Club History

“ECDC” was formed in 1976 by Sarah Marshall Diamond and a Group of 10 Dachshund Breeders and Owners. The Club is recognized by the Canadian Kennel Club, and is incorporated with the Province of Quebec under the name “Le Club Teckel de lest du Canada - Eastern Canada Dachshund Club”. The area of operation of the Club is defined as including the four Atlantic Provinces, the Province of Quebec and that part of the Province of Ontario lying east of the 77th Meridian Longitude.

The objects of the Club are:

1) To do all possible to protect and advance the interests of the six breeds of Dachshunds and all purebred dogs; promote acceptance of the breed standards; and encourage sportsmanlike competition at dog shows, field trials, obedience trials and match shows;

2) To encourage, assist and inform breeders, members and Dachshund enthusiasts by whatever means possible;

3) To conduct and/or support specialty shows, sanctioned matches, field trials, den trials, and obedience trials under the rules of the Canadian Kennel Club.

Club Membership is open to any Dachshund breeder, owner, or enthusiast. Regular members must live within the Area of Operation. Members living outside the area become Associate Members, while Junior Membership is for persons over 8 years but under 18 years of age. Life and Honorary Memberships are bestowed from time to time, by the Club, for outstanding service to the Club, to Dachshunds or to all purebred dogs.