Dwarf dachshund - the dog is a hunter, one of the oldest burrowing breeds.
On the hunt, foxes, badgers and various animals living in burrows are used to search for and pens.
An interesting fact is that the dachshund breed numbers nine species, since they are distinguished by the type of coat and size.
By type of hair, the breed is divided into three groups:
- Smooth hair
By the size of the tax is divided:
- Dwarf, miniature or mini
Dachshund's color is the most common:
- Black tan
- Tan tan
Description of the dwarf dachshund breed
Dwarf dachshund can not boast of outstanding size. She is even smaller than her so not too big, standard relative. But in this, then its plus.
Initially, the breed was bred for hunting foxes, rabbits, etc.
Due to its miniature size, this species can even climb into the narrowest hole.
Of course, nowadays these dogs are rarely used as a hunting breed, but also in a city apartment, the modest dimensions of a doggie are more of a virtue than a disadvantage.
Dachshund height should not exceed 21 cm, and weight 4.5 kg.
But the most important parameter, for a dwarf dachshund, is the volume of the chest. Ideally, it should be 30-35 cm.
According to the type of wool, dwarf dachshunds, as well as all its relatives, are divided into three types:
- smooth coat
But this factor does not affect the surprising nature of these dogs, regardless of the length and quality of their wool, they are simply adorable.
The nature of the dwarf dachshund
Photo dwarf dachshund in nature in the rack
Can a dog have a sense of humor?
All owners of miniature taxes will respond positively to this question.
It seems that in the clever and penetrating eyes of these dogs, a grin always sparkles.
The average life of a dwarf dachshund is more than ten years, which means that a great friend and guard will appear in the family for many years.
They are wonderful companions for their owners, they love long walks.
But more than anything, the dachshund loves to hunt.
This instinct is so developed that even those dogs, which have never been taken on a hunt, are ready with delight to dig up all the minks in the way.
Soft and flexible dwarf dachshunds are sometimes very stubborn and ready to defend their case to the last. But at the same time, they are very attached to their owners, sociable and inquisitive.
She gets along well with children, provided that they do not tease and offend her.
These little ones can't stand any neglect of their person.
The dwarf dachshund gives in to training well, is easily trained, but to be educated it will require patience, and most importantly, respect and love for this amazing animal.
Conventional training methods for this breed are not suitable. She can not be punished physically and raise your voice. The doggie's nature may deteriorate due to rough handling.
For all the success, it is necessary to praise her, you can and should tell her sincere compliments.
But, if the dog is guilty, then the biggest punishment for it will be a short ignoring.
Owners of dwarf dachshund should take into account that pets are very affectionate and friendly with the owners, to strangers can show aggression.
Not always do these crumbs get on with other animals, due to their selfish and jealous nature.
Mini dachshund care
Photo mini dachshund ready to hunt
The obvious advantage of a dwarf dachshund can be considered its simplicity in care.
Wool is fairly easy to keep in order.
To make the smooth-haired baby look well-groomed, it is enough to spend several minutes a day and wipe the pet with a soft cloth and special coarse mitten and comb it a couple of times a week.
A hard-haired dachshund should not only be regularly combed out, but also trimmed twice a year.
This can be done in a specialized dog beauty salon, but many experienced owners cope with this procedure on their own.
Long-haired look, in order to avoid the formation of lumps and tangles of wool, must be combed daily.
Bathe as contaminated, or at intervals of 10 days.
Inspect your pet's ears and teeth regularly.
Raise your hanging ears and sink with a damp cloth.
The claws are trimmed 2 times a month with a nail clipper and file sharp ends with a nail file.
If the pet reacts painfully to the procedure of cutting the claws and does not allow to file it, it is possible to run with it on the asphalt after cutting.
Inspect the eyes every day, in case of souring, rinse with a weak brewing of black tea.
For redness, tearing and excessive acidification of the dog's eyes, be sure to contact your veterinarian.
