This popular little chap is one of the breed of dogs thats popularity amongst families has grown in recent years.
Thanks to their cute posture and playful personality the Dachshund is fast becoming a welcome addition to the parks across the UK. With its character appearance and ability to put a smile on even the most stern of faces this breed has a loyal following in many homes.
Dachshund’s are one of the older generation of breeds and have a rich and complex history. First emerging in Germany the dog is traditionally shorthaired, however there are officially 3 variations of pups; smoothaired, wirehaired and the longhaired. Weighing in at an average of between 11-32 pounds as an adult the Dachshunds unusual physique is one of its many appeals. With its head bobbing up and down it has a comic appearance that makes it one of the most family friendly dogs on the planet.
One of the mistakes potential owners make is to assume that their new pup will be all bark and no bite. The breed were fully capable of taking down badger’s when first bred so make no mistake the Dachshund was like many small dogs originally a hunting dog. Todays generation are long removed from this but are still capable of working as ‘watch’ dogs if needed, and as loyal and dedicated pets are not afraid to let in be known if they spot an intruder on their territory.
From early 1950’s the breed has frequently appeared in lists of most popular dogs across the globe and their popularity continues to rise.
Do you own one of these loveable dogs? We would love to hear your experiences of owning a Dachs and in particular how you have found training them, have you used a Gencon dog head collar to stop these little chaps from pulling?
Remember the Gencon All in One head collar can be used on all breeds, including the cute Dachshund!