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Question by  Heather75 (47)

Why is my dachshund hopping on his back legs?


Answer by  hibpmgirl (2166)

With his front legs off the ground? Sounds like a trick! With all fours? sometimes thats how these dogs run because of how short their legs are


Answer by  Molae06 (1467)

There are several causes of this, all of which need to be seen by your veterinarian. It may be that he is injured and it's painful to walk on them.


Answer by  dingosan8 (407)

First you need to make sure he is not in pain. It could be his legs,knees or more commonly his back. Dachshunds are prone to disk disease-compression and rupture because of their short legs which absorb the shock from jumping. A check up should help resolve this problem.


Answer by  bjham76 (27)

The dachshund is a dog which will hop in response to a multitude of stimuli. Your dachshund is probably hopping because he is begging for affection or food.

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