If everything is clear with the training and care, then the main question is, what is the best way to feed miniature dachshunds?
What type of feed to choose, specialized dry or natural products?
An unequivocal answer can not be found anywhere, it is up to the owner to decide.
We should not forget that the rates of obesity, and in no case can not overfeed, but the lack of food for a puppy can lead to extremely negative consequences in the future.
Each type of food has its pros and cons.
Of course, if you have free time and the necessary knowledge, you can choose feeding with natural products.
But such nutrition needs to be supplemented with mineral supplements and vitamins and closely monitor that the food is balanced, which is quite difficult. Calculate the caloric and energy value of products, you can only with a special reference.
The number of feeds with natural products:
- Puppies under the age of four months - 5-6 times a day
- Puppies from four to eight months - 3-4 times a day
- Teenagers and adult dogs - 1-2 times a day (depending on the calorie content of products)
Dry food is better to choose, not giving in to advertising from the TV, and after consulting with experienced breeders.
Ready meals for dogs is convenient because you can always read the composition on a pack and calculate the portion suitable for your pet.
The most important thing to know is that it is absolutely impossible to mix food types.
An exception is the period when the puppy switches from mother's milk to dry food. At this time, it is recommended to feed the baby with low-fat dietary dairy products.
Photos puppy Wire Dachshund
Number of feedings with dry feed:
- Puppies under the age of four months - 4 times a day
- Puppies from four to eight months - 3 times a day
- Teens and adult dogs - 2 times a day
In addition, what to feed, it is important and how to do it. A dog must have a regimen, eating at the same time. If food remains in the bowl, it should be removed. Dachshund talented beggars and may, with the most unhappy eyes, try to get something tasty from the owner at an inopportune time. For the sake of the health of the pet should not pamper him.
Long haired dachshund
Dachshund is a breed of small hunting dogs, which in strength and endurance are not inferior to their larger brothers. This also applies to the long-haired variety, whose representatives also have an elongated body, short legs, but also a long, silky hair. Like all hunters, the long-haired dachshund is playful, active and has some behavioral features and character.
Taxi is considered the oldest hunting breed, and researchers still do not know for sure when it appeared. As for the official recognition of this breed, its formation began in the 16th century in the South German lands. Primary data on these burrow hunters date back to the late 16th century.
The ancestors of these dogs were marriages - hardy, squat hounds, from which the dachshunds received, among other things, the ability to stalk game and give new signals. Short paws didn’t help much in the hunt's hunt, but for penetration into the burrows turned out to be the most suitable.
Subsequently, thanks to breeding activities, several pedigree species were bred. The long-haired dachshund was obtained by crossing smooth-haired representatives of the breed and spaniels.
The nature of the breed
The nature of long-haired dogs and their short-haired close relatives is not too different. Such a pet is very curious - no event will pass by its long nose. Doggie is happy to be with his owner 24 hours a day and is very upset if he is left alone at home.
The dachshund puppy quickly finds a common language with all members of the family, but only one of them he will consider to be the master and loyally obey him.
With other pets - dogs or cats, the long-haired dachshund almost always establishes friendly relations, but this does not apply to other animals - their dog can be considered as an object of hunting.
If you keep such a hunter in a private house, small pest animals will forget the way here.
It is not recommended to start a dachshund, including those with long hair, in a family with small children. These animals do not differ in patience and, if even inadvertently hurt them, can not just snap back, but also bite. But nevertheless, long-haired dachshunds have a reduced desire for hunting, they are calmer and more balanced, therefore they are recommended to be started as pets.
Dachshunds are small dogs, but very brave, they are able to get involved in fights with their relatives, regardless of the size of the enemy. This should be taken into account during paddocks.
Dachshunds belong to territorial animals, they will protect their site with all the ferocity they have. Not without reason, these cute-looking creatures head the ranking of the most biting dogs.
