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 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 Greg D
1. There the cutest
2. There super sweet nice loving adorable
3. They need to be careful because there prone to back problems because they have extra disks in there backs.
4. in my experience short haired reds are a little more spunky, snippy
the long haired reds are a little calmer.
5. They can not be overfed/overweight because of there backs.
6. They bark a lot
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.
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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
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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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Please visit the Dachshund Club of America website http://www.dachshundclubofamerica.org/ You can also pick up books on Dachshunds at the library.
Whether you are looking for a dog from a responsible breeder or from rescue, there are contact numbers on the DCA website.
Dachshunds come in 2 sizes and many colors. Minis are 6-11 pounds at the age of 1 year. Standards are 16-32 pounds by 1 year. There are 3 coats, smooth, longhair & wirehair.
Dachshunds are very active and intelligent dogs. They are hounds and are bred to follow their noses so they are independant thinkers, meaning, they may not always listen to you. They can be barkers and diggers, this is part of their genetic make-up since they are bred to hunt critters under the earth. The dachshund will chase the cat, catch and kill squirrels, rabbits and any other critters that may enter the yard. They can also be possessive of their people and stuff.
Now saying all that, they are very affectionate with their people, their personalities will differ with type of coat.
Whether you get a pup from a responsible breeder or from rescue, the first thing to do is enter a basic obedience class. Dachshunds are strong willed and letting them get away with bad behavior will only make things worse. Training should be firm and consistant, but never harsh, be clear in what you want or don’t want.
Yes, they do have some health issues as do all purebred dogs. As for the back problem (IVDD – Invertebrate Disc Disease), it does not happen in all dachshunds and studies recently found there is a genetic component. This is why it is so important to purchase a dog from a responsible breeder. A responsible breeder will never breed a dog that has any history of back issues and any back issues in that line. A responsible breeder does not breed for color, so stay away from dogs advertised as “rare english cream” or “rare double dapple”. A responsible breeder should be a member of the Dachshund Club of America, their dogs should be of solid temperment, should ;live to old age with few issues.
welll i never had dachshund before but i know who does got one . that my next door neighbor. he has a male dachshund his dog is friendly and even quiet one but not all dachshund dogs are same . sometimes those dogs can act different depend how they been treated and how they be their owner train them . well i can say that i own a book about all breeds dogs i can even help you out .
breed such as dachshund
they only weight about 11-26lb. (5-12kg)
theyre about height 8-11inches long
their life expectancy is 11-13 years
origin came from germany
more indormation about the dogs
the dachshund is a short legged hound, with an clongated body, which occurs in two forms standard and miniature , both of which are found in three coat. theyre been found as a companion, and being intelligent, inquisitive, and playful, it makes a good family pet. however , it can experience spinal problems, and should be discouraged from jumping or otherwise overexerting itself.
dachunds are super dogs, try the akc website, or search dachunds on the net, or you could buy a book at your local pet store or e bay, there only downside is they are a little on the hard side to potty train, but once thats out of the way they are pretty good dogs. i would also recommend researching the different coats as each one takes different care.