This pint-sized barrel of fun is known for delighting those who have the honour of owning them. A stunning wee breed that is very affectionate and loving. Don’t be fooled by size, this little dog is sure to make a big impact on the lives of those who are lucky enough to own them.
|Temperament||A beautiful temperament breed who is super affectionate.|
|Suitable||A great apartment dog who loves a sociable family.|
|Health||A healthy breed however can be prone to some health problems.|
|COMMON CLAIMS||MAXIMUM CLAIM|
|Ingestion of Foreign Body or Toxin||$3,380.36|
|Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD)||$11,375.90|
|Skin Conditions Allergy||$475.05|
|Skin Conditions Lumps||$2,019.35|
*Pet Insurance Australia Data 2022/2023
The short-legged long-body Dachshund is a powerful scenting hound. So, sniffing out something delectable is something that comes very naturally to this breed. Being super intelligent can make them a little mischievous, so training must be entertaining or you may find your little Dachy deciding on a much better game of their own. In the right hands, they are very easy to train, however patience and variety are required. They are very food-focused so having a few tasty morsels will certainly help keep your Dachys attention. Just remember to include the treats in their overall diet so you do not overfeed them, as the breed can become overweight quickly. They are very playful and will need to be kept occupied and happy to avoid any behavioural problems. It’s also good to note that the breed was designed to dig and hunt prey. This may lead to holes in your backyard and toys chewed. However, with correct training, you can teach your pup what they are allowed to dig and what they are allowed to chew. Having a clear understanding of what the Dachshund has been bred to do is important, as many of these traits may show themselves naturally in your dog. If you have a prized garden and do not think you will tolerate the odd hole you may want to consider another breed. They can be stubborn so ensuring you keep your training fun and full of games and cuddles will help with success, as well as knowing when your pup has had enough. However, like with all breeds, it’s important to persevere to ensure you have a well-mannered well-behaved dog. It will not only make your life easier, but it will also keep your precious pup safe.
The smooth-coated Dachshund doesn’t require endless amounts of grooming; however, they will benefit from a good weekly brush to check for any skin conditions. Plus; the breed loves affection and having this extra attention will certainly be appreciated. The Wirehaired Dachshunds will need a little extra consideration when it comes to grooming. They will need regular brushing and their coats stripped up to three times per year. It’s best to seek the advice of a professional groomer or breeder when it comes to stripping the coat. The breed is not a smelly dog unless, of course, they have sniffed out something extra stinky to roll in. Yes, the love of a hound may have you bathing your pup due to them rolling in animal poop or something rotten. You will also need to take into consideration your loveable Dachy’s ears. Due to their stunning length and snuggleness, they can be prone to infections. So always keep them clean and check for smell. A sickly sweet honey-like smell may indicate a yeast infection that will need to be treated by a veterinarian.
Your pet’s health is priceless. Don’t leave it up to chance.
With their unique long bodies and adorable short legs, they can be prone to certain health conditions.
They might be pint-sized, but it is very important to keep the exercise up to keep your dog at their correct weight. An overweight Dachshund is not a healthy Dachy. They also love food, so the chance of them becoming lazy and overweight is high. Keeping them active with daily walks and lots of fun play. You will also need to ensure your precious pup does not jump from high places to protect their backs from unwanted strain and pressure.
The breed is super intelligent which can cause training to quickly become boring. Keeping them entertained with games and fun will ensure this is kept at bay. They also have a very loud deep bark and will take to endeavouring in this highly entertaining past-time if they are left for long hours alone. They simply love people and being a part of the daily action so avoid long periods alone.
The breed simply adores being around the two-legged variety making them a wonderful family companion. They are great with children, however, always supervise play and teach your children how to handle this breed with special consideration to their long backs.
This breed does not take well to being left alone outside for hours on end. They are by far an inside dog. They can also injure themselves by jumping off furniture and low-lying walls so ensuring your environment is Dachy safe is also a good idea before investing in the breed.
It is very important to only source your new Dachshund from a good breeder, to ensure your puppy is healthy and not at risk of many hereditary conditions common with this breed. Ask all the important questions about hereditary concerns and ask to view your puppy’s Mum and Dad. Contacting your local breed club can also help you in your serach for the right breeder in your area. Your breeder should have adequate paperwork to prove that they regularly test their dogs for genetic diseases. This process will take a little more time than a quick purchase however it will save you endless pain and costs associated with a sick puppy or dog.
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