Intelligence, loyalty, courage, determination - Dachsund's
In fact, they are anything but uninteresting, the hearty charmers on the short legs. The smallest german hunting dog, which at the same time comes with superior family dog qualities, they exist in three different types of fur, in different colors and in three different sizes (FCI).
The education of the short-legged contemporaries is actually the most demanding part of his attitude. Otherwise, dachshund's are really uncomplicated. Well they were breed to bark, and you still notice it today...
Once they find their voice,they have barks that sound like they come from much bigger dogs than they really are...
The current Dachshunds (also known as Teckels) originated in Germany.
In fact, the name Dachshund is German for "badger dog",
indicating why these dogs were originally breed - to hunt badgers.
Dachshunds have also been used to hunt foxes,
and believe it or not, wild boar.
Even Dachshunds who are abundntly pampered with
modern day amenities still maintain this innate hunting instinct.
They are recognized by their long bodies and short legs.
Their senses are all well developed. They are very brave, somewhat stubborn,
and have an independent tendency, espeically when hunting.
Dachshunds like to enter into the spirit of everything you do.
They are playful dogs, but they insist on you followng their rules of play.
They are often one-perso dogs,menaning they vond very closely with their master. This is not to suggest that Dachshunds dislike other humans -
quite the contrary, especially if they are well socialized.
But the definitely know which human is theirs...
Dachshunds can be very good with children, provided they are socialized properly when they are puppies. It is a good idea to let your dachshund meet as many people as possible at an eraly age.
Dachshunds are very intelligent dogs.
They learn fast, but mostly when it suits their purposes.
This is where their stubbornness shows itself most clearly, making some a bit of challenge to train.
Although they absolutely can learn, definitely have their own agenda,
which may or may not coincide with yours.
With the proper motivations (treats) they can be trained.
Housebreaking can be difficult with dachshunds. It's not that they don't always see the necessity of relieving themselves outside (especially in bad weather), and they are willing to accept the consequences.
Patience goes a long way with housebreaking a dachshund.
They require a modest amount of exercise. Two walks a moderate distance a day should be good. They are a long-lived breed that can live up to 16 years or more with proper care. Because they are such social creatures, they do not do well as outdoor dogs - they need to be with their humans.
Even though they were bred to go to ground to hund badgers, dachshunds have evolved to become a very versatile breed.
Besides being wonderful family pets, you can show them in confirmation, do obedience work, enter them in field trials, use them as pet therapy dogs or enjoy showing them at dog shows.
It is extremely important to keep a dachshund from getting fat.
Not only for the usual reasons of general good health, but also because their long back.
In addition, to reduce the chance of disc problems, it is important to male sure a dachshund does not do things that put additional stress on his back, like jumping off furniture or running down stairs.
This is not to suggest that you can completely avoid such things all the time (after all, dogs will be dogs), but you can take steps to minimize how often they occur.
The care of the coat is manageable. The wire-haired dachshund should be trimmed regularly.
In this case, dead cover hair is plucked, which is an important prerequisite for healthy skin.
Curly and shaggy hair may find some lovers cute, but it also brings health risks with it.
If you do not take of the roots of the dead hair remain in the channels, clog and even ignite in the worst case.
Incidentally, dead hair loses its natural protective function against the weather.