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Dachshund (standard Wirehaired)



When rejected by his father he became industrious and motivated; when rejected by his mother he became proudly independent; 
when rejected by his siblings he became deeply compassionate; but when rejected by the family dachshund he became a complete nut case.
- from a case history of Sigmund Freud

Standard Wirehaired Dachshund puppy

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Standard Wirehaired Dachshund adult
GCH Hamburg Vom Ringshof

"Dachs" is German for badger and since the 1500s, Dachshunds have been used to hunt badger, fox, and deer. 

The Wire-Haired Dachshund was developed by crossing the original Standard Smooth-Haired Dachshund with a terrier. 

These fearless dogs have a keen sense of smell and work in packs when hunting.

The 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 brindle. 

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. 



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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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CKC Standard Wirehaired Dachshund Breed Standard

Photos displayed above courtesy of:
Louise La Branche, Élevage Vom Branche

British Columbia


Estelle Laponder
Box 535
Armstrong, BC  V0E 1B0
(250) 379-2207

*puppies due mid January 2010

Laponderosa Kennels

Lisa Maki
35145 Skeena Avenue
Abbotsford, BC  V2S 7H5
(604) 557-0106


Deborah Wold
C11 RR#1 Cedarhill
Falkland, BC  V0E 1W0
(250) 379-2635

Matsutake Perm Reg'd





Christine Duval
3023 River Road
Manotick, ON K4M 1B4
(613) 826-2615

Grinzing Perm Reg'd

Ron Moore
143 Second Concession Road,  RR#1
Port Rowan, ON  N0E 1M0
(519) 586-9308






Louise La Branche
710 Murphy Road
Maricourt, QC   J0E 2L2
(819) 679-2038

Élevage Vom Branche


Dachshund Rescue of North America

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

Canadian Dachshund Rescue

Tiny Paws Dog Rescue Canada


Did you know?

"The Ugly Dachshund"
is a 1966 movie
in which a Great Dane
thinks he's a Dachshund
after he's adopted as a pup by a Dachshund.



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