But for their pet will be faithful and loyal friend and even a family member.
Description of the breed long-haired dachshund
There are three types of long-haired dachshunds - standard, dwarf and rabbit. All of them vary in size, and measure them not by weight, but by the girth of the sternum. Standard dogs are larger than others, and rabbit dogs are the smallest. In addition to differences in size, the standard describes the breed as follows:
- Head - wedge-shaped, without points, with a well-developed occiput, slightly pronounced brow ridges and a transition from the forehead to the muzzle.
- The nose is narrowed to the lobe, the cheekbones have well-developed muscles. Nose is oval, pigmented with black or brown color.
- Lips not saggy, lean, with powerful, strong teeth, tightly closed.
- Eyes small in size, expressive, have the shape of an oval, moderately deep. The iris is usually brown, but for dogs with blue merle hair it can be amber or blue.
- Auricles elongated, triangular in shape, with rounded tips.
- Dachshunds are strong dogs with developed muscles and an elongated body. The neck has a pronounced scruff, high posture, withers well manifested.
- Chest oval shape, medium width, with a well-developed front part, falls below the elbows. The lumbar part is elongated, with a strong, sloping croup. The line of the abdomen is well-trimmed.
- Paws in dachshunds are short, strong, equipped with flexible, large joints. Because of the position of the carpal joints under the body, it seems that the limbs of the dog are somewhat twisted. The hind legs are wider than the front, but not pulled back. Paws end in strong hands, they are tightly assembled, have long claws and dark pads.
- Tail exactly hanging down or shaped like a sickle, set slightly below the vertebral line. When the dog is excited, he rises. It never lies on the back of an animal and is not placed vertically.
Coloring dachshunds with long hair
Representatives of this type of dachshunds have double-layered coat - smooth and shiny on top, and short, fluffy on the bottom. Almost on all body, the wool fits tightly to the body, in the area of the throat and lower body it is elongated. At the edges of the auricles there is a fringe, on the back of the limbs - tows. Because of the long hair, the dachshund's tail resembles a flag.
There are several colors of dachshunds with long hair, the most common are the following:
- The coat is the same color - red, reddish-yellow, fawn. A mixture of black wool is possible, but dogs with a pure color are valued more.
- Two-tone - dark, black or brown. Each of the colors has burns - reddish-brown or pale yellow.
- With wool of marble or brindle color - for marble dogs the main one is black, red or gray wool. It is desirable to have gray or beige spots, but small.
- Tiger dachshunds have red or fawn hair with dark tigers.
Care for long-haired dachshunds
Naturally, the long hair of these dogs needs more thorough care than the short-haired fellows. It is necessary for owners to brush it regularly, and also the periodic hairstyle, including hygienic - a vystriganiye sites between fingers, in an auricle, in a groin will be required.
If the pet is not a working dog, then it is necessary, if necessary, to cut his claws. These little hunters are prone to gaining extra weight, so they need regular active walking. They need to constantly play, run, do not give bored.
The long-haired dachshund, like other dogs, requires compulsory vaccination, de-worming, treatment for fleas and other external parasites.
Education and training of taxes
Before embarking on training, you must accustom your pet to a nickname and earn his trust. Dachshunds tend to be stubborn, so the owner must become a real leader for them. For the process of training to be fruitful, you need to be persistent, consistent and not stop in the middle of the road.
As soon as the baby is in the new house, you must show him his place. You can not let him sleep to himself, even if he makes sad eyes and whines piteously. Dachshunds are great actors and are able to "put pressure on pity," if at least once such a number passes, then the dog will subsequently manipulate its owners.
It is best to teach the child to the toilet immediately on the street, and if this is not possible, then you can lay a diaper. But in this case, weaning from the diaper can be quite a difficult process. During training it is worth remembering that dachshunds are prone to obesity, therefore, encouraging a dog, you should rarely use delicacies - 1 treat for 2-3 teams.
