Saturday, December 3, 2011

#JinglePawsPawty Special Prize!!!



If you donate $10 or more to Furever Dachshund Rescue during the #JinglePawsRock pawty you will be entered to win a special prize donated by @winecountrydog and @BloodhoundNdots!


The prize is this beautiful rug from Stephen Huneck Gallery Dog Mountain!

To make your donation to Furever Dachshund Rescue please click the ChipIn link below!

@winecountrydog & @BloodhoundNdots thank you for your kindness helping dachshunds in need!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

"Rescue Me Week"

This is a very special week! It is "Rescue Me Week" in memory of Mayzie's Grandpa J. Please click on the link and see how you to can help Mayzie honor Grandpa J.


I would like to present Sandy a dachshund that is in need of her furever home. Please read about Sandy and see if she could be your doxie family member.

Sandy is a beautiful long hair red dachshund. She was a breeder dog in SC. Sandy really loves it when you call and pet her but she does not seek out attention. Sandy has a mild heart murmur but does not require medication at this time. She really just wants a human she can follow around and lay near. If you want to adopt Sandy visit his Web page at Furever Dachshund Rescue.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

In Memory of Grandpa J - Mayzie's Rescue Me Week

This is a very special week! It is "Rescue Me Week" in memory of Mayzie's Grandpa J. Please click on the link and see how you to can help Mayzie honor Grandpa J.

As you know this bloodhound has a deep love for dachshunds. Yep! I have two brothers Bucky & Opie and a sister Sauci that are all dachshunds and boy do they run the house.

So dachshunds are special and we would like to present Myles a dachshund that is in need of his furever home. Please read about Myles and see if he could be your doxie family member.


Isn't he just adorable! He is only 1 1/2 yrs old and is happiest when he has toys to play with all day long! Myles loves to wrestle and run with his other fur friends so a playmate and a fenced in yard is a must. If you want to adopt Myles visit his Web page at Furever Dachshund Rescue.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Toilet Paper Showdown - Annie vs. Mom

I really like stealing the toilet paper out of the bathroom. But mom is pretty mad at me. She said toilet paper is not cheap and she cannot afford my paper and cardboard habits. I would blame this on the doxies Sauci, Bucky and Opie but they are too short to reach the toilet paper holder. She got the toilet paper away from me last night, but not before I got the cardboard center out of it and chewed up the edges. She put it back on the holder!

Now mom bought a bell and put on the end of the toilet paper holder. I think she thinks that it will stop me. I keep going in there and looking at this set up and I think I can figure out a way around this.

Check back for updates....... Toilet Paper Showdown Annie vs. Mom

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Double Dapples - The Genetic Risk

continued from Double Dapples - The Genetic Risk 
by BloodhoundNdots at Anipal Times

I would like to express my thanks and gratitude to  Lisa J. Emerson for taking time from her busy schedule to write this article for me. I hope that anyone interested in dachshunds will purchase her book and learn about the coat genetics. Lets end the countless number of special needs dachshunds in the world by understanding the risks of breeding certain coat patterns.

Below is the article submitted to me by Lisa J Emerson author of The Wienepedia:  Dachshund Coats, Colors, & Patterns

Dapples, partis, and mixes – oh my!
by Lisa J. Emerson

You may have heard a breeder claim “Single dapples can’t have problems.” or “I breed for pie dapples because double dapples are a no-no!”  There are many myths out there when it comes to dog coat colors and patterns, and there will always be disreputable breeders who try to capitalize on them.

Dappling, called merle in most other dog breeds, is a pattern that causes dilution of color in varied, blotchy amounts on a dog’s coat.  Double dappling occurs when a dapple allele from both parents gets passed to a puppy; double dapple is created by two copies of the dapple allele causing a “double dose” of dappling, so to speak, on the body.  Many of the areas that would have simply looked diluted on a regular dapple turn lighter and white on a double dapple.

If you have heard that double dapples can have sight and hearing issues – even to the point of being blind, lacking eyes, and/or being deaf – this is absolutely true.  Those not cursed with such major deformities usually have minor ones that can be easily detected by the breeder doing proper testing on her dogs.

Can basically healthy double dapples be created?  Absolutely.  But breeding for double dapples is a feat rarely taken on by responsible breeders because of the honest work involved.  A buyer should be extremely nervous and run away if a breeder is not doing hearing and sight testing on double dapple parents and puppies before she sells them.  (The only reasonable exception to this is a breeder who has been breeding many, many generations who has already been diligent about weeding out problems.)  A breeder should know and be responsible for what they are producing.  The problem we have nowadays is that so few who do breed double dapples know what they are doing or care, especially when they can still make enough money from the “cute” or “I feel sorry for it” factors to get by, come up with a profit, and keep breeding more.  It is up to the buyer to avoid such breeders; only the market can change bad selling practices.

