Non-sporting Breeds


Pedigree Points
Recognized: AKC, ANKC, CKC, FCI, KC (GB), KUSA
Weight: Standard: 16-32 lb (7-14.5kg) Miniature: under 11 lb (4.5kg)
Coat: Smooth-haired: dense, short, and smooth Long-haired: soft, straight, and only slightly wavy Wire-haired: short, straight, and harsh, with a long undercoat
Color: All colors but white are permissible; small patch on the chest permitted but not desirable; dappled dogs may include white but should be evenly marked all over

There are six varieties of Dachshund: Smooth-haired, Long-haired, and Wire-haired, each occurring as both Standard and Miniature. The Dachshund derives from the oldest breeds of German hunting dogs, such as the Bibarhund, and existed as long ago as the 16th century. Originally there was only one variety, the Smooth-haired Dachshund. The Wirehaired was produced by introducing Dandie Dinmont and other terrier blood, while the Long-haired was formed by introducing the German Stober, a gundog, to a Smooth-haired Dachshund and Spaniel cross. Sporty and devoted, the Dachshund makes an excellent family pet and a good watchdog, with a surprisingly loud bark for its size. The Short-haired is easy to groom, requiring only daily attention with a hound glove and soft cloth. The Wire-haired and Long-haired should be brushed with a stiff-bristled brush and also combed.
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