Do Dachshund Dogs Need To Be Groomed Regularly?
Looking to get a Dachshund and need to know how often do a Dachshund Dog need to be groomed or should you bathe a Dachshund?
According to pet experts, Dachshund Dogs score out of 5 in the scale of dog breeds that require grooming regularly.
Moderate Maintenance: Dachsunds come in smooth, wirehair and longhaired coats with increasing coat length and grooming needs. Generally, owners can learn to do their own grooming, but many prefer the services of a professional groomer. Their nails should be trimmed regularly to avoid overgrowth and cracking. Their ears should be checked regularly to avoid a buildup of wax and debris which can result in an infection. Teeth should be brushed regularly.
Why Brush or Groom Your Dachshund Dog?
Brushing also helps to spread healthy natural skin oils over the hair shaft, ensuring a gleaming coat and helping dust to slide off the hair. This can also help to decrease the need to bath and therefore lower the regularity of bathing.
Brushing and grooming of your Dachshund dog are activities that help to enhance the good relationship bond between your pet and you. Brushing should be an enjoyable and relaxed experience for your pet and you.
How Often to Groom Your Dachshund
Dogs with short coats generally require less brushing and grooming compared to dogs with medium to long haired coats as these longer coats can get tangles, mats and debris trapped in them more quickly.
Some very short-haired canines may not need standard 'brushing' and for these dogs, owners may rather like to try a soft grooming glove to delicately remove loose hair, occasionally.
Pet dogs should be brushed 'as required'. Owners should keep an eye on the condition of their dog's coat, searching for any tangles/mats or dullness which suggests they might need a brush. Grooming can take anything from a couple of minutes to several hours a week depending on your type of dog.
The dachshund is bold, curious and always up for adventure. It likes to hunt and dig, tracking by scent and going to ground after game. It is independent but will join in its family's activities whenever given a chance. It is good with children in its own family, but some may snap at strange children. Most are reserved with strangers. Some bark. The longhaired variety may be quieter and less terrier-like; the wires may be more outgoing. Some miniatures are more prone to be timid.
What to do if you lose your Dachshund
If your Dachshund Dog or any other pet has gone missing and it does not have an identification tag with a phone number, you can:
1. List your missing pet details at Pet Reunite website here.
2. List the missing pet on the Local Facebook Lost Pets Groups Here.
3. Contact the local vets to see if someone has brought in your missing pet.
4. Call the RSPCA or Visit the RSPCA Lost Pets website and complete a Lost Pet Report.
5. Visit Lost Pets Pages of Animal Pounds.
What to do if you find a lost Dachshund
If you find a Dachshund Dog or any other pet and it does not have an identification tag with a phone number, you can:
1. Report the found pet details at Pet Reunite website here.
2. List the missing pet on the Local Facebook Lost Pets Groups.
3. Call the Local Authority to collect the lost animal.
4. Take the animal to the local Animal Shelter near to your area.
5. Take the pet to the local Vet Clinic who can scan the animal’s microchip and locate the registered owner of the pet.
Laws Regarding Missing Pets
1. It is against the law to keep any animal that you find.
2. Pets are generally considered property and it is illegal to take and keep someone else’s property.
3. You must call your local animal control unit and file a FOUND AN ANIMAL report for any dog or cat you find.
4. To reclaim your lost dog, cat or other pet from the animal shelter you must pay a release fee.
5. If your dog or cat is unregistered, you will have to register your pet before you can take it home.