The word dachshund means “badger dog” in German. Dachshund dogs are hounds and are known for their long and low body shape, this is because they were bred for tracking, chasing and hunting inside badger burrows.
Dachshunds are a playful, smart, loyal, lively and friendly breed. They are versatile and can adapt to most living environments wether they are spacious yards or small apartments. They make for great watchdogs despite their small size. And are great with children with the appropriate supervision.
Smooth, wire-haired, and longhaired.
Standard and miniature (toy).
COLORS AND PATTERNS
Red, cream, black and tan, black and cream, chocolate and tan, blue and tan, and Isabella (fawn) and tan. There are also, dapple dachshunds, double dapple dachshunds, piebald, and ripple dachshunds.