A: I have a mini dachshund in my house. It’s my boyfriends, and I have to be honest and tell you that I would’ve never gotten one for myself. There are things I like about him, and others i don’t.
He is a velcro dog (follows you EVERYWHERE), which is cute, but when you have two other dogs that follow HIM, and you end up with 3 dogs following you everywhere you go, it can get annoying. He is by far the most “cuddly” of the 3 dogs… he would be perfectly content in just sitting with me or him all day long, on our laps.
What I don’t like is he is jealous. He doesn’t want any of the other dogs to get attention… and will nip them if he feels that they are getting attention and he isn’t. They aren’t a dog for everyone, but he has grown on me a bit.
Q: Where can I find a male mini dapple dachshund in southern California that is not to expensive?
I would love to get a dapple mini dachshund (prefer male) but am having trouble finding one. I would like a reputable breeder and for him to be papered but not to expensive.
A: Try these places. :0)
Adoption fees are not expensive
Q: Is a kinked tail bone in a mini dachshund a sign of more serious problems?
I am about to purchase a mini dachshund and the breeder just informed me that the puppy’s tail bone is kinked at the base of the tail. I am concerned that this is a sign of more serious problems to come.
A: Never heard of such a thing – call your vet and ask this question, it sounds like nonsense.
Why are you buying a dachshund in the first place, there are so many in breed rescues and on Petfinder.com that need good homes, why not adopt one – without a “kinked at the base of the tail” dog from a back yard breeder or puppy mill.
Angel Fire: This “kinked tail” bit is a catch all for tail deformity – it occurs in many breeds, in cats and ferrets as well – it certainly isn’t common in dachsies and I’ve never seen the condition in any dachsie that we came across.
When breeders are so bad that they have a standard phrase for it and make it sound as if it happens all the time, it’s time to walk away – and adopt – which was my point. Thought you were encouraging adopting too, not taking snide pot shots at people who are trying to get that message across to clueless buyers.
Q: What is the correct way to train mini dachshund to use the stairs?
To get into the living room, you have to climb up 4 small steps so what is the correct way to train a mini dachshund to use them?
@ rescue member.
If there is a noise at the door, I know it will try to go down the stairs. The problem is is may be easy to go down the little steps but harder to get back up since it has no carpet.
Ramp sound like a good idea but te landlord may not go for it.
A: First I would like to address the answers telling you not to let a doxie use the stairs. This si not correct and they are following old wives tails. Doxies are susceptible to back issues but preventing them from doing things will only make it worse. I went to a vet who specializes in dogs susceptible to slipped disks and dysplacia. He explained it like this. For people as we age our joints become weaker and elderly can break things or slip disks, hips, etc. Almost any doctor will tell you they more active you are when your young and the more you do, as well as continuing exercise into your senior years decreases the risks because you build muscle around you joints, etc. It is the same for animals a doxie that is at a proper weight and active and fit when young who continues into their elder years will run less chance of slipping a disk. They build muscles and train their joints to work with them just like people. Dogs that are restricted and then take a leap of a couch later on when they haven;t built those muscles are the ones who will have higher risks. (this doesn’t mean an active doxie wont have back issues just an active doxie will be less likely too)
Now onto get him to use the stairs, while young I would try to put in a floor runner for more traction, they are cheap at walmart and once he is a little biger you can ditch the runner. Always make it fun. When our girl was little we would get her running with us and excited and then go up stairs. When she was real little she could only make them with a running start. Everytime we hit the top we gave her a treat or praise (alternate so she doesnt expect the treat.) we just wwent up and down for fun and never made a big deal of it and she caught on.
Q: Is it safe for a regular dachshund to breed with a mini dachshund?
i have a female mini dachshund and a male full size dachshund. I was planning to breed them, but i found it may be unsafe for the female because the pups may be too big for her to deliver. is that true? or is it okay to breed them?
A: no it is not ok. She may have difficulty delivering larger puppies.
Get your dogs spayed and neuterd. Breeding is risky buisiness, its not about sticking male and female together and waiting for puppies to sell. Its costly and comes with many dangerous risks. There are complications that can very easily KILL your female.
Leave breeding to those who know what they are doing.
Q: How long should i walk my mini dachshund?
I started walking between 5-10 miles 2-3 times a week, is this bad for my mini dachshund? She is close to a yr and a half and weighs like 13lbs. Shes been pretty up for it every time we go and sometimes i have to keep up with her, but im starting to think what if its bad for her? Shes never shown any signs of tiredness and has luckily been healthy so far.
A: Nope, not bad for her at all. In fact, it’s very good for her. Dachshunds are not delicate flowers, they are hunting dogs and can cover a lot of grown.
Keep it up.
edit: People don’t realize that Miniature Dachshunds are not “toy” dogs, they are hunting dogs. The size of the dog has nothing to do with it’s exercise needs. Many small dogs, like some terriers and hounds were bred to hunt and to be able to hunt all day long.
