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…

Dachshund Denied Spaghetti Sauce
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Dachshund Denied Spaghetti Sauce

February 20, 2011 ~ afternoon Hi it’s me, Sampson the lovable mini Dachshund. Aargh! Life can be so unfair sometimes even for a mini Dachshund. I’m just so frustrated that I feel the need to vent to you all. You see, yesterday Pop Pops was making homemade spaghetti sauce. He was chopping tomatoes, garlic, onions…

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…

Mini Dachshund has Cold, Rainy Day
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Mini Dachshund has Cold, Rainy Day

February 16, 2011 ~ late evening Hello there, it’s me, Sampson the lovable mini Dachshund! Today was a very strange mini Dachshund day. When I woke up it was dark and cold and rainy. After a little while, the rain stopped and the sun came out. I went over to my blanket, but by the…

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…

Mini Dachshund Gets a Valentine!
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Mini Dachshund Gets a Valentine!

February 14, 2011 ~ evening SHE SAID YES!!! Oh, hello…it’s me, Sampson the lovable mini Dachshund. Izzy said she would be my Valentine! When I saw her answer on Facebook, this mini Dachshund was so excited, I screamed for my Mommy.  “Come quick, come quick, Izzy said YES!” She is my special Dachshund Valentine. Mom…

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,…

Mini Dachshund Asks for Valentine
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Mini Dachshund Asks for Valentine

February 14, 2011 ~ morning It’s me, Sampson the lovable mini Dachshund! Today is the big day…it’s Valentine’s Day. I am going to ask my new friend Izzy if she will be my Valentine. I met her on facebook about a week ago and we have been chatting and exchanging photos ever since.  Talk about…

Mini Dachshund ‘After Bath’
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Mini Dachshund ‘After Bath’

February 12, 2011 ~ late afternoon It’s just me, Sampson the lovable mini Dachshund UGH!  Today Mommy gave me a bath. I must say, I’m not very fond of them, though I do understand the need for them.  Although she is always so careful and has never gotten any water in my eyes or my…

Mini Dachshund Makes New Friend
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Mini Dachshund Makes New Friend

February 11, 2011 ~ late morning Hello World! It’s me, Sampson, the lovable mini dachshund. I have the most exciting news to tell you! Yesterday, as I always do, I logged onto Facebook to check on My Mini Dachshund page. I looked in the upper left hand corner and noticed that I had a ‘friend…