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Dachshund

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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.

Does your Dachshund bark, howl, and cry whenever you leave the house? Separation anxiety is extreme anxiety experienced by your dog when you are away from him.
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.

If your dog is displaying behavior uncharacteristic of his normal actions, call the Vet.
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. Teaching your dog to sit, lie down, and stay is vital to the training of your new puppy. There are several accepted methods of house training your new Dachshund puppy. Consider crate training if you need to adapt your dog to a safe and confined environment for various safety and comfort reasons.
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. Socialization is one of the single most important things you can do for your puppy.
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
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Anonymous asked:
How many puppies can you expect from a litter of Dachshunds? How many litters may a Dachshund bitch safely whelp in a year time? I would like to start breeding Dachshunds and would like to know how many puppies / litters would be available for sale in a year without placing any undue stress on my baby. Correct me if I'm wrong but I think it's no more than two litters a year?

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First off, if you are interested in becoming a breeder, then you need to get in contact with a reputable, responsible and knowledgeable breeder and ask to oversee how they raise their Dachshunds. The average litter size is between 3 - 5 puppies. As for a time frame, you should always allow time for your female to recover after giving birth. I give my females a year in between each breeding. Which means you should only have 1 litter a year. If you breed more than that then you are stressing out your female dog and placing unnecessary risk to her health. Breeders breed to better the breed, not for profit.

Anonymous asked:
My Dachshund has a long snout, what part of breed does this come from?

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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.

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

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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.

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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 cleaner 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" 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.

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

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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.

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.

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What are their common health problems in Dachshunds? How long does the Dachshund live? What is their life expectancy?

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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.

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Updated: 7/5/2015