Gus was one of 30 dachshunds involved in the novel gait study at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine. Photo by Rigel Smith.

Dachshund gait analyzed in new study

Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) student, Rachel McCann, spent her summer surrounded by small, wiggly canines.

By Rigel Smith


Thirty dachshunds, commonly known as wiener dogs, trotted through the doors of the Veterinary Medical Centre's canine rehabilitation centre to take part in a research project about how dachshunds walk. Supervised by Drs. Romany Pinto, Danielle Zwueste, and Kira Penny, McCann got hands-on veterinary experience while working on the novel research project.

The project was funded by the Boehringer Ingelheim Veterinary Scholars Program. Watch our video to learn more about this research.