Dachshunds are very lively and playful dogs with a sharp mind and even a peculiar sense of humor. Smooth-haired dachshunds are believed to have the most independent character, so the owner should be prepared to be persistent in order to obtain submission from his pet. Dachshunds love noisy games, but it should be borne in mind that they have an extremely developed sense of self-esteem, so even the most flexible and affectionate dachshund will not fail to show teeth if it considers the game humiliating. Indeed, each dachshund, despite its size and comical appearance, considers itself a large and strong dog.
Do you know that a smooth-haired dachshund is prone to certain diseases? Learn more about diseases and their prevention in the article.
Each owner wants to see his dog healthy, active and cheerful.
And, as you know, the basis of health is a proper, complete and balanced diet. Even if you purchase the freshest and highest-quality products, buy vitamins and mineral supplements, without a biochemical laboratory you cannot determine the exact nutritional value of the food you cook at home. That’s why PEDIGREE® has developed a special app that helps you evaluate how your pet’s diet meets its needs.
Proper nutrition in the first year of a puppy’s life largely determines how healthy and joyful your puppy will be in the future. Caring for the health of your pet, PEDIGREE® recommends a combination of dry and wet rations, which allows you to fully utilize the benefits of both. You can read more about this in the article.
Characteristics of the breed:
– A very smart and cunning dog
– Affectionate and funny
– Training must begin at an early age
Height: 15–35 cm
Age: up to 14 years old
Weight: 4.5-12 kg
Dachshunds are generally friendly to other animals, but may be suspicious or even aggressive.
For a dachshund, a family in which life is in full swing is best suited, and the children are very neat with the dog and do not provoke it to defense.
The short hair of these dogs does not require special care, it is enough to clean it from pollution.
Conditions of detention
It feels great both in the apartment and in the country house.
Dachshunds love fun fuss and games, but on walks and in the house, make sure that your dog does not jump from a height, since the dachshund is easy to damage the spine. Given the hunting background, it can show a large and not always positive interest in other animals. When walking in a forest or park, he can get carried away by animal tracks and disappear from sight.