Dogs Breed – Dachshund

Dachshund

Body Size

There are two different types of Dachshund dogs the Standard and the Miniature.

These dogs are small only standing at 8-10inches and weighing 6.5-11.5 KGs. The Standard one is bigger and weighs more than the Miniature.

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Life Span

These dogs can live up to 14-16 years.

Features

The standard ones has a long compact body and is very strong but with short legs, and an alert head and eyes. Their head shape is tapered and they have a finely formed muzzle and black nose with open nostrils. The almond-shaped eyes are expressive and the ears are set near the top of the head and flop down the dog’s face. The long body is well muscled, with a deep, broad, strong front and the tail are normally left hanging at the end of the dog’s body and sometimes touch the floor.

Coat

The standard one has three coat varieties, the Shorthair is known as ‘Smooth’, long hair and wire hair. The original breed was the smooth coated. The longhair and wirehair coats came later with selective breeding.

Temperament

Dachshund dogs are playful, but yet can stubborn, and are prone to chasing small animals and sometimes, larger ones. They can be difficult to train and can also show aggression towards strangers and other dogs occasionally. Research has also shown that they are amongst the most aggressive of dogs towards their owners. They can be amazingly loyal and protective of their families and will display a loud bark, for their size, when feeling under threat. They can be difficult to house train due to having a average working and obedience intelligence and are notorious.  They do not like being alone generally and sometimes when left alone, they can suffer severe separation anxiety.

These dogs can show a variety of negative behaviors like chewing objects in the house to relieve stress. They are burrowers by nature and are likely to burrow in blankets and other items around the house, when bored or tired.

 

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