What is not commonly known is that single dapples can have the very same problems.  The incidence is lower, and the problems are often not quite as noticeable, but they still should not be discounted.

How can one tell single dapples apart from double dapples?  To be entirely honest, there’s not a 100% tried and true method, apart from genetic testing, that is applicable to every dapply-looking dog out there, but many observational generalizations can be made:

  • If there is noticeable sight or hearing defects, chances are generally higher the dog is a double dapple rather than a single.  Complication:  There are multiple genetic factors, not just dappling, that can be responsible for such defects.
  • If both eyes are fully blue, chances are generally higher the dog is a double dapple rather than a single.  Complication:  There are single dapples out there with two blue eyes, and there are plenty of doubles who have little if any blue in their eyes.
  • If there’s more than a little bit of white on the dog, and if the white meets the colored areas in a jagged way rather than a smooth way, chances are generally higher the dog is a double dapple.  Complication:  Random white areas called mismarks, usually found on the extremeties (face, feet, chest, and/or tail) can cause white on a dog of any pattern. Complication:  There is a whitening factor that can cause white on single dapples.  Further complication:  Parti-coloration causes white on the coat too.

Parti-color, which is on a different gene and a different chromosome altogether, is believed to consist of at least two different, more-or-less recessive patterns.  Traditionally, three parti-color patterns have been acknowledged:  tuxedo, piebald, and extreme white, all of which appear to occur in dachshunds.
  • Tuxedo is the pattern of most collies and basenjis.  A tux’s coat is between roughly 0% to 25% white.  Usually, but certainly not always, the dog has a well-demarcated white chest, partial or full white collar, white feet, white tail tip, and occasionally a white spot or line on the head.
  • Piebald is the pattern of many basset hounds.  A pie’s coat is roughly 50% colored and 50% white.  Usually, but certainly not always, the dog has a white chest, four white legs, white underbody, and white tail tip, among possible white on other areas.
  • Extreme white is the pattern of white bull terriers and white boxers.  An exwhite is between roughly 75% to 100% white, often with just part of the face, part of the ear(s), and/or an area usually near the base of the tail well-demarcated with color.

It has been supposed that these three parti patterns can be mixed on any given dog; for instance, a dog could be half tux and half pie, or half exwhite and half pie.  What is important to understand overall is that, in comparison to double dappling, the colored areas on any variety of parti-colored dogs are generally well-demarcated; that is, there is a more or less “smooth” edge to the color rather than the typical jaggedness seen on most double dapples.

It is a common myth that such-and-such parti pattern must look symmetrical, or that it must have four white feet, or that it must have a white tail tip, etc., or that a double dapple must have the same placement of white or that it must be completely asymmetrical.  The truth is, every dog is an individual, and where that individual’s particular pigment cells migrate or fail to migrate to on its body cannot be proficiently predicted.

Parti-coloring is, at least in dachshunds, often somewhat symmetrical on the head, meaning the colored areas that are on the head (if any) often match – if one side of the forehead has color on it, usually the other side of the forehead does too.  But then, there are numerous counter examples to this.  Double dapples are usually more irregular, but they can have coloration in the same basic places as parti-colors can too.

As I have pointed out in my book, the white from parti-coloring can affect the hearing status of a dog in the same way that white from double dappling can.  There is next to no data on this in the dachshund breed, and breeders of parti-colors should be responsible by testing their dogs’ hearing and publishing the results.  The good news is, parti-coloring does not cause sight impairment or blindness in dachshunds, although this fact should not preclude responsible breeders from sight-testing their dogs for general purposes.

There is one factor that seemingly affects parti-colors but not double dapples:  ticking (and roaning).  This is where spots (or blotches) of color can develop over a few weeks’ time on the white areas of the parti-colored dog’s body.  These spots do not occur outside of the extremities (muzzle, ears, and feet/legs) on double dapples.  Not all parti-colors have ticking or roaning, though – many are just as snowy white as the white on double dapples.

usually has white on the extremities
(muzzle, chest/underside, feet, &/or tailtip)
can have blue eyes if over approx. 3 months old *
can have ticking or roaning over the whole body

usually the colored/white edges are smooth

can be deaf or hearing-impaired

due to the pattern
can be blind or sight-impaired

due to the pattern

(* There are breeds, such as huskies, border collies, and dalmatians, where one or two eyes can be blue and the dog not be dappled.  If a non-dapple cause of blue in the eyes does occur in dachshunds, it is uncommon to very rare.)

