“Ask the Dox” is our segment in which anyone can ask the community to share their experiences and opinions. You must post a pic with your dilemma. We do not claim to be professionals, but just a community of dog-lovers with a common interest…..Dachshunds.
Angella Fawn asks……………………………Is this knuckling over? Will it cause arthritis? Is there anything that can help straighten his legs without expensive surgery or is there a reason to be concerned how this will effect him in old age? He is 2 years old, not from a breeder. Though he looks just like his dad, a dachshund, mom was a GSD/boxer mix. When i first got him I studied on over knuckling because of what the breed standards say (though he is not show dog I am just concerned for his overall well being and long term health) Standards say: Forearm–short; supplied with hard yet pliable muscles on the front and outside, with tightly stretched tendons on the inside and at the back, slightly curved inwards. The joints between the forearms and the feet (wrists) are closer together than the shoulder joints, so that the front does not appear absolutely straight. Any experience out there?