Kanichenteckel Zwinger Vom Weberschlösschen

The process of breeding dachshunds that are eligible for DTK pedigrees is highly regulated.
Following are some requirements:

  • A breeder has to be a member of the DTK and our group NATC and then he/she has to register his/her kennel with the DTK. A proposed kennel name is published in Der Dachshund and in the Teckel-Zuchtbuch. A breeder is allocated a code, which will be used for tattooing puppies.
  • Both parents, dam and sire, of the prospective litter must meet breeding eligibility criteria: (See Breeding and Registration Regulation BRR chart below)they must have a conformation rating of at least Sehr Gut ("Very Good") at the age of at least 15 months,
  • Zwergteckel and Kanichenteckel have to be measured after they are 15 month to make sure they will stay in the breed class they are breed in. Kaninchenteckel 30cm and below, Zwergteckel 30-35cm
  • A dog has to pass a temperament test as of 1.1.2010
  • A dog have to be at least 15 month old at the time of breeding and they have to be free of PRA (Progressive Retinal Atrophy) and cataracts (A special eye exam called CERF is required prior to the first breeding and then every two years up to age of 7).  
  • A certificate of mating has to be completed. 
  • breeder has to report a litter to the Breed Warden within 8 days of whelping. The Breed Warden will inspect the litter when the puppies are between 8 and 12 weeks of age. He/she will also tattoo the puppies at this time.

      Breeding Permits





Breed Registry Entry

DTK or FCI Pedigree, Registry Certificate

DTK or FCI Pedigree, Registry Certificate

Minimum Age

15 months

15 months

Maximum Age


8 years

Conformation result from a DTK






All results from DTK - shows must be recorded

At least very good (sg) after 9 months of age; a good (g) combined with Spurlaut and an additional performance title.  Sires, living outside of Germany must show valid documentation. This includes especially proof of acceptable Formwert, awarded by a FCI-recognized conformation judge and an eye exam conforming to the regulations. Note 1.5.2.

At least very good (sg) after 9 months of age; a good (g) combined with Spurlaut and an additional performance title.

Chest circumference measurements for Miniature and Kaninchen (those with Z or K in the Breed Registry number)

Determined at a DTK -Zuchtschau after 15 months of age in conjunction with a conformation result

Determined at a DTK -Zuchtschau after 15 months of age in conjunction with a conformation result

Interval between litters


No breeding for 10 months if two successive litters within 12 months, counting from the whelping date. If the suspension is ignored, it will be extended another 10 months, counting from the end of the original breeding suspension

Eye exam with negative results for PRA and cataracts* and keratitis

Prior to first breeding. Validity of exam: 2 years. Negative results up to age 7

Prior to first breeding. Validity of exam: 2 years.  Negative results up to age 7


Only healthy dogs permitted to breed. Vaccinations required against Distemper, Hepatitis, Leptospirosis, Parvovirosis and Rabies

Only healthy dogs permitted to breed.  Vaccinations required against Distemper, Hepatitis, Leptospirosis, Parvovirosis and Rabies

* Will be changed once current scientific research is completed.


New Requirement for Breeding

Starting 01 Jan 2010 every teckel entering the breeding program must be proven to be of sound temperament. This can be accomplished as follows:

  • Successfully passed BHP 1 or BHP-G (Companion Dog Test)
  • Successfully passed BHPS 1 or BHPS-G (Companion Dog Test, Advanced Level)
  • Successfully passed Spurlaut Test
  • Successfully passed hunting test (Gun Shyness and Water Test do not count)
  • Temperament test during a Zuchtschau
  • The DTK wants to indroduce a test for new breeders to show knowlege about breeding and genetics 

The temperament test consists of the following parts:

  • Noise sensitivity (see BHP 1 regulations B 1.4)
  • Behavior on the table during examination
  • Behavior during the examination of the dentition
  • Behavior in the ring

*All our puppies are sold as pet puppies, because at 8 weeks we cannot know if they will meet the breeding eligibility of the DTK regulations at 15 month.*

Many American and Canadian dachshund breeders are not familiar with the concept of Breeder Warden. In the DTK system the Breed Commission, the State Breed Wardens and Group/Section Breed Wardens are available to all members for advice in breed matters. They supervise the breeding and observance of the breeding regulations. Responsibilities of the Breed Warden are numerous:

1. Kennel inspections The Breed Warden is authorized to inspect the kennel at anytime - even without notice - in order to advise the breeders and is obliged to watch out for the compliance with the breeding regulations. A kennel inspection must be conducted: after application for a kennel name (pre inspection), as a routine check with every litter inspection and In response to suspicion of irregularities.

