How long do they live

How long do they live?

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Other Dogs

How do Dachshunds get along with other dogs?

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Eye color

by Katrina M.
(Denham Springs, La)

My Milo's pretty eye color :).

My Milo's pretty eye color :).

Is it unusual for a mini wirehair, wheaten dachshund to have blue & green eyes? My pup Milo has beautiful eyes that I've never seen in a dachshund before.I'm just curious know if they are truly unique or more common than I realized. Thanks!
Katrina M.

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Eating poop

Both of my dogs eat poop? How can I get them to quit?

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Sleeping in HIS own basket?

How do I get my 11 week old mini to sleep in his own basket? He will cry and howl for hours on end, even though he is right next to my bed??

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Poop problems

Our 10 year old dachshund seems afraid of pooping. When the urge comes unexpectedly and she can't hold it in, she goes where she is. She knows she suppose to be outside & she looks scared & she tries to get to the door. What may be the problem? She does have back issues.

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Frustrating dog

by Julie Eliason
(Stanley ND)

I just got a mini Dachshund and he is waking me up at 3 in the morning to go outside, he is 3 yrs old so I know he should be able to wait till morning, but he thinks otherwise. HELP !

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Curling Ears

by Bert
(Independence, MO)




We have an older dachshund whose ears are starting to curl up. We had her to the vet who told us she could find nothing wrong. Mollie shakes her head some, but not excessively. The tips of the ears seem to be stiff and they may be a little tender. I am attaching pictures I took of her today.

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FOUL ODOR

by JANET
(NY.)

We have a male dapple dachshund and he has an odor, is that normal? I have 4 other dachshunds and they do not have that smell.

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Older dachshund whining and jerking towards her rear hind parts

Our 12 year old Dachshund has started jerking around quickly towards her rear end and whining indicating a sharp type of pain, but her eating and potty habits have not changed, she is a miniature and is not over weight

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How to introduce a doxie to small children?

by Janice
(Somerset, PA)

I have just adopted a 1 1/2 yr. old female doxie. I also have two great granddaughters who are about the same age as the doxie. How do I get the doxie to accept the children? The dog starts growling when the children get too close - about two feet away - and then bark which scares the girls.
I want them to get along as many years ago I had a doxie that loved children.

And help would be appreciated.
Thanks.

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Whining

by Julie

My 2 year old Doxie has been whining for the past 3 days. My kids have left and gone to church camp but have been gone 6 days and due back tomorrow. How do I know if it's emotional, a stage she is going through or she is hurting somewhere?

Please help, it breaks my heart to hear and see her like this.

Thank you


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When is the best time to get your dachshund a partner

by Karen
(Cape Town, South Africa)

I have a 4 month old dachshund male and would like to know when would the best time be to get the female?

Kind regards
Karen

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Skin problems of dachshund

Flakey skin and skin probems that dachshunds may have?

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How can I stop my mini dachshund from barking at other dogs

by Lauren
(Lincoln United Kingdom)

Samson

Samson

How can I stop my mini dachshund from barking aggressively at other dogs when I take him out for walks? Is there any tips and tricks you can share? He is 3 and a half years.

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Scatched Eye

by Valerie
(Panama city florida)

Hello my doxie was playing with our other dog and got his eye scratched and it's not the eyeball it self.

It's red around the eye and he blinks a little and its swollen a little but he acts like it doesn't really bother him but I was just wondering if there is something that I can put on it or if I need to go ahead and take him to the vet?

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Is it true that the long haired dachshund changes when they are neutered ?

Is it true that the long haired dachshund changes when they are neutered?

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Keeps crying

by Deb
(UK)

Our 5 month wire haired dachshund has just returned from a week in kennels, during the evening when we are all together he constantly whines, seeks to mouth you and will not be pacified. He seems to be seeking constant attention. We have started taking him for an evening walk to avoid boredom and we play with him and engage with him. His whining is very distressing to us and this continues for more than an hour until he is so tired,also he has become very "frisky" at this time.
How best to deal with this?

