Temperament: The Dachshund breed is proud and brave and can be very amusing. They are devoted to their family and can be difficult to train. Potty training takes some time, but they can get there in the end. This little dog requires a good pack leader or problems arise, such as guarding furniture, food or toys.
Without good leadership, this breed can become unpredictable with children and adults, snapping and biting and having obsessive barking. With the proper leadership as a human as alpha, these problems should not arise. This dog has a strong instinct to dig.
Do not allow this breed, to gain small dog syndrome, keeping good leadership, with clear rules, they need to know what they are allowed and not allowed to do. With the correct amount of exercise, and good human leadership, this breed makes a wonderful companion, with an excellent character.
Health issues: The Dachshund dog can get spinal disc problems, bladder problems, diabetes and heart disease. Careful maintenance of their weight is needed, to prevent obesity. Be sure to have your dog up to date on
Grooming: The Long-haired Dachshund will require grooming daily. The wire haired will need professional trimming, six monthly, whereas the smooth haired require a rubdown with a damp cloth weekly. It is best checked with the dealer regarding grooming for your particular dog.
Living conditions: The Dachshund dog is good for apartment life. And providing their daily exercise is given, they can cope without a garden. All dogs love a good walk so it’s suggested that you take your dog for a stroll at least a couple days each week if you don’t have a yard or garden.