Nicknames: Sausage Dog/Dacksy
Dog Group Kennel Club: Hound Group
Breed Classification: Belonging to the Hound group, as such Dachshunds are good at using scent to trail and hunt animals, and have a tendency to go deaf to your calls when on a scent!. They don’t give up and can have a tendency towards digging. They make a a loyal family companion.
Physical Description: Dachshunds come in six varieties and two sizes. Standards and Miniatures. Dachshunds are muscular and appear long-bodied, but really they just have short legs.Their coats can be long haired, smooth or wire haired. Dachshunds have long muzzles with an increased nose area.
Lifespan: 9 – 14 years (average)
Litter size: 4 – 8
Height (Standard): 20-23cm
Height (Miniature): 13-15 cm
Weight (Miniature): Maximum 5kg.(11lbs)
Aliments: Dachshunds are prone to spinal disc problems (medications may include anti-inflammatory medications and crate confinement). The breed may also have other health issues, such as urinary tract problems and heart disease. The risk is worsened by obesity.
Common Aliments: mast cell tumours, intervertebral disk disease (IVDD), heart disease.
Susceptibility To Illness: Low
Food cost: £4.00 – £8.00 per week
Average puppy price: between £630 and £900
Other: Dacksys are suitable flat living dogs, but do require walks outside, They will guard your home and their bark can be quite loud.
Energy Level: Medium
Daily exercise needed: 30 – 40 minutes minimum
Distress if left alone: Medium
Barking Tendency: High
Ease of transportation: High
Aggression level: Medium
Compatibility for children: Low
Suitable for children: Low
Coat length: Long/Medium
Grooming requirement: Longhaired Dachshunds require daily combing and brushing
Colour: black and tan, red, chocolate and tan