The UK Teckel Stud Book Society

Latest News: Midland Game Fair 16 Sept. 2006

Updated: 01/07/08
The UK Teckel Stud Book Society was founded in 1999
by Nick Valentine, Brenda and Trevor Humphrey for the
benefit of owners of working Teckels.
The Society provides facilities to record UK working
Teckels, a puppy register and details of dogs available
at stud.  It is the objective of the Society to keep an
accurate register of pedigrees of working Teckels.
A pedigree tracing service is also offered.
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The UK Teckel Stud Book Society
22 Caer Cynffig, North Cornelly
Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan, Wales CF33 4NE
Tel: 01656-744234 & Fax: 01989-750877
E-mail: teckel-society

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UK Teckel History:
Teckels were first founded in this country by Mr Richard Brydges-Price in the 1970's when Xitty Vom Heiligenkopf
and Rastus worked alongside him at Petworth.  Then came Jaro Vom Lehrschen Forst (Flint) and Kosi V.L.F. (Anna).
They had their last litter in 1998.
Mr Garrick Hawkes came next, with a German import, Birke Von Der Magnetbahn who came into the country
in 1990, in whelp to Gaunner Vom Gesselnerfeld and she gave birth to 8 pups while in quarantine.
We have now introduced a new bloodline into the stock.  He is one of the Icelandic dogs (Chocolate & Tan) 
that were born in quarantine in 1998 and his progeny are looking very nice.

To these people, we the Teckel owners are most grateful.  These Teckels and their progeny are the foundation
stock in the UK Teckel Stud Book Society.

After many months of tracing pedigrees and discussions, Nick Valentine, Trevor and Brenda Humphries 
decided it was time to found a Teckel Society to be able to register all Teckels.  We have also produced a
Society Handbook called "The Teckel" which is on sale for 6.
Society Founders:
Nick Valentine is a Master and huntsman of Ryeford Chase in Hereford.  He has 10 couples of Teckels and 30
couples of Petit Griffon Vendeen Basset Hounds.  
Trevor Humphrey is a professional deerstalker for Hearne Woodland and Wildlife Ltd.  He stalks in East Anglia,
Dorset and Devon.
Brenda Humphrey is the Kennel Maid, Secretary, Telephonist and General Dogsbody, as well as being a keen fly
Teckel Information:
Teckels will not be turned away while the Stud Book is open.  They all have a category to go in.  Confirmation
of pedigrees will be required and the onus falls upon the applicant to provide this, with the name and address
of the breeder.  At the present time, we hold the pedigrees of all imported Teckels and most dogs can be 
traced, even when no pedigree exists, once the breeder is known.

CATEGORY A: Full pedigree Teckel
One Grandparent Dachshund = 25%, or One Great-Grandparent of unknown breeding,
or any other  = 12.5% allowed.

CATEGORY B: First cross Teckel and Dachshund, and pure Teckels with one parent of unregistered or
unknown breeding.  Category "B" dogs' progeny can be upgraded to full status when bred to a fully registered
category "A" dog.

CATEGORY C: Teckels with no pedigree, show-bred Dachshunds and first crosses of a Teckel with any other 
breed of dog.  All progeny of category "C" dogs can be upgraded to category "B" when bred to a fully registered
"A" Teckel.

Note: All registrations are accepted at the discretion of the Registrar, who reserves the right to refuse an entry
if it is thought to contravene Society rules.  Authenticity of pedigrees is the responsibility of people registering
dogs and the Society cannot accept liability for any inaccuracy.
Recognised Colour Variations:
Black & Tan
Chocolate & Tan
Solid Red
No pedigree?  We may be able to trace one, for a fee.
If not, it will go into a category.   After 3 generations of
offspring mating with a pure Teckel, they will go into full
Registration Fees:
Registration per dog	5.00	
Litter Registration by Breeder, per pup	2.50
Transfers by new owners	5.00 (Transfer Form)
Pedigree Tracing Service	5.00
Puppies For Sale Register	FREE
Stud Dog Register	FREE
All Application Forms must be accompanied by the appropriate fees
All cheques (crossed) payable to:
"Teckel Stud Book Society"
Links to other working Teckel web-sites:
New York State
North American Teckel Club
FCI Teckel Standard
Teckel Talk NATC Newsletter
vom Lehrschen Forst Teckels
Born to Track
Tracking Dogs Message Board
Other Links:
UK Guide to Wirehaired Dachshunds
Shropshire Game Fair 2005
Shropshire Game Fair 2001:
The Shropshire Game Fair held on 26th August 2001 saw a gathering of working Teckels, in the sunshine at Chetwynd Park.
The judge was Bernd Kugow.  Read his critique below.  Here are some photos of those taking part...

Parade of Class winners for BIS

Parade for Best in Show

Wire Dog Class

The Wire Dog Class

Wire Bitch Class

The Wire Bitch Class

Show-bred Class

The Show-bred Class

Brace Class

The Brace Class
Teckel Show - Judge's Critique
Thank you all for allowing me to go over your dogs and for entering and accepting all decisions very sportingly.  Some exhibitors asked what I was looking for and I will do my best to explain (English is my second language, as I am German!)
I feel it is important to show working dogs, to ensure that conformation and type remain true to the standard.  Otherwise, you end up with any short legged, long, good hunting dog, which may not be true to type - or the breed standard.  It is necessary that neither discipline takes precedence over the other - both sides should encourage each other for the ultimate good of the breed.  What is better than a good looking, good working dog.  I hope you all enjoyed your day as much as I enjoyed judging your exhibits, the quality gave me real hope for the future.  The hard work of Brenda, Trevor and Nick is really paying dividends and I am sure they must be delighted with the progress in the breed.
Overall, the quality of the exhibits was good, with a couple of outstanding specimens on show.  It is important, if you show your dog, to present it to the best of your ability.  Just because your dog works, does not mean that he doesn't need grooming.  Some exhibits were badly in need of brushing and coats tidying.  However, most teeth were sparkling and nails, on the whole, were short and clean, there were several dogs I could have easily taken home!  I checked the length of upper arm in all exhibits as one of the problems in the dachshund generally is short upper arm which leads to incorrect and restricted front movement, lacking the required reach.  Happily, most were adequate in this department.  If you breed, this is definitely something to look out for, it isn't always easy to correct.
I was looking for my idea of a typical working Teckel, the kind I grew up with in Germany and which has been so altered by the English showring.  I looked for a specimen without exaggeration, which was balanced and could move freely.  I found this in my Best in Show, with the Reserve Best in Show and the Best Puppy also pleasing greatly.  Coat types differed but all three were excellent specimens in their own right - it's a shame the Reserve went lame in the final challenge, he pushed the Best in Show all the way.  The movement of the Best in Show was the best I have seen in the English showring and he looked as though he could work all day.  That's what I was looking for - dogs which can't cope with three inches of grass will never be able to do the job for which they were intended and it pleased me that all the exhibits had adequate ground clearance.  It was refreshing to find that so many people work their Teckels and most specimens were well muscled and fit - there is nothing worse than a fat Teckel.  There was also an absolutely stunning exhibit, who unfortunately, only had one descended testicle, he could worry the best if he was entire.
Thank you all again and I look forward to watching the gene pool grow with interest.

Bernd Kugow