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Dachshunds - Are They the Right Dog for You?

Dachshunds - Are They the Right Dog for You?

Think a Dachshund is the perfect dog for you?    

If you want a small dog that is loyal, comical, entertaining, makes a keen watchdog, and needs only moderate exercise, then a Dachshund may be the perfect dog for you!

The Dachshund is a short-legged, long-bodied dog breed belonging to the hound family. The standard size dachshund was bred to scent, chase, and flush out badgers and other burrow-dwelling animals, while the miniature dachshund was developed to hunt smaller prey such as rabbits.

Dachshunds are especially prone to having back problems. This may be due to genetics, moving the wrong way, falling or jumping on and off furniture.  Dog stairs are recommended for Dachshunds to decrease strains on their back and legs.

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If you decide a Dachshund is the perfect pet for your family, check out these dog stairs perfect for Dachshunds so they can reach you on the couch or bed (they call them "low riders" for a reason)!

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 Dachshund 101 Infographic

Do you have a Dachshund?  Tell us about yours in the comments below!

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  • Danny Mercer
    Danny Mercer

    There’s no better pet!

  • Nancy Algee
    Nancy Algee

    I absolutely love my dachshunds beagle mix. She sleeps under the covers right beside me. She follows me everywhere I go unless she can see me. She “bathes me”. So she treats me like I am the same as her. She also let’s me know when my diabetes is high.she loves other dogs and cats. She is gentle with small children and loves everybody. Everyone wants her. Never want any other dog.

  • Linda O
    Linda O

    We have 3 mini dachshunds. They are hilarious when trying to get each other to play. The 3 of them all like to hunt and dig. Have never had a doxie with back problems. Our oldest one is 14 and still going strong. They are so affectionate and entertain us. They are very wary of strangers and are good watch dogs. We love these little dogs and having more than one, we don’t worry when we go out as they have each other for company. Love love love them

  • COletta STubbs
    COletta STubbs

    #1dachie,Deuce…smartest dog I’ve ever met.#3 dog..LittleBit sweetest dog I ever met #5 dog
    Wolfie …lovingest dog Iv ever had….All rescue dogs!!!!

  • Ana Morales
    Ana Morales

    My dear Lola turn 1 today 4 of July. She is with me since December. She is very sweet, playful and loyal. Was’t so bad training her to uses a diapers pad. I have to cat before her and she doing very good with them also she is very friendly. For me the best dog ever. Everbody love my Lola