10 Interesting Facts about Dachshund

 Dachshund is a collective name of all of their three types.A popular dog breed with lots of unique characteristics interesting appearance and abilities.Here are some interesting facts about Dachshunds.
  1. Dachshunds have extremely odd body shape.Legs amazingly small.Tail always wagging and a long hot dog shaped body.Only the dogs called Dachshunds can have such an appearance.Though it causes health problems for them but also attracts numerous dog owners towards them.
  2. Dachshunds that we see today are divided into three groups and are a result of breeding them with different dog breeds in different regions like in United Kingdom they were bred with Terriers.Standard and Miniature Dachshunds are recognized by AKC whereas Toy Dachshunds are recognized by only Kennel Club of United Kingdom.
  3. Dachshunds were bred to hunt and there for got their name which means "Badger Dog".They would hardly miss a chance if they see a rabbit or any other thing that can be chased.
  4. Dachshund are big dogs in a small size and never think twice in facing dogs almost three times bigger then them.
  5. Dachshunds are often used in dog races.A healthy Dachshund can run up to 20 mph.
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  7. Dachshunds are prone to many Spinal disorders because of their odd body shape.
  8. Dachshunds are not so easy to train.They are quite stubborn in nature but are also clever.
  9. They come in several coat colors and also have three different coat lengths.Contrary to most of other dog breeds Dachshunds have great ability to look in insufficient light.
  10. Dachshunds were not bred to be guard dogs but are vocal and can serve as a watch dog if properly trained.
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