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. Different colours are illustrated at the foot of this page.
Dachshund breeders in South Africa
dachshund breeders, who may have puppies
Sharron Brown 0828307291, email:
Maryke Brown 0829314077,
Jurie & Ansa Wessels 082 462
2644, 082 462 0594 email firstname.lastname@example.org
Hannatjie Whitlock, 084 899 1978 or 049 834 9041 e-mail
email@example.com webpage: Yorma
Wire-haired miniature dachshund
Wirehaired breeders who may have puppies
Rose, 083 775 1567, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ingrid Linnekugel, Tel: 011 386-6039 or 079 234 1410 Email:
reeders, who may have puppies for sale
082 255 1635
Ronel Strampe, 0833603072
Ingrid Linnekugel 079 234 1410 or
dachshund puppies could go
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
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
Dachshunds make friendly, confident pets.
Colour: Usually chestnut, or brown &
black, or brindle, but there are many other combinations.
Miniature long hair dachshunds
belonging to W. Davies. Colours left to rt: shaded red, silver
dapple, black & tan, silver dapple.
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
Revelation chapter 19, verse 5
Smooth haired miniature dachshund
photos courtesy Conkasha
Dachshunds, illustrating colours
Black & tan
top of page.
dachshund puppies (other breeds)