Dachshund Health Information Library

You will find Breed Council information on Dachshund Health and Welfare in the folders on this page.

  • All the resources listed on this page have been produced by, or for, the Dachshund Breed Council.  
  • The folders below are the same as the main categories of health conditions listed in our online Health Survey.  There is also a "Health Conditions - general" folder containing information not related to a specific condition.  
  • Find more information on Dachshund Health matters from external website links here.
  • Visit the Dachshund Breed Council's website for information about the Council and its role.
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    Translation of an article from the Finnish Dachshund Club's Newsletter. (2015)  27 Sep 2015, 03:03 Ian Seath
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    Dachshund information for prospective owners  28 Sep 2014, 04:11 Ian Seath
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    A-Z of Dachshund Health.    1713k v. 3 29 Dec 2011, 11:42 Ian Seath
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    Congenital Deafness and Eye Defects in "Double Dapples".  270k v. 6 3 Dec 2011, 01:52 Ian Seath
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    A brief description of Cancers and Tumours.  24 Dec 2011, 04:05 Ian Seath
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    Canine Sarcoma - Frank's Story by Kirsty Crossley.  15 Feb 2015, 11:24 Ian Seath
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    A brief description of Heart Murmurs (Wirehaired Dachshund).  24 Dec 2011, 09:25 Ian Seath
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    A brief description of Mitral Valve Disease.  24 Dec 2011, 09:52 Ian Seath
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    A brief description of Addison's Disease.  24 Dec 2011, 08:39 Ian Seath
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    A brief description of Cushing's Disease.  2 Dec 2011, 14:00 Ian Seath
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    A brief description of canine Diabetes as it affects Dachshunds.   4 Dec 2011, 02:48 Ian Seath
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    A brief description of Gastric Torsion (Bloat).  27 Nov 2011, 09:47 Ian Seath
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    Breeding with Carriers. An article by kind permission of Dr. Cathryn Mellersh (AHT).  258k v. 3 3 May 2012, 10:46 Ian Seath
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    KC General Code of Ethics, plus Dachshund Breed Council clauses on responsible breeding, judging and exhibiting.  25 Jul 2011, 03:04 Ian Seath
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    Guidance on interpretation of our Code of Ethics in relation to health.  73k v. 2 25 Jul 2011, 02:35 Ian Seath
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    An introduction to Genetics for Dachshund breeders.  373k v. 2 25 Dec 2011, 07:19 Ian Seath
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    Brief summary and explanation of health conditions listed in the Health Report.    123k v. 9 3 Dec 2011, 01:54 Ian Seath
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    A presentation summarising our current Health Plans and the progress we are making. View this in conjunction with our latest Annual Health Report.    367k v. 4 25 Dec 2011, 07:19 Ian Seath
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    Dachshund Information Leaflet for Veterinary Surgeons.    351k v. 7 3 Dec 2011, 01:54 Ian Seath
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    A brief description of Liver Shunts.  15 Feb 2015, 11:23 Ian Seath
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    Lafora Disease: how to breed away from the mutation in three generations.  104k v. 2 2 Aug 2011, 12:29 Ian Seath
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    Elsa Beltran (AHT) presented on Canine Epilepsy at our 2012 Breed Conference.  19 May 2012, 05:22 Ian Seath
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    Information on Lafora Disease in Mini Wires and the DNA screening test  9 Mar 2014, 04:02 Ian Seath
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    Dr. Clare Rusbridge's presentation from our January 2014 Neurology Seminar  31 Jan 2015, 04:30 Ian Seath
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    A brief description of Primary (Idiopathic) Epilepsy.  27 Nov 2011, 09:11 Ian Seath
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    Elsa Beltran's AHT presentation on Lafora Disease at Beagle Seminar Feb. 2011.   303k v. 4 2 Dec 2011, 14:02 Ian Seath
