How Far Can Dachshunds Walk Before Getting Exhausted?

Dachshunds are adorable short-legged dynamos but their endurance isn’t all that great. How far can dachshunds walk before getting exhausted?

How Far Can Dachshunds Walk?

In fact, with a top run speed of 35 miles per hour, the dachshund is arguably a better “sprinter” than it is an endurance runner.

How Far Should Dachshunds Walk Daily?

Dachshunds need up to an hour of outdoor walk and exercise a day, typically divided into two 30-minute walks. If your dog is still a puppy, make it two 20-minute walks instead.

Doing this to a puppy can drastically hamper its muscular and skeletal development and lead to a whole lot of health problems later on in life.

What Can Happen If You Over-exhaust Your Dachshund?

How Can You Tell When Your Dachshund Needs A Rest?

• Panting • Drooling • Slower walking pace

How Can You Tell When Your Dachshund Needs A Rest?

• Your dog starts refusing to walk or asking for breaks • Increased bodily temperature • Red gums • Vomiting • Diarrhea

A healthy, adult, standard dachshund should be able to walk somewhere between 5 and 10 miles a day (8 to 16 km), provided good weather, even ground, and plenty of water. 

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