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Dog Breed Information
The Dachshund
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Because of their long spinal columns, Dachshunds are prone to back injuries. It is recommended that they do not jump and should take stairs slowly. This, however, does not mean that the Dachshund does not need exercise! Regular walks are a must in order to keep your "hot dog" fit and healthy!
Miniature Dachshund
Height: 5 to 6 Inches
Weight: 9 to 11 Pounds
Life Span: 12 to 15 Years
Standard Dachshund
Height: 8 to 10 Inches
Weight: 16 to 32 Pounds
Life Span: 12 to 14 Years
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Country of Origin: Germany
The Dachshund was originally bred as a hunter used to pursue badgers. The word Dachshund literally means "Badger Dog." Dachshunds come in two sizes, the popular Miniature and the Standard. They also come in three coat types including, smooth, long haired and wirehaired.

Dachshunds are happy dogs bursting with personality. Despite their short legs, they are playful, active and always ready for a walk. Dachshunds are known to be stubborn which can make them difficult to train, however, with a patient, yet firm owner training is not impossible! These dogs are very devoted and loyal. They love companionship and being part of a family. They are known "barkers" and will bark and whine if left alone for long periods of time.
The Dachshund is a perfect family dog. They do well with children, however, in order to avoid back injury, children should be taught how to handle the Dachshund properly. This dog is perfect for apartment and city living, but of course, would do just as well in a country setting.

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