Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Twas the Night Before Christmas – Doggy Style!

The Night Before Christmas
The Night Before Christmas graphic produced by Pet365 and Dogorama. Click here to view the original post.

Monday, 17 December 2012

Monday, 3 December 2012

Jasper the paralysed dachshund

A paralysed dachshund has learned to walk again after cells taken from his nose were used to bridge the breaks in his spinal cord.

Jasper, who has been unable to walk since 2008, has now been described as his owner as “whizzing around the house”.
The study offers new hope for paralysed human beings and is the first demonstration of effective spinal cord repair in “real life” injury cases.
Professor Robin Franklin, one of the study leaders from Cambridge University, said: "Our findings are extremely exciting because they show for the first time that transplanting these types of cell into a severely damaged spinal cord can bring about significant improvement."
Jasper's owner Mrs May Hay, from Cambridge, said: "Before the trial, Jasper was unable to walk at all. When we took him out we used a sling for his back legs so that he could exercise the front ones. It was heartbreaking. But now we can't stop him whizzing round the house and he can even keep up with the two other dogs we own. It's utterly magic."

Sunday, 25 November 2012

Regents Park walk

What a lovely afternoon we spent walking in Regents Park. The group met at The Honest Sausage and after a few exchanges in friendly sausage banter we headed up the path at the amusement of many families and couples strolling along.

I still find it amusing that dachshunds have this innate power to simply turn heads no matter how stern the passer by may look. And yet again we managed to succeed in turning a few this afternoon.

Amongst the newcomers a gorgeous pup Cass pictured above and Cambridge Crombie!

Check some more pics on my autumn dachshunds flickr page.

Thank you for everyone who came and see you in December!

Lisa & Milo

Sunday, 11 November 2012

Darcy at Discover Dogs

We managed to get down to Earls Court yesterday and met the lovely Darcy and owner Maria representing Dachshunds at Discover Dogs, keep up the good work guys! 

We also sneaked a few extra cuddles in with these guys....but please don't tell Milo! :) to compensate he got a few treats brought home for him... at least I don't feel guilty he missed out.

Sunday, 4 November 2012

Fritz needs a new home

 Fritz is a 7 year old, long-haired miniature Dax who has been chipped and is up to date with his jabs. .....email courtenaythompson@gmail.com for more information if you are interested!


Friday, 26 October 2012

Sniff out a present with Flossie & Bumble

We can never get enough of dachshund merchandise and our facebook page is covered in dachshund print dresses, dachshund wines and even dachshund wellies! To add to this infectious hobby Milo and I have just discovered some beautiful dachshund cushions by Flossie& Brumble (Note: probably best hiding these from muddy paws after a long meet up)....
Flossie & Bumble offer a range of inspirational ideas for Christmas presents including charming products for the home, new babies and dog lovers - in our case of course the dachshund aficionados.

Inspired by nostalgic prints, vintage wares and of course Bumble, her miniature wire-haired dachshund, Flossie provides affordable, quality Home Accessories with a sniff of the Country Side. 
Besides her smart spotty dachshund print cushions, owner and maker Flora’s best sellers are the fun little hand knitted dachshund key rings.

Flossie also offers a bespoke service where you can order a doorstop to match the kitchen curtains or a unique cushion for your favourite armchair.

Based in South West London and Wiltshire, all the products are lovingly handmade in England.

For a chance to win one of Flossie & Bumble's gorgeous Spotty Dachshund Cushions, just invent us a fun caption to go with this picture of a dachshund buried inside a pillow case from stuffonmywiener.com

The winner will be chosen by Flossie and Brumble, competition closes 30 November 2012 and winner announced on comments box (T&Cs apply).

Good luck x
Lisa & Milo

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

WIN tickets to London’s biggest dog event: Discover Dogs


At  Discover Dogs you get the chance to meet, greet and discover over 200 breeds! a fun and exciting event for the whole family, plus entry is FREE for under 12s!!  
Don’t miss out on…
·        Fast agility doggy displays and competitions
·        Shopping for your dog’s needs
·        The Grand Final of Scruffts, the family crossbreed dog of the year
·        Meet and greet over 200 breeds of dog
·        The biggest London event on four legs

Under 12s go free
Save money when you buy your tickets in advance!

