Standard Dachshund is
8 inches high at the shoulder and has three coat types.
The Wire-Haired Dachshund has a short, straight, harsh, water-repellent double coat and can be
red, black and tan, fawn, chocolate, grey or white with rust markings, dappled or
The Dachshund has little body
odour. This particular variety of
Dachshund also has a short beard!
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.