Dachshunds are now the most smuggled breed of dog coming into the UK. Please read our Advice for Buyers.
The youngest puppy seized by authorities last year and taken into Dogs Trust’s care was just four weeks old, and the average age was just eight weeks. In the five years to 2020, the Dogs Trust found puppies that were seized at the border and went into quarantine primarily came from Hungary (16%), Poland (12%), Romania (10%) and Slovakia (5%).
Read more about Puppy Farming and smuggling in this article in the Daily Mirror.
There are, of course, genuine and reputable breeders outside the UK from whom you could buy a puppy and our Advice for Buyers is as applicable when finding a puppy in the UK or abroad. Do your research!