March 18

Unique Features About Dachshund Breeds



Dachshund breeds of dogs come in three varieties: the smooth (short-haired), the wire-haired and the long-haired. And they come in three sizes; the standard, the miniature, and the tweenie.

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In the United States, the standard dachshunds usually weigh from 16 to 32 pounds as an adult, while the miniature dachshunds weigh 11 pounds or under as an adult.

The tweenie size dachshund weighs between 11-16 pounds.

However, in Germany and some other countries, they base the standard vs miniature based on chest size at the adult age of fifteen months. Germany is the origin of the dachshund, as they use the standard, miniature, and the Kaninchenteckel as the three dachshund breeds of dogs.

The dachshund breeds of dogs is currently ranked number 11 on most popular dog breeds in the U.S.

Dachshunds are cute and we leave you laughing with the way they run with their long hot dog bodies and floppy ears. The dachshund breeds of dogs have inspired funny nicknames such as: wiener dog, hot dog, sausage dog, Doxie, and Dashie.  In Germany they have names like Teckels, Dachels, and Dachsels. 

The dachshund breeds of dogs has a coined phrase created by a legendary literary journalist H. L. Mencken. He says, "half a dog high and a dog and a half long," but this small, drop-eared dog is tough enough to take on a badger.

The dachshunds short legs allow them to dig and burrow to go after badgers, which is originally what they were bred for. They are fearless and will take on anything in a fight. Dachshunds are also known to be one of the more stubborn breeds of dogs, and are somewhat difficult to train.

The dachshund breeds of dogs is very loyal and likes to stay close to you and is a great lap dog.

Dachshunds have deep soulful eyes and have a variety of expressions. They have a deep bark for their small size because of their barrel like chest. And this can be annoying if you are wanting a dachshund, as they like to bark at anyone or anything they see.

Dachshunds often bond closely with a single person. They may even become jealous of their owner's attention and can, if not properly trained and socialized, become snappy.

The Dachshunds are independent, stubborn, and playful.  This is a dog that may be a problem for young children to try and train them.   They can be tempermental around young children.  Because of this, parents should train them to behave with a lot of patience, consistency, and consistency.

Because of their short attention span, Dachshunds should be socialized early in life to reduce the tendency for biting.  Children who are exposed to the dog when they are young will help to avoid biting problems later on.

The most popular dachshund breeds of dogs is the smooth-haired dachshund.  Many people like this breed as their short coat needs little grooming. 

The dachshund breeds of dogs come in a number of different colors.  Red, cream, chocolate, tan, black and tan, black and cream, blue and tan, and Isabella (fawn). Dachshunds have different coat patterns. Dapple, brindle, sable, and piebald.

The long-haired dachshunds have the same colors and patterns like the smooth haired.  They just have long wavy hair, which needs regular brushing. Some dachshund owners think the long-haired dachshunds are more docile then the smooth or wire-haired.

The wire-haired Dachshunds have thick rough and wiry coats. They need to be brushed regularly like the long-haired to prevent matting. Their coat colors are just like the smooth Dachshund.  The most popular colors in the U.S. are a mixture of black, gray, and brown, tan, gray, and shades of red. 

The dachshund breeds of dogs was named as a mascot in the 1972 Summer Olympics in Germany. 

If you live in a condo or apartment, the dachshund breed of dogs is a good choice because they don’t need a backyard.  They can get a lot of exercise with indoor activity as they love to play.  Just remember not to allow them to jump up and down off beds or sofas.  And don’t let them go up and down stairs because of their back issues. 

The dachshund breeds of dogs are a loving and ideal family dog.
Make sure when purchasing a dachshund that you go with a reputable breeder who will screen his breeds for any health issues. 

Also the dachshund breeds of dogs are known to love eating so they can become overweight, which can put strain on their backs. So make sure you feed them the proper dog food and monitor their intake.  Also, when giving them treats be careful to not overdo that as dog treats can add up to a lot of extra calories.

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Dachshund Through The Snow

Lawyer Andy Carpenter and his wife, Laurie, have started a new Christmas tradition. Their local pet store has a Christmas tree, where instead of ornaments there are wishes from those in need. One poignant wish leads Andy to a child named Danny, whose selfless plea strikes a chord. Danny asked Santa for a coat for his mother, a sweater for his dachshund, Murphy, and for the safe return of his missing father.

It turns out Danny’s father doesn't want to be found, he’s on the run after just being arrested for a murder that took place fourteen years ago – a murder that Danny’s mother swears he didn’t commit.

With his trademark humor and larger-than-life characters – including a police officer and his K-9 partner, Simon – Rosenfelt never fails to deliver as Andy and his eccentric crew dash to reunite a family in time for Christmas.

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The Complete Guide to Miniature Dachshunds: A step-by-step guide to successfully raising your new Miniature Dachshund

The Complete Guide to Miniature Dachshunds covers everything you need to know about raising a Miniature Dachshund. From choosing a new puppy to senior dog care, this book touches on it all. Whether you’re planning on bringing home a new Miniature Dachshund or you’re looking for some tips to help you care for your dog, this book can help you figure out what you need to do.

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About the Author

I have owned dachshunds for the past 27 years and have been part of my family and my life. I had my first dachshund develop a back issue, but by giving him natural joint supplements he was able to be pain free the rest of his life. He lived to be 17 years old. My goal is to show others what information I learned throughout the years for providing the best healthy dog food, supplements, and treats. ​ I continue to learn from other dog breeders, vets, and scientific research to help your dachshunds live a long and healthy life.


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