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!
|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|
|Temperament||Playful, loyal, independent|
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.
Training is an important part of owning a Dachshund to help keep them safe and secure.
There are three varieties of Dachshund coat – short-haired, long-haired and wire-haired – all of which have slightly different requirements.
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.
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Dachshunds sometimes suffer with certain health conditions and may require treatment. Petplan dog insurance offers peace of mind that they will always be protected.