Dachshund Dog Breed Information Center: Dachshund Puppies and Adults

Dachshund Puppies and Adults

The Dachshund is one of the most popular dog breeds in the world. There are many different types of Dachshunds, which include:

• Standard – These dogs have a short coat with black or brown fur. They are medium size and usually weigh between 25 and 35 pounds (11-16 kg). Their coats tend to be curly or wavy.

• Miniature – These dogs have a small body and long hair. They are smaller than standard Dachshunds but still have enough muscle to pull their own weight. Some miniature Dachshunds weigh from 4 to 7 pounds (1.2-2 kg) and measure up to 24 inches (61 cm) tall at the shoulder.

• Standard Pinscher – These dogs have a medium length coat with white or gray fur. They are large and heavy-set, weighing between 30 and 45 pounds (14-21 kg). They have a thick, sturdy build.

• Miniature Pinxter – These dogs have a small body and short hair. They are smaller than standard pinxters but still strong enough to pull their own weight. Some pinxes weigh from 5 to 10 pounds (2.3-4.5 kg) and measure up to 16 inches (41 cm) tall at the shoulder.

Dachshund Temperament

Also known as “hot dogs,” these dogs are extroverts who love to spend time with people. They often perch on their owner’s lap and refuse to leave. Dachshunds are very gentle, but they can be aggressive with other dogs.

They are courageous little dogs with spirited personalities.

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Dachshunds are very calm, obedient and eager to please. They do well in obedience trials and other performance events. These dogs have loud barks and they will warn their owners of any impending danger.

Dachshunds are usually good around children, but they may snap if they are teased or abused. These dogs need consistent training throughout their lives. Without it, they can become destructive or develop malicious habits.

Dachshunds are very long and low to the ground. They have muscular bodies with powerful backs and strong legs. Their front legs are noticeably longer than their hind legs, which causes them to limp when they walk.

Dachshunds have adorable faces with dark eyes, small ears and long noses. Their coats can be short, long, rough, smooth or wirehaired. They come in a variety of colors, including black, gray or rot.

Dachshunds are one of the oldest dog breeds in the world. They are thought to have originated in Germany, where they were bred for hunting. These dogs have always had short limbs and a large belly.

For centuries, they have been bred to hunt badgers (their name means “badger hound”). Today, Dachshunds make excellent pets. They are intelligent, lively and loving. They get along well with children and their small size makes them perfect for people living in smaller homes or apartments.

The Dachshund is a very brave dog who is fearless when it comes to defending its home. It can sometimes be suspicious of strangers, making it a good watchdog. The Dachshund has a tendency to bark a lot.

It also can be fairly independent and tends to resist commands or orders from unfamiliar people. It is intelligent, so with proper training, it can be well-behaved. The Dachshund was bred to chase after prey, which means that if it isn’t trained properly it can develop what is known as “small dog syndrome,” a condition in which the dog believes that it is out of the “pack leader” position in the family. This can result in stubbornness and outright disobedience.

Dachshund Appearance

These dogs have small frames and strong bodies. They have long bodies with short legs, which is what gives them their distinctive look. They have muscular necks and chests and thick furry coats.

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Dachshunds do not have undercoats, so they are prone to matting if they are not brushed regularly. These dogs weigh anywhere from 16 to 33 pounds (7 to 15 kg). The shorter-legged dogs are heavier than the longer-legged dogs. The dogs have narrow heads with pointy muzzles. Their jaws are slightly over their eyes. They have small nostrils and ears that stand up. The very short legs end in round feet with dewclaws on both the front and hind legs. They have bushy tails that are usually curled around their bodies.

Dachshunds can be found in a wide variety of colors, most of which are solid. They can be black, brown, gray, tan or red. The patterns that these dogs can have are dappled, which consists of large or small spots on a background of another color; they can be brindled, which consists of stripes on a background of another color; they can be piebald, which consists of large or small patches of another color; and they can be marbled, which consists of swirling patches of another color.

These dogs also tend to have tan “saddle” markings on their backs.

Dachshunds are an intelligent breed with strong personalities.

Dachshund Behavior

These dogs are very affectionate and loyal. They are sometimes aggressive towards other dogs, but this tendency can be trained out of them if they are raised properly. These dogs also have a tendency to bark.

They are prone to developing separation anxiety if they are left alone for long periods of time, which means that they should not be left at home for too many hours each day.

These dogs are smart and require training. They can be stubborn, so training them takes time and patience. Once trained, however, they can be well-behaved family dogs.

They get along well with children and other pets in the household if they are socialized properly as puppies. These dogs do best with older, calmer children. They can be good watch dogs, but their small size means that they are not very good guard dogs.

Due to their thick coats, these dogs do not do well in warm weather. They are happiest in cool environments. They cannot tolerate extreme temperatures.

They do fine in an apartment as long as they are taken out for walks or given adequate playtime each day. These dogs are fairly active, so they do not do well if they do not get enough exercise.

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Dachshunds tend to have a long life span and often live to be around fifteen years old. They can develop a number of health issues such as back problems, eye problems and joint problems. They are also prone to developing skin problems if they are not groomed regularly.

Dachshund Care

The short-haired variety of dachshunds will not require as much maintenance as the long-haired variety. They only need to be brushed once every few weeks and they only need to be bathed when necessary. They should never be shaved or drastically clipped because the loss of their protective coat will make them susceptible to the cold.

They will also need to have their nails trimmed regularly.

Dachshunds with long hair will require more maintenance throughout their lives. They will need to be brushed once a day, and their ears should be checked regularly for signs of infection. Bathing them should be done as necessary, perhaps even after each time they play in the yard.

Their long fur can trap dust, dirt, grass and other debris, so regular brushing is necessary for their coats.

Dachshunds shed their coats once a year and many people find that this is the hardest part about owning one of these dogs. You can minimize the amount of hair that your dachshund sheds by brushing it often.

Dachshunds have a tendency to develop back problems because they are bred to have such long bodies while walking on such short legs. They are also prone to suffering from knee, eye and back problems.

The long-haired dachshunds are more susceptible to back problems because of their long backs. They are also prone to getting ear infections due to their long ears. Doxies need to be fed a nutritious diet that keeps them in good health and reduces their likelihood of developing such conditions.

Dogs should not eat people food, but those with shorter noses are more likely to bolt down whatever is put in front of them.

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