View this email in your browser

January 2018

Happy New Year to all our readers
Find us on Facebook
Health Website
Find out about Dachshunds at Discover Dogs at Crufts 8-11 March at the NEC, Birmingham. (Hosted by the Midland Dachshund Club)

Thank you to our Christmas fundraisers

The Sausage Army calendar raised £991 for our IVDD Fund this year. Special thanks to Kate and her team of helpers.
Sales of Devoted to Dachshunds Christmas Cards raised £2000 for our IVDD Fund and a further £2000 for Charlotte Baldwin's "Dedicated to Dachshunds with IVDD" Fund. Well done Selina!
There's more to come, thanks to Nadine Miles and her Dachshunds of Facebook calendar.

Dachshund of the Year 2017

Dachshund of the Year will be held at the Yew Tree Lodge Hotel, Kegworth, Derby on 27th January. Tickets £25 each. Further details from Linda Coverley:

This is a great opportunity to see all the top-winning Dachshunds of 2017.

IVDD Screening - January special offer

Thanks to some amazing fundraising in 2017 we are able to offer 10 dogs the chance to be x-ray screened for IVDD at a discounted price of just £100. The normal price is £300 with a £100 subsidy. For January only, the subsidy will be £200.
Your Dachshund is eligible if it is between 24 and 48 months old and you plan to breed from him/her.
First come, first served.

E-mail to book this special offer. 


We've summarised 9 reasons people give to explain why they don't want to screen their Dachshunds for IVDD, together with some facts about our UK screening programme. Find out more about IVDD at our dedicated UK IVDD website

Eye Screening

The Dachshund Club kindly hosted a KC/BVA/ISDS Eye Screening session at their show in November. Ophthalmologist Lorna Newman sent us a summary report.

A total of 17 Dachshunds were examined and the only cause for concern was among the Miniature Longhaired dogs, where Distichaisis was found in 85% of the dogs examined. Most of these dogs had multiple distichia. There was no sign of hereditary type retinal atrophy in any dog.

The Breed Council's Health Committee recommends breeders should use clinical eye screening as well as DNA testing to help avoid eye disease.


Read more about Distichiasis.

Read more about Eye Disease.

Find out about IVDD Screening
A Clinical Genetics Approach to Understanding Genetic, Multiplex and Heath Testing - Dr Jerold Bell

Dates for your diary...

Online Calendar of UK Dachshund shows and events

On the internet...

Forward to a friend
Copyright © 2018 Dachshund Breed Council, All rights reserved.

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list.

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp

You can unsubscribe from our Mailing List at any time. We will only use your contact information to send you information about the Breed Council and our member clubs. We will not share your contact details with a third party.

If this newsletter has been forwarded to you, you can subscribe here.