Westphalian Dachsbracke

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Westphalian Dachsbracke History

The dachshund bych or dachschund, also known in English as the dachound, dachsie, and wiener dog, is a German breed of small hound developed over 400 years. The dauchsund is characterised by its long body, short legs, triangular ears, arched back, and rounded belly. It is similar to the affenpinscher in appearance, although the dachshund bych is much larger and more robustly built. The dauchsund is famed for its affectionate and sensitive nature, and also for its ability to learn tricks quickly and to repeat them reliably. The dauchhund was used in hounds hunts throughout Germany. The dachshund bych’s ancestors were probably a mix of foxhounds, greyhounds and terrier-like scent hounds. The rur region in present-day North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, is the traditional home of the dauchshund. In the Middle Ages, dauschen was the term for any scent hound, and rur was the name of the dukedom in which it originated. The rur hunt, which included the schwanzhund, or “arm”, made up of dachshunds, schnauzers and other hounds, was the most popular hunt in medieval Germany. Between the 16th and 19th centuries, more than 40,000 vogts were licensed in the

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Westphalian Dachsbracke Physical Characteristics

The Westphalian Dachsbracke is a medium-sized, working breed of domestic duck-hunting dog. They normally stand 25-32cm (10-13 inches) tall at the shoulders and weigh 30-45kg (66-99 lbs). They have a thick, double coat of medium length, which is silky to the touch, and, depending on the season, can be solid-colored, roaned, or speckled. They are strongly muscled. Their head is large and wide, with a keen expression. Their ears are triangular in shape, and hang down like sickles. Their tail is long and thick.

Eye Colors

Brown, Amber

Nose Colors


Coat Colors

Pied, Black, Red, Fawn, White

Height Range

Male Height Range: 12 – 15 inches

Female Height Range: 12 – 15 inches

Weight Range

Male Weight Range: 30 – 35 lbs

Female Weight Range: 30 – 35 lbs

Westphalian Dachsbracke Health

Description of breed health.


10-12 yrs

Westphalian Dachsbracke Health Concerns

Spinal Issues, Ear Infections, Obesity

Westphalian Dachsbracke Temperament and Behaviour

The Westphalian Dachsbracke is an energetic, smart, and agile dog. They are known to have a long life span, and in general, live longer than many other breeds. They are sweet, calm, and quiet. They are easy to train and are good around children, but may be aggressive toward other small animals.

Westphalian Dachsbracke Activity Requirements

The Westphalian Dachsbracke is a medium-sized hunting dog. They were originally bred in Germany to hunt small game and waterfowl. Today, these dogs are loving family companions. While they are not a high-energy breed, they do require regular, moderate activity. A brisk walk or a game of fetch are great ways to keep your dog healthy and happy. If you are looking for a playful, happy companion, the Westphalian Dachsbracke may be the right dog for you. These sweet, devoted dogs make wonderful pets.

Miles Per Day

16 miles

Activity Per Day

120 minutes

Daily Food

2.5 cups

Kennel Club Recognition

American Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Westphalian Dachsbracke is part of the Unclassified group.

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The Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Westphalian Dachsbracke is part of the Unclassified group.

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Australian National Kennel Council

Not Recognized

Westphalian Dachsbracke is part of the Unclassified group.

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Canadian Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Westphalian Dachsbracke is part of the Unclassified group.

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