Dachshunds has origins in Germany and is a scent hound dog breed used to hunt badgers, rabbits, foxes and other tunneling animals. It has chasing and hunting instincts and is known for its potential for digging holes. It comes in various sizes, coats and colors. Its coat can be smooth and shorthaired, wirehaired and longhaired and its personality features are different according to the type to which it belongs.
It has a long and muscular body with short legs and elongated head and a bold and smart look that make it a comical appearance.
Its short legs enable it to dig and the large chest enhance its resistance to fight with the chased animals. It is a brave, intelligent and independent dog that often bond with a single person of the family and can become jealous and snappy if not properly trained.
It is clever, lively, courageous, perseverant, playful, curious, charming, brave and willing to approach people.
Dachshund is difficult to housebreak and can become stubborn. Despite its intelligence and playful spirit, it can be mischievous and needs a patient, firm and consistent trainer. Early socialization is mandatory to become a well-rounded dog. It can learn quickly if it is motivated and needs positive reinforcement such as rewards and praise. Short and fun training sessions will be perfect to get the desired results. It can be an excellent watchdog, but it tends to noisy sometimes.
Due to its small size and ease of care, Dachshund can adapt easily to apartment living as it is active indoor. It requires low-maintenance and it does not shed excessively.
Longhaired Dachshund needs daily combing and brushings, wirehaired one needs professional trimming twice a year, while short-haired one requires regular rubdown. Beyond regular brushing, Dachshund needs a careful cleaning of its droopy ears as well as an appropriate nail care and dental hygiene. Trim its nails once or twice a month and brush its teeth two or three times a week to remove tartar build-up.
Feed it with high quality food to meet its nutritional needs and measure the food to avoid overweight.
Due to its physical features, the Dachshund is prone to spinal disc problems including paralysis. It may suffer from urinary tract problems, heart disease and diabetes as well as cell tumors.
Would you like to have a sweet Dachshund as a companion? You are in the right place, so you can choose the right one for you. We sell Dachshund in Ohio (Columbus, Youngstown, Canton, Cleveland, Dayton, Cincinnati, Toledo, Akron) and also in the nearby states such as: West Virginia (Wheeling, Charleston, Morgantown), Indiana (Indianapolis, Evansville, Bloomington), Kentucky (Florence, Frankfort, Lexington, Louisville), Michigan (Ann Arbor, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Lansing), Illinois (Peoria, Springfield, Chicago), Pennsylvania (Lancaster, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia).