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Smooth-haired Dachshund

Evidence exists that dogs with a similar shape to the present-day Dachshund lived in pre-historic times. Excavations in a cave in Vence in southern France have brought to light Stone Age artefacts depicting dogs with long bodies and short limbs. An ancient Egyptian sculpture of Thutmes III shows the Pharoah with Dachshund like dog lying at his feet, dating from approximately 1500 BC.

The Short-haired Dachshund is a very adventurous animal that love going exploring. They intelligent dogs with wily character. They can sometimes be possessive, obstinate and may growl occasionally when bothered too much by children.

The Short-haired Dachshund  is prone to dental plaque, so cleaning teeth should begin from a very young age. His short, glossy coat is very practical to look after. A weekly brushing gets rid of loose hairs.

Dachshunds are susceptible to back problems. Their short legs and very long vertebral columns make them especially prone to slipped discs. The miniaturisation of these dogs has resulted in problems linked to weak spinal columns and paralysis of the hindquarters. To prevent back problems do not encourage your Dachshund to perform acrobatics like jumping for attention.

Breed Attributes

  • Miniature Size
  • Medium Shedding
  • Medium Exercise
  • Low Grooming
  • Observant, Lively and Intelligent

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