How well a dachshund gets along with children depends on three things: the temperament of the dog, how the dog is raised, and how the children are taught to treat animals. 


A dachshund with a sound temperament, and properly raised with children, who likewise understand how to treat a dog kindly and how to properly handle a dachshund’s special needs, should do fine with children. (Of course, small children should never be left unsupervised with any type of dog, and special care must be taken with a dachshund’s long back so it will not be injured).

Children should never lift, pick up or carry a dachshund unless they are shown the proper way to lift a dachshund and they are old enough to understand and support their weight.  To properly lift a dachshund, one should place one hand under their chest and the other under their rump and lift them up so that their back is always horizontal, never vertical or upside down. With proper care and attention to their backs, you can reduce the chance of spinal injury.