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The Midland Dachshund Club Mentoring / Breed Seminar 7/1/18

October 30, 2017

Midland DC logoThe Midland Dachshund Club would like to invite you to a Mentoring day. This is an opportunity to go over a number Dachshunds with some of the country’s leading Dachshund Mentors.

Sunday 7th January 2018

To be held at Calf Heath Village Hall, Straight Mile, Calf Heath, Wolverhampton, WV10 7DW at 10 a.m.

AM – Breed Standard and Judging a Dachshund presented by Ruth Lockett-Walters (Ralines) including open-floor Questions/Answers throughout the presentation.

Buffet Lunch (included in cost)

PM – Mentoring/Hands-on Session on varieties of Dachshunds. Opportunity to go over a variety of Dachshunds with a leading Dachshund Mentor, giving lots of opportunity to ask breed-specific questions.

The Dachshund Breed Council Breed Standard Exam can also be taken at an extra cost of £5. This must be pre-booked in advance with your payment.



MEMBERSHIP £3.50 Single / £4.50 Joint

All enquiries to Daniel Roberts 01785 664461



The genetics of Dachshund coats and colours – 2017 video presentation

April 13, 2017

Dachshund IVDD Screening and Coat/Colour Genetics presentations

April 2, 2017

The links below are to Ian Seath’s presentation on the UK IVDD Screening programme and Helen Geeson’s presentation on the genetics of Dachshund coat and colour.

Both presentations were made at the 2nd April 2017 seminar run by ECDA and the Miniature DC.

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Dachshund Coat Colours and their inheritance









Dachshunds at the Stoneleigh Pet Show 2016

July 30, 2016

Stoneleigh 2016 (1)

Yet again, huge thanks are due to the team of volunteers who manned the DBC stand at the Pet Show at Stoneleigh in the West Midlands on 23rd/24th July.  Special thanks go to:

  • Sarah Treadwell-Whitlock and Jayne Yardley-Gosney, who managed the team on Saturday and Sunday respectively, as well as setting up and dismantling it (Sarah also hand-made the wonderful sausage-themed bunting, and her teenage children were valuable additional helpers on the day)
  • Iona Philips for arranging delivery of the banners and leaflets and doing her stint on the stand
  • Catherine Jeremiah, Bev Campbell, Sarah Austin, Judy Mitchell, Caroline Gudgeon, some of whom travelled from as far afield as Swansea and Liverpool to help out, and Fleur Stewart-Smith, who stepped in at the last minute when our Standard dachshund representative on the very small stand was taken ill
  • Last but not least, all the delightful dogs who were incredibly well behaved . … and very tired by the end of the day

Stoneleigh 2016 (2)The weekend was very hot, and very busy, but very worthwhile, with well over 200 inquisitive real and would be dachshund owners asking for advice … or just coming to have cuddles over the two days.

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Dachshunds: an online course from the Pet Professionals

April 6, 2016

pet-professionals-logoThe Pet Professionals’ online courses are designed to help responsible pet owners improve their knowledge on how to look after their pet. Written by qualified professionals, their online courses guide you, at your own pace, though your learning.

The Dachshund is an extremely popular breed of dog and this new course provides you with the key things that you need to know before you buy a Dachshund and, following purchase, how to take best care of him or her.

The course covers:

  • Origins of the breed
  • Dachshund health issues
  • Are you ready for a Dachshund puppy?
  • Temperament
  • Finding the right breeder
  • What to look for when buying a puppy
  • Rehoming an older Dachshund
  • The main considerations when you bring your new puppy home, including feeding, house training and exercise
  • Health and general care of your Dachshund
  • Common ailments and back problems including the lifestyle factors affecting the dog
  • Training and exercise
  • Breeding from your Dachshund

You can buy access to this course for a one-off fee, or take out a subscription which will give you access to a wide range of other courses. The course includes 90 minutes of video presentations, a quiz to test your knowledge at the end and links to additional resources and further reading.


Thinking of buying a Dachshund from the internet? READ THIS

February 13, 2016

Dachshund Buyer Beware

Breeding from your Dachshund – advice from the Breed Council

December 24, 2015

Inky-pupsWe’re often asked for advice on breeding so we have put together a new page that provides links to relevant articles we have published and other useful resources.

Many of these are already on our Health website as a lot of the considerations are health-related such as what DNA screening tests should you do before breeding.

Here are some of the resources listed:

For the full list of links and more, please visit Breeding from your Dachshund.