Whether your favorite coat color is sleek and black, ruddy brown, oryou'd prefer the rarer mottled merle, cream or even brindle, there's acolor of Dachshund you'll fall in love with. They also come in short,long and wire-haired coat varieties. Of course, it only makes sense tohave one of each!
If you can't resist rubbing a dog's warm, sparsely coated belly,you're going to love a Dachshund. That extra long torso means you have miles of belly to rub. This cuddly little canine will happily snuggle into your arms and flip over so you can reach their prime rubbing spots. Don't forget behind the ears, at the base of the tail, and around the neck!
Even if you can't make it to Cincinnati or Orange County for thefamous annual Wiener Dog Races, your own troop of Dachshunds willregularly circle your furniture for no apparent reason at all. Thesedogs are speed demons, don't let those stubby little legs fool you. Thatlong body is super aerodynamic, practically built for flying from thecouch, to the sofa chair, to the stairs, down the hall, and through yourlegs before you can say, "look at that wiener fly!
If you grew up with large dogs, but have to adopt a smaller one forany reason – maybe you live in an apartment now – the Dachshund is the perfect transitioning dog. Though most weigh under 25 pounds, would-be intruders would never know it when they hear that ferocious warning bark. Full of energy and just as good as enduring hikes, sports and adventures as any larger dog, you'll never want to leave your littlehound at home.
Bred to go through tunnels after small animals, a Dachshund ispractically bred to burrow under your covers. They tend to take onawkward sleeping positions, and their favorite is between your legs,using your butt as a pillow. Their short legs are slightly less likelyto kick you in the middle of the night… just slightly. And pretty soon,you won't be able to sleep any other way.
In the early spring, you can depend on your wiener dog to help youcreate optimal holes for planting seeds and seedlings. It'll take a bitmore training to convince them not to rearrange your garden for the restof the year. Even so, you can't blame a dog for wanting to help aeratethe soil. By providing a designated area for digging, you can redirectthis natural instinct, rather than trying to extinguish it.