Dachshund dog breed

Dachshund breed facts

Dachshund are hunting dogs. They are scent hounds that can be used for both tracking and hunting. often does an excellent job because of its particularly good sense of smell.

This dog breed are characterized by high IQ compared to many other breeds. Mental exercise should therefore be included in the daily activities.

Dachshunds sheds, but less than many other breeds. Although frequent grooming is not strictly necessary, it contributes to the dog's overall well-being and prosperity.

The dachshund dog should be a pleasure to to train , but individual differences in the breed type is expected. Dachshund is a vigilant breed type, and responds well to obedience training . Although there are breeds that are characterized as even more energetic, this is still a breed that requires his daily walks. The breed demands some training, although there are other breeds that require more ventilation of their owners.

Some dogs can be a bit reserved and skeptical unfamiliar people, but there exists considerable variation within the breed. They are usually affectionate with other dogs. The breed is considered child friendly but generalization here can be adversely. However, you should never leave small children alone with dogs. Many dogs are good with children, but differences within the breed is also quite large. Although wolves, dogs' close relative, in contrast to this dog breed , there are still similarities.

Some have argued that this dog breed bark more than other breeds, but this will probably also much depends on the dog. The breed may well stay in the apartment in the city.

Dachshund anatomy: A dachshund is a small breed type, medium-length coat, with elongate body , midsized hanging ears, short rised high tail, long muzzle, and many would probably mention the good looks as well.

Diseases: The diseases for dachshunds is not specific to the breed and can vary between individuals. Reported health issues are Skin problems, diabetes, spinal disc problems, heart disease, hypothyroidism, eye problems, common canine disorders and other diseases and health problems.

Other info about dachshund: The dachshund is originally from Germany. Life span will vary, but anything from 12 to 15 years is within expectations. The breed is popular and easy to find in classified ads and even in animal shops. Dachshunds were initially bred for hunting rabbits, badgers, wild boars, foxes and wounded deer. Other names for the the breed standard dachshund, miniature dachshund, rabbit dachshund.

Grouping: American Kennel Club places the breed in the group «hounds». United Kennel Club files the breed in the category «scenthound». Dachshund is even included in International Federation of Kennel Clubs and their directory as #148 in section «dachsdogs» (4.1) in the group «dachshunds» (registered 2001-03-13). Also recognized by the Canadian Kennel as «hounds».

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