Hundreds of sausage dogs are going to be walking together in Manchester in a one-off event.

The event is hoping to raise money for dachshund charities.

Sadly, 25% of dachshunds will develop abnormal intervertebral discs to the point where they need veterinary treatment, reports Manchester Evening News.

Speaking to the MEN, the Mass Dachshund Walk organiser Julie Barbour, said: "When you're getting it from a responsible breeder, and you're doing your research to get a dog with a good background, you're hopefully taking the right steps and precausions.

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"I don't think we are promoting a breed that's going to get health issues really, we are just owners who all have the same dog, who all have a passion for them, and we're going for a walk."

"We're not necessarily walking around with a banner saying 'buy a dachshund', that's not what it's about."

To take part, meet at the Boating Lake car park on Sheepfoot Lane, Manchester at 1pm - Sunday April 8th.

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Mel Ramsay

Mel Ramsay is the Senior Journalist at PRETTY52 but has worked at LADbible Group as part of the LADbible editorial team since 2015. She started her career writing obituaries and funeral guides online. Since then, her work has been published in a wide variety of national and local news sites. She is part of the BBC's Generation project and has spoken about young people, politics and mental health on television, radio and online. Contact her - mel.ramsay@pretty52.com

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