"Having made our choice from the list of recommended breeders we had been advised to speak to, we were pleased with the welcome we received on our first visit and impressed with the care Di takes with her puppies.
Having been vetted, we then made our choice of pup, as we were lucky to be first on Di's list for a girl from that litter. Upon collection of her, we were happy and surprised to receive an extensive puppy pack and her life history to date, which has been most useful to us.
Bella is doing very well at 5 months, loved by all and considers herself boss at our puppy training classes and is known as Miss Bells.
Temperament is very important in a dog and Di's puppies certainly have this. I would certainly recommend her as a breeder to anyone looking for a Miniature Smooth Dachshund"
Carol - owner of Bella
"As soon as I found Pelirroja online, I knew I had found the breeder that I so hoped to get a puppy from. The website offered me a huge depth of information, much more so than other Kennel Club breeder websites. As well as reading the very informative text online, Di was readily available to speak to on the phone, offering an endless depth of knowledge, welcome advice and honest guidance.
Margot is a long awaited and much loved addition to our family. We couldn’t have wished for a sweeter-natured, more loving or easy-going little dog!
We met Di, her family and the dogs some time before Margot was born and Di made us aware of all the pros and cons of owning a dachshund. After they were born, Di kept us informed of the puppies’ progress and sent us photos of them. We then met the litter when they were around five weeks old and were absolutely smitten. It was a very long wait to bring her home!
At eight weeks old, Margot came to us crate-trained and well on her way to being housetrained. Other than a few whimpers on her first few nights, Margot slept through from the very beginning and has always felt very secure in her crate wherever she may be. Within a couple weeks she was fully house trained.
As first time dog owners we were incredibly grateful for the comprehensive ‘starter pack’ that Di provided which went above and beyond anything anyone else I know has received. Her advice on diet and the first food delivery was equally welcome.
Margot adapts incredibly well to all situations. She loved her two weeks holiday with her grandparents over the summer and gave us the most incredible welcome on our return! She’s equally happy in town or country, loves attending our children’s sporting fixtures, has enjoyed holidays at home and abroad with us and is very happy on long car journeys. I really feel we can take her anywhere!
Margot is a very sociable dog, and while she loves playing with other dogs, I think she actually prefers people, especially children, which is just as well as they LOVE her!
I can’t recommend Di enough as a breeder. From our very first dealings with her she has made sure that we had the most comprehensive and up-to-date information on everything dachshund. Her knowledge of the breed is phenomenal and she remains a constant source of advice and support. We don’t go anywhere without the ‘Dible’ - as the children call the incredibly detailed folder of information she gave us when we took Margot home.
What Di really excels at, however, is the 24/7 phone and text support that she continues to provide. Whenever I’ve had a concern or question she has come straight back to me with the most useful advice and links to the latest information. She also offers proactive guidance on new suppliers, medication, dietary advice etc. We’re incredibly grateful to her for bringing Margot in to our lives and for her ongoing friendship and help.
Heather Warren, Hampshire