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Breed Group: Hound
Dachshund

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Weight
11-32 lbs
Height
5-9 inches
Color(s)
solid red, sable, or cream; black and tan, chocolate and tan, wild boar and tan, gray and tan, or fawn and tan, brindle
Overview
The Dachshund was originally developed in German hundreds of years ago. They were originally bred for hunting Badger, hence the name Dachshund. "Dachs" is the German word for Bader. The elongated body and the shortened legs were bred into this dog to dig the prey out and go inside their burrows forcing them to leave their dens. The Miniature variety was bred to hunt hare and stoat. This breed has also been known to hunt foxes and otters along with the badger.
Character
Dachshunds are a very clownish breed and can be very mischievous at times. A very intuitive dog, the Dachshund is now most commonly seen as a companion rather than a hunter. This breed loves to be around people and should never exhibit signs of aggression or timidity. The Dachshund is an all around friendly dog, is very outgoing, and is sure to steal the hearts of everyone he meets.
Temperament
The Dachshund is a fun loving dog, tenacious, and lively, but can become jealous and be very irritable. This breed does not do well with smaller children, but can do very well with older and more considerate children. Due to his small size and tiny legs, this breed should not be placed in a home with larger dogs unless they were raised around each other. 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.
Care
The Long Haired variety requires quite a bit of grooming. Being that this dog is so low to the ground, he is prone to getting burrs, sticks, and twigs stuck in his coat which should be removed daily if any are present. Brushing of the coat should be done on a regular basis to prevent tangling and/or matting. The Smooth Haired variety doesn't require much grooming and would respond well to an occasional wipe down with a damp towel, or a harsh towel to remove any dead or loose hair.
Coat
The Dachshund comes in three different varieties. The Smooth Haired Dachshund, Wirehaired Dachshund, and the Longhaired Dachshund. He also comes in two different sizes being standard and miniature. The Longhaired Dachshund has a long and straight coat, with hair slightly feathered and longer on the underbelly, ears, chest, and legs. The Smooth Coat has a straight, smooth, short, and glossy coat that should all be of equal length along the body of the dog. The Wirehaired has a coat of broken appearance with wiry, coarse, and harsh hair.
Training
The Dachshund can be stubborn at times, making training a little bit difficult for the average owner. This breed requires firm and consistent handling, but can be a little sensitive so he should always be corrected in a gentle manner, never harsh or this breed could become submissive and timid. Dachshunds respond best to a variety of training methods.
Activity
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. The Dachshund tends to tire out easily so any exercise provided should be given at different times rather than one long walk. This breed is prone to back problems so high jumping and/or running should never be allowed.
Ownership
Help reduce the number of Dachshund puppies in shelters by doing your due diligence. Many puppies are often purchased with little or no knowledge of what goes into parenting one. Uneducated decisions often leave the puppy in need of adoption and in the care of rescue groups. Bringing home a puppy into your family has many benefits but we first implore you to educate yourself. An informed decision will take into account the characteristics of the breed, your lifestyle, expected veterinary care, the demands and limitations of owning one, their activity requirements and levels of companionship required.
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Anonymous asked:

1/1/2015 4:41:38 PM

1/1/2015 4:41:38 PM

My dachshund has a long snout, what part of breed does this come from?

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Anonymous

The muzzle, the body part of your dog that you are referring too is supposed to be quite long. If you are concerned with your dog from a medical stand-point, then I would bring your dog to your vet. However, if you do some research on the breed itself, you will see that the Dachshund breed does indeed have a long muzzle.
1/2/2015 11:42:35 AM

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12/31/2014 1:36:37 AM

12/31/2014 1:36:37 AM

Dachshund Potty Train How can you teach a Dachshund to poop and pee outside?

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Anonymous

First things first, your Dachshund should never be left unsupervised. If the dog is not outside, he/she should be in a crate or attached to you by a leash. Put a timer on in the house that goes off every 2 hours. Take your puppy outside to use the bathroom every 2 hours and 15 minutes after he/she gets up from a nap, eats or drinks. Praise your puppy with affection and treats when he/she uses the bathroom outside. If you do find a mess in the house, do not scold the puppy. Calmly clean it up with an enzyme cleaner such as Nature's Miracle so that will get rid of the smell on the dog's level. With this method, you should be able to house train your pup within two weeks at the most.
12/31/2014 12:00:43 PM

Anonymous

You can also use baking soda to absorb odors and suck out remain pee in the rug. It does not change the color of the rug although it may appear that way until it is all vacuumed up. Also a Bissell mini steam clear is awesome. Pee pads are a great training tool. Praise them to no end when they go outside and bring them to the pee pad immediately after an accident. Then praise them there too. Do not yell at them for accidents but you could say no pee pee in the house and bring them either outside or pee pad and say with an elevated happy tone you go pee pees outside or on the pee pad. Good baby. It may sound funny but I am the furmom to 8 dachshunds. All are very well potty trained.
1/2/2015 9:58:24 AM

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7/19/2014 2:23:55 PM

7/19/2014 2:23:55 PM

My Dachsund Terrier mix (3 months) is obsessed with eating peanuts and grass. Ideas to stop it????? Any ideas to stop the behaviors? We also can't seem to stop him from play biting people.

