Canis ISSN: 2398-2942 Dachshund Introduction Biological Data Introduction General information Originated in Germany for following badgers and foxes to earth (rabbits in the case of the miniatures). There are 3 distinct varieties, the smooth-haired, the wire-haired and the long-haired, as well as 2 sizes, the standard and the miniature. One of Germany's most effective earth dogs, they are also good companions but retain the instinct to hunt. Biological Data This article is available in full to registered subscribers Sign up now to purchase a 30 day trial, or Login Further ReadingPublicationsReferred papers Recent references from VetMedResource and PubMed. Other sources of information For information on Genetic Testing Providers (labs), genetic tests, and tests by breed, visit International Partnership for Dogs: https://dogwellnet.com/. For a list of DNA tests available for certain breeds worldwide, visit Kennel Club Worldwide DNA tests: https://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/health/for-breeders/dna-testing-simple-inherited-disorders/worldwide-dna-tests/. The Kennel Club Breed-specific requirements and recommendations including health screening: www.thekennelclub.org.uk/media/9846/abs_breed_specific_requirements_and_recommendations_web.pdf. Hutchinson D & Hutchinson B The Complete Dachshund. Howell. ISBN 0876051352. Raine K All about the Dachshund. Pelham Books. Organisation(s) Visit the Kennel Club website to search for details of KC-registered breed clubs: thekennelclub.org.uk/services/public/findaclub/breed/. The Dachshund Club: www.dachshundclub.co.uk. Visit the American Kennel Club website to search for details of AKC-recognized breed clubs: www.akc.org/clubs/search.