Dachshund Puppies for Sale in Maryland
Recognized by American Kennel Club, the dachshund is a purebred dog that originated in Germany. They’re defined by their iconic body shape, which includes a long hot dog-shaped body and short stubby legs. There are smooth, wirehaired and longhaired versions, and the traditional coloring is reddish brown. Dachshunds come in miniature and standard sizes, with the miniature 5 to 6 inches tall and less than 11 pounds. The standard size is 8 to 9 inches and 16 to 32 pounds. Dachshunds don’t require much coat maintenance beyond occasional brushing.
Despite their small size and odd shape, the dachshund is a dog that has a lot of heart and bravery. Originally bred to hunt prey, these dogs don’t shy away from challenges and can have an independent streak to the point of stubbornness. This can present some training challenges, but they generally respond well to a lot of praise and maybe some treats for an extra incentive. They are very loyal to their owners and enjoy cuddling up on the couch to nap and watch TV, making them a great companion dog for families, couples or the elderly.
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