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

We also test our miniatures for PRA, (Cord 1).


IVDD study

New journal article on IVDD

Contact Details

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