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Getting the Wires ready for Crufts

With only three weeks to go before Crufts, it’s important to know that Crunchie’s and Cadbury’s coats will be “spot-on” for the big day on 7th March. Wire Dachshunds have a “double-coat”. There is a longer, harsh top coat with a dense, woolly undercoat beneath. Depending on the texture of the coat, two or three …

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What is a Pin Wire coat?

Coat texture in Wire Dachshunds is a source of mystery and confusion to many people!   Coats range from “fluffy” (incorrect) through to “Pin Wire” which is a correct harsh double coat but shorter and with less beard and leg hair than a “normal” wire coat. Wire Dachshunds have a “double-coat”.  There is a longer, harsh top …

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Stripping and Grooming a Wire

Wire Dachshunds have a “double-coat”.  There is a longer, harsh top coat with a dense, woolly undercoat beneath.  Two or three times a year the long, dead top coat will need to be plucked out to allow the new top coat to grow in.  Wires have the advantage of not moulting like other dogs.  If …

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