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    A brief description of Lafora Disease in Mini Wire Dachshunds.  27 Nov 2011, 08:26 Ian Seath
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    Frequently Asked Questions about the Lafora Screening Programme. Updated Feb. 2015.  15 Feb 2015, 11:13 Ian Seath
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    A pictorial explanation of how to avoid matings that produce Mini Wires clinically affected by Lafora Disease.   76k v. 2 15 Feb 2015, 11:22 Ian Seath
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    A brief description of Narcolepsy (in Long-haired Dachshunds).  24 Dec 2011, 08:00 Ian Seath
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    A brief description of Sensory Neuropathy.  27 Nov 2011, 11:29 Ian Seath
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    Bill Oxley's IVDD presentation from the 2009 Breed Conference.  3475k v. 3 3 Dec 2011, 01:54 Ian Seath
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    Inter-vertebral Disc Disease (BC advice).   233k v. 7 28 Jul 2016, 03:31 Ian Seath
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    Breed Council summary presentation of IVDD Research (May 2009).   93k v. 4 3 Dec 2011, 01:53 Ian Seath
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    Dr. Clare Rusbridge's IVDD presentation from our January 2014 Neurology Seminar   24 Jun 2016, 06:52 Ian Seath
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    A brief summary of Back Disease in Dachshunds.  27 Nov 2011, 08:04 Ian Seath
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    The DodgersList DVD on back problems is now available in the UK for only £4.50 including p&p.   22 Apr 2011, 08:50 Ian Seath
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    Protocol for X-ray screening for IVDD (Norway).  2061k v. 2 8 Apr 2016, 09:09 Ian Seath
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    A list of UK specialists who can help with back disease; including spinal surgery, physiotherapy and chiropractors.   4 Dec 2011, 02:50 Ian Seath
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    A brief description of Cataracts.  24 Dec 2011, 05:21 Ian Seath
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    Cathryn Mellersh's DNA & EBV presentation to the 2009 Breed Conference.  1650k v. 3 3 Dec 2011, 01:53 Ian Seath
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    A pictorial explanation of how to avoid matings that produce Miniature Dachshunds clinically at risk of cord1 Retinal Degeneration (PRA).  67k v. 3 22 Apr 2011, 08:50 Ian Seath
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    A brief description of cord1 retinal degeneration (PRA).   3 Dec 2011, 01:53 Ian Seath
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    AHT comments on the Aguirre Lab. cord1 paper August 2012  25 Aug 2012, 03:29 Ian Seath
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    Congenital Deafness and Eye Defects in "Double Dapples".  25 Dec 2011, 07:21 Ian Seath
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    Information and advice on cord1 PRA in Miniature Dachshunds.  241k v. 2 23 Apr 2011, 03:55 Ian Seath
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    A brief description of Distichiasis.  27 Nov 2011, 09:33 Ian Seath
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    A brief description of Entropion and Ectropion.  24 Dec 2011, 05:06 Ian Seath
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    Claudia Busse (AHT) presented at our 2012 Breed Conference on Eye Disease in Dachshunds,  19 May 2012, 05:22 Ian Seath
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    2016 update on the canine health schemes; clinical eye examinations and DNA tests.  6 Oct 2016, 03:21 Ian Seath
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    How Examination under the Eye Scheme can help you and your breed; by Prof. Sheila Crispin  7 Nov 2012, 11:01 Ian Seath
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    Keiko Miyadera's cord1 PRA presentation to the 2009 Breed Conference.  2693k v. 3 3 Dec 2011, 01:53 Ian Seath
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    A brief description of Day Blindness PRA caused by the NPHP4 mutation in WHD and MWHD.  2 Dec 2011, 13:46 Ian Seath
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    A brief description of Sudden Acquired Retinal Degeneration Syndrome (SARDS).  27 Nov 2011, 10:42 Ian Seath
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    A brief description of Cryptorchidism (Monorchid).   2 Dec 2011, 14:03 Ian Seath
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