Health and Welfare

Health and Welfare

The health and welfare of Dachshunds is of major concern to Australian Breeders.
The Kennel Club UK responded to critics that claim pedigreed dogs are carrying many disabling diseases by urging breed clubs to review their standards.
The aim was to ensure that all dogs are fit to function.
The Dachshund Club UK, carried out a review and revised the Dachshund Breed Standard prioritising health and welfare issues.
Australian Breeders adopted the revised breed standard.

As DNA markers become available for other conditions Dachshund breeders will be advised and urged to test.

The Australian National Kennel Council is the governing body in Australia.
Visit their website to read about Health and Welfare Issues:

Dachshund Health UK have a very good website about Dachshund Health.
Click here to view

Each State and Territory has a controlling body.
Each controlling body has a Code of Ethics and Health and Welfare policies.

Web addresses are listed below:

New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory
South Australia
Western Australia
Northern Territory