Dachshunds have grown in popularity over the past few years. Due to social media, they have been depicted as easy-to-care-for, good to train, and unproblematic pets. And while some dachshunds will be effortless, dachshund dog breeds, as a whole, can be difficult to care for. This lack of understanding of the dachshunds often leads many first-time pet owners to desire this breed. Unfortunately, in more cases than one, these dogs often end up in shelters within their first year of life. This is mostly because owners begin to realise they’ve bitten off more than they can chew.
But, just what exactly makes this breed so bad to care for? We’ve explored this in depth.
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Why Dachshunds are the Worst Dog Breed
Yes, it’s true that dachshunds are smart. This usually makes for an easy-to-train pet, right? Wrong.
Dachshunds, on top of being smart, were once bred for hunting. This natural instinct makes them incredibly reactive and sometimes violent. Should they become frustrated with training, their sly tendencies will encourage them to stop trying altogether. If there are external sources present, like birds, you are almost guaranteed that their focus will divert to this stimulus too.
Did we mention that because dachshunds are so smart, they will often choose to ignore your training? This is because they often realise that you are trying to condition them, which they don’t like. So, most training sessions often turn into a battle of ignorance.
Dachshunds breed their demeanour changes when they don’t get attention
Dachschunds love attention. They quickly establish strong loyalty to their owners. This is what makes dachshund dog breeds so lovable. However, if they lack affection and love from their owners, they can quickly succumb to destructive behaviour. This includes tearing up furniture or even fighting with other household pets. On the topic of pets, if they feel another pet is getting more attention than them, they may attack.
No matter how loyal they are to you, Dachshunds may even bite you if they want more attention. This can lead to distrust between owner and pet.
Dachshunds Breed They Bore Easily
As dachshunds are small dogs, they can adjust to any living circumstances quite well. Whether it be a house, apartment, or farm, they are quite adaptable. However, they like to explore. So, if their adobe is too small or doesn’t change often enough, they will get bored. Like not getting enough attention, can lead to the destruction of your furniture and personal belongings.
Even if they have toys at the ready, they can get bored of them too. This primarily comes due to the intelligence of dachshund dog breeds. After all, imagine if you had to play with the same toy over and over each day. The most hyper of dachshunds may require two walks a day to keep their brain stimulated and their mind away from destructive tendencies.
Dachshunds Breed A Poor Diet Can Have Endless Repercussions
Dachshunds, better known as sausage dogs, are renowned for their long bodies. Though this makes them adorable and unique, it also leads to major health problems. Some of these health problems can be so severe that owners have no choice but to put their dogs down.
One of the elements that can play into these health problems is diet. Should your dachshund eat too much or eat the wrong foods, they can put on excessive weight quite quickly. This weight places a large strain on their spine, causing them pain and weakness. In severe cases, this pressure can impact their legs, which can impact their mobility.
Dachshunds Breed They Require Constant Grooming
Most of the time, when you think of short-haired dogs, you think about an easy-to-care-for, no fuss pet. This couldn’t be further from the truth when dachshunds are considered. Dachshunds typically require much more cleaning and brushing than regular dogs. They can also shed a lot, which can leave your home messy if this is not brushed each day.
Another little-known fact is that dachshund dog breeds can also experience halitosis. So, if you aren’t brushing their teeth daily, you can expect their breath will smell very bad, very quickly. These enhanced grooming needs mean that you need to make time for their care every day. You also need to commit to not become complacent regarding their grooming, as this has negative impacts.
I’m a dog breeder, when can I breed dachshunds?
What many people don’t know is that one of the things that can impact the temperament of dachshund is breeding. You should only breed dachshunds if the male and female have a good temperament. This can reduce the chances that the litter is aggressive, stubborn, and aggressive. You must also consider the age of the breeding dog. Breeding a male dachshund older than 10 can lead to health repercussions in the litter. The same goes for females after the age of five.
Many of the aforesaid conditions and situations can also be found in other breeds of dogs. So after saying that if you own a Dachshund you maybe the happiest person in the world. Here at DBBC, we love them as well. If you have more questions about your responsibility as a breeder, we’re here to help. Reach out to our DBBC team to find out more today.
Shyne Cavalli is an accomplished writer, Dog Breeder, and Animal welfare advocate. License and breeding registration holders: SUPPLY #: BIN0002583563378 – DBBC: D8819 – AA: 93740. She has introduced the “SHM” her brand of puppies and nurtured and cared for them since 2015. To learn more, visit her website at www.dogbreedersbrisbane.com.au. Interested in joining a Dog Breeders Club? Go to: www.dbbc.com.au