Dachshund
Standard Dachsund, Miniature Dachshund

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Names
Dachshund
Standard Dachshund
Miniature Dachshund
Normalschlag
Zwergteckel

Origin
Germany, 1900s
The Dachshund comes in 2 sizes (Standard & Miniature) and 3 coat varieties (Smooth, Longhaired & Wirehaired). The smooth haired is believed to be the oldest of the dachshunds, once used as a tracker. The longhaired was problably created by crossing smooth dachshunds with short legged spaniels. The wirehaired was created by crossing smooth dachshunds with rough-haired pinschers and then later crossed with the dandie dinmont terrier.

Use
Companion

Life Expectancy
This breed can live as long as 14 -17 years of age

Weight & Height
Standard: 15 to 25 pounds & 5-10 inches tall
Miniature: 9-10 pounds & 5-10 Inches tall

Known Health Problems
This breed can easily suffer spinal injuries due to its long back. Also prone to heart disease & becoming over weight, bloat, epilepsy, hypothyroidism.

Physical Description
Compact, muscular dog with a long body and short legs. The head is wedge-shaped and ears are long and drop. The chest is deep and tail is long.

Temperament
This breed is a loyal companion. They are sometimes independent. They are playful and a good learner.. This breed does not always do well with other animals and would do best in a home with older children. They may be somewhat difficult to train. This dog loves to dig and so special precautions should be taken to make sure it does not escape. Can be wary of strangers

Training
***

Living Conditions
This breed will do ok in an apartment

Grooming
The smooth coat needs little grooming. The longhaired needs to be brushed daily and the wirehaired needs proffessional trimming

Exercise
Minimal exercise needed, Care does need to be taken not to over feed this breed as they can become overwieght

Coat Texture
3 Coat Varieties exist , smooth haired, long haired & wire haired

Coat Colors

Red

Cream

Grey

Black Tan

Blue Tan

Choc Tan

Piebold

Dapple

Brindle


Puppies

Image by Lachlan Hardy at the Wikimedia Commons
3-4 puppies are usually born per litter

Recognition
Continental Kennel Club
American Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
American Pet Registry
Fédération Cynologique Internationale
Canadian Kennel Club
National Kennel Club

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If you have a GOOD quality photo of a Dachshund like the ones posted.. you are welcome to send them into us for consideration for our page..
Please note the space is limited so we will only be accepting good quality clear photos for display..

Lucky

Levi

Pinti

Courtesy of Mini Farm Kennel

Tatelah

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Breeders

Dachshund & Miniature Dachshund Breeders

Please make sure you do your research on every breeder before purchasing puppies. Pets Place does not take any responsibility for any breeders listed that may not be reputable or up to your standards. This is your responsibilty as the buyer to do your research to make sure all appropriate health tests are done by the person you are purchasing your dog from.

Mini Farm Kennel
Location:Hattiesburg, MS
Phone: (601)584-8958

Bad To The Bone Kennels
Location: Summerfield, Florida
Phone: (321)229-0873

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