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Anonymous

Any sort of 'eating' behavior that is unable to be stopped normally means that it is time for a vet visit. A change of food is also in order as dogs will eat funny things when they are missing a nutrient in their diet. As for grass, dog's eats grass when their stomachs are upset, so the peanuts are bringing a nutrient to your dogs diet, but also making his tummy upset, so he eats grass. As for play biting, the best thing to do is to contact your local positive reinforcement trainer for advice/classes.
7/19/2014 7:07:58 PM

Anonymous

Sounds like your pup needs digestive enzymes. Or could have upset tummy from food allergies. Change to grain free food. Organic is best. Stop feeding your pup the peanuts so you can figure out what helps.
1/2/2015 10:01:43 AM

Anonymous asked:

3/28/2013 4:23:17 PM

3/28/2013 4:23:17 PM

Health of a dachshund what are their common health problems - how long does the dachshund live ?

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The Dachshund is prone to spinal disc problems (Dachshund paralysis), urinary tract problems, heart disease and diabetes. Prone to mast cell tumors. Dachshunds have a tendency to become overweight and lazy. This is a serious health risk, putting added strain on the back. Their average life span is 12 - 15 years.
7/10/2014 10:00:50 AM

Anonymous asked:

3/22/2013 8:33:58 PM

3/22/2013 8:33:58 PM

My Dachshund always sets up in front of me when I set down but I cannot figure out why. She doesn't want food and she doesn't want to go outside. When I reach to pick her up she walks away. When I set back down she sets up on her hind legs again. What is up with this?

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Anonymous

My doxie does the same thing. In her case she is just wanting attention or her favorite toy.
5/15/2013 10:14:43 PM

Anonymous asked:

3/11/2013 9:47:44 PM

3/11/2013 9:47:44 PM

my male dog has a zipper pattern on his back...do u know what breed has this? he is a mixed breed but not sure what.....has a distinct zipper like pattern down the back half of his body

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Anonymous

maybe its just the way his fur is
3/20/2014 7:37:50 PM

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3/7/2013 5:57:05 PM

3/7/2013 5:57:05 PM

my dachshund is 13 yrs old noticed that becomes disoriented at times for abount 30 45 sec

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Anonymous

Dogs do get doggy dementia and at 13 years old you can expect this. My dog of 14 years has it and as it progresses he gets a little more dependant on me and a little more anxiety he's still a great dog and just wants to be loved as usual. He's not a daschund,is an airedale mix.
3/13/2013 9:09:39 PM

Anonymous asked:

3/2/2013 2:38:54 PM

3/2/2013 2:38:54 PM

How long could a 5 yr old Dachshund live with stage 4 heart worms Saw this 5 yr old female Dachshund at an animal shelter. She has stage 4 heart worms and a heart murmur. What would be her life expectancy if properly treated?

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Anonymous

Unless she is properly treated right away, her life expectancy is not very long. But if the shelter is keeping her, then they are doing all they can. If she is able to make it through the treatment, she could live to the normal average life-span of the Dachshund which is 12 - 15 years. Although, I would expect her to live closer to 10 - 12 years because of the damage to her heart the worms do.
7/10/2014 10:02:21 AM

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2/23/2013 9:19:18 PM

2/23/2013 9:19:18 PM

My dachshund will not let me trim his nails and to a groomer is costly,what should I do?

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Anonymous

You need to train your dog to be okay with you doing his nails. Contact your local positive reinforcement dog trainer, as they can give you the tools to teach your dog that nail grooming is a good thing.
7/10/2014 10:03:13 AM

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2/17/2013 9:55:01 PM

2/17/2013 9:55:01 PM

What color of puppies will be born from a Lh black/ cream Fm and a Lh red ML

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Anonymous

If its not to late. You could get a range of different colors. Reds, black and tan, etc. I have seen brindle come form a black and tan crossed with an english cream
5/15/2013 10:16:54 PM

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