It is common opinion that dachshunds are biting dogs, difficult to manage and educate.
Nothing is more false!
Dachshund is a dog with fantastic temperament, happy, affectionate and absolutely faithful to his owner.
He is able to run for hours without getting tired, or to sleep a whole afternoon on your knees: the most important thing, for him, is to stay near you.
Well, he is a hunt-dog. Selected to hunt wild animals, potentially dangerous, as fox, badger, wild boar, our dachshund is a brave and strong dog.
He simply needs to be educated, as any other dog or child.
You must teach him the indispensable rules for a peaceful life in family.
It will not be difficult, because his greatest goal is to make you happy.
If you are inexperienced and afraid of failing, you can read a specialized book before bringing your puppy home. You can find many in book and pet shops.
Besides, your puppie's breeder will always be available for help and advices.
Why buying from a breeder
The breeder knows your dog since before his birth.
He knows his parents and can immagine what kind of dog your dachshund will be when he will grow up.
A serious breedrer selects the following accurate criteria:
- He chooses for reproduction only dogs who have always showed good and wellbalanced temperament.
- He chooses well constructed and healthy dogs, free from hereditary defects.
The breeder gives rest to his bitches between the litters, so that they are not exploited.
He gives mum and puppies the best food and the best veterinary assistance to guarantee them a good and harmonic growth.
He touches and strokes them so that they have a positive and faithful feeling to people since the beginning.
He will always be available for help and advices.
Why not to buy low-cost puppies
The puppies that you can buy for few money in shops and in fairs often come from intensive "breedings", managed by dishonest people who keep their bitches forever closed in small cages,
forcing them to have puppies continuosly, all their sad life long.
Sometimes, those puppies could come from illegal markets, without any care of their health, and their documents could be false.
So, it is not unusual that those poor puppies die soon, having suffered too much.
Also pay attention to people that breed at home without experience. Even in good faith, they could give you bad surprises. The reproduced dogs could bring hereditary defects, deseases and bad temperament.
Buying from a honest breeder is a guarantee and an action of love towards animals.