To thoroughly muddy the waters and make your head spin if it isn’t already from all the confounding variables and possibilities, there are dachshund breeders who are careless and mix the dapple and parti-color patterns together.  Very often they do not even they know what patterns their parent dogs are let along what their resulting puppies end up being.  This is a dangerous practice, not only because of not being able to easily parse the visuals, but also because dappling can “hide” on the white of the parti-color patterns, thus leaving the breeder not knowing that her parti is also potentially a dapple, and if she should mate it to another dapple, double dapples could of course easily result – even worse, double dapple parti-colors could result!

In breeds like australian shepherds, most of whom are tuxedo and many of whom are dapple as well, “surprizes” of tuxedo double dapple puppies occur frequently enough.  Often the cause is that dappling doesn’t happen to show up on any of the colored areas of the body, and the larger the area of white on the body, the greater chance a dog with very little dappling on it can “hide” the dappling in the white.

A dapple parti-color will have white areas just like a plain parti-color.  The colored, non-parti-colored spots may have full color like a regular parti (and dapple can be hiding in the white), or they may have noticeable dappling on them.  It is possible for the dappling to make the edges of the colored spots look almost jagged, more so than they would normally, giving the impression the dog might be a double dapple instead of a dapple parti.

Now go a step further and imagine the scenario for a double dapple parti-color:  Visualizing any clean parti-colored spots is impossible because of all the white and jagged edges of the double dappling – assuming there is any color in order to have an edge to it at all.


mm SS normal = non-dapple, non-parti-color
Mm SS = dapple
MM SS = double dapple (no obvious ticking beyond the extremities)
mm Ss = normal that carries a parti-color (if carrying pie or exwhite, may appear somewhat parti-colored)
Mm Ss = dapple that carries a parti-color (if carrying pie or exwhite, may appear somewhat parti-colored)
MM Ss = double dapple that carries a parti-color (if any color is on it after the double dappling is through, can be even whiter if showing any parti; probably no obvious ticking beyond the extremities)
mm ss = parti-color
Mm ss = dapple parti-color (assuming any dappling is visible, the edges often won't look as clean as they should)
MM ss = double dapple parti-color (good luck telling this apart from an exwhite or from a double dapple!; probably no obvious ticking beyond the extremities)

Given the evidence where these two genes are involved, it can be said that responsible breeding practices are those in which dappling and parti-coloring (at least, pie and exwhite) are kept separate in a breeding program.  Or, even better, the breeding program only keep dappling or keep parti-coloring (or neither, if the breeder so chooses) going; if dapples are chosen, they at least get sight-tested, and if partis are chosen, they at least get hearing-tested.  If double dapples are pursued, there is testing of both kinds.  Pedigrees should be kept and updated, as well as fact-checked, by the conscientious breeder to allow for the greatest accuracy in determining what she has.  Frequently inaccurate pedigrees produced by registry organizations alone in no way pass muster.

Again, in the end, it is up to the buyers’ pocketbook to control what is produced by breeders, and the dogs are counting on us to pick breeding practices that come across as sensible and avoid breeders who don’t come across as particularly accountable.  If there is obvious white on coats and no hard proof of current (or past) testing to back it up, consider looking elsewhere for a breeder who can show you with authentic, scientific data that she has a good idea of what she is doing.  Don’t take “My dogs don’t have problems.” or “He can hear/see something, so I /my vet/my hairdresser says his hearing/sight is perfect.” as an answer!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Meet my foster brudder Peanut!!

Peanut - Available for Adoption!
Yep mom has done brought another doggy home! This time she saved Peanut from a shelter and is fostering him. Some of you may not know but she volunteers for Furever Dachshund Rescue.

He is very quiet and minds really well. At first mom thought he wasn't housebroken but he has seemed to catch on very well that mom does not allow pottying in the house!

He is funny when he barks it sounds like a German Shepard! He even scared me a couple of times and you know it is hard to scare a Bloodhound......okay so maybe it's not! The only thing I don't like is he is attached to mom like velcro and I am having a difficult time getting to share the sofa with mom. Now mom let's me get up there by her but it is just too crowded for me!

He really likes men and clings to my dad a lot. Well when Sauci my sister dachshund allows it. You know dad belongs to Sauci and even mom gets growled at sometimes when she hugs dad.

Peanut would be great in a home where he could get lots of cuddle time with his human. He is so quiet and shy and minds so well. He loves it when he is praised for doing something right. Scolding really scares him, so mom only says "No" and he knows he did wrong.

So if you know someone looking for a sweet loving little dachshund have them visit my brudders Web page at Furever Dachshund Rescue and tell them Annie the Bloodhound sent ya!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

#TrooperBash Pawty a Great Success

The TrooperBash was a last minute pawty to help a dachshund named Trooper that Furever Dachshund Rescue had taken in and several others that are in great medical need. Poor Trooper had been hit by a car and had multiple broken bones. TrooperBash was a swinging paw clapping pawty on Twitter this weekend! The pawty brought in $1070 for Furever Dachshund Rescue.

