Dachshund

The Dachshund is clever, tenacious and wilful. They can be manipulative, trying to train their master rather than allowing themselves to be trained.

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Dachshund Characteristics

The Dachshund is clever, tenacious and wilful. They can be manipulative, trying to train their master rather than allowing themselves to be trained.

Dachshunds (pronounced DAKS hund) originated in Germany and were bred to hunt badgers and other small animals like rabbits and foxes. In fact, “Dachs” means badger and “hund” means dog. Their shape – short legs and long body – allows them to dig and manoeuvre through tunnels in an attempt to corner and possibly fight the badgers.

Dachshunds are clever, confident creatures. They can be quite stubborn, though, and possess an independent spirit. They love to be around their owners and “help” them do things around the house, like tie your shoes. Their stubbornness comes out during playtime where they tend to follow their own rules. Because of this trait, crate-training is recommended.

Though Dachshunds are rather small, their bark certainly is not. They have a deep, loud bark that they love to use. Dachshunds tend to bond with one person and could become jealous – they may even snap or bite – if their owner is receiving a lot of attention. That said, if socialised as a puppy, Dachshunds do make great family pets because of their amusing, playful nature.

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Dachshund Major Health Concerns

The Dachshund has a propensity to be overweight. As a result of this, they may have spinal disc problems. They can develop heart disease, diabetes and urinary tract problems.

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Dachshund Interesting Facts

There are three varieties of Dachshund: the short-haired, the wired-haired, and the long-haired. With each of these varieties there are three sizes-standard, miniature and tall. Dachshunds have the widest variations within the breed than any other breed.

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