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Dachshund Facts

Common Name:
Most widely used name for this species
Dachshund
Origin:
The area where the animal first came from
Germany
Size:
How long (L) or tall (H) the animal is
38cm (15in)
Weight:
The measurement of how heavy the animal is
4kg (9lbs)
Lifespan:
How long the animal lives for
15 years
Group:
The domestic group such as cat or dog
Hound

Dachshund Location

Map of Dachshund Locations
Map of Europe

Dachshund

Dachshunds are playful, fun dogs, known for their propensity to chase small animals, birds and tennis balls with great determination and ferocity.

Many dachshunds are strong-headed or stubborn, making them a challenge to train. Dachshunds may dig holes in the garden. They have a particularly loud bark, making dachshunds good watchdogs.

Dachshunds are known for their devotion and loyalty to their owners, though they can be standoffish towards strangers. If left alone many dachshunds will whine until they have companionship.

Some dachshunds are prone to separation anxiety and may chew objects in the house to relieve stress.

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First Published: 1st December 2008, Last Updated: 10th September 2018

Sources:
1. David Burnie, Dorling Kindersley (2008) Illustrated Encyclopedia Of Animals [Accessed at: 01 Dec 2008]
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