SDA Members’ Fun Day 2018

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Our annual Fun Day for members and their families will take place on 8th July in Dorset. Start time is 11:00. Bring your own chairs, please.

We will be holding a Fancy dress competition again this year.

For further details and to book a ticket, please contact Gina Salisbury 01636 708032 or email



“All about Dachshunds” – seminar and workshop: 29/9/18 – Pirbright, Surrey

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All about Dachshunds – 29th September 2018 – Pirbright, near Guildford. £15 per person. Morning – seminar & presentations. Afternoon – hands-on grooming workshop.

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SDA Fun Day 8th July 2018

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Our annual Fun Day for members and their families will take place on 8th July in Dorset.

For further details and to book a ticket, please contact Gina Salisbury 01636 708032 or email


“Have a go” at showing your Dachshund with the Southern Dachshund Association on June 24th 2018

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20150628_132116 (Custom)Who’s it for?
Anyone who hasn’t shown before or who has less than a year’s experience and who wants to find out what’s involved in showing a Dachshund. You don’t have to enter our show to take part in this. It’s a bit of fun and education for newcomers.

Where and when?
This will be run in conjunction with our Open Show at Pirbright Village Hall on Sunday 24th June 2018. This will only run if the weather is dry and we can hold the classes outside.
Start time 12:00.

What you will learn:
Practical help from experienced exhibitors and judges…
– How to show your dog in a typical show class.
– What the judge will expect your dog to do.
– Tips on how to enter a show.

What you will receive:
A handout covering…
– How to fill in an entry form.
– What equipment you will need for your dog at the show.
– What to do when you arrive at a show.
– A description of judging procedures.
– What to do if you win a class.
– What to do after your class.

You will also receive a rosette after taking part in your “have a go” class.

What will it cost?
Nothing! It’s free.

Numbers are limited to a maximum of 12 people. Please register your interest by e-mailing Ian Seath

“All about Dachshunds” – a seminar and workshop for owners and potential owners

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The Southern Dachshund Association is planning to run a seminar/workshop on 29th September 2018. The venue will be Pirbright Village Hall, near Guildford. At the moment, we’re still considering what topics to include but the day will be designed to provide information and advice to new and potential Dachshund owners. You won’t have to be a member of SDA to come along.

We’d like your help to shape the final agenda and content. The format is likely to involve a series of presentations combined with hands-on help and advice workshops for small groups.

The seminar will not be tailored to teach potential judges about the Breed Standard.

Please let us know which of the following topics would be of interest to you:

  • The origins of the breed, why they are the shape they are, what they were bred to do and how they fit with modern lifestyles
  • Advice for buyers; what to look for and questions to ask
  • Rearing your new Dachshund puppy; diet, exercise and socialisation
  • Keeping your Dachshund fit and healthy; basic grooming and husbandry
  • Considerations for breeding from your Dachshund; mating, whelping and rearing puppies
  • Understanding health and genetics; all about DNA testing, health screening (IVDD, Eyes) and how to decide what tests to do
  • Coats and colours; all about the genetics of Dachshund coats, colours and patterns

Please let us know by completing the survey (2 questions only), here.

Southern Dachshund Association Notice of Annual General Meeting 2018

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Secretary:  Mrs S Ergis,  15 Scott Close,  Wallisdown,  Poole,  Dorset.  BH12 5AX 

The Annual General Meeting of the Association will be held on Sunday, 18th February 2018 at the Parish Hall, Pirbright, Surrey, commencing at 2.00 pm.  We do hope as many members as possible will come and support the Association by attending the Meeting.

The Association’s Officers and Committee are as follows:

Officers:                Patrons                                                       Lord and Lady Fellowes

President                                                     Mrs A Hazelby

Hon Life Vice-President                          Mrs R Clifford

Hon Life Vice-President                          Mr J Reed

Chairman                                                   Mr I J Seath

Vice-Chairman                                         Mr B Ballan

Secretary                                                    Mrs S Ergis

Treasurer                                                    Mr P Grove

Committee:          Mrs A Bourne,  Mrs S Broad,  Mrs S Burke,  Miss F Carter,  Miss C Furneaux,  Mrs M Grove,       Miss E Harrap,  Mrs J Rowe,  Mrs G Salisbury,  Mrs W Starkey,  Mrs T West

The Chairman and four members of the Committee are due to retire.  The Chairman, Mr I J Seath, is willing to stand again.  The following members of the Committee: Mrs S Broad, Mrs S Burke, Mrs M Grove and Mrs J Rowe, retire by rotation but are eligible for re-election and are willing to stand again.

There is one vacancy on the Committee and for the post of Secretary.  Any nominations for these vacancies should be in writing, proposed and seconded by fully-paid up members, with the written consent of the nominee, and should reach the Secretary by 4th February 2018.

Members who have not paid their subscriptions are reminded that these became due on 1st January 2018, and that only paid-up members are entitled to make nominations or vote at the AGM.  We would also remind you that only members of at least two years’ standing are eligible for election as Officers or Committee members (Rule 4(h)).


  1. Apologies for Absence                                                                               
  2. Minutes of the last Annual General Meeting                                     
  3. Matters Arising                                                                                        
  4. Chairman’s Report                                                                                  
  5. Secretary’s Report               
  6. Treasurer’s Report                                    
  7. Election of Officers and Committee
  8. Judges’ List 2018 
  9. Honoraria                                                                                              
  10. Donations
  11. Any Other Business (At the discretion of the Chairman)

N.B.  Any other items for the Agenda must be notified in writing to the Secretary at least 14 days prior to the Meeting.                     

Please notify the Secretary with any Apologies for Absence.

(Mrs Sue Ergis:   01202 388195  or )

Photos from Southern Dachshund Xmas Lunch

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