Dachshund: Dog Breed Description

Dachshund was bred in Germany, and this happened several hundred years ago. Originally dogs of this breed were intended for hunting badgers, hence their name. Dachshund, in German – Dachshund, badger – Dachs, and collectively means – badger hound. The elongated body of this dog and its short legs were very convenient for finding prey in the hole, and crawling there after it, forcing it to leave the den. A miniature subspecies of this dog was bred in order to hunt the hare and ermine. Subsequently, as you know, dogs of this breed were used with great success not only in hunting badgers, but also foxes and otters.


Dachshund is a very funny breed, they can be real natural cleavers, but from time to time they can show a certain harmfulness. With great intuition, Dachshund is now used as a companion, and not at all as a hunter. Dogs of this breed are extremely fond of human society, and in no case should show the slightest signs of aggression towards humans or timidity. Dachshund is an exceptionally friendly and companionable dog, capable of stealing the heart of anyone who comes in its way.


Dachshund is a dog that loves all kinds of entertainment, stubborn and lively, but can be jealous and very irritable. She may not develop relationships with young children, but if the children already know exactly how to behave with the dog, they will quickly find a common language. Due to the small size of this breed, you should not take it into a house where there are larger dogs, except if they did not grow up with each other. But with small and dwarf breeds of dogs, Dachshund, for all her jealousy, usually does not have misunderstandings, provided that these other dogs do not start bullying her.

Wool and care

There are three different varieties of Dachshund: Smooth-haired, Wire-haired and Long-haired Dachshunds. And also, Dachshunds vary in size: they are ordinary and miniature. The long-haired Dachshund, as its name implies, has long and straight hair, below the abdomen, on the ears, chest and legs there are additional “decorations” from longer strands. The Smooth-haired Dachshund has a coat that is straight, smooth, short and glossy, which should be uniform in length throughout the dog’s body. In Wire-haired Dachshund, the coat is somewhat broken, it is coarse, coarse and resembles a wire in its structure. The long-haired Dachshund subspecies requires a little more maintenance. Since this dog has very short legs and its body almost drags along the ground, all debris and dust constantly collect on the dog’s coat, which must be removed. The dog needs to be combed and cleaned regularly to prevent tangling or mats. Smooth-haired Dachshund does not require much maintenance, it is enough to regularly wipe it with a damp towel in order to remove dirt and dust from the dog’s coat and a hard towel to remove dead and fallen hairs.


Dachshund from time to time can show enviable stubbornness, and therefore an inexperienced owner may think that it is too difficult to teach something. In reality, dogs of this breed require persistent and persistent work with them. But since the Dachshund is a very sensitive and nervous breed, its training in no case can be rude or harsh, this will lead to the development of excessive timidity and even cowardice in the dog. It is best to diversify the lessons and act with affection.


The dachshund can be lively and very active, but it doesn’t require too much training. One short walk is enough – do not forget that this breed has a long body and rather short legs. The dachshund gets tired quickly, so classes should be split into several short sessions. Dogs of this breed can have significant back problems and should not be allowed to jump or run too high.

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