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What's your take on Dachsunds?

Which sort do you prefer?

by Anonymousreply 9004/14/2019

Don't know what a Dachsund is.....

But I do like DACHSHUNDS, the small long dogs!

by Anonymousreply 103/30/2019

Miniature longhaired

by Anonymousreply 203/30/2019

I like the miniature smooth ones the best, like our little doggie.

by Anonymousreply 303/30/2019

Are those your passwords, taped on the bottom of your screen, OP???

I prefer Dachshunds that are smarter than you, OP.

by Anonymousreply 403/30/2019

Cows are smarter than you, R4.

by Anonymousreply 503/30/2019

Standard size,short hair. Red or black. Either is great.

by Anonymousreply 603/30/2019

They're the cunts of the dog world.

by Anonymousreply 703/30/2019

Too chewy and gamey for my tastes.

by Anonymousreply 803/30/2019

I've never owned one, although they look so cute. What are they like in terms of personality?

by Anonymousreply 903/30/2019

My sister-in-law swears by them, saying they are the most wonderful, loyal dog. However, they bit 3 members of my family, so I'm not too keen on them. Very barky, very attached to only a few people.

by Anonymousreply 1003/30/2019

I have had five of them. All short hair and red. 4 tweenies and one mini. They are very devoted, like to be cuddled like babies, love to be under blankets no matter what the temperature is. Mine were all barky. And they can be very stubborn,but they are also very comical.

by Anonymousreply 1103/30/2019

It's my least favorite breed of dog. Many are tough to train and often pee and poop wherever they please. I believe they're also the top breed for biting, you just never hear about it because they don't do damage the way pitbulls and Rottweilers do.

by Anonymousreply 1203/30/2019

R2, he/she is an absolute beauty.

by Anonymousreply 1303/30/2019

Advice from my dogs’ neurologist: if you get a dachshund, get pet insurance. The breed seems to have faulty genetics that cause all kinds of shit to go wrong with their backs.

I like the wire haired ones, btw.

by Anonymousreply 1403/30/2019

The cowboy told me to get a long, little doggy.

by Anonymousreply 1503/30/2019

I have had multiple Dachshunds and not one has ever bitten anyone. Mine also have all been housebroken. My standard long-haired male tells you when he needs to go out. You have to be the Alpha with them period.

Yes, they are stubborn and headstrong. They love to bark. I call mine "gang members". However, they are loving and loyal little bastards.

Once, you have one, you probably won't get another breed. There is something about them that just sucks you in.

If you read up on the breed, they were bred this way. They were allowed to go hunt on their own and didn't need human twlling them to do it. They had to have a loud bark to be heard when they were underground going after prey.

My two right now are true hunters. Watching their noses track scents is a sight to see. I would never, ever let them off leash at a dog park.

by Anonymousreply 1603/30/2019

I think the r2 pic is the Irish cream color. I grew up with basset hounds and love all short legged dogs. But barking would be a problem for me. I heard of one that couldn’t go back to the vet as it was biting everyone!

by Anonymousreply 1703/30/2019

They tend to have 1 favorite person in the household and bond strongly with that person. They can be very moody and sit around sulking and pouting if something is not to their liking.

by Anonymousreply 1803/30/2019

Beach party for British sausage doggos.

by Anonymousreply 1903/30/2019

I like all dogs, but I have never met a Dachshund I liked.

by Anonymousreply 2003/30/2019

R20 then u don’t like all dogs.

by Anonymousreply 2103/30/2019

I've had three, all standard longhairs. Great breed, but not crazy about strangers and little kids. Like the books say, they do "announce guests" by barking like the Hounds of Hell. I think the longhairs a a bit more mellow than the shorthairs, but not by much.

They do have back problems, mostly because they're greedy little swine who get fat and their backs can't take it. One of mine needed surgery, the others I kept from getting fat and never had problems.

As far as hunting, I took mine to a cabin in Minnesota once. He saw some animal (chipmunk?) run into a woodpile as soon as we got there, and spent the entire week, all day every day, pacing back and forth, sniffing, digging, and generally trying to find whatever he saw run into that woodpile.

by Anonymousreply 2203/30/2019

Don’t forget what they were bred for they are smart, have just as much energy as a big dog and are highly amusing and social. Get a standard, less chance of genetic messups.

by Anonymousreply 2303/30/2019

I can't afford to get attached to a dog who. has a 25% chance of winding up paralyzed or needing tremendously expensive surgery.

