Breed

Dachshund


AKC Grouping
Hound Group
Temperament
  • friendly
  • curious
  • spunky

Demeanor
alert and responsive

Choosing the Best High-Protein Dachshund Dog Food

In regard to weight, the Dachshund is a very small dog generally weighing up to 11 pounds (Miniature). The Dachshund is also considered a very small dog in regard to height, with an average height of 5-6 inches (Miniature). If you're trying to figure out the optimal dog food for your Dachshund, you should definitely consider the option of a high-protein dog food like those available from Spot & Tango. The Dachshund is an AKC Registered breed in the 'Hound Group' with roots originating back to Germany. The spunky, friendly and curious Dachshund with an alert and responsive demeanor, generally does particularly well on a high-protein dog food. This is thanks, in part to, its very small size combined with its moderately active energy levels.


Breed

Dachshund


AKC Grouping
Hound Group
Temperment
  • friendly
  • curious
  • spunky
Demeanor
alert and responsive

The Dachshund has, like most other hounds, the genetic traits best used for hunting. Whether it's their acute sense of smell to follow a potential prey's trail or their boundless amounts of energy to run them down, a dog within the American Kennel Club's Hound Group would be well suited for a high-protein dog food. Why? Because their bodies need the protein to help rebuild their naturally muscular body while still providing them enough energy. Further, since the Dachshund isn't used as much today as a hunter versus a pet, weight control is more easily achieved on a high-protein diet.


Energy
active
Grooming
a weekly good brushing
Training
willing to follow
Shedding
occassionally

The Dachshund is considered a moderately active dog and thus your Dachshund could benefit from a high-protein dog food due to that simple fact alone. A dog food rich in high-protein helps to build muscle and support the energy levels of a moderately active Dachshund. Furthermore, the calories in high-protein dog food are more efficiently used by a moderately active dog like the Dachshund. In fact, dogs that don't receive enough protein can actually experience muscle loss and see a noticeable drop in energy levels. Lastly, a high-protein dog food that's optimal for the Dachshund is low in carbohydrates which are a non-essential component of a healthy diet for most dogs, but especially true for a moderately active Dachshund.


The Dachshund is a very small, very small dog weighing in at over 11 pounds. Dogs of this size could benefit from a well-rounded diet that have all the necessary nutrients for their very small frame. While a high-protein dog food is important for very small breeds due to the calorie efficiency in a high-protein diet, most important is the proper percentages and sources of those proteins and that essential nutrients are included in the diet. When you select a high-protein dog food for your Dachshund at Spot & Tango, you can be assured that we have properly balanced a properly sourced, high-protein dog food while also including other essential nutrients needed for a very small dog such as the Dachshund.


Spot & Tango offers several high-protein meat options for your Dachshund including a Turkey & Red Quinoa, Beef & Millet, and Lamb & Brown Rice option. All our recipes have an appropriate blend of spinach, carrots, peas, various fruits, eggs, parsley, apple cider vinegar, safflower oil, vegetable stock and an all-natural blend of vitamins & minerals to ensure meals are nutritionally balanced while still creating a high-protein dog food for a Dachshund. 100% of the ingredients in our recipes are approved for human consumption (because dogs deserve to have the same quality food that we eat) and use USDA Certified meats. We never use preservatives, growth hormones or artificial additives. Our vegetables are an excellent source of fiber and vitamins our eggs help increase protein levels while also containing essential calcium and amino acids to support strong bones, build muscles and repair tissue. If you want a high-protein dog food for your Dachshund, Spot & Tango could be the solution.