Friday, November 16, 2007

The Vintage Dapple Dachshund/Piebalds and the AKC

This is a great German postcard from 1920. You don't see such nice historical documentation of dapples very often; this looks like a smooth chocolate dapple. Actually, it almost looks like a chocolate piebald with ticking. Looks like there's a white tipped tail. We're not pattern experts here, can anyone help?

Meanwhile, one of your hosts, Joey, is still bewildered that as a piebald, he's not accepted as a breed standard by the AKC. This is a photo of almost 7-year-old Joey from this past Sunday. Joey says: "My piebald people have suffered and have been oppressed far too long. One day that AKC will accept and love us for the dachshunds that we are. For, if I am not dachshund, then what am I?"

Voting Results for the 2006 Revision to the AKC Breed Standard for the Dachshund:
Approve the addition of the piebald description to the breed standard
VOTES CAST - 747
VOTES NEEDED FOR ADOPTION - 498
VOTES IN FAVOR - 316*failed
VOTES AGAINST - 431


Your other host Maggie, Joey's littermate sister who is secure with her recognized dappling, thinks it's hilarious.

Have a great Friday.

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