Mission and Purpose

Mission Statement


The mission of the Dachshund Club of America is to
promote the natural qualities of all purebred dachshunds. The club supports one standard of the breed as adopted by the membership and approved by the American Kennel Club as the only standard of excellence by which Dachshunds shall be judged. The Dachshund Club of America promotes canine health and wellbeing and ethical sportsmanship in all competitions, and protects and advances the interest of the breed. The Dachshund Club of America promulgates maintaining the dachshund as one breed with three varieties and two sizes.

The Mission Statement above is supported by the following excerpt from the Purpose section of the DCA Bylaws:


DCA Purpose

A. to do everything possible to bring the natural qualities of purebred Dachshunds to perfection;
B. to encourage the organization of independent Regional Dachshund Clubs in those localities where there are sufficient fanciers of the Breed to meet the requirements of The American Kennel Club;
C. to encourage members, breeders and exhibitors to accept the standard of the Breed as approved by The American Kennel Club as the only standard of excellence by which Dachshunds shall be judged;
D. to do everything in its power to protect and advance the interests of the Breed and to encourage sportsmanlike competition at dog shows, including field and obedience trials; and,
E. to conduct sanctioned matches and specialty shows, including field trials, obedience trials, Earthdog tests, tracking tests and agility trials pursuant to the rules of the American Kennel Club.


If the above meets your expectation, please proceed to the Membership Process section.

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