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11-26-2011 04:22 PM
Ozkar
Re: My Vizsla looks like a dachshund - Help

Lab/corgi/V mix perhaps?
11-26-2011 03:11 PM
datacan
Re: My Vizsla looks like a dachshund - Help

rice8702, more than a Vizsla, IMO. Not certain but I would question the breeder's bloodline (at least for this litter). If color balance is correct, the eyes should be cinnamon color (IMG_0191.jpg posted above), matching the coat tone. Dwarfism was not part of the contract, was it? You paid, and I assume, signed a contract for a healthy Vizsla puppy.

Best recourse is contacting the breeder, most of the have 2 year health guarantee. You should be, able to exchange the puppy or if you already fell head over heals for it, beyond any other options, you should be able to negotiate some of the money back.

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I read, neutering @ 6 months will make the dog leggier since testosterone is taken out of the bloodstream. Will make them fatter also if amount of food is not reduced. But i wouldn't rely on this.
11-26-2011 11:39 AM
HickeyDesign
Re: My Vizsla looks like a dachshund - Help

Here is Cooper now. He is about a year and a half old at this point and looks A LOT different from the original posters dog. I think he may just be a mutt that got lucky enough to have some Vizsla in him. His front legs remind me of a Corgi or Basset Hounds legs which is why I originally thought he may have dwarfism... He is only about knee high and can hit the top edge of a six foot fence when jumping...Crazy dog.


12-17-2010 03:33 PM
HickeyDesign
Re: My Vizsla looks like a dachshund - Help

I actually joined the forum because of this post (and an issue with digging which I'll ask about elsewhere on here.) Our puppy Cooper is also short in height and very long. We almost think he might be Basset Hound and Vizsla because of his height, length and stumpy legs. We got him from a local animal rescue and he was found at a pound so we have no idea what he all is but the Vizsla part seems fairly obvious I think. I just thought I'd share another stumpy Vizsla

Here are a few pics from when we first got him. He is about 6 months old in these.


06-13-2010 08:35 AM
deeco3307
Re: My Vizsla looks like a dachshund - Help

Careful how much your running a dog with open growth plates. Sounds like its mostly on soft surfaces, but from everything I've read/heard on exercising young dogs your probably doing too much, even for a soft surface. I've mostly read that you shouldn't run/jog with your dog until 1 year due to the risk of damaging the growth plates. Obviously this is different then play or walking, as its not a constant pounding on the joints/growth plates. The fact that the dog can handle the cardiovascular component doesn't mean he's capable of withstanding that amount of force on a delicate skeleton.

It looks like a dwarfism issue, but I'd at least have some concern about running the dog 4 miles daily at 7 months being a factor in the growth progression, especially if you've been doing it for a while. Also, it is VERY unlikely that this would be a random case in the breeders history. Dwarfism is an inherited trait. Is this the first litter from those 2 dogs? Are any of the litter mates affected by the problem? I'd ask more questions simply to find a true reason for the growth issues.
06-12-2010 10:02 PM
kathleenleff
Re: My Vizsla looks like a dachshund - Help

I like Crazy Kian suggestion. Did the breeder say if there was any problems with the rest of the litter? We do need to get our dogs together for some fun. Keep us posted.
06-12-2010 12:02 PM
gunnr
Re: My Vizsla looks like a dachshund - Help

Ray

She's a pretty girl, that's for sure.
She's going to be what she's going to be, and she has no idea how short, or long, her legs are. Enjoy her.

06-12-2010 10:19 AM
rice8702
Re: My Vizsla looks like a dachshund - Help

I have not confirmed it yet with the vet but they did tell me that they could do xrays....if confirmed then there is really nothing they can do about it. So i think i just would rather not worry too much much with it. She is happy and has lots of energy.

We run about 4 miles most mornings on a near by trail on the lake. She has a blast running up in front of me then turns around and runs back to find me and make sure i am still coming. I usually let her then cool off in the water and chase a few birds. Back around the parking lot she will usually see a rabbit to chase as well.

thanks again all,

Ray
06-12-2010 05:45 AM
chino777
Re: My Vizsla looks like a dachshund - Help

Rice,

I just need to say that your attitude to this situation
is fantastic, and i hope you and Hannah have a great long happy life together.

Cheers

J
06-12-2010 02:15 AM
sarahaf
Re: My Vizsla looks like a dachshund - Help

Rice,

Did your vet say it's dwarfism for sure, or is that what it's looking like to you at this point based on what you've seen? I would definitely want it confirmed by the vet if not already, and find out if there are any health implications if it's confirmed.

Best, Sarah
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