In other cases, you can be content with praise, affection, joint games. Dachshunds are very sensitive to intonation, so even a single laudatory word can improve a pet's mood and increase its efficiency.
long haired dachshund
Dachshunds, including long-haired - the most compact hunting dogs. Compared with other similar dogs, they are not inclined to destroy everything that surrounds them. Therefore, it is possible to keep such a pet in the conditions of a small living space. But the dog will feel best in a country house, though his love of digging can seriously harm the lawn.
Another caveat - dachshunds are hunters on burrowing animals, so they will not be difficult to make a dig under the fence, if something outside will cause their interest. You should not take a dachshund to a house where there is already a pet - a cat or another small animal, especially if the dog does not participate in the hunt and pritravka. Otherwise, the dog will send its hunting instinct to the animals living nearby.
Equipping a place for the future pet, it should be borne in mind that dachshunds love to wrap themselves in blankets and bedspreads.
Therefore, in addition to the bedding, he needs to select his own bract, but such that the fabric has a dense structure and does not have a fringe, otherwise the dog will cling with claws.
Dachshunds have a weakness for the master bed, therefore, if the owner is categorically against such a neighborhood, it is necessary to immediately stop all inclinations.
Dachshunds have an original body structure, which gives them advantages during the hunt, but can cause a number of diseases. In addition, there are a number of ailments that can be inherited. Future owners should be more attentive to their pet, identifying the disease as soon as possible:
- Acanthosis Nigricas - a disease that is associated with a violation of the sebaceous glands, accompanied by compaction of skin areas and their hyperpigmentation,
- “swimmer” syndrome - an illness that occurs due to osteoporosis, it is detected even in puppy age - puppies are not able to climb their paws and crawl,
- discopathy - damage to the spinal discs, can be deformity, displacement or damage,
- эпилепсия идиопатического (невыясненного) генеза – это состояние проявляется в виде ряда симптомов – нарушенной координации, рвоты, непроизвольного мочеиспускания, мышечного тремора,
- патологии глаз – атрофические изменения зрительного нерва, сетчатки и др.
- энтерит – воспаление кишечных стенок, вызванное инфекцией или несбалансированным питанием.
- алопеция – из-за ослабления пигмента пес может начать лысеть.
Dachshunds without timely vaccination can cause serious diseases - plague, rabies, piroplasmosis, etc. But, if you carefully monitor the pet and take care of it properly, you can avoid a number of pathologies.
Brief description of the breed dwarf dachshund
- Other possible dog names: Miniature Dachshund, Mini Dachshund, Dachshund Miniature.
- Adult dog height: 30-35 cm
- Weight:5-6 kg.
- Characteristic color: There are three variants of color: single-color (red-red, red and fawn), two-color (black or dark-red with lighter tan points), spotty (marble or brindle).
- Wool length: dwarf dachshunds can be smooth-haired, wire-haired and long-haired.
Smooth-haired dwarf dachshund wool thick, shiny, without bald spots.
Hardcore It has a very thick, elastic, moderately long hair with a rich undercoat. Mandatory thick mustache and beard on the face.
Longhair coat The dwarf dachshund is thick, soft, silky, with a pronounced undercoat, on the ears, sides, back of the paws and tail the hair forms a fluffy fringe.
- Lifespan: 10-12 years.
- Breed advantages: dwarf dachshund is very pleasant in communication, gets on well with other pets and children. Easy to care, has good health.
- The complexity of the breed: the dog does not like to be alone, prone to hunting for small animals, independent and stubborn.
- Average price: You can buy dwarf dachshund for $ 150-500, depending on the puppy class.
The history of the origin of the dwarf dachshund
Dwarf dachshunds bred in Germany for burrow hunting for small animals. Breeding work on breeding miniature individuals began at the end of the XIX century. For crossing, the smallest individuals of standard dachshunds were chosen, while attention was paid not only to the appearance, but also to the working qualities of dogs.
