History and Characteristics of the Dachshund
Dachshund ,(also called Teckel or Dackel in Germany) originates from
the Bracken, dogs which were used for hunting in the middle ages.
Bracken were bred with other dogs that had great ability to hunt. These
dogs were bred with dogs that were shorter, low to the ground and would
fit in Badger holes and fox dens. Out these dogs the Dachshund appeared.
the north end of Germany they say Teckel in the south it is the Dackel
a combination of Teckel and Dachshund. The Teckel is a well known
durable and strong hunting dog in Germany. They have great hunting
ability under as well as above ground.
The Teckel comes in three different coats. The smooth, wire and longhair. then there are 3 different sizes.
are not classified by weight, but by chest circumferences which is
measured at a Zuchtschau (Confirmation show) at 15 month. There is the
Kaninchen Teckel the smallest out of all three, it has a chest circ
30cm below, the Zwerg is 35cm and then there is the standard that would
have a chest circ 35 cm and above.
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The Characteristics and Temperament of the Dachshund:
* It is small dog with lots of energy, friendly by nature, loves to
snuggle with you on the sofa and share your bed.
* Neither nervous nor aggressive with even temperament.
* He is a passionate hunting dog with an excellent nose, can be use
under or above ground.
* He is strong and has great endurance, hast lots of heart and
* He can be a real clown and brings lost of smiles and laughter to its
* He is very versatile and adapt easily to its surroundings, he can live
in the country or appartment. He needs little room to be happy, but
does enjoy a yard and going on walks.
* He is a great watch dog and nobody can get unnoticed through
the 24 hr. Dachshund Security system.
* He is a great playmate to children and a great companion.
* He is a enthusiastic car passenger that loves to ride along where ever
he is allowed to go along.
* Dachshunds belong to a line of long living dogs 16 years and older