The Dachshund: A Guide to the Breed and Its Needs

The dachshund is a small, active German dog with a varied coat, short legs, floppy ears, and a wide chest. It's called a doxie, wiener dog, hotdog, or sausage dog.

How the Dachshund differs from other dogs

Small and standard dachshunds are alike. Dachshunds make great companions, lapdogs, and family dogs. Despite its small, dachshunds are protective and alert, making them good watchdogs.

Dachshunds are tenacious, which is helpful for hunting but annoying at home. Dachshunds have a high hunt drive and may not be good with tiny pets.

Care for a Dachshund: A Guide

They get along with other dachshunds but want to be top dog in a multi-pet family. Digging might damage your plants and yard. Provide your pet with different activities.

The amount of food your dog needs depends on characteristics such as its size, activity level, age, and age. Feed your dog high-quality food and keep an eye on his or her size and appetite.

Nutrition and Diet

Consult your veterinarian about the best feeding routine, food, and quantity for your overweight dog. By doing this, you're extending your dog's life.

The headstrong dachshund is protective and defensive. Dachshunds bark. Training can convert problems into strengths. They're stubborn. Consider crate-training.


Dachshunds are chubby. Doggy activity prevents weight growth. Adding fetch to daily fifteen - minute walks is advised. Overeating is also dangerous, so eat healthily.

Dachshund grooming depends on coat. Longhaired dogs need daily brushing. Dachshunds shed more. Manicure helps paws. Examine flap-down ears for infection or mites. Do it twice a week.


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