As IVDD is a major hereditary problem in dachshunds, we are following the lead of Scandinavian countries, and have begun to x-ray our standard smooths for calcifications of the spine. Our dogs are x-rayed between 2 – 3 ½ years of age.  These x-rays were sent to Anu Lappalainen at Helsinki University in Finland, to be read and can now be sent to Alana Rosenblatt at the University of Adelaide. We have had some good results and this will allow us to make sound judgements when it comes to our breeding program.

We are currently testing our miniatures for Cone Rod Dystrophy, (Cord 1), as mandated by the Dept. Of Primary Industries in Victoria. 


IVDD study

New journal article on IVDD

Contact Details

Katrina Brooks
Warrion, VIC, Australia
Phone : 52348224
Email : [email protected]