Types of Dachshunds: Smooth, Long, Wired-Haired, Rare (with Photos)

Types of Dachshunds: Smooth, Long, Wired-Haired, Rare (with Photos)

Looking to adopt a dog that is full of personality? One of the best choices is the adorable Dachshund, also affectionately nicknamed the wiener dog or a sausage dog.  These charming dogs are lovable and affectionate, and what can beat their unmistakable appearance? Their long bodies and short, stubby legs make them one of the…

Are Dachshunds Easy to Train? (Dachshund Trainability)
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Are Dachshunds Easy to Train? (Dachshund Trainability)

There’s no denying that Dachshunds are adorable little dogs. They’re notable for their unusual shape – a long back with short legs – which sometimes compels people to compare them to hot dogs or refer to them as “wiener dogs.” They’re often also referred to as “Doxies.” But are Dachshunds easy to train? For any…

Are Dachshunds GOOD Dogs? (Good and Bad Truth)
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Are Dachshunds GOOD Dogs? (Good and Bad Truth)

Dachshunds and their little sausage bodies are immediately recognizable. Often called “weiner dogs,” the pups evince immediate smiles. However, the dogs have a regal lineage. The Germans began breeding Dachshunds in the 18th century to hunt burrowing critters, especially badgers. Dachshunds come in three varieties: smooth, wire, and long-coated. Each of these varieties has two…

Why Do Dachshunds Bark a Lot? (Strategies)
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Why Do Dachshunds Bark a Lot? (Strategies)

Dachshunds are well-known for their deep, incessant barking. If you own a Dachshund, you know this breed barks more than most. This behavior can be frustrating for everyone living with the dog, your neighbors, and even your dog himself. Although Dachshunds do bark a lot, the barking often serves a purpose, and they can be…

How Long Do Dachshunds Live? (Dachshund Lifespan)
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How Long Do Dachshunds Live? (Dachshund Lifespan)

Ahhh….the sausage dog! Beloved by all, their distinctive long bodies and short legs make them hugely popular all around the world.  Contrary to their adorably goofy appearance and waddling walk, Dachshunds are a type of hound that was originally bred in Germany to hunt badgers. The breed’s name comes from the German word “dachs,” meaning…