So you’re looking to adopt an Dachshund, or already have one?
According to the American Kennel Club, “The word “icon” is terribly overworked, but the Dachshund—with his unmistakable long-backed body, little legs, and big personality—is truly an icon of purebred dogdom. Dachshunds can be standard-sized (usually 16 to 32 pounds) or miniature (11 pounds or under), and come in one of three coat types: smooth, wirehaired, or longhaired.Dachshunds aren’t built for distance running, leaping, or strenuous swimming, but otherwise these tireless hounds are game for anything. Smart and vigilant, with a big-dog bark, they make fine watchdogs. Bred to be an independent hunter of dangerous prey, they can be brave to the point of rashness, and a bit stubborn, but their endearing nature and unique look has won millions of hearts the world over. The famously long, low silhouette, ever-alert expression, and bold, vivacious personality of the Dachshund have made him a superstar of the canine kingdom. Dachshunds come in two sizes and in three coat types of various colors and patterns.”
An Dachshund typically ranges from 12.7cm to 22.86cm in height, and weighs from 4.9895160700000005kg to 14.51495584kg.
There are a few pet insurance companies in New Zealand that offer dog insurance for Dachshund breeds. Try Cove Insurance as they are currently offering a one-month free promotion. Typically Dachshund insurance ranges from $30 per month to $65 – but of course this varies depending on a range of other factors such as gender.