All About Dachshunds
Dachshunds come in three coat types and also in two sizes. The coats are wire, smooth and long. The sizes are standard and miniature. The miniature weighing 11lbs and under at 12 months of age. They come in a variety of colors and patterns. This breed is very easy to maintain and care for. These dogs are very adaptable. They are excellent pets for children. With proper care dachshunds can enjoy a long life span of 14 to 16 years.
Did you know that Dachshunds were a favorite breed among Royalty?
The breed first appeared in Great Britain in the 1840’s. It was about this time that the Prince Consort received a number of smooth-haired Dachshunds from Prince Edward of Saxe-Weimar. Most of these small hounds were kept at Windsor and took part in pheasant shoots in Windsor Forest.