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.
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.