Dachshund puppies have been notoriously described as “a half-dog high and a dog-and-a-half long.”
We think that sounds about right! What they lack in size they more than make up for in personality. Ranking high as one of the most popular dogs in America, they prove it time and time again with their feisty and often comical dispositions. Take a look at some more information about our Dachshund puppies for sale.
Interesting Dachshund facts:
- The Dachshund is affectionately also known as the Doxie.
- Dachshund puppies are intensely stubborn.
- They can sometimes be hard to house train.
- You’ll see these beauties found with smooth, long, or wire hair, in various colors and combinations including beige, fawn, blue, chocolate, black, and tan.
- Dachshund puppies are in the hound family and were originally bred in Germany as hunting dogs, specifically badgers. They were called “badger dogs.”
- Regarding the health of Dachshund puppies, they are prone to develop obesity.
- Dachshund puppies have long lifespans. There was a Doxie named Chanel who lived in New York. She held the Guinness World Record for the oldest living dog, in 2009. When she died, she was at the age of 21!
- Dachshunds are also wary of strangers and tend to bark loudly when their suspicions are aroused.
- The Dachshund puppies, when full grown, will range from 11 to 32 pounds depending on their classification of standard or miniature.
- They have a reputation for jumping on and off of things, including couches and even the arms of someone holding them. Their little bodies and long backs need to be protected at all times.
- The AKC first recognized the Dachshund breed in 1885, and they were initially only black and tan and one size. The Dachshund now comes in 12 standard colors and three different kinds of markings. They also have two accepted sizes, standard and miniature and their coats can be smooth, long, or wire-haired.
- They were the first Olympic mascot for the Munich Games in 1972!
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