Interesting Facts About Dachshund Temperament and Characteristics
Here are the information of Dachshund Temperament and Characteristics with pictures. There are three varieties of Dachshund, the shorthaired, the wirehaired, and the longhaired. According to AKC standard, there are two sizes, Standard and Miniature. The Toy Dachshund is not formally recognized by the AKC.
Dachshunds are energetic, curious, clever, lively, affectionate, proud, amusing, brave, intelligent and independent. Devoted to its family, it can be slightly difficult to train and housebreak, but not impossible. They are quite happy, even clownish, and can behave mischievously on occasion. The Dachshund greatly enjoys interacting with humans and is quite friendly and outgoing at home. Dachshunds make fine companions and are not typically used as hunters.
The Dachshund is a fun loving dog, tenacious, and lively, but can become jealous and be very irritable. This breed does not do well with smaller children, but can do very well with older and more considerate children. The Dachshund may behave aggressively towards unknown children. Due to his small size and tiny legs, this breed should not be placed in a home with larger dogs unless they were raised around each other. The Dachshund has the tendency to become jealous, however can do very well with many other toy breeds in the home providing they are not snippy. Wired-haired Dachshunds tend to be more lively and outgoing then smooth-hairs; miniature Dachshunds may also be more reserved.