The meaning of Dachshund is to hunt badgers in the wild and is derived from a German word meaning “badger dog”.
Dachshund’s lung capacity, stamina, shape, and size make them a great badger hunting dog. They also have the ability to track a scent that is more than a week old! In addition to badgers, Dachshunds were also commonly used for rabbit, fox, and deer hunting.
The Dachshund has a big personality, an unmistakable long-backed body, and little legs. If treated well, Dachshunds are good with children and are a loyal companion. Dachshunds are good family smart dogs and are vigilant with a big-dog bark, which can also make them watch dogs. The enduring nature of Dachshunds and their unique look has won millions of hearts all over the world, despite being brave and a bit stubborn.
Dachshunds are ranked high for destructiveness and were bred to be hunters. But their versatility makes them excellent family companions. The Dachshunds are usually under nine inches in height, although there are no height standards for them. They come in five colors: red, black, chocolate, white and gray.
Despite their size, Dachshunds are well known for their bold and confident personality as well as their courageous nature and their cute and pleasant expressions.
Over most other breeds for trailing when on the hunt, Dachshunds keen nose also gives them an advantage. However, as they have a long back, Dachshunds are prone to spinal disk problems, making it extremely important not to let them ever become overweight and always keep a close check on their weight.
Dachshunds exact origins and their early roots were ancient Egypt but their exact origins are still unknown. Since then they have been a national symbol of Germany and now also include elements of German, French, and English hounds and terriers.
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