Which sort do you prefer?
What's your take on Dachsunds?
|by Anonymous||reply 90||04/14/2019|
Don't know what a Dachsund is.....
But I do like DACHSHUNDS, the small long dogs!
|by Anonymous||reply 1||03/30/2019|
|by Anonymous||reply 2||03/30/2019|
I like the miniature smooth ones the best, like our little doggie.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||03/30/2019|
Are those your passwords, taped on the bottom of your screen, OP???
I prefer Dachshunds that are smarter than you, OP.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||03/30/2019|
Cows are smarter than you, R4.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||03/30/2019|
Standard size,short hair. Red or black. Either is great.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||03/30/2019|
They're the cunts of the dog world.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||03/30/2019|
Too chewy and gamey for my tastes.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||03/30/2019|
I've never owned one, although they look so cute. What are they like in terms of personality?
|by Anonymous||reply 9||03/30/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 10||03/30/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 11||03/30/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 12||03/30/2019|
R2, he/she is an absolute beauty.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||03/30/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 14||03/30/2019|
The cowboy told me to get a long, little doggy.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||03/30/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 16||03/30/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 17||03/30/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 18||03/30/2019|
Beach party for British sausage doggos.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||03/30/2019|
I like all dogs, but I have never met a Dachshund I liked.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||03/30/2019|
R20 then u don’t like all dogs.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||03/30/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 22||03/30/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 23||03/30/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 24||03/30/2019|
My take is that you can take them. Make my small dog Italian.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||03/31/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 26||03/31/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 27||03/31/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 28||03/31/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 29||03/31/2019|
If no yapping and no biting aren't within your parameters, r29, your list just got shorter.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||03/31/2019|
Are toy fox terriers yappy?
|by Anonymous||reply 31||03/31/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 32||03/31/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 33||03/31/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 34||03/31/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 35||03/31/2019|
Toy fox terriers are just as cute as can be,
|by Anonymous||reply 36||03/31/2019|
They’re wonderful! I have one and just performed a Doxie adoption at my rescue.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||03/31/2019|
[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 Anonymous||reply 38||03/31/2019|
Aren't they rather like Spaniels in that they don't age well?
|by Anonymous||reply 39||03/31/2019|
[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 Anonymous||reply 40||03/31/2019|
I love black & tan Dachshunds like my sweet Duke. He’s 5.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||03/31/2019|
Post a pic, R41...if you know how.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||03/31/2019|
I've been afraid of them since I heard about the dachshund that ate a baby's penis.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||03/31/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 44||04/07/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 45||04/07/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 46||04/07/2019|
Very erotic and a very eager partner.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||04/07/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 48||04/07/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 49||04/07/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 50||04/07/2019|
That sounds sad R50.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||04/07/2019|
I love my short-haired black & tan dachshund - Duke. He's a sweetie.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||04/08/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 53||04/08/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 54||04/08/2019|
[quote]my Duke sure is stubborn.
You really named a dog "Duke"? Where do you live, 1957?
|by Anonymous||reply 55||04/08/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 56||04/08/2019|
r55, sorry for being snotty. i was coffee-deprived when i answered. now i'm not.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||04/08/2019|
Oh, it's okay. This is Datalounge. Cunting is the default setting.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||04/08/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 59||04/08/2019|
[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 Anonymous||reply 60||04/08/2019|
[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 Anonymous||reply 61||04/08/2019|
There was a fat smooth haired brown dachshund that patrolled my neighborhood. He was a bit of a jerk.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||04/08/2019|
Poor dog probably hates being called "Duke."
|by Anonymous||reply 63||04/08/2019|
I don't like the wirehaired ones when they've had a haircut. They look creepy.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||04/08/2019|
Heaven is a place on earth.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||04/08/2019|
Duke loves being himself. He’s very plump and juicy.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||04/08/2019|
I guess you could say Duke's his own person.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||04/08/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 68||04/08/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 69||04/08/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 70||04/08/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 71||04/08/2019|
My Duke looks like Caruso but plumer!
|by Anonymous||reply 72||04/08/2019|
Post a pic of Duke. puhlease!
|by Anonymous||reply 73||04/08/2019|
|by Anonymous||reply 74||04/08/2019|
YOU take them.
|by Anonymous||reply 75||04/08/2019|
My Duke is ultra sweet and sweetly stubborn. His best friend, besides me, is Sprite, my Boston.
|by Anonymous||reply 76||04/09/2019|
Pics, please, r76.
|by Anonymous||reply 77||04/09/2019|
I don’t know how to post pics of them here via a website link.
|by Anonymous||reply 78||04/09/2019|
The only nasty dogs I've ever known have been dachshunds.
|by Anonymous||reply 79||04/09/2019|
[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 Anonymous||reply 80||04/12/2019|
|by Anonymous||reply 81||04/12/2019|
Best thing I've eaten.
|by Anonymous||reply 82||04/12/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 83||04/12/2019|
Dachshunds are notoriously stubborn. My Duke is his own person. Sweet as sugar yet very contrary.
|by Anonymous||reply 84||04/12/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 85||04/12/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 86||04/12/2019|
Don't back over them. Or get a border collie to grab 'em by the neck if you do...
|by Anonymous||reply 87||04/14/2019|
The lovely Miniature Long-Haired!
|by Anonymous||reply 88||04/14/2019|
All three varieties.
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|by Anonymous||reply 90||04/14/2019|