03, Mar, 2023
Buying a coat for your new dachshund: mistakes to avoid
Having a new dachshund is incredibly exciting, whether she's an older rescue dog or a tiny new puppy. And if you want to protect her from the cold and rain with a coat, then read on to find out about the mistakes we made when buying coats in the early days, so you don't have to make them too!
15, Feb, 2023
What is the collective noun for a group of dachshunds?
On every sausage walk we’ve been on in London we ask ourselves what the collective noun is for a group of dachshunds. Faced with hundreds of dachshunds racing around Greenwich Park that’s a reasonable question. Now that we have two dachshunds at home, we’re thinking about this question again but in a more domestic way. We decided to do some digging (no pun intended). Read on to find out what collective nouns dachshund lovers have dreamt up for our favourite breed.
01, Feb, 2023
Not as green as you think: dog poo bags and the environment
Have you ever stopped to think about what happens to all the dog poo that you pick up after your dachshund? We’ve always used poo bags that are labeled as biodegradable, and just assumed we’ve done right by the environment as a result. But a fairly random Google of just how biodegradable dog poo bags stopped us in our tracks. Did you know that where you dispose of your used biodegradable dog poo bag makes all the difference? Read on to find out what we discovered about getting rid of dog poo.
15, Jan, 2023
Dachshund health: here's a great resource
Whether your dog is a new puppy or a senior, a rescue dog with behavioral problems or a young dog needing obedience training, welcoming a dog into your home, or living with a dachshund if the breed is new to you, is not entirely instinctive. It really helps to have access to expert and accurate information about health and wellbeing, including breed-specific health issues. Read on to find out more.
01, Jan, 2023
Choosing a dog coat for your dachshund: custom-fit vs. standardised sizing
At Barkmatic we don’t believe in standardised sizes for dachshund coats, because in real life dachshunds don't come in standardised sizes. Dachshunds are not simply mini or standard. One look at the participants in any sausage dog walk will tell you that! They come in all sizes and proportions.
15, Dec, 2022
Double dogs: Getting a second dachshund
And then there were two! We took the leap a month ago and welcomed a second dachshund into our life and our home. Needless to say, although we had a plan of sorts, nothing happened quite as we had planned originally. Read on to find out about our double trouble, especially if you’re also thinking of getting a second dachshund.
01, Dec, 2022
How to travel to mainland Europe with your dog
If you live in a mainland European country, it’s relatively easy to travel to another European nation with your dog. If you live in the UK and want to holiday in Europe taking your dachshund with you, it’s not impossible, but there are some hurdles. We faced up to the practicalities of doggy travel last year when went with Sunny to visit friends in Barcelona. Read on for some of our top tips.
01, Dec, 2022
We love you anyway: breed character traits and your dachshund
When we discovered that according to a Dachshund Breed Council UK survey of dachshund temperament, standard smooth haired dachshunds like ours have the fewest number of positive behaviour and temperament traits of all the types of dachshund, we weren’t really that surprised. Our reaction? To rush and give him a lot of cuddles. We love him just the way he is. Read on to find out more about the survey and this respected organisation.
15, Nov, 2022
Dog coats for dachshunds: custom-fit vs. off-the-peg?
Here at Barkmatic we don’t believe in standardised sizes for dachshund coats, because there aren’t really standardised sizes for dachshunds themselves outside the Kennel Club imagination. We know that there are loads of stylish, well-made coats available online for dachshunds, but we’ve found that none of them would fit the measurements of Sunny, our standard black and tan three year old teckel. What started as a shopping quest for our own dog is now the Barkmatic brand, and our commitment to custom-fit as the solution for dachshund outdoor clothing.
01, Nov, 2022
Dachshund mudlarking on the River Thames foreshore
A few weeks ago we checked the Thames tide tables, got up very early, and jumped on the Overground train to Rotherhithe station. We were there for a photoshoot on the Thames foreshore at low tide, photographing our newest dog coat, the Superstretch, an easy-on easy-off dachshund base layer. Almost as exciting for us was the chance to go mudlarking on the muddy foreshore. Read on to find out more about this historic part of London and our sausage adventure.