The dachshund breed standard originated in Germany in the early 1600s. These Puppies were breed to hunt burrow-dwelling animals like badgers. The word Dachshund means “badger dog”. However, these dogs were also used to hunt much larger animals like wild boars.
Their low and long bodies, floppy ears, and long tails make these dogs ideally shaped to their subterranean hunting role. The dachshund was deliberately breed to have these features. Early dachshunds actually had longer legs and shorter ears. As the breed was standardized, Dachshund took the odd and cute shape they have today.
Despite their size, dachshunds are known for their courageous nature and will take on animals much larger than themselves. Some may be aggressive toward strangers and other dogs.
As family dogs, dachshunds are loyal companions and good watchdogs. They are good with children if treated well. They can be slightly difficult to train.
Some dachshund fanciers say there are personality differences among the different varieties of the breed. For instance, the long-coat dachshund is reportedly calmer than the smooth-coat variety, and the wire-coat dachshund is more outgoing and clown-like.
Dachshunds were breed as hunters so it is no surprise that many of them like to dig. Some are also barkers, and, in one survey, dachshunds ranked high for destructiveness.
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