標準外型 : Low to ground, long in body and short of leg, with robust muscular development; the skin is elastic and pliable without excessive wrinkling
毛質和毛色 : Smooth Dachshund Coat-Short, smooth and shining. Tail-Gradually tapered to a point,the exception of jaw, eyebrows, and ears, the whole body is covered with a uniform tight, short, thick, rough, hard, outer coat but with finer, somewhat softer, shorter hairs (undercoat) everywhere distributed between the coarser hairs. The sleek, glistening, often slightly wavy hair is longer under the neck and on forechest,
性格 : The Dachshund is clever, lively and courageous to the point of rashness, persevering in above- and below-ground work, with all the senses well-developed. Any display of shyness is a serious fault.
歷史和用途 : Dachshunds were first bred in the early 1600s in Germany. The goal was to create a fearless, elongated dog that could dig the earth from a badger burrow and fight to the death with the vicious badgers. The breed became popular in the U.S. during the early 1900’s, but fell out of favor during World War I. After the war, a few U.S. breeders slowly rebuilt the gene pool by importing German stock, and the breed began to increase in popularity again.