Dachshund belongs to a group of hunting dogs called burrowing dogs. Already by their name and classification, one can understand that they are used for hunting badgers in burrows (in German, der Dachs – badger, dachshund – dachshund). Three types of dachshunds differ in their coat: short-haired, long-haired, and wire-haired. In each of them, three varieties are distinguished by weight and chest girth: normal, dwarf, and rabbit dachshund. All these variants in total represent nine independent breeds, differing from each other in size, the character of coat, and color.