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 Dachshund Breed Club, there may be good reasons for this, but ask the question before you enter into any transaction.


NSW,Alstonville: KENNEL “LANDWELL”: Meg Egglestone: PHONE: +(02) 6629 6299: EMAIL: LandweLLtoo@bigpond.com
NSW,Wahroonga: KENNEL “WYREDACH”: Brenda V. Gale: PHONE: +02 9489 3872: EMAIL: brengale@bigpond.net.au
VIC,Torquay: KENNEL “WITCHWOOD”: Margaret Willox-Jones: PHONE: +(03)52614825: EMAIL: witchwood2@bigpond.com


Kuruntie ; Isagroves Riikka Simola +358 400 875 674 riikkamaare@gmail.com
Vantaa; KENNEL “Barbwired”: Dr. Markku Varjosalo & Salla Keskitalo; PHONE; +358 500 535 412; EMAIL; kennel.barbwired{at}gmail.com


Huskvarna: KENNEL “Sweetax”: Lotta Söderberg; PHONE (MOBILE); +46 (0)708 375480: EMAIL: sweetax@sweetax.com


DERBYSHIRE, Chesterfield; “Cloudside”, Wendell Moore, +01246208145. wendellmoore@btconnect.com
ESSEX, Colchester; “Jethard”, Paul Singleton, +01206 514952, +(Mobile) 07749 670949. paul.singleton@jethard.co.uk
HAMPSHIRE, Andover; “Suthering”, Petronella Wiid, +01264353436. wiid@btinternet.com
HERTFORDSHIRE, Stotfold; “Mowbray”, Patricia & Maurice Endersby, +01462 730101. mowbraydogs@ntlworld.com
SOMERSET, Shepton Mallet; “LIEBLING”, Mrs C Dible, +01749860376. +(Mobile) 07743722977, poodax@supanet.com
SUFFOLK, Haverhill, “Gravetye”, Nicola Gooding, +01440 783233. +(Mobile) 07825 567801, eviespin@gmail.com
WILTSHIRE, Salisbury, ” Boloria”, Mrs Jenny Rowe, +01794 390085. *(Mobile) 07746070721. daxrowe@hotmail.com
YORKSHIRE, Leeds; “Derdledash”, Miss Susan A E Eldred, +Mobile 07801953689. susan.eldred@outlook.com


ARIZONA: KENNEL “Midernoch”: Patricia Ridgard: PHONE: +(623) 388-0351: EMAIL: Midernoch2@msn.com
CONNECTICUT: KENNEL “DACHSHUNDS OF OUR GANG”: Nancy Prouty: PHONE: +(860) 563-6932: EMAIL: nzp@cox.net
ILLINOIS: KENNEL “FULL CIRCLE”: Midge and Don Martin: PHONE: +(847) 362-4933: EMAIL: kaihorn@att.net
NEW JERSEY: KENNEL “LEGIBACH”: Pat Leone and Gina Leone Middings: PHONE: +(908) 832-7407.
NEW JERSEY: KENNEL “JOYCE”: Joyce Wilson: PHONE: +(973) 299-8888: EMAIL: JWGD1@mac.com
OHIO: KENNEL “DAYBREAK”: Debby Krieg: PHONE: +(937) 358-2203: EMAIL: daybreakwires@yahoo.com
OHIO: KENNEL “ROBINWOOD”: Cindy Niles: PHONE: +(740) 362-6110: EMAIL: Robinwoodwires@yahoo.com
TEXAS: KENNEL “RAYDACHS”: Shirley Ray: PHONE: +(361) 857-6300: EMAIL: Raydachs@hotmail.com or
VERMONT: KENNEL “WINDSWEPT” PHONE: +(802) 879-7798 dwindswept@aol.com