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Why Does My Dachshund Hold Up One Paw?

Why Does My Dachshund Hold Up One Paw? Dachshunds, renowned for their elongated bodies and expressive eyes, are recognised for their playful and occasionally strange…

Keeping Your Senior Dachshund Happy and Healthy

Keeping Your Senior Dachshund Happy and Healthy As Dachshunds grow older, they require special care and attention to maintain their health and well-being, despite being…

How to Get Your Dachshund Used to Travelling in a Car

How to Get Your Dachshund Used to Travelling in a Car Whether you’re planning a short holiday, a visit to the vet, or simply want…

The Importance of Dental Care for Dachshunds

Maintaining Your Dachshund's Dental Health When it comes to our beloved Sausages, we adore their distinctive long bodies and expressive eyes. However, there's one thing…

Why buy an Infant rather than a Puppy?

Why buy an Infant rather than a Puppy? We have had a busy month in both Bulgaria and the Uk with new puppies being born.…

Why Is My Dachshund So Bossy?

Why Is My Dachshund So Bossy? Dachshunds, with their endearing appearance and spirited personalities, are beloved pets for many dog enthusiasts. However, one quality that…

Gella & Freddy’s Boys

A litter we have been hoping and planning for some time in the UK.But why are these boys so special? I've been desperate to put…

Helping Your Dachshund Shed Those Extra Pounds

Helping Your Dachshund Shed Those Extra Pounds Owning a Dachshund is a delightful experience. With their endearing personalities, charming demeanour, and unmistakable silhouette, they undoubtedly…

Comforting Your Dachshund During Fireworks Season

Navigating Fireworks Season with Care The fireworks season, often celebrated with great enthusiasm and splendour, can be a challenging time for our canine companions. The…

Is Your Dachshund Happy?

As devoted pet owners, one of our primary concerns is ensuring our furry friends are happy and content. But how do you know if your…

What Not to Do with a Dachshund

Like all dog breeds, Dachshunds have their unique characteristics and sensitivities. To ensure the well-being of your furry friend and foster a forever bond, it's…

Why does my Dachshund Dig Before Going to Sleep?

Dachshunds, like many other dog breeds, have a natural instinct to dig before settling down to sleep. This behaviour can be traced back to their…

Cootsfest 2023 Report

Another year and another Cootsfest We had the best fun! So many of our families and dachshunds came to see us and to meet each…

Cootsfest 2023

It's not long now till our annual gathering COOTSFEST, this year held on Sunday 10th September 11-3 pm. For those of you that don't know…

Buying an Older Dachshund

For many the idea of buying an older mature dachshund is appealing and here at Coots we have many chats with families about this as…

Why does my dachshund bark so much?

But why do they bark? The breed is often tarnished by those that say Sausages bark all the time. We thought it was about time…

A Complete Guide to Caring for Your Dachshund

Dachshunds, with their adorable long bodies and spirited personalities, are beloved companions for many dog lovers. These small yet feisty dogs require specific care to…

Buying a puppy vs Infant – whats right for me and my family

Every day we are having chats with families looking for healthy Dachshunds to join their families, sometimes a new puppy from 10 weeks old isnt…

The BIG Announcement

The BIG Announcement Whilst the whole of the UK has been celebrating the Coronation of their Majesties The King and Queen, here at Coots we…

Is my Dachshund Fashionable?

At Coots we would argue that all our woofers are fashionable. We religiously only breed Kennel Club Breed Standard Coloured Dachshunds and we are proud…

BIBBY’S trip to Elite’s Fertility Clinic

Yesterday was another exciting day for us at Coots as Miss Bibby successfully had a TCI procedure performed by our baby Dr Dave at Elite…

It’s Easter hide the chocolate eggs from your Sausage!

We’ve all heard people say ‘dogs can’t eat chocolate’ Well if you are a Sausage owner then you need to be extra careful this Easter…

Coots Natural Snacks Range

Introducing Coots Pick 'n' Mix It’s been on our minds to range Natural Snacks for sometime but it’s taken some time to research and determine…

Coots Keepers

It’s been manic here at Coots. Two recent litters from Nutella and Thais have really kept us busy and the pups in the Nursery have…

Health Testing at Coots

I thought it was time to blog about Health Tests as it seems a topic of great confusion, not only for those of you who…

Coots Recommends Antler Powder

We have been working with Antler Chew in the UK for some months now and cannot believe the awesomeness of Antlers for both our young…

Nutty Welcomes 4 Puppies!

She did it! Our little Nutella delivered 4 perfect little mini Nutty’s and we couldn’t be prouder. When you have a strong emotional connection to…

NEWS FLASH – Miss Nita Bonita is on her way!

Many of you will remember the Beatle Boys? 4 stunning little red mini boys that came to us at the end of last year? Well…

Who is Miss Bowie?

It’s been a very long day today but super exciting too as today we have welcomed Miss Bowie to Coots. So many people wonder why…

What to do when my girl is in Season……

A common topic of conversation on our group chats is, when will I know when my sausage is coming into season, and what do I…

Why does my Sausage eat poo!

