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Midland Counties 2011 Wire Dachshund Videos

Judge DEREK SMITH DCC CH SILVAE ZEALOT (MR D C & MRS K D MCCALMONT) RDCC CH CISHELVINE SWELLEGANT GUY AT TENDROW JW (MRS V PHILLIPS) BCC CH SILVAE ZEST (MR D C & MRS K D MCCALMONT) RBCC CLOUDSIDE LARA (MRS P MARSTON-POLLOCK) BOB CH SILVAE ZEST (MR D C & MRS K D …

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Day Blindness in Wirehaired Dachshunds

Researchers in Norway have identified a form of Cone-Rod Dystrophy in Standard Wirehaired Dachshunds.  Cone-rod dystrophies are caused by progressive cell loss in the retina.  The “crd” mutation found in the population of Norwegian Wires is different from the cord1 mutation found in UK MSHD and MLHD.  Ernst-Otto Ropstad discovered that pupil size is abnormal …

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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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Wire Dachshund FAQs

Q. What are they like to live with? A. All Dachshunds are great characters, but Wires are especially extrovert and can be great fools. They do have very strong characters and need to know who the boss is, otherwise they can definitely rule the house. They do not need to be smacked in order to …

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