Purpose and nature of the dwarf dachshund
Miniature dachshunds are used. for hunting small animals (mostly rabbits). Possible content in the apartment as companions and ornamental dogs.
Dwarf dachshund has a friendly disposition, stable psyche, activity and vitality. it optimistic dogalways able to bring a smile.
Among the character traits, which most often note dog handlers: curiosity, contact, intelligence, ingenuity, benevolence, activity, high performance, courage, balance, stubbornness, independence, independence.
How to choose a dwarf dachshund puppy
It is better to acquire a future pet in a certified nursery. This provides a guarantee that the puppy sold will meet breed standards, and in the future will be able to participate in breeding.
Purebred puppies sell at the age of 3 months, by this time they should be given the first vaccinations. You can buy grown-up animals, they are well accustomed to a new home and owner. The older the puppy, the more clearly visible the breed signs.
Pay attention to wool. It should be brilliant, dense, without bald spots and bald patches. The brighter and richer the color, the better. In tanned animals, bright spots should not occupy a large surface of the body, white spots are excluded. Motley colors should be uniform, small spots are distributed throughout the body.
A healthy and promising puppy is active, curious, friendly. Not worth purchasing cowardly or too aggressive dogs. Such animals are not suitable for hunting and breeding, and are also disqualified at exhibitions.
Nicknames for dwarf dachshund
The name of a pedigree dog depends not only on the owner, but also on the breeder. An animal with a pedigree must have a nickname starting with a specific letter or syllable. It is important that the name is in harmony with the name of the nursery or derivative of the nickname of the parents.
Dwarf dachshunds often receive foreign names that hint at their origin. German, English, French words are popular: Charming, Frau, Greta, Ernie, Sherlock, Bunny, Dandy. In the nickname, you can beat the color, attractive appearance and petite size of the animal.
Bitch called Baidi, Angelika, Blondi, Honey, Bell, Minnie, Thumbelina, Mist, Gold, Drop, Baby.
Males can get the nickname Prince, Frant, The Hobbit. Most mini-dachshunds have a tender home name to which they respond with pleasure.
Maintenance and care of a dwarf such
Miniature dachshunds love to walk very much. From time to time the pet should be taken out of town or into the park so that he can run. In cold weather, shorthair dachshunds need warm waterproof clothing.
Walking a dog is necessary twice a day, but in bad weather, many mini-dachshunds use a special tray or diaper. Dogs must be kept in a warm room, captive living will not suit them.
Long-haired dogs need to be regularly brushed, wire-haired need periodic trimming. Dachshunds are very fond of swimming, from time to time they are recommended to wash with warm water with a special shampoo for dogs. Read more about caring for a dachshund here ...
What to feed dwarf dachshund
Puppies from 3 to 6 months are fed 4 times a day, by the year they can be gradually transferred to three meals a day. Adult dogs receive food in the morning and evening.
If the choice is made in favor of natural food, you need to feed the animal high-protein food (meat, offal, cottage cheese, fish) with a small addition of grains and vegetables. Tubular bones, fatty, spicy and sweet foods it is impossible to give. Food should be thick enough, not hot and absolutely fresh. With natural nutrition, it is recommended to give sublimated vitamin supplements for small dogs.
Training and education of dwarf dachshund
Dwarf dachshund, intended to be kept as a pet, does not need special training. It is important to accustom her to several main commands "Fu", "To me", "Place".
Animals, which will be used for hunting, are special training and training in the field. Dachshunds are very intelligent, quite docile, but at times they can be stubborn. The trainer must act gently but persistently in order to achieve unquestioning obedience, but not to injure the psyche of the dog.
Pros and cons of dwarf dachshund breed
Among the advantages of the breed: good health and strong immunity, sociability and livability, devotion to the owner, simple care, strong wool, minimum molt, cheerful disposition.