To get you in the doggy mood watch these ‘Top dog jumps’ from Crufts this year! There is so much to see at Discover Dogs, dancing dogs, jumping dogs, obedient dogs, running dogs, cute dogs, big dogs so don’t miss out BUY TICKETS NOW!!

Join their facebook page and keep up to date with all Discover Dogs and win fantastic doggy prizes!

Dachshunds in London has teamed up with the Kennel Club to giveaway 2 pairs of tickets to the show! To enter all you need to do is tell me why you want a pair of tickets in no more than 40 characters in the comment box below. Competition closes Friday 2 November and winners will be chosen and announced on the blog. Good Luck!

Saturday, 20 October 2012

Guest post: Introducing Jeff from Sausage Tails

Hi everyone! Or Guten Tag to all those Dachshunds out there!

My name is Jeffrey (Jeff for short) and I'm a miniature wirehair dachshund.  I was born 2nd July 2012 so I'm only a wee chipolata (make a note of that in your diaries as I do love to receive pressies!)

So I started my own blog because so many of my friends and family (fans really) kept requesting updates on how I was getting on, my k9 adventures and also all the lovely dachshund related things that my Mum finds. It's safe to say she's slightly 'sausage' mad and has a crafty knack of sniffing out anything adorned with dachshund's. 

I would love for you to see all my adventures and mums 'special' finds! Check out www.sausagetails.wordpress.com and all you need to do is follow my blog and updates arrive straight from me into your inbox - simples!

I really hope to see all you soon!

Dach's all for now!

Jeffrey x

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Dixter Dachshund Day

Club members share adventures in this super video footage from Dixter Dachshund Day nice to see the racing has spread now :)

Thursday, 20 September 2012

The Dachshund Breed Council

Guest post by Ian J Seath, Chairman, Dachshund Breed Council

The Dachshund Breed Council was founded in 2008 following many years of “informal” cooperation in the form of the UK Dachshund Clubs' Forum and, before that, the Annual Secretaries' Meeting.

In recent years much of the discussion at meetings of Clubs has been devoted to health and welfare.  This has continued to dominate the work of the Council and we have a committed H&W Sub-committee, plus a number of other Club officers who “take the lead” on particular topics.  There are typically three strands to our work on any health issue: firstly evidence gathering, to establish more than anecdotal information about a potential problem; secondly education of breeders so they can make informed decisions about their stock and thirdly, working with the KC, AHT and others to establish the most appropriate approach to health-testing and breeding strategies.

The most significant health condition affecting Dachshunds is Inter-vertebral Disk Disease (IVDD) and over the past couple of years we have been reviewing the research evidence to see if it might be possible to establish a UK screening programme.  Although an X-ray screening approach has been adopted in Scandinavia, the advice we have received from UK experts is that it would be preferable to look for a DNA-based test.  That is where we are focusing our current efforts.

Another significant and distressing condition is Lafora's Disease.  This is a form of late onset epilepsy that affects between 5 and 10% of UK Miniature Wires.  A DNA test is available and the Wirehaired Dachshund Club is currently working towards implementing a full UK scheme which will be approved by the Kennel Club.  Anyone thinking of buying a Mini Wire should ask the breeder if they have participated in the screening programme which was launched in 2010.

By comparison with these two conditions, the cord1 Retinal Degeneration (PRA) problem found in all three varieties of Miniature has a far lower impact on the health of our Dachshunds.  Nevertheless, responsible breeders of these three varieties should be commended for the positive approach they have taken to screening for cord1 and for the success they have had in reducing the prevalence of this mutation.  However, just because a DNA test exists for cord1 doesn't mean we should ignore other possible eye conditions for which regular clinical examinations are still appropriate (in all six varieties).

A major initiative of the Council at the end of 2009 was the launch of a dedicated Health Reporting website.  This provides the facility for owners to report any health problems, or the cause of death of their Dachshund, confidentially, so we can build a more evidence-based view of current issues and identify emerging trends.  

The website (http://www.dachshundhealth.org.uk) also provides access to health information for owners and vets.   I know lots of DIL members also participated in our Dachs-Life 2012 Breed Health Survey, so thank you for helping us get such an amazing response rate.  The data are immensely useful to us in developing our plans for health improvement.

