Dachshund Club of America

Junior Showmanship

Junior’s Jurisdiction!

This area is for the Junior handler and Juniors who are interested in handling… particularly Dachshunds. If you have ideas for this area or like to write articles to be posted on this “Juniors only” page, email: kkostic1@verizon.net

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Junior Membership

The Dachshund Club of America offers a Junior Membership for Junior Handlers between the ages of 10 to 17. Junior members do not pay dues. They may not vote or hold an office. Upon turning 18, a junior member may apply to convert to the appropriate membership.

Prospective members need to fill out the DCA application and be sponsored by two DCA members in good standing. For the membership application and the sponsor forms, please go the membership section of the website. You may also contact the membership secretary,
Melissa Heymann
Ph: (847) 977 – 5009

Dachshund junior handlers who qualify with and exhibit a dachshund in junior showmanship at Westminster KC or the AKC Invitational are eligible for a $300 stipend per show. Junior handlers must be a current member of DCA, or have a parent or guardian who is a current member of DCA, to qualify for the stipend. Junior handlers must also provide proof of exhibiting a dachshund in junior showmanship at Westminster KC and/or the AKC Invitational