Dachshund is among the most popular dog breeds in the world, which is also known as wiener dog. It is a hound breed group with a lifespan of 12-15 years.
They have a very unique body shape and they are well known for their playfulness and oftentimes their ferocious nature. As they have very short coats, they do not shed very often. The level of exercise that a Dachshund needs will depend up on its size.
Dachshunds are of several types such as, long-haired, wire-haired, which has personality similar to terriers’ or standard, which has calm demeanor. Among all the types, piebald dachshund is the smallest one and it comes in 2 different sizes such as miniature and standard. Miniature types are about 6 inches tall and weigh 9-10 pounds, whereas standard types are 8-9 inches tall and weigh about 22-25 pounds.
Some interesting features of Dachshunds
- Weight management is critical for all types of Dachshunds as they have unusual hotdog shape.
- These dogs have long backs and very short legs. So, it is difficult for these dogs to jump and climb. Whenever they perform these activities, they will add extra stress on the spine. Also, you need to keep Dachshunds at healthy weight as extra weight can put even more stress on the spine.
- Unlike other dogs, Dachshunds are very playful, never boring and absolutely love being around the family, especially children.
Great companion for kids
These are the most prevalent small canine breeds because of their fearless outlook and fun personality. Generally they are also happy dogs that make them appropriate for even young children.
These dog breeds are perfect for less active families, who want a pet with low maintenance but still have some personality.