Dachshund

A German breed developed for hunting, the Dachshund has three varieties, the Smooth Haired Dachshund, Wirehaired Dachshund, and the Longhaired Dachshund.
Dachshund

Average sizes and life expectancy of the breed

HEIGHT

5-9 Inches

WEIGHT

11-32 Lbs.

LIFE EXPECTANCY

12-16 Years

Dachshund Information

The Dachshund was originally developed in Germany hundreds of years ago. They were originally bred for hunting Badger, hence the name Dachshund.

The Miniature variety was bred to hunt hare and stoat. Dachshunds are a very clownish breed and can be very mischievous at times. The Dachshund is a fun-loving dog, tenacious, and lively, but can become jealous and be very irritable.

The Dachshund comes in three different varieties, the Smooth Haired Dachshund, Wirehaired Dachshund, and the Longhaired Dachshund.

The Longhaired Dachshund has a long and straight coat, with hair slightly feathered and longer on the underbelly, ears, chest, and legs.

This breed does not do well with smaller children but can do very well with older and more considerate children.

Dachshund Training

Dachshunds respond best to a variety of training methods.

Dachshund Exercise

A short walk per day would suffice for this short-bodied breed.

Dachshund Health Issues

Gastric Dilatation Volvulus (Bloat), Panniculitis, Corneal Dystrophy, Patellar Luxation, Cushing’s Disease

Breed Identification

COLORS

Solid Red, Sable, Or Cream; Black And Tan, Chocolate And Tan, Wild Boar And Tan, Gray And Tan, Or Fa

HAIR LENGTH

Medium

Breed Care

GROOMING

More than once a week

EXERCISE NEEDS

Up to 1 hour per day

HEALTH CONDITIONS

Gastric Dilatation Volvulus (Bloat), Panniculitis, Corneal Dystrophy, Patellar Luxation, Cushing's Disease

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