Dachsweiler Breed Maintenance
The Dachsweiler is a low maintenance dog unless it has the longer coat or the wiry coat of some breeds of Dachshund. For the short smooth coat, it just requires a weekly brush, a rub down with a damp cloth and general maintenance chores such as nail clipping and teeth brushing. For the longer or wiry coat, it needs more brushing to eliminate the shed hair and to prevent matting. They don’t need bathing all the time, just when it is needed. This practice will keep the hair coat in good condition. Because they have floppy type ears, take care to clean the inside of the ear to prevent the build-up of debris and check for any infection (often inflamed and smells bad). If you get your Dachsweiler used to the grooming routine it will make it easier to handle them by the veterinarian should you have to visit them. Grooming is valuable bonding time with your dog and a chance to check them for cuts, sores or any parasites such as ticks or fleas.