Dachshunds And Teckels

Dossie, Scout, Chui 2



The writing below came from Edd Woslum of Idaho. Edd and his wife Leanne own a ranch and hunting lodge in Idaho. Edd also does some writing and has a company that builds custom hunting rifles. Edd and Leanne own a couple of Teckels (Chui and Dossie) that were whelped through our breeding’s. They recently bred Dossie and kept two pups ( Scout and Sniper) out an 8 pup litter. The pictures above are of their Teckels.

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Dachshunds and Teckels

I have been asked on many occasions “what the the heck is a Teckel. They look like Dachshunds to me”.
 I am not in any way being derisive about Dachshunds; they are great little dogs, but the fact is the Dachshunds and Teckels may look a good bit alike but there is a huge difference in their attitude, strength, and particularly their purpose. 
 Dachshund type dogs go all the way back to Ancient Egypt. Where they were used for hunting by the ruling class. There are today many existing hieroglyphs that depict this 
very distinct type of canine during periods that date before Christ. 
 Official European registry goes back to the 15th century. The Dochs Krieger German registry originated in the 18th century and still exists today in various forms. The world wide body that today carries on this registry is Deutscher Teckel Klub (DTK) which is headquartered in Germany.
 The North American Teckel registry is overseen by the North American Teckel Club (NATC). This American group strictly follows the standards and goals of the DTK. Numerous Types of very demanding field tests and trials are held each year specifically for this breed. In the U.S. these trials are held under the direct supervision of the NATC. There are also numerous blood tracking field trials that are open to all breeds. These trials are widely attended by Teckels, Drathars, Kurzhars, and Black Mouthed Curs. The Teckels routinely win championship status in these open trials. 
 Idaho County’s Dossie Von Hibbs, Chui Von Hibbs and Scout Sniper USMC, are all certified blood trackers and are direct sons and daughters of National Champions. 
 Teckel standards demand an enthusiastic, almost fanatical hunting instinct but the animal must also be under complete control by the handler. Strength, stamina, perseverance, and intelligence are an absolute must. The vast majority of Teckels are wire haired with black, brown, and tan intermingled hair. This coat color and texture is referred to as “wild boar”. 
 20 years ago the majority of Teckels were imported directly from Germany. This is often a difficult process as the DTK greatly discourages the shipping of puppies as baggage. The club stipulates that they should be carried by a handler in the aircraft cabin. There are, however, several professionals that specialize in transporting puppies on intercontinental flights. To purchase a puppy from Europe the cost can be upwards of $3500. This puppy transport rule is also stipulated by the NATC. 
 Today, there are several Teckel breeders in the south and east of the country but very few in the Western USA. If you are interested in acquiring a registered teckel you need to plan way ahead as the wait can be 2 to 3 years. 
 In order to be a member of the North American Teckel Club a breeder must sign an extensive and very specific code of ethics agreement. If a breeder violates any one of these ethical standards they will be removed from member status. These ethical agreements include but are not limited to: All applicants for puppy purchase will be thoroughly screened as to their intent for the pup and that the purchasers will be able to properly nurture and train the animal. No pups will be sold to pet shops or other puppy mill type operations. 
 To my knowledge there are only 4 Teckels in Idaho and 3 of those live in Idaho County. These 3 fanatical hunters are all the property of Yellow Wolf Ranch. These small but mighty trackers regularly volunteer their services to find wounded critters that would otherwise be lost. If you are fearful of losing a wounded animal there are several Idaho game wardens that can assist you in making contact with a tracker.
 For further information on this type of hunting dog go on the internet to www born to track.com or Tracking Teckels.com