Wirehaired Dachshund: the nature, description and features power
Hunting dog native to the foothill regions of Germany, where the breed began to breed for hunting badgers. Currently, there are three types of Dachshund: miniature, standard, and rabbit.
From the history of the breed
Hunters are well aware that in order for the dog to work effectively in any weather, it is necessary that its coat was thick and dense, with an undercoat, the top coat is hard and impermeable to moisture. This will prevent the animal from serious injury when working in thick brush or undergrowth.
These goals were pursued when output wire-haired Dachshund. The first information about the experiments with their breeding refers to 1797. In the second half of the XIX century there already existed three currently known species, different coat, including wire-haired Dachshund.
To breed for hairless individuals were added to the blood of the dog breeds with stiff hair, including Terriers: Scottish Terrier, dandy-your, the Fox Terrier and some others. Possible participation in the formation of breeds and the Schnauzer. The problem was that the selectors wanted to leave unchanged the typical structure of a classic Dachshund, its hunting quality, flair, courage, anger to the beast, the voice.
Therefore, securing this type of Dachshund required a lot of time and effort on the part of dog lovers and professional breeders
The Germans divided the type of wool varieties in 1915, each of them divorced themselves.
Wire-haired Dachshund in Russia
In the Soviet Union and Russia Wirehaired Dachshund first appeared in 1946. At the international exhibition in 1947, registered for four individuals. But this variety became very popular among Russian hunters, so working dogs with field diplomas, entered in the stud book, is quite small. So not always is the thoroughbred market wire-haired Dachshund. Breeding these animals can give you a guarantee that you are buying a purebred and healthy dog.
Needless to say that all the Dachshund looks very funny, but the wire-haired Dachshund, perhaps, can be considered the leader in the nomination "the most unusual appearance" among all types of fees. To crooked feet, and the prolonged body increases the unusual wool. These dogs have straight, thick, hard, no longer than three inches. It is tight to the body. Well developed undercoat. On the face of stiff bristly hair form a thick moustache, beard and eyebrows.
The unusual structure of wool makes it virtually immune to dirt, it is justified in our climate during walks in the winter. Caring for it is simple. He is regular combing of the hair comb or brush. The dog needed trimming. If you are unable to do this yourself, consult a specialist, otherwise the animal will suffer.
Wire-haired Dachshund comes in many colors, mostly one color or two tone, in addition, meet the tiger, marbled and mottled colors. The most valuable is considered a dark red.
Experienced handlers and breeders is recommended to combine a dry feed with natural food. Can be fed as one feed and mixing of natural food with the dry or canned food of high quality.
From natural products grown Dachshund Wirehaired puppies after three months needs to cottage cheese, lean meats, yogurt, vegetable proteins. Absolutely contraindicated Dachshund products from your table.
The basic rule of feeding these dogs is not to overfeed. Overweight and obesity can seriously affect the health of your pet. To four months it is advisable to feed the puppy not more than four times per day. Then up to six months – as often as three times. With six months to the end of life – not more often two times a day.
The rabbit Dachshund (wire-haired)
This species differs from its "relatives" in the first place miniature size. Her height does not exceed 15 cm, and weight not more than 3.5 kg.
It's a Dachshund with a long body and short legs. Her body was supple and muscular, powerful backbone.
Head rabbit Dachshund, despite the elongation, not too sharpened to the nose. In relation to the torso it's pretty massive. Hanging ears carried close to the cheeks, they are long, but not too much. Eyes of medium size, painted in various shades of brown, very rarely, but there are dogs with blue eyes. The coat is quite tough. It resembles a wire. The body fits tightly along the entire length has undercoat.
Rabbit Dachshund has a friendly nature towards people, in spite of the excellent hunting instinct and enough developed skills of a guard dog, little pet in the house creates a relaxed and fun environment. In the hunting off-season period, that restless energy dog causes her to exhibit various amusing stunts to amuse their owners.
Where to buy a puppy
Many dog lovers want to know where to buy a puppy breed Dachshund rabbit wire-haired. The kennel of this breed can now be found in almost every major city. For example, "Fili forest" (Moscow), Marina Kuranovoy kennel (Moscow), "Ericson" in Lithuania.
Reviews of breeders
Everyone who is the owner of dachshunds, I think that is the perfect companion – smart, funny, able to get along with all family members and Pets. Hunters are delighted with the working qualities of this little dog.
Also, many owners believe that their Pets have an innate gift for psychoanalysis. One thing is certain — the fee is always striving to be the center of attention and the pleasure of your presence to family members. The fee acutely aware of the mood of the owner and very skillfully adapts to it. These dogs are incredibly active and affectionate, brave and attentive. Strangers are wary.