The Dachshund is a surprisingly big eater and tends to become
overweight, particularly in old age.  A combination of exercise and
attention to its diet will keep its weight under control.  This dog
often develops paralysis of the hindquarters brought on by a
herniated disc.
Average Lifespan Of The Dachshund: 12-16 years.
Average Weight: 10-25lbs, depending on the variety.
Inherited Health Disorders:
Conjunctival Dermoid: Hairy Growth On The Eye.
Extra Lashes
Corneal Ulcer
Glaucoma (Drainage Angle)
Chronic Superficial Keratitis:
Inflamed Cornea
Dry Eye (Keratococonjunctivitis Sicca): A lack of quantity or
quality of your dog's tears, causing eye irritation.  If this condition
is untreated, it can lead to ulcers on the cornea, and/or loss of vision.
PPM (Persistent Pupillary Membrane)
PRA (Progressive Rentinal Atrophy)
Underdeveloped Optic Nerve

Diabetes Mellitus: A disorder in which the body is unable to regulate blood sugar levels, treatable with insulin injections.
Clefts Of Lip And Palate
Overshot And Undershot Jaw (Long Haired Dachshund)

Intervertebral Disc Disease: aka Slipped Disc Disease
Dachshund: Personality & Health Issues
Renal Cortical Hypoplasia: (A condition in which the cortex of the kidney(s) does not develop completely. See the page on kidney diseases in dogs for more information.)
Cystine Crystals In Urine:
See Kidney Disease In Dogs

Miniature Dachshund:
Chronic Superficial Keratitis: Inflamed Cornea
PRA (Progressive Retinal Atrophy)
Extra Lashes
Exercise Requirements: 3/5
Affection Level: 3/5
Friendliness-Other Pets:
Friendliness-Strangers: 1/5
Ease Of Training:

About The Ratings:
Exercise Requirements:
1: Low, 5: High
Affection Level:
1: Introverted, 5: Extroverted.
Friendliness-Other Pets:
1: Least Friendly, 5: Most Friendly.
1: Least Friendly, 5: Most Friendly.
Ease Of Training:
1: Most Difficult, 5: Least Difficult.
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