The Dachshund to chase, scent and sniff out badgers. They'e very devoted to their loved ones and courageous by nature. The Dachshund enjoys the outdoors and playing games with their companion. They can be stubborn so require a patient approach to training.
The Dachshund colour comes in black and tan, chocolate, black and white and black and tan. They typically weigh anything between 7.3-15kg.
All dog breeds have different levels of intellect. Some dog breeds; working dogs in particular, are very independent thinkers and have been evolved to be very intelligent. Typically, a highly intelligent dog does well in obedience training and other activities. A highly intelligent dog can be very demanding and do require lots of physical and mental stimulation. If you’re looking for a relatively laid-back dog, that doesn’t require lots of mental and physical stimulation, then you must fully understand the level of intelligence of your dog breed of choice.
Before committing to a certain dog breed, you must fully understand their intellect levels and their specific levels of energy. To keep your dog well-balanced and happy, their needs must be met and maintained.
All dog breeds have different needs when it comes to the level of exercise they require. For the high energy dogs; which are your typical working dogs, they have a lot of energy and require lots of daily exercise along with plenty of mental stimulation. A highly energetic dog breed would suit an individual or family that is equally as active and loves the outdoors. There are also breeds that have relatively low exercise needs, such as toy dog breeds. Although they require daily exercise and mental stimulation, they’re just as happy chilling at home with their loved ones. This type of dog breed would suit an individual or family that prefers the peace and quiet and relaxation.
Before deciding on your chosen dog breed, Mypetzilla recommends that you research the exercise needs and whether you’re well equipped before committing to buying or adopting a particular dog breed.
There are several dog breeds that are known and potentially predisposed to developing health related conditions. Sensible breeding can help prevent the onset of health related conditions and this should always be taken into condition when researching your dog breed of choice. Before committing to a dog, you should speak to the breeder about any health related conditions that may affect the dog you’re looking to buy or adopt. You can also request to see any test results from genetic testing.
There are many dog breeds that tolerate children really well and are not affected by the constant noise and need for play-time. However, there are some dog breeds that don’t do very well with children and can become frustrated and snappy. That being said, all children should be shown how to handle and care for a dog in their home and should always be supervised when playing. As much as a dog can become annoyed and snappy with a younger child, the child can also become less tolerant and misbehaved towards the dog.
Mypetzilla recommends that you always supervise play-time between your children and dog. Children need to respect the boundaries and feeding time for the dog and likewise for the child. We also strongly advise that play-time doesn’t get out of control and too rough which can cause injury to both child and dog.
There are lots of dog breeds that are well suited to living in an apartment. It’s worthwhile noting that you need to check that you’re allowed dogs in your building before committing to bringing one home. If you do decide to own a dog and are living in an apartment, then you must make sure that they have plenty of room to roam around and frequent walks outside to prevent them from becoming bored and depressed.
Mypetzilla recommends that you check as to whether you’re allowed dogs in your apartment building and to fully ensure your apartment is dog proof before committing fully to bringing a dog home.
All dog breeds shed to some extent, some more than others. With this, all potential dog owners should be aware of this, as it will be a matter of putting up with some hair or lots of hair being left around the house. Depending on the dog breed, there are certain times during the year where some dog breeds shed the most and this is typically around spring and autumn. However, there are some dog breeds that shed all year round.
If you’re very house-proud, they you may want to choose a dog breed that sheds very little. Mypetzilla strongly recommends that you fully research your dog breed of choice and their shedding levels before committing.
All dog breeds require different levels of grooming. Some dog breeds are easier to maintain than others and only require a weekly brush to help keep their coat in good condition. There are some dog breeds that require regular trips to the grooming parlour and this can come at a huge cost. Either way, all dog breeds require their coat and nails to be maintained and cared for.
Mypetzilla strongly advices that potential owners research the grooming needs and associated costs with their desired dog breed before fully committing.
Barking is a necessity for your dog to communicate. However, it can also be a nuisance to yourself and fellow neighbours if it’s not kept under control. If you live in an apartment, then you’re better off choosing a dog breed that doesn’t bark as much. If you live further out and far from civilisation, then it’s worthwhile looking into a dog breed that does bark and will bark to alert you of any other company on your property.
Mypetzilla advices that you research the behaviours of your dog breed of choice and whether this would work for you and your family. It’s worth noting that dogs can be trained to bark less and this will take a lot of effort and training from the owner.
Majority dog breeds form very close relationships with their owners and as a result can become very stressed when left alone for a period of time. If a dog is suffering with separation anxiety then they’re very likely to become destructive around the home as a way of dealing with their anxieties. Dog breeds that do form strong bonds with their owners are better accustomed to a household where one member of the family remains home, whilst the others are out, this is to help avoid further anxieties and destructive behaviours.
Mypetzilla recommends that all potential owners research their dog breed of choice on their bonding abilities and how well-adjusted they are to being left alone at home. It’s also worth noting that you should never leave your dog for longer than 4 hours alone at home.
