The Dachshund’s long, low-slung body allows it to get into and move freely inside the confines of a den or tunnel, without compromising the required jaw and body strength to overcome its quarry.
Its self-confidence, hunting instinct, keen nose and loud voice likewise are of significant aid in hunting underground.
Agility, freedom of movement and endurance are required for the Dachshund’s work, and its gait is fluid and smooth.
The Dachshund has an energetic, enjoyable expression.
Each of the 3 coat varieties has unique attributes:
- the smooth is short and shining, providing some protection against the elements;
- the longhair is sleek, occasionally slightly wavy, offering fairly more protection;
- the wire has tight, thick and hard hair with a finer undercoat, offering maximal protection.
The Dachshund is daring, inquisitive and always up for adventure.
It likes to hunt and dig, tracking by scent and going to ground after game.
It’s independent however will join in its family’s activities anytime given an opportunity.
It’s good with children in its own family, however a few may well snap at strange children.
Most are reserved with strangers. Some bark.