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Imperial Kingdom Blue Bullies
(610) 563-1898
407 Bucktoe Rd
Avondale, PA
American Pit Bull Terrier

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West Highland White Terrier Club of America
(203) 325-0201
1037 Pottstown Pike
West Chester, PA
West Highland White Terrier

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Windy Knolls Kennel
(610) 857-0165
212 Quarry Rd
Gap, PA
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

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Sun Valley Bouviers
(724) 537-2723
1277 Latrobe Crabtree
Latrobe, PA
Bouvier Des Flandres

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Dalwhinnie Farm
(810) 610-8160
1842 Latimer Ln
Hendersonville, PA
Parson Russell Terrier

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First State Coton
(610) 368-4968
12 Gates Cir
Hockessin, DE
Coton De Tulear

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Dogue de Bordeaux Society Inc
(925) 954-8644
155 Whispering Brook Way
Media, NJ
Dogue De Bordeaux

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Dachshund Club of America Inc
(270) 926-9389
PO Box 923
Fogelsville, PA

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Foxhill Toy Fox Terriers
(814) 591-9113
1723 Treasure Lk
Du Bois, PA
Toy Fox Terrier

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Lab In The Sack
(215) 768-4344
1405 School Ln
Bensalem, PA
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Dachshund - Guide to Dachshunds

Description: The Dachshund has a strong mix of both hound and terrier characteristics: he has a strong sense of smell, a loud voice and he also has the built-in instinct to search out vermin and rodents. In Germany, where the breed has existed since the early 1600s, the dog was named Dachshund which means "badger dog" and historians believe the original smooth variety evolved from the French Basset. Later on, crosses with field spaniels created the longhaired type and crosses with terriers created the wirehaired types. Miniature versions of all three coat varieties were then developed by breeding only the smallest specimens from subsequent litters. The breed became popular and was recognized in the late 1800s in Britain and North America. The Dachshund enjoys family life in the country or the city. The combination of excellent tracking abilities and short, compact yet muscular body made the Dachshund an obvious choice for game which liked to burrow or hide in dense thickets.

Height: Miniature Dachshunds are generally under 9" (23 cm), while the Standard Dachshunds are several inches taller.

Weight: The Miniature Dachshund variety must weigh under 10 lbs (4.5 kg) and the Standard variety usually weighs between 16 and 32 lbs (7-14 kg).

Coat Type: The Dachshund has three coat-types: smooth, longhaired and wirehaired. The Smooth's coat is short, flat-lying and shiny. The Longhaired's coat is longer, wavy, and glossy. The Wirehaired's coat is thick, tight and wiry and is the most weather-resistant of the three types. Colors for all types are solid red, or black with tan markings. The Longhaired and Wirehaired require extra attention for grooming purposes.

Temperament: The Dachshund is intelligent, energetic and brave beyond his means. They make lively, friendly, loyal family pets.

Health Problems: Epilepsy has been demonstrated to have a genetic component in this breed. The Dachshund has a very long back, and is the breed at m...

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