Founded in 1895, we are one of the oldest parent clubs recognized by the American Kennel Club.

Our rich history and passion for the breed make us the Dachshund’s champion in the US. So whether you’re looking for a loving companion, or want to learn more about AKC sanctioned events for Dachshunds, we’re here to help.




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Do you think a Dachshund is the right fit for your lifestyle?


We have compiled a number of tools and guidelines to make this process a successful one for you and your family. Please take the time to explore all of these materials to learn more about our wonderful breed.


Let us help you find a reputable DCA Member Breeder to help you in your search for your new family member.


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While the Dachshund cannot claim the ancient lineage of other breeds, there is agreement among enthusiasts that the Dachshund is one of a kind.


With its unique outline and broad array of colors and patterns, it is also one of very few multi-purpose hunting breeds that can do it all – go to ground, track, flush game and retrieve.


Clever, a bit stubborn, and courageous to the point of rashness, Dachshunds are a wonderful breed. See below for more public education about the breed.




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