[Dogs are listed by call name, registered name, number of merit points, and number of placements.]
1. Danika FC Danika vom Nordlicht TD ME, 343, 17
2. Zuni DC Rellih's Little Indian MW TD SE, 340, 22
3. Dixie FC Anja von Moosbach-Zuzelek RN SE, 270, 17
4, Auggie FC Augden von Moosbach-Zuzelek RE ME, 239, 14
5. Oslo FC Audi Oslo Von Dorndorf CA, 237, 11
6. Lily FC Diamant Lily von Lowenherz, 224, 10
7. Veela FC Viola von der Hardt-Hohe JE, 186, 8
8. Carmen GCH DC Siddachs Carmen MW, 168, 8
9. Stanze FC Stanze von Lowenherz JE, 165, 8
10. Trooper FC Rosie's Little Trooper, 163, 10
I went to many fewer field trials this year than the usual in years past. Nevertheless, Owl had two nice placements for 48 points and Nexus two placements for 40 points. Merit points are earned one point per dog defeated in the Field Champion class. For example, in a class of 17 Field Champions 1st place nets 17 merit points, 2nd place 16 points, 3rd place 15 points and 4th place 14 points.
Besides that, a dog must have at least two placements in the Field Champion class to make it onto the merit points list, he cannot have just one. In 2012, 81 dachshunds earned two or more placements in the Field Champion class. I have only listed the Top 10.
Thank you to Tracy Freeling, DCA Field Trial Statistician, for receiving and compiling the numbers.
Stan Knoll and Oslo after a day in the field in 2008. I am using this photo because, while it would obviously be difficult for a dachshund to be joined with his person at the hip, here is proof that it is entirely possible for them to be joined at the knee!