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5679dutton Sun 08-Sep-19 23:23:30

Hi guys , just got a mini dashund chocolate and tan 10wks, used to have a dobermann but had to send him back to breader after 9ths as our house set on fire due to a hair dryer burnt out . any how we got little Peggy, iv been on the sofa one night then easing up the stairs as u would a kid,it is hard work but im sure its worth itxxx any tips on puppies and me little mini dashund xx

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mrsjoyfulprizeforraffiawork Mon 09-Sep-19 12:25:57

Being pedantic, I know, but as you have one, you should know it is pronounced "Dakshund" It is german for badger (=dachs) hound. Sorry to be a pain but thought you'd like to know. I saw on SuperVet years ago that you should always carry your dachshund down stairs (and possibly up too, not sure) as they are so prone to spinal problems (they had a normal-sized dachshund come in for spinal surgery). All the best with your puppy (bit of a change from a dobermann!).

TheHodgeoftheHedge Mon 09-Sep-19 12:40:18

Mrsjoy is indeed correct, your Dachshund should not be going up or down stairs (or jumping on or off sofas etc) due to the strain on their backs.

The UK Dachshund breed council has an online course that is useful for new owners:

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