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Fascinating Dachshunds: A unique dog breed

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The deep love for small dog breeds, especially dachshunds, is the origin of Leopold's finest for dogs. The tiny dogs have captured our hearts and enrich our lives every day.

But what makes our little darlings so special? Today we'll take you into the wonderful world of dachshunds and look at the characteristics of these special dogs.

The history of the dachshund

The dachshund, also known as the Dackel or Teckel, has a long history. Originally bred in Germany, they have been loyal companions to humans for centuries. Dachshunds were specifically used for hunting and, due to their small size, were particularly well suited to hunting underground.

They are still known today for their excellent hunting skills. The dachshund shows excellent performance in tracking, sniffing and tracking blood.

The oldest breeding club for dachshunds is the German Dachshund Club 1888 eV

The diverse appearance of dachshunds

Our little darlings have a characteristic body shape with a long back, broad chest and short legs. In addition, the appearance of dachshunds can vary greatly.

Different coat types, coat colors and sizes make the dachshund an extremely diverse breed of dog for dog lovers.

 

Different sizes

There are three sizes of dachshunds: the standard dachshund, the miniature dachshund and the rabbit dachshund. Choosing the right size depends on your personal preferences and lifestyle.

 

Standard Dachshund: It is the largest variant of the dachshund, has a robust size and weighs around 9 kg. These small four-legged friends are versatile and are particularly suitable for families and households with a little more space.

They have a lot of energy and are very active. At the same time, they are calm enough to be able to relax in the house. The Standard Dachshund is also an excellent companion dog and can be used very well for hunting.

 

Miniature Dachshunds: They are characterized by a more compact size and are slightly smaller than the standard Dachshund. The miniature dachshund weighs between 3 and 5 kg and is perfect for life in a city apartment.

They require less space, are extremely affectionate and enjoy getting the full attention of their owner.

Rabbit Dachshunds: The smallest variety of Dachshunds, they are truly tiny in size and usually weigh less than 3 kg. Their cute appearance makes them irresistible and the perfect lovable companion.

 

Different types of fur

There are three main types of coat for dachshunds: short-haired, wire-haired and long-haired. Each type has its own charm and requires different care. However, mixtures of the different coat types can also be found.

 

Short-haired dachshund: Thanks to its smooth and thick coat, this small four-legged friend requires less care. Regular brushing is enough to keep the hair in top shape. Its shiny coat makes the short-haired dachshund look particularly elegant and well-groomed.

Despite their short fur, these dachshunds are very well adapted to different weather conditions. In extreme cold or heavy rain, we recommend equipping your dachshund with a dog sweater and a dog raincoat. Leopold's finest for dogs is the right contact for you.

Wire-haired Dachshund: Its rough and wiry coat gives the Wire-haired Dachshund a rustic appearance and protects it from thorns and rough surfaces while hunting.

Compared to the short-haired dachshund, their coat requires more care: you have to trim it regularly to keep it healthy. Their rough coat and distinctive facial features give the four-legged friends an expressive and charismatic look.

 

Long-haired dachshunds: With their long, fluffy fur, the name says it all for long-haired dachshunds. The fur therefore requires more care than that of short-haired or wire-haired dachshunds.

Regular brushing is essential to avoid matting. With good care, the coat can be silky and shiny, giving your dachshund a charming appearance and highlighting its loving character.

Dachshund Wire-haired Dachshund

Diverse coat colors

Our little darlings come in different coat colors and patterns, and the actual color variations can vary depending on the breeding line and individual dog.

When it comes to patterns, a distinction is made between solid-colored, bicolored, spotted (also called Merle) and brindle.

The most common and best known coat color of the dachshund is the two-tone combination of black and tan. The main part of the coat is black, while tan markings above the eyes, on the cheeks, on the chest, on the paws and under the tail characterize the appearance. This combination of two colors can also be found as chocolate brown, isabelle, liver and blue-gray, each mixed with the characteristic tan markings.

Solid-colored fur in our favorite dog breed is mostly represented in the colors red and cream. To be classified as a solid-colored dachshund, the coat must not contain any other color markings and must only show the primary coat color.

The tabby and tiger-striped coat pattern is also known as the wild color. This coat pattern is particularly popular with hunters, as it allows the dachshund to be camouflaged in forests and meadows. The base color is usually a light, yellowish or gray-brown coat with dark stripes and markings.

 

In addition to the most common color variations, there are of course other coat colors and numerous facets. These give our four-legged friends an individual touch and underline the different characteristics.

 

The unique character of the dachshund

Despite their manageable size, dachshunds prove to be true dog personalities. They are much more than a four-legged companion, namely a loyal friend and life partner. With their special, characteristic features and characteristics, they take the hearts of dachshund fans by storm:

 

Intelligence: Dachshunds are extremely intelligent dogs. They learn quickly and are able to complete complex tasks. This makes them ideal companion dogs who are always ready to work and learn with you.

 

Self-confidence: Dachshunds are proud and self-confident four-legged friends. Their strong self-confidence is reflected in their posture and behavior.

 

Courage and determination: Despite their small size, dachshunds are extremely brave and determined. These characteristics come from their original role as hunting dogs. The little four-legged friends are ready to face any obstacle.

Faithfulness and loyalty: Dachshunds develop strong bonds with their owners. They enjoy the company of their favorite people, are extremely loyal and value their family above all else.

Playfulness: Dachshunds are extremely playful dogs. They have a lively nature that brings joy to every day.

Hunting instinct: As a traditional hunting breed, dachshunds have a strong sense of smell and a great interest in tracking scents. This is often shown by the fact that they like to hunt or explore things.

All of these attributes make the dachshund your very special companion. The little four-legged friends not only impress with their intelligence and playfulness, but also with their strong personality and loyalty. They are loyal companions who enrich your life in many ways.

Dachshund Shorthaired Dachshund

Who are dachshunds suitable for?

Dachshunds are wonderful dogs that can suit a wide variety of people: from a family, single people and couples, to hunters and retirees:

Active Individuals and Families: Dachshunds are versatile and are a good fit for active individuals and families who enjoy spending time outdoors. They enjoy walks and playing in the yard.

Dog lovers with time for training: Because of their intelligence, these four-legged friends need good training. People who can take the time to train their dachshund will be rewarded with an obedient and well-adjusted dog.

Seniors and retirees: The smaller miniature dachshunds or rabbit dachshunds in particular can be a good choice for older people. The physical requirements are less demanding and the dachshund can be a welcome companion as a faithful and loyal companion.

Experienced dog owners: Dachshunds are great dogs for people who already have experience with dogs and can handle their strong personalities.

 

In any case, it is important that you can give your dachshund enough attention and patience. The little darlings should be challenged and trained every day. They should be seen as an integral part of the family and treated as such.

 

Education: The be-all and end-all of a good coexistence

Living with a dachshund becomes more pleasant the more successful the dog's training is.

The personality of these little dogs is strong and they have a certain stubbornness. They need clear guidance from their master or mistress. Consistent training will then be rewarded with a harmonious coexistence and everyday life with your little darling.

 

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