DORKIE DOG INFORMATION CENTRE – THE DACHSHUNDN YORKIE MIX BREED
The dachshund dog breed was developed from the German shepherd dog breed. They are very affectionate and friendly dogs with a strong sense of loyalty.
They have a short coat which makes them look like they belong to a different species. However, their intelligence allows them to learn new things quickly and make friends easily. Their large size makes them good guard dogs. They love to play fetch and chase small animals.
They are one of the most popular breeds for petting because they are so cuddly! The dachshund dog breed is considered as a family companion.
They are loyal companions who always show respect towards their owners and other members of the household.
Dogs belonging to this breed tend to be intelligent, energetic, playful, sociable and loving. They are great with children and enjoy being around them.
They are very affectionate and will often lick your face or neck if you pet them too much.
Some of the traits that make the dachshund dog breed such a wonderful companion include:
• Loyalty – these dogs do not tolerate disobedience. If they feel like someone is trying to break their rules, they will immediately bark at them and try to stop them from doing it.
These dogs do not live alone and they need a master. Without a master, these dogs will become depressed and unhappy.
They need clear rules and boundaries in order to know exactly what is expected of them.
If you do decide to adopt or buy a dachshund dog breed, you will need to establish yourself as the alpha dog right away. Without this established hierarchy, these dogs will not listen to you at all.
The best way to become the alpha in your relationship with your dachshund is to establish yourself as the “leader of the pack”. You must be confident and show this dog that you are their superior.
Establishing a strong relationship with your dachshund is the best way to live happily with one another.
These dogs can become destructive or disobedient if they do not receive enough attention. They are prone to barking excessively or chewing your shoes if they do not receive enough attention.
These dogs crave human companionship and they want to spend all of their time with you.
If you do not have enough time to dedicate to your dachshund, then you should probably not bring one into your life. These dogs need at least an hour of exercise per day.
They also need plenty of mental stimulation to keep them from getting bored anddestructive.
Dogs belonging to this breed are prone to obesity if their owners give them food without measuring it out. It is important to measure out your dog’s food and make sure they are not over-eating.
Obesity can lead to a multitude of health issues that can seriously impact the life of your dog.
Dachshund dogs have large appetites and it is important that you give them enough food. However, you do not want to give them so much that they become overweight.
You should measure out their food on a daily basis in order to maintain a healthy weight for your dog.
These dogs are prone to getting disc problems. They have such long backs that it makes them more predisposed to these issues.
You should make sure your dachshund is getting plenty of exercise in order to prevent any back or spine problems in the future.
Sometimes these dogs can be a little nervous or scared. They tend to be more sensitive than other dogs.
They may be afraid of loud noises or they may be afraid of storms. It is important that you help them through these situations in order to prevent trauma. However, it is equally important that you do not over-emphasize the situation.
Many dachshund owners often make the mistake of over-protecting their dogs from everything. This will only make your dog more nervous or scared in the future.
You should help them through their fears but you do not need to shelter them from everything.
These dogs are prone to getting skin infections. This is because of their long and floppy hair.
It is very easy for them to get infected by any bacteria on their skin. It is important that you regularly wash any wounds that they get on their body. You should also keep their fur clean and free of debris or mud.
Grooming a dachshund is not a simple or fast process. It can take up to an hour just to clean their fur.
Without proper maintenance and care, their fur can get matted and this can cause health issues for your dog. The best way to groom your dachshund is to brush them at least three times per week.
Some people may tell you that you need to have an expensive grooming kit in order to properly grooms your dog. This is not true.
You can easily trim their nails and wash them with a cheap comb and some water.
These dogs have a long lifespan and you will be able to enjoy their company for many years if you properly care for them. Grooming may be a hassle but it is well worth the effort when you see the smile on your dog’s face.
These dogs are notorious for having wrinkles on their faces that make them look old, even when they are young.
