Dog Breeds

  • Dachshund

    The Dachshund's famously long body and short legs earned the breed the humorous nicknames "hot dog" and "wiener dog." But the elegance and beauty of these little dogs are no joke.

  • Group: Terrier
    Lifespan: 12–16 yr
    Height: 5–11 in
    Weight: 5–32 lb

  • Care

    The Dachshund is a clean breed, with little or no smell. The shorthaired variety needs only occasional brushing, whereas brushing requirements for a longhaired Dachshund depend on coat thickness. Thicker coats benefit from more frequent brushing to keep hair free from tangles and control the moderate shedding. Lastly, wirehaired Doxies do best when their coats are combed a couple of times a week and hand-stripped several times a year. To reduce your dog's chance of ear infections, check their ears regularly and clean them as needed to remove wax build-up and debris. Nail trims should also be part of every pup's grooming routine. And don't forget those teeth. Good dental hygiene will support your dog's overall health. So, in addition to professional cleanings, establish an at-home dental care program that includes regular teeth brushing and veterinarian-recommended dental chews.

    The Dachshund is a clean breed, with little or no smell.

  • Disorders

    acanthosis nigricans, Intervertebral disk disease
    Cataracts, Cleft lip/palate, Corneal dystrophy, Cryptorchidism, retained asthenia ( Ehlers- Danlos syndrome) Deafness, Demodicosis/ Demodectic mange, Dermoids, Follicular dysplasias, Histiocytoma, Hyperadrenocorticism ( Cushing's syndrome) Microphthalmia; ocular dysgenesis, Mitral valve dysplasia, Optic nerve hypoplasia and micropapilla, Pannus - chronic superficial keratitis pattern baldness, Progressive retinal atrophy, Pyruvate kinase ( P K) deficiency seborrhea, Sick sinus syndrome, Urolithiasis (stones)von Willebrand's disease
    Idiopathic epilepsy Glaucoma Keratoconjunctivitis sicca ( K C S) - "dry eye" Portosystemic shuntsebaceous adenitis Elbow dysplasia - O C D of the elbow

    Always visit a professional veterinarian if you believe your dog may have health issues.