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Welcome to the Minnesota Dachshund Club Web Site!

The Minnesota Dachshund Club ("MDC"), founded in 1945, is a non-profit organization dedicated to the improvement and welfare of the Dachshund breed.  Our members participate in a wide variety of activities with our Dachshunds: conformation shows, obedience trials, earth dog tests, field trials, tracking trials, and Canine Good Citizen tests and therapy dog work. The Club is licensed by The American Kennel Club ("AKC") to hold these events under AKC rules.

Important Announcements

Minnesota Dachshund Club Specialties

The 2016 shows will be held August 25th and 26th at the Washington County Fairgrounds, 12300 40th ST N, Lake Elmo, MN.

MDC Poster 2016
In 2014 and 2015, we had excellent classes both days, including a number of 5-point majors in conformation.

MDC Specialty events are held in conjunction with the St. Croix Valley Kennel Club All Breed and Combined Specialties Shows at the Washington Co Fairgrounds

Location: Washington County Fairgrounds
12300 North 40th St., Lake Elmo, Minnesota 55042
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Entries Closed (All Events) August 10, 2016.

Judging Schedule

Conformation judging starts at 12:00 both Thursday and Friday.

Obedience starts at 9:00 Thursday and 9:10 Friday, in both cases followed by Rally, at 10:30 Thursday and 10:55 Friday. This link will take you to the whole judging program for the cluster of shows.

Alternative link for judging program

Premium List

The premium list is digital only (no paper mailings). Here's a link to the premium list for the combined specialties and the all-breed shows (right click on the link and "save as") at the Washington County Fairgrounds:

NOTE Premium List Corrections: be sure your copy of the premium list was downloaded with the corrections, which cover DCA award criteria on page 46, Additional Show Activities on page 48 (missing on earlier copies on the superintendent's site), and the address for the Obedience and Rally judge for Friday.

The superintendant is Onofrio Dog Shows, PO Box 25764, Oklahoma City, OK 73125, Phone: (405) 427-8181,

Link to page with the link above.

Minnesota Dachshund Club's premium list is on pages 43-48.

***NOTE*** that the announcement of Additional Show Activities (hospitality, raffles, earthdog demo, post-show dinner) is in the end of the MDC premium list, after the Rally Zinformation.

Remember that the dinner requires advance reservations.

If you have questions, please contact the show chairman.

PLEASE CIRCULATE the premium list link as widely as possible.

See you at the show!

2016 Harvest Moon Classic logo

The Trials will be part of the Harvest Moon Classic 2016: Over the Moon, a cluster of nine trials in October.

Dates are:
   Fri 10/7 Badger DC Trial
   Sat 10/8 Badger DC Trial
   Sun 10/9 MDC Trial
   Mon 10/10 MDC Trial
   Tues 10/11 MDC Trial
   Thurs 10/13 DC of Great Lakes Trial
   Fri 10/14 DC of Great Lakes Trial
   Mon 10/15 Madison Area DC Trial
   Tues 10/16 Madison Area DC Trial

Premium List for the field trial cluster (with show location, hotels, and other important show information) Right click on the link and "save as."


One Licensed All-Breed Earthdog Test – Wednesday, October 12, 2016 (Morning)
Canine Good Citizen Test – CGC, CGCA, CGCU - by appointment Introduction to Nose Work Seminar - Wednesday, October 12, 2016 (Afternoon)

Location: Northern Illinois Beagle Grounds, 8702 Elevator Road,  Roscoe, IL
(Note: This is one of the best field trial grounds in the country!)

Minnesota Responsible Dog Ownership Day
The 8th Annual Minnesota Responsible Dog Ownership Day will be held on September 10th from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
Details are on the Events Page.

This event is offered by the All-breed, Group and Specialty Dog clubs in the area as a fun-filled educational opportunity.

We will offer “Meet the Breed” from among clubs representing over 90 breeds, agility, rally, obedience, weight pull and conformation; microchipping your dog; a free sanctioned B Match {a sort of practice dog show} with conformation, obedience and rally; a limited amount of free Canine Good Citizen and Canine Good Citizen Community tests; and Free admission and parking.

Check the event's Facebook page for additional event details and updated attractions. Much of this information is also on the RDOD Web page RDOD in MN and the AKC's site at

Contact Information:
         Contact Name: Pat or Judy Cunningham

Club Contact Information

For club membership information and information on the club, please contact:

Connie Levell at or call 507-467-3076.
or see our "About" page

For breeder or puppy referrals, please contact:

Carolyn Lewis at or call 763-389-0155.

Visit these web sites for more information about Dachshunds and purebred dogs:

Information on Dachshund Field Trialing

Earthdog Information