Dachshund
Temperament, Lifespan, Grooming, Training, Personality, Behaviour and Health Advice

Plucky and alert, the Dachshund has short legs, a long body and a surprisingly loud bark! The breed’s origins are as a hunting dog, developed to chase animals in their burrows – indeed, ‘Dachs’ means badger in German.

Should you get a Dachshund puppy? As long as you’re willing to train them properly when they’re young, they’ll make a loving family pet that can even get along with cats. Read on to find out how to care for your Dachshund.

Size: Dachshunds can be standard-sized or miniature. Standard Dachshunds are small to medium dogs, with an average weight of 9-12kg.
Coat: Dachshund coats come in three types – short-haired, long-haired and wire-haired and a variety of colours, including black and tan, chocolate and tan, and red dapple.
Exercise: At least 1 hour per day
Life span: 12-13 years
Breed group: Dachshunds are part of the hound group and were originally bred to sniff out prey and follow them below ground, using their large front paws for digging.
Size 20cm
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23cm
Coat Short
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long
Exercise 1hr Life span 12+years

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