From puppyhood to old age, it’s always good to be aware of the common issues and conditions that could occur during your Dachshund's life.

With 45 years of pet health experience under our collar, we’re here to help you get your pet the very best care over their entire lifetime. From pup to pensioner, pet insurance is key to keeping your pet healthy and happy. Discover some of the most common health issues we see in Dachshunds throughout their life.

General information

We’ve analysed our data to see what claims we receive most regularly for Dachshunds.
Here are some of the key insights:


Skin disease, tumours, back and spine issues, vomiting and lameness are the five most frequent claims we receive for Dachshunds.


Claims for back and spine problems are nearly six times more likely in Dachshunds compared to other breeds.

1 in 10

Around 1 in 11 Dachshund claims are due to skin disease.

Claims by Dachshund age

Claims can occur in every breed of dog, at any age!

You might be surprised to know that on average, in 2019, we paid over £3,500 per week in Dachshund puppy claims.

In the same year, we paid £930,919 in claims for middle-aged and senior Dachshunds.

Common claim conditions

Here are some of the most common claims we receive for Dachshund at each age:


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