Some Interesting information about Dachshund’s
Norfolk Dog Photographers had the pleasure of photographing a gorgeous Dachshund called Marlow. Dachshunds are scent hound dogs bred to hunt badgers and other tunneling animals such as rabbits, and foxes. Hunters even used packs of Dachshunds to trail wild boar. The name Dachshund means “badger dog”
Today their versatility makes them excellent family companions, show dogs, and small-game hunters.
Inquisitive, brave, loyal and with a bark that belies its size, this dog is popular as both a companion and watchdog.
A symbol of Germany the Dachshund has earn’t many nicknames, including Wiener Dog, Sausage Dog, Doxie, and more.
The UK kennel club recognises six breeds: standard and miniature sizes with three coat type for each size, smooth-haired, long-haired and wire-haired. Dachshund can be any colour with the only exception being white. With this said, dogs can have a small amount of white on their chest although it is not encouraged. Acceptable colours under the Kennel Club breed standard are as follows:
- Black & Cream
- Black & Cream Brindle
- Black & Tan
- Black & Tan Brindle
- Chocolate & Cream
- Chocolate & Cream Brindle
- Chocolate & Tan
- Chocolate & Tan Brindle
- Chocolate Dapple & Cream
- Chocolate Dapple & Tan
- Chocolate Dapple & Tan Brindle
- Chocolate Dapple Cream Brindle
- Cream Brindle
- Cream Brindle Dapple
- Cream Dapple
- Red Brindle
- Red Brindle Dapple
- Red Dapple
- Shaded Cream
- Shaded Red
- Silver Dapple & Cream
- Silver Dapple & Cream Brindle
- Silver Dapple & Tan
- Silver Dapple & Tan Brindle
Standard Wirehaired Dachshunds are the more active and extrovert dogs by nature with Standard Longs being a lot more easy-going and laid-back. Standard Smooths also tend to be more one-person dogs by nature although they can also be “one-family” dogs too.
Although they are intelligent, Dachshunds tend to have a mind of their own which means they are not the best in the obedience stakes.
At the time of writing according to Pet4Homes, the Dachshund is the 14th most popular dog out of the 244 recognised breeds. To see the popularity of dogs over the last 100 years based on the Petplan Pet Census then this article is a great read.
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