What Is The Average Lifespan Of A Miniature Dachshund?


If you’re thinking of getting a mini dachs you may be wondering what the average lifespan of a miniature dachshund is and how to keep such a dog healthy. 

The Average Lifespan Of A Miniature Dachshund

More often than not, mini dachs will live to around 12 to 14 years. Keep in mind that this is just the average, of course. With the right care and a bit of luck, mini dachs can easily live to 16 or 17 years.

What Is The Longest Recorded Mini Dachshund Lifespan?

The oldest miniature dachshund we know of is called Chanel. Thanks to her loving owners, Chanel lived to the ripe old age of 21 years old before she passed away in 2009.

Another crucial question is whether standard or mini dachs live longer. This is a bit debatable, especially since different kennel clubs list different “average ages” for both. 

Standard Vs Mini Dachshund Lifespan

What Do Mini Dachshunds Usually Die From?

– Cancer (canine neoplasia) – Cardiac disorder – Kidney failure – Liver disease

7 Key Ways to Improve The Life Expectancy Of Miniature Dachshunds

1. Feed your dachs as well as possible. A mix of high-quality dry and wet food is best. Using treats is ok, even daily, but make sure they are not too high on calories. As for a feeding schedule, a minimum ...

All in all, if you take good care of your dog you should go well beyond the average lifespan of a miniature dachshund. And, yes, luck always plays a role in these things. However, we can account for that by not missing the regularly scheduled vet visits.

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