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Dachshunds have a hunting reputation which may be hard to believe because of their miniature size. This breed was in the business of hunting tunneling animals like foxes and rabbits however, its increased versatility has made them great show dogs, family pets and even companions. These small prey hunters have definitely had their fair share of playing predator and prey, hence moving onto some other characteristics of the dog breed. Discover more about our Dachshund puppies for sale below!
This dog breed originated from Germany and back then they were referred to as the badger dog. In essence, the ‘Dachs’ in Dachshund stands for badger while the ‘hund’ means dog. This dog breed can be traced to the 15th century and they came in different sizes.
However, in the 18th and 19th centuries ‘Teckel’ as called in Germany was refined and elongated. The purpose of this was to create a dog that could fit into the burrows of a badger and lure him out or kill him.
A lot of years went into this development and in the 1800s people started keeping Dachshunds as pets rather than hunting dogs.
This dog breed is clever no doubt. It has a fearless trait as part of its hunting heritage, it is courageous, driven and can display traits of stubbornness. Dachshunds of this generation can be as cute and cuddly with their owners as they’re allowed to be.
This dog breed is very entertaining especially when it chases its tail. However, with the diversity in the color of the coat, the personality of the dachshund differs. The wirehead breed has the terrier in its lineage which could be the source of its mischief.
The longhairs are calmer than the Smooths which have a mix in personality. Dachshunds are naturally bold and fearless hence when getting a puppy, neglect any that displays timidity.
This petite dog can thrive in an apartment setting. However, they have a low tolerance for cold weather as their fur is thin, but they can handle the heat. Any loving environment where the dachshund will have a good amount of exercise or walks is fine with this breed.
They’re very sensitive breeds and love pleasing its owners. This dog breed is known to develop better in an environment with kids around as they’re very kid-friendly.
This dog breed has an average need for exercise. They can be very playful especially around kids and their exercise needs are fair. Any exercise the dachshund partakes in needs to be of average intensity to avoid fatigue.
They are natural hunters, hence they have a great potential for wanderlust and they will follow trails till they probably get missing. In essence, in terms of exercise, walks in the park, playing fetch or testing his perseverance could be great for the dog.
When dachshunds get bored or are left unattended for hours at a stretch, they can eat and destroy anything within their reach.
Maintaining this dog breed costs little to nothing. Yes, they do shed but no, not often and not in abundance. Their fur is short and shiny hence it requires regular brushing to keep their appearance. Bathing dachshunds should be done ceremoniously or when they reek of something.
This breed doesn’t have the accompanying doggie smell and their oral hygiene is important as brushing should be done thrice weekly. When winter approaches, your dachshund will need a sweater when outdoors as they don’t do so well when exposed to cold.
One important factor to note is that Dachshunds are also groomed based on their type.
Our Dachshund puppies for sale come from either USDA licensed commercial breeders or hobby breeders with no more than 5 breeding mothers. USDA licensed commercial breeders account for less than 20% of all breeders in the country.
The unregulated breeders who are selling outside of the USDA regulations and without a license are what we consider to be “Puppy Mills.” We are committed to offering Dachshund puppies who will grow up to become important members of your family. We only purchase puppies from the very best sources, and we stand behind every puppy we sell.
Contact us today to learn more about the availability of our Dachshund puppies for sale. We look forward to helping you find your next family member. Our pet counselors can answer any questions you have about our Dachshund puppies.
Frequently Asked Questions About Dachshunds
What colors do Dachshunds come in?
There are 176 recognized colors in Dachshunds. Depending on their type they could be red, cream, black, chocolate, gray, fawn, tan, dapple or Pibald.
What’s the average life expectancy of a Dachshund?
A dachshund lives for about 12-16 human years.
What dog breed group do Dachshunds belong to?
Dachshunds are hounds
How much do Dachshunds weigh?
Miniature Dachshunds are less than 11 pounds, Standards are 16-32 pounds, "Tweenies" are 12-15 pounds.
Are Dachshunds easy to train?
Dachshunds are very intelligent but are also independent and often stubborn, so they can be a challenge to train. They love to give and receive affection and do best with positive, reward-based training. They are sensitive and will not react well to harsh commands or punishment. Patience and consistence are key. Dachshunds have an excellent sense of smell as well as a strong prey drive. Because they were bred to stay focused and follow a trail without distraction, if they are busy with something more interesting they may not always pay attention to you.
Do Dachshunds bark a lot?
The Dachshund is protective of his environment and may bark when he senses a potential threat or out of the ordinary event.
Any health conditions common in the Dachshunds Breed?
Generally a healthy breed, the Dachshund can be expected to live 12 to 16 years with proper care, so long as he's kept on a good diet and has enough exercise to maintain good muscle tone. To prevent disc damage to the Dachshund's long back, be vigilant about keeping him from becoming overweight, and always monitor his activities to avoid back injury. Like most dogs with drop ears, Dachshunds can get ear infections if their ears aren't kept clean.
What’s Dachshunds best feature?
Their long torso region. They look really funny when wearing a sweater.
Are Dachshunds friendly to strangers?
Dachshunds that have been well socialized from a young age are generally fine with strangers. Dachshunds that spend most of their time exclusively with their family are going to be much more wary around new people and you should take those interactions slowly.