FWIW that statistic is for dachshund which have by far the highest incidents if IVD peekenese are a distance second, the rate is much less in bassets The biggest health factor in reducing incidents of IVD is keeping the dog slim. What most people percieve as the ideal weight of a BAsset is one of an overweight dog often bordering on obese.but the statistic was 1 in 4 had back issues).
Sporn halter without the sherpa pads is what I uses the simple control harness is sporns take on the "sens-ible" harnes it requires the use of a collar to be even somewhat secure that is the leash need to hook to the collar and harness. On the sensible harness because the clip in on the front there is no pulling/resistance against the sturnum so dog will pullless using it than a traditional harness but unlike the sporn there are no adverse consequences for pulling so there is much less incentive for the dog to pull on the traditional sporn. There are thoses that object to causing the dog pain and this harness will not cause pain when the dog pulls unlike the traditional sporn halter which will pinch under the dogs armpits which can not feel good. It worjk by cause pain to the dog when it pulls so it tends to pull less. If you have a moral problem causing pain than the sporn halter is not for youMay I ask please, which Sporn harness is everyone talking about/using?