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Rated with 1 star
DR. of Saratoga, CA Verified Reviewer
Original review: Sept. 20,

This guy is a fraud and a liar. This thief sold me two dogs with hips and elbow problems. I have been waiting for AKC for months and never got them. Don't buy from him. Don't do business with him. He is a fraud.

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Alexandra of Conroe, TX Verified Reviewer
Original review: July 16,

My family bought a Mini Wiener from this breeder. We got the wienie & then about 2 weeks into having her we noticed she was getting really skinny & sick so we took her to the vets. Turns out she has a mega esophagus, so we literally have to give her medication twice a day & feed her in a doggy high chair 3 times a day. We contacted the breeder asking for our money back, since we were sold a literal special needs dog & the vet bills have been a lot, but the breeder won’t give the money back unless we give the dog back. But if we give the dog back the breeder is going to kill it to get rid of any evidence that she’s breeding dogs together that she shouldn’t be breeding to cause this problem. Whenever originally emailed about it, the breeder’s response sounded like this wasn’t the first time it happened, & she even called the dog a faulty product.

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Els of Delta, BC Verified Reviewer
Original review: Jan. 10,

PLEASE READ MYKA's STORY. Myka's story, this note is especially important to people looking for a reputable Shih Tzu breeder. Our research lead us to contact a Shih Tzu breeder in Stony Plain, Alberta Canada and on November 16, I flew to Edmonton, Alberta – close to Stony Plain – to purchase my lovely sweet 2 ½ months old Myka from “My Dream Shih Tzu” breeder Pam **. Almost a year later Myka became extremely ill and was diagnosed with a congenital liver disease, requiring urgent and life-threatening major surgery. I rushed her to the specialty veterinary hospital in Vancouver and Myka survived the surgery although even now she still suffers from medical issues.

The breeder was “devastated” with the news as there is a potential genetic problem with the dogs she breeds. I exchanged several medical reports with her. She offered a replacement puppy (when one becomes available) as per the two-year health guarantee against life threatening genetic defects clause in the sales contract. I declined as after caring and loving Myka for a year she has become part of the family and is not a commodity you return because it turned out to be defective. Had I taken her up on a replacement puppy, the breeder would have had to forego the revenue generated from the sale of that puppy. By now my vet bills have added up to $9, and I asked Pam ** to at least reimburse me for the purchase price of Myka. At that point all communication was blocked by Pam.

I was finally able to have a telephone conversation with her and we mutually agreed that she would reimburse me the $1, paid for Myka and I would sign off on the balance of the health guarantee. However three days later I received an email whereby she reneged on this agreement as she had offered me a replacement puppy (when available). Case closed! I will leave it up to the individual reader to form their own opinion about this unethical behavior, but must caution people when searching for a reliable Shih Tzu breeder. You know who NOT to buy from. BUYER BEWARE. Please feel free to share this far and wide.

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Brandy of Sylmar, CA Verified Reviewer
Original review: Nov. 29,

I purchased a puppy from Darlena and Carlos **. Advertisement via AKC advertised purebred Cane Corso puppies for sale The AKC website also states comes with ICCF, AKC, Pedigree papers. I asked was the puppy mixed due to her stripe in the center of the puppy face. That marking is most common on pitbulls. I was assured the puppy I purchased was a full bred Cane Corso. I performed a DNA test on the puppy and the results came back mixed breed. Cane Corso, Mastiff, pit, Rottweiler. I reached out to the breeder. I explained the results. The breeder asked for me to email DNA. I would also like to say the DNA showed 13% inbreeding. Anything over 10% could cause health problems. It could also cause defects to the offspring.

I sent all the information to the breeder. I asked for a refund. The breeder refused to resolve the issue. Also the AKC website explains if I cannot keep the dog I can return the puppy. Also I had to pay for the pedigree via AKC however the pedigree the breeder gave me does not match what AKC gave me. Also DNA showed family history, where the mixing started. That also does not match what I have from the breeder. I called AKC, I was told to email a complaints with all evidence. After, they review everything they will contact seller and try to resolve the issue. I also have a contract I had to sign. The contracts states a Cane Corso purebred. I still need to reach out to ICCF.

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Johna of Enterprise, OR Verified Reviewer Verified Buyer
Original review: Oct. 19,

Parvo. We spent 8 full days and nights from the time we received this puppy, administering IV fluids and watching it vomit and suffer tremendously. Dog was delivered to us on Saturday, October 10 by employee at a gas station. Since we didn't get to go to the actual location of the breeder, I have attached photos of their location from google earth below. The employee gave me food and a syringe saying the puppy would be carsick and we would need to force feed him. We have picked up puppies before and nobody has ever told us that we would have to force feed them.

We noticed early on that he was thinner and weaker than any puppy we had known. We suspected perhaps he had been tranquilized for the trip and that is how we justified in our minds that he was so disengaged. We were wrong. We should have trusted our guts. He threw up all of that day and continued to throw up every 2 hrs or so until I took him to our vet at 9am Monday. Our vet expressed concern and the dog subsequently tested positive for Parvo. He was very ill and we cared for him 24/7 for the entire week, including IV fluids and anti nausea meds.

Certificate of Veterinary Inspection that we received has our name, vet name, breeder name. However, the data on the dog itself was incorrect. The Certificate of Veterinary Inspection states the puppy's DOB is 7/29/20 when everything else that was given to us by the breeder or posted on her website says it is 8/5/ A week's difference. The Certificate of Veterinary Inspection states the puppy was to be shipped on 10/8/20 when it was actually 10/10/ The Certificate of Veterinary Inspection states the puppy was being shipped via air cargo when we actually physically picked him up ourselves from employee, Lory at the Sinclair station south of Cedar City, Utah.

All of this is suspect to us. We do not want to believe the worse and have done what we can do try to gain understanding from the breeder but, it appears we were issued and paid for a fraudulent health certificate so that the breeder could send us home with a sick dog. We can't reach any other conclusion in our minds as we have tried to give the breeder the benefit of the doubt and we have tried to communicate with the breeder but, she will not engage in a conversation about what has happened. I do not know if this has happened to others.

The health guarantee Color Country Aussies issues is a joke. We took our puppy to our vet within the 48 hr time frame Color Country Aussies stipulates in order to not render the guarantee "null and void". Not to mention, you are required to feed your puppy the food that she likely receives a commission on, in order to keep the guarantee in effect. Which, as we have discovered, is really no guarantee at all even though we have held up our end of the bargain. The breeder currently has 26 puppies listed for sale on puppyfind.com so, I'm sure she is very busy.

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Madison of Seattle, WA Verified Reviewer
Original review: Oct. 1,

I put down a deposit with Simply Southern Retrievers, LLC to take home a puppy in October. Before placing a deposit, I provided an application and reference and Amy said everything looked great. I asked when the puppies would be picked up and was told 8 weeks. Later, when trying to arrange pick up the only date I was given was before 8 weeks. This is against state law and not allowed on the airline I would have used to transport the puppy.

