Q: What is the origin of the Dachshunds?
A: The name Dachshund is a German term which in English means “Badger Dog”. As we know it today, the Dachshund originated in Germany where it was primarily called Teckel. The original German dachshunds weighed between 30 and 40 pounds on average.
Q: Are Dachshunds hard to train?
A: In complete honesty, dachshunds can be hard to train. For owners who do not know the methods, their dachshunds could never be trained. However, with appropriate methods, a dog owner can successfully train their dachshund. Nevertheless, expect several months to fully or partially train your dachshund breed. Nothing is impossible.
Q: Are Dachshunds good with children?
A: NO. It is not suggested that you have a dachshund if you have a kid or two in your house. Most dachshunds have the “prey instinct” to assault anything small and running.
Q: Do Dachshunds bark a lot?
A: The answer would be a moderate yes. They do sometimes, but necessarily at anything. As they could be good watchdogs, they might bark at people walking by. They also bark at other animals and tend to track them.
Q: Do Dachshunds coats shed?
A: Not too much. Actually, dachshunds do not shed coat as much as labs do. But for the long haired dachshunds, shedding is natural, but regular grooming can solve the problem.
Q: How active are Dachshunds?
A: Dachshunds are moderately active. However, the fatter they get, the lazier they become. They could, however, be active and very social if you can walk them and play with them regularly.
Q: Do Dachshunds require a lot of attention?
A: Yes. Dachshunds love attention from their owner. They even do not like to share the attention with another pet. In short, yes, dachshunds need plenty of affection and attention from the owner. They love it!
Q: How much do Dachshunds cost?
A: Average puppy price ranges between $630 and £900.