This pawty could not have happened if it weren't for all the volunteers! So I would like to thank the following Twitter Anipals that volunteered their time to help me put together a super TrooperBash pawty!

Could not have done it without the help of these Anipals!
  - Quiz Master - Organized quiz schedule, found volunteers to do quizzes, wrote questions, requested donations, handled all incoming donations and filled in everywhere and anywhere needed throughout pawty! Was definitely my right hand anipal!
 - Menu - Put together a great hospital menu for the pawty! Pawsome Menu 
@Snick_the_Dog - Captain of PawPawty Sekurity - Organized sekurity schedule and contacted sekurity staff to volunteer for shifts.
@henryandfriends - Chauffeur - For using his truck to pick up Anipals and get them safely to pawty!
  - Seamstress - Designed and made sekurity teams uniform! 
  - Documentation Officer - Goes back through the #ppsr and puts together the pawty sekurity report after the pawty!
@mattiedog - Anipal Times Events - For putting TrooperBash in the AnipalTimes Event section! 

Quizz Masters were:

Sekurity Officers were:

Barktenders & DJ's were:

Prizes Donated by:

Thursday, May 5, 2011

#TrooperBash NOW HIRING Barktenders & DJ's

Barktenders & DJ's love to dish out great beverages, food & music at Twitter Anipal pawties! The #TrooperBash needs the following positions filled. Please contact @BloodhoundNdots if you can work!

For more info on Trooper:


All tips should be paid here:

Tweets (you can copy and paste):

Don't furgits to tip ur barktender!
Don't furgits to tip ur DJ!

Please tweet de Chip In link during your shift! ChipIn Link is:

Thank You all so much for helping Trooper and all the other doxies at Furever Dachshund Rescue aka @4EverDoxiRescue!!

Saturday, May 14th
12:00pm - 2:00pm EST@MrKiplingwoof-barktender NEED DJ
2:00pm - 4:00pm EST@HenrytheCat2002-barktender @toughteddybear-barktender NEED DJ
4:00pm - 6:00pm EST@Dogstoyevsky-DJ @kingtuttifruiti-barktender
6:00pm - 8:00pm EST@DogThunder-barktender @ShaynaCat-DJ
8:00pm - 10:00pm EST@AutumnTheDoxie-DJ @BunnyJeanCook-DJ @tildatoo-barktender
10:00pm - 12:00am EST@hemmingwayscat-DJ @brutusthedane-barktender
Sunday, May 15th
12:00am - 2:00am EST@toughteddybear-barktender @perrythebirman-DJ
2:00am - 4:00am EST@MizzBassie-barktender @bea_glebells-DJ
4:00am - 6:00am EST@PepiSmartDog-barktender @flicka47-DJ
6:00am - 8:00am EST@ShaynaCat-DJ NEED BARKTENDER
8:00am - 10:00am EST@hemmingwayscat-DJ NEED BARKTENDER
10:00am - 12:00pm EST@kittehboi-DJ @tildatoo-barktender
12:00pm - 2:00pm EST@joeybeancat-DJ NEED BARKTENDER

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Me in a Magazine?

I can't believe I was chosen to be in the Fido Friendly magazines May/June issue! Look for one or maybe all of these photos in the “Show Us Your Tongues” photo spread!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Finding Dirt Under the Snow

I just knew that there was dirt under the snow! I found it I found it! Not sure I can uncover all the dirt.....but if I keep digging it will help. I get some of the wonderful earthy smelling dirt uncovered and then I look around at all the snow and ice everywhere and begin to think this is a job to big for me. Ronan was of no help I don't think he understood the concept of finding dirt.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

2011 Snow Storm

I have cabin fever! The 2011 snow storm turned out to be more of an ice storm and the humans keep me locked up inside, it feels like it will be FOREVER! I have got to get out-----when oh when will the sun come back? I really think someone stole the sun and if they would just let me out of this house for awhile I could probably sniff the suns trail and get it back!

I searched behind this stack of firewood for a clue, but not even a small scent of the sun radiated from the aged wood. All I could smell was dirt and nasty little beetles hiding in the crevices.

So then I decided to check under these rocks. Nope, all I could smell there were the scents of chipmunks that had hidden their winter stock of hickory nuts deep between the rocks.

Then I began my search throughout the cold icy landscape of the woods. Just as I began really searching for the sun what happens? You will never guess! Yep your right the humans call my name demanding I come back in the house.

How is a bloodhound ever supposed to find the sun if the humans don't allow me to search. I have a nose but I am not a miracle worker it will take a little time to find the sun.

I heard word that a groundhog had found the sun! Now that is just not right! What human believes that a groundhog can tell them when the sun will be back? I don't trust any of those nasty rodents. So depressing..............I even think they called him Phil! Why would you name a rodent!