Although Wirehaired Dachshunds are adorable, they are also an outgoing, independent breed that will become a devoted friend and companion. They prefer to be around others and are intelligent and vivacious. Here are something you should know about Wirehaired Dachshunds, for example, their food, training, health, etc.

Wirehaired Dachshund

The Dachshund, originally from Germany where he is known as the Teckel (badger dog), is still used for both tracking wounded game like deer and for running after badgers or rabbits.

Three sizes are available in his country of origin: standard, miniature and By measuring the chest circumference, Kaninchen (rabbit dogs) are all defined.

In the UK, there are two sizes, with miniatures ideally weighing less than 5 kilograms.


It is certain that: To the dinner table you don’t want to call them late. These tiny creatures have a ravenous appetite and a love of food. Assure that the food you give them is nourishing and substantial.

There are foods designed specifically for Dachshunds that concentrate on giving them the right nutrition for their body type.

Limit treats and don’t leave food or trash out where it can be accessed because they might eat it.

Feed your pet two to three times per day (or as your veterinarian advises) by measuring out and giving it to them. To avoid health issues, it is crucial to keep them from gaining weight.


The wire-haired dachshund is a boisterous dog that adores the great outdoors. Despite the fact that they enjoy eating, you can prevent them from gaining weight by providing numerous opportunities for exercise.

They enjoy places where they can explore and see new things, and they can easily walk 3–4 miles over difficult terrain.

They enjoy agility competitions, earthdog tracking, and other sports. The wire-haired dachshund enjoys being the center of attention, so having fun with the family while playing games will also stimulate their minds. As long as they get some moderate exercise, they can live happily in either the city or the countryside.

Wirehaired Dachshund Puppy


 The wire-haired dachshund comes is shown in two sizes, standard, and miniature. It’s interesting to note that, unlike many other breeds, the miniature dachshund does not have its own classification.

Instead, there are show classes for dachshunds that weigh less than 11lb (5kg) and are at least 12 months old. The typical dachshund weighs between 16lb (8kg) and 32lb (16kg) at maturity.


Jealous Of Other Pets And Toddlers

Because of this, it is best to avoid bringing them into a home where there are young children and other pets.

If you have kids, it’s best to introduce them to your dog young and instill in them a respect for other animals as well as children’s behavior around dogs.

Suffer From False Pregnancies

They will exhibit all the symptoms of pregnancy, such as lactation and nursing, but they won’t give birth to any puppies. If it does, it will start to appear a month or two after her heat has ended.

The symptoms, which could last up to a month, are thought to be brought on by a hormonal imbalance.

Separation Anxiety

It is difficult for them to be apart from you because they adore their owners so much, especially when it is for an extended period of time. To vent their frustration at being left alone, they may act destructively and ruin furniture or carpet.


Given their history as independent-minded hunting dogs and their intelligence, wire-haired dachshunds can be difficult to train, especially when it comes to housebreaking.

They thrive when trained positively and with rewards, and they enjoy giving and receiving attention. You need to be ready to be patient and consistent because they are delicate little sausages and won’t respond well to harsh commands or punishment.

Dachshunds are bred to be intensely focused and to follow a trail with fierce dedication, so if they are preoccupied with something more interesting than you, they might not always pay attention to you.

They have a keen sense of smell and a strong prey drive.

To ensure you have a well-behaved companion, it is crucial to engage in extensive early socialization and obedience training.


A thick, coarse outer coat and a softer undercoat are characteristics of wire-haired dachshunds. They will have short hair on their ears and longer hair on their legs, belly, and face. The tail will be covered in dense hair, and you’ll notice that they have “eyebrows” as well.

Wild boar, black and tan, and various red hues are common coat colors. With a grizzled appearance overall, they can display various color patterns.

With this breed, moderate shedding is to be expected, and weekly brushing and routine grooming will keep their coat tidy and untangled.

Two times a year, the wirehaired must have the dead hairs in their coat removed. Stripping is what you do, and you can use a stripping brush or your hands to do it.


When looking for a puppy, make an effort to locate a reputable breeder who looks after both the parents and the puppies.

A Wirehaired Dachshund with a distinguished pedigree will cost a lot of money. However, you should plan to spend between $700 and $1,000 if you don’t intend to show or breed your dog.

To get an idea of what your puppy might inherit, meet the parents of the puppies. Ask the breeder for references from their veterinarian and/or prior puppy buyers in order to verify that they are well-cared for while also visiting the breeder’s home.

Keep in mind that many of the older dogs living in shelters and rescues also deserve a forever home. Of course, there are advantages and disadvantages to getting an older dog, so you shouldn’t rush into it.


Although wire-haired dachshunds are typically a robust and healthy breed, it is crucial to confirm that the breeder conducts the following health examinations on each of their breeding dogs because these are conditions that have been identified as problematic in the breed:

  • Patella Evaluation
  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
  • Cardiac Exam

To check for any genetic health issues after you have purchased your puppy, we strongly advise using the Embark app.

Testing your puppy enables you and your veterinarian to take preventative measures to ensure your puppy’s health. This is true even if the puppy has parents who have had their health examined.

Final Thoughts

A person with a sense of humor who can create a happy environment with lots of attention and family involvement is the perfect owner for this breed.

Because they are descendants of hunting dogs, Wirehaired Dachshunds will have a strong prey drive and possibly a tendency to bark. But for you and your family, you won’t find a more courageous protector.