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Daschund description, food, diseases.

Temperament
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.

Size Category Small

Weight Height Range A full-sized Dachshund averages 12 to 24 lb (5 to 10 kg), while the Miniature variety typically weighs less than 12 lb (5 kg).

Coat
The DaschundDaschundDaschund is a breed of dog that was originally developed in Germany to hunt badgers. DaschundDaschundDaschund means "badger dog" in German. Daschunds are very extreme-looking in appearance as they have very long bodies, tails, ears and muzzles, but very short legs. Most Daschunds have smooth coats, but long-haired and wire-haired varieties of the breed also exist. The wire-haired Daschund is actually quite rare. They usually need professional grooming, while the other types of Daschunds have more easy-care coats.

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Appearance

.Colloquially referred to as "wiener dogs" or "sausage dogs", Dachshunds are loyal, playful dogs, known for their propensity to chase small animals and birds. Modern Dachshunds are characterized by their crooked-legs, loose skin and barrel chest, attributes that were deliberately added to the breed to increase their ability to burrow into tight spaces. They come in three coat varieties: Smooth, Longhaired and Wirehaired. H. L. Mencken said that "A dachshund is a half-dog high and a dog-and-a-half long," which is their main claim to fame.

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Daschund health and diseases problems

The breed is known to have spinal problems, due in part to an extremely long spinal column and short rib cage. The risk of injury can be worsened by obesity, which places greater strain on the vertebrae. In order to prevent injury, it is recommended that Dachshunds be discouraged from jumping and taking stairs. It has become increasingly apparent that the occurrence and severity of these problems is largely hereditary, and responsible breeders are working to eliminate this characteristic in the breed.


 
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