Are Dachshunds Good Hiking Dogs? How Far They Can Walk

How far can dachshunds walk before getting exhausted? Does that make them good hiking or jogging buddies?

Can a Dachshund walk 3 miles?

A healthy, adult, standard dachshund should definitely be able to walk for 3 or even more miles a day as long as there isn’t that much of a slope —

and the weather isn’t too hot or cold. We’re aware that these are quite a few factors to consider but each of them is perfectly logical.

If you have a miniature Doxie or if your pet has a health issue, 3 miles may well be too much for your dog. 

And while young puppies need to get ample exercise, it’s important not to overexercise them too as their muscles —

aren’t fully developed yet. So, unless you have a healthy and fit adult dachs, you should be extra careful.

Are Dachshunds good hiking dogs?

Not really, at least not compared to other breeds. This isn’t to say that you can’t take a dachshund with you when you go hiking – you can.

A healthy adult standard dachshund can walk for as much as 5 or even 10 miles a day. However, that’s still much less than —

a larger breed such as a Husky or a Labrador Retriever. So, if you want to go on a particularly long hike, you should —

either not get your dachshund with you or you should bring a pet carrier for when your dog gets too tired.

How active are Dachshunds?

Doxies are very active for their size but said size does limit their physical potential compared to other breeds.

The short legs are also a major factor, of course. In other words – your dachshund will be incredibly active.

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