Registered DOGS NSW Breeder of Miniature Dachshunds

By Eve Adamson from Dachshunds For Dummies, 2nd Edition

Is the Dachshund the right breed for you? Before you proceed further in your quest for the Dachshund of your dreams, think carefully about the pros and cons of Dachshund servitude (because, as you’ll soon see, Dachsies own you, not the other way around).

The pros of owning a Dachshund

There are some major benefits to owning a Dachshund:

The cons of Dachshund ownership

It’s one thing to prepare for a dog; it’s another thing to prepare for a Dachshund. Dachshunds have all the basic needs of a dog, but they come with a few unique quirks and considerations. As sweet and lovable as Dachshunds are, if you want a Dachshund, you need to understand the realities of Dachshund ownership:

Dachshunds are more stubborn than some breeds, so training can be frustrating for the beginner. Don’t give up. If all else fails, talk to your vet, hire a trainer, and practice, practice, practice. How’s that for a reality check? Think long and hard about the commitment you’re about to make before you bring home a Dachshund.