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Dachshund Dogs are a special breed of dog. So what makes the Dachshund so special? Well we have owned several as family pets over the years, so we feel they have a creative personality that other dogs may not. Dachshunds are a very loyal and affectionate dog and make a great pet for someone that has time and energy to spare. They are a very active dog and has big bursts of energy. Remember when taking them on walks that their legs are alot smaller than ours so 10 mile hikes are out of the question. Use a harness on your Dachsund because collars pull on their necks and backs.This Dachshund Information will help you in vet bills in the long run.

The name Dauchshund has a German decent / origin and means "Badger Dog"."(This is some great Dachshund knowlege!) Their body type was developed to be long and low to the ground so they could fit into badger dens. This is how the miniture Dachshund came to be. Hunters wanted smaller dogs in order to fit into the dens better and quicker. There is a lot of history behind Dachshunds.

Dachshund Dog Hunt


The Dauchshund is a member of the hound group according to the American Kennel Club. As any good hunting dog the Dachshund has a great sense of smell. They make a great scent tracking hunter and was bred to track and dig out his prey, corner it, and bark to aleart the hunter who is waiting above ground.

They come in several varieties of color, hair types and sizes. The most common colors you will see on a Dachshund is red and Black & Tan. Now there are other variety of Dachshund colors as well. There are three hair types the short-haired Dachshund, long-hair Dachshund and the wirehair Dachshund Even though they all look and feel different they all have the same lovable spunk. The Standard Dachshund is from 16-32lbs and the mini is anything under 11lbs.

Children and Dachshunds make great compnions. Because of the size and energy this little guy has children do well keeping up with them.(This is the way you tire both of them out!)Do be carefull though kids a lot of time want to pick up and carry around little dogs. The Dachshund has a predisposition of back injuries. Please teach your child and family the propper way in picking up and holding your bundle of joy. They will be much happier and so will you.(See how to pick up you Dachshund under Dachsund Health)

Here is some additional Dachshund information, if you are looking for a protector for the family this is your dog. Don't be fooled in his size he is very protective of his family and home. Matter of fact he is protective of the whole block you live on. He feels that anything in site is his teritory. Never let your Dachshund off of its leash for a few simple reasons. One, he has a very kein sense of smell and will follow it in a heart beat. You can call his name all you want but he has a one track mind and that is to find that smell. Two, he loves people. He wants to say HELLO to everyone. He is checking them out making sure they are safe and ok to be around. Even if you feel that you Dachshund is well trained to stay by you when out side, Keep him on a leash. All it takes is one time of him to run into the street and get hit by a car. They have no fear of cars at all and cars can not see him since he is so low to the ground.

Dachshunds are a very social animal. They love their family and want to be around them at all times. Keep this in mind when deciding wether to make your Dachshund an in or out side dog. Most of them that are kept outside develop bad behaviors like digging and barking. If a house dog is not want you want then the Dachshund is probably not the right breed to have. Remember they are a small dog that wants to be under your feet at all times. he does not want to miss out on anything including meal time. He loves to sit in your lap and cuddle under covers. Dachshund dogs like to swim!

Now its time for some outstanding Dachshund Information!

-H. L. Mencken said that "A dachshund is a half-dog high and a dog-and-a-half long."

-Dachshunds are considered the national dog of Germany.

-Dachsunds are quite common in the U.S.

-Dachshunds are the smallest breed of dog used for hunting.

-Dogs naturally have a wonderful sense of smell. They have many more sensory 'smelling' cells
than a man's 5,000,000. A Dachshund has 125,000,000.

Dachshund puppy black and brown

Additional Dachshund information; Famous people that have owned Dachshunds! -Tracy Chapman, singer, songwriter

-Claire Chennault, US air force general in WW2

-Joan Crawford, actress

-James Dean, actor in Rebel without cause

-Maurice Couve De Murville, French prime minster

-David Hasselhoff, actor in TV series Baywatcy

-Fred Hayman, perfume deisgner, Giorgio

-Winona Judd, country singer

-Pablo Picasso, artist

-Dorothy Parker, humorist, short story writer, wit, critic

-William Powell, actor

-Priscilla Presley, actress in the Naked Gun

-Vincent Price, actor in many horror films

-Erwin Rommel, German general in WW2, famous for his tank battles

-Adlai Stevenson, governor of Illinois, candidate for US presidency

-Victoria, queen of England

-Maria von Trapp, whose story inspired Sound of Music

-EB White, author of Charlotte's Web

-PG Wodehouse, author

-Kurt Koffka, gestalt psychologist.

-Fay Wray {actress, King Kong, Murder in Greenwich Village)

-John Wayne, actor

-Clark Gable & Carol Lombard, actors

-Wayne Gretzky {Professional Hockey Player)

I hope this Dachshund information has been helpfull, fun and informative.

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