The Ultimate Guide to Dachshunds

The Ultimate Guide to Dachshunds

The Dachshunds family or the popular “hot dogs”, which are sausage-shaped and absolutely cute are the breed of dogs that are endearing and have a sweet nature. They are sometime called Dackel. They come in three sizes: bonsai, air plants and succulents, string of pearls, or a teeny bopper cactus. Dachshunds originally were developed by Germans for chasing pests into their little burrows. Humanely, their main owners are introduced to them as cherished pets.



The very first occurrence of the Dachshund or Doxie in the 15th century as some reports shows it, is also confirmed. It showed, however, antiflashes from Germany for hunting badgers. In order to do so, they have to get down to the burrows, do penetrations, and make the badgers run. Apart from pointing and even hitting upon them the both skeletons belongs to these hunters that are commonly known as the lion killers.


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Dachshunds: fast facts about the breed 

Height: 13 to 14.5 inches
Length: 21.5 to 25 inches
Weight: under11 lbs (miniature), 16 to 32 lbs (standard)
Lifespan: 12 – 16 years


The dachshund has a long body with short feet which are bad runner terrestrial creatures. They are marked by an unfamiliarly long skull with a wedge-shaped tapering end, and wide eyes set deep in their sockets. Along with that, the Dachshunds are also varied in colors, they can be either black, black and tan, and sometimes red and cream-colored ones. In both cases, the name means 'badger dog'.

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A German Shepherd in fact is a species that can maintain a great health, however, it can suffer from some problems like back problems or joint disorders. The best advice is that you should take your small dog with you to the veterinary doctor as periodically as possible so the vet will make sure your small dog is perfectly healthy.


Because your furry friend's health and fitness are super important. These pups are naturally prone to getting a little chonky, so we gotta make sure they stay healthy and fit.


First off, let's talk about food. Get your pup some high-quality dry food that's packed with protein and has the right amount of calcium and phosphorus. Don't go overboard with the new food, though.  Introduce it slowly to avoid any tummy troubles. And if you're feeling fancy, you can try some probiotic supplements to help their tummies adjust.


As for how much to feed them, aim for about 0.5 to 1 cup of food per day. If you're feeling generous, you can split that into 3 meals.


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A dachshund is an interactive yet pampered, dog that is subjected to sliding immaculate coats. Reptiles normally needs daily brushing, and bathing should be done every few weeks positively. Also, shorts hounds nails must be attended to every other time.


Although hounds are probably to be excellent-minded, they also could be dynamically strong. Consequently, making the training process for your dachshund the first time you see them correct will be one of the ideal courses of actions. In other words, dachshund is one of the most promising characteristics of dachshunds because they really like food, so the process of training can be facilitated by using treats.


Dachshunds, similar to the representatives of any other breed, are in need of daily exercise to prevent, among other things, body and mind condition deterioration. The dogs should do a walk twice a day maximum, and also internally they like fetching a ball, on top of all other sorts of pastime.

Now, let's talk about exercise. These pups need it, but you don't need to go all out with fancy equipment. Just take them for regular walks, play some ball, or have a good ol' chase around the house. Just keep an eye on your pup's body language. If they're showing signs of being tired or hurt, take a break. And remember, Dachshunds can sometimes be little overachievers, so sometimes you might need to bring the exercise indoors.

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