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#1 Jan 19, 2014
Does anyone own or know of anyone who owns any Dapple Dachshunds? If so, have you heard of them having problems with their eyes that lead to blindness????

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#2 Jan 19, 2014
I only know of 3 types of Dachshunds, the Shorthair which is the most common, the Longhair and the Wirehaired, I've never heard of the color being an indicator of health problems.
I do know if they become overweight it can lead to back problems and front leg problems in the Mini-dachshunds.

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#3 Jan 19, 2014
A friend of mine has one and she has never said anything about blindness. But I did find this for You

Health[edit]



A parti dapple longhaired Dachshund
The breed is known to have spinal problems, especially intervertebral disk disease (IVDD), due in part to an extremely long spinal column and short rib cage.[39] The risk of injury may be worsened by obesity, jumping, rough handling, or intense exercise, which place greater strain on the vertebrae. About 20-25% of Dachshunds will develop IVDD.[40
In addition to back problems, the breed is also prone to patellar luxation which is where the kneecap can become dislodged.[44] Dachshunds may also be affected by Osteogenesis imperfecta (brittle bone disease). The condition seems to be mainly limited to wire-haired Dachshunds, with 17% being carriers.[45] A genetic test is available to allow breeders to avoid breeding carriers to carriers. In such pairings, each puppy will have a 25% chance of being affected.[46]

In some double dapples, there are varying degrees of vision and hearing loss, including reduced or absent eyes.[47] Not all double dapples have problems with their eyes and/or ears, which may include degrees of hearing loss, full deafness, malformed ears, congenital eye defects, reduced or absent eyes, partial or full blindness, or varying degrees of both vision and hearing problems; but heightened problems can occur due to the genetic process in which two dapple genes cross, particularly in certain breeding lines. Dapple genes, which are dominant genes, are considered "dilution" genes, meaning whatever color the dog would have originally carried is lightened, or diluted, randomly; two dominant "dilution" genes can cancel each other out, or "cross", removing all color and producing a white recessive gene, essentially a white mutation.[48] When this happens genetically within the eyes or ears, this white mutation can be lethal to their development, causing hearing or vision problems.

Other dachshund health problems include hereditary epilepsy,[49] granulomatous meningoencephalitis, dental issues, Cushing's syndrome, thyroid problems,[49] various allergies[50] and atopies, and various eye conditions including cataracts, glaucoma, progressive retinal atrophy,[49] corneal ulcers, nonucerative corneal disease, sudden acquired retinal degeneration, and cherry eye. Dachshunds are also 2.5 times more likely than other breeds of dogs to develop patent ductus arteriosus, a congenital heart defect. Dilute color dogs (Blue, Isabella, and Cream) are very susceptible to Color Dilution Alopecia, a skin disorder that can result in hair loss and extreme sensitivity to sun. Since the occurrence and severity of these health problems is largely hereditary, breeders are working to eliminate these.

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#4 Jan 19, 2014
My Grandmother owned 2 and never had any problems at all.

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Yep, what ms Sweeter said, I concur.. :^)

