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Do you know? Ancestor of dachshunds were hunting dogs who were bred to hunt badgers and other tunneling animals, rabbits, and foxes. Dachshunds are also called sausage dogs, hot dogs, wiener, doxie dogs… Dachshund puppies are special little dogs with addicting personalities. They’re so cute and full of attitude.

1. Dachshunds are special dogs.

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They are a special body, long back and short legs. That is why dachshunds are so agile and active.

2. Their senses are superior to the other dogs.

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They have inherited these senses from their ancestor, as being hunting dogs in the past. Therefore, dachshunds have a good sense of smell. Their senses are better than other dogs. Even it’s been estimated that dogs can identify smells somewhere between 1,000 to 10,000 times better than humans!

3. They are the best friends.

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Dachshunds are the best friends of humans and we all know this. Simply they are just the most lovable, crazy, funny and smart dogs in the world. They love to be around you, just be by your side to protect you, play together with you all day.

4. They have a long lifespan.

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The average dachshund lifespan is slightly over 12.5 years and it means that the dachshund or called doxie life expectancy is slightly higher than the average for purebred dog breeds recognized by the U.K. Kennel Club.

5. Dachshunds are really mature once they are one-year-old.

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From 12 months and on, your dachshund will be close to its emotional maturity level and should be fully grown, reaching its ultimate size.

6. They are very emotional.

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Although, dachshunds used to be hunting dogs, they are very emotional to their owners and they also want to be treated like that.

7. Dachshunds are very loyal.

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Modern dachshunds are not hunting dogs, however they are still brave and they are really warriors. They are willing to sacrifice their life to protect their owners.

View an article: A touched story of a loyal dachshund.

8. They love to be hugged and caressed.

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Not like other dogs which do not like to be hugged at all. Dachshunds really like that, they will feel warm if they are hugged by their owners. Besides, dachshund puppies also feel pleased when the owner caresses or combs their hairs.

9. Dachshunds have an abundance of energy.

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Like their ancestor hunting dogs, they are very active and agile so that they can hunt small animals. So don’t be surprised if you see a dachshund always runs around your house all day.

10. Dachshunds really like to play outdoor.

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Like other dogs, dachshunds like to play outdoor. Do you believe? They can play all day.

11. They consider their owner as a member of their herd.

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Like other hunting dogs, dachshunds will always consider you as a member of their herd. Therefore, they will do anything to protect you.

12. They don’t like to be cuddled for long.

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Although dachshunds like to be cuddled and caressed but they also play outdoor, so keeping the dogs beside you for hours is not a good idea. Let your dachshund puppies freely play on the yard or in the park and it is better for them.

You see, dachshunds are very mischievous and lovely, that is why they are famous and owned in around the world. I would like to tell you why you should consider owning a dachshund next time you’re looking to expand your canine family, and why dachshunds are such a wonderful dog. All the photos were collected from Dachshund Bonus Group. Thanks to all members who shared the photos.

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