Dachshunds like to enter into the spirit of everything you do, which isn’t always the greatest help, especially when you are doing something like tying your shoes. They are playful dogs, but they insist on you following their rules of play, which may or may not coincide with the rules commonly used by their other canine cousins. For example, although they often like to chase balls, they don’t necessarily see the need to bring them back to you. This is an example of a Dachshund rule of play, and is probably related to their curious, but independent nature. Anyone who meets a Dachshund has no doubt about who’s dog it is. They are often one-person dogs, meaning they bond very closely with their master. A Dachshund’s master is never alone – they have a long, low shadow following them everywhere around the house. This is not to suggest that Dachshunds dislike other humans – quite the contrary, especially if they are well socialized at an early age. But they definitely know which human is theirs.
It is extremely important to keep a Dachshund from getting fat, not only for the usual reasons of general good health, but also because their long back is susceptible to slipped or ruptured (herniated) disks through the additional strain placed on their spinal cord. This can result in partial or full paralysis, but is often treatable through a variety of methods. Fortunately, a full recovery is likely if the problem is dealt with promptly (as soon as there’s any evidence at all that the dog is having neck or back pain). In addition, to reduce the chance of disc problems, it is important to make sure a dachshund does not do things that put additional stress on his back, like jumping off furniture or running down stairs.
Credit; The Dachshund Club of America
When looking for a puppy to purchase it is highly recommended to contact any of the Breed Clubs we have listed for this breed since it is they who should be able to put you in touch with members who have bred litters according to their Club’s Code of Ethics.
BUYER BEWARE; Some breeders listed here may not be members of a Miniature Dachshund Breed Club, there may be good reasons for this, but ask the question before you enter into any transaction.
NSW , Southern Highlands; ADADACH Roz Buitenhuis +0248899326 firstname.lastname@example.org
NSW , Bringelly; SCHLAU Sharyn Conneally & Jan Holland email@example.com
NSW , Blue Haven; DAKSHUNT Bob Matwijow +(02) 43904664 firstname.lastname@example.org
NSW , Emu Plains; MITTELDAC Judith Phillips +0417550139 email@example.com
QLD , Kenilworth; KAJMYTT Cheryl Farley +07 54469912 firstname.lastname@example.org
Gisborne ; LA ECHELON Mini LongHair Dachshund Donna Scragg +06 8625707
DEVON ; DevonDeluxe Rita Bedford +07799 12232 email@example.com
DORSET ; “Barok” Mrs M B Edwards +01202 742452 firstname.lastname@example.org
GLAMORGAN ; XEMXIJA Geraldine Brace +029 20614339 email@example.com
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
CA ; Debbie James +(530) 3389-8021 firstname.lastname@example.org
CA ; Mary Olich Nie email@example.com +(831) 662-0146
CT , Wethersfield; Nancy Prouty +(860) 563-6932 firstname.lastname@example.org
MN ; HEIDACHS, Marlies Noll +(763) 389-4622 email@example.com
MO ; TECKELWOOD Miniature Longhair Dachshunds, +(406) 644-3446 Teckelwood@charlo.net
NC ; HarborMyst Miniature Longhairs, Jennifer Abersold + (336) 694-1497 HMystDox@aol.com
NC ; SLEEPYTIME Miniature Longhairs – since 1974 Susan Jones SLEEPYTYME@aol.com
VA ; DEEDACHS Dee Dee Clark *(540) 364-3514 firstname.lastname@example.org