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September 2020

Join us for the Virtual World Big Dog Walk in September and help us raise vital funds for our charity, Dachshund Health UK, simply by doing your daily dog walk. Learn more and sign up for FREE here.

When you pledge your miles in September you can choose to pledge to Dachshund Health UK.

You can also make a donation on our Total Giving page.

Your support will help us with our current Dachshund health improvement projects including eye disease and back disease (IVDD).

Thank you for supporting Dachshund Health UK.

Dachshund Health UK now has a Facebook page. Search for @DachshundHealthUK.
Our new Dachshund Body Condition Score infographic has been shared over 400 times on Facebook and reached 178,000 people.

Getting started in...

The Kennel Club has unveiled a series of ‘Getting started in…’ videos, which show dog-lovers how they can get involved in a range of activities with their canine companion.

Each video is narrated by an ex Young Kennel Club member, with demonstrations from their four-legged teammate, including tips on how to get into the activity, what it takes to be successful and practical training advice.

Get a GRIHP! on Dachshunds

This International Partnership for Dogs article on Dachshunds is part of a series to highlight the Big Picture of health, welfare and breeding and to help develop Globally Relevant Integrated Health Profiles (GRIHPs) for many breeds.  See IPFD's Get a GRIHP! on Breed Health Initiative


Table of Contents

 Breed Overview - 'In a nutshell'
 Key Health Concerns for Dachshunds
 What do caretakers of Dachshunds need to know?
 Population statistics for Dachshunds... the trends.
 Dachshund - Disease Conditions and Health Strategies
 Agria 2011-2016 - Swedish Breed Profile
  Dachshund - Specific Health Strategies
 Dachshund - Health Testing Recommendations/requirements
 A word on Dachshunds used in crossbreeding
 References and Databases
 DogWellNet - Dachshund Resources
 Kennel Club Databases and Resources
 Other Publications and Articles

Dachshund Health UK appoints 2 new Trustees

2 new trustees have been appointed. They are Daniel Roberts and Sharon Alton. Daniel is Secretary of the Midland Dachshund Club and Longhaired Dachshund Breed Note writer for Our Dogs. Sharon is a dog trainer (Perfectly Polite Dachshunds on Facebook) and has written behaviour articles for the DBC website. 
Coronavirus and its effect on the price of puppies and pet insurance

Lockdown has given us more time to spend with our pets. However, coronavirus (COVID-19) has affected prices across many industries, particularly on the cost of dogs and dog insurance.  

The team at GoCompare has put together a report that reveals the cost of dogs and dog insurance during the recent pandemic. It includes the average price of a dog by month, year and which dog breeds have been affected the most.

It’s important for pet owners to know the impact of coronavirus on pet insurance and get the right cover, at the right price.

This GoCompare article says that the price of Smooth Dachshunds has increased by nearly 60% in the past year.

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:

Paul Le Cornu and Flur Harwood-James for their recent donations. THANK YOU BOTH.

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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