The DCA Board voted to implement a new price of $75.00 for each five inch bronze plaque on January 1, 2015. As result, there are new order forms and a new price. After January 1, 2015, new forms must be used for all orders. Applications using the old form will be returned to the club.
Several changes have been made to the agreement form and the order form. Please read these documents carefully and follow the instructions. Incomplete forms will be returned to the club with instructions to complete the form and resubmit it.
In addition, the wording for the premium list has been slightly modified. Please send the new language to the publisher of your premium list.
What is the DCA Trophy Program
The DCA Trophy program was started on the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Dachshund Club of America. In the beginning there was only one bronze plaque, the smooth-haired dachshund. On the occasion of the 75th anniversary of DCA, the long-haired and wire-haired bronze plaques were added. The original plaques were created by Katherine Ward Lane. In the early 2000’s, the molds for the plaques were deteriorating and needed to be redone. The long-haired plaque could not be salvaged and it was redesigned by Chris Baldwin.
Today the program consists of plaques for each coat in three different sizes: five inch, eight inch and eleven inch. The eleven inch plaque is only awarded at the Dachshund Club of America National Field Trial and Specialty show. The current program also includes several medallions. The bronze sunburst medallion is awarded for a variety of events. The pewter sunburst medallion is given as a gift to judges of DCA National events. The three-headed medallion, designed by Gina Leone, is only awarded at the DCA National specialty. The last item included in the program is the gold-filled pin which is sent to new members of DCA and is awarded for a variety of events.
Most items are awarded according to the number of entries or starters for an event.
Any AKC recognized Dachshund Club, in good standing with the trophy program, may purchase the DCA trophy plan. The plan can not be used by all-breed, hound or non-AKC clubs or organizations. Currently the DCA Trophy Plan is used at nearly 150 events a year.
Applications must be completely filled out and are due 3 months before the event. Applications that are incomplete or lack postage will be returned to sender.
The trophy plan must be implemented as approved by the DCA board. Clubs MAY NOT choose to offer a partial plan. Therefore, applications must be completely filled out. Partial orders can not be filled unless the club has indicated that they have the unordered items on hand.
Events are divided into club and DCA events. The club events are the ones sponsored by your club. The DCA events are DCA events that your club or DCA is hosting. Most of the time you will use the forms for a club event. However, if you are hosting a DCA event, be sure to use the current premium list language and the correct order form. This is especially important for specialty shows since medallions and not pins are awarded to Winners at these events.
A number of clubs have members who donate items back to the club. Clubs may use these items as long as they implement the trophy plan as approved by the DCA board. If your club is using donated items, you still must complete an agreement and order form and submit it to the trophy chairman. Be sure to identify the items which you have.
As always, if you have any questions, please ask the trophy chairman for help.
This is a special program and DCA hopes that the wide usage of the plan continues. The program currently is used at nearly 150 events year.