Dachshunds breed description

Dachshund is a breed of hunting dog with short legs.Dachshund

This breed comes from Germany (even the unofficial coat of arms of Germany is a dachshund). Dachshund live up to 16 years, there are times when dachshunds lived for 18 years or more. Distant relatives of dachshunds are found in the drawings of the ancient Egyptians.

There are several types of dachshunds. Size and weight – standard, petite and rabbit. Also, dachshunds are divided into smooth-haired, long-haired and wire-haired.

Dachshunds colors

Dachshunds come in many colors. The most common are black and tan, red, brown and tan, marbled (black and brown marble). There are dachshunds of brindle and black with brindle markings, the latter is currently not recognized by the FCI dachshund color. In wire-haired species, wild boar color is very common (it is not recognized in other varieties). Recently, a cream (fawn) color has begun to be found in long-haired varieties, but it is not recognized by the FCI. Work with this color is carried out within the framework of the UCI.

Breed name

German Dachshunds come from the words “badger” (German. Dachs) and “dog” (German. Hund), and therefore it was often called “badger dog” before. Dachshunds were used to search, chase, and corral badgers and other burrowing animals. Despite the fact that Dachshund is a German word, in Germany it is practically not used, being supplanted by the word Dackel and Teckel.

Dachshunds escription

Dachshund is a strong dog with a massive bone, firmly standing on the ground – a long elongated muzzle, long, soft, rounded at the ends of the ears. The back is muscular, strong, the chest is voluminous, deep, with a characteristic “keel” in front. The tail, thick and strong at the base, set low, usually carried slightly below the line of the back, when excited, sticks up like an antenna. The limbs are short, thick, with prominent muscles (especially the front). The front legs are wider and larger than the hind legs. Moves freely, sweepingly.

  • Standard – up to 9 kg – the most common variety.
  • Miniature – chest girth from 30 to 35 cm, weight of an adult dog – from 4 to 5.5 kg.
  • Rabbit – chest girth up to 30 cm, weight of an adult dog – up to 3.5 kg.

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