When I mentioned it was against state law, Amy immediately told me to find another breeder and refused to sell me the puppy. I was willing to pay a flight nanny to take the puppy home at 8 weeks, but she refused to work out the issue, would not talk on the phone and ignored my texts. This was extremely inconvenient for me because I had already paid for puppy classes and deferred my part time masters degree studies to care for the puppy. Also, I was very excited to take home the puppy in just a few weeks. Overall it was not a good experience and I don't recommend working with them.

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Courtney of Longmeadow, MA Verified Reviewer
Original review: Sept. 25,

Roaming Lab Farm in Comer, GA sold and delivered to me a sick puppy that required emergency surgery and medical care that cost over $7, thousand dollars. The state of Georgia & Massachusetts law both prohibit the sale of puppies prior to 8 weeks – this puppy was scheduled to be delivered at 8 weeks but the breeder decided to deliver the puppy at 7 weeks. Born March 9, and sold on May 1, The delivery was purposefully rushed because they recognized that the puppy was ill and they knew that it would not survive the week. Prior to entering surgery the breeder’s wife, Kalya, told me she would help with the cost of surgery. I have yet to receive a penny.

I have documented evidence from 2 veterinarians where she was told she would refund the cost of puppy and transportation. I have evidence that my puppy was sick days prior to delivery. He was transported by Cody Owner of Roaming Lab farms. Cody told me that my puppy was carsick and just needed a little food and water. The dogs smelled of vomit, Cody explained one of the dogs threw up from being car sick. Our Dog threw up a few hours after he was delivered. They knowingly delivered my critically sick puppy that couldn’t walk or hold his head up. FYI Several other puppies from the litter had hookworm and hookworm and giardia. My puppy had Intussusception and had over 2 feet of his dead intestines removed.

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Rated with 5 stars
Hannah of New York, NY Verified Reviewer
Original review: Sept. 16,

My sister got a puppy through this website some months ago; at first, I was pessimistic because of the bad reviews people have made about their products and service. However, it turned out that I was wrong, that pup is the best we had ever had. **

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Christina of Watervliet, NY Verified Reviewer
Original review: Sept. 6,

You can tell from the inital interaction that Darlene has a true love for her Danes and their puppies. We purchased ours about a month before they were ready to come home and would receive pictures and updates at least once a week. She was very open and was promptly responsive to any questions we had. On our day of pick up our puppy was ready at the agreed upon time with the cutest and thoughtful care package. We couldn't be happier with our experience and would recommend anyone to Darlene.

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Michele of Portsmouth, RI Verified Reviewer
Original review: Aug. 17,

Beware – Puppy Scam. In June , I called Cathleen ** of ‘Whalen’s Wonderful Goldens.’ After calling about 12 different places, she was the only one that said she had puppies available. I was surprised because no other place had even one puppy that wasn’t spoken for, but I was happy. I said I wanted a female. She said if a female was born in the litter, I would have her, and she asked for a deposit. I sent her the $ I also said if there wasn’t a female, I would take a male. Almost two months later, she called me and launched into a long, strange story about an older puppy from another breeder that was returned for behavior issues and she wanted me to buy that dog for the same price ($2,) instead of a dog from her litter.

She said she could not otherwise guarantee I would get a female. I reminded her of our conversation, and she replied that there were now 2 other people ahead of me and that one of them had given her an extra $ to guarantee a female. She also said the dog had all of her shots and was spayed – she said that twice. I said “spayed?” (These are pure-bred Goldens and shouldn’t be spayed). She said “no she’s not spayed” and launched into why young dogs shouldn’t be spayed (interesting diversionary tactic). I felt sucker punched.

When we got off the phone, she sent me pictures of the older dog with the message “I won’t eat your leather shoes.” I sent her back a text saying that I would like to stick to our original agreement and asked her to confirm that we still had the agreement. I did not hear from her for a week. On the advice of a friend, I sent her a text asking her to please contact me within two days to let me know if she was breaking our deal or if it was still on. I was particularly nervous because she lives 4+ hours away which is a long way to go to not get a puppy. She called me and told me that since we had made our deal she had gotten many calls for puppies with offers of more money. She asked if she could think about what she wanted to do and get back to me in a couple days.

From her constant talk about money, I had a pretty bad feeling what was going to happen. She sent me a text in two days saying she was sorry but she was not going to have a puppy for me. I sent her a text saying that I was horrified at what she was doing and if she had told me to give her an extra $ in the first place, I would have. She misunderstood my text and called me immediately saying if I send her an extra $, she would “drop the other breeder.” Wow. Just Wow. Of course, I recognized it for what it was at that point. Get as much money as you can out of each person, and if there even is a litter, only a small number of people get a puppy.

So now I am back on the phone looking for a puppy, and one of the breeders told me that is not an unusual scam and sometimes ‘breeders’ take deposits from a huge number of people and then when those that were scammed call them, the ‘breeder’ says, ‘we don’t have anymore puppies available, but I will apply your deposit to the next litter.’ When I told her I was horrified at what she did, she said that the pregnant dog was bleeding so maybe no one would get a puppy! She blamed herself at first and later blamed me and even blamed God. My advice to anyone seeking a puppy is AVOID THE **! And be careful! There are a lot of unscrupulous people out there, and they are a lot sneakier than the warnings of puppy scammers that you read about!

What I have since learned from honest breeders is: be careful of people that ask for a deposit before the puppies are born, breeders that don’t follow up with you at all, and don’t give any reference to an application or paperwork. Also beware of breeders that claim to have many puppies available during the pandemic. It is really hard to get a dog right now, and there are a lot of scams! Also, beware of people that look at breeding as mainly a money maker and do not have another job. Lastly, just because they are on AKC Marketplace does not mean they are legitimate. AKC does not vet these people. They need to do a better job!

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I think Brittany should state the truth- she doesn&#;t just breed puppies, she breeds absolute angels <3 It was the first time I ever had a puppy basically house-trained! Both Brittany and her puppies are an absolute dream. Despite her own busy life, she always ALWAYS took the time to answer my multitude of questions and send me constant pictures of… More my dog Kodi. She even worked on teaching his name for him. When I got him, she already had prepared all his papers and I could tell this puppy had been raised with SO MUCH LOVE and CARE. I&#;ve never had such an easily adaptable puppy, one clearly raised with much thoughtfulness and love. She even provided a blanket with his mother&#;s smell, along with extra supplies and his favorite toy. Brittany doesn&#;t just breed dogs, she breeds family members! All my dogs will forever be from her for life.

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Dachshund Breed Review by Susan DuRoss

I still have my doxie she’s nine years old & the loyalist dog i have ever had. I had lung cancer four years ago & this dog did not leave my side. 💜💜

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Dachshund Breed Review by Linda Zimmerman

I loved the litte wienner dog she was so sweet an would call me momma.

