Anyone who leads an active lifestyle and likes to take his dog along will be perfectly suited to this breed. The Dachshund is friendly, energetic, and outgoing. These dogs are wonderful companions for children and never tire of all sorts of games. Their easy-going personality is something you will appreciate. Let’s see.
1 The name Dachshund comes from the German “Dachs” meaning “badger” and “hund” meaning dog. According to the AKC, Americans called the dog “Badger Dog” during the postwar years to disassociate the breed from his German origins.
2 Many people are so used to seeing a miniature Dachshund, they forget that the standard size exists, and it can be almost triple the size of the mini.
3 The mini is usually around 11 pounds and hunted small vermin while the larger, 32-pound dog hunted the badger. In Germany, they come in a third size, in between the miniature and the standard.