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Identifying if Your Dog is Too Cold

Caring for Your Dachshund

Temperatures are starting to cool down, and although Alabama doesn’t experience frigid temperatures, a lot of the United States does. When we are cold, we can put on a pair of thicker socks, grab an extra sweater, or put another blanket onto our bed, but what can our dog do to get warm? Cool enough… Read more »

Maintaining Your Dachshund’s Weight

Dachshund Health Advice

As pet owners, we always want to be sure that our dogs and cats are happy and healthy. Part of keeping our dachshund’s in shape is ensuring that they are at the proper weight. Plus, i you are a Dachshund owner, then this is of particular importance. Take heed of these expert tips. What is… Read more »

Advice on Swimming with Dachshunds

Swimming Dachshunds

Certain dog breeds get a reputation for not doing so well in the water. Dachshunds are one breed that are typically thought to be poor swimmers. Due to their small legs and heavier torsos, most dachshunds aren’t natural swimmers. However, it’s important remember that every dog is different and if your dachshund loves to jump… Read more »

Brief History of the Dachshund Breed

Dacshund Breed

Ever wonder how the dachshund dog ended up with its unique shape and name? Patti’s Dachshund Farm is going to walk you through a brief history of our favorite dog breed of all time. The dachshund as we know it today originated in Germany, in the 17th century according to The Spruce, though there are… Read more »

Hair of the Dog: Looking at Dachshund Coats

You probably love your dachshund for their playful, courageous personality. Not to mention, they’re sweet little faces! Although dachshunds do vary in overall appearance, they also have three coat varieties: short, long and wiry. Short-coated: The short-coated dachshund is known for its glossy, silky-smooth coat. Great for petting! This type of dachshund is also known… 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 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 »

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 5… 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 »