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Dachshund Breed Review by WES CROUSE

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Dachshund Breed Review by Molly Colton

I’ve owned dachshunds my whole life. Age yrs. I can’t say enough (positive) about the breed. They are loving, goofy & somewhat stubborn. I’ve had grated cheese (preparing a meal) eaten off the table while I visited with a friend at the door. One of my dachshunds would fake a sit command unless he was on carpet. Another got in a repairman’s truck & didn’t reveal himself until the repairman returned to his home (45 mins away)! The stories are never ending. I want this type of character dog. Just protecting their backs, from jumping up on furniture and/or children mishandling the dog. Every new owner of a dachshund should be informed of how to avoid any future back problems. I usually buy my dachshunds in pairs. They are hilarious to watch & they keep each other company, especially during the new puppy phase. I’d call them (not all of them) mischievous, in a good way.

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Dachshund Breed Review by DEB CROUSE

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Dachshund Breed Review by Mark Talmadge

When I was younger, I didn't much care for dachshunds because I didn't like how they were short and "hotdog" shaped. But, about 14 years ago, my sister bought a dachshund and decided to bring it to our parents home. When my dad saw her (we eventually named her Madison, to the chagrin of our dad) he told my sister that she is his dog. When my dad passed away, she became attached to my mom and when she passed away, Madison became attached to me. We had gotten her as a puppy and while it took some time for Madison to adjust to her new home, she became a valued member of her family. She was very well behaved and it was the first time that our mom changed her opinions on dogs.Madison was very obedient and would often nudge my leg when she needed to go outside to use the bathroom. I remember one time, after my dad had passed away, Madison was sitting in my mom's lap and I was sitting beside her, in the front yard. A neighbor, who had no threatening demeanor toward my mom was kidding around and drew his hand back as if to slap my mom. Instantly, Madison jumped up, started barking uncontrollably and would have leaped out of her lap if I had not told my mom to restrain her.This was Madison, our dachshund.I can't impress enough on anyone just how loyal dachshunds are. They are loyal, they don't get into trouble but if you ignore them, they will become stubborn and ignore you. But, if treated with kindness and respect and if you show them a lot of attention and affection, then they become great family pets.Our Madison always slept with me, curled up in a ball, between my legs. She would never let me out of her sight, even when she would be sleeping. They are great with children but can be temperamental if children aren't taught that these are animals and not toys. Dachshunds require a lot of attention and they are sometimes underfoot.If you love dogs, you can't go wrong with a dachshund. Dachshunds are misunderstood and just because they are small dogs doesn't mean they can't protect their families and they do.

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Dachshund Breed Review by Julianna

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Dachshund Breed Review by Dick herzog

My wife and I are thinking about a dog to replace our Min Pin that passed away and we are thinking about a dachshund short coat brown and black also he's got to be good with our grandchildren 1 and 6 years old

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Dachshund Breed Review by B Forbes

I have had dachshunds for 50 years. They are the best. Wouldn't be without one. Have had all types of doxies

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Dachshund Breed Review by Linda Ward

I'm trying to find a dashound pup for me. I have raised them all my life. I'm on a fixed income and can't afford much, but I promise I can give it a great home.

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Dachshund Breed Review by Darrel

Very freindly dog alert.own 10 myself.

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Dachshund Breed Review by Elizabeth

I really like this dog a lot it will a part of my family and I will love it forever ❤️

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Dachshund Breed Review by Luna

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Dachshund Breed Review by Gus Psaros

I have never had a dog before but I’ve been begging my parents for 2 dogs for our house and this might be one of my favorite dog breeds. My moms good friend has one and it is so sweet and that’s why I like this breed so much.

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Dachshund Breed Review by Mark Puffer

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Dachshund Breed Review by Florence Clark

Yes my husband & I had a regular dachshund & sadly she's no longer with us. R We would like to have a miniature dachshund this time. Not sure about the affordability though.

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Dachshund Breed Review by Georgette Thomas

Love doge fell in love with these cute little daughuhund

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Dachshund Breed Review by Breeanna

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Dachshund Breed Review by Vicky Henthorn

Yes I raised my dachshund from the time she was little tell she got cancer and she went blind. I love dogs so much they are my family and love them to pieces.

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Dachshund Breed Review by Christine Stercula

I had to put my 15 yr old smooth red coat male (luigi) he was my best friend of all time and I miss him so much, looking to get same type of dog just not a red ( out of respect for Luigi) like a dark brown and not so pointy of a nose, and he was no bigger then lbs.

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Dachshund Breed Review by Kathy

I once had one when I was married. She was so smart. I really loved her..

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Dachshund Breed Review by Jillian galdi

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Dachshund Breed Review by Debbie Weidenkeller

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Dachshund Breed Review by Gail

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Dachshund Breed Review by Sofi

I have a dachshund and they are family friendly and love to protect you they are so kind and loving and is a great dog for anyone

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Dachshund Breed Review by Kathy

I have have one more at home @nd I ressent lost my baby dashhound he got really. Sick. So he died on me but I'm waiting another one but I could never could repair my my baby coco but I can get to know a mother dog and get to love and care for the new puppy.

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Dachshund Breed Review by Donna Boudria

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Dachshund Breed Review by Susan Gorby

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Dachshund Breed Review by Gail Easter

I've owned dachshunds all my life! Love them

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Dachshund Breed Review by Jamie

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Dachshund Breed Review by Gayle Clark

We have had two a black n tan male and a red female we had wanted to breed them but we decided not to because we both worked & weren't in the position to be able to be off work to take care of the mating, birth process & being with a new mother's first litter. They are a smart, loving breed we raised ours with little kids they are awesome! Our pups were trained both to outside or pad potty training. They aim to please. Both are short hair and in the sun they shine we love them.

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Dachshund Breed Review by Jesmari

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Dachshund Breed Review by jimmybattle

They are the devoted pet I have ever had.

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Dachshund Breed Review by Aemilia Cumberland

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Dachshund Breed Review by Tom Sapienza

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Dachshund Breed Review by Sharon Bowman

I love doxies. I had Scooby Doo who was the love of my life, my son, for 15 1/2 years. I still have not gotten over his loss. I did everything with him. He was the most special baby boy. I now have Shaggy Doo who I love so much. He is so different from Scooby; however, my husband and I love him. He was abused and when we take him out, he is ornery trying to bite everyone who wants to touch him, but we love him so much. Dachshunds are so beautiful.

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Dachshund Breed Review by Levi Zook

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Dachshund Breed Review by Raymond Gerard

We have cared for, SLEPTED WITH, ,TRAINED ,NURSED,TRAVELED WITH AND LOVED UNTIL WE HAD TO PUT HIM DOWN AFTER 14 WONDERFUL YEARS OF HAPPINESS AND FUN AND MANY OTHERS JOYS ONLY THAT FAMILY COULD HAVE ENJOYED,RAYAS WELL AS LOVED

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Dachshund Breed Review by Zetra Elaine Allen

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Dachshund Breed Review by Ray Gerard sr

I HAD A MINI FOR 14 YEARS AND I WOULD NOT TRADE THIS DOG FOR ANY AMOUNT OF MONEY.HE WAS GREAT.

