Sampson’s Dachshund Nest and Blanket
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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 down to relax or sleep. This is the same reason you may see him ‘circle’ before…

Is Your Dachshund Lazy or Is It Boredom?
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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! The life your Dachshund leads will influence his behavior….

The Dachshund Comes to America
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The Dachshund Comes to America

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 hearts of the general public. With their unique bodies and independent temperament, they earned a reputation as show dogs and companions. In 1895, Dachshund lovers…

The Wirehaired Dachshund
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The Wirehaired Dachshund

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 Dachshund today. The wirehaired is the least commonly seen coat in the US. This type of Dachshund is the most common in Germany. It is…

Dachshunds, More Specific Traits
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Dachshunds, More Specific Traits

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, loyal companions. For example, they were bred to be self-directed hunters. This self-directing trait makes them independent, but it also makes them resourceful and…