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Firstly, let me tell you a little bit about us.
We are a small, family run kennel, in a tiny village called Libberton,
between Biggar and Carnwath,
in South Lanarkshire.
We have many  years experience breeding miniature smooth Daxies- Red, Black&Tan, Brindle and Chocolate&Tan.. We have 9 lloooooooong ladies at the moment and each of them is unique and special in different ways.The "Our Girls" page on our website has photographs of, Maisy, Effie, Francie, Josie, Myrtle, Hilda, Isa, Nessie and Isla- our dachshunds. Dougal and Hamish, the boys, live closeby with Auntie Ef- we also use other stud dogs. We have built strong relationships with  responsible breeders that we can trust-all of the stud dogs we use have undergone the necessary health checks recommended by the Kennel Club. 
The beautiful countryside where we live.
Tinto Hill in the distance!
 
 
Tinto
 

Dachshunds- "I didn't know that....!" 
Dachshunds, as a breed, come under the category of the 'Hound Group' of dogs. The word Dachshund means 'Badger Dog' ('Dachs' meaning badger, 'Hund' meaning dog- German)They were bred originally as working/hunting dogs with the purpose of going down into badger sets and/or rabbit warrens to retrieve prey. Even though not used for these purposes as often nowadays, they still love to hunt when off lead and you will often notice them, nose to ground, snuffling around in the hedgerows.
Within the UK, Dachshunds are mainly found in two sizes - Standard and Miniature. Within these two sizes are 3 coat types - Smooth, Long and Wire - making 6 types in all.
We are very fortunate within the breed community in the UK, to have two invaluable websites dedicated to Dachshunds that owners and breeders can use as a place of reference. These websites are: the 'Dachshund Breed Council UK' and 'Dachshund Health UK' - (please see '"Links" page)
In the pages of these two sites you will find endless information regarding every Dachshund. topic from buying and owning Dachshunds, health and welfare, breed standard and breed clubs, to name a few.
As with all dogs, there are some prevalent health isses within the breed that current owners, breeders and future owners must be aware of - I have provided clear and hopefully relatively simple advice in the "Health" page here.

Our
"Family"
Album.....a sneeky peek.

We hope you enjoy exploring our website, finding it both interesting and helpful. Please do get in touch if you have any queries or comments..Thanks.
Ally, Steve, Jen and Hannah

​Effie and Dougal!
​Walking all the girls at the same time is not for the faint hearted!
The girls love being outside in the garden. They're not quite so excited when it's raining though.!
​Keep your eyes on the ball!
No matter how quietly you try to get their leads ready for a walk...they ALWAYS hear you!!!
Josie, our chocolate and tan girl in the garden. 
All the gang together in the garden, plotting what to be up to next!
What could be better than playing outside on a sunny day in the garden?
I know- a good run around in the fields behind our house. Tails are wagging like mini helicopters and noses are on overdrive!!
Dachshunds love the outdoors-remember they were bred for a specific purpose. They will enjoy as much exercise as you give them-ours certainly do! They can walk off lead but this needs your patience and training.
All that hard work outside-time for a rest!
Myrtle, Maisy and Effie taking another well deserved rest!This is what's known as a puppy mountain in 'the trade' !!!
It's a hard, hard
life being a dachshund.....
sometimes it's really hard to get comfy!
Move over Hilda....you're taking up the whole bed!
Deciding to own a dachshund is both a good choice and one which is shared even by the rich and famous!
Adele
David Beckam
The 'Hoff'
Marlon Brando
...even Spock!
James Dean

"Croftwester"
Dachshunds
We hope you enjoyed our family album!
Enjoy the rest of our website and we look forward to hearing from you soon!

 
We are happy to help with any query you may have.
Please don't hesitate to contact us.