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 come in a little body, but they pack a punch.
Their personality is huge!
They are loving, playful creatures ready to run until their little legs grow tired.
This means that it’s essential to keep them active and entertained. Although that may sound like a ton of work, Dachshunds aren’t hard to please.
Sweep the floor and watch as your pup makes a game out of it! Long walks are a must with this breed and don’t be surprised if you’re playing fetch and can’t get the ball back from them. They’re notorious for doing so.
Independent and adventurous
These tiny adventurers are one of the most daring breeds, but sometimes their independent nature can butt heads with an owner. Stay patient while they’re a puppy and with proper training, they’ll come around to the idea of having a companion join in on their adventures.
Known for their stubbornness
Dachshunds were bred to hunt, which is where they get that intelligence, stubbornness and independent nature from. This can be the most frustrating characteristic of this small but mighty pup. However, their unconditional love and loyalty will far outweigh any initial problems you have with their stubbornness.
And who knows? Perhaps you have a bit of stubbornness that will pair nicely with your four-legged friend!