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Table 2 Conformational comparison between six Dachshund varieties, measured and reported by their owners as part of the DachsLife 2015 survey (n = 2031)

From: DachsLife 2015: an investigation of lifestyle associations with the risk of intervertebral disc disease in Dachshunds

Breed variety Back length (BL) (cm) Total length (LH) (cm) Height at the withers (HW) (cm) BL:HW TL:HW
MSH 34.80 (5.25) 40.58 (5.80) 20.27 (3.58) 1.75 (0.31) 2.04 (0.35)
MLH 36.23 (5.24) 42.44 (5.93) 20.85 (3.66) 1.76 (0.26) 2.06 (0.29)
MWH 35.15 (4.94) 40.51 (5.38) 20.83 (3.12) 1.71 (0.26) 1.96 (0.29)
SSH 41.24 (5.61) 48.57 (7.45) 24.72 (4.89) 1.72 (0.33) 2.01 (0.37)
SLH 47.93 (8.31) 55.86 (8.85) 27.77 (4.78) 1.74 (0.24) 2.03 (0.25)
SWH 45.26 (6.06) 52.82 (5.95) 27.00 (3.60) 1.69 (0.26) 1.98 (0.26)
Significant difference? F = 236.60, P < 0.001 F = 269.41, P < 0.001 F = 201.62, P < 0.001 F = 2.62, P = 0.23 F = 4.39, P < 0.001
  1. Figures represent mean values (SD). BLHW Back length: height at the withers, TLHW Total length: height at the withers