Fourteen facts from our 2011 Health Report

  1. One third of the Health Reports submitted on our website are due to back disease
  2. More than 500 people visited our Health website in the week after Crufts 2011
  3. Within 4 days of asking for DNA swab samples from Dachshunds over twelve years old with no history of back disease we had 25 dogs
  4. More than 200 Mini Wire owners signed-up for Lafora DNA testing in 2011
  5. 10% of Mini Wires have been tested as Affected for Lafora Disease (using both the Canadian and German tests)
  6. Since 2005, 3504 cord1 PRA DNA tests have been carried out by owners of Miniature Dachshunds
  7. The proportion of Mini Longs tested as cord1 Affected has dropped from 18% to 6% since 2005
  8. The proportion of Mini Smooths tested as cord1 Affected has dropped from 27% to 10% since 2007
  9. 1.3% of Wires are estimated to carry the NPHP4 Day Blindness mutation
  10. 3% of Mini Wires are estimated to carry the NPHP4 Day Blindness mutation
  11. 42% of Mini Longs in a research study were found to have Distichiasis
  12. Over the past 20 years, Smooths had an average of 4.6 puppies in each litter and Mini Smooths had 3.4
  13. Over the past 20 years, Longs had an average of 4.8 puppies in each litter and Mini Longs had 3.2
  14. Over the past 20 years, Wires had an average of 5.3 puppies in each litter and Mini Wires had 3.5

Read the full Report here.

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