Dachshund Pro's and Con's

 

Please read this to decide whether a Dachshund is right for you. Please Do not purchase a Dachshund just because you are enchanted  by their look while wonderful companions they do have faults. Any breeder would be irresponsible not to tell you about them.

 

ADVANTAGES OF OWNING A DACHSHUND

  • Dachshunds are Extremely loyal

  • Dachshunds quickly become attached to their human companions given their love of company. These German dogs are extremely loyal and will follow you around the house all day long. They love to cuddle under the covers, making them the perfect dogs for those lazy days after a tough week at work.

  • They have a unique sense of humor, so you can rely on these dogs to put a smile on your face.

  • Sociable with other dogs- As with all dogs, it is important to socialize Dachshunds from a young age to nurture their well-balanced temperaments, the breed tends to do better as a pair rather than being an only dog. So they make ideal candidates for dog owners who already have a pooch in the household and are looking to find them a canine companion.

  • Suitable for apartments- Given their small size, Dachshunds are perfect for those with limited space in their apartment or house.

  • Great watch dogs- While the breed was initially used to hunt badgers in Germany, Dachshunds have evolved into pets over the past century or so. While their caring but goofy temperaments helps to put smiles on faces, Dachshunds do serve a function in the household. Doxies make great watch dogs given their tendency to bark at noises. They have a loud bark despite their small frames and their courage is unquestioned, proving their dogged determination throughout their existence.

 

DIS-ADVANTAGES OF OWNING A DACHSHUND

  • Dachshunds love to jump. But jumping can injure a Dachshund’s back, so you need to keep your Dachshund from jumping off high places like beds, couches, porches, and so on. Some people install ramps in their homes to help their dogs.

  • Dachshunds need plenty of attention and affection. 

  • Dachshunds live to eat. Obesity puts further strain on a Dachshund’s back — not to mention his heart and entire body. You must be prepared to keep your Dachshund’s eating under control.

  • Dachshunds bark. Barking is actually bred into this breed. They were bred to hunt small game and bark to alert his human. Although you can train him to not bark as often, but if you can’t get used to it, or don’t get a Dachshund.

  • Dachshunds aren’t easily housebroken; until they are, your carpet or other household surfaces may suffer.

  • Dachshunds are manipulative. They’re cute, and they know it. They’re clever, too. They can get you to do just about anything, unless you have rules and you stick to your guns.

  • Dachshunds require an extra dose of patience. They can be stubborn and hard to train. If you freak out every time your Dachshund makes a mistake — accidentally or on purpose — Teaching a Dachshund is a lot like teaching a child: Keeping your cool will prove that you’re the pack leader and the one with all the power

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