- UKC, CKC, AKC
- 5" - 10"
- Dachshunds can be standard or miniature size. Standards range from 16-32 pounds, while miniatures we
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- Exercise Requirement
- Training Requirement
- Grooming Requirement
- Breed Characteristics
teckel, badger dog
The Dachshund originated in Germany.
Date Of Origin
The dachshund developed in the 1600's.
It is believed that the Dachshund is a cousin of the basset hound and may go as far back as the sixteenth century. It is probably crossed with terriers. Early in the 17th century, the name Dachshund (badger-dog) became the designation of a breed type with smooth and longhaired coat varieties, and in 1890 wirehairs were added as a third variety. German breeders learned early on that crossing between longhairs and either smooths or wirehairs did more harm than good, and barred such crossed from registration. However, early on in the development of wirehairs, some crosses with smooths was permitted to establish the variety in higher numbers.
The dachshund is a compact, muscular dog with a long body and short legs. It has a wedge shaped head, long drop ears, a deep chest and a long tail. There are two sizes, miniature and standard, and three coat varieties, smooth, long, and wire haired. The coat is short and smooth, long and silky with feathering, or long and wiry with bristly facial hair.
This is a friendly, good natured, and fun loving dog. It is intelligent, playful and affectionate.
The dachshund is a wonderful hunting dog as well as a companion.
bloat, epilepsy, hypothyroidism, intervertebral disc disease.
The dachshund is adaptable to many living situations, including city or rural life. The miniature is ideal for apartment living.
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