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 Dogs - Dachshund

The dachshund, or teckel, or worshond, to give it another name, originated in Germany, where they were bred to hunt badger and fox. The small dogs were able to get right into the animal's hole and flush it out. They have big paws for digging. They are great burrowers, and like to burrow into a pile of blankets - or burrow through a hole in the fence. Be careful your dog doesn't make a hole in a blanket, or it may get its head stuck and strangle itself.

 

Dachshund breeders in South Africa 

Smooth-haired miniature dachshund

Sharron Brown 0828307291, email:  Sharron@dogsdogsdogs.co.za  Webpage: Conkasha.

Maryke Brown  0829314077, e-mail: redamancy@mweb.co.za,  Webpage: Redamancy

Jurie & Ansa Wessels 082 462 2644, 082 462 0594 email  wessjjels@gmail.com   website www.jucharanzi.com 

Hannatjie Whitlock, 084 899 1978 or 049 834 9041 e-mail hannatjie@yorma.co.za webpage: Yorma


 

 

Wire-haired miniature dachshund

 


Wirehaired breeders who may have puppies

 

Ingrid Linnekugel, Tel: 011 386-6039 or 079 234 1410 Email: ingridl@savp.co.za Website: www.zabush.co.za

Sarah Rose, 083 775 1567, email: roseapple@worldonline.co.za. Webpage: Clearview


 

 

Long-haired dachshund

  

Breeders, who may have puppies for sale

 

Ronel Strampe, 0833603072 e-mail:  hadeshua33@gmail.com, Webpage: Hadeshua

Ingrid Linnekugel 079 234 1410 or ingridl@savp.co.za. Website www.zabush.co.za

Barbara Brown 082 255 1635  email:    barbarabrown@telkomsa.net,  Webpage:   Simaxdal.

 


 

About dachshunds

In South Africa, the name of the breed is usually pronounced dash-und. (und as in under) But it sometimes sounds like Dutch hound!  Some folk call them "Daxie" or Daxies" as it's easier to say and spell than dachshund.

Brindle dachshund puppy

A brindle dachshund puppy

Dachshunds have short legs and long, sausage shaped bodies, which has given rise to the nickname, "sausage dog", or in Afrikaans, "worshond." The correct name for the breed is "dachshund."

The coat can be smooth, long, or wire-haired. The long haired dog needs a little brushing to keep him at his best. Long haired Dachshunds have a wavy, silky coat. 

Dachshunds are popular in South Africa as they fit in well in a town house, or any household. It's not advisable to carry puppies around all day, as they need to use their legs in order to develop properly. Breeds with long spines can develop spinal trouble, so do be careful about handling your puppy. Use two hands to support the pup. They should not be allowed to jump down from heights in case they jar the spine.

As well as there being different coat types, there are two sizes as well! A dachshund may be miniature, weighing up to 5 kg, or standard, weighing from 9 to 12 kg.

See origins of dogs

Dachshunds make friendly, confident pets.

Colour: Usually chestnut, or brown & black, or brindle, but there are many other combinations.

Class: Hound

 

4 miniature longhair dachshunds

Miniature long hair dachshunds belonging to W. Davies. Colours left to rt: shaded red, silver dapple, black & tan, silver dapple.

    

cartoon of dog reading BibleDachshunds are small dogs, but they have big hearts. I'm sure God, the Creator of dogs, loves ALL dogs, small and great. As the Bible says, "Praise our God, all his servants and you that fear him, both small and great!" 

Revelation chapter 19, verse 5

 

 

Smooth haired miniature dachshund photos courtesy Conkasha Dachshunds, illustrating colours

Black miniature dachshund with tan markings on face and paws

 Black & tan

 

Chocolate dapple dachshund - dark brown patches on light brown

Chocolate dapple

 

A solid brown dachshund

Chocolate

 

Red patches on brown dachshund

Red dapple

 

A multi-coloured dachshund. The silver markings look greyish on a black and tan dog

Silver dapple

 

Rusty red areas,  on a brown dog

Shaded red


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