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Do dachshunds shed?

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Dachshunds shed, but they do not shed a lot. Dachshunds can have long coats, short coats or wiry coats. The best way to reduce shedding in dachshunds is through regular brushing.

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Brushing short-haired dachshunds once a week with a soft bristle brush is generally enough to maintain the coat. Brushing long-haired dachshunds with a pin brush and then combing them can help remove loose hair and prevent mats. Long-haired dachshunds should be brushed several times a week. The easiest way to remove loose hair from a wire-haired dachshund is by brushing the coat with a short wire bristle brush. Wire-haired dachshunds should be brushed several times a week, or every other day during heavier shedding periods. Wire-haired dachshunds also need to have their coats stripped when they start falling out.

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