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Dachshund Facts

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

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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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Dachshund Comments

"I have a long haired miniature dachshund. He is very sweet but only to his "master." Otherwise he can be a bit aggressive. He loves to snuggle, is a true friend, is a loyal animal. They do tend to bark at strangers and are not too friendly to strangers. We love him and will put up with his idiosyncrasies."
"I have a dachshund. Her name is Roo Roo.We named her that cause when she was little she jummped like a kanga*roo"
"Adorable! I just might get one."
"SO cute! I never want them to go extinct .ADORABLE! My mom had one!"
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First Published: 1st December 2008, Last Updated: 10th September 2018

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