Dachshund

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Breed Group: Hound
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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.
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.
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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Expected Budget: Buying vs. Owning in 2017

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How much do Dachshund puppies cost?

The cost to buy a Dachshund varies greatly and depends on many factors such as the breeders' location, reputation, litter size, lineage of the puppy, breed popularity (supply and demand), training, socialization efforts, breed lines and much more. Review how much Dachshund puppies for sale sell for below.

The current median price for all Dachshunds sold is $699.50. This is the price you can expect to budget for a Dachshund with papers but without breeding rights nor show quality. Expect to pay less for a puppy without papers, however, we do not recommend buying a puppy without papers.

Looking for a dog with a superior lineage? Are you trying to determine how much a puppy with breeding rights and papers would cost? You should expect to pay a premium for a puppy with breeding rights or even for a puppy advertised as show quality with papers. You should budget anywhere from $1,300 upwards to $5,500 or even more for a Dachshund with top breed lines and a superior pedigree. The average cost for all Dachshunds sold is $500.

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What can I expect to pay for a puppy?

Median Price: $699.50
Average Price: $500.00
Top Quality: $1,300.00 to $5,500.00

*Data sourced from the sale of 6832 Dachshund puppies across the United States on NextDayPets.com.

Annual cost of owning a Dachshund puppy

Before buying a puppy it is important to understand the associated costs of owning a dog. The annual cost or "upkeep" is often overlooked when determining a Dachshunds true ownership cost. When calculating your budget make sure you account for the price of food, vaccines, heartworm, deworming, flea control, vet bills, spay/neuter fees, grooming, dental care, food, training and supplies such as a collar, leash, crate, bed, bowls, bones, and toys. All of these items can add up quickly so make sure you estimate anywhere from $500 - $2,000 or more for the first year then about $500 - $1,000 or more every year thereafter to meet the annual financial obligations of your growing, loving dog.

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Most Popular Dachshund Names for 2017

We've compiled the top 20 male and female names for 2017 after analyzing the sale of 6832 Dachshund dogs.
  • 1. Madison
  • 2. Rosalin
  • 3. Un-Named
  • 4. Daisy
  • 5. Bear
  • 6. Oscar
  • 7. Hershey
  • 8. Max
  • 9. Rusty
  • 10. Bella
  • 11. Sammy
  • 12. Cassie
  • 13. Toby
  • 14. Dixie
  • 15. Molly
  • 16. Beau
  • 17. Dolly
  • 18. Frankie
  • 19. Harley
  • 20. Sadie

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Location: Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Here at JMK Mini Dachshunds we are striving to raise quality pets for your home. We have all 3 coat types of miniature dachshunds with a wide variety of color. All of our dogs are 12 pounds or less. They are all AKC registered some with Champion lines. Pedigrees can be viewed on our web site along with pictures. Our dogs are part of our family and receive a lot of love and attention, they are not kennel dogs.

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Anonymous asked:
My Dachshund is obsessed with eating hamburgers and french fries. What should I do?

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First off, stop feeding your dog human food. It is not made for dogs and is very harmful to them. Secondly, train your dog for a solid sit or lay-down and stay so that he/she does not bother you while you are eating. Or you can put your dog in a crate or another room when you're eating. If you are in a vehicle, it is best to use a seat-belt on your dog to keep him/her safe and away from your food. Lastly; make sure that the dog food your dog is eating is a high quality, grain-free food so that he/she will be interested in eating it. It is difficult to stop a dog from eating/wanting to eat human food after they have a taste for it; but you have to be consistent and firm to break the habit.

Anonymous asked:
Are Dachshund's good with kids?

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Anonymous

The Dachshund is a wonderful, playful breed of dog that can do well with children if raised with them. However, all interactions between the puppy/dog and a child should be supervised. This breed can easily be injured as a puppy by a boisterous child and make the dog be distrustful and even not like children as an adult dog.

Anonymous

Hello, Dachshunds are mostly a happy, friendly dog with the whole family. If raised with children and treated well by children, a Dachshund will be the family's best friend. (especially if Chihuahua is mixed with it).

Anonymous

Dozier are wonderful with kid's as long as the kids are not too rough. No squeezing too tight or pulling ears, tails,or noses. Dozier love to play. I currently have 2 dozie's . One scooter is a very large standard (30 lbs ) long hair.he'a teddy bear. he likes stuffed animals. He also loxes a ball. He is a rescue dog. I recommend gettING a dog from a rescue person or grou.. my other doXie is.a feisty 6 yr. Old wire hair. She is also a rescue. She loves kids and loves to play with them. Both my dogs are great with kids. I have had dozier for over 50 years. My kids grew up with them. Never had any problems.

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

I would never breed my doxie more than once a year. She just had a litter and lost weight because she was more intent on feeding her babies than feeding herself. When you have a dog that has puppies, you need to spend a LOT of time ensuring that the mother is taking care of her babies and herself. If you're into the breeding for money, you might want to try a dog that has larger litters, like labs.

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.

Anonymous asked:
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.

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 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

We actually trained our little doxie to ring a bell that was hanging on the door to the yard when she needed to go out. This took some time, of course, but she was pretty reliable in letting us know when it was time. The steps we took were to always ring the bell when we brought her out to do her business. Even if she peed or pooped in the house, we immediately took her to the bell, rang it, and then brought her outside. After a couple of weeks, she started to either push the bell with her snout or hit it with her paw and we would take her out. It was hilarious and it worked! As others have said, constant positive feedback is mandatory. Doxies are great dogs, very intelligent, playful and (when they want to be) very obedient. They are hounds though, so when they're outside they'll pretty much "follow their nose".

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Updated: 11/21/2017