Dachshund breeds come in three varieties: the smooth (short-haired), the wire-haired and the long-haired. They come in three sizes; the standard, the miniature and the tweenie.
In the United States, the standard dachshunds usually weigh from 16 to 32 pounds as an adult, while 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 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 are currently ranked number 11 among most popular dog breeds in the US.
Breeds of Dachshunds Facts & Information
1. Dachshunds are cute and will leave you laughing with the way they run with their long hot dog bodies and floppy ears.
The dachshund breeds 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 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.
2. The dachshund’s short legs and long body 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.
3. Dachshunds are also known to be one of the more stubborn breeds of dogs, and are somewhat difficult to train.
4. Dachshund breeds are very loyal and like to stay close to you and make a good lap dog. They have deep soulful eyes and have a variety of expressions.
5. Dachshunds love to sniff and dig as they were bred to hunt underground prey. So you do not want to leave them unattended in your back yard otherwise you might get a lot of holes.
6. 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
7. The most popular dachshund breed is the smooth-haired dachshund. Many people like this breed as their short coat needs little grooming.
8. The dachshund breeds come in a number of different colors. Red, cream, chocolate, tan, black and tan, black and cream, blue and tan, and Isabella (fawn).
The most popular colors in the U.S. are a mixture of black, gray, and brown, tan, gray, and shades of red.
9. Dachshunds have different coat patterns. Dapple, brindle, sable, and piebald.
10. The long-haired dachshunds have the same colors and patterns like the smooth haired. They just have long wavy hair, which needs regular brushing.
11. Some dachshund owners think the long-haired dachshunds are more docile then the smooth or wire-haired.
12. 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.
13. Dachshund breeds live longer than most other breeds. They typically live from 12 – 16 years and sometimes can live to be 17-20 years. In fact the longest living dachshund was 25 years of age.
14. The dachshund breed was named as a mascot in the 1972 Summer Olympics in Germany.
15. 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.
16. Dachshund breeds 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.
17. 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 temperamental around young children.
Because of this, parents should train them to behave with a lot of patience, consistency, and consistency.
18. 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.
19. Make sure when purchasing a dachshund that you go with a reputable breeder who will screen his breeds for any health issues.
20. The dachshund breeds of dogs are known to love eating so they can become overweight, which can put strain on their backs.
21. 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.
15 Different Color Combinations of Dachshunds Breeds of Dogs
1. Black & cream
2. Black & tan
3. Blue & tan
4. Blue and cream
6. Chocolate and tan
7. Chocolate and cream
10. Fawn and tan
13. Fawn and cream
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