The dachshund (English badger dog) is a short-legged, long-bodied, hound-type dog breed. The standard size dachshund was developed to scent, chase, and flush out badgers and other burrow-dwelling animals, while the miniature dachshund was bred to hunt smaller prey such as rabbits. In the United States, they have also been used to track wounded deer and hunt prairie dogs.

Life span: 12 – 16 years

Temperament: Playful, Affectionate, Keen, Sociable, Lively, Alert, Easygoing, Patient, Athletic, Bright

Weight: 7,3 – 15 kg (Standard Size)

Height: 20-22cm

Colours: Black, Black & Tan, Chocolate & Cream, Chocolate, Cream, Tan, Blue, Red

Hypoallergenic: No

Origin: Germany

Health concerns: The most common health conditions found in Dachshunds include: Intervertebral Disk Disease. Acanthosis Nigricans. Hyperthyroidism, Various Eye Problems, Injuries, Obesity, Skin Problems

Did you know: The very first Olympic mascot in the history of the Olympic Games was Waldie a dachshund for the 1972 Munich Olympic Games. The Olympic marathon route was designed to be in the shape of the dog that year