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Dachshund Breed Review by Mary

Have rescued 3 mini dachshunds and purchased 2 over my life time.

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Dachshund Breed Review by Connie Yeatman

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Dachshund Breed Review by Melinda Orzechowski

I bought Tim from Greenfield puppies! I absolutely LOVE him. He's such a good puppy! I have never owned a Dachshund dog before. He is smart, lovey, funny, full of energy when he wakes up, and adorable! I am very happy I found Tim on here! His name is Bentley now. The Owners of him were very nice, and you can tell treated him very well before I got him! I would recommend greenfield puppies to anyone looking for a puppy! Thank you for my precious little baby Bentley.

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Dachshund Breed Review by Linda fitzgerald

I've have a Dash hound for nine years his name was Albert he passed away four months ago from congestive heart failure I love this dog so much my heart was broken I'm still is I miss you each and every day so right now I am ready to have a new best friend .

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Dachshund Breed Review by Ja'Kayla Deck

I love the colors these dogs come in

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Dachshund Breed Review by Emely

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Dachshund Breed Review by A. Palumbo

have owed doxie before have a chawawa now but would love to add a doxie

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Dachshund Breed Review by Bonnie Miller

I would love a dachshund puppy that I can name myself. I used have one and I miss her dearly. It has to be a female and potty trained.

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Dachshund Breed Review by Anthony

I owed a wonddrful little guy but he had to rehome him because he did not like apartment living. This little one is smaller then ours was so he might like apartment ljvong.

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Dachshund Breed Review by Diane C Rothschell

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Dachshund Breed Review by Beverly Smith

Very lovable dogs. Independent but yet friendly and caring about family

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Dachshund Breed Review by John York

Great pet

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Dachshund Breed Review by May Collins

Yes I have had dachshund before I just love them look for a teacup dachshund

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Dachshund Breed Review by Kelly

i love dachshund i haven't owned a dachshund i really want one

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Dachshund Breed Review by Candice

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Dachshund Breed Review by Susan

I have a 4 and a half year old brown and tan female mini Doxie and she is the absolute best dog. I got her at 10 weeks old and she's the sweetest most loving cuddle buddy! I may be bias but doxies are the best!

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Dachshund Breed Review by Christian

Love puppies.

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Dachshund Breed Review by Cesilia Rodriguez

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Dachshund Breed Review by Sherry Bauer

We have owned 2 dachshund dogs. they are the most loving and faithful dogs, love burying themselves in blankets and are great hunters - they keep our yard free of bunnies and chipmunks! Our older dog passed away, and our 5 year old needs a playmate!

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Dachshund Breed Review by Emma Gillis

Looking for male and female Black and Tan

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Dachshund Breed Review by kenzie

yes

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Dachshund Breed Review by Ruth Warnick

I own one now. Love her dearly. Very loyal to their owners. Wants to be boss.

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Dachshund Breed Review by Tina Sherru

This is a very loyal and loving breed of dog, but can also be stubborn if not trained from day 1. Very good with other dogs, cats, and children if socialized as a puppy. I have 2 mini's and they are wonderful and have never been diggers either. But, you have to start training from day 1.

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Dachshund Breed Review by Ann Ellsworth

I absolutely love the dachshund breed. Most loving sweet adorable breed. Love the way they look and act. They are cuddly and smart. They have so much expression in their face and love everyone. I miss my dear boy every day. Had 14 wonderful yrs.

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Dachshund Breed Review by Judy Spencer

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Dachshund Breed Review by Bonnie

Only dog to have the best

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Dachshund Breed Review by Benzo

Best dog ever!

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Dachshund Breed Review by Charlotte

I love this breed. I didnt realize it was so hard to find what i am looking for.

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Dachshund Breed Review by Ruthanna O'Neill

E. Clearfield Street

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Dachshund Breed Review by Debbie

Iwant to know were you are live a I want to know how much you are selling the puppies for because I can not spend to much because I am a single mom and I do not make that much money

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Dachshund Breed Review by Josie Conley

They are so cute. And they are sweet puppies.

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Dachshund Breed Review by Mike Tilly

We loved our 4 year old Doxie. But unfortunately, we had to put her down due to a spinal injury. We are at a loss without her so we want to get another dog to balance out our family.

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Dachshund Breed Review by Lois Kincaid

I love doxies!!!!!

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Dachshund Breed Review by Me, myself, and I

just saying this is the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Dachshund Breed Review by Chris

its a great breed. Its great for kids and people who like small dogs. I have 2 miny dachshunds im looking for a doxi puppy. I like this site i just wish the dachshunds were a lower price.

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Dachshund Breed Review by James

My mini was chocolate red longhair . She was a happy dog with such personality. Everyone loved her. We were together for 14 years.

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Dachshund Breed Review by James

My mini was chocolate red longhair . She was a happy dog with such personality. Everyone loved her. We were together for 14 years.

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Dachshund Breed Review by Sherri

I love them. Such characters. Unconditional love!

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Dachshund Breed Review by Tammy Munoz

They're the best so loving my mom only let me have doxies growing up.

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Dachshund Breed Review by Vickie Stamper

I have had a dachshund for about 13 years. I have a short haired with the shorter nose and thicker tail. Tinkerbell is full blooded. She loves people and other animals. She has two cats. She plays with them both. They say that Dachshunds are snippy and temperamental. But my is not, she loves kids and gets along great with everyone. And other animals.

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Dachshund Breed Review by Devon

I have a 5 year old long hair Doxie, her name is miss cookie. I simply adore her❤️❤️

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Dachshund Breed Review by Justine Ellis

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Dachshund Breed Review by anne marie swerz

we have a dachshund looking for a red one

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Dachshund Breed Review by patti

we had two but had to put to sleep because they got sick at a old age miss them cant seem to find any one here where we live

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Dachshund Breed Review by Katherine

I once purchased a Mini Daschund and named her Daisy. She was the sweetest little daughter we could have asked for. Unfortunately she passed a few months ago and we miss her so much. We love the breed because of their gentleness and fun character that we decided to purchase another.

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Dachshund Breed Review by monique gray

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Dachshund Breed Review by Marian Cooper

I adopted ButterKup in July & I am crazy in love with her.Very smart, easy to train, lovable & smart.I want another one one. I hope 2 get 1 soon.

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Dachshund Breed Review by Carol bennett

i am looking for a minature dachshund

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Dachshund Breed Review by Andrea

I love this breed, sweet, great with children, affectionate

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Dachshund Breed Review by heidi

great family pet and very loyal and protective but sweet

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Dachshund Breed Review by Martin Wilcocks

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Dachshund Breed Review by Alexandra

I got my Dachshund puppy, Princess, 2 months ago, and she is a joy. She is great with my Cat, Jumbo, and loves to play. She loves kids, and is not shy at all!

