Friday, November 14, 2008

Dachshund News Roundup!

Proving once again that you can never underestimate the tenacity of a dachshund, here's a dachshund news roundup on a brisk, slightly wet fall day, November 14th, 2008. Woof! Above, meet handsome 10-year-old red smooth 'George,' who hails from Littleton, Colorado. George is recovering from a horrible coyote attack, the lone survivor of 5 dogs attacked by coyotes in the area over the last week. Read more, see another pic, and see a news video of George at We're hoping George can come home soon.

In other dachshund health news, The Morris Animal Foundation has awarded a grant to Florida Veterinary Specialists & Cancer Treatment Center (FVS) in Tampa to conduct a pilot study to explore the feasibility of developing a pre-operative test to determine whether an animal with IVDD (intervertebral disk disease) will benefit from expensive and difficult spinal surgery. Additional funding for the yearlong study is being provided by Frankie's Friends Charitable Pet Foundation and the Dachshund Club of America Health and Welfare Trust Fund. Read more about this important study at

Meanwhile, Dream Dachshund Rescue out of Atlanta, Georgia, is attempting to rescue up to 30 dachshunds from a "mountain family," where the dogs are breeding indiscriminately, and their diet appears to consist mostly of apples that have fallen from trees. Keep up with the troublesome story and the good work that Dream Dachshund Rescue does on their blog.

In working dachshund news, meet Gary Huber, left, with 'Kita,' and his 16-year-old daughter Kari Huber with 'Beya,' who hail from the Buffalo, New York, area. Kari is joining her dad in working with their dachshunds to assist hunters in finding their downed big game. If hunting is your bag, don't miss the article at The Buffalo News.

Like to spend that excess cash on your wiener dog? So does Josephine Daniel, 34, a jewellery designer who lives in South-West London with her beautiful English Crème, 'Daisy,' aged two. She has spent over 6,000 pounds (over $9,000 US) on her loved one including: Travel accessories: £200. Collars: £750. Bed and bedding: £1,100. Vet fees/insurance: £468. Grooming: £1,200. Food: £480. Toys: £2,000. And Daisy gets a bath every day after her walk. Read all about it at Mail Online.

Finally, 'Sponge,' a miniature wirehaired dachshund, takes a break on the shoulder of Damon Lumpkins of Mansfield, Ohio, during the Old Fort Cluster Dog Show at Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne, Indiana, on Sunday, November 2nd, 2008. The event happened a few weeks ago, but this pic was awesome. You can still see lots of pics and read all about the show at

Have a great Friday!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Poor George. Hope he's doing well.

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