The Dachshund is a breed which originated in Germany. This energetic and lively dog is a great companion and loves to be adored. Also known as a badger hunter, the Dachshund has a keen sense of smell and a great work ethic. However, when taking time off from hunting, this breed is simply happy lounging with his family members and having outdoor play time.
The Dachshund has three different coat varieties concomitant with this breed, including Longhaired, Wirehaired and Smooth. This breed can be miniature size or standard size. Miniature Dachshunds are usually 11 pounds and under while the standard Dachshund is usually between 16 and 32 pounds.
The Dachshund is a friendly and loving breed. He likes nothing better than lounging with the family and going for walks outside. Dachshunds get along well with others and adore some good playtime. With regard to grooming, the Dachshund needs occasional brushing, with the longhaired Dachshund requiring a bit more attention in the grooming department than its shorthaired counterpart.
Since the Dachshund is a small dog, it acclimates well in both apartments and large homes equally. This breed does not need too much space with regard to outdoor time but a fenced-in yard is always nice for some secure running room. Due to its small stature, the Dachshund does not require long runs or too much exercise each day but getting this breed outdoors will help with a lot of its extra energy.
If you are searching for a small breed that is friendly and gets along well with the family and other pets, the Dachshund is a good choice. This breed will be a wonderful addition to the home and provide you with daily enjoyment and fun.

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