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Dachshund (Standard Smooth)

Breed: Dachshund (Standard Smooth) Find Litters

Dachshunds are very unique little dogs that originate from Germany. An active, extroverted little breed, they are great company and will take as much exercise as you are willing to participate in yourself. A balanced personality, they love being fussed about on your lap at home as much as they enjoy the outdoors. Dachshunds are an intelligent, loyal breed so a good choice for a family pet.

When it comes to health, Dachshunds of all varieties are known to be at a higher risk of spinal injury issues due to the shortness of their legs.

Common Medical Disorders

Eye disorders
  • Cataracts
  • Corneal dystrophy
  • Dermoids
  • Microphthalmia; ocular dysgenesis
  • Optic nerve hypoplasia and micropapilla
  • Pannus - chronic superficial keratitis
  • Progressive retinal atrophy
Blood disorders
  • Histiocytoma
  • Pyruvate kinase (PK) deficiency
  • von Willebrand's disease
Cardiovascular disorders
  • Mitral valve dysplasia
  • Sick sinus syndrome
Endocrine disorders Hyperadrenocorticism (Cushing's syndrome)
Gastrointestinal disorders Cleft lip/palate
Nervous system disorders Deafness
Skin disorders
  • Acanthosis nigricans
  • Cutaneous asthenia (Ehlers-Danlos syndrome)
  • Demodicosis/ Demodectic mange
  • Follicular dysplasias
  • Pattern baldness
  • Seborrhea
Urinary and reproductive disorders
  • Cryptorchidism, retained testicle
  • Urolithiasis (stones)

Lifetime Cost of Ownership

Accessories £8 per month. Total £960
Food £30 per month. Total £3,600
Health and Dental £10 per month. Total £1,200
Veterinary Care Traditional pet insurance for a Dachshund would be £4,496 over ten years. Equivalent cover through claim sharing would cost £3,147. Claim sharing saves you £1,349.
10 Year Cost £10,256 with insurance or save £1,349 with claim sharing

Temperament

Character Active, Intelligent, Extrovert.

Breed Information

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