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Dachshund Breed Review by Andrea Beson

Wonderful pet for families with children. Very energetic pups, happy, but stubborn with training. You must keep up the training and be persistant

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Dachshund Breed Review by leah melat

i hope all the puppies and without a home find a very lovable home to live and share.

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Can Dachshunds be Left Alone All Day? - Dachshund Separation Anxiety -

Brittany

With an athletic and composed built the Brittany was renowned for bird hunting. This dog breed is everything about vigor, smartness, gait, flexibility and admired greatly for its energetic demeanor. Whether with a short tail or a long tail, or white coated fur, orange, or liver roan coat, Brittany is a pal to have in the house. And if you are still uncertain of a dog breed to get, a little glance at some details of this breed should help you decide. Discover more about our Brittany puppies for sale below!

Breed History

Northwestern France is the hometown of Brittany and it was bred in the city of Douron in the middle of , records affirm that Brittany and Wales share similar ancestry and evidently, they share similar physical attributes. Brittany got its name from the French town and originally, it was recognized as Brittany spaniel. 

Amazing about the breed was the combination of some incredible attributes like retrieving the way a spaniel does and points like a setter which makes up for the belief that the breed was crossed with English setters. 

was the first time Brittany got its recognition and had its first standards presented the same year. It also got recognized as a breed in America in and in it earned the approval of the American kennel club. Later, around Brittany dropped its spaniel feature and carried on with Brittany as its name.

Temperament

Brittany is a bright-spirited and friendly dog with lots of energy and vigor. They are also friendly with children but care must be taken with little children. Brittany is an intelligent dog and gets excited when taught or given commands. Brittany dog breeds are very loyal and obedient, they are fast learners and this makes them a better option for first-timers as housebreaking won’t be hard. 

They are friendly with other dogs and mildly friendly to strangers. They are loud and heavy barkers and maybe little restless when bored, which makes them the wrong choice for busy owners. They are highly inquisitive and independent, these features put them on a constant chase and hunting for fun and birds. 

Brittany is a very sensitive dog and alerts on commands especially when early training and socialization take place. More so, this dog does not like being alone and gets destructive and unpredictable when left alone for prolonged hours. 

Environment

Brittanys are energetic dogs and demand a lot of space to satisfy their activity needs, this attribute makes it impossible for an apartment living owner. But for a house, Brittany can cope as long as there is a garden or a yard for it to keep up with its bird hunting. 

A country home with a large field is also one of the best environments when you want to have a happy and strong Brittany at home. You will also find the use of a leash is important to keep your best friend from straying as they love to wander away while chasing prey, or you can count on the instructions it has learned to find its way back when it strays. 

For the different weather, this breed copes fine in cold weather and mildly in the hot seasons.

Exercise

Like most dogs and a high-energy demand breed as this, Brittany hungers for intense exercise to keep its vigor in place. A lover of games it is and needs about an hour of adequate exercises every day to prevent it from becoming bored and getting unpleasant. 

Regular stimulation of the mind, as well as the physical body, are part of an excellent dog lifestyle. Brittany is a loyal breed to its owners and does not like being alone, So, if you have a Brittany or planning to get one, remember to take it on hikes, walking, and running, a perfect dog it is when jogging every morning. 

Grooming

Since it is not a very hairy dog, tedious grooming may not be necessary, which means, a little brushing of the coat once or twice every week with a hound glove or a soft brush is enough to keep your dog looking good and fresh all the time. 

The ears need to be checked and cleaned regularly to prevent the wax formation and the nails, trimmed when they grow worn or affects hard surfaces. Regular bathing and brushing of the teeth are also important in keeping the dog well.

Our Brittany puppies for sale come from either USDA licensed commercial breeders or hobby breeders with no more than 5 breeding mothers. USDA licensed commercial breeders account for less than 20% of all breeders in the country. 

The unregulated breeders who are selling outside of the USDA regulations and without a license are what we consider to be “Puppy Mills.” We are committed to offering Brittany puppies who will grow up to become important members of your family. We only purchase puppies from the very best sources, and we stand behind every puppy we sell.

Contact us today to learn more about the availability of our Brittany puppies for sale. We look forward to helping you find your next family member. Our pet counselors can answer any questions you have about our Brittany puppies.

 

Frequently Asked Questions about the Brittany

Are Brittanys children-friendly? 

Yes, since they are an energetic dog, they find the playful company of kids lovable.

Do Brittanys cope with other dogs?

Yes, Brittanys are friendly to other dogs, they are particularly most excited being around pooches.

Are Brittanys good for guarding?

Yes, they are sensitive dogs and smart too and are very protective of their family members.

How much do Brittanys shed?

Due to the thinness of their coat, it does not shed excessively but during the yearly shedding and more brushing its coat will regulate the shedding.

Is Brittany a good choice for new dog owners?

Yes, because briards are intelligent dogs and eager to learn, making it a fair choice for anyone. But you must start training early.

Can Brittanys cope alone for long hours?

No, they love the company of their family members when left alone they can get irritable and destructive.

How much grooming do Brittanys need?

Since it is short a coated dog, its grooming demands are very minimal. All you need is regular bathing, ear checks, nail trimming and teeth brushing. 

Are Brittanys fine during the hot weather and the cold season?

Brittanys can cope fairly well in humid weather and can stay fairly good during the cold season too.

Do Brittanys drool?

No, they do not drool so much.

What is Brittanys average lifespan?

A healthy Brittany can live up to 12 or 15 years.

Brittanys are a fun pet to have especially with its low grooming needs.

Are you interested in purchasing a Brittany?

Sours: https://jaxpetland.com/breed/brittany/

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cute puppyLots of people feel the urge to cuddle and care for a puppy – especially one that doesn’t have a home and needs all the TLC an animal lover can give. But if you see an online ad for a dog, or any pet, be warned: that pooch’s pic may just be a trick to steal your money.

Scam artists have bilked animal lovers by posting ads with pictures of puppies and other pets. The ads often include a compelling story about why the puppy is available, and details about his or her lovable personality. The ads may request a reasonable payment for the pet, say $, or they may claim the pet is available to a good home for free – if you pay for shipping.

If you pay, you’ll get additional requests for money for things like vet bills, crating, shipping, or inspection costs. But when it’s all said and spent, Lassie never comes home – because she wasn’t really for sale in the first place.

