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Basic characteristics

Country/Region of Origin:                                                     Germany
 
Trainability:                                                                                 Low
 
Size:                                                                                          Small
 
weight:                                                                                       3-9Kg
 
Energy level:                                                                               High
 
Exercise needed:                                                              10min/daily
 
Color:                                                                                  Black/Red
 
Protection:                                                                              Medium
 
Shedding:                                                                                    Low
 
Area needed:                                                                             Small

 

 

Additional information (Wiki): The typical dachshund is long-bodied and muscular. They are also known for their short and stubby legs. Their paws are unusually large and paddle-shaped, for efficient digging. Their skin is loose so that it will not tear as the dog tunnels down into tight burrows. The dachshund has a deep chest to allow enough lung capacity to keep going when hunting. Their noses are long to increase the area that absorbs odors.

They have a loud bark, making dachshunds good watchdogs. Dachshunds are known for their devotion and loyalty to their owners, though they can be standoffish towards strangers. If left alone, many dachshunds will whine until they have companionship. Like many dogs if left alone too frequently, some dachshunds are prone to separation anxiety and may chew objects in the house to relieve stress. They rank 49th in Stanley Coren's Intelligence of Dogs, being of average working and obedience intelligence. The dachshund will, in some cases, show above-average intelligence, being able to break out of improperly made cages or figuring out how to get their favorite blanket out of a basket.

According to the American Kennel Club’s breed standards, "the dachshund is clever, lively and courageous to the point of rashness, persevering in above and below ground work, with all the senses well-developed. Any display of shyness is a serious fault." Their temperament and body language give the impression that they do not know or care about their relatively small size. Like many small hunting dogs, they will challenge a larger dog. Indulged dachshunds may become snappy.

The dachshund's temperament may vary greatly from dog to dog. Long-haired dachshunds have a calmer, intelligent character inherited from the spaniel. Wire-haired dachshunds have much of the terrier's spunky personality.

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