Dachshunds originated in Germany during the early 1600s. The goal in breeding these dogs was to produce a dog that was long and fearless and that could excavate the earth from a badger hole as well as fight these brutal badgers to death if necessary. The name Dachshund comes from the German "badger," apparently from the fact that they were meant to fight off the badgers.
Dachshunds are very lively and have quite the friendly disposition as well as a sensitive sense of smell. They are enthusiastic hunters that are superior in above and below the ground activity. These dogs are among the most popular as stated by the AKC statistics. Their coats are three different types: longhaired, smooth and wirehaired. They are also standard or miniature in size.
Dachshunds are very lovable dogs and make playful friends. These dogs are ideal pets for a large variety of homes and that includes homes with children as long as they have proper supervision. They love to receive attention along with lavishing affection on their humans. This breed only needs a moderate amount of exercise and can adjust to the majority of environments. Depending on the type of coat, Dachshunds need a certain amount of grooming from sporadic to regular. If you are looking for a fun loving and affectionate little dog to add to your family, the Dachshund may be the answer for you. Have a look through the available Dachshunds here to find the perfect one.