The Dachshund Owner's Complete Guide
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Care Guide For Your Dachshund
Ask any dachshund owner and you’ll find there’s no other dog so worth owning. Also known as doxies, wiener dogs, and sausage dogs, these smart pooches routinely rank in the top ten of most popular dog breeds.
Dachshunds are irresistible, charming, impish, and headstrong. Once bred for hunting, the dachshund now occupies thousands of hearts as a loveable pet. Naturally curious, dachshunds seem to be bursting with energy at times, but at other times, they would rather do nothing more than just curl up with you.
If you’re new to Dachshund World, your first question is probably about their short legs and long bodies. These features make them truly unique in the dog world. In fact, many mixed and designer breeds include the dachshund in order to pass on their unique look.
The dachshund’s more stubborn characteristics, which also make them difficult to train, can be traced to days spent as independent hunters of fierce burrowing animals. In fact, “dachshund” in German means “badger dog.” Their long, low stance allows them to dive into tunnels in search of their prey. If they weren’t able to defend themselves, they couldn’t have completed the task and survived.
These days, not many dachshunds are called upon to go into burrows and face down a killer badger. They still have that prey instinct, but it is usually reserved for unfortunate rodents wandering into their domain. Their love of digging can get them in trouble in the yard, but it can also lead them to burrow into the blankets with you for naptime cuddles.
Our goal for this site is to make people unfamiliar with this adorable breed more aware of what it’s like to bring one into the family. Dachshunds are charismatic, intelligent dogs that given the opportunity will win the hearts of anyone.
Explore the different Dachshund varieties – smooth, longhaired, and wirehaired.
Learn about responsible Dachshund breeding practices, preparing for a litter, finding a reputable breeder, and the traits and temperaments of each type.
Discover the perfect Dachshund for your lifestyle.
Pamper your Dachshund with collars, leashes, harnesses, beds, toys, clothing and more!
Browse our hand-picked recommendations for must-have gear suited for your Doxie’s size, energy level, and personality.
Find tips for choosing safe, comfortable products your Dachshund will love.