Dachshund (Long Haired)

Small Size

Moderate shedding

Good for first time owners

The Dachshund means 'badger dog' in German, as these iconic short-legged dogs would hunt badger and burrow underground after them.

FACT SHEET

Attractive to ...

Someone that wants a companionable, glam 'big dog' in a more compact size.

Not the best for ...

Keen gardeners. Dachshunds love to dig and unless you can provide somewhere 'legal' for them to do so, your cherished flowerbeds and lawn will be fair game.

Aliases

Standard Longhair Dachshund

Cross between

None

Origin

Germany

Size

Small
Small - but bigger than most cats

Exercise Needs

Medium (About an hour)
Doesn't have to be a solid hour, you can give them lots of short walks.

Coat

Jacket and skinny trousers
Any feathering can get knotty. Some coats self-clean by depositing mud all over the kitchen floor.

Shedding

Moderate shedding
All canines drop some hair, think of it as dog glitter!

Life expectancy

13 years

Good first dog?

Yes

HOW IT WORKS

The first step in responsible dog ownership

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Match with a breeder

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