Monday, 30 July 2012

More sporty dachshunds!

Sharing this from the long and short of it all very cute!

More Olympic dachshunds....always a winner for us hey!

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

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. 

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