A fearless, elongated dog with a superior sense of smell, the Dachshund was bred in the 1600s in Germany to go to ground to rid farms of vermin. This lively breed is lovable, friendly and exceptionally playful, making him an ideal family pet. Dachshunds come in three coat varieties: Smooth, Wirehaired and Longhaired. They also can be standard size or miniature.
DID YOU KNOW? Dachshund means “Badger Dog” in German.
ALSO KNOWN AS: Teckel, Dackel, Tekkel Doxie, Weenie Dog, Wiener Dog/Hotdog, Sausage Dog, Worshond