Dachshund Traits

How Far Can A Dog See?

Posted on Aug 12th, 2016 - 0 Comments

(image: Crusoe the 'celebrity dachshund') A dog can see at 20 feet what a normal human can see clearly at 80 feet. In other words, the vision acuity (focus, sharpness) for a…

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The Dachshund Mind

Posted on Dec 9th, 2014 - 0 Comments

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…

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Dog Licking

Posted on Mar 25th, 2013 - 2 Comments

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…

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A Few Things To Know About Dachshunds

Posted on Feb 5th, 2013 - 0 Comments

Though very loyal to their owners, Dachshunds can take time to warm up to other people. A benefit, however, is that their relentless barking at the sign of strangers makes them an…

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Can Your Dachshund See Color?

Posted on Dec 24th, 2012 - 4 Comments

If you've ever wondered if your Dachshund can see color, the short answer is yes, but... Dogs are red-green color blind. Dogs cannot see red and green colors like we can. The…

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The Dachshund: Adventurous, Resourceful, and His Own Dog

Posted on Nov 9th, 2012 - 1 Comment

The Dachshund may seem mischievous and hard headed... and I suppose they really are, but in all actuality they are acting like they were bred to act. That's only part of it…

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The Dachshund has a Great Sense of Smell

Posted on Jul 21st, 2012 - 2 Comments

Let's first remember that the Dachshund is classified as a 'hound'. Being a hound, their sense of smell is one of their primary and sensitive senses they use when hunting.  The…

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Snow Can be a Potty Problem

Posted on Mar 3rd, 2012 - 1 Comment

A cute little episode happened this morning that reminded me that we don't want to forget our furry 'best' friends in our preparedness plans. This morning was the first time…

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Do Dachshund’s Talk?

Posted on Feb 12th, 2012 - 0 Comments

I swear that our mini-dachshund understands some of what we say, and occasionally tries to talk back at us! Yes, a talking dachshund! Most of us dog-owners realize that dogs…

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Why are Dachshunds Chests So Large?

Posted on Oct 25th, 2011 - 0 Comments

Let's remember that Dachshunds were originally bred to hunt ferocious badgers and other underground animals such as rabbits. Their tenacity is one of their traits that allows them…

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Dachshund Behaviors, What Do They Mean?

Posted on Apr 15th, 2011 - 14 Comments

Dachshunds have some unique 'gestures' to their breed that I have been asked what they mean. I'll start by saying that many of these gestures can be traced back to the fact that…

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Sampson’s Dachshund Nest and Blanket

Posted on Apr 2nd, 2011 - 0 Comments

Why does your Dachshund 'dig' on his blanket or bed before he lays down? No, he's not trying to 'dig to China'. This is very normal behavior. Your Dachshund is just creating his…

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Is Your Dachshund Lazy or Is It Boredom?

Posted on Mar 30th, 2011 - 0 Comments

Although the Dachshund is a creatures of habit and loves to adhere to a routine, he/she also needs stimulation and exercise to avoid getting bored. Boredom or Laziness? A bored…

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The Dachshund Comes to America

Posted on Mar 25th, 2011 - 2 Comments

Dachshunds were first introduced to America in the mid to late 1800s. Although the Dachshund was first brought over for their ability to hunt small animals, they quickly won the…

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The Wirehaired Dachshund

Posted on Mar 17th, 2011 - 0 Comments

One variety of Dachshund is the wirehaired. Since I have already discussed the smooth coat and the long haired Dachshunds, I thought I would touch upon the wirehaired variety of…

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Dachshunds, More Specific Traits

Posted on Mar 14th, 2011 - 10 Comments

In my last post I talked about the traits that have been bred into the Dachshund. These traits combine with many loving traits inherent in the Dachshund that make them lovable,…

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Dachshunds, A Breed With Specific Traits

Posted on Mar 11th, 2011 - 3 Comments

Dachshunds. Their reputations precede them, or do they? Some of the more famous reputations Dachshunds have acquired are that Dachshunds bark too much, they are not a 'people' dog…

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Are Dachshunds Lazy?

Posted on Mar 9th, 2011 - 1 Comment

The question which several people have asked is, 'Are Dachshunds Lazy?' Dachshunds do seem to have the reputation of being 'lazy'. Whether or not that reputation is deserved,…

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The Longhaired Dachshund

Posted on Feb 17th, 2011 - 0 Comments

Why do some Dachshunds have long hair? No one knows for sure how the longhaired Dachshund came about. Though the longhair is a recessive gene to the short haired, occasionally,…

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Why do Dachshunds Love to Lick your Face?

Posted on Feb 15th, 2011 - 27 Comments

All dogs love to lick, but especially mini Dachshunds! Licking is a natural behavior in all dogs. Having had two large dogs before, this was no surprise to us. What was…

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Mini Dachshund Breed Traits

Posted on Feb 10th, 2011 - 3 Comments

If you have never had a mini Dachshund before, there are a few things you should know about their traits and characteristics. Dachshund Digger Trait The word Dachshund is…

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