Dachshunds are one of the most popular breeds of dogs in Australia. They’re super cute and have a big personalities. But many people don’t know that dachshunds shed. In fact, sausage dogs are moderate shedders of fur, so you’ll definitely notice it in your home. In this article, we will give you three tips to help manage your dachshund’s shedding.
Do Dachshunds shed a lot?
Dachshunds are considered moderate shedders, which means that they will shed more than some breeds of dogs, but not as much as others. You’ll definitely notice their fur on your furniture and clothing, but with a little bit of effort, you can manage it. It’s also worthwhile to keep in mind that in comparison, wiener dogs are a small breed of dog. So even though they’re moderate shedders, they naturally don’t have as much hair as other dog breeds that are bigger!
Do short-haired and long-haired Dachshunds shed?
All dachshunds, regardless of their coat length and type, will shed fur to some extent. Some people think that short-haired Dachshunds shed more than long-haired dachshunds, but this isn’t necessarily true. Both coat lengths will shed fur, but the perception may be a little different because of the different lengths.
Do wire-haired Dachshunds shed?
Wirehaired dachshunds have a coat that is less likely to shed fur than the other two types. However, they will still lose hair, and you’ll need to brush them regularly to keep it under control.
What causes Dachshunds to shed?
Dachshunds shed their hair for a variety of reasons and it’s completely normal. When you think about it, we humans lose hair too, right? However, with dogs, you’ll notice that they also shed hair based on environmental factors. Temperature changes can cause them to lose more fur than usual. This is called seasonal shedding. So, as a rule of thumb, your wiener dog could be shedding excessively a couple of times a year, but then for most of the rest of the year, keeping dog hair under control will be a lot easier to manage.
How do I stop my Dachshund from shedding?
Unfortunately, there’s no way to stop dachshund shedding altogether. But, there are things you can do to manage it and keep the amount of fur in your home under control.
Here are our top three tips:
- Brush your dachshund regularly. This will help to remove any loose hair and will also help to distribute their natural oils throughout their coat.
- Bath them every few months. A grooming routine will help to remove any built-up fur and dander.
- Invest in a good vacuum cleaner with a pet hair attachment and consider splurging on a robot vacuum cleaner. This will make it much easier to keep your home fur-free!
What’s the best brush for a Dachshund?
There are a few different types of brushes you can use on your dachshund. If your Dachshund gets anxious easily, it’s best to start with a simple grooming glove. It can also help to anchor the brushing to something else that your Dachshund does every day, like eating breakfast, so it becomes a less-scary everyday activity for your dog. Also, a daily brushing routine means that you don’t have to think about it every other day, as it will turn into a new habit for you.
Once your Dachshund is comfortable getting brushed, you can consider upgrading to a different brush. The best brush for your Dachshund will then depend on its coat type.
Brush for short haired Dachshund
For short-haired Dachshunds, it’s recommended to use a soft bristle brush, or a pinhead brush with rounded tips to make sure you don’t irritate your dog’s skin while brushing.
Brush for long haired Dachshunds
For long-haired Dachshunds (including wire-haired dogs), you can get a slicker brush, which is known to be more helpful in keeping tangles and mats in dog hair under control.
Does giving dogs a bath help with shedding?
Yes, it does. When you bathe your dog, the water will help to loosen any built-up dirt, dander, and fur. This means that when you brush them afterward (which you should do anyway!), more of this loose dog hair will come off their coat. So, baths are definitely helpful in reducing dachshund shedding. However, you also don’t want to give your dog too many baths! If you’re unsure about how frequently you should be bathing your wiener dog, it’s best to ask your regular vet for advice, is the answer will depend on a few different factors that are unique to your dog!
Do robot vacuums work for dog hair?
Yes, yes, the answer is yes! I love my robot vacuum and I’ve never met anyone who regretted buying one to help keep the dog hair in their home under control.
A robot vacuum can be programmed to vacuum your house automatically on specified days and times. It will help to pick up any loose hair that’s lying around on your floors. Just make sure to get a robot vacuum with a pet-friendly suction brush if you have a longhaired dachshund. It can be a little annoying otherwise as the long hair can get stuck and block the vacuum suction.
So, there you have it! Our top tips for managing dachshund shedding. By following these simple steps, you’ll be able to keep your home a little more hair-free year-round. And remember, the best way to reduce dog hair in your home is by regularly brushing your wiener dog.
- Wikipedia. “Dachshund – Coat and color”. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dachshund