The dachshund is a faithful companion and good with children, but dachshunds are susceptible to disk problems due to their long back. As a result, this dog is not suitable for someone who has a lot of measures in their house.
Male: 9-32 lbs.
Females weigh 9-32 lbs.
Broad back, dolichocephalic (long face), short bent legs, and floppy ears are some of the characteristics (naturally)
The smooth-coated, wire-coated, and long-coated dachshunds are all available in two sizes: regular and miniature.
Miniatures compete in a class category for “11 pounds and under at 12 months of age and older,” rather than a separate AKC classification. The average weight of a normal size is between 16 and 32 pounds. The dachshund may not have a standard height, but they are normally under nine inches tall.
The unflattering nicknames “sausage hound” and “hot dog” are given to all three styles because of their long backs and short muscular legs. They also have a long muzzle, drooping ears, and a tail that runs parallel to the back.
The coat of a dachshund may be red, black, chocolate, white, or gray in color. Some are spotted, dappled, or have tan markings. Dachshunds have a lifespan of 12 to 15 years.
Despite their size, dachshunds are renowned for their bravery and willingness to take on animals far larger than themselves. Some dogs are hostile to outsiders and other dogs.
Dachshunds make excellent watchdogs and faithful friends in the home. If well cared for, they are excellent with infants. They can be a little challenging to train.
Some dachshund owners claim that the breed’s various varieties have distinct personalities. The long-coat dachshund, for example, is said to be calmer than the smooth-coat type, whereas the wire-coat dachshund is said to be more outgoing and clown-like.
Since Dachshunds were raised to hunt, it’s no surprise that many of them enjoy digging. Some dachshunds are also barkers, and according to one poll, dachshunds are among the most aggressive dogs.
Since Dachshunds have a long back, they are susceptible to disk issues, so they are not a good option for someone who has a lot of steps in their house. To protect the dachshund’s back even further, the dog should not be able to jump on and off of furniture, and his weight should be regulated.
Aside from an occasional rubdown or brushing, the smooth-coat dachshund takes very little coat maintenance. Regular brushing and combing is recommended for long-coat dachshunds, while stripping is required at least twice a year for wire-coat dachshunds. The breed is regarded as a medium shedder.