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Westphalian Dachsbracke Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Westphalian Dachsbracke so you can get to know the breed more.

OriginGermany
Group Hunting Dogs
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Other Names
What other names does the Westphalian Dachsbracke have? The dog breed also known as...
Westphalian Hound
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred
AKC Group
Is Westphalian Dachsbracke recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Westphalian Dachsbracke recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Recognized by FCI in the Scent hounds and related breeds group, in the Scent hounds section.
Price
How much does the Westphalian Dachsbracke puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it? Westphalian Dachsbracke price:
$600-$800
If you choose to purchase the Westphalian Dachsbracke, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a Westphalian Dachsbracke for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Westphalian Dachsbracke gets to a happy place.

General Appearance

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Westphalian Dachsbracke size:
Small
Weight
How much does the Westphalian Dachsbracke weigh? Westphalian Dachsbracke weight:
Male: 33-37 pounds (15-16.5 kg), Female: 29-33 pounds (13-15 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of the Westphalian Dachsbracke? Westphalian Dachsbracke average weight:
Male: 35 pounds (16 kg), Female: 31 pounds (14 kg)
Height
How tall is the Westphalian Dachsbracke? Westphalian Dachsbracke height:
Male: 13–15 inches (32–39 cm), Female: 12–15 inches (30–37 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido? Westphalian Dachsbracke average height:
Male: 14 inches (35.6 cm), Female: 13 inches (33.0 cm)

Hair & Care

Coat
What type of coat does the Westphalian Dachsbracke have? What does this canine coat look like?
Flat
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Westphalian Dachsbracke's coat?
TricolorRedYellowBlack Saddle MarkingsWhite Saddle Markings
Grooming
How to groom the Westphalian Dachsbracke and how often?
Easy to groom: The Westphalian Dachsbracke doesn't require a lot of grooming. Seasonal flea treatment is needed, but cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't necessary. Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections. Westphalian Dachsbracke is a good choice if you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of a high maintenance dog. Recommended for beginners.
Shedding Level
How much do Westphalian Dachsbracke dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Westphalian Hound? Westphalian Dachsbracke shedding level:
Westphalian Dachsbrackes shed moderately. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. Regular brushing reduces the amount of hair that sheds. It mostly depends on their health status and breed type.

Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Westphalian Dachsbracke have? What characteristics does the breed have?
ActiveHuntingPlayful
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Westphalian Dachsbracke? Are they intelligent?
Smart: Westphalian Dachsbracke's has great intelligence. They understand and memorize new commands in 15-25 repetitions.
Trainability
Are Westphalian Dachsbracke dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Westphalian Dachsbrackes are easy to train. They find out the association between commands and actions quite quickly.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
The Westphalian Dachsbracke is a playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Westphalian Dachsbracke sensitivity:
Westphalian Dachsbrackes have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed. Sometimes it's okay to change the daily routine, have guests and listen to loud music. Some dogs handle moderate punishment very well, while others crumble apart at a dirty look. This breed is not affected emotionally for moderate punishment.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they?
Westphalian Dachsbrackes are average dogs regarding their affection level. Some breeds are forthcoming and friendly, while others are independent and don't bond too closely to their owners.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Westphalian Hound need? Westphalian Dachsbracke social needs:
Westphalian Dachsbrackes are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Barking
Do Westphalian Dachsbracke dogs bark a lot? Why does my Westphalian Hound bark?
Average: The Westphalian Dachsbracke barks occasionally. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and same barks could have a different meaning. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Is Westphalian Dachsbracke good as a watchdog?
Westphalian Dachsbrackes are not the best watchdogs. They aren't very territorial and protective about their property, so they probably won't alert you if they sense something different.
Territorial
Do Westphalian Dachsbracke dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their territory?
Westphalian Dachsbrackes are average defenders. Some dogs are very protective of their territory, while others easily let a stranger to trespass. This breed is not sure to defend his territory in every situation.
Biting Potential
Do Westphalian Dachsbracke bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Westphalian Hound? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Westphalian Dachsbracke? Why do dog bites happen?
Low
The Westphalian Dachsbracke has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Westphalian Dachsbracke do?
Westphalian Dachsbrackes have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Westphalian Dachsbrackes need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Westphalian Dachsbracke to run away? Does this breed wander a lot? Does Westphalian Dachsbracke roam?
Wanderlust potential of the Westphalian Dachsbracke is strong enough to escape from home. They have a strong desire for exploring the world. Safer to walk them on a leash unless you teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Westphalian Dachsbracke have high prey drive?
Westphalian Dachsbrackes have a high impulse to chase and catch something. Cats or any other small animals are in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that Westphalian Dachsbracke dogs are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly
Is Westphalian Dachsbracke good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Westphalian Dachsbrackes are not apartment-friendly dogs. If you don't have a garden, you may have to reconsider your choice for having a puppy from this breed.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Westphalian Dachsbrackes adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Westphalian Dachsbrackes do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Fighting Dog
Where Westphalian Dachsbracke dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they friendly with strangers?
Westphalian Dachsbrackes are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Are Westphalian Dachsbracke dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Westphalian Dachsbracke and children:
Westphalian Dachsbrackes are average friendly dogs towards children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Westphalian Dachsbracke dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats?
Westphalian Dachsbrackes are not cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is Westphalian Dachsbracke good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Westphalian Dachsbracke dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Westphalian Dachsbrackes are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly
Are Westphalian Dachsbrackes good office dogs? Do Westphalian Dachsbrackes make good office friendly dogs? Can Westphalian Dachsbrackes be ofiice dogs?
Yes
Westphalian Dachsbracke is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Westphalian Dachsbracke dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Westphalian Hound temperament with senior people? Are Westphalian Dachsbracke dogs good for elderly owners?
Westphalian Dachsbrackes are commonly okay with elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Westphalian Dachsbracke dogs get along with other pets? Are Westphalian Dachsbracke dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Westphalian Dachsbrackes do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Westphalian Dachsbracke breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
Yes
Westphalian Dachsbrackes are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Westphalian Dachsbracke be a service dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). Westphalian Dachsbracke is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Westphalian Dachsbracke be a therapy dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with anxiety disorders or autism. Westphalian Dachsbracke is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Westphalian Dachsbracke be a sniffer dog?
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones. Westphalian Dachsbracke is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Westphalian Dachsbracke be a search and rescue dog?
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people. The Westphalian Dachsbracke is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Westphalian Dachsbracke be a boat dog?
Not really
Westphalian Dachsbracke breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Westphalian Dachsbracke be a drafting dog?
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination. Westphalian Dachsbracke is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Health Factors

