Author Archive: Ian J Seath

“The elephant in the room” – my June 2018 Best of Health article

Earlier this month I was invited to make a presentation on Breed Improvement Strategies to the Dog Breeding Reform Group (DBRG). The DBRG is a registered charity that aims to promote humane behaviour towards animals by providing and supporting initiatives to improve dog welfare. It wants to be “a voice for dogs” and was founded …

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“All about Dachshunds” – a Southern Dachshund Association seminar and workshop: 29/9/18

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Champion Opal’s photoshoot

Those of you who have seen Opal at shows will know she was recently awarded her 3rd Challenge Certificate, qualifying her for the title of Champion Hella’s Øzlem at Sunsong (subject to KC confirmation). We’ve spent a couple of days trying to take a decent picture of her so we can put an advert together …

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Ian’s Mini Long Dachshund Critique from Bath Championship Show 2018

Bath Canine Society 2018 Dachshund (Miniature Long-haired) Judge: Mr I J Seath I last judged the Mini Longs in 2013 so I was interested to see how the breed has changed since then. Overall, I think the breed has improved as I found more that were of the correct proportions and with good ground clearance. …

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Sue’s Smooth Dachshund Critique from Bath Championship Show 2018

BATH CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW  28/5/18 Smooth Dachshunds As usual with this variety of dachshund, the overall level of quality of conformation was very good, and as a consequence movement was also above average with most dogs able to hold their outlines in profile and generally having sound up and back action.  I had some super quality …

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