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Dachshaunds are the best

  • Sep 28, 2009
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How can you not love this short legged dog? I know some people think they can be a nasty breed. I am here to tell you that they can and are a very lovable dog. I have a long hair version of this breed. Loves to play with his toys and LOVES to eat, anything; if I let him. Although they may not go for long walks like the bigger dogs they do enjoy a folic in the park chasing balls.
Oscar playing with ducky.

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September 29, 2009
I love em, especially the minis.
 
September 29, 2009
My dachshund's name is Oscar (yes, after wiener) he is a male and will be 12 yrs old on Nov 4th. He weighs about 21lbs. The one thing about dachshunds is that they will continue to eat  and eat unless you control the amount of food and treats. If they are too heavy it can cause them to get too many spine and hip problems. We have a fews stairs in our house and because Oscar is getting up there in age he will sometimes has problems with climbing the stairs. I have found that a supplement of Cosequin DS (joint  health supplement) has been helping with that problem.  I find it cool that dachshund's can be traced back to  ancient Egypt ( another love of mine). If you find yourself looking for a dog I suggest  you check out the dachsund breed and see for yourself  how enjoyable they are to have as a pet.
 
September 28, 2009
Gah!  Dachshunds are one of my favorite dog breeds.  Have you seen this Petsmart commercial with a dachshund in it?  Too cute and totally supports your saying that yours loves toys.

By the way, your Oscar is adorable! :)
 
September 28, 2009
YES! Dachshunds ARE the best! Tell us a little bit more about him :) Name? Age? Size? Can you tell us any good stories? We need to show everyone why they're the best breed to have! Also LOVE THE PIC!!!!!
 
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Quick Tip by . June 14, 2010
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They have short legs so you must watch the jumping and climbing of stairs. My dachshund doesn't seem to notice his legs are short he stills tries to jump up like a big dog. It is very important to exercise and watch the weight of these dogs to avoid the hip problems that they may experience.
review by . April 15, 2009
Dixie-- My Dachshund
     My first dog was a dachshund and I couldn't be happier with my pet ownership experience over the past 11 years.  They are definitely not the breed for everyone, but there is much to be loved!      They are hugely loving, loyal dogs and they are full of personality.  They are scent hounds and do love exploring outdoors, but they usually prefer to be near their owners and family.  And believe me, they can certainly throw one hell of …
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Introduction
     Originally bred to hunt badgers, Dachshunds are perhaps best for their long bodies and short legs, giving them the popular nickname "wiener dog."  The seventh most popular breed in the US, they are widely loved for their clown-like antics and fierce loyalty.

History

     It is thought that the earliest roots of the Dachshund can be traced back to ancient Egypt, where small, short-legged hounds have been depicted in artwork and even found mummified.  However, it was not until the 1600's that the Dachshund we know today was first bred in Germany.  They were originally bred to flush badgers from their underground dens, fight, and even exterminate them.  In the 1700's, this actually became a form of entertainment known as badger baiting.  Dachshunds were also frequently used to hunt small game such as rabbits and foxes. 

Appearance

     In the US, Dachshunds are recognized in two sizes:  Standard, weighing 16-32lbs and measuring 14-18 inches tall, and Miniature, weighing less than 11lbs by age 12 months and measuring up to 14 inches tall. 
     In addition, three coat varieties are recognized:  Smooth, Longhaired, and Wirehaired.  The smooth coat should be short, smooth, and shining, of medium thickness.  The longhaired coat should be sleek, glistening, and long at the ears and tail.  The wirehaired coat should...
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