Here are a few tips to keep you from getting dogged by scammers selling phantom pets:

  • Don’t use a money transfer service. The surest sign of a scam is when someone insists you use a money transfer service – like Western Union or MoneyGram – as the only form of payment for a pet. Money transfers are like sending cash; once you send it, you can’t get it back. Cash reload packs – like GreenDot MoneyPak, Vanilla Reload or Reloadit – come with the same risks. 
  • Do your research. Ask for detailed information about the person selling the pet. What is the person’s full name, phone number and mailing address? What turns up if you search online for the seller’s name or phone number with the word “scam” or “complaint”?
  • Try doing a reverse image search of the photo to see if it appears in older ads. To do this, right click on the photo and select “copy image location,” “copy image address,” or go to “properties” to copy the image’s location on the internet. Paste the link into a search engine and select the option that allows you to search by image. If the same picture shows up in an older listing, it’s probably a scam. Sometimes, the photos are from social media sites or old listings; the scammer simply re-posts them with a new, bogus online classified ad. But keep in mind: even if you don’t find anything wrong it doesn’t mean that everything’s alright.
  • Consider adoption from a local animal shelter. Pets of all types are in shelters across the U.S. waiting for loving homes. Many can be adopted for a small fee.

If a pretending pooch peddler pilfers money from your pockets, file a complaint with the FTC. If you transferred money for to a scammer for a pet that never appeared, let the money transfer company know, too.

Scam Tags: Avoiding Scams

Sours: https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog//11/new-dogand-scammers-old-tricks?page=1
Dachshund Pros And Cons - The Good AND The Bad!!

21 Things About Dachshunds Every Owner Should Know

Updated: October 19,

Whether you are a first-time Dachshund owner, haven&#;t owned one in a long time, or are thinking of getting one, you&#;ll definitely want to know these 21 important things about Dachshunds.

My First Dachshund

I became a Dachshund owner kind of by accident.

I mean I CHOSE to adopt my first Dachshund Chester but he was not a breed of dog I had ever considered owning.

I had nothing against small dogs, but since I wanted a dog to hike and travel with me, I hadn&#;t thought of one.

I used to be one of those people who didn&#;t think of small dogs when I thought of dogs to hike and camp with.

I knew nothing about the Dachshund breed.

I didn&#;t do any research before agreeing to take him from an x-roommate that couldn&#;t keep him.

I didn&#;t know anyone else who had a Dachshund so I had no experience with one.

I was clueless as to what I was getting myself into.

It was supposed to be a temporary situation but, once I realized that I was in it for the long haul, I figured I better learn about the origin, characteristics, temperament, and health concerns of a Dachshund.

How I Became a Dachshund Breed Expert

Four wiener dogs standing next to each other to show the color differences

I&#;ve become pretty knowledgeable about the Dachshund breed, both standard and miniature Dachshunds, in the 18 years since I became a Dachshund owner.

Note: there are only two official sizes in the US where I live &#; Tweenie is a casual &#;classification&#; not recognized  by the AKC and there is no such thing as a &#;toy&#; or &#;teacup&#; Dachshund.

Some might say I&#;m obsessed:

  • I started researching everything I could about the Dachshund breed, including personality traits, and health issues.
  • I started a Dachshund club &#; the Adventurewiener Club, which has almost members &#; and started learning about the difference and similarities between Dachshunds from members.
  • I&#;ve taken care of a lot of other Dachshunds during my 5 years as a &#;Doxie walker&#; and &#;Doxie sitter&#;.
  • I started this blog (over 9 years ago) and, although it&#;s also about hiking with small dogs in general, my Dachshund-owning readers and Dachshund research opened my eyes and heart to the breed even more.

I can say that there isn&#;t much I don&#;t know about Dachshunds.

I&#;d even dare to call myself a &#;Dachshund breed expert&#; on occasion.

I may not have chosen a Dachshund in the beginning but now I can&#;t imagine living without one.

They will steal your heart with their love, devotion, and silly antics.

As the saying goes &#; &#;They&#;re like chips. It&#;s hard to have just one.&#;

However, I DO wish I knew some of the things I know now from the start.

Knowledge is power and it makes for a happy healthy life for both you and your Dachshund.

Note: some of the links below are affiliate links, which means that we collect a small commission on qualifying purchases. Also, I may have, or have had, a working relationship with some of the brands/products I recommend. I only work with companies and product I truly love though. 

21 Things About Dachshunds Every Owner Should Know

Top 21 Things Every Dachshund Owner Must Know

1) Dachshunds Are Hunting Dogs

Dachshunds are scent hounds to be exact

They were bred to hunt, covering a lot of  ground, sniffing out badgers, rabbits, and other small game.

This means that they are they are controlled by 2 things: their nose and their belly!

You can help fulfill this natural hunting drive by making them feel like they are &#;hunting&#; for food and treats.

Great ways to do this are to join a nosework class or buy a snuffle mat like this one or this one for home.

2) Dachshunds Smart and Curious

Dachshunds were bred to hunt mean animals that live in burrows.

They were bred to not back down or give up in the face of a threat.

A Dachshund will keep at any problem in front of them until they solve it.

They were also bred to think for themselves because they are down in the burrow without a human telling them what to do.

Unfortunately, that means they may use their superpowers to figure out, or get into, things you don&#;t want them to.

When I travel with my current Dachshunds, Gretel and Summit, in the car, I use a seat belt tether, or a dog car seat with a strap to hold them in, to keep them from wandering and distracting me.

I also place my groceries, dog food, etc. that I buy in a tightly-latched cargo box so they can&#;t eat it while I&#;m not in the vehicle (they probably COULD still get into it if given enough time, which is why I also use a seat belt tether).

3) People Often Say, &#;Dachshunds Train You&#;&#; and It&#;s for a Reason

Dachshunds are strong-willed and want their way how and when they want it.

It&#;s definitely possible to train a Dachshund though &#; they are whip smart &#; but it takes a lot of patience and consistency.

The key is to find what motivates them &#; a favorite toy or food usually &#; and use that as a reward during training sessions.

In the end, you will likely have to adjust your routine a little to set them up for success and make sure they, and you, are happy.

While your Dachshund will melt your heart and you will want to give them whatever they want, remember that they are dogs that still need structure and manners.

My Dachshunds Gretel and Summit are very treat motivated.

My favorite training treats are small and low-calorie like Zuke&#;s Mini Naturals and teeny, tiny freeze dried liver bits.

I use the larger venison jerky strips when I need something they can see/smell from a distance during photo shoots.

I can easily break off a tiny pieces for a reward instead of giving them the whole thing at once &#; have to watch those waistlines you know!

4) Dachshunds Live for a Long Time

The average Dachshund lifespan is years old.

Most live at least until they are 11 or 12 and I have seen many, many Dachshunds live to be between the ages of 17 &#;

If you own a Dachshund, be prepared to be in it for the long haul.

I help keep my Dachshunds Summit and Gretel healthy by giving them these supplements and feeding them these foods.

5) Dachshunds Bark Often and Loudly

Some Dachshund bark more than others but they are generally dogs that bark at the mailman and blowing leaves with equal vigor.

Also, the pizza delivery guy may think you have a Rottweiler behind that door. Just sayin&#; 🙂

You&#;ll have to work to train a Dachshund to stop barking and keep it under control in most cases.

This is what some of our readers have to say about it:

&#;You will never need another doorbell. Earmuffs, perhaps, but no doorbell.&#; &#; Deci, Dachshund owner

&#;They&#;re big barkers. They bark and bark and bark and then bark some more.