Oh god, how embarrassing is it when you are with family or friends and your beloved Sausage is in the garden and then eats his…

Keeping your Sausage safe from IVDD

On social media today I stumbled across a recent post from the Dachshund IVDD Charity. The source of this info derived from Dachslife 2015, a…

Slinky delivers 3 Super Shiny Puppies

I’m writing my blog at three minutes past midnight, after what has been an incredible day! It’s been a very long three days in the…

Happy New Year to all our Coots Families and Followers

As I prepare for an exciting start to 2023, in the birth room waiting for the arrival of Slinky’s puppies, I can’t help reflecting on…

Wishing All Our Coots Sausages and Families a Very Merry Christmas

It’s always such a busy time of year juggling the Children and the Sausages whilst preparing for Christmas. I always feel exhausted by the time…

The Rock – Coming to Coots 2023

We are blessed at Coots to be surrounded by some of the most incredible countryside. Living in the Churnet Valley our dachshunds enjoy the benefits…

Mr Blue does it again!

Great news! We are ecstatic! Blue and Luna are expecting puppies around 16th January Both Luna and Blue have had a litter before and so…

4 Perfect Boys

It’s been a busy 24 hours! Yesterday at 6pm Paulie, Ringo, George and Lenny arrived. An agonising 3 day trip for them travelling across Europe…

Christmas Giveaway

It’s that crazy Festive time of year when we all get a bit giddy and start buying gifts for our beloved Pooches. Well we hope…

Puppies Due 3rd Jan 2023

So excited we are to confirm that Slinky and Blue are expecting. All being well this will be our first AI litter using TCI and…

Our Beatles Boys…….

n We have exciting news. We’ve been desperate to tell you all but wanted to wait until our boys were ready to travel. Coming to…

Luna’s TCI & WHY we use AI at Coots……

So off we went again yesterday for Luna’s final visit to Elite Kennel Facility to visit DR Dave the Puppy Dr ( as he has…

Purina Proplan FORTIFLORA

We wanted to share this product review with all our Sausage Friends and Families. At Coots we use Purina. We feed all our girls and…

Progesterone Testing

By the look on Luna's face you would think she wasn't too impressed this morning with her visit to the fertility clinic, but actually Luna…

Luna’s Pregnancy Journey

Luna has been a Mommy once before with our boy Mr Blue. A hugely successful litter of perfect Standard Smooth Sausages. She was an excellent…

Why does my Sausage Dog follow me into the toilet?

I thought it was a one off when our very first Sausage Dog used to insist on coming into the bathroom every time I wanted…

Stocking fillers for your Sausage this Christmas …..

It’s that time of year again when we struggle to find the perfect gifts for our relatives and loved ones but seem to find it…

Why won’t my Sausage go outside in the rain?

It’s a well known fact that Sausages hate the rain! We’ve lost count of the amount of times we’ve heard our owners say they have…

Puppy Growth Spurts

If you have recently added a new fur baby to your family then this is a useful blog post for you! Often in our puppy…

Slinky’s final visit to the Fertility Clinic

The photo in the title says it all! Slinky and I visited our friends at Elite Kennel Fertility yesterday for the last time as it…

My Sausage is destroying everything!

I get lots of messages from my customers to say this week my Sausage has gone through two shoes, a cushion, the kids toys, in…

Problems with your Sausage scenting their bed?

This week a Coot's customer was despairing as her boy, now 7 months old, has started doing wees in his bed. She has bought new…

Slinky’s pregnancy journey

So off we went again today for another progesterone test to see if Slink was ready for her TCI procedure. Blood results showed a huge…

Crufts Qualifier

Congratulations to our lovely owner Emily and her beautiful girl Nelly who have qualified for Crufts. Cootscanis Cocoa is one of Wilma & Blue’s daughters.…

Visit to Elite Kennel Fertility…

Exceptional service as always at Elite. Slinky and I have paid a visit for a Progesterone Test and Cytology Test. We are hoping for a…

#cootsfest22

We are still reliving all the best bits of yesterday's Cootsfest. Our Coots families really are the best! Same time next year guys and of…

Cootsfest22

Don’t know where to start – immensely proud we are of all our Coots Pups. Today was incredible to see so many of our Sausages…

New Coots Clothing

We've just taken delivery of our new Coots Wear, Thanks @akuma for providing an excellent service and exactly what we wanted in the shortest of…

Look it’s like the circus has come to town …

So there's a story to this tent! When we moved to the valley with the Sausages we found it hiding in an old wood shed.…

Coots Annual Gathering 2022 – it’s nearly time !!!

Too exciting at Coots today! The marquee has been erected ready for retailers and it seems everyone is rushing around to have everything ready for…

Every day we are having chats with families looking for healthy Dachshunds to join their families, sometimes a new puppy from 10 weeks old isn’t always the right fit or the sensible option.

Now we are able to offer a choice, new pups from 10 weeks or infant pups that are 6 months old, it is helping families to introduce a dachshund into the family at the right time and the right stage of the pups development.
There are so many pros and cons for both options. For many, following the pregnancy of Mommy, watching the birth and having regular updates, photos and videos of their new puppy until they take it home, is a wonderful journey that is not to be missed. But, let’s not forget the stress and worry when a puppy comes home at 10 weeks. Sometimes sleepless nights and separation anxiety are difficult to manage in our already busy lives. 6 month old infants have passed these development stages. They are confident, socialised and ready to take on the world with you and your family immediately. Often a preferable option.
For families that already have a dog they may prefer to have a younger puppy, for that puppy to grow up alongside your adult dog.This is sometimes an easy integration and is preferred by another adult dog as the threat of a new puppy is minimal, there is an understanding it is a baby. But of course, if your adult dog is good natured and even tempered, he/she may prefer a slightly older dog to be an instant companion. He or she would still be recognised as a baby upto 6 months of age.
We’ve written a helpful guide to provide advice to families to make the right choice for them. It is a big decision and put simply, it has to be right.
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