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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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Candyland Kennels
Member Since: November 2005
Location: San Marcos, Texas
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Anonymous asked:

2/6/2015 12:09:44 PM

2/6/2015 12:09:44 PM

How many puppies can you expect from a litter of Dachshunds? How many litters may a Dachshund bitch safely whelp in a years time? I would like to start breeding Dachshunds and would like to know how many puppies / litters would be available for sale in a years timeframe 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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Anonymous

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 over-see 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. More then that and you are stressing out your female and putting unnecessary risk to her health. Breeders breed to better the breed, not for profit.
2/7/2015 3:16:48 PM

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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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

Anonymous asked:

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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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

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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

Anonymous asked:

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

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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

Anonymous asked:

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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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

Anonymous asked:

2/3/2013 9:09:08 PM

2/3/2013 9:09:08 PM

my dachshund won't eat or drink, my 10 yr old female has will not eat or drink, she had puppies they all have new homes now, my other female had new puppies could she be depressed from not having her own puppies now

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Anonymous asked:

2/1/2013 3:53:56 PM

2/1/2013 3:53:56 PM

Why do the miniature breeds cost so much

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Anonymous

Miniature breeds cost a lot because they cost a lot to raise not to mention vet bills, shots well puppy checks potential buyers don't see those cost.
5/17/2013 11:20:05 PM

Anonymous asked:

1/28/2013 6:22:08 PM

1/28/2013 6:22:08 PM

behavior issues-jumping up on tables counters,stoves everytime I turn my back, and stealing dachshund/jack russell mix

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Anonymous

Good luck with that. We have the same masked bandit eat our soup too.
2/4/2013 1:00:23 AM

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1/28/2013 6:18:36 PM

1/28/2013 6:18:36 PM

Do dachshund's have back problems

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Anonymous

Yes Dachshunds do have back problems. One out of four dachshunds will have a back issue, sometimes if the case is really bad it can result in the back half of the dog being paralyzed! The way to avoied this happening, is to be gentle with your dachshund, make sure children are gentle as well, hold them carefully so their backs are straight. Also if you have a mini dachshund, it would be wise to have ramps up the stairs, up to furniture and the bed. Back issues can be prevented! You just have to be careful.
2/3/2013 6:20:06 PM

Anonymous asked:

1/27/2013 12:37:00 PM

1/27/2013 12:37:00 PM

bad breath and body order My older Dachshund has a terrible body odor. We were told from the previous owner that she has glands in her genital area that need to be drained from time to time. I need more info on this could you help please.

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Anonymous asked:

1/27/2013 8:38:44 AM

1/27/2013 8:38:44 AM

black & brindle dachshund I've recently rescued a handsome little dachshund and he's black with brindle legs. Is this a recognized color, would he be considered pure? He's a wonderful pet & such a great addition to our family.

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Anonymous

There are brindle doxies, but the only way to know if he is a pure bred is to have papers or you can have a blood test done
5/15/2013 10:23:06 PM

Anonymous asked:

1/25/2013 6:38:06 PM

1/25/2013 6:38:06 PM

How much do mini dachshunds weigh at birth

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Anonymous asked:

12/21/2012 2:37:21 PM

12/21/2012 2:37:21 PM

Exercise Can a 10 mth old dachshund tolerate a walk in the cold weather?

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Anonymous asked:

12/17/2012 11:31:34 AM

12/17/2012 11:31:34 AM

do they get along with cats? Do dachshunds get along with cats?

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Anonymous

Yes they are good with cats as long as someone does not tease or egg the dog on to get the cat. If someone in your house is trying to get the dog to chase the cat spray it with a spray bottle or smack them on the nose. They are very loving and caring I think your dog will do go with a cat.
12/31/2012 7:55:01 AM

Anonymous

We have a female Miniture Dachshund that is 1-1/2yers old and an 8 yr.old blue healer & 3-cats.One of our cats is about the same age as her and they take turns chasing each other around the house and yard.They are hilarious at times.The healer plays rough with me but plays gentle with the pup and is motherly towards her at times,and very protective of her.
3/22/2013 8:42:25 PM

Anonymous asked:

12/13/2012 5:43:56 PM

12/13/2012 5:43:56 PM

going to give my 7 month doxie her first bath, any pointers?

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Anonymous

warm water, soft voice, lots of towels and do not let go......
12/16/2012 6:13:15 PM

Anonymous asked:

12/10/2012 2:05:04 PM

12/10/2012 2:05:04 PM

Pregnancy How many days are dachshunds pregnant for?How many pups?

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Anonymous

63 DAYS THE REST COULD BE FROM 1 TO 6
12/20/2012 11:18:20 PM

Anonymous asked:

12/8/2012 5:01:12 PM

12/8/2012 5:01:12 PM

Measuring a dog How do you measure the length of a dachshund dog?

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Anonymous asked:

12/4/2012 3:54:37 PM

12/4/2012 3:54:37 PM

Walking At what age does a dachshund need to be walked on the ground?

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Anonymous asked:

12/1/2012 7:57:10 PM

12/1/2012 7:57:10 PM

Do Dachshund dogs shed?

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Anonymous

So far, our dachshund does not shed very much at all. He is 11 months old and ornery as he can be! This is the most fun breed I have ever owned. They are funny, vivacious, and love to please their owners. He does tend to dig, however, even on the couch so we've had times when there was Cotton all over the house! Anyway, in answer to your question, he does not shed much.
12/8/2012 11:23:33 AM

Anonymous asked:

11/28/2012 7:39:08 PM

11/28/2012 7:39:08 PM

Wants wrong when tail curls Is there something wrong with a dachshund when their tail curls?

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Anonymous

when it curls under it is a sign of back pain
12/8/2012 6:39:09 PM

Anonymous

If the tail is tucked under the body the dog is afraid. If the tail curls above the body they are relaxed.If the tail is straight out they have spotted something.If the tail is straight out and shaking they are excited and ready to chase after something.If the tail is straight up tall and the hair on the neck stands up well thats a aggressive stance.....
12/9/2012 10:10:35 PM

Anonymous asked:

11/16/2012 8:23:11 PM

11/16/2012 8:23:11 PM

My dog is eating the door and the gates.???? Got a 10 year brown dachshund. He is getting on my husbands nerves. Every night he is scratching and biting the door. He is all sweaty, the floor is all wet from the saliva. Don't now what to do.

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Anonymous asked:

11/16/2012 10:52:44 AM

11/16/2012 10:52:44 AM

I have an 8 mo. old mini dach that has developed a fixation with the sun and shadows produced. I have an 8 mo. old mini dach that has developed a fixation with the sun and shadows produced. She will fixate on a spot and cannot be pulled away until you psychically drag her away. Don't know what to do. Any suggestions?

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Anonymous

My moms and my dachshunds are fbe same way they love the sun
1/25/2013 2:23:59 PM

Anonymous asked:

10/29/2012 8:14:28 PM

10/29/2012 8:14:28 PM

At what age can you get a male Dachshund neutered?

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Anonymous asked:

10/29/2012 8:13:38 PM

10/29/2012 8:13:38 PM

How large does a male standard Dachshund get?

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