Introduction, A dachshund is “forever”

The dachshund is known from the Middle Ages as a dog suited for hunting in a den but it also shows excellent performance on the surface, finding the furred game, pursuing it and following the track of blood. Classified in nine races of three distinct dimensions for chest circumference: Kaninchen (up to 30 cm), Warf (30 to 35 cm) and Standard (35 cm and weighing up to 10 Kg) and with three different types of hair (short, long and wire), this dog is since more than a century one of the symbols of Germany and is group IV of the FCI classification. The Germans do not even consider it as a dog but a member of their own family and have always maintained all of its hunting qualities. The Dachshund, always living in close contact with man, became also a good guard dog (within the limits of its size) and a very good companion dog. It is certainly one of the most popular dogs in the world. In Italy, in 1961, the ABC (Friends of Dachshund Club) was established, which promotes and protects the selection of the race and organizes shows and test trials. The registration of the dachshund to the ENCI Italian Origin Book (LOI) counts around 25,000 dogs and the number is growing (year-new enrollments: 1990-920; 2000-1552; 2010-2870; 2012-estimated 3100). What you are about to read and especially to see is a book of printed images that portrays the dachshund since its origins. Unique in the story telling and in the compilation, the book helps us to understand the reasons for the world wide spread of this breed and the peculiarities that make it so beloved. A dachshund is “forever” as the author, Patrizio Marcelli, shows us once again with this beautiful work.

Antonio Palladini
President ABC

The Book "THE DACHSHUND, Paper images of a dog’s tale"
is now avaible for order online!

author: Patrizio Marcelli
Pages: 248