First, I only knew the short haired Daxie, but then I was introduced to a Longhair Dachshund and I totally fell in love with this beautiful, wonderful breed. They differ from the short haired Dachshund because they were bred from different dogs. The longhaired Daxie were bred from small longhaired Spaniels to create long, flowing hair. Their fur is soft and silky, and grows longest on their ears, neck, chest and legs. The longest fur grows on their tail and fans out like flag. They come in variety in of colours, including black, chocolate, cream and dapple. From the three different coat types of Daxies, the Longhair Daxies seem to be the sweetest-natured, quietest and most outward loving, with a slightly more calm reserved nature; a probable result of their Spaniel heritage. They also love swimmimg! Most of them are excellent with children, but some can be a little snappy or nippy out of jealousy. They get along well with other dogs and cats, but they do love hunting and will probably chase after chickens and ducks – I had experience with it, so I know I have to keep them away, they are not always as innocent as they look.
All Dachshunds are prone to back problems! The longhair Daxies are also prone to degenerative eye disease that causes blindness, called Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA). All our breeding dogs are tested for PRA to make sure we do not breed Daxies with eye problems.
Longhaired Dachshunds are easy to groom, they go through as low-maintenance grooming breed. They should be combed and brushed at least twice a week. Mats can develop behind the ears and need to be untangled by hand. They don’t need to be bathed very often, once every three months or so, should be more of than enough.
To meet our breeding boys and girls, click here: Breeding boys and girls
To find out about puppies and see photos of previous puppies, click here: Puppies