Tag Archive: Dachshund


A Mini Dachshund Mystery

I recently wrote a piece on the extraordinary rise of the Miniature Dachshund for American dog magazine, Canine Chronicle.

Whilst researching it I came across a fascinating photograph of a girl with what looks like a very respectable looking Miniature Wirehaired Dachshund.

What’s so odd about that you may ask?

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In issue 27 of Edition Dog (Dec 2020) I reflect on my own experience of owning and breeding dogs with working ability, and discuss what ‘fit for function’ really means.

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A proper dog

Is there still such a thing as a man’s or woman’s dog? I take a closer look and reflect on personal experience in issue 25 of Edition Dog (October 2020).

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My Canine Chat column in Torbay Weekly (8th October 2020) was about my veteran Dachshund, Alfie, and how older dogs can stay fit and healthy.

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My Canine Chat column in Torbay Weekly (13th August 2020) raised the issue of greyhounds in need of rescue and reflecting on my own experience with the breed.

Read the online version and other articles on Torbay Weekly’s website here

The first article for my new Canine Chat column in Torbay Weekly was published on 11th June 2020. It also features our Standard Dachshund, Otto.

Read the online version of the article on Torbay Weekly’s website here

…that is the question

In issue 20 of Edition Dog (May 2020) I question the need for spaying and neutering in modern times.

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A Canine Afterlife?

In issue 11 of Edition Dog (Aug 2019) I share my story of my Dachshund, Mollie, coming back to visit after she passed away.

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In issue 6 of Edition Dog (Mar 2019) I highlight the benefits of buying a puppy from an experienced breeder.

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We’re on the move once more! Up to our necks in plastic packing boxes and bubblewrap and the inevitable cull of items begins yet again; ‘do we really need that slow cooker/Qualcast push along mower/Jane Fonda ‘Trim, Tone and Flex DVD!’

And in between runs to the dump and attending car boot sales (a particularly soul-destroying experience) we have been making regular trips to our intended new home in sunny South Devon and it was on one of those trips that something very strange happened…a bizarre coincidence that gave me a lot to mull over.

We’d parked up in the multi-storey in Torquay and as we emerged from the gloom of the carpark I spotted a dog being walked by a couple and I couldn’t quite believe my eyes. Continue reading