A loyal companion who’s plucky and alert

Originally bred for hunting the Dachshund’s unique build enabled them to chase animals in their burrows. With a surprisingly loud bark and plenty of energy, there’s never a dull moment with a Dachshund around!

Vital Stats

Size: Small to medium (standard-size or miniature)
Coat: 3 varieties: short-haired, long-haired and wire-haired
Exercise: 1 hour a day
Life span: 12-13 years
Breed group: Hound
Temperament Playful, loyal, independent
Size 20cm
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23cm
Coat Short
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Exercise 1hr Life span 12+years

Dachshund Temperament & Personality

Dachshunds are bright, loyal and courageous. These little dogs have large barrel chests to give them stamina while hunting – a trait that can also translate into lots of running around and barking.

Dachshund Training & Exercise

Training is an important part of owning a Dachshund to help keep them safe and secure.


Dachshund Grooming

There are three varieties of Dachshund coat – short-haired, long-haired and wire-haired – all of which have slightly different requirements.

Dachshund Nutrition

It’s important to keep your Dachshund a healthy weight to help allieviate any pressure on their backs and joints which are prone to issues.

Dachshund insurance considerations

Dachshunds sometimes suffer with epilepsy and are prone to hereditary and congenital conditions. Petplan dog insurance offers peace of mind that they will always be protected.

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