Our main website dachshundbreedcouncil.org.uk provides the latest advice and information for owners and potential owners of Dachshunds.

Can I make two requests?

1.      If your Dachshund is ill, or dies, please submit a report on our Health website
2.      If you're on Facebook, please “Like” the Dachshund Breed Council's page and then you can stay up-to-date with all our news

And finally, I'd like to thank Lisa and all the DIL members for their support of the Breed Council and our work.

Saturday, 8 September 2012

Summer of dachshunds

Hope you are all having a wonderful summer, a few highlights from our facebook members...

We discovered....Vino dachshunds, Longue-Dog

Siesta dachshunds.....(thanks Chevair's Flossie!)

Showering holiday dachshunds in Paris......(thanks Neil!)

Ushering and wedding dachshunds! Congratulations Catherine Hellary! and Ruby well done

and finally, Phil's great vid showing some dachshund summer fun highlights! 

Have any more great links and vids send to me dachshundsinlondon@gmail.com

Monday, 30 July 2012

Monday, 16 July 2012

dachshunds star on The One Show

Lottie, Duke, Ernie, Hugo and Milo were super stars on the One Show last Tuesday, click on link here and skip to 26.15 to see our interview and feature bit with Alex Riley 

Well done dachshunds in London we finally made TV appearance after 5 years! 

Sunday, 8 July 2012

The Great Dachshund Games

The rain did not throw off more than 35 dogs today as they braved muddy park terrain for the 4th annual dachshunds day - The Great Dachshund Games.
Held in Hampstead Heath the day provided lots of fun for family and friends of members of London's most famous sausage dog club - dachshunds in London - founded by Lisa in 2007!
Special guests included Matt Whyman and dachshund Hercules also star of Matt's new book Walking With Sausage dogs.

Photography by Yulia Titovets

Everyone say 'sausages'!

Special thanks goes out to all our wonderful sponsors Hounds of Hamptons, Pet London, KONG toys, 
Lily's Kitchen and the support and help of you all for donating to the club and Dogs for the Disabled today! and of course Helga, Yulia and everyone who made it possible to have a fabulous day out.

For more pictures Yulia Titovets will upload more for you to see and buy from her direct here https://plus.google.com/photos/117324545999957096648/albums/5762864810583912065?banner=pwa

Lots of love

Lisa & Milo

Racing Dachshunds Lottie and Duke taking the title yet again :)

Fastest dachshund through the tunnel competition

Crossing that muddy finish line! 


Friday, 6 July 2012

How brave is your dachshund?

Guest post by Barbarajo dachshund in London member from Kingston, who owns 14 year old Suki (pictured here) and walks regularly in Richmond Park.

"My dog Suki will be 14 on 3rd August. Can I hope she is just middle-aged? Her lovely smooth black & tan coat is now a lovely black & grey.

But she is still strong and bossy with a big-dog bark and big attitude.   She is a no-nonsence dog, not cuddly, but she lets me know when something is appreciated and is a great tail-wagger.   She knows the time of day, likes her routine, food, sleep (under a blanket on her sofa) loves her walks and lying in the sun.   Always with her ball.  I am grateful to her for the walks without which I wouldn't get the exercise and get to know some wonderful parks and new doggy friends. I live in a lower-ground floor flat (basement) but it has a lovely big garden reached by steps, so Suki is frequently up and down.

My garden is surrounded by trhe neighbours gardens and although not the countryside, there is the frequent visits of foxes and I'm sure other wild animals.  Access to the garden for Suki is through a locked 6" of open aliding window and I like to think this access will not attract other animals

She is very territorial and aware of this. Sometimes she will bound off her sofa, race out through the window barking all the way to the end of the garden and keep up the barking for a minute or two, presumably seeing off some unwelcome visitor.  I am really glad she is like this as, so far, that is for 4 years we have been living there, there have not been any unwelcome visitors.

I read somewhere not long ago, that the oldest dog ever was a 23 yr old Dachshund.   I would love to hear from anybody whose dachshund is ageing and compare notes.

