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.
Dachshunds respond best to a variety of training methods.
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