Down Town Dachshunds - Specializing in Miniature & Tweenie & Standard Dachshunds
      
        All About the Dachshund breed
 
 
Origin: Dachshunds came from Germany. They were originally bred for hunting and were known as "badger dogs".
 
 
Personality: Dachshunds are clever, determined, affectionate, and friendly. They are entertaining and enjoyable companions! Each one is unique in their own way, so personalities often differ. Puppies generally reflect their parent's temperaments. Additionally, proper socialization from a young age has a big effect on the formation of a good temperament.
 
 
Colors & Patterns: Dachshunds come in the most colors and patterns of any breed! The most common seen colors are Red and Black & Tan. However, there is also Cream, Black & Cream, Chocolate, Chocolate & Tan, Blue, and Isabella.The patterns include Sable, Brindle, Dapple, Double Dapple, Piebald, and Brindle Piebald.
 
Coats: Dachshunds come in Smooth, Longhair, and Wirehair. The smooth is short hair. The Longhair is soft and often longer around ears and tail. The Wirehair is slightly coarse, but not too rough. 
 
 
Sizes: Miniature Dachshunds are considered to be 11 pounds and under.Tweenie  Dachshunds are considered to be 12 to 16 pounds. StandardDachshunds are considered to be 17 to32 pounds.
 
 
General Appearance: Dachshunds have long backs, short legs, long noses, and big ears. Conformation of each differs, however, these are the sought after traits in the breed.
 
 
Exercise: Dachshunds are a breed recommended for people living in apartments and condos (although they are adaptable to other places as well) since they can get a good amount of exercise in a small area. However, they do enjoy walks too!



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Dachshunds make wonderful pets they are Loyal and Lovable they love attention and they love kids. Yes they can be vocal at times but hey who isn't. Don't wait any longer get a Dachshund they will bring more love to your Life.