The Dachshund has a Great Sense of Smell

The Dachshund has a Great Sense of Smell

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 Dachshund’s ‘olfactory bulb’ (the part of the brain for...
Do Dachshund’s Talk?

Do Dachshund’s Talk?

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 can surely identify our moods and behavior, and adjust their own behavior based on what they...
Why are Dachshunds Chests So Large?

Why are Dachshunds Chests So Large?

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 to hunt badgers underground as well as above the ground if necessary. Dachshunds...
Dachshund Behaviors, What Do They Mean?

Dachshund Behaviors, What Do They Mean?

Dachshunds have some unique behaviors to their breed. But what do they mean? I’ll start by saying that many of these behaviors can be traced back to the fact that Dachshunds were bred to be hunting pack dogs.   Dachshunds Love to Lick Your Face Why do...
Sampson’s Dachshund Nest and Blanket

Sampson’s Dachshund Nest and Blanket

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 ‘den’ or ‘nest’ before he settles...
Is Your Dachshund Lazy or Is It Boredom?

Is Your Dachshund Lazy or Is It Boredom?

Although the Dachshund is a creature 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 Dachshund is often mistaken as lazy. That said, our mini Dachshund sure does sleep a lot!...