Country of origin Germany
Life expectancy 12-15 years
Height Males: 15-35 cm, Females: 15-35 cm
Weight Males: 4-12 kg, Females: 4-12 kg
Hair length There are both long-haired and short-haired dogs
Hair color black, brown, chocolate brown, marbled
Group gundogs, apartment dogs
Litter size From 3 to 5 puppies
Experience required Experience required
Dachshund Personality Temperament
Level of aggression Moderate (3/5)
Energy Medium (3/5)
Trainability Medium (3/5)
Shedding Low (2/5)
Maintenance Low (2/5)
Friendliness Average (3/5)
Health Average (3/5)
Maintenance cost Medium (3/5)
Tolerance to separation For moderate periods of time (3/5)
Intelligence High (4/5)
Level of noise Average (3/5)
Guarding skills Bad at guarding (2/5)
Price 300 - 800 $
Dachshunds are among the top 20 most popular breeds in the world.
The Dachshunds is without exaggeration the most charming and attractive among a huge number of breeds. The charm of these dogs allowed them to ignore the vagaries of capricious and fickle fashion, remaining for more than two centuries in the top lists of popular canines. Among the faithful admirers of the breed, you can find both avid hunters and people who sincerely perceive Dachshunds as an indoor dogs only. The main thing is that they all consider their pets to be the standard of canine intelligence, courage, loyalty, love, and beauty. Many people are surprised by the fact that the Dachshund is one of the most aggressive breeds. This was confirmed by a 2008 study by Applied Animal Behavior Science magazine.
Handle your dog with care. They have a fragile skeletal structure and a fall can cause spinal injuries.
Dachshunds love digging holes, so it’s something you should remember if you own a private house and/or a garden. Fence off a small area where your fog can do whatever he wants. If they have no place to dig, they’ll try to do that at home.
Dachshunds shouldn’t be allowed to jump on the couch or jump down. It’s important to make a sort of ramp for the dog to walk on easily. Also, they shouldn’t be allowed to run up or down the stairs. If there is no elevator in the house, carry your dog in your arms.
The choice of training method depends on the dog’s temperament. Good results will be obtained if your dog is rewarded with treats for every single accomplishment.