Dachshund (smooth)

About the Breed

The Dachshund, or wiener dog, is a popular breed of dog with a long and storied history. With its long body, short legs, and endearing face, it is easily recognizable. The Dachshund comes in three distinct coat types: smooth (short-haired), wirehaired, and longhaired. This article will explore the smooth Dachshund in particular. Temperament The smooth Dachshund is an inquisitive and brave breed full of personality. They are known to be loyal and devoted to their families, but can also be quite independent-minded at times. Despite their small size, they make excellent watchdogs. They tend to get along well with other pets if raised together from a young age as well as children when treated kindly. Ideal Owners The smooth Dachshund makes an ideal companion for those looking for a low-maintenance pet that is affectionate yet independent enough to not need constant attention or exercise all day long. They do require regular exercise outdoors but can usually get away with just one or two walks a day depending on their age and activity levelmaking them perfect for busy people who don't have much free time on their hands but still want the companionship of a pet! History The modern-day Dachshund was developed in Germany back in the 17th century as a small hunter used primarily for tracking badgers and other burrowing animals like foxes and rabbits. The breed quickly became popular across Europe due to its versatility as both a hunter and companion animal. During World War I the popularity of the breed exploded in the United States where they were used as service dogs by Red Cross volunteerscementing its place among beloved household pets today! Healthy Weight The ideal weight range for adult male Smooth Dachshunds is between 1618 pounds; female Smooth Dachshunds should weigh between 1416 pounds when fully grown (around 12 months). Keeping your pup within this healthy weight range helps ensure that they have fewer medical issues down the line due to obesity or malnourishment which can lead to serious complications like joint pain or cardiovascular diseases if left unchecked over time! Important Health Checks Regular checkups are important for any dogespecially breeds such as the Smooth Dachshund which are prone to certain medical conditions due to their unique body shape (e.g., back problems caused by intervertebral disc disease). As part of routine maintenance it's important that your pup gets regular eye exams, skin scrapings/allergy tests if needed, dental checkups every 6 months (or more often if needed), vaccinations/parasite prevention treatments according to schedule set by your vet, annual physical examinations including bloodwork/urinalysis screenings etc., plus any additional tests recommended depending on breed specific risks like heart murmurs/abnormalities etc.all aimed at ensuring your pup's overall health & wellbeing throughout life! The Smooth Dachshund is an endearing breed known for its loyalty and devotion towards its owners along with being relatively low maintenance compared to other breeds making them ideal companions for busy people who still want all the joys pet ownership brings without needing too much extra effort from day-to-day living! With proper care & attention including regular health checks plus keeping them at an appropriate weight range throughout lifeowners will be rewarded with many years of unconditional love & affection from this unique little bundle of joy!

Healthy weight:

9-12 lbs

Recommended Food

Medium or Large breed dog food such as Royal Canin Golden Retriever or Hills Science Diet

Breed Colors

  • Black and Tan
  • Chocolate and Tan
  • Red
  • Cream
  • Blue and Tan
  • Isabella and Tan
  • Wild Boar
  • Wheaten
  • Fawn
  • Blue

Ideal for owners that

  • Patient
  • Loving
  • Responsible
  • Active
  • Good with training
  • Able to provide enough exercise
  • Good with children

Health Considerations

  • Intervertebral Disk Disease (IVDD)
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Epilepsy
  • Cushing's Syndrome
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Obesity
  • Allergies
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Eye Problems
  • Skin Problems

This breed may be cute, but these are some of their common health issues to be aware of.

Temperment & Skills


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