Country of Origin: Germany
Date of Origin: Hundreds of years ago
Characteristics: There are three types of Dachshunds. They are the wire-haired, longhaired, and the shorthaired. Colors and patterns include solid and two colors. Dachshunds can be tan, yellow, black, brown, or gray with areas of bright chestnut. Curious and mischievous, they are very clever and may attempt to make the owner listen. All are slightly difficult to train.
Height and Weight:
Normal: 14-18 inches, 20 pounds
Toy: 1foot, 8 pounds
Original Function: Used to drive badgers from their holes.
Today's Function: It's a pet good for apartment living. They will do without a yard. There is lots of land in Germany so they can run around in their yard.
I used these resources for my project: Encarta encyclopedia, www.dogbreedinfo.com.
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