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Do Mixed Breed Dachshunds Have Stronger Backs?

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I just got a mixed breed dachshund. Since he mostly resembles a Dachshund I was wondering if his back would be stronger than a purebred dachshund?

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By Sally from OH

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June 16, 20090 found this helpful
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No, I have a mixed breed Doxie and he is on wheels today because he lost the use of his hind legs 5 years ago. He gets along quite well on his wheels.

 
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June 16, 20090 found this helpful
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No. Since a mixed breed doxie is still a doxie mix, they still have a chance of having a bad back.

I have a corgi mix who I believe has dachshund in her, as well. Though she isn't short; she still has two breeds in her make up that may have back problems.

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And, she has an arch in her back. So, even though she's not short and a mutt, I STILL watch how often she jumps and how she reacts to back injuries, etc.

 
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June 18, 20090 found this helpful
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I think it all depends on genetics. We have had two dachshunds and currently one dachshund/terrier mix, Belle. She has the body of and looks like a dachshund but has white muzzle, feet, and belly. Neither of our full dachshunds had back problems. We thought Belle was having a problem with her back about a month ago but the Vet didn't think it was her back. He gave her a shot of prednisone and some prednisone tablets to use as needed. So far she hasn't needed them.

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June 18, 20090 found this helpful

No I have a mix breed she is part Dotson and Chiwawa with the Doston back and chiwaw face. I just took her to her Vet last week and she has been on pain pills and not herself. It hurts me to see her like that she is such a sweet dog. Vet said one day she may need back surgary. I highly suggest do not let your pet jump from beds and couch really hard to do because I love to cuddle with her but from here on out I will have to pick her up to be on the bed and put her down before she jumps!

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but try not to allow it on high things they always will jump down!
Good luck it really hurts to see them like that.

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