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Dachshund vs Beagle vs Basset Hound Comparison - Dog breed selector: Teckel or English Beagle or Basset? Find the right dog for you

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Name Dachshund Beagle Basset Hound
OriginsGermany England France
Group Hunting Dogs Hunting Dogs Hunting Dogs
Popularity Rank13639
Reviews440
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Other Names Teckel, Tekkel, Tekkel Doxie, Weenie Dog, Sausage Dog, Bassotto, Worshond English Beagle Basset, Hush Puppy
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1885 as a Hound breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1885 as a Hound breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1885 as a Hound breed.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Dachshunds group, in the section. Recognized by FCI in the Scent hounds and related breeds group, in the Scent hounds section. Recognized by FCI in the Scent hounds and related breeds group, in the Scent hounds section.
Breed Recognition American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Canadian Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
Kennel Club of Great Britain
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
Australian National Kennel Council
Continental Kennel Club
National Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
Canadian Canine Registry
American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Canadian Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
Kennel Club of Great Britain
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
Australian National Kennel Council
Continental Kennel Club
National Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Canadian Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
Kennel Club of Great Britain
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
Australian National Kennel Council
Continental Kennel Club
National Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
Price $500-$700 $500-$800 $300-$500

Dachshund vs Beagle vs Basset Hound General Appearance Comparison

Size Small Small Medium
Weight Toy: 8-11 pounds (3.5-5.0 kg)Standard: 16-32 pounds (7-15 kg), Miniature: 12 pounds (5.5 kg) Male: 22-25 pounds (10-11 kg), Female: 20-23 pounds (9-10 kg) Male: 50-65 pounds (23-29 kg), Female: 45-60 pounds (20-27 kg)
Avg. Weight Toy: 9.5 pounds (3.5-5.0 kg)Standard: 24 pounds (11 kg), Miniature: 12 pounds (5.5 kg) Male: 23.5 pounds (10.5 kg), Female: 21.5 pounds (9.5 kg) Male: 57.5 pounds (26 kg), Female: 52.5 pounds (23.5 kg)
Height Toy: 12 inches (30 cm)Standard: 8-11 inches (20-27 cm), Miniature: 5-7 inches (13-18 cm) Male: 14-16 inches (36-41 cm), Female: 13-15 inches (33-38 cm) Male: 12-15 inches (30-38 cm), Female: 11-14 inches (28-36 cm)
Avg. Height Toy: 12 inches (30 cm)Standard: 9.5 inches (23.5 cm), Miniature: 6 inches (15.5 cm) Male: 15 inches (38.5 cm), Female: 14 inches (35.5 cm) Male: 13.5 inches (34 cm), Female: 12.5 inches (32 cm)

Dachshund vs Beagle vs Basset Hound Hair & Care Comparison

Coat Fine Dense Dense
Colors Blue
Red
White
Tan
Brown
Silver
Black
Tan
Red
Tricolor
White
Black
Tan
Gray
Tricolor
Brown
Red
White
Black
Grooming
Easy to groom: The Dachshund doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Effortless: The Beagle requires minimal grooming.
Easy to groom: The Basset Hound doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
Dachshunds shed none to minimal.
Beagles shed moderately.
Basset Hounds shed moderately.

