How Much Should My Dachshund Weigh?

How Much Should My Dachshund Weigh?

A dachshund is bred and shown in two sizes, standard and miniature (mini). If you are wondering how many pounds your dachshund should weigh, here are some guidelines depending on if yours is a standard or a mini-dachshund.   The healthy weight of a dachshund...
Do All Dachshund’s Have Bad Backs?

Do All Dachshund’s Have Bad Backs?

Back problems are without a doubt the number-one health problem of the Dachshund. Unfortunately, 25% of all Dachshund’s will develop a ‘bad back’ – or back problems in their lifetime. Here’s why, and here’s what you can do:   A...
How To Know If Your Dachshund Is Too Fat

How To Know If Your Dachshund Is Too Fat

A healthy Dachshund is long and lean. That’s the way they’re supposed to be. Unfortunately too many a Dachshund is long and fat. It’s hard on their backs, their joints, and their heart. Here’s how to tell if your Dachshund is too fat:  ...
Why Do Dachshunds Have Bad Backs?

Why Do Dachshunds Have Bad Backs?

Does the Dachshund ‘long back’ cause their back problems? Actually, not really. The source of the problem is the gene that causes the Dachshunds short legs, a type of dwarfism. In addition to causing short legs, the gene causes the gel in the disks of the...
DRNA, Dachshund Rescue

DRNA, Dachshund Rescue

Are you thinking about getting a Dachshund? Why not rescue a Dachshund who’s only crime was not coming from a loving home? There are many reputable independent rescuers throughout the country. I fact, many of these experienced, independent rescue people, got...
Education Can Help Prevent Animal Cruelty

Education Can Help Prevent Animal Cruelty

April is Prevent Animal Cruelty Month. What can you do to help? Educate. Teach Your Children One of the most powerful tools we have in preventing animal abuse is education. The education of other adults, but most importantly the education of children. Nurturing...