This is largely hardwired since they were bred to trap prey underground and then bark until the hunters could find them and dig them out.&#; &#; Kay, Dachshund owner

6) Dachshunds Can Be Picky About Weather

Many Dachshunds have what I like to call Wet Belly Syndrome.

Your Dachshund may refuse to go outside in the cold and rain to potty or walk but it&#;s up to you to teach them that bad weather won&#;t hurt them.

They are short and close to the ground so rain doesn&#;t just fall on them from the top but it splashes them from the bottom.

Be prepared to meet some resistance if you try walking them in the rain (including going out to go potty) and be prepared to shovel a path if there is snow in your back yard.

That being said, I am a huge proponent of NOT letting them refuse to go out in inclement weather.

If you start young and teach them that you don&#;t allow stubborn shenanigans on rainy walks, they will learn that it&#;s something that can be tolerated.

A warm and waterproof jacket made to fit a Dachshund can help them to be comfortable going out when it&#;s wet or cold.

7) Dachshunds Are Notoriously Hard to Potty Train

I didn&#;t consider my Dachshund Chester 90% potty trained until he was 7!

Honestly though, a huge part of why it took so long is because I had to figure out that it was his separation anxiety that cased him to pee on the carpet when I left.

Potty training is not always a one time deal. Your Dachshund may need refreshers throughout their entire life!

This might be the #1 reason Dachshunds get surrendered to shelters.

There IS hope though.

I believe, and have heard the same from several Dachshund owners, that it&#;s not very hard to potty train a Dachshund if you are dedicated and consistent.

I was able to potty train my Dachshund puppy in about 6 weeks.

Now she rarely has accidents in the house and if she does it&#;s usually because I missed her signals that she needed to go out.

Do keep in mind that their potty training might slip when they become a senior dog.

Find out what to do when your old dog starts peeing in the house here.

You also might want to keep this natural, pet-safe urine and odor remover on hand.

PZ

8) Most Harnesses and Jackets You Find in the Pet Store Will Not Fit Your Dachshund

Harnesses are safer for Dachshunds than collars when walking because they help to project their fragile necks and backs.

Dachshunds are funny shaped so you will have a hard time finding harnesses and jackets that fit them properly.

Jackets that fit their deep chests may be too short to cover their back.

Jackets and harnesses long enough for them may drown them in fabric around the neck and chest.

Harnesses may not fit right because of the Dachshund&#;s prominent breast bone.

The chest strap on my Dachshunds always slides off to the left or right.

Because the fit is a little off, the harness may put too much pressure on their delicate windpipe.

If you&#;re having trouble finding a jacket to fit your pup, check out our list of jacket suggestions for Dachshundsand favorite Fleece Jackets.

One of our favorite casual harnesses is the VelPro Choke-Free Mesh Harness. It&#;s the one Summit and Gretel wear for travel and short, easy walks to potty.

Finding a jacket or harness to fit your Dachshund may take some trial and error.

Read our review of the Velpro Choke-Free Harness for more info.

For long walks or hikes, especially wet and dirty ones, we use the Hurtta Padded Y harness or the Ruffwear Flagline harness.

These are the only ones I&#;ve found that fit well and don&#;t chafe them.

Read our review of these great harness for active Dachshunds for more details.

9) Dachshunds Are Prone to Back Injury

Dachshunds are genetically prone to a condition called Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD).

IVDD is a hereditary disease and your dog will either have or not.

If they have it, no matter how careful you are, they could develop a spinal injury in their neck or back.

Owning a Dachshund is kind of like roulette in that regard because 1 in 4 Dachshunds are affected by some kind of spinal injury at some point in their lives.

You won&#;t know if your Dachshund has IVDD unless they have a back injury. A veterinarian can&#;t detect it until then.

For more information on IVDD, read my article The Truth About Dachshunds and Back Problems.

&#;> See the Full List of My IVDD Articles, Information, and Resources HERE <&#;

None the less, it&#;s always best to minimize jumping, and other things that put pressure on their long backs, because that can exacerbate the issue.

I have a Snoozer Scalloped Dog Ramp for our couch and my mattress/box-spring is laying on the floor to make our bed shorter.

You can read more about how I keep my Dachshund from jumping off our furniture HERE.

On the other hand, they are not fragile beings that should be kept inactive.

Sports like hiking (yes, it can be safe to hike with a Dachshund), agility, and Earth Dog can strengthen their backs and keep them supple.

Just know your dog&#;s limit and try to prevent UNNECESSARY jumping from high objects.

Note: You must do these this right away if your Dachshund suddenly becomes paralyzed or has trouble walking.

Be careful with a Dachshund's back when picking them up

10) Support a Dachshund&#;s Back When You Pick Them Up

When lifting and carrying your Dachshund, support their chest and bum so their spine is not stressed.

Make sure your friends and relatives know how to properly pick up and carry a Dachshund too.

You may also have to remind any pet care professionals you hire like groomers, dog walkers, and dog sitters that Dachshunds have special needs when handling.

The first groomer I took Chester to picked him up by his chest and left this back legs dangling.

Then she proceeded to run around and show everyone how cute he was, his back end &#;flailing in the wind&#;.

I about had a heart attack.

11) Dachshund Are Prone to a Few Other Health Issues Too

Besides IVDD and back or neck issues, Dachshunds are prone to some other health issues too.

Some of the most common are:

Dachshunds, like many other breeds, are prone to several different health issues.

Check out this article to see the 11 of the Most Common Health Issues in Dachshunds.

12) Have a Backup Plan for Medical Expenses

The three most frequent medical issues I&#;ve seen with Dachshunds are:

  • The need for back surgery, or expensive physical rehab, due to the IVDD mentioned above
  • Teeth cleaning and extractions
  • Bowel obstruction from eating things they shouldn&#;t

Back surgery can easily cost $5, &#; $7, and I&#;ve known Dachshunds to need surgery more than once.

Depending on where you live in the country, and the extent of any dental disease, teeth cleaning costs can range from around $ to $1, or more.

My Dachshund Chester needed surgery to remove a blockage twice.

The first time, the cost was around $2, but it was over $4, the second time due to complications.

The two best backup plans, in my opinion, are either to have an emergency fund of $5, to $10, set aside or to invest in good pet insurance.

That being said, don&#;t immediately give up if your Dachshund needs back surgery and you can&#;t afford it.

There may be other options besides putting your Dachshund down if you can&#;t afford the cost of back surgery.

I know of several Dachshunds that have recovered with conservative treatment &#; medication and strict crate rest &#; alone.

You may also be able to get assistance with back surgery costs through a charity, Care Credit (card), arescue, or by setting up a GoFundMe.

13) Dachshunds Are Prone to Obesity

The nickname &#;sausage dog&#; may be cute but your Dachshund should not actually look like one!

A Dachshund will ALWAYS tell you they are starving.

It&#;s up to you to have the willpower to say no when they&#;ve had enough treats and provide the proper quantity of food.

