- Persona: Go to Google and search the phrase “spunky.” We’ll wait. Did you notice a picture of a Dachsie? We were thinking so.
- The level of energy: Somewhat Very active; A mediumly lively dog. However, his intelligence can cause him to become bored quickly, so it’s best to keep him entertained
- Excellent with children: Better with Supervision
- Great with other dogs: With Supervision
- Shedding: Seasonal
- Grooming: Occasional
- Trainability: Response Well
- Height: 8-9 inches (standard), 5-6 inches (miniature)
- Weight: 16-32 pounds (standard), 11 pounds & under (miniature)
- Live Expectancy12-16 years
- Barking Level: Barks When Necessary
The well-known long, low-slung silhouette, alert expression, and the vivacious, bold temperament of the Dachshund make him a star of the canine realm. Dachshunds are available in two sizes and three coats in a variety of shades and patterns.
They are smart and vigilant. With the big dog bark, they make excellent watchdogs. They are bred to be a hunter who is independent of predators that are dangerous They can be courageous to the point of recklessness and sometimes a little stubborn, yet their charming personality and distinctive look have won the hearts of millions all over the world.
A generally well-behaved breed, the Dachshund could be expected to last from 12 to 16 years with the right treatment, as long as they are eating a healthy diet and gets enough exercise to keep their muscles in good shape. To avoid disc damage to the long back of the Dachshund ensure that you keep him from getting overweight and be sure to monitor his activity to avoid injury to his back. Similar to most dogs who have drop ears, Dachshunds may develop ear infections if their ears aren’t cleaned.
Smooth-coated Dachshunds tend to be more “wash and wear,” just requiring a simple wipe using a towel or hound glove to look stylish. Long-haired Dachshunds will have more frequently needed brushing dependent on the coat’s thickness. The Wirehaired coat is able to be pulled or stripped by hand several times throughout the year to ensure that it looks at its best, but it is not something that, it’s easy to keep between groomings by trimming of eyebrows and beards and combing or brushing each week, either once or twice. All Dachshunds need to have their nails cut every month.
Dachshunds are highly intelligent, however, they have a tendency to be scattered and sometimes stubborn, which means they can be difficult to train. They are awestruck by the ability to show and receive affection and are best trained when they receive positive, rewarding training. They are sensitive to touch and do not be able to handle harsh instructions or punishment. Being patient and consistent is essential. Dachshunds possess a great sense of smell, as well as an intense prey drive. They were designed to be focused and follow a path with no distractions If they’re busy doing something more exciting, they may not be attentive to your presence.
This is not just due to general health issues and also to reduce strain on the dog’s back, which could result in broken or slipped (herniated) discs. Don’t pay attention to the eyes of the dog’s pleading and provide only the amount that is recommended by the company that makes the high-quality dog food you choose. Table scraps should be given very carefully, if ever, and avoid cooking bones or foods that have a large fat level. Be aware that the dog’s nose can lead him to danger, so ensure that food is kept out of his reach.