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Dachshund Dog Breed Information Profile

All About Dachshund Dogs and Puppies

This is a general dog breed description of the Dachshund. Individual dogs within a breed may vary in appearance, temperament, and behavior.

Often called “weiner dogs,” Dachshunds are spirited little dogs with long bodies and short legs. Dachshunds are an ancient breed, although the modern versions are of German origin. They were prized by royal courts throughout Europe for their ability to hunt, chase and flush badger and other burrowing animals. These small, fearless dogs have been known to take on larger animals, like foxes, as well.

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