Dachshund Colors and Patterns

Many people simply describe their dachshunds as brown, red, gold, etc. But in reality, the colors and patterns of the dachshund breed are much more complicated. Dachshund Colors When someone refers to the solid or self color of a dachshund, they’re referring to the solid base color of a dachshund’s coat. A dachshund can have… Read more »

Summer Safety Tips for Your Dachshund

Summer Safety Tips for Your Dachshund

It’s the dog days of summer, and while the warm weather is a great opportunity to go outside and play with your dachshund, there are also a number of risks. Hot weather can be dangerous to pets, but if you practice some of these safety tips, you can continue to have your fun in the… Read more »

Why You Should Get Pet Insurance

Why You Should Get Pet Insurance

You’ve brought home your new dachshund puppy, and he’s everything you could imagine! But accidents can happen. Maybe your puppy has gotten into your secret chocolate stash, a food that is known to be toxic to dogs. Or maybe time has passed, your puppy is now full-grown, and he’s struggling with the health problems that… Read more »

Caring for Your Dog: Flea, Tick, and Heartworm Protection

dacshund puppies being held by owner

At Patti’s Dachshund Farm, we love our pups. That’s why we take their health very seriously. Here are some of our favorite tips for dog care and preventing fleas, ticks and heartworm: Fleas: These pests spread fast, so it’s important to take preventative action. Keep flea-spreading wildlife like opossums, raccoons and deer out of your… Read more »

4 Tips for Housebreaking Your Puppy

Mini Dachshund on the Grass

At Patti’s Dachshund Farm, we understand the excitement that comes with bringing home your very own puppy. However, getting your puppy acclimated to their new home proves a bit difficult when it comes to housebreaking. Never fear; with our help, you can house train your puppy in no time! Follow these four tips for housebreaking… Read more »

Dogs vs. Chocolate: How Toxic is the Sweet to Your Pup?

Sad Dachshund Lying Down

Chocolate is sweet, smooth, and delicious—for humans, that is. Although dogs love chocolate too, this sweet treat actually proves toxic to your pup, especially when eaten in large amounts. Before you leave your box of chocolates out in the open or sneak your dog a small chocolate treat, read up on how chocolate is toxic… Read more »

What to Know About Dachshund Temperament

Dachshund Puppies

Are you getting ready to add a Dachshund to your home? The best way to prepare is first, puppy-proofing your home. Then it’s time to do some research on your soon-to-be furry friend! Luckily, we did the hard part for you. Here’s what you need to know about Dachshund temperament and personality! The Dachshund may… Read more »

Common Dog Behavior Problems and How to Fix Them

Cute Dog Looking Guilty

Whether it’s a new pup or your seasoned dog, you’re bound to see some behavioral issues crop up. Thankfully, most of them are easy to fix. Here are a few common dog behavior problems that you may run into and how to fix them! Chewing or Digging Often, dogs begin chewing on things or digging… Read more »

Tips for Easing Puppy Teething

Dachshund Puppy

Teething can be a difficult stage of puppy growth, both for you and your dachshund. At around three months of age, your puppy will likely begin losing their baby teeth in exchange for a fresh set of adult chompers and you must be prepared! The puppy teething process & symptoms The teething process generally lasts… Read more »

4 Human Foods You Should Never Feed Your Dog

Boy Feeding His Dog

We’ve all been there before. You’re eating dinner and you look down—there’s your dog, waiting their share. Do you give them a piece of what you’re eating, or get out the dog food to make sure they’re satisfied? (Even though, as we know, this rarely works!) Well, if you’re going to feed your dog some… Read more »

How to Puppy-Proof Your Home for Your New Mini Dachshund

Preparing Your Home for a Puppy's First Night

Are you preparing to invite a new pup into your home? Mini Dachshunds are an amazing choice for a new lifelong friend, but there are some steps you can take to make sure that your home is ready for a puppy! Tuck trash away A garbage can is full of interesting smells and your puppy… Read more »

I Have Retired My Patti Ann, and now She Has Her very Own Family.

This little girl is now 7 years old, and has been spayed, and just got her teeth cleaned.  She is a very sweet little girl, and only weighs 8 1/2 lbs.  She would make a very good lap dog, and she has 2 very be gorgeous piercing blue eyes.

How to Care for Your Dog’s Ears

How to Clean Your Dog's Ears

Few people realize the importance of caring for your pup’s ears on a regular basis. By doing so, you’re reducing their chance of ear infections, excess wax buildup and discomfort. Here are a few things to know about dog ear care and how to keep them happy and healthy! Look out for strange behavior As… Read more »

Could You Be Stressing Your Dog Out?

Stressed Out Dachshund

For most, their dogs are a huge stress reliever. After all, there’s nothing better than coming home from a long day and seeing your pup waiting to greet you! That’s why it can be shocking to learn that many owners accidentally stress their dogs out without realizing they’re doing so. Here are a few things… Read more »

Advantages of the Dachshund Breed

Dachshund Puppies Lying Around in Alabama

Dachshunds are “icons” in the purebred dog community due to their small, lovable stature and their sought-after, big personalities. However, Dachshunds offer much more. Here are just a few amazing benefits that this breed has to offer to a home! Your own personal security guard Though small, Dachshunds are known for being both loyal and… Read more »

A Helpful Guide to Your Puppy’s First Night Home

Dachshund Puppy

Bringing home a puppy will always be an exciting time, but it’s making it through the first night that is a true feat. Here’s a helpful guide to get you through the first night with your new pup! You should already have all of the supplies you may need Before you pick up your puppy… Read more »

So You’re Thinking About Getting a Puppy

Questions to Ask Before Buying a Dog

A tiny loyal companion that is yours for life sounds amazing, right? It is! However, there are many factors to consider before making this big decision. Do you have enough time for a puppy? Of course you have enough love for a little pup, but do you have enough time to dedicate to them? This… Read more »

How to Take Care of Your Dog’s Paws

Proper Dog Paw Care

Dogs love to spend their time running around and exploring, and that’s all thanks to their paws! Their paws are made up of thick pads and nails that work to support your loyal companion when tackling the rough terrain. Keep your dog happy and healthy by learning how to properly care for their paws! Keep… Read more »