Dachshunds are playful, fun dogs, known for their propensity to chase small animals, birds and tennis balls with great determination and ferocity. Many dachshunds are strong-headed or stubborn, making them a challenge to train. In fact, it’s been said that you don’t train dachshunds, they train you. Dachshunds have been known to have a liking to dig holes in the garden, or chase small animals such as birds, squirrels, or lizards. They have a particularly loud bark, making dachshunds good watchdogs. Dachshunds are known for their devotion and loyalty to their owners, though they can be standoffish towards strangers. If left alone many dachshunds will whine until they have companionship. Although the dachshund is generally an energetic dog, some are laid back. They require a caring owner that understands their need to have entertainment and exercise.
Popular Dog Breed Questions:
Is the Dachshund AKC recognized?Yes.
What size is the Dachshund?Small.
What is the average weight of a Dachshund?7 - 32 lbs.
Is a Dachshund a good guard dog?Yes - It will bark at intruders.
Is a Dachshund good with kids?Yes, it's great with kids.
What type of energy level does a Dachshund have?Low. Good apartment dog. Needs excercise though.
Is the Dachshund hypoallergenic?No.
What type of dog is the Dachshund? Scenthound.