Dachshunds are prone to getting back issues as they age. It is important that you take care of them in order to prevent any serious injury.
One of the best ways to prevent this is by giving them ample exercise every day. You should avoid doing any jumping or strenuous activity.
You may want to consider wheelchair exercises in order to keep them fit and active while preventing any unnecessary pressure on their spine. These exercises can be fun and you can do them with your dog.
However, it is important to let them rest if they begin to show any signs of fatigue.
Dachshunds are excellent hunting dogs. They have a natural instinct that makes them good at chasing prey and flushing it out into the open.
However, these instincts do not go away just because you no longer want them to be a hunting dog.
Dogs get bored very easily, especially dogs like the dachshund who need plenty of exercise. It is not a good idea to keep them indoors or in a small backyard for extended periods of time.
They will become anxious and they may begin to display signs of hyperactivity.
When they finally get to go outside, they will try to do everything they were keeping inside. This may include digging, barking, or chasing after small animals or children.
You will need to make sure that they get plenty of exercise on a daily basis otherwise they may become destructive.
The good news is that dachshunds are very loyal and affectionate towards their owners. If you train them properly when they are young, you should have no problems with them as they grow older.
You should establish yourself as the alpha in the relationship. Also, you should make sure to give them plenty of affection as well. This will help reinforce your position as the leader in their eyes.
A dachshund may be man’s best friend but it is important that you maintain a certain level of respect. If you are too overbearing or aggressive then they will begin to resent you and this can lead to all sorts of behavioral issues that are difficult to control.
Most dachshunds have a long and luxurious coat that is perfect for protecting them against cold weather. Unfortunately, it also has one major flaw: it tends to keep them very hot.
These dogs tend to overheat very quickly. If you are walking them during the day, you may want to avoid walking them in the middle of the day when the sun is at its peak. Wait until early in the morning or late in the afternoon.
Dogs have a thick coat of fur for a reason: to protect them from the elements. With a long and fluffy coat like the one on a dachshund, they are prone to getting frostbite if they are left out in the cold for extended periods of time.
You will need to make sure to provide them with warm shelter and bedding otherwise you may find that you are taking care of a dog with no fur.
Dachshunds are prone to a wide array of health problems. Some of these are common while others tend to be a lot more serious.
It is important that you find out what potential illnesses your dog is prone to and make sure you are doing everything you can to prevent or treat them. Doing routine checkups at the vet will help you learn more about your dog’s health and will allow the doctor to catch any potential illnesses earlier which means a more positive prognosis.
Dachshunds are prone to a number of back problems that affect their posture. This is most likely due to their long spine and short legs.
If you notice that your dog begins to hunch forward when it walks or starts to drag its back legs, you will need to get it checked out by a professional immediately.
Dachshunds are prone to bouts of wheezing, snoring and gasping which is often a sign of heart disease. This can be very serious if it is not treated quickly.
Other signs include a blue tint to the gums and nibbling at feet.
Dachshunds are prone to a number of bone and joint problems. These issues cause a lot of pain for your dog and can make it very difficult for them to move around.
The most common conditions include Osteochrondritis Dissecans, Patellar Luxation and Intervertebral Disc Disease.
The Dachshund was bred to hunt badgers and is prone to a number of bites and stings due to this. This can cause a number of reactions from the dog’s system including swelling, difficulty breathing and in the case of bee stings, an allergy that could prove deadly if not treated immediately.
Dachshunds, especially ones that have been recently purchased or adopted, are prone to separation anxiety. This can lead the dog to engage in a number of destructive activities such as chewing on furniture, self-mutilation, howling and even defecating.
The Dachshund was bred to hunt badgers. This has led the dogs, even the domesticated ones, to have a natural instinct to chase anything that runs from them.
This can lead them to putting themselves in danger by chasing cars or bikes for instance.
Sources & references used in this article:
Dog Is Our Copilot by K Miles – Ecotone, 2008 – muse.jhu.edu