Dachshunds Born With Recessive Coat Type Now Eligible To Be Registered in Corresponding Breed

Dachshunds born in litters of a different coat type to that of their parents, due to recessive genes, are now eligible to be entered in the register of the breed to which their coat most closely conforms, the Kennel Club has announced.

Annex D to Regulation B has been amended as follows:

1. When Chihuahuas (Smooth Coat) are mated any dog in the resulting litter shall be eligible for entry in the register of the breed to which its coat most closely conforms. Therefore, progeny may also be registered as Chihuahuas (Long Coat).

2. When Belgian Shepherd Dogs are mated any dog in the resulting litter shall be entered in the register of the breed to which its coat and/or colour most closely conforms.

3. When Collies (Smooth) are mated any dog in the resulting litter shall be eligible for entry in the register of the breed to which its coat most closely conforms. Therefore, progeny may also be registered as Collies (Rough).

4. When Dachshunds are mated any dog in the resulting litter shall be entered in the register of the breed to which its coat most closely conforms. This proviso does not allow for the interchange of Dachshunds between the two sizes.

(Addition in bold)

Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club Secretary, said: “It makes sense that Dachshunds born with a different coat type to that of their parents should be eligible to be entered in the register of the breed to which their coat most closely conforms, especially as a precedent already exists with the Chihuahua, Belgian Shepherd Dog and Collie breeds. However, we would point out that the Kennel Club reserves the right to DNA profile any litters where parentage may be in question.”


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