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Is the Dachshund a good choice for you?
You really do want to be sure that you are choosing the right breed of pup that is going to suit not only your lifestyle now but in the future as well. If you are living in small quarters, then choosing a small breed such as the Dachshund is perfect, but even large dogs can do nicely in small living spaces provided they are exercised. Usually small dogs are better suited for older children but if you are diligent at obedience training with your puppy from the start, plus teaching your little ones the proper care and handling of a puppy then your little Dachshund pup should fit in nicely.
The Dachshund history
The short legs of the Dachshund made them the perfect hunting dog for small game such as rabbits and badgers. The breed was founded in the early 1600's in Germany. These dogs may be small but they are mighty and they have been known to stand their ground against fox and otter. During WW1 the breed started to taper off, but then some of the dogs were imported to the USA where they began to flourish again.
You are really going to enjoy choosing your Dachshund puppy as they have quite a variety of coats to choose from - long haired, short hair or wired. If you really enjoy the prospect of doing lots of grooming then you may want to go for the long hair or wired. However, if you want to keep it simple then the short hair version is great. Sizes can vary from 8 inches in height up to 12 inches, with weight at the year old stage anywhere from 8 pounds up to 11 pounds. The Dachshund is well recognized for the length of his body and his short but very sturdy legs. He has wonderful almond shaped eyes that simply win the hearts of all those around him. Of course his long ears add to his unique looks as well. When it comes to coat color there are many variations. Solid colors can range from various shades of auburn to brown from light tan to chocolate brown. You may even see some traces of blonde and creams. If you are going for the wire haired coat you will perhaps see some blue/grays. Be sure to check out our Dachshund Puppies reviews to get some insight into these wonderful puppies.