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Dachshunds are one of the most recognizable dog breeds with their comic hot-dog-like bodies. These energetic, small dogs were bred to hunt small animals, but have evolved over time to make fun family companions. Being adaptable, Dachshunds can make a loyal pet in most homes. They love frequent exercise and bring curiosity and outgoing energy to everything they do.
The Dachshund breed is a favorite on social media with their picturesque short little legs and long, lithe bodies. You may know these dogs as a doxie, wiener dog, sausage dog, hot dog, or badger dog.
There are three varieties of Dachshund including shorthaired, wirehaired, and longhaired. They can come in a wide variety of colors including black, red, blue, cream, fawn, brown, chocolate, and liver. Some have particulary distinctive markings around their eyes almost like eyeliner!
Dachshunds were originally bred as scent hound dogs to hunt badgers as well as other tunneling animals like foxes and rabbits. While they still make skilled small-game hunters, nowadays, Dachshunds are happy with plenty of daily exercise and spending time relaxing with the family.
Like other small dogs, Dachshunds can show aggression towards other dogs and strangers. They have a lot of fight in them for such small pooches! But with proper early training, these dogs can adapt to be very obedient and are typically loving, gentle family companions. They also do well with another dachshund or two in the family.
They have a rather goofy personality and make excellent watchdogs. Dachshunds are famous for being loud and will make a deep howl with any noises or the sight of uninvited guests.
Dachshunds are a smaller dog breed. They can grow to weigh between 11 and 32 pounds and 5 to 9 inches in height. Dachshunds are typically quite healthy and enjoy an average lifespan of 12 to 16 years.
How dog-friendly is San Antonio?
WalletHub analyzed the 100 largest US cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In their study, San Antonio is ranked as the 71st most pet-friendly city. The city scores well for affordability, ranking 55th in terms of pet budget.
Dog parks and activities in San Antonio
As a big city, there are plenty of dog parks in San Antonio. According to a study by the Trust for Public Land (TPL), San Antonio has about 0.9 parks per 100,000 residents.
The San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department offers 16 off-leash parks for your dog to roam freely. Some of the most popular dog parks in the city are Eisenhower Park, Madison Square Dog Park, Tom Slick Dog Park, and Phil Hardberger Dog Park.
San Antonio also has plenty of hiking trails for you and your dog to explore. Some fun hiking spots are Friedrich Wilderness Park and Lytle's Loop Trail.
Life in San Antonio with a dog
With over 319 dog-friendly restaurants, San Antonio has plenty of places to grab a bite with your furry friends. Some of the most popular pet-friendly restaurants in the city are Blanco BBQ, The Patio Southtown, Twin Peaks Restaurant, and Snooze an A.M. Eatery.
San Antonio is home to many other dog-friendly businesses, including groomers, daycares, pet stores, and the Market Square outdoor downtown shopping area.
If you have friends or family headed to San Antonio, there are plenty of dog-friendly hotels so their companions can come along for the trip. Many of these hotels won’t even charge for bringing your pet along. A few of the best dog-friendly hotels in San Antonio include the Fairmount Hotel, Hotel Gibbs Downtown Riverwalk, and Aloft San Antonio Airport.
In San Antonio, you also have opportunities to catch a game with your dog. Several times a year, the San Antonio Rampage hosts Pucks And Paws, where dogs are allowed. Plus, every year the Stars basketball team hosts Hoops and Hounds.
Popular breeds in San Antonio
Houston is home to a wide variety of dog breeds. The most popular breeds in the city are Miniature Schnauzers, Australian Cattle Dogs, Boxers, Dachshunds, and Border Collies.
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