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Dachshund

The Dachshund lapdog status is deceiving: they have great stamina and agility (other names: Zwergteckel (miniature); Normalschlag (standard))

Dachshund
origin:Germany
life expectancy:14-17 years
classification:Hound
height:13 to 45 cm
weight:4 to 9 kg
exercise: Mediumtraining: Difficultin/out: Indoorfeeding: Undemandingsize: Small
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History [ edit ]

The Dachshund was developped in Germany a few hundreds ago through crossings among some European hound and terrier breeds, although some opinate that dogs similar to the Dachshund are depicted in engravings of the Ancient Egipt. One way or the other, the Dachshund is depicted in paintings dating back to 15th, 16th and 17th centuries hunting badgers. This breed was used to hunt and follow these animals inside the burrows, hence the short legs and elongated body. The name of the breed means literally “badger dog” (from German: der Dachs - badger; der Hund – dog) and in the USA, due to their elongated bodies, they are also referred to as wiener dogs or sausage dogs. Despite their pan-European origin, Dachshunds are traditionally viewed as a symbol of Germany and are one of the most recognizable dog breeds.

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