The Dachshunds, also known as sausage dogs, is a short legged, long bodied, small hound type dog breed. Originated in Germany. They were bred to hunt badgers, rabbits, and other animals that lives in holes, their low slung body enables them to enter and move freely inside holes and tunnels. The word “dachshund” is of German origin and means “badger dog”. They are active dogs with surprising stamina, friendly, cute, and cuddly. Dachshunds are one of the most popular dog breeds in the world! They were listed top 4 in 2001 by the KCA. And they are becoming more popular day after day.
The Dachshunds come in 3 varieties: short haired, wire haired and long haired Dachshunds, with different colors, sizes, and personalities, but they have some few things in common:
Their legs are short and stubby.
Long, and a little muscular body.
Dachshunds are divided into 3 categories:
- The Toy Dachshunds, the smallest type, 8 to 11 pounds.
- The Miniature Dachshunds, about 12 pounds.
- The Standard Dachshunds, 16 to 32 pounds.
So, are Dachshunds good dogs?
Yes, the dachshunds are good dogs, friendly and sociable, they like to be near their owners and families, they like to cuddle, and be caressed. But they don’t like to be alone, if kept alone, they will bark and growl to express their unhappiness.
The Dachshunds are very protective and loyal to their owners, they feel when you are in danger! And sometimes they can be very aggressive and fearless toward strangers and other dogs, even if they look smaller next to them.
The Dachshunds are very smart, brave dogs, and as we know they are hunters, what makes them very self confident, stubborn and a little harder to train than other breeds. That’s why It’s better to start training your dog when he still little puppy! And if he responds to something correctly, reward him with a treat. With time and a little effort, they will absolutely learn the rules of the house!
Are Dachshunds friendly to kids?
No not really, the Dachshunds can be a bad option for kids, but if you do have kids and you’re really into the Dachshunds, have the puppy grow up with kids and provide it with some good experiences with them, to reduce the risks.