Posted tagged ‘Education’

Thinking of buying a Dachshund? Would you be the “perfect buyer?”

February 11, 2018

Download our Buyer’s Guide but read on first…

Be a good buyer


Would you know what to do if your Dachshund is lost or goes missing?

January 14, 2018

Goril down hole (2)We are grateful to Sharon Ellis for sharing her comprehensive advice on what to do if your dog goes missing.

Her advice covers lists of online resources where you can post information as well as what to do in the area where your dog was last seen.

Read the full article here.

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: 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.


ECDA Breed Specific Seminar & Written Examination 17th April 2016

December 12, 2015

The Eastern Counties Dachshund Association will be holding a Breed Seminar on Sunday 17th April 2016.

The Seminar aims to provide an opportunity to learn about Dachshunds, whatever your current knowledge and experience. The speaker will be Mrs Mandy Dance who will talk about the Breed Standard.

For those who wish to take a written exam and informal Hands on Assessment there will be an opportunity to do so. The assessments will take place in the afternoon and those people attending just the seminar may stay to watch, if they wish.

All participants can choose to sit the Breed Council’s Written Assessment Paper which forms part of the A2 approval criteria. The Written Paper will be available during the afternoon and there is a Pass Mark of 70%.

The venue is Moggerhanger Village Hall, Blunham Road, Moggerhanger, Bedford MK44 3RB. This is easy to find, just off the A1 and is a venue already used for dog club events.

Lunches, plus morning and afternoon refreshments, are included in the ticket price of £20 for those who wish to take the exam or £15 for those who do not.

The Seminar starts at 10:00, with coffee being served from 09:30.

Send a cheque, payable to ECDA. (Confirmation will be e-mailed to you, with full information about the day sent nearer the time).


I wish to book a place for the:

Seminar/Written Paper/Informal Assessment (delete those that do not apply)

cheque/postal order enclosed payable to ECDA for £15/£20.

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