2. Litter inspection The litter inspection shall be conducted no earlier than 8 weeks and no later than 12 weeks of age and it consists of:

a) Inspection of the kennel

b ) Examination of:

  • kennel book - all litters are entered in accordance with the litter registration application and the location of the puppies with complete address and phone number of the buyers (at least from the previous litter)
  • pedigrees - in accordance with the litter registration application, age of the parent animals on the day of the mating, check of the tattoo number of the bitch, Formwert (rating), chest circumference, eye examination, litter spacing and the possession of breeding permission of the owner, if different than breeder - review possible special permit
  • kennel registration card - important with the first litter, later also acceptable in form of a copy
  • membership fees - have to be current
  • shot records of the puppies - primary immunizations of the puppies against SHLP

c) Evaluation of the litter. The bitch and puppies will be physically examined and observations will be noted concerning the following:

  • bitch - dietary and health condition, examination of teats, check for scars of cesarean section.
  • puppies - dietary and health condition, improperly healed naval, as well as eliminating faults; sick and undernourished puppies indicated by dull coat, bloated bellies, teary eyes and nasal discharge as well as puppies with external parasites and scaly skin are not allowed to be accepted. Readily recognizable faults in puppies: all faults of the tail, overshot or undershot mouth, wry mouth, missing canines or incisors, no testicle.

d) Examination of the litter registration application2e)

e) Tattooing of the puppies

   FCI Standard # 148 DACHSHUND

TRANSLATION: Mr. Paschoud and his collaborators, updated by Mrs.C.Seidler.
ORIGIN: Germany
UTILIZATION: Hunting dog above and below ground.
CLASSIFICATION F.C.I.: Group 4 Dachshunds. With working trial.
: The Dachshund, also called Dackel or Teckel, has been known since the Middle Ages. From the « Bracken », dogs were constantly bred which were specially suitable for hunting below ground. From these short legged dogs, the Dachshund evolved and was recognised as one of the most versatile and useful breeds of hunting dogs. He also has excellent achievements above ground, hunting while giving tongue, searching and tracking wounded game. The oldest Club devoted to the breeding of Dachshunds is the « Deutsche Teckelklub » e.V., founded in 1888. For decades the Dachshund has been bred in three sizes (Teckel, Miniature Teckel and Rabbit Teckel) and in three different kinds of coat (Smooth-haired, Wire-haired and Long-haired).

: Low, short legged, elongated but compact build, very muscular with cheeky, challenging head carriage and alert facial expression. His general appearance is typical of his sex. In spite of his legs being short in relation to the long body, he is very mobile and lithe.

MPORTANT PROPORTIONS: With the distance above ground level of about one third of the height at withers, the body length should be in harmonious relation to height at withers, about 1 to 1,7 - 1,8.

BEHAVIOUR /TEMPERAMENT: Friendly by nature, neither nervous nor aggressive, with even temperament. Passionate, persevering and fast hunting dog with an excellent nose.

HEAD: Elongated as seen from above and in profile. Tapering uniformly towards the nose leather yet not pointed. Superciliary ridges clearly defined. Nasal cartilage and bridge of nose, long and narrow.

Skull: Rather flat, gradually merging with the slightly arched nasal bridge.
Stop: Only indicated.

Leather well developed.
Muzzle: Long, sufficiently broad and strong. Can be opened wide, split to level of eye.
Lips: Taut fitting, covering the lower jaw well.
Jaws/Teeth: Well developed upper and lower jaw. Scissor bite, even and closing firmly. Ideally, complete set of 42 teeth according to requirements for a dog’s mouth with strong Canines exactly fitting into each other.
Eyes: Medium size, oval, set well apart, with clear energetic yet friendly expression. Not piercing. Colour bright, dark reddish brown to blackish brown in all coat colours. Wall, fish or pearl eyes in dapple dogs are not desired but may be tolerated.
Ears: Set on high, not too far forward. Sufficiently long but not exaggerated. Rounded, not narrow, pointed or folded. Mobile with front edge lying close to cheek.

NECK: Sufficiently long, muscular. Tight fitting skin on throat. Lightly arched nape of neck, carried freely and high.

Upper line: Blending harmoniously from neck to slightly sloping croup.
Withers: Pronounced.
Back: Behind the high withers, topline running from the thoracic vertebrae straight or slightly inclined to the rear. Firm and well muscled.
Loins: Strongly muscled. Sufficiently long.
Croup: Broad and sufficiently long. Slightly sloping.
Chest: Sternum well developed and so prominent that slight depressions appear on either side. The ribcage, seen from the front, is oval. Seen from above and the side, it is roomy, giving plenty of space for the heart and lung development. Ribs carried well back. With correct length and angulation of shoulder blade and upper arm, the front leg covers the lowest point of the sternal line in profile.
Underline and Belly: Slight tuck up.

TAIL: Not set on too high, carried in continuation of topline. A slight curve in the last third of the tail is permitted.

Strongly muscled, well angulated. Seen from front, clean front legs, standing straight with good strength of bone; feet pointing straight forward.
Pliant muscles. Long sloping shoulder blade, fitting close to chest.
Upper arm: Equal in length to shoulder blade, set almost at right angle to same. Strong boned and well muscled, close fitting to ribs but free in movement.
Elbows: Turning neither in nor out.
Forearm: Short, yet so long that the dog’s distance from the ground is about one third of its height at withers. As straight as possible.
Pastern joints: Slightly closer together than the shoulder joints.
Pastern: Seen from the side, should be neither steep nor noticeably inclined forward.
Front feet: Toes close together, well arched with strong, resistant, well cushioned pads and short strong nails. The fifth toe has no function but must not be removed.

