Boring, Oregon, United States
Posted January 24, 2009
I show, own and train standard longhair dachshunds, I own two of them one black and tan one of them red. Floyd is currently showing, his father has been in top 20 dachshunds and has too many titles I cant even remember them all. Hunter does feild trails (floyd will start that later) and when earthdog season comes I will enter them in earthdog. They are awesome dogs, the best breed I think if you are willing to be strict, I think the main reason why dachshunds end up in the shelters is because the owners are not dedicated enough and give up. Really these dogs are smart they just dont mind! They want to go the easy way. They need to be fed little so that they do not get obese which can lead to back problems but most of the time disc problems are genetic and are not from you know jumping of the bed or going up stairs. If you get a real good dachshund it should be able to do all those things. They are sturdy not breakable. All my dogs are comfromation dogs so they have little to no faults. If your dachshund is not friendly with other dogs or people it was not socialized proberly when young, they are should be very tolerant. I believe that longhairs are the most calmest and I believe they have the best temperment of the 3 coats. The smooths are not as bold as the wire and the long. They get scared from being small and can get submissive. Please do your homework when about to get a dachshund, most people dont know what they are getting into.