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Dachshund (standard Smooth)



If you've never owned dachshunds, no explanation is possible. If you've owned dachshunds, no explanation is necessary.
- Benny Archuleta

Standard Smooth Dachshund puppies

Standard Smooth Dachshund puppies

Standard Smooth Dachshund adult
Ch Dustnee The Chan Man

Since the 1500s, Dachshunds have been used to hunt badger, fox, and deer. The Standard Smooth-haired is believed to be the original breed from which the Long-Haired and Wire-Haired were developed. 

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 has three coat types. The short, smooth-coated dog can be chocolate, grey or white with rust markings, dappled or brindle but the most common colours are red or black and tan. This dog has little body odour. 

Despite his size, he has terrier-like qualities and likes to be the boss! He 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

Weiner Dogs

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


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Maple Leaf Breeders

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CKC Standard Smooth Dachshund Breed Standard

Photos displayed above courtesy of:
George Vickerson, Dustnee Reg'd
Prince Edward Island

British Columbia


Ted and Karen Brunner
14087 Greencrest Drive
Surrey, BC  V4P 1L5
(604) 538-8512

Barkerville Perm Reg'd

Prince Edward Island


George Vickerson
RR#4, Jewell Road
Cornwall, PE   C0A 1H0
(902) 566-4167

Dustnee Reg'd


Dachshund Rescue of North America

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

Canadian Dachshund Rescue

Tiny Paws Dog Rescue Canada



Did you know?

Three smooth haired
were the inspiration for a
brewing company located
in Wisconsin. The company
produces III Dachshunds
beer and cider.
The dogs' names were
Lillie, Otto, and Sophie.



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