Dachshund - Standard
- Dog Breed Group
- Hound Dogs
- Origin of Breed
- Germany for hunting badgers
- Life Expectancy
- up to 16 years
- Black and tan or solid red. Also, white and tan, dappled (swirling mixture of brown, gray, white, and black.) Eyes are brown; ey
- Longhaired: Silky, with longer hair on the chest, stomach, legs, and tail. Smooth: Hard and short.
- Exercise Needs
- Three walks totaling 45 minutes per day.
- Moderate to high energy level. Clever, lively, courageous, bold. Independent and stubborn. Quite barky. Makes an excellent watch
- Good with Children
- Good with other pets and older, considerate children.
- Grooming Needs
- Longhaired: Needs to be brushed or combed twice a week. Smooth: Just an occasional brushing is needed.
- Average Size - Male (in)
- 7 - 10
- Average Size - Female (in)
- 7 - 10
- Average Weight - Male (lbs)
- 16 - 32
- Average Weight - Female (lbs)
- 16 - 32
- Health Issues
- This is a popular breed that has been subject to extensive inbreeding. Poorly bred dachshunds are sickly and snappish. Health prv
- Living Conditions
- Adjusts well to any living conditions.
There are actually 2 major type of Daschund's; the Standard and the Miniature that can be divided into a total of 6 types based on coat; the Standard Longhaired, the Miniature Longhaired, the Standard Wire-haired, the Miniature Wire-haired, and the Standard Smooth, and the Miniature Smooth.
Dachshunds are very sociable and get along very well with most other dogs.
The long-haired variety of Dachshund differs from the short-haired variety only by its softer and longer coat.
Most probably the long-haired Dachshund was developed by crossing the short-haired Dachshund with some sort of Spaniel.
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