Hi.....umm....im new....and would like to know about dachshunds.Don't worry....i no they shed but would justlike to know what one sheds least.I love how longhairs look but mayB shorthairs shed less.To hlep...please make a comparison chart of the two.Also...feel free to list links of what websites have dachshunds(miniature)for adoption.THANKS....and please...no rude comments!!
Given the texture of the hair, I would say that the wire-haired dachshunds shed the least. I believe they were produced by crossing smooths with schnauzers, the latter of which is non-shedding.
You should also note that due to the fact that the long-coat & wire-coat were both presumably attained by crossing smooth-haired dachshunds with other breeds, these dogs tend to also have somewhat different personalities.
***Edited By: AngeGauche on 7/4/2005 2:20:51 PM*** Reason: *
My dad had one that was cross between a wirehair and a longhair.
He didn't shed much. I would think it was from the wirehair more then the long hair.
Now the shorthairs shed a lot. Most shorthaired breeds do.
I would find the site for their parent club and look for rescues there. If you write to the club they will also send you out some letacure on the breed and give you information about breeders and rescues too.
The shorthaired shed. You will find their little pin like hairs all over the place. Just looking at them you will see all the loose hair on them.
If you googled this information then why don't you get in contact with breeders they would be better at anwering all your questions and letting you know which hair type you are looking for and even if this breed is right for you.
Well, I know you said you don't want to go with the wirehaired dachshund, but I still say those shed the least (from my own experience). I own a wirehaired dachshund and he doesn't shed a lot. Dachshund do make nice pets and they also have their own mind. ;-)
Whats wrong with the wire hair? They are really cute. The long haired would shed alot more then the short hair. Depending on the dog. I groom two perticular long haired, and theres alot of hair. In the winter they collect alot of ice and snow. They actually end up haveing all the coat shaved off. My boss used to have a min smooth, He used to spend most of his life in the clinic, so he was practically mine, sometimes I even took him home. Very easy maintenance. The occasional bath and rub down was good enough. He was a great little guy, they all have similar personnalities, he died last year of a spinal issue, and became paralyzed (all limbs) It was hard to see him that way. These little guys need owners that will watch their weight, and watch them around high areas, incase they try to jump.
***Edited By: sue on 7/4/2005 10:54:13 PM*** Reason: thad