A Complete Guide To The Long Haired Dachshund:
Long Haired Dachshund Breeders: What’s So Special About Them?
Dogs with long hair are considered to have a special personality. They tend to be reserved and quiet. Their intelligence level is higher than other dogs, but they are not as intelligent as some cats or even some humans. Because of their nature, they require a lot of attention. You need to take care of them because if you don’t, they may become aggressive towards you or others around them.
The reason why most owners choose to keep their dachshunds short is because it makes life easier for them. They do not get into trouble easily like other breeds do and so they can concentrate on training them better. However, there are times when they just want to let their dog out and go outside. If your pet does not mind getting its hair wet, then it will appreciate the freedom.
There are two types of long haired dachshunds: those which have short coats and those which do not. There is no difference between these two kinds of dachshunds except for one thing – their coat length. If you own a long haired dachshund with a short coat, then you will have to groom it on a regular basis. This is also important because otherwise, its hair will begin to mat and then you will have to cut out the matted fur. If you do not do this, your dog may get skin infections and many other problems.
Exercising a dog with a long coat is also different from an owner of a dog with a short coat. Having a long coat makes movement a lot easier for these dogs. They can run faster, walk longer distances and do all the things they want to do. However, in order to prevent their hair from getting dirty or matted, you will have to brush them out or at least wipe off the dirt after they have been playing. This is not only for their comfort, but also to ensure that their skin does not get irritated or itchy.
Dogs with long coats are more prone to skin problems than dogs with short coats. You should take extra care of them and consult a veterinarian if you notice any problems with their skin, eyes, ears or teeth. If their coat becomes matted, then you will have to comb it out carefully. Matting can cause serious skin issues so do not ignore this problem. You should also trim their hair every once in a while to ensure that it does not grow too long.
Brushing your dog’s teeth is also important because this helps prevent infections and diseases from developing in the mouth. You can buy special toothpastes for dogs from pet stores. You should brush your dog’s teeth at least two times a week.
Exercise is also important because it keeps your dog fit and healthy. Brushing your dog’s hair also helps distribute a dog’s body oils, which in turn makes their skin healthier and prevents a lot of problems that may arise in the future. If your long haired dachshund does not get enough exercise and attention, then it may become cranky and irritable.
Long haired dachshunds are not as common as short haired ones. Many people think that they are ugly and do not look very nice. However, these people only think this way because they have never owned one. Once you own one for yourself, you will see that they are really funny, loving and adorable dogs and not just a pretty face.
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