Dachshund Shedding

July 12, 2018

Dachshund Shedding

If you’re in the market for a Dachshund, one question you’re probably asking yourself is whether Dachshunds shed.

The simple answer is they do. Dachshunds are considered moderate shedders. However, to answer that question in more detail, we’ll first have to consider the different coat varieties that Dachshunds can have. Dachshunds have three coat varieties: smooth, longhaired and wirehired.

Smooth-Coated Dachshunds

 The most common of the three, they are often considered wash-and-wear dogs because of their short, shiny coats. With a lot less undercoat than his longhaired and wirehaired cousins, they shed the least of the three varieties. They should be brushed once a week with a grooming mitt to remove dead, shedding hair.

Longhaired Dachshunds

With their sleek, slightly wavy outercoats and fleecy undercoats, Longhaired Dachshunds shed more than smooth-coated dachshunds. They need to be brushed daily with a bristle brush to keep their coats tangle-free and to remove shedding hair from their outer- and undercoats. To remove any tangles that might have developed, they should be brushed with a wire-pinned brush.

Wirehaired Dachshunds

Wirehaired dachshunds also have thick undercoats that make them shed more than smooth-coated dachshunds, but it is their bristly outercoats, bushy beards and bushy eyebrows that cause them to require more grooming than the other dachshund varieties. Like longhaired dachshunds, wirehaired dachshunds also require daily brushing to prevent tangles and remove shedding hair. In addition to daily brushing, wirehaired dachshunds also require stripping and plucking twice a year, as well as regular trimming of their beards and eyebrows.

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cindy
cindy
November 16, 2015 4:30 pm

cute photos you have posted but some of them are not teddy bear puppies

Gerardo
Gerardo
March 1, 2016 12:29 am

How much for each dog

Julie
Julie
May 25, 2016 10:41 pm

Love teacups…I am a first time owner. Thinking mix of maltese and shitzu…but not sure what to look for to make sure it is in good health. A breeder contacted me and had what I am looking for…but she said it was the runt…and will be tiny.

Your website impressed me…please contact me. How much too…curious on price.

Susan Murray
Susan Murray
June 30, 2016 10:57 am

So adorable! Do you have any available?

Rochelle jordan
August 30, 2016 5:09 am

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Connie Carrigg
November 23, 2015 12:18 am

I am interested in a teddy bear dog, I live in Barrie,Ont. Where can I find one in Ontario? How much do these dogs cost?I want a pup from a good breeder! i want a happy pup with no health issues,de-wormed,first shots and at least eight weeks with Mom. I read this is the right time to adopt!

Serious,
Connie RN,

Shamika
Shamika
December 1, 2015 2:28 am

I’m looking to bye a Teddy bear puppy for Christmas

Mariana Darida
Mariana Darida
December 23, 2015 11:58 am

Can you please let us know where are you located I am very interested to have one of your puppies .I prefer a female. Please let us know .
We live in Chicago .

Mary Battle
Mary Battle
December 29, 2015 5:25 am

I am interested in a teddy bear puppy, I’d like some information and prices.

Dolores
Dolores
January 11, 2016 6:54 pm

I live in Englewood fl where can I get one