Strongly muscled, in correct proportion to forequarters. Strong angulation of stifles and hock joints. Hindlegs parallel standing neither close nor wide apart.
Upper thigh: Should be of good length and well muscled.
Stifle (joint): Broad and strong with pronounced angulation.
Lower thigh: Short, almost at right angle to upper thigh. Well muscled.
Hock joint: Clean with strong tendons.
Hock: Relatively long, mobile towards lower thigh. Lightly curved forward.
Hind feet: Four close knit toes, well arched. Standing firmly on strong pads.

GAIT / MOVEMENT : Movement should be ground covering, flowing and energetic, with far reaching front strides without much lift, and strong rear drive movement should produce slightly springy transmission to backline. Tail should be carried in harmonious continuation of backline, slightly sloping. Front and hindlegs have parallel movement.

SKIN: Tight fitting.


The sleek shiny coat, with undercoat and close fitting to body, is longer at the throat and on underside of body. On leathers the hair must extend beyond the lower edge of ears (feathering). Distinct feathers on rear side of legs. Achieves its greatest length on underside of tail and there forms a veritable flag.
COLOUR: COLOUR : a) Whole-coloured : Red, reddish yellow, yellow, all with or without
interspersed black hairs. A clear colour is preferable and red is of greater value
than reddish yellow or yellow. Even dogs with strongly interspersed black hairs
are classed as whole-colour, not as other colours. White is not desired but single
small spots do not disqualify. Nose and nails black. reddish-brown is also
permissible but not desirable.
b) Two-coloured : Deep black or brown, each with tan or yellow
markings (« Brand ») over eyes, on sides of muzzle and of lower lip, on inner
edge of leathers, on forechest, on inside and rear side of legs, also on the feet,
round the vent and from there reaching to about one third or one-half of the
underside of the tail. Nose and nails black in black dogs, brown in brown dogs.
White is not desired but single small spots do not disqualify. Tan or yellow
marking (« Brand ») too wide spread is undesirable.
c) Dappled (Tiger-brindle, brindle) : The basic colour is always the dark
colour (black, red or grey). Desired are irregular grey or beige patches
(large patches not desired). Neither the dark nor the light colour should be
predominant. The colour of a brindle Dachshund is red or yellow with darker brindle.
Nose and toenails are the same as with the whole- and two-coloured.

Dachshund : Circumference of chest 35 cm. Upper weight limit about 9 kg.
Miniature Dachshund : Circumference of chest from 30 to 35 cm measured when at least 15 months old.
Rabbit Dachshund : Chest circumference up to 30 cm measured when at least 15 months.

Weight: Standard Dachshund up to about 9 kg.

FAULTS: Any departure from the foregoing points should be considered a fault and the seriousness with which the fault should be regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree.

• M3 (Molar 3) are not to be considered when judging. Lack of 2PM1 (Premolar 1) is not to be penalised. The absence of PM2 should be regarded as a fault, if other than M3, no other teeth are missing, also a departure from the correctly closing scissor bite.


  • Weak, long-legged or body trailing on ground.
  • The absence of teeth other than those described among « faults » or « eliminating faults ».
  • Wall eye in any colour other than dapple.
  • Pointed, very folded ear leathers.
  • Body suspended between shoulders.
  • Hollow back, roach back.
  • Weak loins.
  • Marked running up at rear (croup higher than withers).
  • Chest too weak.
  • Flanks with whippety-like tuck up.
  • Badly angulated fore- and hindquarters.
  • Narrow hindquarters, lacking muscle.
  • Cow hocks or bow legs.
  • Feet turning markedly inwards or outwards.
  • Splayed toes.
  • Heavy, clumsy, waddling movement


  • Coat of equal length all over body.
  • Wavy or shaggy coat.
  • Lack of flag (tail).
  • Lack of overhanging feathering on ears.
  • Short coat.
  • Pronounced parting in coat on back.
  • Hair too long between toes.
  • Very anxious or aggressive nature.
  • Overshot or undershot mouth, wry mouth.
  • Faulty position of the lower canines.
  • Absence of one or more canines; absence of one or more incisors.
  • Lack of other premolars or molars.
    Exceptions : The two PM1, one PM2 without consideration of M3, as mentioned under Faults.
  • Chest : Sternum cut off.
  • Any fault of tail.
  • Very loose shoulders.
  • Knuckling over in pasterns.
  • Black colour without markings (Brand); white colour with or without markings (Brand).
  • Colours other than those listed under "Colour".
  • Lack of other premolars or molars.
    Exceptions : The two PM1, one PM2 without consideration of M3, as mentioned under Faults.
  • Chest : Sternum cut off.
  • Any fault of tail.
  • Very loose shoulders.
  • Knuckling over in pasterns.
  • Black colour without markings (Brand); white colour with or without markings (Brand).
  • Colours other than those listed under "Colour".
  • Any dog clearly showing physical or behavioural abnormalities shall be disqualified
  • Males should have two apparently normal testicles fully decented in to the scotum.