Miniature dapple dachshund puppies
Miniature dapple dachshund puppies are very affectionate and love to cuddle. If you sit down, and there is room, they will lay down beside you. If there is no room beside you, they will probably want on your lap.
Although not all owners allow it, most Dachshunds will choose to sleep in your bed with you if they can.
They just want to be close to, and touch you, whenever they can.
If a Dachshund wants something, they will try and try until they get it…. or pester you over and over hoping that you will give in.
If they want to do something different than you ask, they may choose that instead.
These traits have given Dachshunds the reputation that they are difficult or impossible to train.
However, these independent thinkers are super smart so Dachshunds can be trained.
It’s true though that it can take plenty of repetition and patience.
This breed is one of the most vocal. They tend to bark at other dogs, fellow animals, and even strangers walking by.
If you just got a Dachshund puppy, don’t be fooled. It often takes 6 or 6 or 7 months for a Dachshund to vind their voice. But once they discover their bark, watch out!
This personality trait makes sense – they were bred to alert hunters to vermin like badgers and rabbits. Dachshunds are likely to bark every time they hear (even if you don’t) or see something that doesn’t seem right to them.
The tendency to bark loudly every time they perceive danger means that they make great watchdogs. It also means that you could get complaints from your neighbor or landlord.
Dachshunds are energetic and need plentiful exercise to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
It’s a common misconception that Dachshunds are lazy due to their small stature. But this couldn’t be further from the truth.
Dachshunds need an abundance of mental and physical stimulation to keep them from digging, barking excessively, and otherwise becoming higher maintenance.