The Wire Dachshund is terrier-like in coat and in character.
Someone that likes the feisty, tenacious terrier spirit - in an impossibly cute-looking and devoted companion.
Someone that wants feline company. The Wire can be socialised to accept a cat, with careful training, but the instinct to hunt small furries is stronger in the Wire than perhaps in the other Dachshund coat types. To make life easier, maybe opt for a Long coat instead – and ideally from a breeder that has cats.
Standard Wire Dachshund
Small - but bigger than most cats
Medium (About an hour)
Doesn't have to be a solid hour, you can give them lots of short walks.
If not hand stripped will go fluffy. If you don't pluck their fur in the old fashioned way they transform from spikey to soft.
All canines drop some hair, think of it as dog glitter!
HOW IT WORKS
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Match with a breeder
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