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Dachshund puppiesInteresting facts: Dachshunds were originally bred in Germany to hunt badgers and other hole-dwelling animals (rabbits and foxes, among others). In fact, the name "Dachshund" literally means "badger dog" in German. The dachshund is said to have the senses of a hound (hunting, tracking) and the temperament of a terrier, and we think that's a fairly accurate description of the breed.

Size: The Dachshund is bred in two sizes, Standard and Miniature - the main difference being weight. To be classed as a miniature, a dachshund must weigh 11 pounds or less at 12 months of age. A standard dachshund is usually between 15 and 32 pounds.

Coat: Dachshunds are bred in an amazing variety of coat types, and are available with either short (smooth), wire, or long hair. Red, creme, black, tan, chocolate, and wild boar are common colors, and are usually found in combinations of two or more colors.

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Temperament: The dachshund is a very bold and confident dog. Always clever and discerning, the dachshund is also very protective of its family. It may be shy around strangers, but may become aggressive if a threat is apparent. Family watchdog notwithstanding, the dachshund still strives to maintain its independence.

Care: The modern Dachshund may develop spinal problems in old age if weight is not maintained properly - their extremely long spinal column can be strained by the excess weight. There is known to be a hereditary element to this however, and responsible breeders consistently work to eliminate this breed characteristic. The dachshund also has the desire to be very active - so if living quarters are mostly indoor, regular walks are necessary.

Training: Because of the dachshund's desire for independence, training must be consistent and firm. The smooth-haired dachshund is generally more high-strung than its long or wire-haired counterpart, and may require more work as a result.

Breeder/Kennel Name - Description Location
Olsons Goldens  
Michigan
Judy Kay's Dachshunds  
Texas
JEMD Dachshunds  
Iowa
CAREANUFF KENNEL REG'D  
Canada
Treasure chest doxies  
Indiana
Jennifer Rosebud Dachshunds  
Georgia
Mini Farm Kennels  
Mississippi
Diamond Doxies  
Nevada
3 ACES RANCH MINI DACHSHUNDS  
California
Cleeres Heavenly Dachshunds  
Oklahoma
Aston Acres Miniature Dachshunds  
Oregon
Koedoxies Kennel  
Illinois
Silver State Minis  
Idaho
Dominos Champion Mini Dachshunds  
Texas
Dreampet Kennel  
South Carolina
Grendox Dachshunds  
Kentucky
three D's  
Oklahoma
Country Dachshund Kennel  
Texas
Lovebug Doxies  
Michigan
Saundachs Kennel  
Ohio

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