Author Archive: Ian J Seath

Thinking fast and slow – my “Best of Health” article for February 2020

Last month, I ended with a quote from Dr Dan O’Neill at the 4th International Dog Health Workshop (IDHW4): “We need to stop saying it’s all about the dogs. It is clear that it is really all about the people”. While it’s important to understand canine health and genetics, it’s become apparent that many of …

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Miniature Dachshund Club Championship Show 9/2/20 – BIS Critique

Best In Show Best In Show – Metcalfe-Bilgin’s Metadale Legacy To The Lark Beautifully balanced clear red Miniature Smooth bitch of 15 months. Pleasing head and expression with dark eye and strong jaw. Good reach of neck, flowing into well laid shoulders. Well bodied with firm topline and flowing underline. Stands absolutely true in front …

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Opal’s puppies are 5 weeks old and exploring the big, wide, world!

 

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This is how it all started, 40 years ago

In February 1980, Sue and I bought our first Dachshunds. They were a pair of Mini Longs who we called Copper and Bracken. The breeder we bought them from said they had fantastic pedigrees and encouraged Sue to show them. Needless to say, they weren’t actually that great as show dogs but Sue was bitten …

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Opal’s puppies are 4 weeks old

The pups are now 4 weeks old (1 dog and 1 bitch). Opal is very devoted to them and they are feeding well. They started on solid food about a week ago and are on 3 meals a day, now (plus plenty of top-ups from Mum). They had their first trip outside yesterday, to experience …

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