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 Smooth Haired Dachshund Breed Club, there may be good reasons for this, but ask the question before you enter into any transaction.
NSW, Marulan; DACLOW, Judith Gibson +0248411542 email@example.com
NSW, Bargo; SOLANA, Kathy Anderson +02 4684 3038 firstname.lastname@example.org
NSW, Ballina; SONREE, Virginia Brown +02 66834001 email@example.com
NSW, Chester Hill; COGGLYN, Pat Thomas +02 9644 3589 firstname.lastname@example.org
NSW, West Pennant Hills; LOWENDER, Paul Bevins +02 9484 2188 email@example.com
SA, Roseworthy; STARDAYNE, Valerie Tapp +61 8 8524 8107 firstname.lastname@example.org
SA, Wasleys; SYREME, Steve Emery +0421 778720 email@example.com
VIC, Graytown; SHADOWGLEN, Wendy Moore +0425 794 792 firstname.lastname@example.org
VIC, Kinglake; BERGHUTTE, Corrienne Irvin +(03) 5786 1990 email@example.com
BEDFORDSHIRE ; Hertsmerry Celia Mortlock +01767 640929 Hertsmerry@tiscali.co.uk
ESSEX ; HANKYDOODLES, Mrs Mandy Wallace firstname.lastname@example.org
GLAMORGAN ; Thystine Mrs C Sheppard +01639814218
HERTFORDSHIRE ; Mowbray, Patricia and Maurice Endersby +01462 730101 email@example.com
LINCOLNSHIRE ; mosiarto, miss lisa muggleton +07790065251
OXFORDSHIRE ; Pelirroja Diane Handy +07870 963345 Di@pelirroja.co.uk
SHROPSHIRE ; Tonavima John & Wendy Challinor firstname.lastname@example.org
YORKSHIRE ; Hollybirch, Mrs Y Hudson +01482 811328 email@example.com