If we had one wish here at DRBC, it would be that there would never be a need for any of us to step up and rescue another animal. We recognize that this is not possible, but know that our role in animal rescue could be reduced through responsible breeding and the spay and neuter of all nonbreeding animals.
The American Kennel Club (AKC) has established standards that dictate the appropriate color, weight/size, and conformation of all breeds. These standards have been established for the overall health and longevity of the breed but are ignored all too often. When we look at the average dachshund rescued by DRBC, it is clear that these standards are vastly ignored. There is no such thing as a 'small standard' or 'large mini' and there is no standard for the 'tweenie.'
Note: Talk to your veterinarian about the benefits of spaying and neutering as part of an overall wellness plan for your four-legged loved one. You will be glad you did.