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:    www.ankc.org.au

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:

Queensland www.dogsqueensland.org.au
New South Wales www.dogsnsw.org.au
Australian Capital Territory www.dogsact.org.au
Victoria www.dogsvictoria.org.au
Tasmania www.tasdogs.com
South Australia www.dogssa.com.au
Western Australia www.dogswest.com
Northern Territory www.dogsnt.com.au