Dachshund

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Dachshund

ORIGIN

The standard size Dachshund has been developed to scent , chase , and flush out badgers and other burrow -dwelling animals, while the miniature dachshund has been bred to hunt smaller prey such as rabbits , belonging to the hound family. The name “dachshund” is of German origin and literally means “badger dog”, from Dachs (“ badger “) and Hund (“dog”). Although “dachshund” is a German word, in modern German they are more commonly known by the name Dackel or, among hunters, Teckel .

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. Dachshunds are statistically more aggressive to both strangers and other dogs. Dachshunds are known for their devotion and loyalty to their owners, though they can be standoffish towards strangers. Dachshunds may not be the best pets for small children.

ACTIVITY LEVEL

Low to average.

HEIGHT/WEIGHT

Between 13 to 18 cm and up to 4.5 kg (miniature) / between 20 and 27 cm and 6-10 kg (standard)

COAT

Long-haired to smooth-haired to wire-haired.

COLOR

Dominant color is red, the most common along with black and tan. Two-colored dogs can be black, wild boar, chocolate, fawn, with tan “points”,

GROOMING

Varies according to type of coat.

(Source: Wikipédia & The Ultimate Dogs, Dog Breeds & Dog Care by Dr Peter Larkin & Mike Stockman, August 2015)

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