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Africanis vs Dachshund – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

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Name Africanis Dachshund
OriginsSouth Africa Germany
Group Hunting Dogs Hunting Dogs
Popularity Rank51113
Reviews21
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Other Names African Dog, Bantu Dog, Hottentot Hunting Dog, Khoikhoi Dog, Tswana breed dog, Zulu Dog, Umbwa Wa Ki-Shenzi Teckel, Tekkel, Tekkel Doxie, Weenie Dog, Sausage Dog, Bassotto, Worshond
Breed Type Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1885 as a Hound breed.
FCI Group Not recognized by FCI. Recognized by FCI in the Dachshunds group, in the section.
Breed Recognition No set 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
Price 300-500 $500-$700

General Appearance - Africanis vs Dachshund

Size Medium Small
Weight 55-100 inches (25-45 kg) Toy: 8-11 pounds (3.5-5.0 kg)Standard: 16-32 pounds (7-15 kg), Miniature: 12 pounds (5.5 kg)
Avg. Weight 55-100 inches (35 kg) Toy: 9.5 pounds (3.5-5.0 kg)Standard: 24 pounds (11 kg), Miniature: 12 pounds (5.5 kg)
Height 20-24 inches (50-60 cm) Toy: 12 inches (30 cm)Standard: 8-11 inches (20-27 cm), Miniature: 5-7 inches (13-18 cm)
Avg. Height 22 inches (55 cm) Toy: 12 inches (30 cm)Standard: 9.5 inches (23.5 cm), Miniature: 6 inches (15.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Africanis vs Dachshund

Coat Thick Wiry Fine
Colors Black Brown Tan White Blue Red White Tan Brown Silver Black
Grooming
Easy to groom: The Africanis doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Easy to groom: The Dachshund doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
Africaniss are low shedders.
Dachshunds shed none to minimal.

Characteristics - Africanis vs Dachshund

Temperament Friendly Territorial Watchful Independent Trainable Protective Affectionate Obedient Clever Devoted Playful Courageous Lively Stubborn
Intelligent Rank
Smart: Africanis's has great intelligence.
Average: Dachshund's has average obedience intelligence.
Trainability
Africaniss are easy to train.
Dachshunds are easy to train.
Playfulness
The Africanis is a playful breed.
Dachshunds, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Sensitivity Level
Africaniss have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Africaniss are highly affectionate dogs.
Dachshunds are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Africaniss are a social breed.
Dachshunds are a social breed.
Barking
Average: The Africanis barks occasionally.
High: The Dachshund is a very vocal breed.
Watchdog Ability
Africaniss are good watchdogs.
Dachshunds are average watchdogs.
Territorial
Africaniss strongly protect their territory.
Dachshunds are average defenders.
Biting Potential Low
The Africanis has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Dachshund has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Africaniss have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Dachshunds have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Africaniss have average wanderlust potential.
Dachshunds have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Prey Drive
Africaniss have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen.
Dachshunds have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Apartment Friendly
Africaniss are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Dachshunds are apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Africaniss adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Dachshunds adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Africaniss 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.
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.
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.

Good With - Africanis vs Dachshund

Stranger Friendly
Africaniss are average friendly towards strangers.
Dachshunds are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Africaniss are kid-friendly dogs.
Dachshunds are not the most kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Africaniss are cat-friendly dogs.
Dachshunds are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Africaniss are average friendly towards other dogs.
Dachshunds are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Africanis is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Dachshund is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Africaniss are usually recommended for elderly people.
Dachshunds are not the best breed for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Africaniss are usually friendly towards other pets.
Dachshunds are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners Yes
Africaniss are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
No
Dachshunds are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Therapy Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Yes
This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Detection Dog or 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.
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.
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.
Boat Dog Not really
Africanis breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Dachshund 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.

Health Factors - Africanis vs Dachshund

Health Issues
Africaniss tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
The Dachshund is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems Cancer Dermoid Sinus Parvovirus Rabies 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)
Life Expectancy 10-12 years 12-15 years
Hypoallergenic No No
Energy Level
Africaniss have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Dachshunds have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Exercise Need
Africaniss need quite a lot of exercise.
Dachshunds have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Africaniss are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Dachshunds sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Avg. daily food consumption 2.5 to 3.5 cups of a high-quality dog food daily, divided into two meals. 1 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Low to Average.
High: The Dachshund breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to warm weather conditions Prefers warm weather
Stinkiness Medium
The Africanis has an average chance of bad smell.
Low
The Dachshund has a low chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Africanis is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Dachshund is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Africanis vs Dachshund

Gestation Length 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.
Litter Size 2-8 puppies 4-8 puppies

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