Your Purebred Puppy, Honest Advice About Dogs and Dog Breeds

How to care for your Dachshund. Honest advice on caring for Dachshund puppies and adult dogs – Miniature, Standard, Smooth, Longhaired, and Wirehaired. Feeding, training, and health care.

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Dachshund dog breed

Dachshunds (Miniature, Standard, Smooth, Longhaired, Wirehaired)...
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By Michele Welton. Copyright © 2000-2014



Dachshund Dog Breed Review

Dog breed reviewWhat's Good About 'Em,
What's Bad About 'Em.


The most honest dog breed review you'll ever find. Temperament, personality, behavior, traits, and characteristics. As an Obedience Instructor and Breed Selection Consultant for over 30 years, I give you my honest opinions about the breed – I hold nothing back.

Dachshund FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions about the traits and characteristics of Dachshunds – both sizes (Miniature and Standard) and all three coats (Smooth, Longhaired, Wirehaired).


Training Dachshunds

I'll show you how to teach your Dachshund puppy or adult dog to listen to you and do what you say. My training methods are based on respect and sensible leadership. No hitting, yelling, choke collars, shock collars, or clicker training.

Dachshund Health & Feeding

Learn about the best dog foods, vaccinations and booster shots (needed or not?), natural treatments for Dachshund health problems, spaying and neutering pros and cons, and more.

Buying or Adopting a Dachshund

Good breeders versus bad breeders – how to tell the difference. Adopting your Dachshund from a rescue group. Temperament tests for evaluating Dachshund puppies and adult dogs for sale or adoption.