KC Survey 2004

A total of 810 forms were sent out and 155 were returned, representing 509 live dogs. This breed had a 19.1% response rate (155/810).  Download the KC Survey Report.

Mortality data

A total of 245 deaths were reported and this represents 1.54% of all deaths reported in the survey (245/15,881). The median age at death for Dachshunds was 12 years and 8 months (min = 4 months, max = 19 years) (Figure 1). Age at death is presented for the most common causes of death (Figure 2).
 

Table 1: Cause of Death

 

Figure 1 (below): Age of Death

Figure 2 (below): Age and Cause of Death

The dashed line (___) is the overall median age at death for all dogs in the survey and the dotted line (----) is the overall median age of death for Dachshunds. The solid line
within each grey box represents the median age at death from the condition.

Figure 3 (below): Age of Diagnosis for specified conditions

The dashed line (___) is the overall median age at diagnosis for all dogs in the survey and the dotted line (----) is the overall median age at diagnosis for Dachshunds. The solid line within each grey box represents the median age at diagnosis from the condition.
 


Explanation of "Box and Whisker" plots (Figures 2 and 3):

The "Box" represents 50% of the reported results.  The "Whiskers" represent 95% of the reported results.  The bar across the "Box" represents the Median result.


The Table below shows the health condition categories reported in 509 live dogs from the survey and their calculated prevalence.  It is important to note that each category comprises multiple conditions, so for example, "Neurologic" includes IVDD and Epilepsy.

Total Dogs 509

No. Reports Prevalence %
Reproductive 58 11%
Neurologic 35 7%
Dermatologic 31 6%
Cardiac 26 5%
Dental 26 5%
Ocular 24 5%
Musculoskeletal 20 4%
Respiratory 15 3%
Urologic 11 2%
Gastrointestinal 10 2%
Endocrine 9 2%
Unknown 8 2%
Immune Mediated 6 1%
Benign Neoplasia 4 1%
Cancer 4 1%
Behaviour 2 0%
Hepatic 2 0%
Aural 1 0%
Trauma 1 0%
Other 1 0%
Cerebral Vascular





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