Dachshund Vaccination

Dachshunds – Vaccines

Vaccines are an essential tool in keeping your Dachshund healthy, but a few do carry some risk of allergic reaction. Knowing which are vital and which are optional can help improve your odds of doing good without doing harm. – Rabies Rabies vaccine is among the most important for your Dachshund, as it is for…

Dachshund Training

Dachshunds – Training

Dachshunds are by nature an assertive breed. First bred in the 1600s to hunt vermin, they still retain their independent, “go get ‘em” attitude. That makes training a little more challenging in their case than with some other breeds. But, with patience and the right techniques, they can be shown that you are the alpha…

Dachshund Digging in the Sand

Dachshunds – Temperament

Dachshunds are independent. Dachshunds are loving. Dachshunds are playful. Dachshunds are aggressive. How can all this be true of one breed of dog? Well, it is. Dachshunds are among the most complex and interesting breeds precisely because they encompass all these attributes and many more besides. Bred in Germany in the 1600s to chase vermin,…

Dachshund Training

Dachshunds – The Proper Diet

Despite the sometimes frantic comments of advocates of ‘natural’ dog food, commercial dog foods are fine for your Dachshund. Some of those concerns are well placed, though. A diet that is not too rich and not too lean, full of healthy ingredients is best. But that advice is far too vague as it stands. What…

Dachshund on Halter Leash

Dachshunds – Accessories

Leashes and collars are common accessories for all dog breeds. But Dachshunds are a little different than most and call for some special items that fit their unique nature. By all means, they will need a collar. Or, more accurately, you will need one for them because they are among the most independent breeds. But…

Dachshund Eye Care

Dachshunds – Common Diseases

The title is a little misleading since no disease is truly common in Dachshunds. The overwhelming majority are born healthy and live long, mostly disease-free lives. Some minor health issues arise for nearly every dog at some point, even those who receive early vaccinations and excellent life-long care. Nevertheless, there are some conditions that tend…

Smooth-Coated Dachshund Dogs

Dachshund Varieties

Because of cross-breeding there are dozens of different Dachshund varieties. But they fall into just a few broad categories. The AKC recognizes three coat varieties and two sizes. Size Standard-size Dachshunds (the type most often seen in ads or commercials) are about 9 inches high at the withers (the top point of the shoulder blades).…

Dachshund Dog

Dachshunds Are King!

‘Dachshunds Are King’ the title reads. Well, at least they think so. That’s part of their charm. But they add to that with cute looks, curiosity and an adventurous spirit. They’re small, like most terriers. Like that breed to which they are distant cousins, they were bred to hunt small, tunneling animals. That has left…

Dachshund Puppy

Dachshunds – Housebreaking the Puppy

Housebreaking a puppy is never easy. With Dachshunds the challenge is greater than with most other breeds. But with patience and attentive care, it is possible. Most dog owners enjoy having their companions around inside the home, at least part of the day. With puppies that is almost a necessity. Unless the mother is around,…

Dry Dachshund

Dachshunds – Grooming Care

All dogs require regular grooming to keep their coats healthy and their nails in trim. Exactly which technique to use for your Dachshund depends on which of the three main types you have. Smooth-Coat A Smooth-Coat Dachshund is the classic, short-haired type you have seen in a hundred films and ads. Their coats are easy…