Category Archives: Breed Standard

The Dachshund Breed Standard – donate to Dachshund Health UK to watch the video

The Dachshund Breed Standard – donate to Dachshund Health UK to watch the video

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The genetics of Dachshund Coats and Colours – donate to Dachshund Health UK to watch the video

Helen Kerfoot (Abydachs Longs and Mini Longs) recently made a presentation on the genetics of Dachshund Coats and Colours at a breed seminar. Helen is the genetics advisor to Dachshund Health UK and a member of the Breed Council’s Health Committee. In return for a donation to Dachshund Health UK (Registered Charity 1177400), we will …

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A few pictures from our breed seminar today

A few pictures from our Dachshund breed seminar today

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Every day is a learning day – My “Best of Health” article for September 2021

One of the potential barriers to improving the health of pedigree dogs is breeders’ lack of understanding of genetics. Most breeders are, by now, familiar with DNA tests for genetic mutations for health conditions such as PRA, CLAD, DM and many more (often also with 2 or 3 letter abbreviations!). The principles of recessive mutations …

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Updates to the UK Dachshund Breed Standard – August 2021

At a recent meeting, the Kennel Club Breed Standards Committee discussed feedback from breed clubs on proposed changes to the Dachshund Breed Standard. The amendments are effective from 1 September 2021, and they are published in the Kennel Club Journal and on the KC website. You can read the full Breed Standard here. The changes …

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