Doxies, Wiener Dogs, Dachshunds, Sausages – no matter what you call them, we love them. The dachshund breed offer their owners many hilarious and weird moments and we absolutely adore them. There are a few things that only dachshund owners can understand about these long, odd-shaped dogs. They were originally bred to hunt badgers and still have those instincts, but for most owners today, they are just wonderful companions and family members.
A few things only dachshund parents will understand:
They never stop talking. Dachshunds make noises, barks, talks, whatever you want to call it, non-stop. They are always busy saying something or making alarm.
They are not the best listeners. Teaching a dachshund commands can be a tough, if not impossible, project. Wiener dogs have a mind of their own and often very selective listening.
Their short legs are very fast. It is a mistake to think that Wiener dogs are slow because of their short legs and small size. They can actually run very fast. It may be because of the hunter in their blood.
They can also jump higher than you would expect. Dachshunds like to jump over things and again, their short little legs are definitely not a drawback as you would expect. They can be professional hurdle athletes.
They will dig anything. No matter if it is a pillow, a pot plant, your flowerbeds, or even the carpet, they will try and dig and succeed. All dachshund owners have probably given up a lawn or couch or pillows because their Doxie decided to dig for something.
They are extremely stubborn. Many dog and cat owners talk to their pets, but not all of them may argue about a pillow. When it comes to dachshunds, owners will wholeheartedly agree that they are the most stubborn pets. Most owners will have found themselves in an argument with their Doxie about getting a pillow back or maybe a blanket.
They are burrowers. Dachshunds love to wriggle and burrow into anything that they can find. Couches, pillows, sweaters, or blankets may just hold a surprise if you don’t look carefully.
They don’t really enjoy leashes. Don’t misunderstand, they like walking and they can walk just fine on a leash. However, they just choose not to when they don’t feel like it. Attempting going for a walk with a dachshund has created many hilarious and unforgettable moments for many owners.
They are one-track minded when it comes to food. Most dachshund owners will agree that when it comes to food, their dog will eat anything and it is pretty much all they think about.
They are excellent actors/liars. They will win the Oscar for best actor every time they did something wrong. It is truly amazing how well they can pretend.
Dachshunds are some of the greatest dog companions you will ever have. They are loyal, loving, and they love snuggling. No matter the stubbornness, the stinky farts, the garden and pillow destruction, and the constant noise, they are wonderful pets. Once you have become a Wiener dog owner, you will never go back.