Lucy the Miniature Dachshund

Lucy the Miniature Dachshund

Lucy is a tiny Isabella Miniature Dachshund girl who came to Little Legs with her brother Herbert. Lucy is 16 months old and originally sold via a breeder, but then returned due to a relationship breakdown. Lucy was very unsure when she first arrived, but living in foster with other small dogs and really gaining confidence and now approaching her foster Mum for a fuss. Lucy can be anxious about being picked up but getting much better with kindness and patience. Lucy has had her booster vaccination with us but cannot yet be spayed due to her age. We follow the Dachshund Breed Council guidance which states Miniature Dachshunds should only be neutered once fully grown and over 2 years of age due to the increased IVDD risk. Lucy will leave with a neutering agreement in place and this will need to be done by your own vet when she reaches two years old and at the correct interval between seasons.

We have made the decision to split Herbert and Lucy as two un neutered adult dogs they do pose a pregnancy risk, a mating between these two would be a disaster – they are both dilute colours, which whilst looking very unusual, do come with their own set of health risks. Herbert and Lucy have done well being separated and settled well into their foster homes. Please fully research dilute and Isabella colours in Dachshunds before applying. Lucy is very petite and weighs approximately 3kg. Lucy will need to live with other small, kind, neutered resident dogs, ideally other Daxis. Lucy has been a little gem in foster, very well behaved and a delight to have.

Colour – Isabella/lilac

Microchip number and company – Lucy is chipped and the paperwork passed to the new owners to register

Known medical conditions – None

Neutered – No, Lucy is currently too young, it is an expectation of the adoption that Lucy is spayed when she reaches 2 years of age and cannot be used for breeding in any circumstances. If your own personal view point is that you do not want to neuter your pets, then please do not apply. Any resident dogs should be neutered and proof may be requested from your vet

Good with cats – Not tested

Good with kids – Lucy is a timid girl and would prefer to live in a child free home

Travelling in the car – OK

Housetrained – Lucy is clean in foster but may need reminding in her new home

Lead walking – a work in progress

Recall – Not tested

Crate trained – no

Current diet – twice a day; no observed allergies. Lucy eats a mixture of wet and food

A video home check and £500 adoption donation will apply

Apply to adopt Lucy using our adoption form here