How to Keep Your Dog Active this Winter

  Winter is coming at us fast and early this year, which means freezing temperatures and a decrease in daylight hours. However, just because you could do with a little hibernation this season doesn’t mean that your dog can. Despite what the weather may be like outside, it’s very important that your dachshund get the… Read more »

My Little Miniature Dachshund, Gracie, had 9 Puppies Today 9-10-14

My Gracie, a Silver Isabella and Tan had 9 little babies today.  This is a RECORD for me.  I have never had a Miniature Dachshund in 40 yrs to have 9 little Miniature Isabella and Tans, Gold, and Silver.  They are all well and doing fine.  My little Sonya, who had 5 puppies, is helping… Read more »

Mindy, Heidi, and Sonya Had Their Little Mini Dachshunds on 8-30-14

Mindy had 5 little boys and 1 little girl.  All babies are doing well.  She birthed 5 little Chocolate and Tans, Short Hair and Longhair, and 1 little Short Haired Isabella and Tan.  What little Miracles born 8-30-14.   Heidi 2 had 5 little Miniature Dachshunds, 2 little boys, and 3 little girls, and all… Read more »

Choosing the Right Veterinarian for Your Dachshund Puppy

  The last thing that you want to do is wait until it is absolutely necessary to find a veterinarian for your Dachshund puppy. Just as you will probably begin seeking out primary care physicians for your own baby before she is born, you will also want to start thinking about choosing a quality vet… Read more »

Choosing the Right Dog Groomer for your Dachshund

  Just like we need to practice proper hygiene in our own lives, it’s important to ensure that our pups get the same attention when it comes to looking, smelling and feeling good. Think about it; we’ve all had those moments where we just need a long, hot shower or a trip to the salon… Read more »

Most Popular Dog Names for 2014

  Welcoming a new dog to your family is indescribable. You have just gained a new friend and member of the family that will bring you endless joy and memories. After you pick up your new dachshund however, he’s going to need a name! So how do you decide? Well why not consider a name… Read more »

How to Keep Your Dachshund from Barking

  At Patti’s Dachshund Farm in Arlington, Alabama, we adore Dachshunds. But just like every dog breed, Dachshunds can have a tendency to bark. Some dog owners go to great length to ease their dog’s barking habits. But before we figure out how to stop Dachshunds from barking, we need to recognize why they do… Read more »

My Mandy Had a Gorgeous Longhair Isabella and Tan Female

My little Mandy, one of my Longhair Isabella and Tans,’ had a beautiful little Longhair Isabella and Tan Female.  She was born on 3-17-14, and will be 6 wks old on 4-28-14.  I think the Isabella and Tan Mini Dachshunds are the Most Beautiful of the Dachshund Breed.  Check out the little puppy’s picture under… Read more »

Your Dachshund’s First Trip to the Vet

  The last thing you want to think about when you bring your Dachshund puppy home is bringing him to the veterinarian. Unfortunately, much like humans, Dachshund’s are not invincible creatures, and it takes a little bit of care to keep them happy and healthy. The first time you go to the vet with your… Read more »

Preparing Your Home for a Dachshund Puppy

  At Patti’s Dachshund Farm, we love seeing Dachshund puppies go to good homes where they’ll be lovingly cared for, entertained, and treated like a true member of their new family. In some ways, Dachshund puppies are a lot like newborn babies—you need to do a some good work to prepare your house or apartment… Read more »

Potty Training Your Dachshund

One of the first tasks undertaken after bringing home any new dog is potty training them, and Dachshunds are no exception. The potty training process is not complex, but it does take some time and patience. By getting this out of the way as soon as you bring your new Dachshund home, you can begin… Read more »

Grooming a Dachshund: Longhaired or Short

  As loving dachshund breeders in Alabama, we know that properly grooming your dachshund will go a long way toward ensuring his or her lasting happiness and health. Some grooming practices should be performed daily, while others can be more intermittent. Further, you’ll want to begin a habit of these grooming techniques early on, that… Read more »

Getting Your Dachshund Exercise: Keep it Light and Have Fun!

  We all love our pets, and dogs especially are known for sharing a special connection with their human owners. We know that it’s just as easy for a dog to get chubby and lazy as it is for a human, so we must make it our responsibility to keep them healthy and fit. Our… Read more »

Could Acupuncture Provide Help for Your Dachshund’s Back Problems?

  All animals have their particular health issues and the Dachshund is no exception. As we’ve noted before, with its long body and short legs, the breed is prone to back problems that can become serious if not treated proactively. The official diagnosis for many Dachshunds is Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD), when discs are compressed… Read more »

What Should I Feed My Dachshund?

    The first thing a happy dachshund owner will tell you about their eating habits is that they will eat absolutely anything. Whatever and however much you decide to put in front of them, they will put forth their best effort to eat every last bite. So it goes without saying that the dachshund… Read more »

Knowing the Special Needs of the Dachshund Breed

  Dachshunds are a wonderful breed of dog, known as much for their unique look as they are for their warm companionship and lovability. It’s natural for animal lovers to be attracted to the fun, playful, and cuddly aspects of being a pet owner. But in addition to showing your tender, everyday affection, real love… Read more »

Where Did Dachshunds Come From?

  Do you think dachshunds do a double take when the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile drives by, thinking for a brief moment that it might be a gargantuan member of their breed? If they haven’t noticed their likeness to the shape of a hot dog, us humans certainly have. We adore dachshunds for their unique look,… Read more »

What Are Dachshunds Like?

  Most people are familiar with what Dachshund’s – or “wiener dogs”, as many people refer to them – look like. But those interested in adding a Dachshund to the family might yearn to know more about the temperament and personality of this unique looking breed. The complex answer will certainly unravel as new owners… Read more »