Acquired: Breeder (professional)
Training: No training
Mooresville, North Carolina, United States
Posted December 14, 2016
My family has always has a dachshund as long as I’ve been alive. These dogs’ temperaments can vary greatly depending on gender and their place in their original litter. Dachshunds are territorial creatures and not great around small children they don’t know. If you want to try and decrease the territorial nature of these guys I would suggest not having them sleep in your bed and defining boundaries early on in the relationship. Inside the family, a dachshund is incredibly loyal and loves to be close to their family. Because of a dachshunds build, we’ve had many issues in the past will our dogs backs from age and overall wear from jumping off furniture. Try to keep your dachshund from jumping off furniture to protect the integrity of their backs. Dachshunds are known to be more sedentary in nature and, due to their small size, can gain quite a bit of weight if not taken care of properly. All my dachshunds loved to walk the neighborhood and play Frisbee so just make sure you give these guys a chance to stretch their tiny legs. Even those these dogs aren’t friendly to large families, they work perfectly for small easy going families. You won’t regret taking a chance on these cute little guys. They are friends for life.