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Dachshund (Standard Long-Haired)

 

 

A dachshund is a half-dog high and a dog-and-a-half long
- H. L. Mencken


Standard Longhaired Dachshund puppy

Dachshalott Holly Redivy Rose
"Ivy"

Standard Longhaired Dachshund
"Ivy"

"Dachs" is German for badger and since the 1500s, Dachshunds have been used to hunt badger, fox, and deer. The Standard Smooth is believed to be the original dog from which the Long-Haired and Wire-Haired were developed. The long-haired came from crossing with the Field Spaniel. Classified as a scenthound, the Dachshund has a keen sense of smell and works in packs when hunting.

The Standard Dachshund is 8 inches high at the shoulder and weighs more than 11 pounds. There are three coat types. The Long-Haired Dachshund's glossy, slightly wavy coat is said to be very similar to an Irish Setter.  It can be solid-coloured, two-coloured, dappled or brindle. The Dachshund has little body odour. 

The Dachsie may be stubborn, dominant, and a challenge to train. However, he is also friendly, playful, alert, and spirited, and makes a terrific companion. The fearless Dachshund does not always look before he leaps! He can sometimes overestimate his athletic abilities! 

The Dachshund requires early, consistent training from a patient, take-charge master. If spoiled, he may become snappy. Training may require extra time and patience. Early socialization is a good idea.  Blessed with a loud bark, the Standard Dachshund makes a good watchdog!

A fenced yard is a must as the Dachshund will instinctively wander off after an interesting scent. Be sure the yard is truly escape-proof as the Dachshund can dig his way out of almost anything! Dachshunds require regular exercise to fight a tendency to obesity. This is particularly important as the Dachshund's body shape does not support extra weight well. 

 

 

 
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Clubs and Organizations

Calgary Lowriders Dachshund Club

Dachshund Club of Greater Ontario
Eastern Canada Dachshund Club

Prairie Dachshund Club

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Dachshund and Terrier Association
Patrick Bennet,
196 Albany Avenue,
Toronto, ON  M5R 3C6
(416) 536-0246

 

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Photos displayed above courtesy of:
Jane Coleman, Danny Boy
Ontario



British Columbia

Kennel/Website

Ted and Karen Brunner
14087 Greencrest Drive
Surrey, BC  V4P 1L5
(604) 538-8512
Email:
barkervilledachshunds@gmail.com

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Ontario

Kennel/Website

Jane Coleman
1163 Stone Road
Oxford Mills, ON  K0G 1S0
(613) 258-7515
Email:
janecoleman@xplornet.com

Danny Boy


Katherine and George Legacy
RR#4
Thamesford, ON N0M 2M0
(519) 283-9610
Email:
dachshalott@sympatico.ca

Dachshalott



 
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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?


A Dachshund is
three times as long
as he is high.

 

 
 

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