Updated : 03/09/2015
Officers & Committee 2015
Patron : Mrs Ann Hazelby
President : Mrs Jane Naylor
Hon Vice Presidents: Miss Elizabeth Harrap, Mrs Diane Moate, Mrs Rosy Clifford
The Association came into being as a result of a proposal made by air Vice Marshall Sir Charles Lambe KCB, and Miss Theo Watts, at that time Chairman and Hon. Secretary respectively of the Wirehaired Dachshund Club. The first show was held at Tattersalls in 1932. In view of its success it was decided to repeat the venture and invitations were issued to the Southern and Longhaired Dachshund Clubs to join the Wirehaired Dachshund Club in forming an Association in which Smooths, Long and Wires would be equally represented. Both clubs accepted the invitation and the 1933 show was held under tripartite representation, with an entry of 450. The registration of the title, "The Great Joint Dachshund Association" was granted by the Kennel Club in 1937.
The Great Joint Dachshund Show became an annual event until 1939 when the outbreak of war interrupted the Association's activities.
In 1946 the Wire and Longhaired Clubs staged a joint Championship Show for the two varieties. The following year the three clubs staged a three breed event on the lines of the pre-war fixtures.
In 1948 the Miniature Dachshund Club joined the Association. In 1949 all five varieties of Dachshund competed for Challenge Certificates, the Miniature Wires gaining Certificates in 1961.