There are certain dogs breeds that have very high intellect and therefore easier to train than other dog breeds. There is also a downside to this; as fast as they learn the new trick or command, they can easily pick up bad habits just as quick. Other dog breeds that don’t rank as high on the intellect scale require patience and plenty of reward treats from their owners during training.
Before committing to a certain dog breed, Mypetzilla advices you to fully research your dog breed of choice and their level of training needs.
All dog breeds have different energy levels. The working dog breed has one of the highest energy levels in comparison to the low-energy dog’s breeds such as the Toy dog breed group. To keep a dog truly happy, healthy and well-balanced, their energy levels must be met.
High-energy dog breeds need lots of exercise and mental stimulation. High energy dog breeds would suit an active family or person. Dog breeds that are considered as low-energy, love to spend the majority of their time relaxing and sleeping in their favourite, comfy spot. A low-energy dog breed would suit an individual that equally loves the quiet life and relaxing lifestyle. Of course, low-energy dogs still need their daily walks and mental stimulation, just not as much as a high-energy dog breed.
Mypetzilla recommends that potential owner research fully on the type of dog breed that would suit their existing lifestyle and to also take into consideration the dog breeds energy levels and exercise requirements.
Before you decide on what dog breed would be suitable for you and your family, you must consider whether they’re a friendly dog breed and if you already have other pets within the household. For homes that already have dogs and other domestic pets, then it’s wise to choose a dog breed that has a friendly personality and temperament.
There are some dog breeds that mix well with other dog breeds and there are others that don’t suit one another and this could potentially cause issues later on down the line.
Another important point to consider is whether the dog breed of choice is friendly towards people and children.
Mypetzilla recommends to research fully on the right dog breed for your family and to also consider their temperament and characteristics.
The Dachshund dog breed originated in Germany back in the 1600s. They were bred to hunt dwelling animals like the badger. The word Dachshund means "badger dog'. Early in the 16th Century they looked very different to how they typically look today. In their early existence they looked more like basset hounds or terriers. They were also taller and bigger than they are today.
The Dachshund is intelligent, full of life, and courageous. They're known to be bossy and love attention. This dog breed is fun-loving and extrovert and loves to keep busy and be needed. If their not socalised correctly, this dog breed is prone to developing separation anxiety if left for long periods of time on their own.
They love spending time with their family and some existing owners would describe this wonderful dog as needy at times.
The Dachshund is intelligent and stubborn dog breed. They are willing to learn and obey so training is vital. During training the Dachshund needs to be rewarded so they known they've done good. Training correctly and rewarding accordingly will make your Dachshund patient and happy.
As this dog breed is known to being stubborn and sometimes their temperment can be frustrating. It is important to remain calm and consistent whilst training their dog.
The best way to train your Dachshund is to reinforce positive behaviour rather than punishing bad behaviour.
Dachshunds need regular grooming. Regardless of the length of their coat, they need a regular brush, trim and wash of their coats. Regular checking of their ears to make sure they're clean and free of fleas and ticks is important too. Their nails should be clipped on a regular basis and their teeth brushed properly with doggy toothpaste and dog toothbrush.
Regular grooming will help keep your Dachshunds coat clean and shiny.
The length of your Dachshunds coat will determine how often you will need to groom them. If they-re long-haired they will need frequent brushing and if their short-haired they require less brushing.
Dachshunds are very energetic and sometimes it can be hard to tell if they're suffering with any health issues. As with other dg breeds, Dachshunds suffer with health conditions such as Intervertebral disc disease, Patella Luxation, Hip dysplasia, Obesity and eye issues.
Intervertebral disc disease is a a result of the size of short legs and long bodies. As they're very active, they are prone to developing this condition.
Patella Luxation occurs when your dogs kneecap pops out from its groove. This dog breed is prone to this condition because of their short legs and angle of their kneecaps.
They can also suffer with with congenital eye problems better know as dry eye. T
This dog breed can also suffer with obesity if not fed correctly and exercised enough. To prevent your Dachshund from becoming over-weight, it is important to feed them a high quality dog feed and the correct amount twice a day. They must also be exercised a minimum of twice a day for at least 45 minutes, twice a day.
Daily exercise is a must for all dog breeds, especially the Dachshund. As they're a hunting breed, they are very energetic and need to release their energy on a daily basis. taking your Dachshund for two daily walks will help keep them stimulated and happy. If they do not receive enough exercise they are prone to becoming bored and very naughty. The average Dachshund needs a minimum of 40 minutes exercise on a daily basis.
The Dachshund is a loving dog breed and they love to play with their family. As they love physical exercise, they make great companions for those that love walking. This dog breed isn't ideal for young children as they can be snappy if their tail is pulled or the child wants to play and the Dachshund doesn't.
They are very loving and affectionate but don't do well with strangers and this is where they must be trained and corrected to deal with meeting new people in a more positive manner.
The Dachshund is usually good with other pets in their own family; especially with other Dachshunds. They can be fiesty with other pets that are not part of their household and this behaviour must be stopped straight away.