From our puppy owners...

"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.

It gave me huge reassurance that Di is particular about who she offers her puppies to and we had a very thorough conversation as to whether we were able to provide a suitable home for one of her puppies. Di explained she breeds based on temperament which was extremely important to us, so all her dachshunds are all of a beautiful nature. When Daxies are a stubborn breed this is hugely important.
When we were offered a puppy from one of Di's litters, we were over the moon. We regularly received photos and updates on how the puppies were getting on with their mother and Di was always on the end of the phone when I had questions leading up to purchasing puppy items.
I could not have wished for a more supportive breeder, we visited our pup three times before she was old enough to be taken to her new home. On the very exciting day of collection, Di sat down with me and we talked through a very informative puppy pack which has been a bible that I refer back to regularly. It is filled with very useful information from puppies behavioural traits, worming and flea prevention advice, food plans, natural remedies and so much more.
Di's passion, deep understanding and love for dachshunds radiates from her and she continues to be such a support even months/years down the line when I have questions or concerns. She never fails to come up with solutions to any challenges I am experiencing with training our new puppy. I came away with a new friend and a puppy who has been an absolute dream and fills our lives with even more happiness!
Thank you so much Di for your continuous support to us and Roka."
Louise, Leo and Roka


"With our hearts set on adding a miniature dachshund to our family we began searching for a breeder via the Kennel Club directory. We spoke with a couple of breeders but were alarmed by how some were quick to raise the question of money before even talking to us about our suitability. After what felt like forever trawling the internet for more information I came across Di’s website. It was full of useful information, not only about her own standards of breeding but about the dachshund breed in general. I arranged to speak with Di on the phone and didn’t come off of it for over an hour! We spoke in such depth about the breed, I was able to ask her as many questions as I wanted and she did the same. I was buoyed by her enthusiasm and passion but also her responsibility. She vetted us thoroughly to ensure her pups were going to the perfect forever homes they deserved which in turn made me feel that we had found a breeder who cared.
We were so pleased to visit Di at her home for the first time so that we could meet not only Fern and her beautiful pups but also the rest of her dachshund troupe! The thing that struck us most was the wonderful temperament of each and everyone of them, it was hugely reassuring to see them being reared in such a loving, safe environment. The opportunity to see the bloodline for ourselves and witness the beautiful nature of all Di’s dogs filled us with confidence. 
Throughout Fern’s pregnancy and during the weeks leading up to us collecting our puppy, Di kept in regular contact, sending photos, updates and offering advice to ensure we were properly set up at home and prepared to welcome our new addition. She even accommodated us when we asked to send a blanket to be popped in with pup and Mum so that when we brought him home he would have something familiar and comforting. 
On collection day, we travelled the four hours to Di’s house from Yorkshire to pick up our baby boy, whom we named ‘Gatsby’. We were presented with an amazing puppy pack, full of toys, blankets, treats and most importantly our bible. Di’s guide book is invaluable. It is packed full of useful information on training, behaviour, nutrition, health and even a guiding timetable to help us establish a routine once we were home. I regard it so highly, I took it everywhere with us in the first month!

During the first couple of weeks, Di was in regular contact to ensure we were all OK and to see if we had any questions. She was on hand to answer any queries but having done such a good job in the first place, we were lucky enough to have ourselves a great little boy who behaved so perfectly! Since bringing Gatsby home, we have kept in regular touch with Di, sharing photos and updates on his progress and generally sharing how fantastic he is! 
At five months old he is thriving and is so intrinsically part of our family now, we couldn’t imagine the world without him. Despite the breeds notoriety for being highly intelligent but terribly stubborn and therefore tricky to train, Gatsby mastered house training very quickly and was equally as quick to learn commands such as sit, stay, down and high five (the most important one obviously). I know that it is through Di’s responsible breeding for exceptional temperaments that we have been so fortunate to have such a good boy. Not only has he just completed and received his Puppy Foundation Certificate but he has also been promoted to Head of Customer Relations and Client Retention in our shop for his outstanding performance, wooing and charming all of our visitors. :)
He has brought so much joy to our lives and we can’t thank Di enough. Her love and respect for this most beautiful of breeds is clearly evident. She is a fantastic ambassador and we only wish more breeders were as dedicated and wonderful as she is. Gatsby is a true testament to her good breeding and we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her. 
Sophia, Rew & Gatsby xxx”


Gatsby and his Puppy Foundation Certificate!

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

Pelirroja Dachshunds






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