Monday, August 3, 2015

Dog breed spotlight: Dachshund

The Dachshund is a lively and friendly dog breed with German origin. The breed stems back to the 1600s, and the dogs were bred to be tough and fearless enough to dig underground and fight badgers.

Dachshunds are enthusiastic, playful, and loving. They require moderate exercise and generally do well with children. This breed tends to get bored easily, so be prepared to keep your furry friend busy and load up with fun toys.

There are three different coat varieties: smooth, wire-haired, and long haired. Both the smooth and wire-haired dachshunds shed very little. The dogs can come in standard size or miniature.

A standard Dachshund weighs between 16 and 32 pounds, and a medium PlexiDor dog door is a good choice. A miniature weighs under 11 pounds. Some can use a small PlexiDor, but most will require a medium.

~ Maria Sadowski ~


  1. We love the mini wired haired ones. They are so adorable, but always in trouble!

    1. They are so cute! =D Thank you for coming over, Emma! =D