Kennel Clubs in both Ukraine and bordering countries of Poland and Hungary, to help those breeders, owners and their dogs, who are desperately in need.

We are also taking a series of further steps to ensure that our condemnation of this attack is reflected throughout all areas of our work, although we do this with heavy hearts and with full recognition that this is a war driven by the leaders of the country and not the people. Going forwards and until further notice:

- Judges licensed by the Russian/Belarusian Kennel Federations will no longer be able to judge at Kennel Club shows and events

-Entry to all Kennel Club competitions (including and beyond Crufts 2022) will no longer be allowed by those living in Russia and Belarus

-Judges and exhibitors are strongly advised not to judge or exhibit at canine events in Russia/Belarus, out of respect for the current situation, and in line with government guidance about the safety of travel and Russian qualifying shows for Crufts 2023 have been withdrawn

-The Kennel Club will no longer accept Authority to Compete applications from these countries, which allow overseas dogs to compete at shows

-Licensed shows and events will be strongly advised to no longer allow exhibitors living in Russia/Belarus to their shows, by applying the regulation of the right to refuse entry

-Import registrations from and exports to Russia and Belarus will be refused

Our hearts and thoughts are with every person and animal who is affected by this tragic conflict. Those who wish to donate money towards helping dogs and their owners in Ukraine may do so via

All money donated to The Kennel Club Charitable Trust between now and the end of Crufts at midnight on 13 March 2022 will be ringfenced for the Ukrainian appeal and thereafter will remain as a donation option. Kennel Club Charitable Trust collection points will also be on Kennel Club stands at Crufts.

Tony Allcock OBE


FCI Announcement 1st March 2022


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