Dachshund Breed Information
Find out why Dachshunds are one of the most popular dog breeds in the world.
I am never more alive then when I am sharing Dachshund breed information with people that are new to our breed. Or, for that matter, chatting about breed info with other doxie addicts. I think everyone can relate to the passion we feel for our dachshunds. They are everything and we are nothing without them. Please spend some time with us to learn more about our beautiful breed and let us know if you have any questions that we haven’t covered yet. If we don’t know the info right off the top of our head, we’ll find it!
Now, about our doggies. They have slick, long bodies and big comical ears. It’s hilarious, yet they are so adorable! What is it about a Miniature Dachshund that people are so addicted to? No matter what you have heard or researched about them you’ll never “get it” until you own one. Or until one of them owns you. There really aren’t enough words to describe why we are all so addicted to our doxies. Dachshunds are fiercely loyal and extremely intelligent. You will never find a better house pet. They love to cuddle and tend to enjoy every little thing you do. They don’t really require lots of exercise so you can easily keep one in a small home or apartment.
Common Questions and Answers About Dachshund Breed Info
How much do Miniature Dachshunds Weigh?
Miniature Dachshunds should weigh between 8-11 pounds. ALL of our Doxies are within this range however, it is not unusual to go a pound or two over or under.
What is the average lifespan of a Miniature Dachshund?
Dachshunds are a very long lived breed. They typically live between 12-15 yrs. A few years ago the oldest living dog in the world was actually a 22 year old wire haired dachshund! It is very common to talk to an owner that has a dog well into their late teens.
Are Miniature Dachshunds hard to house break?
In terms of Dachshund Breed Information, this one is a big one. Dachshunds are very intelligent and tend to be spoiled..and a little stubborn. While they can be a little harder to housebreak than some breeds, they respond extremely well to crate training and any kind of positive reinforcement! One of the biggest compliments we receive is how well our puppies housebreak! We think it is because they are raised in our home and start crate training at an early age.
What are the main health risks associated with the Miniature Dachshund Breed?
Mini Dachshunds can be prone to certain health risks and so can any other breed of dog. There are particular health factors for each breed. Dachshunds are famous for their back trouble. Otherwise known as degenerative disc disease. We are very careful and steadfast about our breeding dogs and we do everything we can to ensure healthy puppies . . “Responsible breeders are breeding the tendency for degenerative disc disease out of the dachshund population.”
Read more: Dachshund Degenerative Disc Disease | eHow.com
I think it should be added here that some Doxies can have bad teeth in the later years. To help, you will want to keep your doxie on a good dry crunchy dog food and offer chew ropes, toys, and such that are great for helping keep their teeth clean, healthy and strong. Other than that, they are a very healthy breed of dog. Very easy to maintain and incredibly sturdy. Enjoy your Dachshund! Play with him! He’ll make you a great pet!
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