Information on Dachshund Dogs and Puppies
The Dachshund is good with older children, as long as he has been socialized with them. She may not do well with cats and other pets, as she was originally bred to hunt. It likes to be indoors and does not like harsh climates. You need to exercise regularly to avoid gaining weight, as this can be hard on your back. It is a popular dog and it is generally believed that the long haired variety may be better with children. As a reminder, never leave a young child unattended with a puppy or dog.
Approximate adult size
There are actually three sizes of Dachshund, the regular, the miniature, and the toy. The approximate adult size (two years and older) of the normal Dachshund is 14 to 18 inches at the withers (highest point of the shoulder) and about 20 pounds. The Miniature Dachshund stands around 14 inches at the withers and weighs 9 pounds. The Toy Dachshund measures about 12 inches at the withers and weighs 8 pounds.
Special health considerations
Most dog breeds have certain inherited health problems associated with that specific breed and the Dachshund is no exception. Watch for skin problems, genetic eye disease, heart disease, Dachshund paralysis (spinal disc problems), diabetes, and urinary tract problems. Also, as a precautionary measure, their body length prevents them from jumping from heights to protect their backs, just as it allows them to be overweight. This list of diseases is an informational guide only. Other diseases can also be significant threats, contact your veterinarian for a complete list.
You should visit the vet several times during the first year for shots, boosters, and checkups. Then, as an adult, he should visit the vet annually for shots and checkups. As he grows older, from the age of six, he should visit the vet twice a year for checkups and vaccinations. Remember; Avoid giving your dog candy.
The Dachshund has two varieties of coat, smooth and rough. The smooth variety has a short, shiny coat that is not too long. The rough-coated or long-haired variety has shiny, sleek, slightly wavy hair. The long-haired version needs almost daily grooming, but the short-haired version needs weekly grooming. Brushing will help her maintain a clean, healthy coat and help you keep a closer eye on her health and strengthen your emotional bond with her.
Their teeth should be brushed at least twice a week with toothpaste and a toothbrush designed for dogs. Brushing removes plaque and tartar buildup that can cause tooth decay (rarely) and periodontal disease. Dog periodontal disease can lead to pain, tooth loss, bad breath, and other serious illnesses.
Your toenails may need to be checked for growth and cut regularly. Back toenails grow more slowly than front toenails. Generally, a guillotine-style trimmer is best for this task, and competent instructions for accomplishing this can be found online.
The Dachshund can live 12-14 years with proper nutrition, medical care, and excellent living conditions.
The Dachshund comes from Germany. Its history dates back to the 16th century. They were bred from hunting dogs to hunt rabbits and badgers and other small game. They were first registered by the American Kennel Association in 1885. Dachs is German for Badger.
- dachshund breed club
- United Kennel Club UKC
- NKC National Kennel Club
- Continental Kennel Club CKC
- APRI Americas Pet Registry Inc.
- American Kennel Club AKC
- FCI International Cinological Federation
- NZKC New Zealand Kennel Club
- KCGB Kennel Club of Great Britain
- ANKC Australian National Kennel Club
- American Canine Registry ACR
3 to 4 dachshund puppies
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SPECIAL GOOD POINTS
- Good watchdog.
- High intelligence.
- He likes to play.
- Low dog odor.
SPECIAL BAD POINTS
- Poor guard dog.
- It can be a strong barker.
- It can be difficult to train.
- I like to dig.
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Every dog is an individual, so not all of this information may be correct for your dog. This information is a good faith guide only.