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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

2012 Minnesota Dachshund Club Specialties
The 2012 shows will be August 23rd and 24th (Thursday and Friday of the first week of the Minnesota State Fair).

Minnesota Dachshund Club Field Trial

Harvest Moon Classic logo

Our 2012 Field Trials will again be at the Northern Illinois Beagle Grounds in Roscoe, IL. This year, our Trials will be Sunday and Monday, October 7th and 8th, as part of the Harvest Moon Classic, a cluster of eight trials running from October 5th through the 14th.

In addition, MDC will sponsor two Earthdog Tests on Tuesday, October 9th

Current Schedule for the Events

Fri   10/5    Badger DC Field Trial
Sat   10/6    Badger DC Field Trial
Sun   10/7    MDC Field Trial
Mon   10/8    MDC Field Trial
Tues  10/9    MDC Earthdog Tests (2 tests in ONE day)
Thurs  10/11   DC of Great Lakes Field Trial
Fri   10/12   DC of Great Lakes Field Trial
Sat   10/13   Madison DC Field Trial
Sun   10/14   Madison DC Field Trial

There will be a consolidated premium list. Details will be posted later. Particulars are not available yet, but there is also to be a Canine Good Citizenship Test on Wednesday, sponsored by a different club.

MDC Annual Meeting

We held our 2011 Annual Meeting at Total Recall Dog Training in Forest Lake on Saturday, September 24th.
Several new directors were elected for 2012, as were officers.

Minnesota Responsible Dog Ownership Day
AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day will be held again in 2012 on the Saturday after Labor Day.

Club Contact Information

For puppy and breed referral, club membership information, and club information, please contact:

Alyce Gilbertsen at or call 763-389-4622.
or see our "About" page


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

Information on Dachshund Field Trialing

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