Become a Member

DCA Welcomes New Members. Joining this vibrant community of Dachshund enthusiasts is right for you IF:



  • You are an experienced owner of Dachshunds (who live in your home)



  • You have been actively supporting or participating in Dachshund events for at least 3 years



  • You want to expand your connections and learn more from others who are expert breeders, trainers, handlers, exhibitors and judges



  • If you’ve answered ‘yes’ to all of the above, read on!

Choose From One of Three Membership Types


Please click on the links below for more information about each membership type.

Single and Dual Residency Membership – For adults who reside within the United States


US Membership Application



Single and Dual Foreign Residency Membership – For adults who reside outside the United States


Foreign Application



Junior Membership – For Youths who are between 9 and 17 years old


Juniors Application



The DCA Membership Application Process is Simple


Fill out the appropriate DCA Membership Application form.


Use an attachment sheet if you need additional space to describe your history and experience with dachshunds. We’d love to learn more about you.


Have your two sponsors fill out and sign a Sponsor Questionnaire and help you prepare your membership application package (which should include these sponsor questionnaires). Local Dachshund club members are a great referral source for finding potential sponsors.


Include a check for the correct amount associated with the membership type you have chosen (equivalent to paying annual dues for the current calendar year – to attain good standing status).


Submit your application package to Georjan Bridger, DCA Membership Chair.  You will be contacted if any additional information is needed.


DCA Members: If you’ve missed the deadline to renew your dues, add $10 to the dues amount for your membership type to reinstate your membership.

Thank you for your interest in joining DCA.