Breed of the Month: Dachshund
Here are some interesting facts you may not know:
The Dachshund originated in Germany.
They were initially bred to work as Badger hunters.
The word "Dachshund" means badger dog in German. Dachs ("European badger") and Hund ("hound, dog").
There are two different sizes of Dachshunds. Miniature (11lbs and below) standard (up to 35lbs)
There are three dachshund coat varieties: Smooth coat (short hair), Long-haired, and Wire-haired.
The oldest Dachshund ("Rocky") on record lived to be 25 years old. The typical lifespan of a Dachshund is 12-to-16 years.
Britain's first-ever cloned dog was a Dachshund.
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