Dachshund Puppies and Dogs

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Fast Facts & Guide to Dachshund Puppies and Dogs

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Dachshund Guide and Fact File

Size and Height:  Miniature 5-7 inches / Standard 8-11 inches
                          Toy up to 12 inches (recognised in Europe not America)

Weight: Miniature up to 11 pounds / Standard 16 pounds plus            

Breed Type and Dog Group: Hound Group

Country of Origin of the Breed: Germany

Exercise Needs: The Dachshund requires moderate exercise

Coat Type: There are three types of Dachshund coats - wired, short and long

Shedding hairs: Low to Moderate shedding (Depending on type of Dachshund coat)

Grooming needs: Long haired daily / Wired haired weekly / Short haired fortnightly

Training a Dachshund (Trainability): Moderate trainability

Other Names of Dachshund: Hot Dog, Sausage Dog, Wiener Dog, Dachsies

Dachshund Lifespan - This dog lives for approximately 12 - 15 years

Number of puppies per litter: The Dachshund litter size is usually around 3-4 puppies

Temperament / Behaviour: Affectionate, Stubborn, Sociable, Playful and Spirited

We hope that the fast facts and information provided in our Dachshund puppy and dog fact file and guide will prove a useful overview of this particular breed. Please click one of the links at the top of the page for detailed articles relating to training, pet care, grooming, personality, exercise needs, male and female Dachshund dog names, illness and health problems.

Summary of Dachshund Puppies and Dogs

Dachshund puppies and dogs come with three different types of coats and two sizes. There are miniature and standards sizes with varying coats; short haired, wirehaired and long haired. The and amount of shedding and the grooming needs vary, depending on coat. Grooming requirements can be anything from daily to fortnightly. This breed requires a moderate amount of exercise so puppies and dogs should be taken for daily walks. The Dachshund is very playful so it's important to provide your puppy or dog with an area where they can do this and designate them some time on a daily basis. The personality and temperament of the Dachshund is very eager, enthusiastic, loving but a little stubborn. Their stubbornness can make training a little difficult and slow, however, perseverance should result in a well behaved, obedient, affectionate and friendly, pleasant family pet and companion.

Choosing Dachshund Puppies and Dogs as Pets

Dachshund puppies grow into standard or miniature sized adult dogs and the above summary will help you to determine whether they are suitable as a family pet. If you are considering whether to buy a Dachshund puppy, adoption is also an option for this particular type of dog, or even selecting one from a rescue centre, or reputable dog breeder.  A responsible breeder will provide you with health clearances which will bring you vital information about the history of a puppy through health tests that have been carried out on its parents. The Dachshund can be prone to spinal disease and conditions. There is further information available on this health issue if you click on the relevant link above. It is very important to do all that you can, as the owner, to ensure that your dog or puppy's spine is put under as little strain as possible in order to protect it and to avoid the development of any disorders. Diet is very important with this breed as weight gain and obesity can be very detrimental to their health.

Dachshund Puppies and Dogs

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