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A friend of mine has one and she has never said anything about blindness. But I did find this for You
Health[edit]
A parti dapple longhaired Dachshund
The breed is known to have spinal problems, especially intervertebral disk disease (IVDD), due in part to an extremely long spinal column and short rib cage.[39] The risk of injury may be worsened by obesity, jumping, rough handling, or intense exercise, which place greater strain on the vertebrae. About 20-25% of Dachshunds will develop IVDD.[40
In addition to back problems, the breed is also prone to patellar luxation which is where the kneecap can become dislodged.[44] Dachshunds may also be affected by Osteogenesis imperfecta (brittle bone disease). The condition seems to be mainly limited to wire-haired Dachshunds, with 17% being carriers.[45] A genetic test is available to allow breeders to avoid breeding carriers to carriers. In such pairings, each puppy will have a 25% chance of being affected.[46]
In some double dapples, there are varying degrees of vision and hearing loss, including reduced or absent eyes.[47] Not all double dapples have problems with their eyes and/or ears, which may include degrees of hearing loss, full deafness, malformed ears, congenital eye defects, reduced or absent eyes, partial or full blindness, or varying degrees of both vision and hearing problems; but heightened problems can occur due to the genetic process in which two dapple genes cross, particularly in certain breeding lines. Dapple genes, which are dominant genes, are considered "dilution" genes, meaning whatever color the dog would have originally carried is lightened, or diluted, randomly; two dominant "dilution" genes can cancel each other out, or "cross", removing all color and producing a white recessive gene, essentially a white mutation.[48] When this happens genetically within the eyes or ears, this white mutation can be lethal to their development, causing hearing or vision problems.
Other dachshund health problems include hereditary epilepsy,[49] granulomatous meningoencephalitis, dental issues, Cushing's syndrome, thyroid problems,[49] various allergies[50] and atopies, and various eye conditions including cataracts, glaucoma, progressive retinal atrophy,[49] corneal ulcers, nonucerative corneal disease, sudden acquired retinal degeneration, and cherry eye. Dachshunds are also 2.5 times more likely than other breeds of dogs to develop patent ductus arteriosus, a congenital heart defect. Dilute color dogs (Blue, Isabella, and Cream) are very susceptible to Color Dilution Alopecia, a skin disorder that can result in hair loss and extreme sensitivity to sun. Since the occurrence and severity of these health problems is largely hereditary, breeders are working to eliminate these.
Yeah, thanks for posting this! This little guy is slender and has one blue eye and one brown eye and he's very playful! He's tan and white and has some dark areas on his fur, which is the dapple part, I guess! This little guy is 5 and I was just wondering about vision, as I heard they tend to go blind, for whatever reason!

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#7 Jan 19, 2014
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Yeah, thanks for posting this! This little guy is slender and has one blue eye and one brown eye and he's very playful! He's tan and white and has some dark areas on his fur, which is the dapple part, I guess! This little guy is 5 and I was just wondering about vision, as I heard they tend to go blind, for whatever reason!
Your welcome hope my post helps. They are great little pets. If you ever read every breed has something about them. So I wouldn't worry to much.... Sounds as you have a great new pet....=)

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#8 Jan 19, 2014
I saw a web article recently that had photos of breeds today vs. how they appeared before being bred for specific traits.

The differences were astounding. In particular, the dachshund was much more stubby and I suspect less prone to spinal or other disease.

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Your welcome hope my post helps. They are great little pets. If you ever read every breed has something about them. So I wouldn't worry to much.... Sounds as you have a great new pet....=)
Thank you, I was just wondering and no, I don't have him yet! I'm still thinking and am not sure....I wish I could keep them all at the Dachshund farm, but that would be impossible! I have one and he's black and brown and almost 6!

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#10 Jan 19, 2014
Dachshund is German for "Badger Dog" they would send the dogs into the Badgers burrow to drag it out, the ones they used for that were in the 20-25 lb. range, they are very courageous and tenacious. My little girl weighs about 12 lbs. but thinks she's a Rottweiler. She's actually 2 lbs. overweight according to the Vet.

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Dachshund is German for "Badger Dog" they would send the dogs into the Badgers burrow to drag it out, the ones they used for that were in the 20-25 lb. range, they are very courageous and tenacious. My little girl weighs about 12 lbs. but thinks she's a Rottweiler. She's actually 2 lbs. overweight according to the Vet.
Mine digs too; it's almost like he hears something in the ground! And he burrows himself in his blankets!

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My little girl was a short haired red mini and weighed 13.5 lbs (over weight for a mini), she thought she was a Great Dane with her deep throaty voice. She ran off German Shepards and Dobermans, they feared her, lol. Queen ween of her domain and was the boss of me. So lovable and sweet! But not to strangers. She was very protective of her family. At the age of 11, she started to develop a cataract in one eye. At the tender age of 16, she started to get hard of hearing. At 17, she developed seizures and passed. This was 2 years ago and I'm still heart broken. They are fabulous friends. Good luck if you get him!!!!

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#13 Jan 19, 2014
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My little girl was a short haired red mini and weighed 13.5 lbs (over weight for a mini), she thought she was a Great Dane with her deep throaty voice. She ran off German Shepards and Dobermans, they feared her, lol. Queen ween of her domain and was the boss of me. So lovable and sweet! But not to strangers. She was very protective of her family. At the age of 11, she started to develop a cataract in one eye. At the tender age of 16, she started to get hard of hearing. At 17, she developed seizures and passed. This was 2 years ago and I'm still heart broken. They are fabulous friends. Good luck if you get him!!!!
Thank you Brandi for being normal and having an intelligent conversation!

