12+ Pros and Cons of Owning a Dachshund

Originally from Germany, the Dachshund has been popular in the United States for over a hundred years. Dachshunds are fun companions for young and old alike.

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Today there are the following types of dachshunds: long-haired, short-haired, wire-haired, as well as standard, dwarf, and rabbit.

Temperament, character

Dachshunds are gentle dogs full of energy. Their proud, courageous behavior sometimes borders on recklessness. However, these are such cheerful dogs that such self-will can be easily forgiven.

Dachshund is very loyal to his family, gets along well with children, especially older ones.

Dachshunds are suitable for travel dogs.

Dogs of this breed usually get along well with other animals, although cases of jealousy and irritation towards other animals are known.

All types of dachshunds are relatively difficult to train. They love to bark and are sometimes difficult to handle.

Many owners of this breed say that wire-haired dachshunds are more social, while long-haired dogs are calmer.

Dachshunds are always trying to protect their owner and they are very smart.


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Long-haired and wire-haired dachshunds should be brushed twice a week. The coat of a smooth-haired dachshund should be looked after from time to time to keep it in good condition.

Dachshund’s ears should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections and inflammation.

Dachshund pros:

  • Binds to the owner;
  • Ideal for families;
  • A good friend for an adult child;
  • Cheerful and playful;
  • Smart, with a strong personality;
  • Loyal to the surrounding animals;
  • May live in a small apartment;
  • The care is not very troublesome.

Dachshund сons:

  • Very stubborn;
  • Has a tendency to dominate;
  • Is jealous of its owner;
  • Quite noisy;
  • Digs holes in the garden;
  • Prone to the occurrence of diseases of the spine;
  • Gluttonous, inclined to be overweight;
  • Males are sexually hyperactive.
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We draw conclusions – a well-mannered dachshund will never run away from you or bark at passing bicycles and cars. On the contrary, with the right upbringing, she will learn to carry out basic commands and become a companion for life. The dachshund is suitable for both single people and families with children. At best, of course, the owner of the dachshund should be interested in the daily exercise and development of the dog. This means that you should also be positive about walking and jogging.

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