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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.

Dachshund breeders in South Africa 

Smooth-haired miniature dachshund 

Mildred McCluskey 011 969 6862, Cell 0797736478 or 0617670385  e-mail Webpage: Silverglow  

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

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.


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.


Long-haired dachshund

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.

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.

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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 ) belongs to Mr & Mrs Duggan, South Africa. He is fully grown now.


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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