15 Interesting Facts About Dachshunds You Never Knew

Dachshunds are actually quite healthy and long-lived dogs if they are not prone to herniated discs (dachshund paralysis) and heart valve insufficiency (especially wire-haired dachshunds). They are good to feed converters with mostly healthy appetites. Even more so than with most other dog breeds, being overweight in the dachshund means a reduction in the quality of life and also a threat to their health. For the sake of your dog, pay close attention to its slimline!

#1 If you look at the short-haired dachshund as the “primordial dachshund”, the long-haired dachshund was created by crossing long-haired scavenger dogs, which made its character a little gentler, and the wire-haired dachshund by crossing terriers, which gave it a little more pugnacity.

#2 The three different hair types also differ somewhat when it comes to grooming: the shorthair naturally needs the least grooming, the longhair needs a little more brushing, and the wire-haired dachshund should be trimmed regularly (either at the pet grooming salon or have it shown by the breeder) in order to look well-groomed and to keep skin and hair healthy.

#3 The sometimes stubborn dachshunds can be difficult to house train. Dog crate training is recommended here.

Judy Taylor

Written by Judy Taylor

Judy Taylor combines her love of science and writing to educate pet owners. Her articles on pet wellness, published on a variety of platforms, reveal a deep passion for animals. With a teaching background and shelter volunteer experience, Judy brings expertise to the fields of writing and compassionate pet care.

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