Is a Dachshund a good pet?

Is a Dachshund a good pet?

As family dogs, dachshunds are loyal companions and good watchdogs. They are good with children if treated well. They can be slightly difficult to train. Dachshunds were bred as hunters so it is no surprise that many of them like to dig.

What is the rarest type of Dachshund?

While black is one of the main base colors of Dachshunds, a solid black is the rarest Dachshund color in the world. This is because a solid black coat is achieved when both parents have the same rare recessive gene. Usually Dachshunds with black genes also have the genes for tan points.

Do Dachshunds like to be held?

They love to cuddle and will snuggle under the covers if you let them. Their small stature makes them easy to carry and they love to travel. Dachshunds are fairly easy to care for. They love to go outside and enjoy exploring the forest or hunting.

What do you need to know about a dachshund?

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Is it possible to rehome a dachshund in Australia?

We rescue and privately rehome dachshunds across Australia. Why NOT a dachshund? Dachshunds are a wonderful breed but they are not for every household. SELF-ASSESSMENT: Do you have the time and physical and financial capability to give a dachshund the life it deserves?

How old is Doxie the dachshund from Australia?

The patches on his skin are where tar had melted into his fur and despite cutting out most of the tar and several baths, his skin and fur have not completely recovered yet. He’s all of 5 years old and has a beautiful, friendly and trusting nature.

Where did the dachshund get its name from?

The name “Dachshund” literally means “badger dog,” from Dachs (“badger”) and Hund (“hound, dog”) in Germany, where they originated. If you want to be proper, the name should be pronounced with a German accent – DAKS-huunt (or hoont). Because they were bred for hunting, they have a very strong prey drive.