Dachshund Dog Breed

Dachshund Dog Breed

Introduction To The Dachshund Breed:
Dachshunds are one of the most unique looking dog breeds that are around today.  It doesn’t take much to make you fall in love with the dachshund.  Just the mere presence the Dachshund secretes into the minds of soon to be owners is enough to intoxicate you into being a Dachshund owner for life. Our dog breeder directory has a detailed listing of all Dachshund breeders that can help you choose the perfect dachshund for you.

Dachshund Puppies For sale

Dachshund Puppies For sale

Dachshund Breed Temperament:
Dachshunds are playful, known for their propensity for chasing small animals, birds, and tennis balls with great determination and ferocity. Many dachshunds are stubborn, making the dachshund more of a challenge to train than other breeds of dogs. Several quotes have been recorded regarding the training of the dachshund breed.  From the most famous writer E. B. White wrote:

“Being the owner of dachshunds, to me a book on dog discipline becomes a volume of inspired humor. Every sentence is a riot. Some day, if I ever get a chance, I shall write a book, or warning, on the character and temperament of the dachshund and why he can’t be trained and shouldn’t be. I would rather train a striped zebra to balance an Indian club than induce a dachshund to heed my slightest command. When I address Fred I never have to raise either my voice or my hopes. He even disobeys me when I instruct him in something he wants to do.” Cute Puppies For Sale‘s comprehensive dog breed directory has cute Dachshund puppies for sale.

The American Kennel Club’s breed standards state that “the dachshund is clever, lively and courageous to the point of rashness, persevering in above and below ground work, with all the senses well-developed. Any display of shyness is a serious fault.” The Dachshund’s body language does not give you the slightest inclination that they have any problem with their size. As is with many small hunting dogs, the Dachshund will often times challenge a dog much larger than themselves.  Over indulged dachshunds may become snappy or extremely obstinate. Proper training is a must for the Dachshund Breed.
Many dachshunds do not particularly care for unfamiliar people, and may growl or bark at them to establish that this is their house.  Again, proper training is always key to preventing these unwanted behaviors. Although the dachshund is generally an energetic dog, some types of Dachshunds would rather lounge with you on the couch instead of chasing a ball . This dog’s behavior is such that it is not the dog for everyone. Like most dog breeds, when the Dachshund becomes bored they also become destructive.  On more than one account Dachshund owners have had to replace their favorite pair of shoes.  If raised without being socialized at a young age, dachshunds can become aggressive or fearful.  If you have a rescued dachshund chances are they have pre-existing bad behaviors.  With patience and time they too can overcome these unwanted behaviors. The Dachshund will require a caring owner who understands their need for entertainment, exercise, and love. Visit Cute Puppies For Sale’s do breed directory to find an AKC Certified Dachshund Breed near you.

Dachshund Puppies

Dachshund Puppies

Dachshund Breed Appearance:
The typical dachshund is long-bodied with muscular short stubby legs. The Dachshund’s paws are quite large in proportion to the body and paddle-shaped, for efficient digging. It has skin that is loose enough not to tear while fitting into tight spaces. The dachshund has a deep chest to allow enough lung capacity so they have the stamina to continue the hunt. Its elongated, convex head has alert ears that hang low and a pair of friendly oval eyes. The base of the neck slopes down to a protruding chest and a tighter abdomen, and the tail follows the line of the back. The Dachshund’s nose is long with a heightened sensitive area that absorbs odors.

There are three types of Dachshund’s that are classified by their coats: short-haired (called “smooth”), long-haired and wire-haired. Dachshunds come in three sizes known as the standard, miniature, and kaninchen, which means rabbit. The standard and miniature sizes are recognized universally, although the rabbit size is not honored by clubs in the United States and the United Kingdom. However, the rabbit dachshund is recognized by all of the clubs within the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (World Canine Federation) (FCI), which contain kennel clubs from 83 countries all over the world.

A full-grown standard dachshund averages 15 lb (6.8 kg) to 28 lb (13 kg), while the miniature variety normally weighs less than 11 lb (5.0 kg).The kaninchen weighs 8 lb (3.6 kg) to 10 lb (4.5 kg). According to kennel club standards, the miniature (and kaninchen, where recognized) differs from the full-size only by size and weight, thus offspring from miniature parents must never weigh more than the miniature standard to be considered a miniature as well. While many kennel club size divisions use weight for determining a full-size dachshund from a miniature dachshund, such as the American Kennel Club, other kennel club standards determine the differences based on chest circumference.  The Germany Kennel Club goes so far as to measure chest circumference in addition to height and weight.

Dachshund Puppy For Sale

Dachshund Puppy For Sale

Origins Of The Dachshund Breed:
The name “dachshund” is of German origin and the literally meaning is “badger dog”, from Dachs (“badger”) and Hund (“dog”). The pronunciation varies widely in English: variations of the first syllable include /ˈdɑːks/, /ˈdæks/, /ˈdæʃ/, and of the second syllable /hʊnt/, /hʊnd/, /ənd/. In German it is pronounced [ˈdakshʊnt]. A common nick name for the Dachshund due to their long, narrow build, are called the hot dog dog, wiener dog or sausage dog. Although “dachshund” is a German word, in modern German they are also commonly known by the name Dackel; in the case of the formally certified hunting and tracking rank, the name Teckel is used. Cute Puppies For Sale‘s comprehensive dog breed directory has cute Dachshund puppies for sale.

