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February 2019

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Congratulations to all the winners at the Dachshund of the Year contest held on 26th January.

Best Puppy Bronia Biaggio (Fran Mitchell)
RU Puppy Lauralee Huckleberry Finn at Carpaccio (Jason Hunt)

Best Special Beginner Of The Year Wanderhund Lets Celebrate for Hayvenhund (Hayley Chapman-Reith)
RU SB Tolberg Beez Kneez at Teckeltown (Angela Mason)

Best Veteran Archidax Bonneville (Tina West)
RU V Ch River Rumpus through Dachalune ShCM (D, G & C Hutton)

Dachshund of the Year Ch Swansford Lionellador Darsoms (Cindy Dare)
RU DOTY Abydachs Miravel (Helen Geeson)

IVDD Screening Offer

Thanks to some amazing fundraising, Dachshund Health UK is able to offer a limited number of IVDD screening sessions with a £200 subsidy during January and February 2019. The normal subsidy is £100.

In order to participate in the screening programme and qualify for the discounted screening fee and subsidised scoring, your Dachshund must meet the following criteria:

  1. X-rays of the vertebral column are taken when the dog is between 2 and 4 years of age (24-48 months)
  2. The dog will be used in a breeding programme (i.e. either as a stud dog or a brood bitch)
  3. The dog is registered at the UK Kennel Club


To apply for one of the subsidised tests, please email - limited to one dog per owner, first come, first served.


2018 Breed Health Report 

We have published our Annual Health report for 2018.


Read about our achievements in 2018 and plans for 2019.
You can read the report here.

According to new research, vets suspect that a third of the puppies they treat are illegal imports. Check out our 8 clues that you might be buying from a puppy farmer or dealer.

Thank you for supporting our charity: Dachshund Health UK

A big shout out to:

Selina Knox for raising £1200 for our IVDD Fund from sales of Xmas Cards. She has also sent the same to the Dedicated to Dachshunds with IVDD charity. Please buy your Dachshund gifts and cards from 

The team at Sausage Army who raised £744 for IVDD through sales of their 2019 calendars. Find them on Twitter - @SausageArmyHQ

Candy Jones for raising £900 from the sale of her book, Sausage Dog Days - Find it on Facebook.
The BVA is warning against the dangers of exaggerated conformation. Read our guide to the Dachshund Breed Standard for judges, breeders and buyers.

Neutering as a risk factor for IVDD

In our 2015 DachsLife Survey we identified an association between neuter status and IVDD. This was reported in a peer-reviewed paper published in 2018.

These findings were replicated in our recent DachsLife 2018 health survey.

Our advice to owners remains as per the published paper:

(IVDH = Intervertebral Disc Herniation)

Check out our new Breed Health and Conservation Plan - developed by the Kennel Club with the Breed Council's Health Committee. View our presentation here.
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...

ECDA Seminar and A2 Assessment 24/3/19 - contact Minna Hagan (Assessment is now fully booked)
Discover Dogs (7-10 March) and Hound Day at Crufts (9th March)
WEDA Breed Seminar 14/4/19 - contact Roger Hayward

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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