They are the smallest of the hunting breeds, developed to follow badger “to ground”, with the ability to dig out prey as well as go down inside the burrows.
Tail-The sleek, glistening, often slightly wavy hair is longer under the neck and on the fore chest, the underside of the body, the ears, and behind the legs. Tail-The next step is to get to know their traits, temperament, habits, and what they like and do not like.The Dachshund is bred with three varieties of coat: (1) Smooth; (2) Wirehaired; (3) Longhaired and is shown in two sizes, standard and miniature.All three varieties and both sizes must conform to the characteristics already specified include black, chocolate, wild boar, gray (blue) and fawn (Isabella), each with tan markings over the eyes, on the sides of the jaw and underlip, on the inner edge of the ear, front, breast, inside and behind the front legs, on the paws and around the anus, and from there to about one-colored areas contrasting with the darker base color, which may be any acceptable color.Visitors helped raise more than £5,400 for charities Dedicated to Dachshunds with IVDD and dachshund rescue fund the Red Foundation. "Everyone has been saying what a great day they have had. "We raised £1,400 ahead of the walk and we have probably doubled that." The 90-minute walk on Sunday afternoon saw the crowd set off around the boating lake, before heading up towards Heaton Hall for a large group photo and then returning.The event was led by Julie Barbour from North West Dachshund Owners, who said: "It was absolutely mad. Stuart Lockett, who attended with his family and their dog Lola, from Littleborough, said: "There was easily 1,000 dogs there. Before we set off, there were people still registering. It was a fun day with the family." Every pooch received a doggy bag with treats as a reward for taking part.
HUNDREDS of dachshunds were the stars of a mass gathering in Heaton Park as dog owners turned out to showcase their treasured pooches.