10 Things to Know Before Adopting a Dachshund

Dachshund Lifespan This breed typically lives between 12-16 years. They can sometimes live up to 12-16 years. These fur balls are now a Guinness World record thanks to Chanel, a cute little girl who lived for an amazing 21 years. Otto, a mixed breed who lived longer than Chanel, broke her record.

Do Dachshunds Shed? All dog breeds shed, with the exception of hairless ones. It is a natural and healthy process that helps maintain skin health and regulates body temperature. This breed sheds very little, so you won't have to spend hours cleaning up your furry friend. 

Dachshund Temperament And Personality They are known for their playful, fun personalities. They can be very daring, despite their small stature. These fur balls can sometimes act aggressively toward other dogs even though they are larger than the dog. 

Dachshund Type Although there are differences in Dachshund classifications based on size and weight, the most significant difference is in the breed's colors and coat type. There are three types of Dachshund coats: wire, long and smooth. 

Dachshund Size This breed is ideal for those who are looking for a smaller fur baby. Even the most large Dachshunds can weigh in at 16 to 32 pounds. The AKC states that there is only one size for Dachshunds. This is the standard breed. However, they will allow mature dogs weighing less than 11 lbs to compete in miniature class competitions. Many owners and breed enthusiasts disagree. 

Dachshund Vs Mini Dachshund The only thing that really distinguishes a standard Dachshund from a mini Dachshund is its size. Both types share the same health issues, life expectancy and grooming requirements, temperament, training needs, and almost any other thing you can think of. 

Are Dachshunds Hypoallergenic? This question can be answered in a few words: no. Dachshunds do not shed so they are not hypoallergenic. Many people believe that Dachshunds are still an excellent choice for anyone with allergies to dogs, as there is very little chance of them triggering any negative reactions. 

Are Dachshunds Smart? They are known for their intelligence. They are so intelligent that they can have behavioral problems if they aren't properly trained. 

How Much Are Dachshunds? Adopting from a shelter is a great way to save a life. Cost is the main reason. The cost of buying a Dachshund from an breeder can be anywhere from $500 to $3,000. 

Dachshund Back Problem A back problem called intervertebral disk disease (IVDD) is one of the most serious health problems these adorable little joy-filled balls of joy could face. Paralysis can occur if this condition is not treated and left to get worse.