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Dogs - Dachshund

The dachshund, or teckel, or worshond, to give it another name, originated in Germany, where they were bred to hunt badger and fox. The small dogs were able to get right into the animal's hole and flush it out. They have big paws for digging. They are great burrowers, and like to burrow into a pile of blankets - or burrow through a hole in the fence. Be careful your dog doesn't make a hole in a blanket, or it may get its head stuck and strangle itself.

Dachshund breeders in South Africa 

Long-haired dachshund

Adorable, beautiful, well looked after MINIATURE LONG HAIRED DACHSHUNDS.   KUSA registered, vaccinated, dewormed and microchipped. Available now. Prices vary according to sex and colour. Parents have been DNA tested for PRA cord 1. There are no contracts to sign, but pups will leave me with an Agreement of Sale. I have
1x brindle female
2x brindle males
1xred male
1x chocolate dapple male
1x black and cream male
1x black and tan male
1x chocolate and tan male
FOR PICS CONTACT BARBARA BROWN 0822551635, barbarabrown@telkomsa.net  Posted 29.10.16
Ingrid Linnekugel 079 234 1410 or ingridl@savp.co.za. Website www.zabush.co.za
Barbara Brown 082 255 1635  email:    barbarabrown@telkomsa.net,  Webpage:   Simaxdal.



Smooth-haired miniature dachshund 

Mariaan Bekker  053 965 0927 or 082 787 4562 e-mail mariaan.bekker@gmail.com  Webpage Izmari

Sharron Brown 0828307291  Sharron@dogsdogs.co.za Webpage: Conkasha.

Jurie & Ansa Wessels 082 462 2644, 082 462 0594 email  wessjjels@gmail.com   website www.jucharanzi.com

Hannatjie Whitlock, 084 899 1978 or 049 834 9041 e-mail hannatjie@yorma.co.za webpage: Yorma



Wire-haired miniature dachshunds:

Ingrid Linnekugel Tel: 011 386-6039 or 079 234 1410 Email: ingridl@savp.co.za Website: www.zabush.co.za

Sarah Rose 083 775 1567, email: roseapple@worldonline.co.za. Webpage: Clearview

Barbara Brown email:  082 255 1635   barbarabrown@telkomsa.net, Webpage: Simaxdal.


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About dachshunds

In South Africa, the name of the breed is usually pronounced dash-und. (und as in under) But it sometimes sounds like Dutch hound!  Some folk call them "Daxie" or Daxies" as it's easier to say and spell than dachshund.

litter of 4 dachshund puppies

Two brown dachsund puppies sitting on the grass

Little dachshund puppy learning to walk

Dachshund puppies bred by Yorma kennels, South Africa

Dachshunds have short legs and long, sausage shaped bodies, which has given rise to the nickname, "sausage dog", or in Afrikaans, "worshond." The correct name for the breed is "dachshund."

The coat can be smooth, long, or wire-haired. The long haired dog needs a little brushing to keep him at his best. Long haired Dachshunds have a wavy, silky coat. 

Dachshunds are popular in South Africa as they fit in well in a town house, or any household. It's not advisable to carry puppies around all day, as they need to use their legs in order to develop properly. Breeds with long spines can develop spinal trouble, so do be careful about handling your puppy. Use two hands to support the pup. They should not be allowed to jump down from heights in case they jar the spine.

As well as there being different coat types, there are two sizes as well! A dachshund may be miniature, weighing up to 5 kg, or standard, weighing from 9 to 12 kg.

See origins of dogs

Dachshunds make friendly, confident pets.

Colour: Usually chestnut, or brown & black, or brindle.

Class: Hound

worshond puppy in the middle of the lawn

Worsie, a worshond puppy, tail jauntily erect

Fritz, a smooth coat, tan, standard dachshund puppy (worshond )


This long-haired dachshund has a sweet face!

4 miniature longhair dachshunds

Chikara (left) and Abby (right) are miniature longhaired Dachshunds belonging to Tracey Dorrington, South Africa Miniature long hair dachshunds belonging to Wendy Davies. Colours left to rt: shaded red, silver dapple, black & tan, silver dapple.


Dachshunds are small dogs, but they have big hearts. I'm sure God, the Creator of dogs, loves ALL dogs, small and great. As the Bible says, "Praise our God, all his servants and you that fear him, both small and great!" 

Revelation chapter 19, verse 5


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