Dachshund is a popular breed that has a friendly personality and is known to be very lively.
This dog is an excellent hunter with a long and low body and a sharp sense of smell.
Initially, the Dachshund was used to scent, flush out and chase burrow-dwelling animals like badgers as well as hunt smaller prey like rabbits due to its muscular body and large paddle-shaped front paws for digging.
This dog is also known to participate in pure-bred dog shows and events and field trials organized by dog organizations like the American Kennel Club (AKC).
Due to its long and low body, the Dachshund is nicknamed wiener dog or Teckel among German hunters.
The following are top 10 benefits of having a Dachshund dog.
1. Cute Small Size
Dachshunds are small is the size and can be carried anywhere including restaurants and retail shops safely in a special bag thus making it convenient for you to move with your dog.
These dogs come in toy, standard and miniature sizes and can weigh under 11 pounds to 32 pounds.