Dachshund - Miniature Long Haired
Lifespan: 14 to 16 years
Dachshunds are gentle and sweet-natured. They like to be with people and their small size makes them easy to exercise.
Dachshunds are gentle and sweet-natured. They like to be with people and their small size makes them easy to exercise. They can also be wilful and independent, preferring to do their own thing than comply with requests.
Originally bred to dig out rabbits from their earths.
Independent and inquisitive, the dachshund likes to dig.
Low. Accepts exercise readily, but is not overdemanding.
Owners: independent, affectionate
Children: good, can be a risk with young children
Other pets: may be problematic with small pets
Unfamiliar dogs: friendly, can be a risk with large, boisterous dogs
Easy-going owner who will enjoy this independent, tough little dog, and who is prepared for the daily grooming required.
The dog's long hair will bring in mud and dirt from outside, so daily grooming is needed to keep it in good condition.
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