Post # 17
The family I work for has a daschund. He is very sweet, but he barks a lot! When ever I’m there he is all over me, wanting me to cuddle/pet him. He also rolls in ANYTHING stinky he can find. This might not have anything to do with the breed, he’s the only daschund I’ve been around. I think, in general, the breed of the dog matters a lof less than that dogs personality. I have two cocker spaniels and have heard tons of cocker spaniel horror stories and mine are just the sweetest most loving dogs. Good luck!
Post # 18
I don’t have any advice but love love love the pics everyone is posting.
Do you and your SO have enough time/space for a pup? That is what my FH and I are waiting for
Post # 19
- Wedding: September 2010 - Heritage Square Museum
Yes- get a rescue dachshund!! Mine’s only a half-breed, but I fell in love and that was that. She’s super smart, loving, and thinks she’s a big dog!
Post # 20
My parents have a daschund- we got him from the RSPCA when he was about 3 years old. Now he’s about 13 and he’s the most amazing dog ever. He’s not at all yappy or difficult to house break. He’s smart, incredibly loyal and has lots of personality. Please please please get your dog, whatever breed it will be from the RSPCA or any other local organisations that rescue dogs.
Post # 21
shoot! picture is too big. ohwell.
Post # 22
We have a mini dachsund, and I think they are a great breed! He is okay with being home by himself while we’re gone all day, and isn’t super clingy when we’re home. He hates being out in the cold, but in the summer he stays outside most of the day and loves it. Sometimes he’s really, really stubborn though… like you can call his name and if he’s busy he will totally ignore you, even though you know he heard you because his ears perked up! Compared to our black lab, who comes every single time he’s called, its really irritating. And he is very greedy! Make sure you get him used to being touched while he eats, and having his toys (or whatever) taken away (we didn’t focus on this a ton, and now he gets pissed when you do that).
Post # 23
My boss has a full size, and she is so annoying! But I just think that its the way she was raised by them. She comes to work with them every day, and she whines all day long after she’s been home for a few days. She knows that she’ll get what she wants (either to go out or just get a treat – they give her a treat every time she goes out) so she just whines til she does. Very spoiled mixed with strong willed equals not very pleasant to be around.
But I’ve had friends who have them and they are really well behaved.
Post # 24
Vandal – Simon is precious!!
Love the pics of everyone’s doggys
Post # 25
@stripes u got that right! they think they are big dogs…. fearless!!
Post # 26
I’ve had 2 friends that have had daschunds. One of my friends actually had 2 of them, and they did potty all over the floor, were unruly, etc BUT that entire household was topsy-turvy and I don’t think the dog had very good training.
My other friend has one, and it is so cute. Very well trained (does get excited easily and loves to play) but is VERY smart & housebroken.
I really think the biggest difference is beginning the training early and being consistent with it.
Post # 27
- Wedding: May 2010 - Carlouel Yacht Club
My parents have a doxie, Stuart, and while we love him to death, he does have a few shortcomings.
We raised him with my dog Theo (the friendliest pup in the world), yet he is scared of any dog other than Theo. He was housetrained pretty quickly, but he does still have accidents every once in a while. Theo (my morkie) doesn’t bark, but Stuart barks enough for the two of them…and it is a very very piercing bark.
But, he is definitely a snuggler…he always wants to be by our side or on our laps. Couldn’t ask for a better cuddler! And, his facial expressions are adorable…hehe.
And yes, be careful with their backs; they can tend to have problems with them. Stuart has the tendency to jump up on couches, etc. and my parents are trying to break him of this since he might get injured in the future.
Happy puppy hunting!
Post # 28
YES YES YES YES YES…they are soooooooooo cute. I have a chihuahua/daschund mix…he’s so cute! (well he’s not with me, but at my parents)
He is a little yappy, and strong willed…I don’t know if that comes from the weiner or chihuahua side. He’s almost 15 years old..so they live long!
Here’s he is in all his big-eared cuteness!
Post # 29
Wow, I am loving all the pictures!! Especially Stripes’ puppy in the puffy jacket – too cute! I love dogs in clothes 🙂
I think the general consensus is they can be wonderful dogs, but you have to train them well, or they can be awful! Sometimes I wonder if we should get a less intelligent/strongwilled/barky breed for our first dog so training isn’t so daunting, since we have no experience, but all these photos are melting my heart! I LOVE doxies!!
@Sulli301: We are getting married in June, and will be moving into a new place probably in late July or August. We probably won’t get a dog until next year so we can get settled into our new place and marriage, but we would like to get him within a year of the wedding. I already have incredible baby fever so it would give me something to take care of and focus on! We will both be working full time, but since Fiance is a teacher, he gets off work at 2:45, and I’m hoping my job won’t start as early as his, so hopefully Scooter won’t have to be home alone too long. We’ll be living in an apartment but from everything we’ve read, daschunds are really good apartment dogs – is this true?
Post # 30
I want a daschund so bad! I keep bothering my boyfriend about getting one and we are definitely going to when we move in together in August (lol yes, we have a timeline, but we are students with separate leases on apartments and graduating my May)! Clearly not a helpful reply to the OP but I see a lot of great info here!
Post # 31
YES DEFINITELY!!! We got two at one time. Brothers. I love LoVe LOVE THEM to pieces. Hanky Panky and Gus Bus….okay Hank and Gus haha. They are amazing. I love hearing the click click of their nails hitting the hardwood floor in our bedroom every morning. They are so sweet. They snuggle up to me at night but they are very independent during the day. They are easy to take care of and somewhat easy to potty train…2 at one time is a challenge. I wouldn’t give them up for the world. Get a daschund as soon as you can you wont regret it!