Dachshund is a very playful as well as aggressive dog breeds. These dog are classified as sometimes bit stubborn as hunting dog. Mostly these dog are very stubborn, classifying them in the dog breeds that are bit difficult to train. These dogs have an aggressive nature with other dog breeds and strangers. This dog has a behavior which makes it in a sense such that its not the dog for every pet parent.

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IMPORTANT STATS

  • Life expectancy: 12.7 years
  • Origin: Germany
  • Height: 6 to 9 inches at the shoulder
  • Weight: Miniature: under 11 pounds, Standard: 16 to 32 pounds
  • Colors: Black, Tan, Chocolate, Cream and Red
  • Coat: smooth, long haired and wire haired
  • Group: Hound Group.

 

DACHSHUND OVERVIEW

Dachshund can not be suitable good breed for everyone. This dog can be smooth haired, wire haired or long haired. They also participate in dog breeds shows and trails. In the United States, these dogs are also used for searching of wounded dears and hunting prairie dogs. Dachshund dog barks louder as they were bred to make hunting dogs so they tend to bark louder as compared to their small size. These dog are also known as the sausage dog or weiner dog.

 

DACHSHUND TEMPERAMENT AND APPEARANCE

  • Playful but aggressive to strangers and other dog.
  • Long and muscular body with short legs and has a paddle shaped paws.
  • Bit stubborn as hunting dogs.
  • Hard to train and not a pet for every pet parent.
  • Dachshunds are very intelligent dog
  • They often have a very loud bark regardless of their size

 

 

 MAJOR CHARACTERISTICS

  • Other Names: sausage dog or the weiner dog
  • Litter Size : 4–8
  • Group: Hound Group
  • Life Span: Around 12-16 years
  • Weight: 7 to 14 kg
  • Hypoallergenic: No
  • Scientific Name: Canis lupus familiaris
  • Temperament: Stubborn, Clever, Devoted, Lively, Playful, Courageous
  • Common Nicknames: Teckel, Doxie, Hotdog, Perro Salchicha, Worshond, Bossoto, Dackel

 

 

DACHSHUND HEALTH AND CARE

  • Life expectation is 12 to 16 years i.e. average lifespan of 12.7 years
  • Major concerns: Prone to Spinal Problems, Risk of injury
  • Minor concerns: Chronic Pain, Kneecap dislodge, dental issues, allergies etc.
  • Occasionally seen:  hereditary epilepsy, granulomatous meningoencephalitis, Cushing’s syndrome, thyroid, congenital heart defect etc.
  • Suggested tests: Osteogenesis imperfecta, VWD type I, Cord1-PRA, CDDY (IVDD).

 

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