Marisa :): What can you tell me about Dachshund dogs?
I need to know everything about Dachshunds so I can get my mom to get me one. She said maybe so I need some more information. Good and bad please. Thanks.
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Answer by i'll always remember you mid
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Answer by hey!! sweete
The Dachshund is a long bodied dog with undersized limbs. Originally bred in Germany, this breed's name translates to "badger dog". Despite their small size, the Dachshund is a tough little fighter! Their body is the perfect size to chase their prey into small underground burrows.
This breed comes in 3 varieties which are standard, miniature and toy. All are accepted in the AKC standards characteristics except for the toy size, as this was more of a size attribute for potential owners.
The Dachshund is best known for hunting badgers, but otters and foxes are also considered their prey. This breed, as it does in size variation, comes in 3 coat types: long, wire or short haired.
Males: 14-18 inches high
Females: 14-18 inches high
Males: maximum 14 inches high
Females: maximum 14 inches high
Males: maximum 12 inches high
Females: maximum 12 inches high
Males: 16-28 lbs
Females: 16-28 lbs
Males: 11 lbs
Females: 11 lbs
Males: 7-9 lbs
Females: 7-9 lbs
The Dachshund comes in a wide variety of coat colours. The most common being black, tan, brown, gray, harlequin, or speckled. They can be either a solid colour or a mixture of two to three colours.
The Dachshund has 3 types of coats: the long, the wire and the short haired. The long haired coat is shiny and silky to the touch. The Wire haired coat is more hard and brittle feeling while the short coat is lustrous and smooth. All three sizes of Dachshund can have any of the three types of coat combinations.
About 12-15 years.
The Dachshund is a goofy and animated little dog. They are known to be stubborn, mischievous and teasing, but all in good fun. These dogs are the jealous type and want all of their owners attention on them. In general the Dachshund will do well with other dogs and cats, but monitor them around pocket pets such as hamsters and mice as these are thought of as prey.
Despite their short legs, the Dachshund is a digger and will make good use of a yard if given the chance. They are protective of their families and make great watchdogs because they have a surprisingly loud bark, and the breed itself is known for their love of "talking".
The long and wired haired Dachshunds will need to be brushed at least twice per week. This will prevent mats from occurring and get rid of the dead fur. The short haired Dachshund will only need to be brushed about once every week or two as their coat will not tangle.
This breed is prone to a variety of back related problems such as slipped spinal discs, because their spine is under constant pressure due to their long body. Diabetes, urinary tract infections and heart disease can also develop in this breed. Owners of a Dachshund will need to be sure to monitor their food intake as this breed will become obese quickly which will add even more to stress on their spine.
The Dachshund will need to be firmly trained in basic obedience. They are a stubborn and clever breed that tend to get their way. Socialization with people and other dogs is necessary when they are puppies to ensure they become comfortable in busy situations when they are adults.
The Dachshund will need plenty of exercise to burn off their seemingly never-ending energy. They will do well in an apartment as they are small dogs that don’t take up to much space. Owners should be warned that these little dogs can become destructive if they are bored so ensuring they are taken out to dash around for a bit will do them good.
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Answer by Shredded Cottage Cheese
originally bred to fit into rabbit holes, dachshunds have stubby legs and long bodies. They can come in short and long hair varieties, but short is more common. the one bad thing you should know is that due to their long bodies, they are prone to having back problems as they age.
Answer by rescue member
Best book on the breed, tells you all about their history, character, care and training is "Dachshunds for Dummies", great fun to read too.
Your library probably has it - our rescue has all first time dachshund adopters read it before they get a dachsie.
Shredded --- they were bred to hunt badger actually, "dachs" means bader in German and "hund" means dog = dachshund, badgerdog.
The minis are bred to go after rabbits.
They are wonderful dogs, smart, brave, loyal, loving - but also opinionated and must be treated with gentle but firm training - they are definitely still "prey" dogs and will chase small animals if they are not on leash or securely fenced outdoors.
Not for everyone - this is a big dog in a small body, definitely not a "toy" dog, no matter how small. I have 5 and foster more, love the breed, absolute characters, every one.
As to the back problems, I have fostered dozens and only one ever had a back problem, and I kept him - he's fine, had him on crate rest and prednisone and he healed. The back issue is way over rated - doesn't happen all that often.
There are ONLY 2 sizes, no such thing as a "toy" dachshund.
Minis are under 11 pounds and standards are over 16.
Many fall into the "tweenie" category, it is not recognized by the AKC, but is very common and just fine for pet quality dachsies.
Answer by MSz.kOOlAiiD
from experience, my friend has a dachshund. It gets rare pains of arthritis and gets blind easily!! unfortunately they are very cute and are called hot dogs..literally..hope this helps!!..
Answer by coolb06_06
The Dachshund is a fun loving dog, tenacious, and lively, but can become jealous and be very irritable. This breed does great with children as well. The Dachshund has the tendency to become jealous, however can do very well with many other toy breeds in the home providing they are not snippy. The Dachshund can be stubborn at times, making training a little bit difficult for the average owner.The Dachshund can be lively and vivacious, however he does not need much exercise. A short walk per day would suffice for this short-bodied breed. Dachshunds tends to tire out easily so any exercise provided should be given at different times rather than one long walk
Answer by Mrs Z
Dachshunds come in standard and miniature as well as long haired, short haired and wire haired varieties. If I was you, I would go to a pet store and buy a book about dachshunds or go to your local library and get a book out about them. You could also look up information on AKC.org about the breed.
My Mom had a miniature short haired dachshund that we got her as a puppy and he lived to be 15 years old, so be prepared to keep the dog for a long time. Rudee was a real sweetheart though.
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