The minis certainly are cute little critters but there are a lot of other, healthier dogs that are cute.

by Anonymousreply 2403/30/2019

My take is that you can take them. Make my small dog Italian.

by Anonymousreply 2503/31/2019

The Meghan Markles of the dog world. They can act comic, playful and adoring but are sulky, narcissistic and will bite if not constantly catered too. It's all about THEM.

by Anonymousreply 2603/31/2019

My aunt had one named Fritz. Devoted to her, but notoriously nasty to everyone else. I was quite afraid of him as a kid. I can still hear that vicious growl and ear-piercing bark of his. Fuck Fritz.

by Anonymousreply 2703/31/2019

They’re the best dogs in the world. Stubborn as fuck, completely oblivious of how tiny they are and they bark REALLY loudly, but I’d never get any other breed.

by Anonymousreply 2803/31/2019

they are on our short list of getting another dog. Also thinking about Toy Fox Terrier. My parameters are no yapping( that falls on us thru training) no biting , and must travel by air(size restriction)I

by Anonymousreply 2903/31/2019

If no yapping and no biting aren't within your parameters, r29, your list just got shorter.

by Anonymousreply 3003/31/2019

Are toy fox terriers yappy?

by Anonymousreply 3103/31/2019

Love them - but agree with above. They are stubborn and can be sulky if they don't get their way. Very very smart though - and will get back at you if the opportunity arises. Example - if the dog doesn't get treats or gets to sit on the couch, then strangely enough, half of the pee makes it on the puppy pad, half does not. Never happens any other time.

Backs are an inherent issue - my bf spent $6000 to correct a disc issue on his. They are intensely cute, smart, snuggly (they LOVE to be held and are extremely affectionate - I mean, they can go all night and never tire of it) and entertaining.

Stubborn as fuck though - and they seem to think they are above other dogs.

by Anonymousreply 3203/31/2019

I have become the owner of 4 of them. Three longhair and one wire. My father died, and they were his dogs. Stubborn to a fault. They are natural hunters, and love digging. They all have different personalities. One is very moody you are not holding him (Murphy). I am the only person (other than my late father) who he likes. Two of them are always bringing back dead rodents, and lizards from their adventures in the fields. Max & Oliver) The wire hair (Otto), is the clown of the group, and is always looking for someone to cuddle with him. 2 of the 4 can get snappy. The one that hates everyone but me, and Max, if you try to take a dead rodent/lizard away from him.

My dad had them pissing allover his house because he was using pee-pads. So when I got them they were not potty trained. It took me about 2 weeks to get them trained. Thank god I don't have carpet. People say they are hard to potty train, but I don't think any dog is. Just don't be a lazy fuck, let them out on a schedule, ad they get the hint.

Keeping their weight down is 100% a must to avoid spine issues. I also have them on joint supplements, and a raw food diet.

by Anonymousreply 3303/31/2019

The first time you try to get a dachshund on a leash to move when he doesn't want to move gives you a whole new appreciation of the importance of a low center of gravity.

by Anonymousreply 3403/31/2019

Toy fox terriers bark at everything. Plus their thin little legs are very prone to breaking. Same with min pins. Weiners have serious back problems.

by Anonymousreply 3503/31/2019

Toy fox terriers are just as cute as can be,

by Anonymousreply 3603/31/2019

They’re wonderful! I have one and just performed a Doxie adoption at my rescue.

by Anonymousreply 3703/31/2019

[quote]They are intensely cute, smart, snuggly (they LOVE to be held and are extremely affectionate - I mean, they can go all night and never tire of it) and entertaining.

Unlike you know who...DL fave, Oliver.

by Anonymousreply 3803/31/2019

Aren't they rather like Spaniels in that they don't age well?

by Anonymousreply 3903/31/2019

[R39] Not in my experience.. our mini smoothie is 16 going on 6, she's amazing and still very black and tan, still a very keen ratter.

by Anonymousreply 4003/31/2019

I love black & tan Dachshunds like my sweet Duke. He’s 5.

by Anonymousreply 4103/31/2019

Post a pic, R41...if you know how.

by Anonymousreply 4203/31/2019

I've been afraid of them since I heard about the dachshund that ate a baby's penis.

by Anonymousreply 4303/31/2019

I' currently have 2 Dach's that are going on 16, and 2 prior. I've never had an issue with biting Proper training with any dog is a must to ensure they're properly socialized.

