The first Western Pennsylvania Dachshund Club licensed AKC specialty was held in 1938 at the Western Pennsylvania Kennel Association show. This makes us one of the oldest continuing dachshund breed clubs in the United States.
Today, we hold a spring Specialty with the New Castle Kennel Club, Inc. the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend. WPDC also holds a Specialty in conjunction with the Mahoning-Shenango Kennel Club on the first Sunday of August. We are also well known for our yearly fall Field Trials.
The Western Pennsylvania Dachshund Club is a not-for-profit membership organization of dachshund fanciers. The Western Pennsylvania Dachshund Club is proud of their wide sponsorship of a full range of purebred dachshund activities.