Ease of Training
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.
Dachshund (Longhaired), Dachshund (Smooth)
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