Hi I'm a kennel club assured breeder of miniature dachshunds and Basset hounds, I'm also a five star council licenced breeder, all our puppies are bred to the highest standards are health tested and kennel club registered, they all leave being vet checked, 1st set of vacs, micro chip, 4 weeks free insurance, puppy pack, puppy contract and a lifetime of support, they are raised in a loving family home with children and well socialised. We are in Cornwall UK. Facebook grouphttps://www.facebook.com/groups/3408080549243078/?ref=share_group_link
We are proud to be a part of the kennel club assured breeder scheme. all our puppies are bred to kennel club recognised colours, and any recommend health tests, all are bred to be pra cord 1clear, we also try to source the best stud dogs available resulting in multiple champions in their 5 generation pedigree, also to protect our lines all our puppies have breeding endorsements
all puppies come with a lifetime of support, we are always happy to answer any questions or help or advise you on your new puppy, and if your circumstances change in the future and you find you can no longer look after or care for the puppy no matter what age they are we ask for you to contact us the breeder first as we can help and advise with re-homeing
Our latest litter of miniature dachshunds from ORCHDACHZ Proserpina was born on the 5th of may, please get in touch for availability, all puppies from fully health tested parents, kc registered and a lifetime of support..
Hopefully another litter due soon, we will keep you all updated!
moo moo has been fully health tested and passed, we are very proud to be the only kennel club assured breeder and five star council licensed breeder of basset hounds in the southwest) as a family we have been thinking about getting a basset hound for quite a few years, but we found the process not very smooth because many of the breeders that we contacted did not test their bassets for glaucoma. Glaucoma is a horrible disease that is very painful and can even lead to removal of the eyes. There are two types of glaucoma open angle (poag) primary closed angle glaucoma . (poag) is a simple swab DNA test that will let you know if they are a clear or a carrier or effected, if you breed too clears together, you would never get POAG. With primary closed angle glucomer, it's an eye test with a specialist , the specialist will look into the eyes of the dog and will grade them , the lower the grade, the less chance of the dog becoming affected in later life, moo moo is having both these tests done and if she passes, it would mean that we will be the only kennel club assured breeder of health tested basset hounds in the whole of the south west, and helping families chose happy health tested puppies. (Moo moo has had her poag results back and she is clear meaning she will never get this horrible type of glaucoma or pass it on to her offspring, and she is also pla clear)
PRA is an inherited eye condition. Eight different forms of the disease have been discovered, but more are likely to exist. A progressive disease that usually leads to blindness, PRA affects both eyes simultaneously. Unfortunately, there is no treatment, no cure and no way to stop or reverse the damage, that's why it's so important to know the pra status of your puppy and we only breed pra cord 1 clear.
being a council licenced breeder means you have been inspected by the council and also a vet, your property has been checked your breeding dogs have been checked and also the condition of where the dogs live and raise there puppies have been checked, after the inspection if all conditions are met you are then given a star rating from 1 to 5, and we are very proud of our 5 star rating, and some people presume that being council licenced is only for large scale comical breeders producing multiple high volumes of litters of many different breeds, but this is becoming not the case since the law changed in 2018 as from 2018 any one breeding and selling puppies for a profit should be licensed, this also helps protect the puppy buyer as if anything goes wrong with your new puppy you will be able to report it to there local council who granted them the licence. Tip : to check if a puppy you are interested in is coming from a large scale breeding establishment ask for there licence number and check with there local council to see how many breeding dogs they are licensed for. :
Our Assured Breeders scheme helps puppy buyers find breeders that breed to high welfare standards and are passionate about the health and welfare of dogs. Our Assured Breeders have all been inspected by us and are continually monitored to ensure that they maintain high standards.
Our scheme is the only scheme in the UK to set standards for breeders. We ensure that breeders carry out breed-specific health testing and screening, giving the puppies they produce the best chance of living a long and happy life. To ensure that our scheme is robust and impartial, we are accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) to certify breeders on the scheme.
