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Dachshund (Smooth-Haired)

Dachshund (Smooth-Haired)

The standard, Smooth-Haired Dachshund breed is short – but not small! He is a medium-sized hound on short legs, standing at about 35cm and weighing 9-12kg when fully grown. He has an attractive, soft, straight coat that comes in a range of colours

The need-to-know
  • Dog suitable for owners with some experience
  • Some training required
  • Enjoys gentle walks
  • Enjoys walking an hour a day
  • Small dog
  • Minimum drool
  • Requires grooming once a week
  • Non hypoallergenic breed
  • Very vocal dog
  • Guard dog. Barks and alerts
  • May require training to live with other pets
  • May require training to live with kids
Brown Smooth-Haired Dachshund on the grass

Personality

This dog can be very independent and needs kind, consistent, patient training. Early socialisation is required in order to acclimate Dachshunds to children, strangers and other animals. They are a breed that becomes quite attached to their family and usually one family member in particular, but they can be reserved with strangers.

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