All About Dachshunds
Dachshunds are clever, lively and courageous, sometimes to the point
of stupidity! They are fun loving, active pets.
Despite their small size they need plenty of physical and mental
stimulation – and it is important that this is not overlooked.
Whilst they can be a little reserved with strangers, they generally form
strong and unbreakable bonds with their families. Children must be careful not to damage their long backs, especially when they are
The name Dachshund comes from the German for Badger Dog – often
hunting in packs they were bred to hunt ferocious badgers – they would follow them right into their burrows and kill them. This meant
its size and build was critical for the task. They were imported to England during Queen Victoria's reign, by her Germanic husband,
at a glance
Our 4 Paw Rating - to the suitability of Dachshunds
for your home and lifestyle.
5 - 10 inches at shoulder, weight 15 - 25 lbs
Short haired, brush occasionally with a rubber brush to remove dead hairs.
Long haired, can be prone to tangles and should be groomed more often
Loves people, can be shy with strangers – and sometimes a little over
courageous with other dogs!
Can live in almost any accommodation due to its compact size, but its
exercise needs (mental and physical) should not be overlooked
Life expectancy 12 - 14 years
Test for hip dysplasia – and general bone development, especially in
Don't be fooled by his size, the dachshund needs plenty of long walks.
Independent and with a mind of their own, they can be difficult to train, consistency and perseverance essential!
Discover How to make your Dachshund happy healthy and obedient!
Learn how to keep your dog healthy and happy. Prevent illness and
find the right pet medicines.
Information on dog
flea control, and worms. Also Frontline
Plus, Advantage and Heartgard.
See also: [Dog Breeds]
[Choosing A Dog]