Images of dogs like Dachshunds appeared on walls in ancient Egypt. Stone and clay figurines also was recovered in Mexico and Greece. Some say that the dachshund is from Germany. There are many other theories that describe the creation of a dachshund but it's hard to find the only true.
Undoubtedly, the first dachshund was natural-haired but their hair is wasn’t properly protected against the cold. People decided to cross the spaniel and short-haired dachshund long-haired dachshund was created. The first long-haired dachshund was in Germany in Bavaria in the nineteenth century. The last type is a wirehaired dachshund, who was very popular in Europe. Currently dachshund is one of the most popular dogs in the world.
Appearance and characteristics:
Standard Dachshund should weigh 6-9 pounds and be up to 30cm in height. Miniature dachshunds are obviously smaller. These dogs live about 12-15 years. The colors are very different. They have an elongated nose and body and short legs. Dachshunds have a poor sense of smell because they have relatively few olfactory cells.
Dachshunds eat little, are stubborn and busy. They are small dogs but bark very loud. Like most dogs – they are loyal and faithful. Apparently dachshunds are great hunters and are ideal for hunting. Dachshunds can’t walk down the stairs, must be lifted by a man. These dogs are indiscriminate and intelligent.
Education, education, training:
Dachshunds are very smart, but very stubborn. They unfortunately learn slowly and you can start training them until about 6 months. Dachshund dogs are dominant, so they should be taught that they are the most important in the world. These dogs learn new commands, but often they aren’t willing to do.
Learning of dachshunds can’t rely on shouting. Like any dog they learn faster when a person uses a system of rewards and penalties light. We should never use violence against dogs. Personally, I recommend a treat as a reward. As a punishment ideal is voice command and using of a water pistol.
Dachshunds are very nice dogs and they are always very grateful for the care their owners. They like to dig, so you often walk with them in the park, garden, etc. They are ideal dogs for the elderly and young. Learning and training is essential in these dogs. In other case - dachshund always tries to dominate the house and be the most important.