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Scottish Dachshund Club 2019 Fun Day – July 7th

July 1, 2019

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KC/BVA Eye Testing – £20 per Dachshund – 16th November 2019

July 1, 2019
EyeProfessor Peter Bedford will be conducting a KC/BVA Eye Testing Session during the Dachshund Club’s Championship Show at Stoneleigh, Warks. We are delighted to welcome Professor Bedford, as he used to do the Eye Testing sessions for the Long Haired Dachshund Club.

Due to the DNA test for Cord1 PRA, Clinical Eye Testing has gradually become less widely used, which means that any other eye anomalies are being missed.

All Dachshunds are welcome, it doesn’t matter if it’s a much-loved pet or a glamorous show champion! For any newcomers to the Dachshund World, we thought this might help:

The procedure initially involves eye drops, which dilate the pupils, and waiting for approximately 20 minutes before your dogs are examined with an ophthalmoscope in a darkened room. This is a private consultation.

Please bring your Kennel Club Registration for each dog. There is a little bit of paperwork beforehand, but nothing to worry about.

Because of the eye drops, it would be sensible to have your bitches done during the dog judging and dogs during the bitch judging. No appointment times will be given.

The Kennel Club building has a room specially equipped and ideal for the purpose, therefore the Dachshund Club Championship Show is the ideal venue.

Cost for Dachshunds only will be £20.00 per dog thanks to a generous subsidy offered by Dachshund Health UK (registered charity). Any other breed of dog may come for testing at £42.00 per dog. Please bring your Kennel Club Registration with you. Microchips will also be checked.

To book your dogs for testing at this unique price, or ask for further information, please contact Daphne Graham on 01335 350248 or email: to give us an idea of ​​numbers attending.

Dachshunds at Discover Dogs – Crufts 2019

March 10, 2019

Well done to the Midland Dachshund Club and their team of helpers for their hard work on the booths at Discover Dogs during Crufts 2019. The new banners and posters looked fantastic. Special mention and thanks must go to Ian Smith who coordinates this on behalf of the club.Discover Dogs Crufts 2019 (4).jpgDiscover Dogs Crufts 2019 (3).jpgDiscover Dogs Crufts 2019 (2).jpgDiscover Dogs Crufts 2019 (1).jpg

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Fun in the sun for Wire Dachshunds (and friends) – thanks to the WHDC

July 22, 2018

The Wirehaired Dachshund Club held a Fun Day at Sue Gilkes’s farm near Chipping Norton. More than 80 dogs and their humans turned up to have a go at Tracking, Scurry, Obedience, Agility and Tunnel Work, as well as a Fun Show.

Huge thanks must go to Sue and her husband for providing the facilities at their farm and to the WHDC’s committee and helpers for making the day such a success. Funds raised will go to support Lafora Screening and the Cinnamon Trust.

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Scottish Dachshund Fun Day – a day at the races!

July 16, 2018

More than 200 Dachshunds (and their owners) turned out for the Scottish Dachshund Club’s Walk and Fun Day at Musselburgh Racecourse on Sunday 15th July. Two highlights of the day, Dachshund lure racing and agility, were both a great success.

The fun day was in aid of Dachshund Rescue and IVDD. Secretary Christine Russell said “Thanks to everyone for all their effort and to all the busy people who gave up their Sunday to help.

Convenor, Colin McGavigan said “Thank you to Clan Mitchell and their friends for organising and managing such a fabulous event, thank you to the Directors and Staff of Musselburgh Racecourse for all their assistance in letting us have an event that actually felt like we were hosting it on our own premises, an amazing soft touch management approach by the race course. Thank you to all our sponsors and the vendors on the day“.

We’re looking forward to hearing how much money was raised for two very important causes.

Here are a few pictures from the day. Visit the SDC Facebook page for more photos.



Dachshund Town 2018

June 10, 2018

We would like to thank Sam and Kerry, the organisers of Dachshund Town 2018, for allowing the Breed Council to have a stand at the event in Milton Keynes on 9th June. They generously also supplied a hamper for us to raffle in aid of funds for our Charity: Dachshund Health UK.

There were lots of very well-behaved Dachshunds enjoying a day in the sun with fun show classes and other competitions.

We had the opportunity to meet with many owners and offer advice on buying and owning a Dachshund. A few dogs were over-weight and we had discussions about diet and exercise with their owners.

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Among the numerous stands, Dachshund Rescue and The Red Foundation both also had a presence and were fundraising for their good causes. Both these rescue organisations are reporting an increase in calls for help and, like us, worry about the over-popularity of Mini Smooths. The current demand is fuelling an increase in illegal imports, puppy farming and breeders jumping on the bandwagon to sell “rare coloured” Dachshunds.

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Discover Dogs at Crufts 2018 – thank you to all our volunteers

March 11, 2018

A huge THANK YOU to the Midland Dachshund Club and Ian Smith, in particular, for organising yet another Discover Dogs for Dachshunds. As always, the booths looked great, with lots of information for owners and potential owners.

The biggest thanks must go to all the volunteers and their superbly behaved dogs. Without them, there would be no Discover Dogs.

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