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If you’ve done any research at all yet, I’m sure you have read all of these clips from around the Internet. But, let’s recap…
The Dachshund is curious, clever, lively, affectionate, proud, brave, and amusing…dogbreedinfo.com
Dachshunds are proud and bold. With proper attention, positive reinforcement and training, they will surprise you with a lovable and dependable temperamentdogster.com
Dachshunds are known for their devotion and loyalty to their ownersWiki
The dachshund is clever, lively and courageous to the point of rashness, persevering in above and below ground work, with all the senses well-developedAKC Dog Info
I could have created another page just like these to bore you silly with facts, but this is what I tell my friends, family and customers. THERE IS NOTHING to prepare you for how much fun you are going to have with your miniature dachshund! If you really want to know how I feel? The temperament of a doxie is beyond comparison! They are hilarious and lively. They love to cuddle. Dachshunds really are the sweetest, most affectionate little dogs in the world!
Chloe was and is the absolute center of my love and affection. She was technically my first dachshund house pet. You can read about my first pair of dachshunds on my about us page. This will tell you that Zoe (now retired and sleeping on my pillow at night) and Dash were my first Doxies. Chloe is their child. I knew plenty about being a dog breeder by the time I fell in love with Chloe, but I wasn’t “great” until I fell in love Chloe. You see, until my little girl, I had no idea just how amazing they really were. Spending all my waking hours with this amazing little creature really changed my life. After her, I can look anyone in the eye and tell them that the Dachshund Temperament is entertainingly beautiful. Just like all the puppies here, Chloe was born in my living room. Having this experience truly changed my life. It made me a better person. The world is full of people that will tell you the very same thing about their dachshund! I hope that if you’re reading this, you consider a dachshund puppy from a reputable breeder that raises their puppies in their homes, too. It makes a difference. Quite honestly, it makes all the difference in the world.
To simply say “dachshunds are loving and affectionate” could never fully explain to you how much they love you. I tell folks all the time that “nobody can love you like your doxie” and it’s true. Dachshunds are pack animals and you really see that in their personality. They really enjoy being in a family with children and other dogs. But, they tend to have that “one special person” in their life. As much as I love Chloe, she probably prefers my Dad..lol She worships him, really. Watching and waiting for him.. grooming him if he’ll let her! She goes to bed with me every night. and then as soon as I fall asleep, she slips off and goes to his room to spend the rest of the night. It’s hilarious and adorable..yet, we haven’t been able to sleep with our doors completely shut since she started this silly little ritual. Chloe is smart. She was easy to house train and only ever destroyed one shoe in her whole life. lol
She loves to have her belly rubbed. She gets mad at me and pouts when she has to get medicine. She’s “human” . I understand that. I smile every time I think about her. Just writing this almost makes me cry. I love her so much. To say that I am a fan of dachshund temperament, would be a major understatement.
These are a few of the questions we get about Dachshund personalities and their answers.
Are Dachshund Good With Strangers?
Chloe LOVES company and all of her fans. Just about anyone that has been in my home has had to give Chloe some attention. Mostly, because she thinks the world revolves around her. Most of my dogs love to meet new people, but there are always exceptions to the rule. On a personal note, my whole family is outgoing and tends to talk too much, but I have a cousin that was so shy growing up that she hardly spoke two words at family functions. The same can be said for any dachshund temperament. Occasionally we have a litter of dachshund puppies that has a shy or timid turned puppy in it. It’s just mother nature, I suppose. There is also the matter of meeting a dachshund that never meets strangers. In that case, they can be hard to warm up. They can also be very protective of their families. Especially the children. I have several friends who have to put the dog up before they punish the child. Early exposure and calm reassurance is all that you need when raising a dachshund puppy. They are so adaptable. They make me so proud.
Are Dachshunds Good with Kids?
Dachshunds that are raised with kids or that are around kids often are GREAT with kids. My little sister has two children and each of them have their own dachshund. Remmy and Logan. (They are both Ponderosa Puppies, of coarse) Every time my niece and nephew spend the night here, Chloe abandons us both and sleeps with them! One of my customers can’t keep the puppy out of her 2 year olds’ bedroom. She’s completely in love with her. I could go on and on. I think the most important thing will be to teach the young children not to hurt the puppy. It’s ingrained in the dachshunds personality to enjoy their family.
UPDATE: The Gang’s all here! My sister, her hubby, the two kids..and the two dogs are all living here with us now! It’s a blast to watch the FIVE housedogs snuggle on the couch, while we have no place to sit..lol More importantly, I was SO right. All of the doxies get along so well with the kids. I think it would be more honest to say, the dogs have a lot more fun now that they have two kids to play with. I cannot imagine why other websites warn against children and doxies cohabitating. They’re wrong.. it’s just that simple. The Dachshund Temperament seems to go really well with the two small children. It’s awesome!
Are Dachshunds Good with Other Pets?
I am a firm believer that dogs love being with dogs. Dogs are pack animals. They instinctively enjoy the company of other dogs. Especially hound dogs like our doxies. But, anything new takes some getting used to. Just give your pet a little time to get used to the new puppy and don’t leave them alone together until that happens. You’ll soon see them playing and sleeping together.
Dachshund Personality Traits
- Loyal beyond all reason
- LOVES to snuggle
- Brave. They have no idea they are little
- Stubborn. They don’t mind to do things for you, but they need to know what’s in it for them..lol
- Hound dog lazy followed by bouts of hilarious playtime
- Constant companion. Your new shadow!
- Seem to have a sense of humor
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