Are Doxies a good breed for you???
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If you see a dachshund in your families future, please educate yourself on the breed and their specific needs before making a purchase. Each dachshund is a possible 15+ year commitment and they deserve good nutrition and care along with a life filled with love and adventure!
We either feed our puppies & dogs Blue Buffalo products or Purina products. I do not sell supplements or products. My dogs also get table food. Yes your heard it right TABLE FOOD (gasp) , and they love it! There are so many myths out there and most of the them are by companies or individuals selling products or trying to stick it to the consumers. We, the public, are more like profit centers for these companies, compliant, dependent, and unthinking. Well heck not me! I have had dogs eating table food for as long as I can remember, and most out living their life expectancy. Sooooo I am going to feed it and do it with some common sense. Of course IF my dogs were over weight or had health conditions then it is a no no. Each dog needs to be evaluated based on their health. For example, my pregnant dogs need that extra nutrition so a couple extra pieces of chicken is definitely not going to hurt! In my opinion, chicken, beef, ham, healthy vegetables are good for them. There are so many poor quality foods out there with some nasty nasty stuff in them, things I wouldn't even feed to a bearwolf (my son is scared of bearwolves, not sure if they exist, but I had to throw that in there) But seriously No, I wouldn't want my dogs eating this! Healthy leftovers are an excellent supplement to your companions regular fare. Plus who likes eating the same food over and over (blah) Too much of anything can kill you, even water. Important tip, NO onions, NO grapes, and NO raisins, and NO Chocolate of course. Dogs do not have the enzymes to break down these foods which can lead to poisoning of the dog. If your dog sneaks a piece of pizza, he probably won't die, but don't make it a regular habit because it can lead to liver damage, allergic reactions, weakness, vomiting and diarrhea.
Almost all breeds have some issues and for weenies it is sometimes back problems. Whether your dog will have back problems or some other medical issue, no one can predict the future but back problems are usually one of the 3....acute injuries, ones usually lasting 3 to 6 months, oldness (we all will get there, we are all doomed ;) (wink wink) normal wear and tear on the spine and lastly intervertebral disc disease where the discs age faster than normal becoming dry, brittle, and fragile.
TIPS: Try to keep your dog fit, lean, and active. Extra weight adds to stress on the spine. Active dogs have strong muscles with good blood flow which can help support the spine. Use harnesses instead of collars. To avoid pressure on the neck and back. And lastly try to teach them not to jump. This one is a hard one for my crew, but try using a ramp or stairs if at all possible.
We absolutely love our dachshunds! They are a breed that melts your heart! They each have their very own personality and are always willing to please. They are very loyal animals. Some attach to one specific person and some attach to everyone in the family. They have a fierce roar, which makes them great mini guard dogs, but rarely bite. Our dachshunds have grown up around babies and NEVER bitten any of the kids no matter how they played or dressed them up in ridiculous outfits or carried them around. They tolerated it but not every dachshund is the same. You need to make sure there is plenty of room for your dachshund to play and burn off that extra energy. Dachshunds love to hunt!! (Dachshund means badger dog in German and was recognized by the AKC in 1885.) They have a great sense of smell and are very smart animals. They are constantly chasing birds and rabbits, and love to herd cattle...which by the way they do better than our black mouth curr and heeler :), and they looovvve hunting for gophers. They usually bring us back a tasty treat once or twice a week....uummm YUCK!!! They are also great snake hunters!
Dachshunds love kids and like to have other animal playmates. They do not like to be alone. They need that human/animal interaction each and everyday and a partner in crime! At the same time, dachshunds can be very lazzzzyyyy. In the heat of the day, you will find dachshund madness on the couch. Dogs upside down and stacked on one another. How the heck they sleep in some of these positions beats me, but they will sleep the heat away! They are great dogs to snuggle up with. My pups hardly move at night and will lay in bed just like a human, they just want to be loved!
MALE VS FEMALES
As far as selecting a male or a female puppy, they both are wonderful, they are all affectionate and they are all loyal! They ALL have their own potty training issues, one is not better than another and if they are spayed/neutered at the appropriate age, most problems will begin to fade with proper training. If you have more than one dog, there will always be a pecking order, whether it be female or male. Most dachshunds, male or female, will get along with everyone, pets and people. The majority of people are looking for females, and I think they have been misinformed about males. an their personalities. Most people think females will make the best family members but males are extremely sweet and affectionate too. Some females tend to be a little more feisty than some males and I think most males are usually more on the laid back side and require a need for tenderness and affection. Seriously, if I had to choose one, I couldn't! They are like potato chips...you can never have just one!
AKC VS CKC PUPPIES
The AKC is the older of the two, established in 1884, the company has been around for a long time and is dedicated to upholding the integrity of its registry. They advocate for the purebred dog as the family companion. All puppies come from purebred AKC parents and so on down the line. You can only have an AKC puppy if the parents were AKC, you can not submit a form or make a request stating they are purebred to be included in the registry, they must come from parents in the registry. They also do DNA testing to maintain the validity of their records and inspections.
The CKC was first established in 1991. CKC allows dogs into the registry based on two witnesses verifying the validity of the breed, along with pictures of the dog. CKC then determines if the dog is the breed or not.
We only sell AKC bred puppies.