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Sausage Dog For Sale

Temperament

The Sausage Dog’s personality varies with its coat type. Longhairs are calm, while wirehairs are quite mischievous. Smooths are somewhat a mix of both. Generally, however, this breed is playful, intelligent, and lively.

At home, this canine loves to shower its family with affection. It will cuddle with you and even help you do things like tying your shoes.

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The Ultimate Guide to Sausage Dog For Sales

The Sausage Dog, or Dachshund, is a breed that goes by many nicknames including “Wiener Dog,” “Badger Dog,” and “Doxie.” It is a scent hound originally bred to hunt smaller prey like rabbits and weasels. Today, however, it is more popular as a family pet.

While an excellent house companion, this purebred also makes a wonderful show dog, small-game hunter, race animal, and therapy canine.

Sausage Dog Origins

The first Sausage Dog was developed in Germany where it was known as the “Teckel.” The purpose was of the breeding was to create a fearless and elongated canine that could fight badgers.

In 1879, the German Dachshund Club was founded. Six years later, the breed made its way to the United States where 11 dogs were registered with the American Kennel Club. In 1895, the Dachshund Club of America was founded.

By the early 1900s, Sausage Dogs became quite favoured in the United States and England. However, since they were closely related to Germany, they lost popularity during both World Wars I and II. Come the 1950s, these dogs regained popularity in several parts of the world including Australia.

 

Key Characteristics of Sausage Dog For Sales

Are Sausage Dogs family-friendly? These dogs make wonderful family pets. They are good with children especially when introduced at an early age.
Daily exercise needs? It is recommended to give your canine about 10 minutes of two, half-mile walks per day.
Common health issues & considerations While not all Sausage Dogs are prone to these diseases, it is still important to watch out for them:

  • Progressive retinal atrophy
  • Deafness
  • Canine diabetes mellitus
  • Epilepsy
  • Intervertebral disc disease
  • Bloat
  • Cushing’s disease
Lifespan 12 to 16 years
Nature / Temperament Playful, clever, lively, courageous, independent, and loyal
Size Weight

Standard: Seven to 14 kilograms

Miniature: Five kilograms or under at maturity

Height

Standard: 20 to 23 cm

Miniature: 12 to 15

Suitable Environment  Because of its small size, the Sausage Dog makes a suitable pet for apartment-dwellers and people who live in a house but does not have a backyard. This is because this canine is generally active indoors and only requires a short walk daily.
Grooming Sausage Dogs are low-maintenance breeds that do not shed excessively. Grooming depends on their coat type. Generally, however, they do not need to be bathed often.

Other Considerations:

  • While small, they have a loud and deep bark. This should be a consideration for those who live in an apartment with many neighbours.
  • They are small and long, making them prone to injury if not handled properly by children. These dogs should only be held when they are sitting on the floor or when their back is fully supported.
  • Do not allow these canines to jump from high places as they are prone to slipped discs.

Average cost of a Sausage Dog For Sale

Sausage Dog For Sales typicaly range between $1000 and $5500AUD.

How can I take care of my Sausage Dog For Sale?

Nutrition

It is recommended to feed your dog ½ to 1½ cups of high-quality dry food daily. Avoid giving it cooked bones or foods that are high in fat. Should you wish to feed your canine table scraps, it is advised to give them in small quantities.

A Sausage Dog should never become overweight due to its fragile back. It is suggested to monitor its weight and food intake regularly.

Grooming

This canine has either a smooth, wirehaired, or longhaired coat. Its grooming needs depend on its coat type.

A smooth-coated Sausage Dog is simply wash-and-wear, while a wirehaired one should be hand-stripped twice or thrice a year. Meanwhile, a longhaired canine may need frequent brushing, depending on the thickness of the coat.

Recommended Grooming Tips

  • This dog’s ears can be a breeding ground for bacteria and fungus. Check its ears regularly for wax, redness, and discharge. It is suggested to wipe its ears weekly using a cotton ball dampened with an ear cleaner.
  • Nail trimming is suggested at least once a month.
  • Daily brushing of the teeth is advised to remove bacteria and tartar buildup. If you are a busy pet owner, brushing your canine’s teeth at least twice a week is enough.

Exercise

The Sausage Dog is energetic, despite being small. It loves to walk and play with its owner and other dogs. It also enjoys hunting and digging.

To keep this canine’s back strong, two walks per day are recommended. Never allow it to jump on or off your furniture or run up and down your staircase.

Training

This dog is intelligent. However, it can be a bit independent and stubborn at times. This makes it quite challenging to train.

The good thing is, by being patient, consistent, and firm when teaching this breed commands and tricks, you can get it to listen and obey. The Sausage Dog does well with positive and reward-based training. It is suggested to avoid giving it harsh commands or punishment.

This is basic information, and it should not be used to make adoption or purchasing decisions. Be sure to consult an expert if you’d like to learn about the breed’s care and requirements.

This is general information and should not be relied on for adopting or purchasing advice.

Most Asked Sausage Dog For Sale Questions

What does a Sausage Dog look like?

As the name suggests, the Sausage Dog has an elongated head; a long, muscular body; short legs; and a barrel-like chest. It also has droopy ears and a long muzzle.

This canine’s coat comes in various shades, including chocolate, red, white, grey, and black. Some are spotted, while others have rounded patches.

Does a Sausage Dog shed a lot?

It sheds, but not excessively.

What’s the price of a Sausage Dog for sale?

The Sausage Dog is quite a popular breed, which is why it isn’t surprising that many try to make good money out of it. These include puppy mills and backyard breeders.

If you want to end up with a dog that is healthy and even-tempered, it is recommended to adopt one from a responsible breeder. A Sausage Dog for sale typically costs between AUD $2,500 and $5,500.

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