To find out more, Assured Breeder Jenny Campbell, known from Dragon's Den, explains what our Assured Breeders scheme means to her and her puppy buyers:
There are two ways that you can find an Assured Breeder:
There are many fantastic, passionate dog breeders out there who want to produce healthy puppies. Unfortunately, there are also people who breed dogs for the sole purpose of making money at any cost. These individuals often put profit before health, keeping their dogs in poor conditions. Taking the time to find a good breeder, who responsibly breeds healthy puppies, will increase your chances of ending up with a happy, healthy dog that lives for a long time.
Our Assured Breeders take every step to ensure that the puppies they sell have the best possible start in life by:
Our Assured Breeders will give you:
Whilst there can never be a guarantee when buying a puppy, our Assured Breeders scheme provides the best opportunity for you to find a breeder whose priority is the health and happiness of their puppies. On average, owners who buy from an Assured Breeder spend nearly 20% less in vet bills throughout the lifetime of their dog, compared to those who do not to buy through an assured breeder (statistics from Agria Insurance).
Assured Breeders care about the puppies that they breed and want them to go to their ‘forever home’. Our Assured Breeders will want to make sure that you’re knowledgeable about the breed of dog that you’re taking home, and that you’re able to care for it, so be prepared to answer lots of questions.
Buying a puppy from an Assured Breeder will give you the confidence that your puppy has been bred with care and attention by from someone who has their health and welfare as a priority.
We police our scheme in the following ways:
Everyone who buys a puppy from one of our Assured Breeders should be given a feedback form to let us know how they found the experience. We receive hundreds of feedback forms from new puppy buyers each month; most of the feedback is positively glowing. However, if any concerns are highlighted then we investigate fully and take the appropriate action. In some cases, this might include removal from the scheme.
Unfortunately, with all living things, it’s entirely possible that a problem can develop in a puppy that’s outside of the control of the breeder and owner. However, in the unfortunate event that someone has a problem with a puppy bought from an Assured Breeder, or they believe that a member is not upholding the standards of the scheme, then there is a robust complaints procedure in place.
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Primary glaucoma results from reduced drainage of the fluid (aqueous humour) that is produced within the eye, resulting in a build-up of intraocular pressure (IOP) which, in turn, damages the optic nerve and leads to pain and blindness. Basset Hounds are at risk of developing primary open angle glaucoma (POAG), the early clinical signs of which can be detected by a veterinary ophthalmologist when dogs are between 3 and 4 years of age. The initial signs are a small, sustained rise in intraocular pressure (IOP) and lens subluxation. Unlike primary closed angle glaucoma, which is the more common form of glaucoma in dogs, there is no pectinate ligament abnormality and the iridocorneal angle remains open until the late stages of the disease. POAG is not painful in its early stages and the slow progression of this disease means that often owners are not aware their dog is affected until they notice their dogs’ eyes have become enlarged (due to the increased pressure) or a vision problem becomes noticeable. POAG is progressive however and the continued rise in IOP will eventually lead to pain and blindness.
our miniature dachshunds, lady, birdie, olive, Bella and saffie
Our shaded red girl birdies litter of miniature dachshunds.
In the last year there has been a significant increase in the number of dilute coloured dogs being sold in the UK. The majority are being bred by French Bulldog and English Bulldog extreme-colour breeders, many using dogs imported from the U.S.A. or Eastern Europe, presumably as the market for both has passed the peak and they see an opportunity to make significant money from 'rare' or 'coloured' dachshunds.
The blue colour is a dilute of the black and tan; Isabella (also known as lilac in other breeds) is the dilute of the chocolate colour. The gene that causes the dilute colours can also cause an issue in some dogs called colour dilution alopecia (CDA), where the hair shaft is thin and weak, meaning it can drop out of the follicle and cause baldness. Because the coat is thinner than normal, the skin can also be more susceptible to infection and sunburn, which in turn may cause cancer.
The breeders are applying similar techniques to those used to promote the Bulldogs. Both pups and studs are being advertised regularly via Pets4Homes and other sites, on Facebook (though the majority of Dachshund-specific groups in the UK have banned any promotion of dilutes), as well as on Instagram. The adverts often refer to isabellas as 'lilacs', or as being DNA tested as carrying blue or lilac, or tricolour (i.e. similar language to bulldog ads) and suggest that dogs are of exceptionally high quality (with nothing to back that statement up). Those that are KC registered are frequently advertised without referencing 'Colour Not Recognised' status, at a high price (anything from £2000 - £8000!).
