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Puppy Certificate - Ask Your Breeder

The RSPCA, British Veterinary Association and the 2018 Animal Welfare regulations all recommend that the breeder provides information as to the health, parentage and socialisation of the puppy. This is considered best practice whether the breeder is licensed or not. Our Breeder Records software is available to the breeder free of charge so there is no excuse for them not to provide this information. If you are purchasing a new puppy please make sure your breeder uses a system like our Puppy Certificate, It is free for any registered Breeder to use.

Please help us to eliminate puppy farming through better records.

Use the button to email your Breeder and ask them to register.

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Dachshund (Standard Smooth)

Dachshunds are very unique little dogs that originate from Germany. An active, extroverted little breed, they are great company and will take as much exercise as you are willing to participate in yourself. A balanced personality, they love being fussed about on your lap at home as much as they enjoy the outdoors. Dachshunds are an intelligent, loyal breed so a good choice for a family pet.

When it comes to health, Dachshunds of all varieties are known to be at a higher risk of spinal injury issues due to the shortness of their legs.

Common Medical Disorders

Eye disorders
  • Cataracts
  • Corneal dystrophy
  • Dermoids
  • Microphthalmia; ocular dysgenesis
  • Optic nerve hypoplasia and micropapilla
  • Pannus - chronic superficial keratitis
  • Progressive retinal atrophy
Blood disorders
  • Histiocytoma
  • Pyruvate kinase (PK) deficiency
  • von Willebrand's disease
Cardiovascular disorders
  • Mitral valve dysplasia
  • Sick sinus syndrome
Endocrine disorders Hyperadrenocorticism (Cushing's syndrome)
Gastrointestinal disorders Cleft lip/palate
Nervous system disorders Deafness
Skin disorders
  • Acanthosis nigricans
  • Cutaneous asthenia (Ehlers-Danlos syndrome)
  • Demodicosis/ Demodectic mange
  • Follicular dysplasias
  • Pattern baldness
  • Seborrhea
Urinary and reproductive disorders
  • Cryptorchidism, retained testicle
  • Urolithiasis (stones)

Lifetime Cost of Ownership

Accessories £8 per month. Total £960
Food £30 per month. Total £3,600
Health and Dental £10 per month. Total £1,200
Veterinary Care Traditional pet insurance for a Dachshund would be £4,496 over ten years. Equivalent cover through claim sharing would cost £3,147. Claim sharing saves you £1,349.
10 Year Cost £10,256 with insurance or save £1,349 with claim sharing


Character Active, Intelligent, Extrovert.