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August 2020

Eye Screening Subsidy

Dachshund Health UK is offering a £25 subsidy to breeders who carry out a KC/BVA clinical eye examination of any Dachshund that will be used for breeding (male & female). This is on a first-come, first-served basis and one subsidy per owner. There is a limited number of subsidies available at the moment so please email to reserve yours. All subsidies will be paid into your PayPal account - we regret that cannot send cheques or BACS transfers. Once your dog has been screened, provide proof and you will receive the subsidy.
Join the September World Big Dog Challenge and support Dachshund Health UK.

2020 has been a tough year for humans and dogs. Dog charities have been suffering tremendously throughout this world health crisis and the organisers of Dogfest think it is necessary to support man’s best friend in this moment of need.

They are asking the pawsome dog walking community to get out and about in their own environment, should that be in a field near your house or even around the block on your regular walkies and pledge a distance you and your dog will walk during the month of September to raise money for the dogs we all love.

From the 1st September, the links to dog charities including Dachshund Health UK will be made available for your pledges and donations. The aim is to get at least 40,075km, the circumference of the Earth pledged. It would be great to lap it many times!

Future of Animal Health Trust canine genetics research

The Kennel Club and the Animal Health Trust (AHT) have issued a joint statement to advise that, in the wake of this month’s news of the closure of the AHT, the scientific data and biological material including more than 40,000 DNA samples stored at the Kennel Club Genetics Centre at the AHT’s headquarters in Newmarket have been secured and moved to Cambridge University.
Teach your dog to be calm when someone comes to the door
Sharon Alton (Perfectly Polite Dachshunds) has written a great article for our "Tips for new owners" page on how to teach your Dachshund to be calm when someone comes to the door.

Lately, there has been an increase of issues reported on social media about dogs that are running out of the front door to chase the postman, a passing dog or just taking a general wander and sadly in some cases not finding their way back home. 


Thanks to some significant recent donations to Dachshund Health UK we are able to offer additional IVDD screening subsidies. The normal cost is £300 per dog and we have increased the subsidy to £150 on a first come, first served basis. Our charity also pays for scoring the x-rays so this special offer gives you a saving of £200. You pay just £150.

Email to claim one of the subsidised places.
AmazonSmile customers can now support Dachshund Health UK in the Amazon shopping app on iPhones and Android phones! Simply follow these instructions to turn on AmazonSmile and start generating donations.
  • Open the Amazon Shopping app on your device
  • Go into the main menu of the Amazon Shopping app and tap into 'Settings'
  • Tap 'AmazonSmile' and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process
Breed Council Secretary Retires
We were sorry to hear from Pauline Kerslake that she has decided to retire as Secretary of the Breed Council. Pauline has been Secretary for 4 years and has been extremely efficient in organising and managing the affairs of the council. We wish her the very best for her retirement and thank her for her contribution.
Nominations for Secretary can be sent to any of our Breed Club Secretaries. The Secretary is elected for a 3-year term and the role involves administration of the council's affairs, including communication with the breed clubs and Kennel Club, plus organising council meetings.
This infographic from Canine Arthritis Management has become an international hit.
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:

Vanessa Law and Daniel Straker for their recent donations towards IVDD projects. THANK YOU BOTH.

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

Find out about IVDD Screening
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Online Calendar of UK Dachshund shows and events

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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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