He can be traced back to dogs of the 15th century who were used for hunting badgers in Germany
In the 17th century he got the name "Dachshund" which means "Badger Dog"
Personality and Behavior
He tends to be snappy towards children
He tends to growl or bark at strangers
He tends to be aggressive toward strange dogs
He loves digging holes
He likes barking
He loves to chase things due to his hunting instinct
He doesn't like to be alone and needs to be around you!
He's difficult to housebreak
He's not easy to train. You will need patience as he is slower than most to learn obedience commands.
He sheds quite a bit of hair. You'll find some hair stuck to your clothes, couch and carpets.
Grooming / Maintenance
His short coat only needs to be brushed occasionally. However, because it sheds you may find yourself brushing it once a week, or more, to minimize the hair in your home (what you remove with a brush doesn't end up on the couch!).