A dachshund is bred and shown in two sizes, standard and miniature (mini). If you are wondering how many pounds your dachshund should weigh, here are some guidelines depending on if yours is a standard or a mini-dachshund.
Back problems are without a doubt the number-one health problem of the Dachshund.
Unfortunately, 25% of all Dachshund’s will develop a ‘bad back’ – or back problems in their lifetime.
Here’s why, and here’s what you can do:
With a Dachshund, you are not the master. Instead, it’s the other way around. Once a Dachshund has your heart (it takes about 1 second), you will be the one doing the bidding
The ancestors of the Dachshund bred them to hunt quarry on their own. Because it’s part of their DNA, they are independent, resourceful, and adventurous.
Here’s some of the things a Dachshund does:
A healthy Dachshund is long and lean. That’s the way they’re supposed to be. Unfortunately too many a Dachshund is long and fat. It’s hard on their backs, their joints, and their heart.
Here’s how to tell if your Dachshund is too fat:
Ask anybody what a dog means when it comes up and licks your hand. Mothers explain this behavior to their young children with words like, “Look, dear, Sampson is giving you dog kisses.”
The thing is, this is often incorrect. Licking behaviors can mean many different things, depending upon the context…