A-Z of Health


You can download a pdf copy of our A-Z of Dachshund Health presentation here.  

Dachshunds generally suffer from few health problems and are long-lived, provided they are kept well-exercised, fit and fed on a healthy, balanced diet so they don't become overweight.  The median (average) age of death reported in the KC Health Survey 2004 was 12 years and 8 months.  Dachshunds are, however, a "dwarf breed" and consequently are more prone to back disease than other breeds.  

Breed Club Secretaries will be able to provide up-to-date advice on any current or emerging health concerns in any of the six Dachshund varieties.  Read our Annual Health Report to find out about our plans and progress.  Contact any of our Health and Welfare Sub-committee for more help.  Advice on buying a Dachshund is here and owning a Dachshund is here.

Our current priorities are: Back Disease (IVDD), Lafora Diseasecord1 PRA

Frequently asked questions about Dachshund health:

Dachshund Health Handbook A-Z


Copies of our 1-page Disease Summaries can be viewed from the links below.  If your Dachshund is affected by any of these conditions, please submit a Health Report here.

A Addison's Disease
B Back Disease (IVDD)  Bloat
C Cancers and Tumours; Cataracts; CryptorchidismCushing's Disease
D Day BlindnessDiabetes; Distichiasis
E Ectropion & EntropionEpilepsy 
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G Gastric Torsion
H Heart Murmurs
I Intervertebral Disc Disease 
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L Lafora Disease; Liver Shunt
M Mitral Valve Disease
N Narcolepsy 
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P PRA (cord1); PRA (NPHP4) 
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S SARDSSensory Neuropathy 
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The Merck Manual for Pet Health is a comprehensive online resource for pet owners and their Veterinary Manual is written for vets.
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