Dachshund are known to have several nicknames such as hotdogs and doxies. They are irresistably cute and fun-loving. Beyond their charming features and character lies an interesting history.
Although doxies’ ancestry is unknown, Dachshunds rank sixth in the original breeds recognized by AKC. They were bred to smell like a hound and hunt like a terrier. Their compact body, powerful legs, and big lungs were useful in tunneling badgers and other den animals.
In the 1800s, people started to raise them as pets. Then they were less favored after World War I due to their association with Germany. They finally made a comeback in the ’50s. Today, they are one the most popular dog breed in the world!
Dog Breed Group
8 - 9 inches
7 - 15 kg
12 - 15 years
Energy filled dogs need mental and physical stimulation. They are at their happiest when activities are action packed. They are the best buddies to bring with you when running, hiking, and other kinds of adventures.
Potential for Playfulness
From simple catch, sit and stay training, to more advanced lessons for tricks and agility, these dogs are up for the challenge. They are always looking forward to having playmates and playdates.
Pumped up dogs who are very agile,active and prefer outdoors. They are historically bred to hunt, work or sport. Though all dogs need exercise, they require regular exercise not just to keep them in shape and healthy.
Forceful dogs are virougus; they may strain themselves wearing the leash, break obstacle courses and devour their food. If not properly trained, they are not advised around kids and the elderly without supervision.
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USUAL HEALTH PROBLEMS
Please take note of the following health diseases Dachshund usually encounter
Intervertebral Retinal Disease (IVDD)
Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA)
Gastric Dilation-Volvulus (GDV) a.k.a. “Bloat” or “Torsion”
Cushings Disease (hyperadrenocorticism)
Canine diabetes Mellitus (DM)
GROOMING YOUR DACHSHUND
Dachshunds may need occasional to regular detangling, depending on which coat type they have. Dachshunds come in three coat types: smooth, wirehaired, and longhaired. Use the appropriate hound glove and brush them daily. Bathe only when necessary. Given their size and regardless which coat type, Doxies are low maintenance dogs.