Dachshund - Long Haired
Colour: Black, Brown or Tan
Lifespan: 14 to16 years
Dachshunds are gentle and sweet-natured and they like to be with people.
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 badgers and foxes from their earths.
Independent and inquisitive, the dachshund likes to dig.
Low. Accepts exercise readily, but is not overdemanding.
Owners: independent, affectionate
Other pets: may be problematic with small pets
Unfamiliar dogs: friendly
Easy-going owner who will enjoy this independent, tough little dog and who is prepared to groom its long hair daily.
The dog's long hair will bring in mud and dirt from outside. Daily grooming is needed to keep it in good condition.
- Q: My Dachshund has this awful hacking cough along with a rattling chest when he breathes and sometimes coughs up clear mucous/phlegm.
- A: There are a few different illnesses which could be responsible, and all are quite serious, so the most important thing for you to do is make an appointment with your vet. More »
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