Choosing a small dog perhaps a dachshund
Think carefully when choosing a small dog
ask yourself why do you want a dog?
- Do you live a busy lifestyle and sometimes away from home, how will a dog fit in ?
- What type of dog would you like, a lively, placid, active or passive personality,house dog or yard dog?
- Do you have time for training and care of a puppy or would you prefer an adult dog?
- Can you afford the extra outgoings for a dog, there are vet visits, dog registrations, feeding and all the other doggie bits and pieces.
- Consider the commitment required with small dog ownership, it's just about like having a child.
Some guidelines to help you decide if a
dachshund dog is right for you
Have you met a dachshund and spend some time with one, if not try to do so. Do you have a friend with a dachshund or perhaps go to a dachshund club or dog show to see them in action.
- What do you look for when choosing a dog such as a dachshund,
research breed information, temperament and suitability for your
- Are you looking for a loyal companion or lovable family pet, with a big personality then the dachshund may be the dog for you.
- Are you or a member of your family usually at home, or do not work full
time as dachshunds are social dogs and love to be with you.
- If your home is suitable are you ready to share it with a lively little dog.
- Do you want a dog to love and who will love you back.
- Although dachshunds are easy care house dogs they do require regular exercise as they can become over weight.
- Are you aware that the dachshunds usually live 12-15 years, so you have a little friend for many years.
If you are thinking that a dachshund might be the right dog for, here is an informative you-tube video where you can meet the breed.
If you answer these questions openly and honestly it will make it easier
choosing a dog, and possibly the dachshund dog is the right choice for
Other pages of interest
Tips on buying a dachshund puppy
Dachshund breeders info
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