A hotdog that the whole family can enjoy!

Country of Origin: Germany

Dog Group: Hound

Origin of Name: The name Dachshund as the breed itself is of German origin and translates to ‘Badger Dog’ literally. Dachs mean Badger and the Hund stands for dog. These were developed to hunt for badgers and rabbits and hence the name.


A bit low

Monthly keeping cost


Rs. 30,000


Rs. 15,000



Tendency to Bark:

Very High

Life Span-13 to 14 years

Availability-Easy to get

About Dachshund :
The Dachshund dog breed is a hotdog that the whole family will enjoy together. We are not talking about a meager hot dog sausage that is wrapped in two buns. We are talking about a Daschund, fondly called the hotdog because of its shape. This is a fun dog for the whole family with its comical features. Do not be fooled by the size of this scent hound. They have an exceptional amount of courage, which they are not afraid to show in front of strangers.

Our aim here is to help you understand your pet better and, if you are a prospective owner, then we will help you to anticipate their needs or the next move. Your Daschund, some believe, is a very old breed. In fact, there are some scholars who believe that these four-legged creatures featured in ancient Egypt as well. There are some engravings that suggest the same. 

Though, this modern day short-legged creature is the creation of the German Breeders. The Daschund dog was bred by breeding the Pinscher, French Basset Hound, Spaniel and the Wire Haired Schnauzer. This would explain the different hair lengths. The breed was developed to hunt badgers and rabbits. Their slim size made them perfect for fitting into tight tunnels and burrows. They were designed to catch prey both above as well as below the ground. 

Dachshund breed have a unique shape. You have to remember one thing: with the different shapes come certain difficulties as well. This may not be the ideal breed if he or she has to go up and down the stairs a lot of time. As they might have some back problems. So keep this in mind.

Visits to Groomer-Low



Tolerance to heat-Basks in it

Tolerance to cold-Need warmth

Exercise Requirement-Lots

Under Coat-No

Colour-Red/Black and Tan

Coat Type-Short

Hair Length-Short

Hair Density-Sparse

Daschunds dog may be small on size but it is a head turner when it comes to having a personality. Their funny antics and different structure make them stars wherever they go. Their small size not only makes them good with children but is perfect for all apartment dwellers.These are intelligent dogs so you will need to keep him or her engaged for long hours. They are perfect for all families but are exceptionally good for old and single people as they are excellent.

Training & Intelligence
Daschund is a very intelligent breed; they can be stubborn though, which at times can be a hindrance to the training process. The excellent nose and small size make them excellent sniffer dogs but the stubbornness to learn plays an hindrance to that aspect.Training them is difficult but not impossible. You just need to be patient and ensure consistent training to achieve results. One of the easiest way to achieve that is through food.

Litter Size-4 to 6 puppies (approximately)

Complication in Breeding-No

Daschunds are generally a healthy breed and even their breeding does not have many complications attached. An average male and female Daschund attains sexual maturity anywhere between six to nine months of age. Though your pet is still very young to breed.

Most Cairn Terriers are exactly like Toto loyal to their family, curious and brave. They are excellent companions for families of all shapes and sizes and can even be useful vermin exterminators on farms. Though they are good family dogs, small children and Cairn Terriers are not a good mix. This breed doesn’t have a lot of patience and has been known to bite.

Training & Intelligence
The Cairn is intelligent and curious. Training won’t require too much attention and effort, though it won’t be easier than other breeds. Expect results to come gradually. They must be trained early on to understand who is in charge of the house, and that the leaders mean what they say.

Litter Size- 2 to 10 puppies (approximately)

Complication in Breeding-No

Cairn terrier are healthy and sturdy breed . Generally a dog takes around 18 months to reach his or her full height and structure. It is advisable to breed your dogs after at least two years of age. If you are a first timer at breeding then taking a vets help.

Dachshund Profile


Very Friendly
Loves Humans


Difficult to train
Highly intelligent breed

Litter Size

4 to 6 puppies (Approx)


Medium attention required
Required occasional brushing


Highly intelligent
Perfect family dog

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