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Dachshund Breed Information

Suggested tests: Eye
Avg Size of Female: Height: 8 – 9 inches, Weight: 11 – 32 pounds
Minor concerns: KCS
Avg Size of male: Height: 8 – 9 inches, Weight: 11 – 32 pounds
Occasionally seen: Diabetes, epilepsy, patellar luxation, deafness, gastric torsion
Major concerns: Intervertebral disc disease
Note: Obesity is a major problem for the dachshund. Many dachshunds tend to be overweight, which in turn predisposes them to intervertebral disc disease.
Life span: 12 – 14 years

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Recent Forum Threads

Potty Training new puppy and new owner ;-)

My daughter was given a puppy dachshund. The pup was going well going on the wee wee pads placed. Now she seems to go off the pads and we are confused because sometimes she uses the ones we lay out an... - dam1120

Can anyone tell me what this rashes on my dachshund stomach

It started out just a few little bumps and now it's turned into this I was just seeing if anybody could tell me what it was before I took him to the vet - Cody87

Skinny Mini. My mini seems too Skinny. does anyone else hav...

Anybody else have a Doxie who seems too skinny. The vet isn't concerned. But all I hear from peeps is how skinny he looks. I not sure this pic gives a really good view of him. But he's not big on coop... - ILoveDobby

in need of a puppy in the Charlotte, NC area

We would like a miniature red headed long haired dachshund available late spring/early summer. We live outside of Charlotte, NC. Can anyone offer suggestions on where I could find one around that ti... - wectmall

Question: Obesity and Lumps on the Belly

Hi all - I'm really new here but not new to doxies - of my 5 dogs I have two mini dachshunds that are 12 and 10 1/2 yrs old. My 10 1/2 yr old is overweight - I know he is and I've tried so hard to he... - LeAnn Smith Scott

Won't bond with spouse

My husband and I have a 2 yr old rescue female dach/terrier mix who has bonded wonderfully with me but is leary of my husband, who I got the dog for! She sleeps on his side of the bed on the floor, a... - RuthOkla

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