Thank you for your interest in our German Langhaarteckel vom Weberschlösschen. Our goal and commitment is to produce healthy and sound dachshund puppies with friendly and stable temperaments. Our breeding is carried out using the breeding guidelines of the Deutsche Teckel Klub and FCI (Federation Cynologiqué Internationale) Standard # 148 With these strict guidelines we can only use dogs that are suitable for breeding as outlined in the FCI standard Nr.148.
I did a lot of research about bloodlines before making our selection for dogs (Health, a correct conformation and sound temperament the most important aspects for us) that would become our foundation of our breeding program.
We started out with importing dogs from the motherland of the teckel – Germany. These dogs came out of superior champion lineage and had many titles and very important to us, they are very healthy and came from a healthy lineage.
Breeding these type of dachshunds in the USA is not very easy, at all. Overall there is lots more involved breeding DTK-FCI dogs. It is often complicated and costly, and at times frustrating because of the strict guidelines. For example we would select a nice puppies out of a litter, only to find out at 6 month that a certain tooth is missing, and that would exclude the puppies from the breeding program.
It involves lots of trips to Germany to carefully select new stud dogs since our gene pool is limited, or we have to travel to shows to Germany to have our dogs rated, judged and approved to be entered in our breeding program. At this time we are the only DTK approved longhair teckel breeder in the USA and cannot exchange bloodlines with other breeders here in the US.
Our DTK Group here in the USA, the NATC (North American Teckel Club) holds an annual Zuchtschau Conformation show where the teckels are judged under a FCI judge, wherein each dog is judged against the standard #148. The judges make detailed evaluations orally and in writing. Dogs entering the breeding program need to pass a temperament test, which is also offered at a conformation show.
We do encourage every new puppy family to participate in hunting seminars and obedience training that is offered by the NATC. Where they can get guidance and practice how to do blood tracking, water test, gun shyness and natural den test. BHP (Begleidhund Prüfung) which is like a good citizens dog test or basic obedience and it is called the DTK Companion Dog Test. A trained dog will be a happy dog!
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