Have you found any boots that will stay on your dachshunds feet? I recently moved to Greenland with my dachshund and I can’t seem to keep her boots on her feet and after a few minutes the cold icy conditions make her feet hurt. Any advice?
I’ve never succeeded in getting my dog to wear boots despite the fact that she’s bothered by salt, so let’s hope readers have some recommendations.
I see a lot of dogs wearing the “balloon boots” shown above lately, but I know other dog owners don’t like them as when they come off and get left behind at the park, some dogs gobble them up.
Here are more boot solutions including Musher’s Paste, which I have indeed tested with somewhat mixed results. I just couldn’t be sure it was helping although others swear by it. And I’m in Canada so we give these things a good test drive.
Well, bad dog owners, here’s your big chance. What I want you to do is sit down at your computers right now (“Sit! Sit! Good owner!”) and, in as concise a manner as possible, tell me all about your dog’s bad behaviour. Feel free to email a picture, too.
Just to be clear, what we are talking about here is amusing anecdotes wherein your beloved pet has driven you to the brink of insanity, as opposed to actual criminal canine behaviour or terrorist activity. For example:
RIGHT — “We laughed and laughed when our chihuahua Fang ate the TV remote control and we had to watch the Weather Network for two straight weeks until the cod liver oil finally did the trick.”
WRONG — “We are thinking about hiring a lawyer due to the fact our postman has not been the same ever since our Bernese mountain dog ate most of his internal organs.”
Doug doesn’t say anything about being a Winnipeg or Manitoba resident to qualify for his contest, but given the prizes on offer, he might not get too many entries from outside the Peg.
I will subject the entries to an intense judging process in which I will read all of them to the guys in our business section who sit in the cubicles behind me. Then I will select my THREE favourites — which I’ll publish in an upcoming column — and award the three winners tickets to a cool concert or show, along with copies of my colleague Randy Turner’s awesome new book Back in the Bigs, which details Winnipeg’s journey back to the NHL.
Good luck to all you hockey-loving bad dog peeps in Manitoba.
Laughing babies are a YouTube staple. Add a wiener dog to the mix and you’ve got a Dachshund News item perfectly suited for Friday viewing. Stay tuned as we post more Doxie videos in the run-up to this weekend’s Academy Awards.
WJHG in Florida reports on a Fort Walton Beach woman says she’s alive because of her wiener dog. The 10-year-old dachshund, who had been rescued from a shelter himeslf, returned the favour last weekend.
Let’s be honest. Knitting does not happen a lot here at the world editorial headquarters of the Dachshund News so we were a bit surprised, to say the least, at how many of our readers bought this book: Knit Your Own Dog: Easy-to-Follow Patterns for 25 Pedigree Pooches. When we looked inside, however, we immediately saw the appeal. The dogs are fantastic including the Afghan Hound, the Scottish Terrier, and needless to say the Dachshund.
In a way, I think that’s why we bonded, Felix and I. We had something truly unique in common: We’d both survived the Victor Ozaist style of child rearing – tossed into the ocean, with absolutely no warning. (That’s how I learned to swim, too, and how both Felix and I ended up absolutely terrified of water as “kids.”)
Halfway through his puppyhood, my father whisked Felix across the country with him. When I went to visit them in Arizona around Christmastime, Felix came flying down the dusty, ochre-colored road toward me with a look on his face of “Get me the hell out of here!”
Happily, and as is often not the case with Tributes at the Dachshund News, Felix is still alive and living out his golden years in Brooklyn close to Prospect Park.
Dr. Jay Griffin with Beanie: Researchers hope that Illomostat may help dogs avoid paralysis if it can be administered within hours of an injury’s occurrence
Dachshunds are one of the breeds most susceptible to spinal cord injuries so it’s a great to hear about a promising drug trial that may mean fewer wiener dogs in wheelchairs.
At the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, in a study funded by the U.S. Department of Defense with a $750,000 grant, the drug Illomostat is being given to short-legged, long-torso dog breeds like dachshunds, beagles and corgis in the hopes that if it is successful it can eventually be used on humans who suffer trauma to the spinal cord.
Poor Malachy the Pekingese. The little guy’s been dealing with a lot of haterz since he won the 2012 Westminster title earlier this week. While the Dachshund News agrees that his handler, David Fitzpatrick, was a bit OCD with that omnipresent purple brush, we don’t think Malachy should be blamed for that. The Pekes we’ve known have always been pretty tough little dogs. And according to www.webvet.com, they are the toy dog most appealing to men. Famous owners of Pekingese include Alice Roosevelt, J.P. Morgan, Elizabeth Taylor and Pakistan’s former President, Pervez Musharraf (shown below).
The Pekingese is the preferred toy dog of macho men and dictators