The Dachshund was originally breed in Germany to be a hunting dog. He was mainly used to hunt badgers, rabbits and foxes. Nowadays besides the fact that they are still great hunt dogs they are also excellent family companions. The average height of a Dachshund is 8 inches to 9 inches weighing about 16 to 32 pounds. They have a lifespan of 12 to 15 years.
The Dachshund is a brave, intelligent, fearless and determined dog breed. He has an independent spirit considering the fact that for centuries he was used to hunt alone. Sometimes he can be quite bossy but with proper training that shouldn’t worry you at all. The Dachshund loves all the energy demanding activities like fly-ball, Frisbee, running, swimming and many others. If he is left alone more than a few hours a day he can become bored and might become very loud and destructive. The Dachshund is a great watchdog because he is very reserved with strangers and will always let you know when a stranger is approaching your property. He is known to behave well when children are around but very small children should always be well supervised when they encounter any type of dog breed because they might have the tendency to tease and no dog will accept that. Obedience training and early socialization are very important in this case and can make a big difference. Overall the Dachshund is a great hunting dog and an excellent family companion in the same time.
The Dachshund can be a bit harder to train than other dog breeds but with a bit of perseverance you can accomplish this thing too. This dog breed can learn commands a bit slower than other dog breeds but once they learn something, they will never forget it so you shouldn’t be worried that you are wasting your time with his training.
To be honest, the Dachshund is shedding a lot of hair. You cannot do anything to stop this but if you want to prevent having hair all over your home you should do proper brushing every day. Keep in mind that with a proper brushing you will rarely find hair on your couch, carpets and other places in your home.
The Dachshund, like many other dog breeds, need daily exercise. Don’t worry, those needs can be met quite easy with simple walks or playing some fun games. His coat needs to be shaped two or three months and proper brushing should be done every now and then.
The Dachshund was originally developed in Germany in the 15th century and was mainly used to hunt small animals like rabbits, foxes and others. This breed was also known as the “Teckel” in Germany where it was refined over the course of several years by some German foresters. They wanted to create a fearless dog that could dig into badger burrows and get them out of there.