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Baby Dachshund's 4 month old

by Haydee Hernandez
(Houston TX)

We just adopted a new little doggie and he is great, except unexpectedly started peeing not on the floor anymore but the sofa and our bed?! and he continuous to do so he is ruining our furniture and I don't know how to handled it.

Regardless of us getting him out every morning and afternoon, so he can pee he comes in and pees inside not outside but inside and now recently he just started peeing on the bed and Sofa....Why??

I understand the floor, but the furniture?! and we do take him out!
Please help us, we don't want to get rid off him

Haydee

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Dachshund - Peeing and Barking

by Nicole
(Kansas)

My year old mini dachshund pee's on the beds at my house, he pee's just about everywhere but outside.

I have tried everything under the sun to try and potty train him but it doesn't work. He also barks at everything and everyone.

How do I get him to stop peeing in the house, and barking at everything?

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Anxiety?!!

How do I make sure that my doxie doesn't get any anxiety problems? And when he/she is alone, what are some really good ideas to keep my doxie interested in? Tv on? Frozen treats? Loads of chew toys?

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My miniature 6 month old weights 9 lb what quantity of dry food per day?

My miniature 6 month old weights 9 lb what quantity of dry food per day is required?

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Coat Problem

Two year old female black and tan. Hair on head and behind her ears is going white. Any advice ?

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Bitting Problem

How can I stop her from bitting? its all the time!

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Loose weight

by Deb

My Doxie is about 5 pounds overweight, is there a good diet food that I can put her on. We walk a lot when the weather allows.

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Can you give dachshund puppy evaporated milk

Can puppies have evaporated milk?

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Is it ok for my 6 year old to play with the puppy she is 4 months old?

by Joanna

My son is visiting and has had his 4 month old dachshund puppy here several times. When my 6 year old son tries to play with her or hold her they tell him that he cannot. He is very gentle with her by the way.

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How to housebreak a dachshund puppy

by Patricia

I will be adopting a dachshund puppy at the age of 8 weeks. I have never had a doxie before..known several. How should I go about potty training this young lady? She will be traveling with me by train frequently.

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Mini Dachshund

by Christine Grant

Hi our 8 month old smooth haired dachsund is great on the lead except when both my youngest children come out on their scooters! When they ride off ahead, he pulls and pulls on the lead frantically and barks/ yelps, non stop. Any tips please? We've tried ignoring, stopping and changing direction but nothing seems to work. Thanks

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Dachshund night time crate training

by Jonny

My Dachshund is fine when the door is open on crate but whines and cries when the door is shut why?

I've tried closing the door and giving him treats with the door closed but he just doesn't seem to like it! I have been trying it from first day I got him. I am currently sleeping on the sofa next to the crate just to get a decent nights sleep and when the door is open he sleeps thru the night he is 14 weeks old just wandered if anyone had any advice on how to speed up the process?

Thanks

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Growling/Barking

by Chris

Our mini smooth haired is a year old. He tends to bark at sudden movement generally by our younger kids ages 8 & 9 or even by ourselves.

If he's asleep on my lap and one of the kids comes near, he growls. If he's asleep in his basket in the kitchen while I'm cooking and one of the kids comes in, boisterously or not, he barks.

When the kids are playing boisterously and he barks, he's wagging his tail so it seems like he just wants to join in maybe.

If he growls while on my knee I'll put him on the floor. Is it just that he's 'warning' us about not being disturbed by growling? Thanks

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Miniature longhaired dachshund hair care

by jamie

My boyfriend has a miniature longhaired dachshund. The boyfriend feels it necessary to cut the dogs hair(I'm talking buzz cut not just a trim here and there) What does one do with a miniature long haired dachshund's hair style??

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Potty training and marking territory

by Kathleen

Will my male continue to mark his territory if I do not fix him?

