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Dachshund (miniature Wirehaired)

 

Dachshunds are ideal dogs for small children, as they are already stretched and pulled to such a length that the child cannot do much harm one way or the other.
- Robert Benchley (1889-1945)


Miniature Wirehaired Dachshund puppy

Cedar Hills Passin The Torch to Neuenrade
"Chewie
"

Miniature Wirehaired Dachshund adult
Am/Cdn Ch Cedar Hills Wired to Neuenrade
"Frankie
"

Since the 1500s, Dachshunds have been used to hunt badger and fox by digging after it. The original dog was the Standard Smooth Dachshund and all other dachsies were developed from this dog. 

Miniature Dachshunds were bred in Germany specifically to hunt rabbits as they are small enough to go down into a rabbit's burrow.

The Miniature Dachshund is about 6 inches high at the shoulder. This dog comes in three coat types. The Wire-Haired Dachshund has a short, straight, harsh double coat and can be red, black and tan, fawn, chocolate, grey or white with rust markings, dappled or brindle. This coat type gives the Miniature Wire-haired Dachshund the look of a terrier.  This breed has other terrier-like qualities, and likes to be the boss! He may be stubborn, dominant, and a challenge to train. However, the Dachshund is also friendly, playful, alert, and spirited, and makes a terrific companion. 

The Miniature Wire-haired is the most active and the most stubborn of the three miniatures. He will benefit from early and consistent training with a strong, patient, take-charge master to avoid becoming snappy. Training can be difficult and may require extra time and patience. Early socialization is a good idea.  The Miniature Dachshund makes a good watchdog as he can make a surprising amount of noise when barking!

This dog has a great nose, and must be fenced in so he doesn't wander off after an interesting smell! They require regular exercise to fight a tendency to become overweight. The Dachshund's body shape does not support extra weight well. 

If regularly exercised, this dog can live in an apartment. However, the neighbours may not appreciate his watchdog instincts! Children should not be allowed to roughhouse with the dog.  

 

 
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Clubs and Organizations

The Miniature Dachshund Club of BC

Calgary Lowriders Dachshund Club
Dachshund Club of Greater Ontario
Eastern Canada Dachshund Club

Prairie Dachshund Club

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Photos displayed above courtesy of:
Lisa Mangles, Neuenrade
British Columbia




British Columbia

Kennel/Website

Lisa Mangles
5121 Holly Avenue
Port Alberni, BC   V9Y 6H8
(250) 724-0663
Email:
dachshunds@shaw.ca

Neuenrade


Jo Reeves
2764 Parkway Drive 
Surrey, BC   V4P 1E8
(604) 542-2770
Email:
joskip@shaw.ca

Joskip Perm Reg'd



Alberta

Kennel/Website

Jan Ritter
RR#1 Lockhart Road
Rimbey,  AB   TOC 2JO
(403) 843-7794

Ritters

 

 
Nova Scotia 

Kennel/Website

Heather Carter
RR#1, Ellershouse
Hants County, NS  B0N 1L0
(902) 757-3332
Email:
hjcarter@ns.sympatico.ca

Dashitall Reg'd

 
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Rescue

Dachshund Rescue of North America

Dachshund Club, Western
Susan Lankau
(604) 943-4304

Canadian Dachshund Rescue
info@wienerdogrescue.com

Tiny Paws Dog Rescue Canada

 

Did you know?


Disney created a 
girlfriend for Pluto,
named
Dinah the Dachshund.

 

 
 

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