The Dachshund Owner's Complete Guide

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Breeding

Learn about Dachshund breeding practices, including health testing, finding a reputable breeder, and preparing for a litter of puppies.

Adoption

Browse adoptable Dachshunds in your area and learn about the adoption process. We offer advice for bringing home your new rescue Dachshund and integrating them into your family.

Diet

What should your Dachshund eat? Get nutrition advice tailored to the unique needs of Dachshunds. Learn about ideal portion sizes, necessary nutrients.

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.

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Are Dachshunds Easy to Train

Dachshunds are smart but can be stubborn.

Learn positive reinforcement training techniques to teach your Dachshund good manners and cues like sit, stay, come, heel, and more.

We cover housetraining, leash training, socialization, and handling unwanted behaviors

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Dachshunds have unique health and care needs.

Learn how to keep your Dachshund healthy with advice on exercise, grooming, veterinary care, signs of illness.

Help on preventing and managing conditions like IVDD, allergies, and obesity.

Proper nutrition is key to your Dachshund’s health.

Learn about ideal portion sizes, necessary nutrients, the best commercial diets, homemade recipes, supplements, weight management, and feeding puppies.

Discover how to tailor your Dachshund’s diet to their unique needs.

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.

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Understand typical Dachshund behaviors and how to manage any unwanted habits.

Learn positive reinforcement techniques to train your Dachshund and enrich their lives through exercise, games, and quality time with you.

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