Getting To Know the

By Josie February 24th, 2023


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Let's get familiar:

The lovely Dachshund go by many names: Wiener Dog, Sausage Dog, Doxie, and many more. 

But how much do you know about them?

Fast Facts About the Dachshund

Origin: Germany Breed Group: Hound Height: 5–6 inches Weight: miniature: 11 pounds; standard: 16–32 pounds Life Span: 12–16 years

History of the Dachshund

These days, they are highly valued as companions, show dogs, and small-game hunting dogs.

The Dachshund is a scent-hound dog originally developed to track and kill badgers, rabbits, and foxes.


Dachshunds come in many colors, including solid black, fawn, chocolate, red, blue, and cream.


Smooth, long, short, or wiry hair textures are all conceivable in the Dachshund breed.

Due to their terrier ancestry, wire-haired Dachshunds tend to be noisier and more excitable than their long-haired cousins.


The Dachshund is a famous and widely known dog due to his distinctive long, low profile, alert appearance, and outgoing, lively nature.


Apartment living is ideal for Dachshunds.

They are too small to require a backyard, but they do like to take walks in the fresh air.

Aggressiveness toward strangers and other dogs is common among tiny breeds, and a particularly loud bark.


Ensure continuous training and regular socializing from an early age.


Dachshunds are lovable and popular pets because of their friendly demeanor, but they also have a reputation for being headstrong and prone to mischief.


Diets high in calcium and omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids benefit these canines.

Obesity is unhealthy in any dog, but for dachshunds it is especially detrimental due to their disproportionally lengthy backs.

Numerous Varieties

The Dachshund comes in 15 distinct colors, 6 various marking styles, 3 different coat textures, and 2 different sizes.

This makes it one of the most diverse dog breeds in the world.


The typical lifespan is 10–12 years.

However, Dachshunds with good genetic disposition can live to be 16 or older with proper care and regular exercise.


With regular and appropriate grooming, wire-haired Dachshunds shed very little.

Even if the coat is short, the smooth-haired Dachshund still sheds a fair amount.

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