Dachshund (Wirehaired)

Ease of Training
Guard Dog


  • He was bred for hunting badgers
  • 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 virtually no hair. You'll be hard-pressed to find a hair in your home! (Good for clean-freaks.)

Grooming / Maintenance

  • Option 1: Clip his coat short every few months and then it only needs to be brushed occasionally.
  • Option 2: Strip his medium-length coat (pluck out the dead hairs) every 6 months and brush it occasionally.

Other varieties

  • Dachshund (Longhaired), Dachshund (Smooth)


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