ABOUT THE BREED

Names: Dachshund, doxie or wiener dog

Sizes: ​

  • Mini- Less than 11 pounds

  • Tweenie- 11- 15 pounds

  • Standard- 16 pounds +

 

Coat: Smooth, long hair or wirehaired

Origin: Germany (Bred to hunt badgers)

Life Expectancy: 12-16 years

Breed Characteristics: Bold, smart, loyal, stubborn, territorial, affectionate, silly and playful.

Likes: Food, walks, hunting, barking, sunbathing & burrowing in blankets.

Dislikes: Being left alone (This breed is prone to separation anxiety) and can be nervous or snap around young kids.

Health Risks: The breed is prone to back issues and bad teeth- typically requiring yearly dentals.

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