The breeders frequently refute that there is actually any such condition as Colour Dilution Alopecia, claiming it is an outdated and discredited notion, and that dogs of standard colours are equally affected by alopecia. They argue that without recent research to demonstrate the link between dilution and alopecia, there is no reason to stop breeding dilutes, and argue that as the KC permits registration, then that is evidence that there isn't an issue!
Kennel Club current position:
In June 2017, the Kennel Club issued a press release confirming concern about fashionable and 'rare' colours, and made it a condition that breeders must now manually enter the colour of the puppy if the CNR option was selected. The aim is to improve the quality of data on CNR registration across all breeds, and they state that they will work with Breed Clubs to increase knowledge in the area 'once registrations have been collected for a number of months'. The release states that "special focus will be paid to four breeds that are known to have seen surges in unrecognised colours - Labradors, Pugs, French Bulldogs and Bulldogs" (is it a coincidence that it was around the same time that Frenchie breeders started moving into Dachshunds?).
Full KC statement here
Veterinary Research on CDA:
There are a number of papers on CDA in general and a few on Dachshunds in particular, but the majority date back 10 years or more. However, the majority of articles online about CDA reference Dachshunds in the top 10 breeds most at risk (with very few referencing bulldogs). This might be behind the colour breeders' argument that it is an outdated concept. However, Professor Tosso Leeb of the Institute of Genetics in Switzerland is currently undertaking research into CDA in various breeds, with the intention of identifying genetic risk factors.
Helen Geeson, resident geneticist and colour expert on the Dachshund Breed Council's Health and Welfare sub-committee explains: "The hypothesis is that the gene occurs in more than one version and some breeds have the problem gene whereas others do not. If this hypothesis is correct (and the research is incredibly slow and not progressing rapidly), what we do know for certain is that Dachshunds do have the version that causes CDA. At the moment, there is no DNA test for CDA (there is a DNA test for the dilution gene but it cannot differentiate between the version that causes CDA and the version that doesn't). Therefore, at the moment there is no 100% safe way to breed dilute colour Dachshunds and the people who are breeding them who say they don't have CDA in their lines cannot possibly know that for certain, as they haven't been breeding Dachshunds long enough to prove it. They are relying on mainly American breeders and some in Eastern Europe, and I am not convinced I would be trusting them all".
"Despite trying to educate some of these dilute breeders, they do not want to work with the Dachshund Breed Council and try to make out that it is the DBC who have the issue and do not understand the science. I guess when you want to sell puppies for a high price you need to try to convince buyers that you know more than the authorities in the breed!"
CDA Facebook Survey
In Spring 2018, Gill Key, one of the Pet Advisers sitting on the DBC's Health and Welfare sub-committee, ran a simple 10-question SurveyMonkey survey on various Facebook Groups asking dilute dog owners about CDA in their dogs. 53% of respondents were from USA, reflecting the higher number of dilute dogs bred there. 36% of respondents were from the UK, the rest being from Canada, Australia and South Africa.
In total, 43% of dogs were reported as showing CDA.
However, given the small number of dilute dogs currently in the UK, it is somewhat surprising how many respondents were from the UK and on further analysis, it is interesting to note that overall, 66% of respondents had either bred from their dog already or may breed from their dog. In the UK, this is even higher: 74% have either bred or may bred from their dogs and, of these, there was only one report of CDA. This, combined with the fact that many of the reports of breeding dogs without CDA were consecutive in the survey suggests that there may have been a deliberate effort to skew the results. If all dogs that have been bred from or may be bred from are excluded, 83% respondents recorded CDA in their dogs (52% if dogs that might be bred from are included). Clearly this might be biased the other way.
In summary, though the survey was limited in numbers and flawed due to the potential skew by breeders with a vested interest, there appears to be a significant number of dilute dogs affected by CDA.
Read more about breeding dilutes here.
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