Dog Dachshund
Dachshund

The name "dachshund" is of German origin and literally means "badger dog", from Dachs ("badger") and Hund ("dog"). Because of their long, narrow build, they are often nicknamed wiener dog or sausage dog!

Description

CategorySmall breeds: < 20 lbs
Country of originGermany
Name of originDachshund

A typical dachshund is long-bodied and muscular, with short, stubby legs. Its front paws are unusually large and paddle-shaped, for extreme digging. Long coated dachshunds have a silky coat and short featherings on legs and ears. It has skin that is loose enough not to tear while tunneling in tight burrows to chase prey. Dachshunds exhibit three coat varieties: smooth coat (short hair), long hair, and wire-hair. Wirehaired is the least commonly seen coat in the US (it is the most common in Germany) and the most recent coat to appear in breeding standards.

History

The standard size dachshund was bred to scent, chase, and flush out badgers and other burrow-dwelling animals, while the miniature dachshund was developed to hunt smaller prey such as rabbits. In the American West they have also been used to hunt prairie dogs. Today, they are bred for conformation shows and as family pets. Some dachshunds participate in earthdog trials. According to the AKC, the dachshund continues to remain one of the top 10 dog breeds in the United States of America !

Temperament

Dachshunds are playful, but as hunting dogs can be quite stubborn, and are known for their propensity for chasing small animals, birds, and tennis balls with great determination and ferocity. Many dachshunds are stubborn, making them a challenge to train. Many dachshunds do not like unfamiliar people, and many will growl or bark at them. Dachshunds are burrowers by nature and are likely to burrow in blankets and other items around the house, when bored or tired.

Advice

Dachshunds are playful, but as hunting dogs can be quite stubborn, and are known for their propensity for chasing small animals, birds, and tennis balls with great determination and ferocity. Many dachshunds are stubborn, making them a challenge to train. Many dachshunds do not like unfamiliar people, and many will growl or bark at them. Dachshunds are burrowers by nature and are likely to burrow in blankets and other items around the house, when bored or tired.

Use

Hunting dog, Companion dog

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