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December 2020

The Kennel Club has announced new dates for Crufts 2021.

Read more here.

Order your Xmas Cards and help support our IVDD projects.

We all know that IVDD sucks!  This Christmas, Selina Knox (Devoted to Dachshunds) is selling these lovely tins of old-fashioned travel sweets travel to benefit her two favourite charities, Dedicated to Dachshunds with IVDD and Dachshund Health UK.  The entire purchase price will be donated and the money used for IVDD research and rehabilitation of those dogs sadly suffering from this horrible condition.  The sweets are packaged in a beautiful keepsake tin featuring a very Happy Sausage.  

Order Online: Contents: 200g of mixed fruit drops.

Our webinar on the Cambridge IVDD project is now available online and you can read more here.

Insurance advice for Dachshund owners

Did you know?

  • As many as one in four Dachshunds may have back problems at some stage in their lives

  • Typical vet costs for diagnosis, surgery and post-op treatments are between £5,000 and £6,000, but could be over £10,000!

  • The Red Foundation, a specialist Dachshund rescue organisation, report that the cheapest for MRI and surgery are around £3,700 to £4000, with a well-known TV vet charging the highest.

  • The average pet insurance claim is now more than £600

    We've put together an Insurance Advice page on our health website.

Pandemic puppies survey

Have you bought a puppy during 2019 or 2020?

A team of researchers at the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) wants to improve the lives of puppies and dogs, but they need your help with this survey!

Puppy buying can be an exciting and emotional time for households, but buying and owning a new puppy can also present a range of challenges. The RVC team is interested in learning about the puppy buying process from owners who acquired puppies in 2019 and/or 2020. By understanding how and why people buy puppies, we can learn where things go ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ in that process. This will help future owners avoid pitfalls and help target advice to owners who have experienced problems purchasing their puppy.

Who can take part?


Dog owners who meet all of the following four criteria:

  1. Are over 18 years of age.

  2. Resident in the United Kingdom.

  3. Brought a puppy of any breed or crossbreed home aged under 16 weeks during 2019 or 2020.

  4. Purchased your puppy from a private seller (i.e. you did not breed them yourself, you paid for the puppy AND you did not obtain them from a formal rescue organisation, as we are interested in the process of buying a puppy).

N.B. Even if you no longer own your puppy/dog, we would still like to hear from you.


Take the survey here

Doing Hoopers and beyond

Anna Richardson is a sports dog trainer and 2 years ago wrote an article for the Breed Council introducing the sport of Hoopers and why she believes it is so great for dachshunds. She featured her 3 dogs and several dachshunds attending her classes.

Now, Anna has written a follow up article explaining how Hoopers has helped her 2 dachshunds. She wants to introduce the world of sports competition and explain how accessible it is to get into (and achieve great results) and also the milestone progress awards that you can work towards when training.

New, co-opted Breed Council Secretary

Jaime Hall (Confundax Dachshunds) has been co-opted as Breed Council Secretary. Jaime will serve until the 2021 AGM when she can stand for election and formal appointment.

Jaime currently owns a Mini Long, a Mini Smooth and a St. Bernard, and has previously owned several other breeds.

Jaime can be contacted at her DBC Secretary email address:

How hand-feeding can make dog training incredibly easy
How to socialise puppies with other dogs
Raise donations for Dachshund Health UK whenever you shop online.

Chances to learn - Upcoming Seminars

Details of rescheduled dates for seminars will be announced in future newsletters. 

The Pet Professionals' online courses are designed to help responsible pet owners improve their knowledge on how to look after their pet. Written by qualified professionals, their online courses guide you, at your own pace, though your learning.

The buying and owning a Dachshund course provides you with the key things you need to know before buying and how to take best care of your pet. You can watch the taster videos from the clips below.

Naturally Happy Dogs - now on YouTube!

Get FREE videos to train and entertain both you and your dog, now on YouTube! Exercise their brain as much as their body. Teach a trick, learn something new, change or teach a behaviour.

Thank you for supporting our charity: Dachshund Health UK

A big shout out to:

Enya Bush, Annabel Burkhill and Paul Edgley for your recent donations. THANK YOU ALL.

If you want to support Dachshund Health UK, you can set up a regular donation 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...


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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