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Will a mini dachshund puppy be okay to have around my six month old?

by Brooklynn

I am planning on getting a six week old puppy in two weeks, I read that they are good with older children, but what about a puppy and a six month old?

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hidding and potty training

How do I stop him from going in the house and how can I get him to bring items back from his hiding area.

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Attention seeking Miniature Dachshund !!

by Vicky

My 2 year old miniature dachshund Frank has just started whining and crying for no reason it appears.
He is eating well, has a cold nose and is healthy. My son is away at present and I thought he may be pining for him or just attention seeking? when I shower he howls!! He has never been like this. Is he becoming lonely? Vicky from Southsea

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How many times a day should I feed my adult Doxie

by Sandra

How many times a day should I feed my adult Doxie?

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Runaway dog!!

by Faith

My 10 month female Doxie and I live in the country. She is micro chipped spayed and she is always running away to the neighbors or into the road. What can I do to have her stay at home? A typical day consists of 6-8 times I have brought her home. Please Help!

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Do long haired dachshunds have to have their coat cut or trimmed?

by Lori

Want to know if they have to be trimmed and if so how often.

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Dachshund eats paper towels, cardboard

by Laural

My two year old female short hair eats toilet paper, paper towel cardboard. We have to be very careful not to leave these items where she can get them...and she will do amazing things to get them. Any idea what's up?

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My dachshund won't stop anxiously running

Your question: "My 4 year old miniature dachshund will not stop running around or pacing for even a minute no matter where I put her. My wife and son have been in Disney world for two days and I've been working long hours.I came home today and she was running and won't ev..."

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Transition with new puppy and older dachshund

by Virginia

I have a 4 year old miniature dachshund, we are getting a 7 week old mini dachshund puppy. Any advice with a smooth transition?

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Losing Hair

by Linda

I have a 9 month old miniature dachshund who is losing his hair. Wondering if anyone out there has encountered this problem??

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Long haired dachshund's

by Maureen

When do long haired dachshunds get their full coat?

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Housebreaking

by Kathy

I recently adopted a senior doxie. She's a pound dog so I have no idea of her history with housebreaking. I take her out every couple of hours and she's mostly housebroken but still had accidents. The vet has checked her for UTI and other health issues but this seems to be behavioral. She's pretty old, we think and hadn't been well cared for. She's lost all her teeth, she's deaf and and she has never learned even simple commands like "sit" or "come". She pees on pee pads and outside, but not always and I'm not sure how to help her since she's already in her teens and I think she is really trying to do what she's supposed to. I watch her almost every minute and even take her to work with me every day but she still occasionally pees on the carpet. I love this little old lady and would really appreciate any suggestions for gently helping her figure this out.

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Why is my dog shivering and hunched up?

by Fonda
(hughes)

My dachshund has been acting odd. She has been shivering and she looks a bit hunched up. She also doesn't want to go down stairs or jump in a chair. I'm a bit concerned.

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When does a standard dachshund stop growing?

by Brittney

What month or age do standard dachshunds stop growing.

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Dachshund behavior

by Heather

My girl is 4 years old and I just adopted her from another family who had her for 2 years. Prior to that she was in a shelter. I call her a dachshund because she looks like a long-haired one but she has long legs so I'm guessing there is another breed in there.

My concern is although she is very loving and never really makes a fuss she is like a rag doll in your arms. You can pick her up and hold her and if you put her down on the couch she just folds into the position you left her in and won't budge. She doesn't seem very responsive. The only time she comes alive is when I walk her. Is this a typical dachshund behavior or maybe it just her getting adjusted to her new home?

I'd appreciate any feed back. Thank you, Heather.

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Markings on a puppy

by Caroline

Does a chocolate and tan puppy's markings get stronger with age or weaker?

