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…

Jumping Dachshund

Dachshunds – Spinal Problems

Like any breed, Dachshunds are at risk for a number of conditions and diseases. But because of their long bodies and short legs they are most at risk for spinal problems. One of the most common forms is a condition called IVDD (Intervertebral Disk Disease), actually an umbrella term for a number of problems. Vertebrae…

Growling Dachshund

Dachshunds – Suppressing Aggression

Dachshunds are a naturally feisty breed. Bred to hunt badgers, they had to be tough and resourceful. But that assertive nature should not be allowed to turn against you. You need to be the alpha dog. Individual dogs will vary in degree, of course. There are submissive Doxies though fewer than other breeds, on average.…

English Foxhound Dog

English Foxhound Dog Breed Profile

The English Foxhound is a bit more stout in physical appearance than its counterpart, the American Foxhound. Although the exact origin of this breed is unknown, we do know that particular pedigrees were kept of English Foxhounds since the 1700s.  This is longer than any other dog breed. Fox hunting was a sport that became…

Greyhound Dog

Greyhound Dog Breed Profile

Greyhound dogs and all similar-type dog breeds have been depicted since the early ancient times throughout Greece, Egypt, and Rome. The Greyhound is a member of the sighthound family. In fact, the first type of dogs that were specifically bred by humans were called the Sighthound.  Sighthounds were created in order to chase and outrun…