Q: What Is The Best Way to train a Mini Dachshund?
How do you train your Mini Dachshund as in sit,lay down,Roll over and stuff like that.I try to train my dog but he will not listen I know Dachshunds aren’t really the training type but I would like to train my dog.
A: Although your puppy didn’t enter the world with a little instruction book, it’s important to give her the tools to succeed in life and in the environment. As a responsible pet owner, you’re ready for the task. Prepared to train your dog in behavioral or specific commands, you’re set. But how exactly do you properly do it?
* The environment should be familiar. To begin, focus on dog training in your backyard or inside or both. Dogs have short attention spans so it’s important to train your dog in a familiar, safe environment to start.
* To start there shouldn’t be too many people present. If your entire family wants to participate that is great they are taking an active role in your puppy’s life! However, only one family member should really train your dog. Training your dog should be done one-on-one to eliminate distractions & to ensure repetitive commands.
* Timing should consist of devoting one hour to teaching your dog the trick and then follow up with ½ hour practice sessions (at most).
* That said, once your dog has successfully learned each trick, the original trainer should teach other family members by having them observe the trick and then having them do the exact same hand motion and using the same exact words and vocal tone.
* Next, how about a rewards and punishment systems. Reinforcements typically consist of your dog’s favorite snack or treat. Whether it’s very small or broken into small pieces, as long as they’re small portions you’re good to go. The concept in properly training your dog is to continually reinforce the behavior you’d like to see and in order to do that, a lot of treats will be given (hopefully).
* Verbal praise is often a reward, particularly helpful so your dog doesn’t always expect food every time a desired behavior is demonstrated. Plus, rewards should only be given when it’s a behavior you’re commanding it to do. If your dog decides to sit while you’re commanding her to roll over, well, that’s not a behavior that you should reward.
* Punishments, or negative reinforcement, occurs when a trick is not performed correctly. Rewards should be withheld or you should respond with a firm “NO”. While you want to command respect while training your dog, you don’t want her to be afraid of you. Screaming or physically punishing your dog is not tolerable; plus, it will cause your dog to be resistant to further training.
An underlying theme in training your dog is also voice tone. Your commands should be clear, concise and firm. Your “No” response should also be firm and slightly louder. Verbal praise should be loving and excited! If a small child had just accomplished something great, well, your response would likely be similar. While training your dog, you may also feel free to add comments like “Good Boy”, with a pat on the head.
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Q: How do I try to get my parents to by me a mini dachshund?
I really want a mini dachshund, and I already know which one I want, but they have not made a decision yet. How do I try to get them to say yes?
A: Tell them that summer is a good time for you to get a dog/puppy (?) because you will be home to housebreak it. Get some dog training books at the library to educate yourself on pet ownership. This will show them you are serious about being responsible in caring for your new pet.
Don’t forget to get a book on Dachshunds too. This will also show your parent that you really want to learn all you can about this type of dog breed. Good luck!
Q: mini dachshund knows its bad to pee on floor, but does it sometimes and shows me?
My mini dachshund is trained to pee on her pad, and she usually pees there 95% of the time. However, sometimes she will pee on the floor somewhere and comes slinking up to me with her tail between her legs, as if to let me know she’s done something wrong and she will even put herself in her “time out” room. What gives?
A: Maybe the dog wants to go on walks and it’s her way of telling you
Q: What should I do about my mini dachshund?
Okay, so my mini Dachshund sleeps in bed with me, and she’s about 7 months old so I know that she’ll get her first period soon, so I’m all freaked out about it because I don’t have the money right now to get her fixed.
There was a few patches of small blood stains on my sheet and I was wondering, Is she in heat? How much blood should there be? How can I prevent the blood from getting all over the carpet?
A: I love Dachshunds. She is in heat. buy her some doggie pants at the store. She will makes spots everywhere. You are going to have to be super watchful that she doesn’t get bred. Get her fixed as soon as possible.
Q: What to do with people shy long hair mini dachshund?
I have 2yrs old male mini longhair dachshund. I have him since he was 10 weeks old. But since he was a little, he never was quite friendly. He had issue with another dogs as well but finally we got over that recently. But still having problem with people. He just bark and bark for new people. I know this from fear and he is saying “don’t come near me”. What can I do to help him get over that fear?
A: Try having friends/family that your dog is unfamiliar with come over and have some wonderful treats for your dog (treats that he really loves). When they come over, have them lightly throw the treats near you dog. Make sure they give no eye contact or any contact for now. When your outside have them walk by your dog and throw a treat. Keep repeating this process and hopefully your dog will think that good things happen when he sees new people. Eventually, he might be comfortable enough to come near the new person and be hand fed. Sometimes this method will not work. If your dog is still frightened of new comers, do not force him to interact with them. Just let him approach if he wants too.
Q: What is the best dog to keep a Mini Dachshund company?
