Dachshund Dog Breeds Information

It seems Dachshund dog breeds have been dated as far back as ancient Egypt.

Although, this is not completely verified, there are a few theories stating that they did exist back then. When observing several of the very preserved Egyptian walls, you can quickly depict dogs with short legs hunting wild game.

When the American university in Cairo found mummified dogs in an ancient burial urn, they were stunned how much they represented a Dachshund like dog.

Zooming from the past and into the present, modern day Dachshund Dogs descended from English, German, and French terriers and hounds. They are surprisingly very muscular Dogs for their size and can be quite aggressive to strangers. Dachshund dog breeds are very loyal to their owners and will do anything to protect them.

In fact, they can be more aggressive to a threatening opponent than to a rottweiler. Getting bitten by one of these dogs is simply not pleasant. Due to their strong jaw, their bite is not what you'd expect out of a small dog and it can sometimes lead to stitches.

Dachshund dog breeds do not have a temper like other over-protecting dogs. They are quite energetic and can withstand rough play. They love to be with people and will often become depressed or moody if they do not get any attention.

They can sometimes become very reluctant to stop when playtime is over. Dachshunds love to chase balls and continue this process over and over. When they see a small animal, their instinct is to immediately chase it.

They can have three types of coats, short, Long Hair Dachshund Dog, and wire-hair. Short haired Dachshunds are the most common. There are two theories on how the smooth (long) haired dachshund came to be.

One suggests that when the puppies were born, they had longer hair than their parents, and through selective breeding, the breed came into play. The other theory suggests that long-haired dachshund became to be when they were bred with different types of land and water spaniels.

The wire-haired was created sometime during the late 19th century and they are the rarest to be found around the US (they are quite common in Germany). Their fur contains two textures. The outer coat is very coarse and has a tight feel to it. The undercoat is exactly the opposite; the coat is a lot finer and feels like silk.

They often come with long eyebrows and a beard. The hair on their ears is a lot shorter than the short and longhaired coats and the tail is thicker. It is believed that these dogs were bred with hard-coated terriers such as the Danie Dinmont Terrier, the German Wirehaired Pointer, and possibly the Scottish terrier.

These small dogs can get themselves into quite a lot of trouble. Having a Dog First Aid Kit around while they are exploring is beneficial.

They like to dig and explore borrows; so do not be surprised if you find random scratches from a wild animal on your dog. It is important that his rabies shots are up to date, as finding scratches on your dog is a common occurrence if you live in woodsy areas.

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