Also, with any purebred dog to need to find a breeder that loves the breed. Too many come from puppy mills that are just pushing them out for $$$

by Anonymousreply 4404/07/2019

The only problem is that they use your lap as an ass napkin. It’s that or scooting across the carpet.

Dachshunds have bad ass hygiene because they can’t reach back there.

Oh, and you’ll pay anything for somebody to express dachshund anal glands.

by Anonymousreply 4504/07/2019

I don’t like yappy little dogs but my brother and SIL have rescued and fostered many Dachshunds over the years and I have learned that they are sweet, lovable dogs.

Yes they love to snuggle under blankets. They also like to dig in the yard. A few of the dogs have had severe back issues but my brother happily puts up with it all.

by Anonymousreply 4604/07/2019

Very erotic and a very eager partner.

by Anonymousreply 4704/07/2019

R45, I am well versed in expressing anal glands at this point.

My very tiny mini smooth haired female had to have surgery to open up her anal glands. I also make sure they have pumpkin and sweet potato in their diet

by Anonymousreply 4804/07/2019

I don't like them. They're too often yappy and bitey. I was bitten twice by one as a child just because it didn't like the looks of me.

by Anonymousreply 4904/07/2019

My sister in law had one. He jumped off the couch and was paralyzed. She kept sending the family email updates even though no one cared. He ended up dragging his legs around and she had to squeeze his little dick to get him to pee. He wore a diaper to shit in. It stunk to high heaven. She got him a dog wheelchair and wouldn't go on vacations because she wouldn't leave him. This went on for about 10 years. No wonder she's single.

by Anonymousreply 5004/07/2019

That sounds sad R50.

by Anonymousreply 5104/07/2019

I love my short-haired black & tan dachshund - Duke. He's a sweetie.

by Anonymousreply 5204/08/2019

I've always had them. Grew up with the breed. They aren't for everyone. You need to have a strong personality and be willing to put them in their place. They can be stubborn. But they're hilarious and full of fun energy, and overall my favorite breed of dog.

by Anonymousreply 5304/08/2019

my Duke sure is stubborn. He will only piss outdoors when he is good and ready. it doesn't matter how long it takes him to find just the right spot, he'll make me wait on him in all kinds of weather.

by Anonymousreply 5404/08/2019

[quote]my Duke sure is stubborn.

You really named a dog "Duke"? Where do you live, 1957?

by Anonymousreply 5504/08/2019

No, fool, I didn't name him. I adopted him when he was one years old and he was named "Duke". I do not associate his name with some old hollywood celebrity, like apparently you do.

by Anonymousreply 5604/08/2019

r55, sorry for being snotty. i was coffee-deprived when i answered. now i'm not.

by Anonymousreply 5704/08/2019

Oh, it's okay. This is Datalounge. Cunting is the default setting.

by Anonymousreply 5804/08/2019

That cunty reply was exactly how dachsunds react, so it was perfect. The dachsunds that have bitten me would snap at anything moving nearby.

by Anonymousreply 5904/08/2019

[quote][R55], sorry for being snotty. i was coffee-deprived when i answered. now i'm not.

I'm glad you apologised, R56.

R55's post was funny. Not hysterical, but funny nonetheless.

by Anonymousreply 6004/08/2019

[quote]my Duke sure is stubborn. He will only piss outdoors when he is good and ready. it doesn't matter how long it takes him to find just the right spot, he'll make me wait on him in all kinds of weather.

You never taught him who's boss. So he gives you the runaround, clearly.

by Anonymousreply 6104/08/2019

There was a fat smooth haired brown dachshund that patrolled my neighborhood. He was a bit of a jerk.

by Anonymousreply 6204/08/2019

Poor dog probably hates being called "Duke."

by Anonymousreply 6304/08/2019

I don't like the wirehaired ones when they've had a haircut. They look creepy.

by Anonymousreply 6404/08/2019

Heaven is a place on earth.

by Anonymousreply 6504/08/2019

Duke loves being himself. He’s very plump and juicy.

by Anonymousreply 6604/08/2019

I guess you could say Duke's his own person.

by Anonymousreply 6704/08/2019

Yes, Duke is extremely sweet and loves to be babied. He is though his own individual and enjoys being stubborn. It’s in the Dachshund constitution.

by Anonymousreply 6804/08/2019

A friend in LA has one. Daisy has cost her more in the last three years than she could possibly spend on a child. Special ramps to get in the bed or on the sofa. Gates to block the stairs. Almost weekly visits to the vet (the above-mentioned back and hip issues) and some pretty esoteric pet meds. A sort of sling arrangement to keep her in place in the backseat of the car. Valium for when she rides in the car. Pet MRIs. Not to mention what the walker and the doggy day care and boarding the dog costs when her owner travels for work.

