The Dachshund is the oldest breed of hunting dogs of the Norns. Due to its small size and friendly nature it is increasingly kept as companion dog. There are several varieties of taxes depending on various factors. Today in the land of the Soviets — the smooth-haired Dachshund.

Taxes will cut into varieties depending on size and coat. Size dachshunds come in standard, miniature, and kaninchen. And the size is not determined by weight but by chest circumference: over 35 cm in standard is 30-35 cm from miniature to 30 cm from the rabbit. And depending on the wool  taxes are divided into long-haired. hairless and short-haired. Smooth-haired dachshund is another name for short-haired dachshunds.

The smooth-haired Dachshund — the first and most popular of all varieties of dachshunds. This small dog almost does not shed (note, "almost" does not mean "at all"), does not have an unpleasant smell, it is rather unattractive in its content. In combination with affectionate and devoted character, this made her a popular companion dog.

As the two other varieties of Dachshund, smooth-haired dachshunds come in standard, miniature, and kaninchen. The now-standard smooth-haired Dachshund is more common. than miniature and rabbit, but miniature varieties are gaining increasing popularity: it is more convenient to keep them in a small apartment as decorative dogs. But do not expect that, due to the small size of the dachshund, it will lose its hunting qualities.

Smooth haired Dachshund, like all other types of taxes, different lively, playful, active and energetic character. Absolutely all taxes are distinguished by a balanced temperament and well developed self-esteem, but it is considered that the smooth-haired dachshunds have the most independent character.

Despite its diminutive size, it is brave, bold, serious, purposeful and independent dog. These qualities are essential for any hunting dog. Curiosity and passion fees combined with excellent intuition and tireless.

Dachshunds will feel in the apartment and a country house. However, remember that fees need physical activity and attention of the owner. so be prepared to pay your dachshund time.

Smooth-haired dachshund adores fun fun and noisy games. however, note that if you accidentally make the pet hurt, it can respond to you with aggression. Despite the small size and funny appearance, the dachshunds are quite powerful, so that everything can end badly.

So you don't get a Dachshund if you have a family with small children. The fee will be good friend for older children. who understand that the animal should be treated with care, otherwise it can hurt him. Also, during games and walks, you need to make sure that the dachshund does not try to jump from a height down or jump high up: it is fraught with spinal injuries.

Fees attached to their owner and good trainable. according to the book "Intelligence of dogs" Stanley Coren, dachshunds are dogs with average ability to train and execute commands, which is not so bad. To start training should be at an early age.

The smooth-haired Dachshund does not need any specific grooming. It is enough only to clean the wool coat from pollution in time. This does not mean that the dachshund needs to bathe every day, you just need to wipe her hair with a special mitten or cloth. Well, do not forget about the standard hygiene procedures: regular cleaning of the ears. shearing claws, etc.

If all the rules of care, your the smooth-haired Dachshund can live up to 14 years. This is a tireless and affectionate companion that will not let you get bored. In return, the rate will require your attention, but is it so much?