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A hotdog that the whole family can enjoy!

Country of Origin: Germany

Dog Group: Hound

Origin of Name: The name Dachshund as the breed itself is of German origin and translates to ‘Badger Dog’ literally. Dachs mean Badger and the Hund stands for dog. These were developed to hunt for badgers and rabbits and hence the name.


A bit less

Monthly keeping cost




Tendency to Bark:

Very High

Breed Info

Life Span-13 to 14 years

Availability-Easy to get

About Dachshund :
This is a hotdog that the whole family will enjoy together. We are not talking about a meager hot dog sausage that is wrapped in two buns. We are talking about a Daschund fondly called the hotdog because of its shape. This is a fun dog for the complete family with its comical features. Do not be fooled by the size of this scent hound, they have exceptional amount of courage, which they are not afraid to show in front of strangers.

Our aim here is to help you understand your pet better and if you are a prospective owner then we will help you to anticipate their requirement or the next move. Your Daschund some believe is a very old breed in fact there are some scholars who believe that these four legged creature featured in ancient Egypt as well. There are some engravings that suggest the same.

Though, this modern day short four legged creature is the creation of the German Breeders. The Daschund was bred with breeding the Pinscher, French Basset Hound, Spaniel and the Wire Haired Schnauzer. This would explain the different hair lengths. The breed was developed to hunt for badgers and rabbits, their slim size made them perfect to fit into tight tunnels and burrows. They were designed to catch prey both above as well as below the ground.

Dachshunds have a unique shape. You have to remember one thing that with the different shape arise certain difficulties as well. This may not be the ideal breed if he or she has to come go up and down the stairs a lot of time. As they might get some back problems. So keep this in mind.


Visits to Groomer-Low



Tolerance to heat-Basks in it

Tolerance to cold-Need warmth

Exercise Requirement-Lots

Hair & Coat

Under Coat-No

Colour-Red/Black and Tan

Coat Type-Short

Hair Length-Short

Hair Density-Sparse


Daschunds are generally a healthy breed but you have to remember when getting a puppy home that almost all and every breed has a chance of developing genetic disorders and they can also contract any of the common diseases.

Intervertebral disk

Spinal trauma

Back pain


Skin allergies


Daschunds dog may be small on size but it is a head turner when it comes to having a personality. Their funny antics and different structure make them stars wherever they go. Their small size not only makes them good with children but is perfect for all apartment dwellers.These are intelligent dogs so you will need to keep him or her engaged for long hours. They are perfect for all families but are exceptionally good for old and single people as they are excellent.

Training & Intelligence
Daschund is a very intelligent breed; they can be stubborn though, which at times can be a hindrance to the training process. The excellent nose and small size make them excellent sniffer dogs but the stubbornness to learn plays an hindrance to that aspect.Training them is difficult but not impossible. You just need to be patient and ensure consistent training to achieve results. One of the easiest way to achieve that is through food.

Litter Size-4 to 6 puppies (approximately)

Complication in Breeding-No

Daschunds are generally a healthy breed and even their breeding does not have many complications attached. An average male and female Daschund attains sexual maturity anywhere between six to nine months of age. Though your pet is still very young to breed.

Dog Breeds Database Reference: Dogbreedinfo.com, dogtime.com, dogspot.in, akc.org.
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