Dachshund Breed History:
Writers and dachshund experts have a theory that the early roots of the dachshund breed goes back to ancient Egypt, where engravings were found featuring short-legged hunting dogs closely resembling the Dachshund.  The American University in Cairo have discovered the remains of mummified dachshund-like dogs from ancient Egyptian burial urns that lends some credibility to the theory. In its modern incarnation, the dachshund was created by German breeders that mixed the genealogy of German, French, and English hounds and terriers. Dachshunds have been kept by royal courts all over Europe, including that of Queen Victoria, who was particularly fond of the breed. They were originally bred for hunting badgers thus the name Dachshund.
There are several opinions as to when dachshunds were specifically bred for their purpose of badger hunting.  The American Kennel Club states the dachshund was bred close to the 15th century, while the Dachshund Club of America states that foresters bred the dogs in the 18th or 19th century.

Dachshund Breed Summary:
With proper supervision,and early teaching of manners the dachshund breed will be a joy to have as an addition to your family.  When you are looking for a cute dachshund puppy for sale our dog breeder directory will help guide you through the process of finding the dachshund puppy that is right for you.  All the tools you need are accessible with one click of a mouse button.

31 Responses to “Dachshund Dog Breed”

  1. JIM EMMERICH says:


  2. Adam KIndle says:

    Wanting a dachshund puppy for my girlfriend for Christmas email me at piendip_86@yahoo.com

  3. charleen Kindt says:

    I am looking for a dachsund puppie for myself I have had three dachshund I had a very beatiful copper color long haired dachsund dog & two smooth black & brown so I hope you can help me

  4. HALLIDAY says:


  5. anime lover says:

    dachshund rules!!!!!! i have one! she is so cute like me!!! joke!!!! need a boy!!!! tnx!

  6. Khalia says:

    Hi my name is Khalia do you all no any one with a Dachshund for sell if you do please get me an Email at KhaliaBurton@gmail.com

  7. zoe says:

    awhwhhhh i want to know were the little puppy is i realy like him and i know he will like me too:]<33

  8. sicri mora says:

    hello!! my name is sicri and im looking for a miniature white dachshund w brown spots. asap for my boyfriend… im very interested and serious about finding one exactly w this description. so please get back at me if any information . thank you so much .

  9. karishma says:

    i just luv puppies its just sad that i cant get one. :(

  10. karishma says:

    i really want a puppy. expecialy a dachund but i cant so give me one!

  11. Pamela Gunther says:

    My husband and I have been looking for a puppy Daschund. I have not had any luck in Syracuse New York. Can someone please help me to locate someone who could help me find the puppy of my dreams? Thank you

  12. Emma Burns says:

    I have a dachshund puppy and we got her at 9 weeks she was as small as 2 small oranges. Now she is one years old.

  13. Ariel says:

    i love puppies<3!!!tehehehehehe

  14. Nicki Walker says:

    I had a wonderful dachshund. His name is Mr Adams. Had to give him away. I worked constantly. It tore me up inside everytime i would visit him then leave. i finally just quit seeing him. Im told he still is the best little guy ever. I think i had somthing to do with that. I want another one. Not as busy with life. Dont really have the finances, but i will figure it out. Thanks for the pics


  15. serina says:

    how much are the puppies.

  16. Georg Preger says:

    Dachshunds are the best. have two long haired minies right now, 13 and 14. Have had six during my lifetime. There is nothing better.

  17. I am looking for a little dachund. Brown or black and white. Anything really. My dog passed away wed 5/3/11 in our arms. He had two massive heart attacks. He was 17 1/2 years of age and was the most happy, beautiful dog. They are your family. Would like another one because i like the them dogs. So i am looking, so if you see any, please let me know. Help!

  18. rose marie randazzo says:

    I had a beautiful dachshund. She lived to almost 14 years old. She was the sweetest little dog in the world. She had the most loving little heart with a lot of pep. I highly recommend this breed. I hope to get another one some day.

  19. tessa ward says:

    hello im 21 with two little kids a girl and a boy we would really love a little puppy that dont get to big would love a mini dachshund would like to know how much you are saleing them for

  20. Rupert Whetzel says:

    Great, thanks for sharing this post.Really looking forward to read more. Really Cool.

  21. Drew says:

    My boyfriend and I would love a puppie dachshund. If anyone is giving them away or selling them email me please :)

  22. Rose Fields says:

    I love dachsunds. I had a dachsund who was a natural hunter. He moves like a cat ready to prey on small animals ( especially squirrels); When he runs, it looks like he’s gliding. He was beautiful to look at. He was very devoted and very protective over my husband and I. He passed away January, 2010 from heart complications. We miss him so much!! We called him Cujo – our son.

  23. FRANK says:


  24. Carol richert says:

    looking for one for my 13 year old daughter she been wnting one for a long time

  25. Needing a dachshund puppie for a little girl’s birthday she will be turning 6 and that is all she is wanting.

  26. jenica says:

    i have a dashcund puppy which name is cassy and is just 1 month old and just came to my house at 4th april and it dosent know anything it just bites the mat and if he plays for 10 minutes he sleeps for 30 minutes its very cute when its sleeping and when i give her a ping-pong ball hold it in my hand keep it in his nose she bites it as a meat im very happy that i am having a dachsunds.

  27. jeba says:

    i am having the same dog as in the first picture the same black the and the same brown in the correct places as my daughter jenica said its just 1month and a girl named cassy

  28. Johanna says:

    HI, im looking for a Dachsund puppy , if anyone is selling them or giving them away please contact me. :D

  29. Tiffany says:

    if u have anymore dachsunds for sale can you email me and let me know what you have left, how much they are, and where you are located at? thank u

  30. John says:

    If u have a small dog email me

  31. Maria Dust says:

    I am looking to possibly get a puppie for my boyfriend and was wanting more information. They’re so cute!!

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