Category Archives: Breeding

Puppy Buyers: Mismatched expectations and “the panic button”

On the day the UK Covid-19 lockdown was announced, I wrote a Friday Essay for Our Dogs describing some of the potential unanticipated consequences of the pandemic and the government’s response to it. I asked, “what do we think will happen to the current trend in declining registrations of pedigree dogs?”. Even at that point in the …

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Canine fertility, reproduction and IVDD Seminar – thanks to the Dachshund Club of Wales

The Dachshund Club of Wales hosted a health seminar in Chepstow, today. The speaker was Professor Alexandru Raul Pop from Romania. Alexandru is a vet, breeder and Basset exhibitor so he brought a brilliant combination of veterinary expertise as well as a down-to-earth breeder’s perspective. The morning presentation covered canine fertility and reproduction with lots …

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DEFRA Guidance Note on Breeder Licensing – April 2019

Since the launch of the new Animal Licensing Regulations in 2018 there has been much concern among hobby breeders that Local Authorities have been interpreting the regulations in widely different ways. a survey run by the Kennel Club and Our Dogs confirmed this variation and the confusion being caused. A KC Press Release in realtion …

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Warning: New products to be launched to help breeders who want “rare coloured” puppies!

It has come to our attention that a major hair dye manufacturer is working on a range of dog products targeted at Dachshund breeders. Apparently, their market research has identified a significant increase in demand for Blue and Isabella coloured Dachshunds, in particular, over the past 2 years. Demand for Double Dapple and Piebald Dachshunds …

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

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