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Uploaded: February 21, 2010
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Novice  Novice Skill Level
Steps: 6
Updated: February 22, 2010
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Dachshund's are a very peculiar looking breed of dog because they have these long narrow bodies, and some large looking heads. Besides there being three different varieties, the dog is what you call a loyal companion, and forever friend. If you are in the market to by a Dachshund, you might want to look at all three kinds, but in all they are in essence the same. There is the short-haired, the wired-haired, and the long-haired. Along with the different types of coats, there is also different sizes as well, regular, and miniature. If you want to get a standard sized Dachshund, he/she should weight a little over ten or eleven pounds and have a height that is between eight and eleven inches. Now the min-dach's should end up weighing no more then eleven pounds by the time it reaches twelve months old, and be as tall as seven inches. As you can see there is a difference in size, but not too much. Regular Dachshund's are a small breed dog anyway, so the miniature version of them are just slightly different. A nickname that these dogs are best known for are “hotdogs”, “wiener dogs”, and the “hotdog dog”. Surprisingly Dachshund's are very active and it would be a good idea to walk them on a daily basis, or let them play in the yard, or a dog park for a good hour which should include some sort of running. It is also best that you drain the energy out of these dogs from a busy day to keep them healthy physically, and mentally. Did you know that it is a bad idea to teach a Dachshund to jump? It's true, because there bodies are long, they are at high risk for spinal damage. Unlike other breeds of small dogs, this pet only has a life expectancy of twelve to fifteen years. That's about the same for a German Shepherd. But don't let this information discourage you from adopting one of these adorable breeds. If you are looking for a dog that would be an excellent pet for your small home or apartment, then this is the right pet for you. Think about it for a while, but in the mean time, how about learning "how to draw a Dachshund", step by step to see how he would look on your fridge as if was a picture of your real pet. I will be back later with more drawing fun guys so stay tuned in. Adios amigos!

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How to Draw a Dachshund

how to draw a dachshund step 1

STEP 1.

Because so many people like this breed of dog, I thought it would be cool for me to draw a more cartoony version of the Dachshund so that everyone can give this lesson a go. Start with a round shape for the dog's head and then draw the "U" shape for the muzzle. Add the guidelines for facial alignment, and then draw a circle for the chest, and a half hotdog shape for the body.
 
how to draw a dachshund step 2

STEP 2.

Now you will simply draw out the shape of the head, and long floppy ears. Using the muzzle outline that you drew in step one, draw out the actual shape of the dog's snout. The ears should be uniform and close to the head as you see them here.
 
how to draw a dachshund step 3

STEP 3.

Now you will start utilizing those facial guidelines you drew in step one to draw in the eyes, and then color in the pupils. Add eyebrows, and a round Rudolph type of nose. See how easy this lesson has become.
 
how to draw a dachshund step 4

STEP 4.

It's time to draw the chest of the dog, and his short stubby legs and paws. This is one of the characteristics that the Dachshund is recognized for. Once the front part of the body is drawn, you can then draw the back and tail.
 
how to draw a dachshund step 5

STEP 5.

Finish your drawing by sketching out the ribcage, and belly of the dog, and then draw in the stubby hind legs and back paws. For detailing, draw a coat marking on the chest. Erase all the unwanted lines and shapes that you drew in step one to clean up your drawing!
 
how to draw a dachshund step 6

STEP 6.

Here it is, your cute adorable drawing of a Dachshund. Color the pooch in and you are all done. I hope you enjoyed this lesson on drawing a Dachshund dog. Join me again real soon, and keep up the good work!