Dachshund vs Beagle vs Basset Hound Characteristics Comparison

Temperament Clever
Devoted
Playful
Courageous
Lively
Stubborn
Friendly
Independent
Lively
Sweet
Gentle
Intelligent
Loving
Affectionate
Friendly
Sweet
Tempered
Devoted
Gentle
Tenacious
Intelligent Rank
Average: Dachshund's has average obedience intelligence.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Low: The Basset Hound if one of the dog breeds that have the lowest degree of obedience intelligence.
Trainability
Dachshunds are easy to train.
Beagles are easy to train.
Basset Hounds are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
Dachshunds, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The Beagle is a highly playful breed.
Basset Hounds are not the most playful dog breed.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Dachshunds are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Beagles are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Basset Hounds are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Dachshunds are a social breed.
Beagles need a lot of social interaction.
Basset Hounds need for social interaction is average.
Barking
High: The Dachshund is a very vocal breed.
High: The Beagle is a very vocal breed.
Average: The Basset Hound barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
Dachshunds are average watchdogs.
Beagles are not the best choice if you want a good watchdog.
Basset Hounds are not the best choice if you want a good watchdog.
Territorial
Dachshunds are average defenders.
Beagles can't provide protection for their territory.
Basset Hounds can't provide protection for their territory.
Biting Potential Low
The Dachshund has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Beagle has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Basset Hound has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Dachshunds have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Beagles have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Basset Hounds have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Dachshunds have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Beagles have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Basset Hounds have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Prey Drive
Dachshunds have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Beagles have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Basset Hounds have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Apartment Friendly
Dachshunds are apartment-friendly dogs.
Beagles are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Basset Hounds are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Dachshunds adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Beagles adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Basset Hounds adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Dachshunds 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.
Beagles tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Fighting Dog Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Dachshund vs Beagle vs Basset Hound Good With Comparison

Stranger Friendly
Dachshunds are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Beagles are stranger friendly dogs.
Basset Hounds are very stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Dachshunds are not the most kid-friendly dogs.
Beagles are very kid-friendly dogs.
Basset Hounds are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Dachshunds are average friendly towards cats.
Beagles are average friendly towards cats.
Basset Hounds are very cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Dachshunds are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Beagles are very dog-friendly dogs.
Basset Hounds are very dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Dachshund is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Beagle is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Basset Hound is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Dachshunds are not the best breed for elderly people.
Beagles are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Basset Hounds are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Dachshunds are generally with other pets.
Beagles are generally with other pets.
Basset Hounds are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Good For First Time Owners No
Dachshunds are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Beagles are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Basset Hounds are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Yes
This breed makes good as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Therapy Dog Yes
This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Yes
This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog Yes
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.
Yes
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.
Yes
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.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) 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.
Yes
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.
Yes
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.
Boat Dog Not really
Dachshund breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Yes
Beagle breed usually likes being on a boat.
Not really
Basset Hound breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Dachshund vs Beagle vs Basset Hound Health Factors Comparison

Health Issues
The Dachshund is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Beagle is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Basset Hound is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems Acanthosis Nigricans
Baldness
Bloat
Cancer
Canine Diabetes Mellitus
Cushing's Syndrome
Deafness
Demodectic Mange
Elbow Dysplasia
Epilepsy
Intervertebral Disk Disease
Legg-perthes Disease
Lymphocytic Thyroiditis
Mitral Valve Disease
Narcolepsy
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Beagle Dwarfism
Cherry Eye
Chinese Beagle Syndrome
Distichiasis
Epilepsy
Glaucoma
Hip Dysplasia
Hypothyroidism
Intervertebral Disk Disease
Patellar Luxation
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Allergies
Bloat
Cherry Eye
Ear Infections
Ectropion
Entropion
Glaucoma
Hip Dysplasia
Intervertebral Disk Disease
Obesity
Panosteitis
Patellar Luxation
Thrombopathia
Von Willebrand's Disease
Life Expectancy 12-15 years 12-15 years 10-12 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Dachshunds have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Beagles have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Basset Hounds have a lower energy level than other dogs.
Exercise Need
Dachshunds have an average exercise need.
Beagles need quite a lot of exercise.
Basset Hounds have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Dachshunds sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Beagles are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Basset Hounds like sleeping so they do sleep a lot.
Avg. daily food consumption 1 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 0.5 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1.5 to 2 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two or three meals.
Weight Gain Potential
High: The Dachshund breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
High: The Beagle breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
High: The Basset Hound breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Weather & Climate Prefers warm weather Prefers average to warm weather conditions Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness Low
The Dachshund has a low chance of bad smell.
High
The Beagle has a high chance of bad smell.
High
The Basset Hound has a high chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Dachshund is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Beagle is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Basset Hound drools quite a lot, so if you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, you may want to choose another dog breed.

Dachshund vs Beagle vs Basset Hound Reproducibility Comparison

Gestation Length 60-64 days 60-64 days 60-64 days
How often can the have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Litter Size 4-8 puppies 2-14 puppies, average 7 6-8 puppies

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