Dachshund Calendars feature the sporty and devoted, Dachshunds. Despite their small size they make a good watch dog with a surprisingly loud bark. Dachshunds may be slightly aggressive to strangers. Given the nickname the "Weiner dog" they are low to the ground, long in body and short of leg with robust muscular development. These Dachshund Calendars show intelligent, alert, facial expressions. There are six varieties of Dachshunds; smooth-haired, wire-haired and long-haired. Each come in two sizes: Standard and Miniature. The smooth-haired Dachshund is the original strain, the wire-haired and the long-haired were attained by crossing the smooth-haired with other breeds such as spaniels, pinschers and Dandie Dinmont Terriers. Dachshunds are an intelligent and lively breed who will need firm training to prevent disobedience. They have a strong desire to hunt, as they will show if you have a garden or backyard. Dachshunds are fun, feisty and bold. They are unafraid of challenges, and curious for adventures. They are prone to hunt, dig, track and follow small animals underground. They are not overly friendly to strangers, and enjoy their families privately. Although independent, Dachshunds still crave the attention and belonging that the family offers. The Teckel are somewhat fragile in their backs, and should be kept on a healthy diet to prevent back problems from obesity. They are friendly, good-natured and affectionate, as well as playful, fun-loving and intelligent. Dachshund Calendars make great gifts.