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How long does a Dachshund live?

In 2004 the Kennel Club conducted a Health Survey and reported on the most prevalent conditions affecting Dachshunds.  Among their data was an analysis of the age of death of 245 Dachshunds (the number recorded as having died in the total survey returns). The histogram shows the number of dogs in each age group, ranging …

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Should I breed from my bitch?

Checklist: Check that no breeding endorsement has been placed on your dog’s records by the breeder you bought him/her from Ask your vet’s advice and ensure your dog is healthy and suitable (especially in temperament) to whelp a litter Carry out all currently recommended health checks e.g. DNA eye testing for MLHD and MSHD (Contact a …

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Puppy Buyer Questions

Buying a puppy is a major commitment which both you and the breeder will want to ensure is likely to succeed. Here are some questions you might wish to ask the breeder and some that they will want to ask you… Ask the breeder: How long have you been a Dachshund owner? How long have …

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Wire Dachshund FAQs

Q. What are they like to live with? A. All Dachshunds are great characters, but Wires are especially extrovert and can be great fools. They do have very strong characters and need to know who the boss is, otherwise they can definitely rule the house. They do not need to be smacked in order to …

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