The Dachshund is prone to spinal disc problems (Dachshund paralysis), urinary tract problems, heart disease and diabetes. Prone to mast cell tumors. Dachshunds have a tendency to become overweight and lazy. This is a serious health risk, putting added strain on the back. Their average life span is 12 - 15 years.
Answered by Anonymous - 7/10/2014 10:00:50 AM