21, Nov, 2023
The unusual shape and proportions of a dachshund mean, as most dachshund owners will eventually discover, that if you want to buy them a raincoat or insulated winter coat, buying something off-the-peg for a generalised dog breed and made in standardised sizes may not be successful. Read on for the solution …
20, Oct, 2023
Giving a home to a rescue dachshund isn't always an easy thing to achieve. Adopting or fostering a dachshund takes a big dose of luck, as well as tenacity and a long-term perspective. Dachshunds need new homes for many reasons, and the path to a new loving home is often handled by overworked and underfunded organisations. Read on to find out more …
17, Sep, 2023
Getting a new dog is one of the most emotional and life changing things we can do, whether or not you’ve had dogs before, and whatever age and stage of life your new dog is at. If you’re starting out with dachshunds, get ready for the challenge of finding a coat that fits well. One thing that we know about is finding dog coats for dachshunds. Read on to see our suggestions …
21, Aug, 2023
We love a quilted coat or waistcoat (or skirt!). We’ve finally added a quilted coat to our range of bespoke dachshund coats. Quilted garments give a real sense of cosiness, and made in a technical fabric they are practical, hardwearing, and on trend. For the first time we’ve used a renewable wool-maize-based filler in this coat. Read on to find out more about the Winterwarmer coat, and the fascinating fabrics used….
03, Mar, 2023
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
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
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
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
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
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.