Did you know that the dachshund breed is also known as the “badger dog” originated in Germany over 600-years-ago? Folks bred these dogs specifically with long, low-to-the-ground bodies so they were able to dig into badger dens on hunts. Needless to say, these dogs needed to be bold, energetic, and cunning enough to take on the badgers. In this pursuit, dachshunds needed a loud bark so their humans could hear them as they burrowed into the badger’s dens.
Dachshunds still retain these traits, especially if you leave blankets out, they often burry themselves inside! The American Kennel Club (AKC) first recognized the breed in 1885. All of our dachshunds are AKC registered. We strive to raise healthy, well-adjusted, sociable, family-friendly miniature dachshund puppies available for adoption.
Dachshunds need training when they are young, so be sure to have patience and consistency during this process, they are very smart dogs. Positive reinforcement methods such as treats are best, harsh corrections can cause them to refuse to learn and shut down completely.
We make sure your dachshund is introduced to other dogs, but when the dachshund is in your care we encourage you to meet different people and dogs often. Having positive experiences around them helps boost their confidence and comfort.
Common hereditary health problems of dachshunds are disc damage, other back problems, and ear infections. But, as long as they are well cared for they often live 14-16 years. Note that dachshunds shouldn’t be jumping on and off furniture or up and down stairs as a preventative measure against back injuries which can happen due to their short stature and long back. However, don’t think that your dachshund will just lay around either. You don’t want it to be overweight, which will also cause back problems.
Due to how they’ve been bred for hundreds of years they love the hunt. Try to exercise your dachshund for at least an hour in the morning and the afternoon/evening. Perhaps hide treats or their food so their mind is exercised as well.
As for the grooming of your dachshund, as a puppy, dachshunds need only minimum bathing and brushing. However, depending on the type of coat, they will have different grooming needs. Wire-haired dachshunds may need to be plucked or hand-stripped a couple of times a year. Whereas, smooth-coated dachshunds rarely smell and may just need a quick wipe-down with a towel. long-haired dachshunds require regular brushing. Regardless, however, dachshund shedding happens to all hair varieties.
The best human for a dachshund is one without young children as their intense prey drive and protective nature would not be a good fit. They can be a little stubborn, but an excellent dog if you are a first-time dog owner.
We do our best to ensure our dogs are welcomed into nurturing homes. before they leave with their new owners, our puppies are microchipped, receive an in-depth veterinarian health checkup, and come with a puppy care package to make sure they can safely and easily be homed every time.
Komondors are a very rare breed in the United States. The life expectancy of a komondor is 10-12 years and on average are about 100 pounds. They originated in Hungry where they were bred to guard livestock.
Komondors are medium-boned, large guardian dogs. Folks still breed these dogs and are still used on farms to protect livestock, property, and people. Their coat is of utmost importance as it keeps them warm in the winter and cool in the summer and if a wolf were to attempt to bite this type of dog, its coat would protect its body from the bite.
These are very gentle dogs unless they have to protect what they are guarding. They are often times referred to as sheepdogs, even though their only purpose was to guard and not herd. Due to the color of their coats, they would blend into the sheep herd which would allow them to stealthily attack predators.
The American Kennel Club recognized this breed in 1937. During the second world war, many of these dogs were wiped out, to the point only a few individual dogs remained. Thus, this is still a very rare breed in the world.
Komondors are kind of a high-maintenance breed. Their coat requires special care, exercise, and strong leadership when it comes to training.
Komondors are very athletic as well as agile. Daily exercise is best, where they can both run around as well as go on 30-minute walks.
To maintain komondor’s luscious locks, following a good coat regimen is key. You should NEVER brush their coats but bathe them regularly, insuring you get all the shampoo out and dry them well, with towels to dry their locks. If you don’t they could start to smell like mildew. You must make sure that there isn’t any debris hanging in their coat, and separate the curls by hand every so many months.
As for socialization, you need to start socializing early in their life. Since their purpose is to guard, socializing them with obedience training will minimize their barking and launching at strangers.
Komondors are prone to hip dysplasia, bloat, and entropion.
They are great with children but need space due to their size.
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