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AKC MEET THE BREEDS®: Dachshund
The Dachshund, meaning "badger dog" in German, is a lively breed with a friendly
personality and keen sense of smell. Known for their long and low bodies, they are
eager hunters that excel in both above- and below-ground work. One of the most popular
breeds according to AKC® Registration
A Look Back
Dachshunds were first bred in the early 1600s in Germany. The goal was to create
a fearless, elongated dog that could dig the earth from a badger burrow .
Right Breed for You?
Dachshunds are lovable, playful companions, and an ideal pet for many homes, including
those with children with appropriate supervision. They require moderate exercise,
and can adapt to most living environments. Depending on their coat type, Dachshunds
need very little grooming.
Considering purchasing a Dachshund puppy,
•Hound Group; AKC recognized in 1885.
•Dachshunds can be standard or miniature size. Standards range from 16-32 pounds,
while Miniatures weigh 11 pounds and under.
Did you know that Dachshunds come in more varieties than just about any other AKC
registered breed (See all the colors and patterns below) Which color, pattern, & hair
type is your favorite ?
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Dachshund Club of America - Introduction
So, you want to learn about Dachshunds. Who could blame you? They're such characters,
and so comically cute to look at, both in their unique physical proportions, and
also in their spirited antics. This FAQ attempts to give you the background and characteristics
of this breed, so you can decide if a Dachshund is the right breed for you.
Physical Characteristics and Temperament
Dachshunds are recognized by their long bodies and short legs. They are low to the
ground, which allows them to enter and maneuver through tunnels. Their senses are
all well developed.
Dachshunds like to enter into the spirit of everything you do, They are playful dogs,
but they insist on you following their rules of play, which may or may not coincide
with the rules commonly used by their other canine cousins. For example, although
they often like to chase balls, they don't necessarily see the need to bring them
back to you. This is an example of a Dachshund rule of play, and is probably related
to their curious, but independent nature.
Anyone who meets a Dachshund has no doubt about who's dog it is, they bond very closely
with their master. A Dachshund's master is never alone - they have a long, low shadow
following them everywhere around the house. This is not to suggest that Dachshunds
dislike other humans - quite the contrary, especially if they are well socialized
at an early age. But they definitely know which human is theirs.
It is extremely important to keep a Dachshund from getting fat, not only for the
usual reasons of general good health, but also because of their long backs.