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Discussion in 'Dog Breeding' started by clare81louise, Apr 13, 2017.

  1. clare81louise

    clare81louise PetForums Newbie

    Apr 13, 2017
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    I wondered if anyone could help im looking into stuuding my nearly 2 yrs old mini long haired dauschund and not sure how to go about it. Can anyonevgive advice. Thank you
  2. ouesi

    ouesi Guest

    You would have to start by getting your dog fully health tested with published results. I'm not familiar with the requirements for dachshunds, but if you're interested in breeding, you should be familiarizing yourself to those tests and what the desired scores are.

    Then your dog will need to be evaluated for temperament, structure, and adherence to the breed standard. Evaluated by a neutral party preferably at a dog show or working trial.

    Then you would need to make connections in the breed through the breed club and contact other breeders.

    Basically, if you have to ask, you probably shouldn't be breeding your boy. But definitely start researching if this is something you're interested in the future.
  3. SusieRainbow

    SusieRainbow Administrator
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    Jan 21, 2013
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    The most important test for dachshunds is PRA , ( Pregressive Retinal atrophy ) which causes blindness. Look on the Dachshund Breed Council website, all sorts of information on breeding , genetics , testing etc on there. If he is Dapple you would need to be very careful not to breed him to another Dapple , double Dapple pups can inherit some horrendous health issues. Can you contact your boy's breeder for advice and information ?

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  4. leashedForLife

    Nov 1, 2009
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    conditions affecting Min Dachshunds as a breed -
    below are 49 separate documented
    heritable problems, from posts #68 thru 74, on the sticky "necessary health tests before breeding"

    these are per the AVAR list of heritable issues in purebred dogs.

    Miniature Dachshund:
    4, 5, 42, 43a, 54, 55, 61, 65, 70, 72, 75, 78, 80, 85, 94a, 129, 146, 156, 161, 166, 173, 176, 178, 187, 196,
    199, 206a, 214, 216, 224, 228, 230, 237, 239, 250, 256, 263, 267, 275, 296, 297, 311a, 326, 328, 330

    4. Acanthosis nigricans:
    a skin disease where the skin becomes thickened & dark, primarily affecting the axillae (armpits).

    5. Achondroplasia:

    abnormal development of cartilage leading to dwarfism (seen aberrantly in most breeds, but this trait is what makes a Basset Hound & other achondroplastic
    breeds long & low).
    EDIT: Exaggerated development can lead to sharply angled pasterns, east-west forefeet, bowed legs, interference with the dog's gait, etc.

    42. Cataract:
    as in humans, a change in structure of the lens of the eye leading to cloudiness and usually to blindness.

    43a. Cell-mediated immunodeficiency:

    a deficiency of T-lymphocyte function causing impaired immunity, chronic recurrent infections and stunted growth.

    * Dachshund, Weimaraner (also see #311b) *
    311b. Thymic atrophy:
    a deficiency of cell-mediated immunity expressed by decreased T-cell function & low concentrations of growth hormone.
    *Dachshund, Weimaraner (also see #165.)

    165. Hyposomatotropism:
    failure of the body growth hormones (somatomedins) to develop fully; also known as 'growth hormone responsive dermatosis'.
    *Chow Chow, Dachshund, Keeshond, Miniature Poodle, Pomeranian, Samoyed, Toy Poodle, among others.

    "...clinical signs... usually develop in young animals of 2 to 5 years of age. These signs consist entirely of symmetrical hair loss on the trunk, neck, ears, tail, & thighs. The skin gradually turns black in areas affected by the loss of hair. The dogs are otherwise normal.

    54. Cleft lip:
    a condition where the two halves of the upper lip do not join together. Cleft palate and cleft lip are often seen together.

    55. Cleft palate:

    a condition where the roof of the mouth is not closed and the inside of
    the nose opens into the mouth.

    61. Color mutant alopecia:

    a condition where certain pigmented areas of a dog's skin grow less or no fur.
    *YorkshireTerrier, fawn Irish Setter, Dachshund

    65. Corneal dystrophy:
    an abnormality of the cornea usually characterized by shallow pits in the surface.

    70. Cryptorchidism:

    a condition where one testicle does not descend into the scrotal sac.

    72. Cutaneous asthenia:

    a condition where the skin lacks its normal strength, elasticity and sensation. Also called Ehlers-Danlos syndrome.
    *English Springer Spaniel, Dachshund, & Boxer (also see #94a).

    75. Cystinuria:
    an abnormal excretion of a substance (cystine) in the urine.

    78. Deafness: an inability to hear, due to many different causes.

    80. Demodicosis:

    a skin disease (mange) caused by microscopic Demodex canis mites living within the skin layers & producing an immunodeficiency syndrome.
    [edit: re balding -

    Demodicosis or Demodex-mange in puphood can cause follicular scarring & a characteristic pattern of bald rings round the eyes, thinning on the forechest
    to either side near the upper arms, on the flank & groin, & behind the axillae/ armpits. The reverse mask of naked raccoon-rings round the eyes is especially marked. // Demodex canis are actually normal residents on dog's skin; a popn explosion on individuals with malnutrition or auto-immune dysfunctions are the actual cause of follicular damage & permanent hair-loss. ]

    85. Diabetes mellitus:
    a metabolic disease caused by insulin deficiency & characterized by the inability to utilize sugars normally.

    94a. Ehlers-Danlos syndrome:

    a connective tissue disease characterized by loose, hyper-extensible, & very fragile skin that tears easily. (also see #72.)

