So, you’ve decided to adopt a dachshund. Congratulations! We’re sure that you and your new dachshund puppy will be happy together for years to come. However, before you rush off to your closest dachshund breeder, there are some things you should know about this breed.
Dachshunds have bad backs
Weiner dogs are adorable, no one can deny that, but the very thing that makes them adorable can also cause them to have some issues down the line. They have long bodies, but short legs, and this makes them predisposed to back troubles. Be extra careful when your dachshund goes up or down the stairs or jumps off of furniture as they could accidentally injure themselves.
Dachshunds were bred to dig. While some may prefer not to, chances are that your own dachshund will start creating some holes in your back or front yards. You’ll have to keep an eye out when your puppy is in the yard as they could start digging up your flower bed or digging under your gate to escape.
Dachshunds are incredibly intelligent
Dachshunds are an incredibly intelligent breed that can tackle any problem that they come across. They won’t back down or give up if something is difficult. Instead, they’ll work at a problem until they can finally come up with the solution that they want.
They’re not as difficult to housetrain as you think
Many people say that dachshunds are difficult to housetrain, but in reality, they’re not any more difficult than other dogs. If you’re looking to housetrain a dachshund, however, be sure to read over our guide here.
They have a long lifespan
Dachshunds have a longer lifespan than most. In fact, the average dachshund can live anywhere from 14-16 years old, while other dogs only live from about 10-13 years. This means that once you adopt your dachshund puppy, they will be in your lives for many years to come!
Now that you know what you’re in for, it’s time to find the perfect dachshund puppy to introduce into your family. At Patti’s Dachshund Farm, we have plenty of dachshund puppies that are looking for their forever home. Take a look through our website or contact us for more information.