My Girlfriend and I just got a baby mini dachshund about 1 1/2 weeks ago. We love her, but she is making our lives very difficult at the moment. She HATES being left alone and is ripping up our carpet, whining and Barking. So heres my question – i have read in a few places that Doxies love company and other people with similarly troublesome doxies have solved the problem with getting a company dog so they are not alone when the owners are out. So im considering this to make our little baby happier and make our lives a bit easier. I have read that i should keep the single dog till she is toilet trained and then bring in the 2nd dog as this will make it easier.
My question is, what dog would you recommend? I want something small, im considering another doxie, but id like something that will fetch balls and that i wont have to worry about back problems down the line, something a bit more athletic, but the most important thing is that the 2 will get along well and help each other behave.
A: A second dog is not the answer to your troubles. Your Dachshund is being a normal puppy — puppies hate being left alone, they bark, whine, chew stuff and make mischief. Get a second puppy and you will get the same again and the result will be double the trouble.
I like gaps between dogs to be at least a year apart. That way your first dog should be fully house trained, obedience trained and it should also have bonded to you.
Something small and athletic? nothing fits the bill better than a Jack Russell Terrier. Boston Terriers would be a second best fit.
Q: Why is my mini dachshund afraid of common surroundings?
Lately my mini dachshund has become afraid of different rooms in our home. He will walk in the kitchen and then scurry back out as if something has startled him. Is this a common trait for these dogs. He is 4 years old,and we have lived in this house for a year.Is there any suggestions you might have as to what is going on .
A: No, this is not a common trait in these dogs. When he acts afraid, what do you do? Do you “baby” him and pet him at these times and say “poor baby, it’s OK”? If so, you are feeding into these fearful behaviors.
Q: How big does a Mini Dachshund When Full Grown?
I never had a small dog before, always had big. Now I want a small Dachshund that stays small. I have seen standard Doxies and they are big, well big for a small doggy. So how big does a Mini Doxie get full grown, hieght and wieght please! Also can i have hieght and wieght for a toy doxie please!
A: I have been in dachshunds for over 25 years and have yet to see any dachshund, standard or miniature, even poorly bred dachshund (I am very active in rescue), that was anywhere close to 14 inches or more tall.
My standards are from 9 – 10 inches at the withers and that is where dogs are measured. Now if you were to stretch their tails straight up in the air and measure to the tip of that, one might be able to get to 14 inches. LOL. Even very very bad quality dachshunds will not get to be 14 or more inches tall, and I have seen some really bad ones.
One will find all sizes of miniatures because there is a false idea with the backyard producer and the puppy miller that if you call the parents miniatures, then the pups will be miniatures. Doesn’t work that way. The only place the name “miniature” ever comes into play is when the dogs are being shown and shown in the Open class where any dog entered into the Open Miniature class must be over 12 months of age and 11 pounds and under. Any dachshund who is either under 12 months of age and/or over 11 pounds cannot be shown in that class. The AKC does not register them as miniatures or standards. Just as dachshunds.
One will find puppies being advertised as “miniatures” which will mature out at 15 pounds or more. And there are those who will sometimes sell over-sized miniatures or tweenies. Whatever they are called, they are just dachshunds. If one wanted to be correct, the pups could not be sold as “miniatures” until they were at least 12 months old and only if they still weighed 11 pounds or under.
Now, there are no TOY dachshunds, not even in Europe or other areas. FCI has three sizes of dachshunds and the kanichen is one of those. However, the Kanichen is not a toy dachshund. The title pertains to chest circumference and not weight or overall size. A dog can even weigh as much as 15 or 16 pounds if its chest circumference is under the upper limit for that category. And a dachshund might be registered as a puppy as a Kanichen but then have the type changed when they mature if the chest circumference exceeds the allowable. In the US, we do not have this category but some puppy millers and disreputable producers will use the “Toy Dachshund” name as a way to sucker in some uneducated, unacknowledged puppy buyers into paying more for a runty, undersized, sick puppy and paying a larger amount for it. These pups might just get well and grow up normally and end up being 12 – 15 pounds. Been there, done that, and seen it happen.
If you are going to get a dachshund, do some research and learn about the breed first. Make sure that this breed will fit into your lifestyle and home environment. The breed is wonderful, extremely intelligent, and very versatile but they are also hard to train because they are so intelligent and they are hunters so when that nose goes down and turns on, the hearing turns off.
Q: What can I give a 1 year old mini dachshund for pain?
My black lab and my mini dachshund play rough alot and today I guess it got out of hand. The lab but the little guy on the back of the neck, but just like a nip. There is no puncture wounds and no blood. Just a small bump at the back of his neck. He is scared and just laying by me shaking. Is there something I can give him for pain? When I touch the spot he yelps. Thanks so much ahead of time.
A: Keep them seperated from now on. A dachshund can recieve serious spine damage from playing rough. Your dog needs to go see a vet to be sure he hasn’t ruptured any discs in his spine. Never give pain meds to any dog unless prescribed by a vet.
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