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More Dachshunds in the Obreedience finals at Crufts – please support Mini Mayhem!

March 5, 2018

We have previously blogged news of the Dachtastic team who qualified for the Obreedience finals at Crufts. Today, we heard that Mini Mayhem who were the reserves have been called in to be the 10th team competing at Crufts.

IMG_1920All the handlers are members of the Southern Dachshund Association: Fizz Carter, on the Committee, with Lily, Steffi Bourne, Newsletter Editor with Raffy, Stella Smyth with Dusty & Pebbles (Pebbles is handled by one of her girls, Christine, who works at her kennels). This is such good and positive publicity for Dachshunds.

So in ten teams, two are Dachshunds; pretty impressive knowing how very stubborn they can be! The team has to do heelwork together, sendaways, retrieves, call and stop on command in a given square and scent work.

You can support Mini Mayhem and Dachtastic on Thursday 8th March at 4:30 in the Obedience Ring.

Good luck everyone!


Support the Dachtastic Obreedience team at Crufts 2018

February 2, 2018
Will you be at Crufts on Thursday the 8th of March?
Dachtastic Obreedience 2018The Dachtastic Miniature Longhaired Dachshund Obreedience team have made it to the finals for the second year running! Last year’s support from the audience was amazing and really helped calm the team’s nerves, seeing all those flags waving thems on.
They want to beat their fabulous 3rd place from last year, but can’t do this without everyone’s support.
Once you have finished shopping, catching up with everyone and need a sit-down, take a pew in the obreedience ring (Hall 5) around 4.30pm and support them!

Would you like to own a Sausage Dog Number Plate?

February 1, 2018


Last year, Carley Denton raised money to support our IVDD Screening Programme. Now, she’s offering her personalised number plate to the highest bidder, with the money again going to support IVDD Screening.

This will be a silent auction.

Email your bid to The highest bid received by midnight (UK) on Sunday 11th February 2018 will win SS09 AGE.

Dachshund of the Year Awards 2017

January 31, 2018

We are grateful to Lynda Billinghurst for the DotY results and Alan Tyler for the pictures of the Winners.

Joanne Blackburn-Bennett’s CH STARGANG CHERRY BERRY was awarded DACHSHUND OF THE YEAR 2017. Runner-up was Morris and Judith Armstrong’s Ch Lauralee Nicholas Nickleby.

DotY 2017

Veteran of the Year 2017 was Fran and Emily Mitchell’s CH Bronia Lotario; runner-up was Kim and Duncan McCalmont’s CH Silvae Mystic.

Veteran of the year 2017

Winner of Dachshund Puppy of the Year 2017 was Roy Wood’s CH Wildstar Wrobinson JW; runner-up Cindy Dare’s Swansford Lionellador Darsoms.

Puppy of the year 2017

Marita Rodgers was the judge.

Congratulations to everyone who qualified.

Buy a 2018 Calendar and support our IVDD Fund

November 19, 2017

Do you have a 2018 Calendar ? RESERVE a 2018 Dachshund Calendar now.

Proceeds after costs will be donated to the Breed Council’s IVDD fund/research (Intervertebral Disk Disease).

The calendar features pictures of 243 lovely dachshunds from various dachshund Facebook Groups. Also featured are well-known celebrity dachshunds, Instagram dachshunds, dachshunds that have suffered IVDD and dachshunds that have sadly gone to Rainbow Bridge.

1000 copies are being printed. The price to reserve a copy is £10 per calendar, plus Postage & Packing to a UK address of £3 (per calendar). For 2 calendars, add an extra £1 p&p.

If you would like more than 2 copies, please ask for further details by emailing

Order online here.

Calendars will be available & posted in December.

Sponsors, donations and created by Nadine Feek Miles, Taylor Nadine Miles, Kelsey-Leigh Miles, Ewa Kasyan and Zena Deane. We are grateful to you all.

Get your copy; it’s for a good cause !!

Questions: email