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Dachshunds are good watch dogs and make for lovely family pets because of their courage and loyalty.

  • Origin:

    Germany

  • Average size:

    Small

  • Weight Range:

    7 - 15 kg

    Height Range:

    Males: 37–47 cm

    Females: 35–45 cm

  • Lifespan:

    12 - 16 years

    Bred For:

    Hunting small animals like mice and rabbits

  • Characteristics:

    They are clever, stubborn, playful and lively. They can be a little difficult to train.

    Compatibility With Pets/Children:

    They are compatible with other dogs as well as children.

  • Health Risks:

    Intervertebral disk disease, obesity, hip dysplasia, knee dislocation, hypothyroidism.

    Grooming Requirements:

    They need to be brushed once or twice every week.

  • Exercise Requirements:

    They require an hour of exercise every day that can be split into several walks. Make sure they do not jump, even from small heights.

    Nutritional Requirements:

    Meat and vegetables.