How Much Should My Dachshund Weigh?
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How Much Should My Dachshund Weigh?

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. The healthy weight of a dachshund Dachshunds are supposed to be long and lean, not long and…

Do All Dachshund’s Have Bad Backs?
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Do All Dachshund’s Have Bad Backs?

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:  A Dachshund that gets back problems does not get a bad back because of their long body….

The Dachshund Mind
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The Dachshund Mind

With a Dachshund, you are not the master, LOL, 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…

How To Know If Your Dachshund Is Too Fat
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How To Know If Your Dachshund Is Too Fat

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:  First of all, most of you just ‘know’ if your Dachshund is…

Dog Licking
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Dog Licking

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… In the article, Why…

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

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?  Well it’s quite simple actually (except maybe for the Dachshunds daddy or mommy), just shovel out an area to go potty! Here’s the thing……

DACHSHUND: Did You Know…
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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: DachsGerman word for dog: Hund Here are a few more…  From 1930 to 1940, Dachshunds advanced from 28th to sixth rank among American registrations, and maintained this average rank…