She can afford it and it's not like the cost of dog-food means the kids are starving - she doesn't have any - but when she talks about the dog it's always, always costing her money. They don't seem to do much that's free.

by Anonymousreply 6904/08/2019

R69 some people are extreme. My Duke is healthy but plump. He goes to the vet for annual shots, nail trims and anal gland expressions. He eats Royal Canin dry food and blue buffalo canned lamb food mix.

by Anonymousreply 7004/08/2019

I love to follow Crusoe the Celebrity Dachshund on Instagram and YouTube, but I wouldn’t want to actually have one. They’re very high-maintenance.

by Anonymousreply 7104/08/2019

My Duke looks like Caruso but plumer!

by Anonymousreply 7204/08/2019

Post a pic of Duke. puhlease!

by Anonymousreply 7304/08/2019

So cute!

by Anonymousreply 7404/08/2019

YOU take them.

by Anonymousreply 7504/08/2019

My Duke is ultra sweet and sweetly stubborn. His best friend, besides me, is Sprite, my Boston.

by Anonymousreply 7604/09/2019

Pics, please, r76.

by Anonymousreply 7704/09/2019

I don’t know how to post pics of them here via a website link.

by Anonymousreply 7804/09/2019

The only nasty dogs I've ever known have been dachshunds.

by Anonymousreply 7904/09/2019

[quote]I don’t know how to post pics of them here via a website link.

You go to the link below. Click the green box that says "NEW IMAGE" top left. Drag the photo from your computer onto the page. Copy the link and post the link here.

by Anonymousreply 8004/12/2019

thanx r80.

by Anonymousreply 8104/12/2019

Best thing I've eaten.

by Anonymousreply 8204/12/2019

My childhood dog was a dachshund. She was the most greedy, stubborn, high maintenance dog I ever had. But she had a huge personality and so much sass. She used to go wherever she pleased, she would get out and go to parties in our building, walk down the fire escape and waddle down the alley to go trash digging...she was oblivious about her size or any danger. She was fearless and entitled. There was never a dull moment with her around, that is for sure. I know other ones that are a lot sweeter and easier. Mine was a stumpy little monster.

by Anonymousreply 8304/12/2019

Dachshunds are notoriously stubborn. My Duke is his own person. Sweet as sugar yet very contrary.

by Anonymousreply 8404/12/2019

Had 2 mini long haired. The undercarriage clearance was always an issue in the winter. Had to shovel a path to the backyard area so they could go out. No walking them far in the neighborhood unless everyone shoveled their sidewalks. Plus most of the time they would thumb their nose at going out in the cold and wet weather. When they felt like it, not often, it was entertaining to watch them burrow under the snow and see a nose pop through every few minutes.

by Anonymousreply 8504/12/2019

Growing up, my family had Dachshunds. The first one was short haired, black and tan. His name was Pokey. I don't remember him too much, as I was pretty young. He seemed to have a nice disposition.. but, had an accident. He fell out of the back of our station wagon. He became crippled and dragged his hind legs. He had to be put down. The other one, was short haired and all tan. His name was Pretzel (after a childhood book). He lived to be 16, and could be very sweet and lovable. He could also be very stubborn and had a mean streak. If he was sleeping in his bed and you were near, he would growl and show his teeth. There were times he was a little bastard, but other times.. lots of fun, loved to play and be very cuddly. We had a game.. where I would run between two doors...he would run on the opposite side, and we would meet at one door. Then, we would continue, running to the other door.. back and forth. He loved to roll in shit and dead animals, too. After a bath, we had to make sure he didn't get out, because that would be the first thing he'd do. We used to have him sit up, for treats.. but, that is never good for their backs. Don't encourage that. His favorite human was my grandfather. For some reason, he went nuts when he came over. He adored grandpa. He also had a bad habit of humping the blanket in his bed. Weird little bugger.

by Anonymousreply 8604/12/2019

Don't back over them. Or get a border collie to grab 'em by the neck if you do...

by Anonymousreply 8704/14/2019

The lovely Miniature Long-Haired!

by Anonymousreply 8804/14/2019

All three varieties.

by Anonymousreply 8904/14/2019

Talking Daxy.

by Anonymousreply 9004/14/2019
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