Dachshunds are known as the “Wiener” dog.” They are also referred to as “Doxie’s”, “Badger Dogs”, and sometimes “Sausage dogs.” They are short-legged, long-bodied, have bold personalities, long snouts and are part of the hound group.
Doxie’s have three different type coats smooth-haired, wire-haired, or long-haired. They are not heavy shedders. Dachshund are loving and very loyal, they make wonderful family pets. They are up for everything, cuddling on the couch, playing in the yard or going for a nice walk.
Because of their size, Dachshunds do not require a lot of exercise. They are great apartment dogs and the perfect size for city living. They are good watchdogs because they are known barkers. They love to alert their humans when they hear a knock on the door.
Dachshunds come in multiple colors, coats and sizes. Dachshunds can be stubborn and hard to train, they are sensitive and respond best to positive reward-based training.
Doxie’s do not do well being left alone for long periods of time.
While Dachshunds make great family pets, it’s their popularity and high prices that make them an attractive business model for unscrupulous dog breeders. They are sold online by USDA commercial dog breeders, online puppy broker websites, and backyard breeders otherwise known as puppy mills.
It is for this reason that our Puppy Mill Watchdog monitors and reports on Dachshund breeders and other online puppy sellers as well as puppy broker websites.
Chihuahuas are known to have heart problems as well as luxating patella’s which is a problem with their knees. Epilepsy is also a known issue in Chihuahuas. Regular dental care is also suggested as smaller breed dogs are prone to dental disease.
Please do your research before you buy a Dachshund puppy — If you can’t meet the mother dog and see where she and all of the breeders dogs live, find a new breeder. Video chats, videos and photos do not take the place of seeing in person.
About the Breed: Dachshunds
Dachshunds come in different sizes. The Miniatures usually stand 5 to 6 inches high and weigh around 11 pounds or less. The Standard Dachshund will stand 8-9 inches high and weigh between 16 to 32 pounds. Dachshunds have three different coat types.
Age Expectancy: 12-16 years
Temperament: Playful, loyal, independent.
Coat: Smooth, wired haired and long haired.
Color: Black, black and tan, chocolate and tan, blue and tan, chocolate and cream, cream, tan, red.
Grooming: Long haired Dachshunds require brushing 1 to 2 times weekly.
Training: It is best to start socializing and positive training your Dachshund at an early age.
Vet Care: Regular vet care is essential and recommended for the health and well-being of your Dachshund.
Types of Dachshunds
FAQ’s About Buying Dachshund Puppies Online
When buying a Dachshund puppy, you want to make sure it was born in a loving clean environment. Doxie puppies should have an overall healthy look to him. Make sure his eyes are bright, he is clean and happy. Look at his body language make sure his tail is up and wagging. Is his posture good? Does he hold his head up, is he curious? Does he run up to you or is he afraid to approach you?
Buying a puppy from a picture is risky, always meet your new puppy in person before you buy him. These are all clues to his overall health and mental state. You want a happy well adjusted puppy and unless you meet them in person, you have no way of knowing.
There are many risks to buying a Dachshund puppy online. Just because two purebred dogs are crossed does not mean they best traits of both parents are seen in the offspring. Since your Doxie will live for 12-16 years it is important to see firsthand where it was born. Make sure your Dachshund breeder is not a puppy mill.
Never have any puppy shipped to you. Always pick your puppy up in person, meet the mother dog, see her mental and physical condition. She should be clean, happy and well adjusted. If the breeder won’t let you meet the mother and see where she lives we recommend finding another breeder. No excuses. Reputable breeders have nothing to hide. Video chats, videos and photos do not take the place of seeing in person.
It is not safe to buy any puppy online. It is not safe to have a Dachshund puppy shipped to you by plane, delivered by nanny and never meet the breeder halfway or in a parking lot. If you are not able to pick up the puppy in person, meet the mother dog and where she and all of the breeder’s dogs live, you might be supporting a puppy mill.
Over 1 million puppy mill puppies are sold online each year and it is in your best interest to make sure your new puppy is not coming from one of these bad breeders. It is in your best interest to get a healthy, happy well bred puppy and to not support cruelty of any kind.
It takes time to find a Dachshund puppy and that is ok. Your new Dachshund puppy will be a part of your family for 12 plus years so it’s important to find a healthy well-bred puppy. It’s ok to do your research online but never take a breeder’s word for it. Sending you photos and videos, doing video chats is not the same as seeing in person.
Since Boston Terriers are purebreds, go to the Dachshund Club of America and find a breeder that is a member of their clubs. These breeders breed by a code of ethics. They breed to improve the breed. Always meet the mother dog, see her mental and physical condition and where she lives before you buy a puppy. See where and how she and all of the breeding dogs live. If they have excuses why you can’t come…walk away!
A puppy mill is any dog breeder who puts profit over the health and well-being of the breeding dogs and puppies produced. These bad breeders come is all sizes, Some could have ten to twenty dogs, while larger breeders could have hundreds of breeding dogs. Puppy mills are legal too!
The cruelty is tremendous. Puppy mills keep the mother and father dogs pregnant and sell the puppies. The breeding dogs never leave, they are forced to breed twice a year or at every heat cycle and they are usually kept in wire cages, many times stacked in dark pole barns. Yes, this is legal and how most USDA dog breeders keep their breeding dogs.
The breeding dogs are not groomed, they are not given opportunity to exercise nor do they know the touch of a loving hand. They are not given veterinary care and most are living and breeding with painful health and mental conditions. Imagine living with urinary tract infections, ear infections, rotten teeth, infected eyes, tumors, infected mammary glands and sore feet from standing on wire cage floors — that never get addressed.
It is important to know that any breeder can be a puppy mill. It’s hard to imagine the breeder you are talking or texting with could be a puppy mill. If the breeder has excuses why they won’t let you come to see where and how the breeding dogs live, if you are not able to meet the mother dog in person, we suggest you find another breeder. Video chats, videos and photos do not take the place of seeing in person.