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LittermateSyndrome

by Kim

We just brought home 2 miniature dachshund brothers. They are 3 month old. We did not give much thought to having them both until we got home and my husband did a google search. He cannot find anything positive about raising them together. I really need advice. We can still bring one back. Should we or should we keep them both?

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Anxiety

by Andrea

Just purchased a mini dach and I think he's having anxiety , he has urinated on the floor and is very attached to one of my children, if she leaves the room or cannot see her he starts to cry, he almost looks like he is in a state of panic.

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Male or Female ?

by Liz

We have a puppy now of 10 months - a boy and we would like to get a second dachshund - is it more advisable to get another male or a female and would it be a sensible age with our first dog to get a second puppy. He is a real fun little dog and as we all work we wonder if a little pal for him would be a good idea. Thanks

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Can't Walk

by Eddie

My 13 year old doxie can't use her back legs. The biggest problem is when she pees, she cant stand, so she has to lay in her own pee when we put her on her teetee pad.

Is there a device we can use so shes not peeing on herself?

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How rough is too rough when playing

by Lindsay

I have a 14 month old male dachshund and we just got a 7 week old male. The transition is going well, except when they play. The older one seems to be a little rough and dominating.

They are always supervised, but I think I may be acting a little over protective. The older one Charlie, is usually wagging his tail, but always seems to keep the younger one, Dexter, pinned down. I'm wondering what is normal and when should I interven?

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Puppy colour

by Olivia

My puppies are two weeks old but I can't define what colour they are. The mother is black and tan and the father a shaded red but the puppies have black down their backs a pale reddish head and chocolate coloured flanks. Do they not get their true colour till later? or are they chocolate? their noses are all black, perhaps they are going to be black and tan?
Confused
Olivia

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Aggressiveness around toddlers

by Derick


I would like to find out how I can get my dachshund to be more calm and less aggressive towards children. He's about 6 years old now.

There were no children during the 1st 4 years since we have had him but now that there is, he is not accepting them and just keeps on barking and nipping at the children.

How can we teach or show him that he needs to accept them and that they mean no harm!

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Potty accidents when left alone

by Karen

I have a 3-year-old mini dachshund who is 90% housebroken when I am home. When I go out Whether for one hour or eight, I am almost guaranteed that she will have pooped on the floor or carpet when I get home. I leave potty pads for her which she is generally good about using to pee. But I may just not be so good at finding those accidents in the carpet. Is it too late to do anything about this? I crated her when she was a puppy, but after a couple months she started going right in the crate, so I just let her loose. I'm getting ready to move into a home with new carpeting, and I can't have her ruin it.

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My Dachshund is 8 1/2 years old and has been losing the hair on his ears for several years. today, his ears barely have hair and the ear tips have rough edges on them. Help

by Robert

His ear problem is causing him to twitch his ears quite often and we are worried for him. Can you suggest why this is happening and if you have a solution. Many Thanks

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Will a chocolate/tan offspring from a dapple mom, have dapple puppies?

by Sharon
(Anthony)

Will a chocolate/tan from a dappled mother, maybe have dappled offspring.

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eyes

by Meribeth

Whitish gray film on her eyes. Vet says it's not cataracts. Dog is 14. Anyone know?

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My 8 month old dachshund refuses all kibble and can foods.

by Patricia
(Kelly)


I have tried without success all brands of kibble and can foods for my 8 month old dachshund. She will eat cooked chicken and loves dried chicken treats and cat food. I have withheld food for a couple of days ( as my Vet recommended) to get her to eat the Cainin kibble or any other brand that I have offered her. She ate Canin puppy for her first 3 months. I am very worried for her health.
Help!

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Wind sucking or heaves

by Tammy
(Shaddox)

My 9 year old doxie heaves or wind sucks, the last 5 years or or so. I've been told it's sneezing, but it seems respiratory like a structure. Is this common and is it sneezing? I run his neck and it seems to pass but tonight it seemed to last longer than before. Thanks , Tammy Shaddox

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