Author Archive: Ian J Seath

Canine anxiety and puppy-rearing: my November 2019 “Best of Health” article

Earlier this year I analysed some data collected by one of our Dachshund Breed Rescues. We wanted to see whether the massive increase in popularity of Miniature Smooth Dachshunds was feeding through into a rehoming and rescue problem. Unsurprisingly, the 2 are linked and this particular rescue charity has seen a 4-fold increase in rehoming …

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Sausage Army Calendar 2020 – just £10

The Sausage Army team (on Twitter) have been generous fundraisers for the Dachshund Breed Council’s health fund for several years and their 2020 calendar is their biggest and best yet. Details of how to order are shown below:

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Revised FCI Breed Standard for Dachshunds published 7/11/19

The FCI has issued a revised version of their Dachshund Breed Standard. Draft versions of this document have been circulated and were under discussion for some time so it’s good to see it published officially. Compared with previous versions, the translation into English has been improved, although there are still a few quirks that may have …

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Top tips for fireworks night – are your dog’s microchip details up-to-date?

With Bonfire Night coming up, the Kennel Club is warning pet owners to be extra vigilant following statistics that show that 71% of owners’ details on microchipping databases are inaccurate. Around 40% of dogs are scared by fireworks so there are increased risks of dogs being frightened and running off at this time of year. …

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Don’t be conned into buying a pedigree dog that is a “rare colour”

Advice from the Kennel Club.

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