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September 2019

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Following a review of our social media strategy, we've made some major updates to our websites. It should now be easier for potential owners to find our "Advice for buyers" and for new owners to access our "Tips".

Subsidised KC/BVA Eye Screening

The Dachshund Club will be hosting a clinical eye screening session at their Championship Show on 16th November at the KC Building, Stoneleigh. Dr Peter Bedford is the panel eye specialist who will be carrying out the screening.

Our charity, Dachshund Health UK, has agreed to offer subsidies to Dachshund owners so the cost of this test will be just £20. The session will be open to other breeds at a cost of £42 per dog.

To book a place, please contact Daphne Graham 

Examination under the Eye Scheme is not restricted to the identification of inherited eye disease, but also includes general assessment of the health of the eye and adnexa (eyelids, tear ducts and other parts around the eye ball).

Read more about eye disease in Dachshunds.

The Breed Council recommends breeders should carry out clinical eye testing (KC/BVA/ISDS) to check for conditions in addition to cord1 PRA. Read more here about why this is important.

IVDD Presentation

In August, Breed Council Health Committee Chairman, Roger Sainsbury and Breed Council Chairman, Ian Seath met with representatives of the Kennel Club and British Veterinary Association to discuss our Back Disease Screening Programme.

You can see their presentation here.

Following agreement of our Breed Health and Conservation Plan (published in January), we have asked the KC to make IVDD Screening a Recommended Test in the Assured Breeder Scheme. 

New from the Kennel Club

This is an essential guide full of vital information and practical advice to help you train your puppy, such as house training, teaching basic commands, nutrition, behavioural management and much more. Free download.

Discover Dachshunds at Discover Dogs

The Southern Dachshund Association will be at ExCel for Discover Dogs on 12 and 13 October 2013. If you're thinking of getting a Dachshund, come and find out more. If you already have one, come and say hello and ask our experienced owners for any advice.

More information here.

Breed Appreciation Day - Surrey

The Southern Dachshund Association is running a Breed Appreciation Day on 28th September at Pirbright, Surrey.

If you're interested in showing, judging or just want to find out more about the Dachshund Breed Standard (perhaps you're planning on breeding), this will be a useful day. There will be an opportunity to get your hands on some top quality dogs and have advice from breed experts.

Aspiring judges can also sit the breed's Multiple Choice Exam.

Booking details here.

East Hampshire Dachshunds Sports Day - 22nd September
Location: Pawswoof Doggy Daycare, Portsmouth, Hampshire 

A fun activity day with cheese races, sit and stay competition; even a game of hide and seek as well as a fun dog show plus lots more. There will also be some stalls for local businesses as well as a BBQ for the humans!

Organiser Larissa Carey writes:
"We are hosting a Sports Day in September and would like Dachshund Health UK to be our charity of choice as we thought it not only fitting but appropriate given the nature of the event. We have several IVDD sufferers and survivors in our group which makes it more worth while when its close to home!

Contact Larissa for more details.

You can also support Dachshund Health UK by donating via PayPal:

Thank you for supporting our charity: Dachshund Health UK

A big shout out to:

Helen Miller for her generous donation to our IVDD fund following the loss of her Longhaired Dachshund, Beau.

Nadine Miles and her "2018 calendar team" for raising over £2600 for us.
Find out about IVDD Screening
We're on Instagram now. Follow @DachshundHealthUK
Read the weekly Dachshund Breed Notes here.
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Dates for your diary...

Southern Dachshund Breed Appreciation Day - 29th Sept. - Pirbright
Discover Dogs - ExCel, London - 12-13 October
Dachshund Club of Wales Breeding & IVDD Seminar - 30th November - Chepstow

Online Calendar of UK Dachshund shows and events

On the internet...

New on our websites...

Do you know someone with a Dachshund with IVDD? Recovery can be long and painful for both dog (and owner) so why not let them know that you're thinking of them with this lovely 'Got Your Back' sausage dog card? Cards are available, either singly or in packs of 5 (get 5 cards for the price of 4).

Order from Selina Knox at 

NB The entire purchase price of these cards will be donated to the Dachshund Breed Council's IVDD research fund.

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