How Did Dachshunds Develop Their Distinctive Bodies?

Have you ever wondered where dachshunds get their unique body shape? They’re long and skinny, with short little legs – not exactly your typical pup! As it turns out, these unique dogs have something called a “wolf gene” to thank for their short limbs and long torsos, and it actually started way back before the… Read more »

Spring Allergies and Your Dachshund

Soon we will begin to notice the yellowy pollen in the air, covering outdoor surfaces and bringing red noses and sniffled to countless people – perhaps even you! While we can stock up on allergy relief medicines or visit a doctor for remedies to combat allergy symptoms, your dog isn’t as luck and may also… Read more »

New Dachshund and Your Current Dog: How to Have a Happy Introduction

Bringing two dogs together that are unfamiliar is always a trying time. Will they like each other, will they fight, will there be competition for food or attention? When introducing a new pup, your old dog could get defensive, so it’s important to still respect the old dog’s territory and slowly ease your new dachshund… Read more »

New Year’s Resolutions for You and Your Doxie

A new year is a fresh start and a new beginning. It’s also a great time to make some resolutions to keep you and your dachshund as healthy as possible. Here are some tips to use when you’re setting New Year’s resolutions for you and your doxie.  According to the Chicago Tribune, pups should have… Read more »

Protecting Your Pup During the Christmas Season

The holidays are almost here, and at Patti’s Dachshund Farm, we love everything about the holidays. The festive cheer, the Christmas songs and of course, the holiday treats and feasts. However, as much fun as the holidays are for us, there can be some concerns for your dachshund during the holidays. It’s important to know… Read more »

Five Foods Your Dachshund Shouldn’t Have this Holiday

Dachshund Holiday Foods

There are so many delicious foods to enjoy during the holidays that it’s understandable to want to share a taste with our four-legged friends. However, before you reach down to feed a bite of your seasonal treats to your dachshund, make sure it’s safe for them to eat. Take a look below at some of… Read more »

Advantages of Adding a Dachshund to a Home with Kids

Kids and puppies are a match made in heaven. Having a puppy can teach a child to get outside, enjoy the fresh air, give them a desired playmate and even teach them responsibility. Still not convinced? Studies have shown that owning a dog can actually reduce stress and blood pressure. This may be due to… Read more »

Tick Season Is Coming: Keep Your Pup Safe

Here in Alabama and around the country, tick season is quickly approaching, which means that now’s the time to start thinking about tick prevention for your beloved pet. It is critical to protect your dog against ticks, as there are several tick-borne diseases transmitted to dogs in the United States. Let’s take a look at… Read more »

Famous Dachshunds in Fiction

Dachshunds are a full-blown cultural phenomenon. Maybe it’s their adorable and unique body shape, or maybe it’s their spunky personalities – but they’re everywhere. One of the earliest representations of the dachshund in modern memory, before they became as popular as they are today, was the 1966 film “The Ugly Dachshund.” The movie did a… Read more »

Things to Consider Before Getting a Dachshund

Are you considering adding a furry friend to the family? There are a lot of things to consider before you commit to being a pet owner – it’s a big step to take! You must make sure you’re able to dedicate the time, finances and so much more that are all necessary to having a… Read more »

Summer, Pools and Pups: Safety Tips for Your Dachshund

Spending the summer out by the pool with your pups is a great way to enjoy the season, as long as you take the necessary precautions to protect your pet. When you’re out and about by the pool, not only is it important to make sure that your dog is protected from the sun with… Read more »

Top 5 Best Gadgets For Your Dachshund Puppy This Summer

Best Gadgets For Your Dachshund Puppy

If you are looking to have some fun in the sun this summer with your adorable Dachshund do we have some treats for your pet.   There was recently a special on TODAY, where Animal Planet pet expert Andrea Arden visited and shared some of the coolest doggie gadgets available now. Here are our favorite… Read more »

The Differences Between Miniature And Dachshund Puppies

The Differences Between Miniature And Dachshund Puppies

There is a little confusion between a miniature Dachshund and a regular Dachshund puppy.   While they look very similar they are actually quite different and this is important if you are trying to figure out which one would fit into your family.   The biggest, and most obvious, difference is size. Miniatures are generally… Read more »

WHAT TO DO IF YOUR DOG EATS CHOCOLATE

Chocolate is toxic to dogs and depending on the type and amount of chocolate consumed and the weight of your dog, it could cause a serious medical emergency. That said, if your dog ate a small amount of milk chocolate, you don’t necessarily need to panic. Learn how much is too much, which types of… Read more »