Author Archive: Ian J Seath

Twiglet: from puppy to Champion

Thank you to everyone who has congratulated us on Twiglet’s 3rd CC. Here are a few pictures of her on her journey from puppy to Champion at 23 months old. She is now Ch. Sunsong Keep A Promise (pedigree here). Particular thanks to the 3 judges who awarded her Challenge Certificates: Amy Callow (Richmond 2018). …

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Are responsible breeders making things worse? – my September 2019 “Best of Health” article

I recently helped one of our Breed Rescue organisations to analyse their rehoming data collected since 2017. We’ve seen a huge rise in the popularity of Mini Smooth Dachshunds, in particular, and many of us were concerned that this would lead to more ending up in rescue. Registrations of Mini Smooths grew from 3450 in …

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New: Kennel Club Dog Owners’ Handbook

The Kennel Club has recently published (online) a Dog Owners’ Handbook. It’s free and you can download it as a 74-page pdf file, as well. It contains lots of good advice for novice owners and there’s information that more experienced owners will also benefit from. The guide is generic and not Dachshund-specific but the majority …

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Our Dogs survey on the Judges Competency Framework (JCF)

Our Dogs’ David Cavill has designed a survey to allow readers who have not already done so to contribute their views on the Phase 1 questions posed to the JCF Review Panel. It can be found here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/TXN73DM . . . . . . . . . .  

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Questions from the ringside – how do others see our breed?

This week’s Staffordshire Bull Terrier Breed Notes in Our Dogs has a piece about questions asked at the ringside. The writer was asked by a Hound person about the SBT Breed Standard, based on what she was observing in the SBT ring. I found it interesting because virtually all the questions are ones Sue and …

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