Barbie the Miniature Dachshund

Barbie the Miniature Dachshund

Hi Barbie! Beautiful Barbie is a tiny silver dapple Miniature Dachsund who has finished her life as a breeding girl and now ready to retire. Barbie is quite petite and very gentle, she is a little unsure of some new things in the house like the TV and hoover, but she is quickly learning. Barbie is used to living with lots of other dogs and will settle best with another small doggy friend, ideally another Dachshund. Barbie is a little timid at the minute as she has previously lived in kennels, but it won’t take her long to blossom with her new family.

We are currently very busy and rescue spaces are extremely limited – Barbie is being neutered today, Monday 31st July 2023 and priority will be to be local adopters who would be happy to allow Barbie to finish recovering from her spay surgery with them. Her follow up vet check and removal of stitches would not incur any cost to her adopting owners – this would be due on 10th August at our vet in Southport. Barbie was in urgent need of a dental, and this has been done today and she has had a number of extractions.

PLEASE DO NOT APPLY IF YOU HAVE HOLIDAYS BOOKED OR ARE NOT IN A POSITION TO FINALISE THE ADOPTION IN GOOD TIME – we have a huge waiting list which we are constantly juggling as we hate turning away dogs in need. Please tell us about and breed experience on your application form.

Age – 7 years old

Size – small, Barbie weighs approximately 4kg and is fully grown

Location – in foster in Southport, Merseyside

Colour – silver dapple

Microchip number and company – Barbie is chipped and we will transfer her registration over on a successful adoption.

Known medical conditions – none, see about about her dental

Known behavioural concerns – none

Neutered – yes spayed on 31st July 2023

Live with other dogs – yes, Barbie is used to living with other dogs and is in foster with other small dogs

Good with cats – Not tested

Good with kids – Barbie would like to live with children 12+ as she has not lived with them before

Travelling in the car – very good

Housetrained – Barbie is clean so far in foster, but may relapse with a change of circumstances

Lead walking – very unsure, will need practice to build her confidence

Recall – too soon to be tested

Crate trained – yes, we have started crate training Barbie in foster and she settles well at night and for short periods in the day

Current diet – twice a day. Barbie eats a mixture of wet and dry food

A video home check and a non refundable £500 adoption donation will apply – this goes back into our vet fund account

Apply to adopt Barbie using our adoption form here