The disadvantages include: tendency to excessive independence and runaways, does not like loneliness, loud barking.
Owner reviews on dwarf dachshund
I live a miniature long-haired dachshund. I chose them because of the size, but I didn’t want a usual indoor dog. I think that mini-dachshund is ideal. She is absolutely self-sufficient, not capricious, very confident in herself. No tantrums and causeless barking, a dog with dignity. Well, looks just charming, I have a beautiful auburn bitch. The pedigree is good, but we do not participate in exhibitions. But my dog hunt adores. We don’t have rabbits, but she eagerly chases mice and has already caught a couple.
I love tax, but I thought that I needed to walk a lot with them, but I don’t have time for that. At the exhibition I met a breeder of miniature dachshunds. It turned out that they are less demanding in this matter. And in half a year I got Francie - a small smooth-haired marble wonder. He really turned out to be the most suitable dog for me. Very cheerful, always in a good mood, loves to play and run. It does not require walking in the morning, calmly doing his business on a diaper. He eats everything and generally does not cause problems in everyday life. I am thinking about starting a friend to Frances, together they will be more fun, and more interesting to me.
Immediately, we note that dwarf dachshund is not the smallest, and it originated from the standard or "normal" representatives of the breed. Specific-looking dogs, in fact, formed by hunting and needs this process. Short paws and an elongated body are a distinguishing feature that, by the way, for any other breed (except Basset Hounds and other taxi-like dogs) will be recognized as pathology.
The remains of the early taxonarium were found in many countries, but most of them were found in Germany. It is no secret that for the Germans, the hunt has always stood in a special place. At the dawn of the development of the country, survival depended on the success of the hunter, after that it turned into the mainstream of business and traditions.
Miniature dachshund was bred "according to needs." The structure and strength of the burrow directly depends on the soil in which it is dug. The usual woodland is excised by rather wide norms in which the standard Dachshund can work. Closer to the waters and at the foot of the mountains, the holes are already and more dangerous.
Note! The smaller the dachshund, the less it risks to get stuck in a narrow passage and become a victim of an angry beast.
It is worth noting that tax-like dogs have always been universal, they worked on and under the ground. Tax-Basset Basset Hounds and Marriages are highly specialized hounds that are descended from common ancestors with Taksa. Probably, pedigree lines were divided in the 17th century, at least at this time dogs with crooked paws for working underground and larger dog dogs for long walking hunting were described.
By the XVIII century, the fact of the existence of a huge breed Taks group is described as a common occurrence. Interestingly, Germany was overcrowded with short-legged dogs, which was one of the reasons for their active export. Crossbreed "sofa" and working dogs, as well as interbreeding mating led to a noticeable deterioration of the breed.
Already in the 60s Taxidivided not only by size, but also by ability to work. Since Germany was interested in maintaining the working appearance of dogs, there was a need for an official description of the breed. The first standard was published in 1880, but it was supplemented and corrected more than once. Only one thing remained unchanged - The dachshund was regarded as a hunting dog.
It is interesting! Since 1988, working tests in artificial burrows have been included in the standard.
Breed survived two wars, of course, not without loss. In the post-war years, dogs brought to the CIS countries were considered as decorative or flat. In the middle of the 20th century, the popularity of the breed confidently "crept up". On excellent working qualities, suddenly remembered hunters from many countries. Work tests resumed and began to be quite active. In addition, Dachshunds have not lost their ratings in the list of apartment pets.
It is interesting! One thing can be said with certainty, if we do not take into account a small emotional outburst among the intelligentsia, the Dachshunds have earned their popularity contrary to fashion, and not because of it.
Tips for choosing a puppy
The good news - puppies miniature dachshund is not uncommon, but bad, is that it is possible to distinguish a dwarf dog from a standard one only if there is a pedigree. That is, buying a puppy from your hands, this is a lottery ... your pet can grow up to 10–12 kg. In addition, a dog without a pedigree is, in fact, a pooch whose character and skills may differ from the characteristics of the breed. When searching for a breeder, clarify in advance all points of contention:
- You must have access to mother and the father of the puppies, their deliberate concealment is a very disturbing signal.
