The Dachshund Mind

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…

Dog Licking

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…

A Few Things To Know About Dachshunds

A Few Things To Know About Dachshunds

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,…

Can Your Dachshund See Color?

Can Your Dachshund See Color?

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 colors that Dachshunds and other dogs can see are yellow and blue. Dogs are also very good at seeing shades of gray (much…

The Dachshund: Adventurous, Resourceful, and His Own Dog

The Dachshund: Adventurous, Resourceful, and His Own Dog

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 though… not only is the Dachshund a hunter at heart, but he’s a lover, and will dole out countless tail wags, smother you…

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 perception of smell) is about forty times larger than that of a human ‘olfactory bulb’….

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 ‘feel’ from us. In other words, they are pretty…

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 were bred to do plenty of digging and burrowing.  Their large chests provide an…

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 Dachshunds love to lick your face? In an…