Dog Breed Profiles

Dachshund - Standard

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Dog Breed Group
Hound Dogs 
Origin of Breed
Germany for hunting badgers 
Life Expectancy
up to 16 years 
Color
Black and tan or solid red. Also, white and tan, dappled (swirling mixture of brown, gray, white, and black.) Eyes are brown; ey 
Coat
Longhaired: Silky, with longer hair on the chest, stomach, legs, and tail. Smooth: Hard and short. 
Exercise Needs
Three walks totaling 45 minutes per day. 
Temperament
Moderate to high energy level. Clever, lively, courageous, bold. Independent and stubborn. Quite barky. Makes an excellent watch 
Good with Children
Good with other pets and older, considerate children. 
Grooming Needs
Longhaired: Needs to be brushed or combed twice a week. Smooth: Just an occasional brushing is needed. 
Average Size - Male (in)
7 - 10 
Average Size - Female (in)
7 - 10 
Average Weight - Male (lbs)
16 - 32 
Average Weight - Female (lbs)
16 - 32 
Health Issues
This is a popular breed that has been subject to extensive inbreeding. Poorly bred dachshunds are sickly and snappish. Health prv
Living Conditions
Adjusts well to any living conditions. 

Breed Description

There are actually 2 major type of Daschund's; the Standard and the Miniature that can be divided into a total of 6 types based on coat; the Standard Longhaired, the Miniature Longhaired, the Standard Wire-haired, the Miniature Wire-haired, and the Standard Smooth, and the Miniature Smooth.

Breed Infobits

Dachshunds are very sociable and get along very well with most other dogs.
The long-haired variety of Dachshund differs from the short-haired variety only by its softer and longer coat.
Most probably the long-haired Dachshund was developed by crossing the short-haired Dachshund with some sort of Spaniel.

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