How to give your Dachshund a prize-winning coat

Five-year-old Clara, shown here and at left, has won the title of “The Dog with the Coat in Best Condition” for a third consecutive year at the Petworth Park Dog Show in West Sussex, UK.

How does she do it?

Writes her owner: “The secret is in the sardine! I give her 1 tinned sardine (in vegetable oil NOT tomato sauce as this is too salty) for her breakfast and mix in this in with an equal amount of dried food and a generous grating of raw carrot.”

Sounds easy enough. Think I’ll try it.