Don’t write these small dogs off as purse decoration. They were originally bred to follow badgers—a relative of wolverines—down their burrows and kill them. In packs, they even hunted wild boar. They bond deeply with their human Pack, and are playful and sweet. But their quick intelligence coupled with an inbred ferocity can lead them to distrust strangers.
1. Dachshunds 101 – Information, Personality and Characteristics
2. Dachshund Temperament and Training
3. Dachshund Diet and Feeding
Puppies: Low Fat (~16%), High Fiber (15%), Medium Moisture (13%), 94% Dry Matter, (3800 Kcal)
Adults: High Fat (~16%), High Fiber (15%), Medium Moisture (13%), 94% Dry Matter, (3800 Kcal)
Dachshunds generally gain: 2 Pounds per week until 26 weeks old.
Hip dysplasia is a common problem with Dachshunds. Make sure your dog isn’t overweight.
A Dachshund with healthy weight will not have any ribs visible. You should be able to run your hands along their side and feel the indivgidual ribs.
*All target numbers are approximate averages. Every dog’s dietary needs and weights will be different. Take into account pregnant or nursing dogs.