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Clark

Dachshund

Overall satisfaction

4/5

Acquired:

Gender: Male

Training: N/A

Quick to learn and train

N/A

Emotionally stable

N/A

Family oriented

N/A

Child safety

N/A

Safe with small pets

N/A

Doesn’t bark a lot

N/A

Health

N/A

Easy to groom

0/5

Great watch dog

N/A

Great guard dog

N/A

Doxies

By

Montana, United States

Posted November 7, 2008

Doxies are cute, strong willed and lovable characters. Every breed has their health problems. Be prepared with research and a rainy day fund for your puppy whichever breed you choose.


1 in 4 - 5 dachshunds have disc disease and will experience a disc problem by the age of 3-7. Make your home doxie friendly. Early on train your puppy to use ramps to furniture and a ramp out the back door. Keep them from jumping, sitting pretty and from using stairs. Collars put too much stress on the discs, choose a harness instead. Crate training is a must for potty training any puppy. For doxies, being trained to know the crate is their pleasant den to go when you leave the house  or should they have a back problem in the future is a must.


After reading all you can about dachshunds if you find a doxie is a match for your life style and household, you won't find a better friend.


My doxies have lived from 16 to 18 years of age. Clark is the 2nd doxie I've had out of 5 that had disc disease. At the age of four his disc ruptured and never recovered use of his legs. However nothing stops this fella from fully enjoying life!


Resource for disc disease:

http://www.dodgerslist.com/

http://users.cyberport.net/~milnerwm/fastfacts.html


See Lewis & Clark in action:

Fun in the kitchen, Lewis and Clark chasing tennis ball. Poor Lewis never does get the ball.

Lewis and Clark navigate the waterways of Montana

Clark's perfect summer day

$10 pool fun, off camera Clark cheers Lewis on to go after their favorite tennis ball

Clark enters his first wiener dog race.





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