Obesity is rampant in Dachshunds and can exacerbate IVDD.

It can also bring on other serious medical conditions like diabetes.

Dachshunds at a proper weight should have a tuck behind their rib-cage (think greyhound) and you should be able to see their waist when looking from the top.

If in doubt, check out this body conditioning chart.

Dachshund Running

Two of the most important factors in keeping your Dachshund at a healthy weight are to make sure they are getting enough regular exercise and portion control of their food (take into account the number and size of treats they get too).

14) Dachshunds Are Energetic and Need Plenty of Exercise

Because of their small size and short legs, many people think that Dachshund&#;s don&#;t need much exercise or are not capable of it.

But they are bred to be hunters, remember? They are bred to be active dogs.

Sure, a Dachshund is happy to laze around the house if you let them but they are capable of more than you think when it comes to exercise.

Most Dachshunds I know took to hiking 3 &#; 5 miles their first time out.

I&#;ve hiked up to 10 miles a day, three days in a row, with Gretel.

I know many Dachshunds who compete and excel in athletic events such as agility.

Although not typical, TruMan the Doxie ran a whole marathon (over 26 miles!).

Besides needing exercise to stay physically healthy, it will keep them mentally happy.

A well exercised Doxie is less likely to bark incessantly and chew things in the house that they shouldn&#;t.

If they have to be cooped up in the house for the day, spend some time playing fetch with them or tug with a toy.

Summit loves this squeakie ball and would probably chase it endlessly if I let her.

If you&#;re not sure your dog is getting enough, check out these ways your Dachshund may be telling you they need more exercise.

15) Dachshunds Have a High Prey Drive

Dachshund were bred for hunting badgers, rabbits, and other rodents so killing anything that squeaks is part of their nature.

That means that anything that is furry and runs fast, or resembles something like that, is seen as prey.

While I have seen MANY Dachshunds learn to live peacefully with a kitty or other pet, they will almost ALWAYS see critters outside of the house as something to be chased, hunted, and eaten.

Hold onto that leash when near small animals and know that random wildlife in your back yard may meet an early demise.

It can be hard to find a stuffed squeakie toy that they won&#;t destroy in a few minutes.

These are the toys that have lasted more than a day (and sometimes months) around our house:

Dachshund digging - it's their natural instinct.

16) Dachshunds Love to Dig

Flower beds beware!

Badgers and rabbits live in the ground so hunters like Dachshund were bred to dig.

Their paddle-like feet, strong nails, and determination make them naturals.

I know plenty of Dachshunds that are not diggers. Just be aware that yours might be.

That means they could destroy your lawn, dig up your flowers, or dig under the fence to escape.

This SmellyMatty Brain Teaser can help to satisfy their digging instinct indoors.

One of our readers had this to say about a Dachshund&#;s tendency to dig:

While many Dachshunds love to dig, some don&#;t. Others can be discouraged from doing so regularly.

&#;They dig because it&#;s what they are designed to do. If they can take down a badger, you can bet you&#;re going to need to help them manage impulse control and give them a whole lot of exercise.

Big dog, small long body. Big voice, big personality. This ain&#;t your Momma&#;s Maltese. It&#;s a DOG!&#; &#; Loren, Dachshund owner

17) Look Before You Sit

Dachshunds love to burrow under blankets (read this article to learn why Dachshunds love to burrow).

If there is a blanket on the couch, they are likely sleeping under there so be sure to feel the blanket or look under it before you sit down.

Consider giving them their own place to burrow and nest when they are not on the couch with you &#; the Snoozer Cozy Cave Pet Bed or the Ethical Pets Sleep Zone Cuddle Cave Pet Bed

18) Dachshunds Will Steal Your Heart

Their clownish antics and silly looks will melt your heart.

Dachshund owners will tell you they&#;re like potato chips &#; it&#;s hard to have just one.

Many people have at least two and the &#;once a dachshund owner, always a dachshund owner&#; mentality leads people to get several over their lifetime.

You&#;ll want to keep a quality camera handy to capture all of the silly, precious moments.

&#;Know that they are a fascinating blend of ferocity, entitlement, and neediness&#; and be ready to live with a tiny clown.&#; &#; Pattie, Dachshund owner

Check out these related articles:

Funny Dachshund Traits That All Owners Understand

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Dachshunds will melt you with their eyes

19) Dachshunds Are Fiercely Loyal

Dachshunds are loyal to their people.

They love to snuggle with you on the couch, sleep with you in bed, and follow you around the house (including into the bathroom).

They will be protective of their family members and sometimes one particular member of the family.

Socialization is very important so they don&#;t become super protective and lash out at strange dogs or people (resource guarding a person).

This is what some of our readers had to say about a Dachshund&#;s Velcro nature:

&#;They are fiercely loyal to their &#;pack&#;. YOU are their pack. They live to love and be loved.&#; &#; Sue, Dachshund owner

&#;Oh yes they WILL be in your bed. I&#;ve had dogs my whole life, never slept with any of them. Then I got a dachshund.&#; &#; Susan, Dachshund owner

20) Dachshunds Are Very Social

I tell people that this is NOT a breed that will be happy hanging alone all day while you are at work (although every dog is different).

They are very social and can be unhappy when bored and alone.

Somme people choose to get two Dachshunds so theirs isn&#;t lonely when left home alone. This should be considered carefully though as a second one is an additional responsibility and cost.

Many are totally fine if a dog walker stops by during the day to give them a little people time or they have a friend to keep them company.

I will say though, my Dachshund Gretel was an only dog in between when Chester passed away and we got our puppy Summit. She missed the company a little but was generally fine.

One way to help fulfill their desire to be social is to find a dog meetup group near you.

21) Prepare Yourself For a Lot Fun

Be prepared for wiener jokes. Dachshund owners love a great pun.

You will also hear a lot of the same comments over and over if you hike with your Dachshund.

Also, owning a Dachshund makes you part of a community. Dachshund people are fanatic and gravitate to one another.

Random people will run up to you on the street to tell you about theirs out home.

There are many Dachshund clubs and meetup groups around the country you can join.

I have become good friends with several people who belong to my Dachshund Club in Seattle.

Dachshunds aren&#;t just a pet, they&#;re a lifestyle!

You can hear all of the above plus more directly from other Dachshund owners on our Facebook page.

Every dog breed has a set of typical characteristics that make them who they are.

Dachshund may certainly be more challenging than some breeds but are less challenging than others.

I LOVE, LOVE Dachshunds but they are not a breed for everyone.

If you already own a Dachshund, you should learn all you can about them and learn to work WITH them instead of against them.

If you are looking to add a new pup to your household, PLEASE take into consideration all of the above and be honest about whether a Dachshund is the right breed for you.

So many Dachshunds end up in shelters every year because people don&#;t know what they got themselves into when they brought home one of these funny little dogs. That makes me sad!

Are you a Dachshund owner? If you have something to add to this list, please do in the comments.

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