Health Issues
Is it a healthy breed? Do Westphalian Dachsbracke dogs have health problems?
Westphalian Dachsbrackes tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds. Regular vet check-ups are needed.
Life Expectancy
How long do Westphalian Dachsbracke dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Westphalian Dachsbracke be?
10-12 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Westphalian Dachsbracke breed hypoallergenic?
No
Westphalian Dachsbrackes don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Westphalian Dachsbracke have?
Westphalian Dachsbrackes have a higher energy level than other dog breeds. If you want a dog for snuggling on the couch, this breed isn't the perfect choice for you.
Exercise Need
How much exercise does this dog need? How much exercise do Westphalian Dachsbracke dogs require per day?
Westphalian Dachsbrackes need quite a lot of exercise. Daily walks should be on schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Westphalian Dachsbrackes sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the Westphalian Dachsbracke need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
1 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Westphalian Dachsbracke risk for obesity:
Low to Average. The Westphalian Dachsbracke has a low to the average risk for obesity. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight change, consult your veterinarian to make a meal plan, and measure the Westphalian Dachsbracke's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold weather & climate?
Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Westphalian Dachsbracke can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
Medium
The Westphalian Dachsbracke has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency
Does the Westphalian Dachsbracke drool?
The Westphalian Dachsbracke is a perfect example for low drooling tendency. If you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, the Westphalian Dachsbracke could be a good choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool less than others, just like the Westphalian Dachsbracke. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long does it take to have Westphalian Dachsbracke puppies?
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Westphalian Dachsbracke: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the bitch’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
How often can the Westphalian Dachsbracke have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Westphalian Dachsbracke have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
5-7 puppies

Pros & Cons of Westphalian Dachsbracke

Pros
  • Intelligent Rank: Smart: Westphalian Dachsbracke's has great intelligence.
  • Trainability: Westphalian Dachsbrackes are easy to train.
  • Grooming: Easy to groom: The Westphalian Dachsbracke doesn't require a lot of grooming.
  • Drooling tendency: The Westphalian Dachsbracke is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.
  • Weight Gain Potential: Low to Average.
  • Mouthiness: Westphalian Dachsbrackes have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
  • Adaptability: Westphalian Dachsbrackes adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
  • Office Friendly: Westphalian Dachsbracke is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
  • Good For First Time Owners: Westphalian Dachsbrackes are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Cons
  • Health Issues: Westphalian Dachsbrackes tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
  • Hypoallergenic: Westphalian Dachsbrackes don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Apartment Friendly: Westphalian Dachsbrackes are not apartment-friendly dogs.
  • Watchdog Ability: Westphalian Dachsbrackes are not the best watchdogs.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: Wanderlust potential of the Westphalian Dachsbracke is strong enough to escape from home.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Westphalian Dachsbrackes do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
  • Cat Friendly: Westphalian Dachsbrackes are not cat-friendly dogs.

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