It's All About The Dachshund

How To Know If Your Dachshund Is Too Fat

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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:

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Dog Licking

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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…

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Where’s A Dachshund To Potty With All This Snow?

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Sampson is slowly starting to get used to the snow, being a California Dachshund who has moved to New England…

But… where to potty when there is snow on the ground?

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DACHSHUND: Did You Know…

Dachshund: Did You Know...

A few historical facts about the Dachshund breed…

The Dachshund was developed in Germany more than 300 years ago to hunt badgers.

German word for badger: Dachs
German word for dog: Hund

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A Few Things To Know About Dachshunds

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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 extremely handy, and compact, guard dog.

 

Dachshunds, true to their hunting lineage, love the outdoors. With a decent-sized yard to run around, they will frolic: chasing small animals, fervently barking and possibly digging a few holes. They will also be happy in an apartment (they are among the most popular city dogs), but require lots of play, interaction and regular walks to stay in physical and mental shape.

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