"Analysis of genetic variability in Czech Dachshund population using micro-satellite markers"

The dachshund is one of the most popular and oldest dog breeds in the world, consisting of nine different interbreed variations--smooth, long-haired, or wirehaired coat type and standard, miniature, and rabbit. The oldest variety is the standard smooth-haired dachshund. As time went on, cross breeding with Spaniels, Terriers, etc. occurred to get the different sizes and coat type. The last standard of dachshund was modified in 2001. In the Czech Republic, dachshunds first appeared in the 1930s. Recently, though, population studies on dachshunds have been common in order to analyze population variability, biometrical characterization, and screening of hereditary of diseases. The studies of the dachshund population was conducted with microsatellite markers for parentage and genetic testing. A variety of things resulted from this study, most importantly being that there is a noticeable difference between the variety of dachshunds, but this was most noticeable and found to be due to the difference of breeding patterns and ancestors. It was concluded that no dachchund of a specific is signifacantly more at risk for certain diseases than another. It was seen that, though, standard type dogs are more closely related to miniature type, and that smooth coats are also more closely related to wirehaired rather than a smooth coated dog.


Pribanova, M. Horak, P. Schroffelova, D. Urban, T. Bechynova, R. Musilova, L, 2009, Analysis of genetic variability in the Czech Dachshund population using microsatellite markers, Journal of Animal Breeding & Genetics, 126; 311-318.