The Dachshund is a lively and sweet dog
 that makes a loyal and is very devoted to their owner.
They can be a very entertaining and cheerful pet to have around.
Today, he is the 5th most popular AKC breed.



OCCUPATION:  Hunter, companion
HEIGHT:  20-27 cm
WEIGHT: 4.9 kg
COLOR(S):  red on white, black and tan on white, solid colors
LONGEVITY: 12 to 15 years   
EXERCISE:  Moderate
TRAINING: Challenge

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The Dachshund originates comes from Germany in the early 1600's, they is developed in German about hundreds years ago and is one of the oldest German huntig dog breeds.

They have been bred as a hunter, although they owned a shortened legs, but don't let their short leg fool you. They can hold his own against his hunting prey, badger, and other dogs.

Dachshund means “badger hound”.

The dog breeds was registered with the AKC in 1885.


The Dachshund comes with three varieties coat. The silky and wavy longhaired coat, the shiny and slick coat, and also the rough and coarse wirehaired coat. Their body is long, and with the short muscular legs and a long tail.

The coat colors comes with black, black and tan, mahagany, chocolate, golden, brindle, sable, cream, dapple, and piebald.


Training a Dachund in obedience and socialization may be challenge. The taining should begin from their young age, on the housebreaking, socialization and obedience training. They requires a firmness, fairness, and consistent training.

Because of their long backs and is potential for injury, when training should not allow for jumping always, or over high obstacles or leaping to catch a ball to avoid any injury.


Grooming the Dachshund is easy to groom, it should be brushed twice weekly with a bristle brush or curry comb. Bathes when is necessary with using mild shampoos.

This dog breeds is an average shedder.


They is very devoted to their families and quite wary of strangers. They can also be a barkers. They can be very destructive, they have been known to tear up carpets, chew table and chair legs, and any object within his reach.

They can be a very entertaining and cheerful pet to have around.

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