The other day I read a letter from somebody in The Times who had 2 dachshunds when they were living abroad and once when they were out camping and hyenas were creating a noise outside, the dogs rushed out and attacked them yet returned unharmed, and another time both dogs went missing when the land flooded only to be found at different times days and weeks later.   They returned to England and lived to "a ripe old age" Are these dogs tough or what?

I would love to hear of any other acts of bravery by dachshunds.

Monday, 2 July 2012

On your marks......

Hope you have all been training in the back yard or at the park, feeling pushy enough to get your dachshund across that finish line yet? we cant wait to see our little waggy friends compete! Sunday is our very own dachshund sports day on Hampstead Heath.

More racing, sausage eating, tunnels to run through and even a handmade costume fancy dress, 10% of proceeds will also be going to Dogs For The Disabled!

Prizes from Pet London, Hounds of Hampton, Walking With Sausage Dogs, Holly and Lil Collars and more and there are some little goody bags to take home too.

To remind you here us how it all started three years ago in Regents Park!

See you all Sunday!

Ps - check out our new snazzy background, courtesy of the lovely Joy at Pooch Cards who has kindly sponsored the DIL blog. 

Monday, 14 May 2012

dachshunds in London take over Highgate in aid of Cancer Research

If you go down to the woods today...you will probably find many fund raising pooches!

Very proud to hear that DIL group of dachshunds did the sausage nation proud this weekend by descending upon Highgate Wood as they walked and fund raised for Cancer Research to help find a cure for our humans.

Helga says: "We all had such a wonderful fun filled day and walking today was so good as we really felt it was towards such a worthwhile cause. Thank you to all our snag mates who turned up and really showed that we have taken another step forward in world domination (UN last month!)

There were plenty of prizes and treats in store look out for the group picture in the Ham and High!

Well done all!

Lisa x

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Cant stand the rain!

Does your dachshund do rain? Milo certainly does NOT and many of us had to face another round of cabin fever this weekend with our four legged friends as London become one giant puddle.

Those who braved the rain to go to Regents Park deserve a medal for courage and commitment, Im sorry we couldnt join in and hope that the sun made a brief appearance.

Lets hope the sun decides to shine again for our dachshund Games on 17 June at Hampstead.

This video is dedicated to all those pooches who DONT like the rain! If you have any cute pictures of your dachshund braving the water, please send them to me.

Friday, 6 April 2012

Funniest dachshund Easter gifts on net

Just sniffing around the net and when I put dachshund Easter into google this is what the search came up with...just thought Id share some of these funny items with you all.

Hope you all have a great Easter and dont forget that chocolate is bad for your dog!

Love to all.

Lisa & Milo
This is a t-shirt design with a cute pic on it of dachs-bunny

A dachshund Easter garden flag? Always wanted one of these lol...

Very very mad dachshund tea party style 

From the hotdogblog.com

Finally a very sweet Swedish egg decorated Dachshunds in London style by Kix Kixsson how lovely! 

Monday, 2 April 2012

Happy Easter WIN London Pooch card set!

Another gorgeous day in London and a picture I borrowed from my favourite blog The Long and Short of it all.  

Before we consume our entire body weight equivalent of chocolate, we thought we would run a fun competition to win some gorgeous pooch cards made by Joy.  

To enter simply tell us in the comment box below why your dachshund is better than an Easter egg in no more than 50 words. Competition ends this Friday 6 April.  Our favourite response will be chosen and notified on the blog and via email.

Good luck! 


Saturday, 31 March 2012

Sausages rule at Bennett Miller's Dachshund UN

Dachshunds in London members embarked upon a new piece of live doggie art by artist Bennett Miller earlier today in Birmingham.

Well done to all of those who participated - for the love of dachshunds! Spread the word the sausage will rule.

Here is a short clip of what when on. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6i90I39AqZI

Thursday, 22 March 2012

Mad as a March dachshund

So much going on and so many photos and videos about what our club members have been getting up to this month I thought I round up some of my favourites and share them with you on my blog! enjoy!...

Holly's Marvin loves eating fruit and veg!

check out this video... http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10151417943020352

Lottie starts gambling online! Helga you have to sort this out :)

Sarah's Louie has had the 'snip'!

Nicola's Louie gets in bed with the dachshunds...

and then regrets it! bless him!

Laura discover's Dolly's folded ear syndrome...anyone for a nap?

and finally....

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