Dachshund Dog Breed Information

Dachshund Dog Breed

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The name Dachshund (dachs, badgers; hund, dog) at once reveals and hides the origin of the breed. In old European books on hunting, dogs similar only in possessing the tracking ability of hounds and the proportions and temperament of terriers were called badger-dogs or dachshunds. The badger was a formidable  25-40 pound adversary. Strength and stamina as well as keenness and courage above and below the ground were required of badger dogs. Weights of 30-35 pounds were not uncommon. These Dachshunds in packs also were used against wild boar.

Low to the ground, short-legged, long-bodied, but with compact figure and robust muscular development. A lovable dog, clever, active, and courageous. This fella' makes a great companion and can be quite funny.

Height- 5 to 10 inches. Weight- 8 to 10 pounds.

A minimum amount of space is required for the dachshund, but this dog has a high energy level and should be exercised once a day for at least an hour. Said not to be good with children.

Grooming- twice a week. A minimum of $15.00 a month is the average cost.

Training Information

Dachshund Club of America, Inc.

Secretary, Andra O'Connell, 1793 Berme Road, Kerhonkson, NY 12446 amtekel@ulster.net

Breeder Contact, Jere Mitternight, 2301 Metairie Heights Ave.,Metairie, LA 70001 (504) 835-1025 jerem@juno.com


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