The Dachshund, your pet?
The Dachshund. A funny, somewhat elongated dog. Characteristic of this dog is their long back and long ears.
In the past, the Dachshund was bred to hunt badgers and foxes underground. Today this still happens. Dachshunds are used for searches on tipsy or hit game. This is also one reason why many Dachshunds run fast when they are not on a leash. They only come back after a long time.
Behavior & Age
Dachshunds are affectionate and very loyal to the owner. The Dachshund also makes eye contact with you quickly. Due to its smart nature and the eye contact you can quickly develop a close bond with the dachshund. Dachshunds are very vigilant and protect their home and habitat. The Dachshund is actually a large dog in a small package. They are striking, have great stamina and very energetic. The Dachshund can be a real lap dog. He likes attention, likes to cuddle with his owner and is always up for a game. The Dachshund gets along well with other animals. If there is a larger dog in the house, the Dachshund will soon be in charge. The Dachshund can also get along with other animals, provided the Dachshund has grown up with them. A Dachshund can get very old. A well-known fact is that the Dachshund has a weak back. A misunderstanding is that the Dachshund’s back is much longer than any other dog. This seems so because the Dachshund has short legs. The back appears to be much longer in proportion.
You have different types of dachshunds. The long-haired dachshund and the short-haired dachshund and the wire-haired dachshund.
The Shorthaired Dachshund is very sweet and affectionate towards members of the family. They can sometimes be conservative towards strangers.
Coat: The short-haired dachshund has a glossy, thick, short coat. They shed but the coat requires little maintenance.
The long-haired Dachshund was created by breeding short-haired Dachshunds with Spaniels and Irish Setters. The long-haired dachshund has a sweet character. They are also very friendly with strangers and children.
Coat: soft, long and shiny, short on the head and on the front of the legs and a full tail. You should brush the coat regularly.
The wire-haired Dachshund was created by breeding short-haired Dachshunds with different types of Terriers, mainly the Dandie Dinmont terrier.
This species is the most popular among dachshunds. They are also still used for hunting today.
Coat: hard, wiry with a woolly undercoat. They have a beard and prominent eyebrows. They need to be brushed daily and picked twice a year.