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March 2020

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Discover Dachshunds

We are grateful to Ian Smith and the Midland Dachshund Club for organising the Dachshund booths at Discover Dogs

Discover Dogs takes place at Crufts at the NEC from 5-8 March

Read the latest Press Release on Coronavirus and Crufts

Sunday March 8th is Dachshund Day at Crufts 2020

Chances to learn - Upcoming Seminars

The Midland Dachshund Club is running a Breed Appreciation Day at Cannock on 21st March 2020. Details here.

The Dachshund Club will be running a Breed Appreciation Day at Peterborough on 19th April 2020.
Contact Lloyd Cross for details.

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.

Dachshund registration statistics for 2019

Mini Smooth registrations of 8375 in 2019 saw a 20% increase over 2018. Their popularity has pushed them to the 7th most popular KC registered breed in the UK (up from No. 9 in 2018). Sadly, this also means more dogs are ending up in breed rescue.
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The popularity of the Wires also continued to rise in 2019, with a 17% increase in registrations from 2018.

Guest blog post - how to stop your Dachshund barking at the front door 

Richard Cross is Editor of He explains that Dachshunds are notorious for their barking, but desensitization and counter-conditioning training can have a big effect on their reactivity. If your dog often barks at the front door, try using the methods Richard describes to change negative triggers into a positive.
Read the blog post here.

Latest Lafora Screening Trends

During 2019, 97% of all Mini Wire Dachshunds were safe from Lafora Disease, thanks to breeders making use of the available DNA test or using hereditary clear dogs in their breeding programmes.

In the Winter 2019 Quarter, only 2 litters were unsafe (at risk of containing Affected puppies) and 45 were safe. Our thanks to Mandy Dance (Chair of the Wirehaired Dachshund Club) for collating the results. You can see the 7-year trend below. Well done to everyone who has contributed to this success; not just the breeders but also those who have campaigned and raised funds to support Lafora research and the development of a DNA test.

Thank you for supporting our charity: Dachshund Health UK

A big shout out to:

The Red Foundation who have very generously donated £2000 to Dachshund Health UK to support our breed health improvement projects. A spokesperson for TRF said; "the trustees want to ensure we help with the longevity of the breed as it's part of our mission statement." You can read their 2019 Annual Report here.
Find out about IVDD Screening
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Dates for your diary...

Crufts 5-8 March (Hound Day 8/3/20) - NEC, Birmingham
Midland DC Breed Appreciation Day 21/3/20 - Cannock
Dachshund Club Breed Appreciation Day - 19/4/20 - Cambs.

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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