ABOUT THE BREED
Names: Dachshund, doxie or wiener dog
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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