Why are Dachshunds Chests So Large?
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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 Discovers a Giant Wonder
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Dachshund Discovers a Giant Wonder

~ afternoon Hello everyone! It’s me, Sampson, the lovable mini dachshund As a mini Dachshund living here in California, I have the opportunity to see a lot of beautiful places. Just a few hours drive can bring you to the beach, the mountains or many other wonderful sites. I was looking through some of my…

Dachshunds Can Keep You Safe
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Dachshunds Can Keep You Safe

Sampson says: Bigger isn’t necessarily better! Did you know that even us little dachshund dogs can make humans feel safe? We can be great guard dogs. We dachshunds in particular are great protectors. We are the first to bark out warnings of someone nearby! With our super sensitive sense of Dachshund smell and hearing, we…

Sampson the Dachshund and the Power Outage
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Sampson the Dachshund and the Power Outage

Sampson says: Be thankful! Last night taught me to be very thankful for the power that runs all of the electrical devices here in my mini Dachshund home. Being an adorable mini Dachshund, I don’t usually give a thought to the running of lights or the stove. I am usually occupied thinking about guarding the…

The Mini Dachshund and the Fly
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The Mini Dachshund and the Fly

May 18, 2011 ~ mid morning Hello Everyone! It’s me, Sampson the lovable mini Dachshund. He’s back. That annoying fly. I cannot even begin to tell you how he taunted me for most of the day yesterday. Everyone knows that Dachshunds love to play with bugs. It’s part of my job. I patrol the perimeter…

Solutions for Dachshund Separation Anxiety
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Solutions for Dachshund Separation Anxiety

If your Dachshund has ‘separation anxiety’, here are some suggestions that may help. Whether you have a Dachshund puppy or a Dachshund that is ‘new to you’ one way to stop separation anxiety is to train your Dachshund to be alone. Just as you would potty train your puppy, starting right away with separation training…

Understanding Separation Anxiety in your Dachshund
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Understanding Separation Anxiety in your Dachshund

Separation anxiety or distress can be a normal but undesirable behavior in young Dachshunds, particularly Dachshunds that are ‘new to you’. Pretty much any puppy will experience separation distress or anxiety. How you handle the situation will determine how long your Dachshund will have separation anxiety. A Dachshund that’s ‘new to you’ may also experience…

Dachshund Says Happy Mother’s Day!
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Dachshund Says Happy Mother’s Day!

Sampson says: HAPPY MOTHER”S DAY to all the Mommies, fur baby Mommies, Grand mommies and Great Grand mommies out there! We thank you for your guidance, patience, caring, teaching and most of all, your steadfast love. I have a special long distance kiss to my Grammie in Connecticut! I Love you, Sampson

Dachshund Parties on Cinco De Mayo
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Dachshund Parties on Cinco De Mayo

May 6, 2011 ~ late morning Hello Everyone! And a special hello to my sweetheart, Izzy. It’s me, Sampson, the lovable mini Dachshund. Last night was the big Cinco De Mayo celebration. People and Dachshunds from all over California and the western states celebrate Cinco de Mayo, or the Fifth of May. It is a…

The Dachshund and the Goat
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The Dachshund and the Goat

May 4, 2011 ~ evening Hi there! It’s me, Sampson the mini Dachshund. This mini Dachshund had such a strange encounter today that I wanted to tell you all about the experience. I am amazed at the different things I see and learn as I grow from a Dachshund pup into a grown up Dachshund….