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#14 Jan 19, 2014
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<quoted text>Thank you Brandi for being normal and having an intelligent conversation!
Your welcome, I try :)

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Brandiiiiiiii wrote:
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Your welcome, I try :)
You sure do Brandi and I appreciate your good honest efforts; it doesn't go unnoticed!

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Mine digs too; it's almost like he hears something in the ground! And he burrows himself in his blankets!
Rosie will burrow under anything that she can get under wether it be a pile of leaves, area rugs, pile of dirty clothes or my coat laying on the couch, they are know for keen sense of smell and hearing. I got her from a last chance adoption place, she was a breeder at a puppy mill that got closed down. She was very shy and skittish when I brought her home, wouldn't bark at anything and just cowered in her bed but I had a big old lovable gentle giant of a Rottweiler that brought her out of her shell, it was amazing to watch the transformation, she finally found her voice and hasn't stopped barking since, very protective of me and "her" house which she now shares, reluctantly, with an 11 yr. old boxer that I adopted about 3 years ago but Rosie is still master of her domain. The only complaint I might have is she likes to get under the blankets and then root them off the bed, usually happens in the middle of the night....coooold niiights too.
Take good care of the little fellow and he'll provide years of loyalty and love.
I, would say in closing, remember folks the older dogs need homes too, if you can give one a place to live out their days you'll have done a rewarding thing.

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#17 Jan 19, 2014
Brandiiiiiiii wrote:
My little girl was a short haired red mini and weighed 13.5 lbs (over weight for a mini), she thought she was a Great Dane with her deep throaty voice. She ran off German Shepards and Dobermans, they feared her, lol. Queen ween of her domain and was the boss of me. So lovable and sweet! But not to strangers. She was very protective of her family. At the age of 11, she started to develop a cataract in one eye. At the tender age of 16, she started to get hard of hearing. At 17, she developed seizures and passed. This was 2 years ago and I'm still heart broken. They are fabulous friends. Good luck if you get him!!!!
You just described Rosie to a T, she is fearless and has a big heart along with a matching personality. She's about 8 now and had some health problems when I first got her as the previous owners rarely if ever took her to the vet, one of the worst problem were her teeth, had to have several removed, she also has front ankle problems but it doesn't slow her down.

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<quoted text>You just described Rosie to a T, she is fearless and has a big heart along with a matching personality. She's about 8 now and had some health problems when I first got her as the previous owners rarely if ever took her to the vet, one of the worst problem were her teeth, had to have several removed, she also has front ankle problems but it doesn't slow her down.
I'm already in love with Rosie! Thanks for adopting her. My mini was the toughest dog I ever had including my Great Dane and Doberman. I miss how she slept pressed against me and wake me up for a doggie back rub :)

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#19 Jan 19, 2014
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I'm already in love with Rosie! Thanks for adopting her. My mini was the toughest dog I ever had including my Great Dane and Doberman. I miss how she slept pressed against me and wake me up for a doggie back rub :)
I'm.sorry to hear about your little.girl, that is a long time to have a pet, hopefully you'll get another one that brings you as much pleasure and joy as she did. The little shyts are very easy to become attached to, Rosie loves to sleep with the top of her pressing underneath my chin, the trouble with that is she snores but I've gotten used to it. I love to watch her go outside on a real.chilly day, she gets frisky as can be and starts bouncing around, its hilarious.
And for the record, we adopted each other as she has brought as much if not more positive to my life as I have her's.

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#20 Jan 20, 2014
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<quoted text>I'm.sorry to hear about your little.girl, that is a long time to have a pet, hopefully you'll get another one that brings you as much pleasure and joy as she did. The little shyts are very easy to become attached to, Rosie loves to sleep with the top of her pressing underneath my chin, the trouble with that is she snores but I've gotten used to it. I love to watch her go outside on a real.chilly day, she gets frisky as can be and starts bouncing around, its hilarious.
And for the record, we adopted each other as she has brought as much if not more positive to my life as I have her's.
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