General

Dachshund


Characteristics

Surname: Dachshund
Alternative names: Teckel, Dachshund
Original origin: Germany
FCI group: Dachshunds
size: up to 35cm chest circumference
size: up to 35cm chest circumference
Mass () : up to 10kg
Mass () : up to 9kg
Life expectancy: 11 - 15 years
nutrition: Carnivore
sexual maturity:
litter size: 7 - 10
coat color: depending on the species
coat type: depending on the species
coat length: short, medium and long possible
Character / essence: active, stubborn, loyal
attitude: Housing position possible with daily departure

Dachshund - introduction information

The ancestors of the Dackelsalso known as the dachshund or the dachshund, are said to have been fallow land that already accompanied the prehistoric Celts in hunting. These dogs already appeared in written reports of the Romans, Greeks and ancient Egyptians, who emphasized their special hunting skills. In Europe, since the High Middle Ages, dogs with elongated physique and short legs have been bred to protect livestock and crops that have been able to detect badgers, foxes and rodents in their underground burrows through their excellent burial and raking skills. In Germany it came in the late 19th century for the first time to a more precise definition of certain racial standards of the dachshund and founding of the German Teckelclubs. In the 20th century, especially from the fifties onwards, the dachshund became more and more popular internationally and has been experiencing phases as a fashion dog at regular intervals since then. The Dachshund is one of the most popular dog breeds not only in Europe, but also in the United States and Japan.
Due to its small body size, the dachshund is very popular today, especially as a city dog. Depending on the body type, a distinction is made within the breed between three species, the Dachshund, the rabbit Dachshund and the dwarf Dachshund. The size of the dachshund, in contrast to most other breeds of dogs, is not stated with shoulder or withers height, but is based on the chest circumference. Depending on the species and gender, dachshunds have a circumference of between thirty and forty centimeters and reach a maximum body weight of ten kilograms. The dachshund stands out for its compact and elongated stature and short but very muscular legs. Passionate dachshund fans love above all the cheeky and faithful look, the pronounced lop-eared ears as well as the unusually broad repertoire of different facial expressions for dogs. Depending on the nature of the coat, a distinction is made between the gray-and-brown rough-haired dachshund and the long-haired and shorthaired dachshund, both of which can wear a red or black coat with a brown tint. While the wirehard has a wiry and short coat with dense undercoat, that of the shorthair is smooth and shiny, that of the longhaired is silky smooth.
The dachshund is a very lovable and active dog who has retained a certain independence through his past as a hunting dog. He is considered the thick-skull of the dogs, because he can be extremely stubborn, if he receives orders that do not suit him. Consistent parenting education can compensate for this. He fits well into a family group, but is usually faithful only to his most important caregiver. The dachshund punishes unfair treatment by its owners with contempt. Respectful treatment with this proud dog is therefore the best prerequisite for a smooth living together.