Why do some Dachshunds have Back Problems?
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Why do some Dachshunds have Back Problems?

The Dachshund ‘bad back problems’ scenario that people often refer to is actually a disorder called IVDD or inter-vertebral disk disease. What is IVDD? This disease is common in dogs, but Dachshunds are especially vulnerable not because they have a long back, but because of their short legs. Well, actually, it’s the gene that causes…

How to Properly Pick Up a Dachshund
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How to Properly Pick Up a Dachshund

It is important to know how to properly pick up any dog, but it is very important to know the correct way to pick up a mini Dachshund (so you don’t hurt him). Any Dachshund owner knows that the Dachshund can have back problems because of their long spine and short legs. So every time…

Microchipping Dogs
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Microchipping Dogs

Despite our best intentions and efforts, sometimes our furry companions ‘get out’. They run out through open doors or dig under your fence. This is a good reason to have a microchip implanted in your mini Dachshund. Microchipping, in combination with ID tags are the best combination for having your little Dachshund returned to you…

Does my Dachshund Need Clothes?
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Does my Dachshund Need Clothes?

When it’s cold outside, do you get cold without a sweater or a jacket? Dogs feel cold just like we do, so why shouldn’t they be comfortable? Plus, don’t you want them to be fashionable? 😉 Pet Sweaters For Small Dogs Since this blog is about mini Dachshunds, most mini Dachshunds do not have a…

The Longhaired Dachshund
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The Longhaired Dachshund

Why do some Dachshunds have long hair? No one knows for sure how the longhaired Dachshund came about. Though the longhair is a recessive gene to the short haired, occasionally, longhairs are produced from smooth coat (short haired) Dachshunds. One popular theory is that the smooth Dachshunds or even some of their longhaired offspring were…

Why do Dachshunds Love to Lick your Face?
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Why do Dachshunds Love to Lick your Face?

All dogs love to lick, but especially the Dachshund! Licking is a natural behavior in all dogs. Having had two dogs before, this was no surprise. What was surprising was how much Sampson (our mini Dachshund) loves to lick our face. When we come home and jumps on our lap he is always so excited,…

How to Brush your mini Dachshund’s Teeth
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How to Brush your mini Dachshund’s Teeth

As a responsible owner of a dachshund (or any pet dog), one of the steps in grooming is brushing his/her teeth. (video below) Mini Dachshunds can get cavities (like any dog) and periodontal disease just like humans.  They also build up plaque and tartar on their teeth just like humans. These are the main reasons…

Mini Dachshund Breed Traits
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Mini Dachshund Breed Traits

If you have never had a mini Dachshund before, there are a few things you should know about their traits and characteristics. Dachshund Digger Trait The word Dachshund is German for ‘badger dog’. They are a hound dog bred to hunt badgers and other small animals underground. So, a very instinctive trait, you will notice…

Store Bought Toys for the Mini Dachshund
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Store Bought Toys for the Mini Dachshund

Watching my mini Dachshund, Sampson, play his favorite game yesterday reminded me that toys for little dogs are a category all their own. Store bought toys for small dogs Bearing in mind that small dogs also have small paws and mouths, you should choose toys that are ‘size appropriate.’  Although my mini Dachshund, Sampson, can…

Potty Training Your Mini Dachshund
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Potty Training Your Mini Dachshund

Dachshunds are one of the dog breeds that are the hardest and most difficult to potty train. There are various methods for potty training, but the following potty training information is what worked for me and hopefully will be helpful to you, as you potty train your Dachshund. Hello Everyone! I am guest author Lauren…