- Mother must be adequate, healthy, well-groomed. A slight thinness or loss of coat is acceptable.
- By the time of sale all puppies from litter should have documents (tribal) and veterinary passports.
- You should be able to communicate with people who have already bought puppies from a breeder.
Remember! All issues and difficulties are resolved before the conclusion of the contract for the sale, otherwise you can not prove anything to anyone. If the breeder sells puppies without a contract, you are probably dealing with a crook who gives out non-pure dogs for purebreds.
The next difficult moment is a miniature Dachshund mother can give birth to a puppy, which will outgrow the allowable growth limit. Neither the breeder nor the documents will give you guarantees! You can rely only on the experience and genealogies of producers ... but all small Taxes descended from the standard.
Sorry for the pun, but the dwarf Dachshund should not have the features of dwarf degeneration - too large or flat head, weak or disproportionately large joints, short or sagging back. Naturally, the appearance of puppies is very different from the look of an adult dog, but even 3-month-old babies look sturdy and squat. If intentionally used too small, but genetically defective producers, puppies with hydrocephalus or other complex defects can appear in the litters.
If you need a dog for exhibitions, then you need to buy it at the maximum age of 3–3.5 months. For an older puppy, you can assume (!) Its future dimensions. Many breeders also acquire adult dogs, but changing the owner is a major stress ... you decide. Looking for a family friend and companion? In this case, the size, exterior, quality of color is not so important and you can safely buy a puppy of a pet-class.
Character and training
The universal nature of the dwarf dachshund directly depends on the conditions of detention and upbringing. Problems arise against the background of a sharp hunting instinct, but there are thousands of examples of perfectly obedient dogs who have never been on a hunt ... what's the secret?
Any Dachshund puppy is easily amenable to education and training. Kids are very mobile, curious and smart, but your task is to direct the potential of the dog in the right direction. When buying a dog for home, you should consider joint leisure time in advance - sports, long walks, games with relatives, etc.
Note! Despite the non-standard constitution, Dachshunds swim well, and swimming in a safe pond should be considered as a payload.
At a young pet age follows walking on a leash. For the sake of the dog’s safety, it should not be let down from the leash during the period of leakage and migration of wildlife. The sharp scent of Dachshunds will unmistakably tell you where the mouse, hare or squirrel are hiding. Dog, keen on hunting instinct and not trained in the work is practically not under control, that is, prone to escape.
Family relationships and tolerance for other animals depend on socialization. A four-legged, getting a full-fledged walking, will not be interested in cats (of course, if you do not encourage this "interest") and other pets living in your house. The attitude towards children is more than loyal, although the caudate is inclined to defend himself if he is hurt. In a global sense, the Dachshund recognizes the owner’s “position” of the owner and builds tolerant relations with the rest of the family.
Contrary to popular belief, dwarf Dachshunds are quite efficient, moreover, they are more excited than their standard counterparts. In defense of the large Taks, we note that they successfully work as hounds. Small dogs are used for burrowing in difficult terrain, where there is a risk of a dog getting stuck in the aisle.. The dachshund does not kill the beast when a threat occurs, but expels it to the surface, to the hunter.
The humanistic mood of society led to the condemnation of hunting for the sake of fun and more and more Tux became the sofa favorite. By the way, in addition to working skills, quadrupeds can boast a sharp mind and ability to adapt to the lifestyle of the owner.
Training Taks in artificial burrows, without which the dog will not be able to work, is also condemned, which led to a rapid decrease in the number of hunting dog breeding clubs. Perhaps there is some sense in this, because the times of hunting for the sake of survival are long gone, and the modern world is full of alternative kinds of canine sports.