    129. Folliculitis:
    an infection of the hair follicles.

    146. Hemolytic anemia:
    anemia caused by the destruction of the red blood cells by an autoimmune process.
    *Cocker Spaniel, Dachshund, Old English Sheepdogs, as well as several other breeds.

    156. Hyperadrenocorticism or Cushing's disease:
    a disease where the adrenal glands are overactive. (also see #71)

    * Addendum
    71. Cushing's disease (hyperadrenocorticism):
    a disease characterized by an excess secretion of corticosteroids from the adrenal glands.

    161. Hypopigmentation, lips & nose:
    a condition where an animal lacks pigment (color) in areas where it is usually present. (also see #328.)

    166. Hypothyroidism:
    a common endocrine disease where the body produces an abnormally low amount of thyroid hormones.
    This [
    EDIT, may be] an autoimmune destruction of the thyroid gland, which affects more than 50 dog breeds. (also see #192*, 312*.)

    hypothyroidism can also be caused not only by self-destruction of the gland, but by destruction of thyroid hormone circulating in the blood, after production, or by insufficient hormone production by the gland.

    * Addendum:
    192. Lymphocytic thyroiditis:
    an autoimmune disease causing inflammation and destruction of the thyroid gland, which becomes infiltrated with lymphocytes (white blood cells) and leads to hypothyroidism. The most common endocrine disease of the dog, it has an inherited predisposition. (also see #166, 312.)
    312. Thyroiditis:
    an autoimmune inflammatory disease of the thyroid gland. (also see #166, 192.)

    173. Intervertebral disc disease:
    a disease where the discs between the vertebrae are abnormal and prone to rupture and misplacement.

    176. Iris heterochromia:

    in the eyes, one iris is a different color from the other, or a single iris has more than one color in it.

    178. Juvenile cellulitis:

    an inflammation of cells (usually skin cells) occurring in the young animal.

    187. Linear IgA dermatosis:
    a skin disease resulting from an abnormality of the secretory immune system.
    *Chinese Shar-Pei, Dachshund

    196. Mastocytoma:
    a rare cancer developing from a type of tissue cell known as a mast cell.

    199. Microphthalmia:

    a condition where one or both eyes are too small.

    206a. Myotonia congenita:
    a condition present at birth characterized by tonic muscle contractions and twitching.
    * Dachshund, Miniature Schnauzer

    214. Neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis:

    a congenital disease; fatty pigments are deposited in the brain, & cause brain dysfunction. (also see #193a.)

    Nodular panniculitis:
    a skin disease characterized by nodules of inflammation under the skin.

    224. Osteopetrosis:
    a condition where the bones are abnormally dense & hard. [EDIT: 'petro' = stone, vs 'poro' = porous, with holes]

    228. Overshot jaw:

    a condition where the upper jaw is too long for the lower jaw.

    230. Pannus:

    an immunologic eye disease characterized by abnormal growth of tissue over the cornea.

    237. Pattern alopecia or baldness:
    hair loss occurring in certain patterns. --- *Dachshund

    239. Pemphigus foliaceous:

    another skin disease caused by autoimmune destruction of tissues.

    250. Pododermatitis:
    a skin infection of the paws.

    256. Progressive retinal atrophy:
    a disease where the retina slowly deteriorates, producing night blindness.
    [EDIT: night or dim-light blindness comes 1st; progressively, all sight can be lost.]

    263. Pyruvate kinase deficiency:
    a deficiency of a specific red blood cell enzyme. *Basenji, Beagle, Cairn Terrier, Dachshund

    267. Renal hypoplasia:

    a condition where the kidney(s) do not develop completely.

    275. Sebaceous gland tumor:
    a tumor arising from sebaceous glands of the skin.

    296. Sterile pyogranuloma syndrome:
    a disease of the deeper layers of the skin characterized by formation of abnormal tissues, with no infectious organisms involved.

    297. Sternal callus:

    a thickened, hairless area forming on the chest of an animal.

    311a. Thrombocytopenia:

    a reduced number of platelets in the blood which causes pinpoint hemorrhages in the skin & mucosa; it often accompanies #146 as an autoimmune syndrome called Evans syndrome. (also see #249.) *
    *Cavalier King Charles, Dachshund, English Toy Spaniel (mild to moderately severe familial thrombocytopenia can be an incidental finding in clinically normal animals).

    * Addendum:
    249. Platelet disorder:
    a group of abnormalities of small blood cells necessary to control bleeding. (also see #311, 311a.)

    326. Vasculitis:
    an inflammatory condition of the blood vessels.

    328. Vitiligo:

    lack of pigment in the skin (called vitiligo in man & hypopigmentation in nonhumans).
    *Rottweiler, Dachshund, Doberman Pinscher, Old English Sheepdog (also see #161.)

    330. von Willebrand's disease:
    [vWD] a bleeding disorder, caused by defective blood platelet function (an autosomal trait, affecting both sexes).
    *Occurs in 59 dog breeds, but most often in the Doberman Pinscher.

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    Please note - this may not be an extensive or all-inclusive list of heritable issues in Dachshunds.
    IOW, there may be others not listed.
    Some of those listed can be tested for, via blood samples, skin punch, radiograph, cheek swab DNA, exam by a certified k9 opthalmologist [PRA & other visible eye problems], etc. Some can only be estimated as a risk thru medical histories of relatives - & not all breeders will be truthful, or willing to discuss potential issues, plus sires or dams may be owned by different persons - even multiple persons, & not all will know or share their knowledge.
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