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Old 08-07-2007, 04:47 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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We have a short-haired red mini-Dachshund. Anyone else own a little hot-dog? If you have pics, feel free to share them, Im sure my wife would love to see the other weiners.
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Old 08-07-2007, 11:35 PM
 
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I don't currently have a Dachshund but grew up with them and have had several during my life. I love them and how full of life they are.
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Old 08-08-2007, 08:28 AM
 
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I do not currently have one, we lost our last doggie friend in late april this year. So sad... And are debating whether to try and replace her. Starting anew with a puppy is a big undertaking!
She was an awesome dog, many people said so, not just us. Friendly and could take her anywhere.
We love the breed and have had them for many years. We also adopted a 8 year old long haired "tween" size dachsie. She was with us for 9 additional years.
They are a very long lived breed - both of our longhaireds lived until 17. With virtually no health problems. The key is to keep them the correct weight and don't let them jump on and off furniture to keep that back healthy. Also, both were prone to dental problems, likely because they lived so long. I wish I had brushed their teeth like the vet told me to do.
Later in life, both developed blindness. But to no detriment, animals take that kind of stuff a lot better than humans.
Best personalities - I have been told that the longhaired ones are mellower than the smoothaired. And neither were "lap dogs". They were much too curious about what was going on in their house. Not overly loyal - they were not the kind of dog that ever felt bad about making a mess - like some breeds I have had.
The one we just lost was a finicky eater, but the other rescue dog was a total pig. Had to watch the food around that one, she would get into anything.
Real clowns. And great watchdogs - although we worked with both ours to not go overboard on the barking, just let us know who/what is there and then quiet down. Could not recommend a better breed than longhaired dachshunds!
Glad to see other dachsie lovers out there.
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Old 08-08-2007, 05:31 PM
 
Location: Utah
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Here's a picture of my 6 year old Dachshund/Toy Poodle mix. I adopted her in September 2001. People are surprised to see a weiner dog with curly fur.
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Old 08-09-2007, 07:08 AM
 
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Dachshund/Peekapoo mixed. [IMG][/IMG]
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Old 08-09-2007, 07:45 AM
 
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So cute!!!
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Old 08-10-2007, 12:05 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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How bizarre!

Im a straight-breed lover myself. Ill have to get pics of Biff up on here for you all sometime.
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Old 08-13-2007, 09:00 AM
 
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And to all dachsie lovers - don't forget to visit your local dachsund breed rescues for a possible pet. They have great dogs available. Sometimes older dogs, that could be a great fit for you!
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Old 08-15-2007, 01:07 PM
 
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We have a 10 week old smooth red female. Love her but she seems a bit mean at times. Always biting our face, and toes, etc. but she is still here.
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Old 08-15-2007, 08:50 PM
 
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As much as I love Dachshunds, and I have owned several in my life, I would not own one again. The reason I wouldn't is I could not endure watching another one suffer with back problems. My last one was at times in sooo much pain, it killed me. At one time she lost all ability to walk for several months and dragged her back legs. In time she was able to walk again but I could not bare to worry about that ever happening agin.
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