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  • Jan 1, 2008 at 12:00
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    I find my black short-haired Daschund to be very family-oriented. Though I’ve tried, he will not socialize with any people or pets outside of the family. He is smart, courageous, alert, healthy, perky, happy and sometimes stubborn. He’s definitely a hunting dog. (sharongc@yahoo.com)

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  • Jan 1, 2008 at 12:00
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    I have two of these lovely and lively dogs. They have very distinct personalities. They are also very protective of their territory. They often try to chase away much larger dogs. carolynmdgt@aol.com

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  • Jan 1, 2008 at 12:00
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    My dog is definitely a lap dog. She is smart and energetic. She is eager to please us but loves to chase lizards and bark at cats and deer outside our fence. She understands "out" "cookie" "lie down" "no". I love her.

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  • Jan 1, 2008 at 12:00
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    When I got married my husband said he only liked German Shepherds. I had a mini-daschund. He spent time with her, fell in love and now we have two girl mini-daschunds. The "girls" go everywhere with him. Now he tells people he only likes mini-daschunds and German Shepherds. They don’t like other animals and are scared around kids they don’t know, but we love them anyway.

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  • Jan 1, 2008 at 12:00
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    I have two wonderful daschunds. there names are Mickey and Jigger. Mickey is a long black hair mini he has a bad habit of eating paper. They are the most wonderful dogs to own. (dove75@comcast.net)

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  • Jan 1, 2008 at 12:00
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    I have a chestnut colored, smooth-haired daschund whose name isChester (or Chetty as I call him). He is very loving and loyal, he is very protective over me. He has the tendency to think that he is bigger than he really is! He always stands his ground when meeting a bigger dog! He’s not very fond of children, especially those that try to invade his personal space; it causes him to get nervous and cranky. Other than that, he’s a great dog and I love him!

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  • Jan 1, 2008 at 12:00
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    My son has a mini male daschund and 2 Jack Russells and find the daschund an arrogant dog who will not back down when chastised. He is inclined to go for you when you smack him, I just need some character profile on this breed as he is a temperamental but lovable fellow. Need to know how to handle his temperament.

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  • Jan 1, 2008 at 12:00
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    We have a 3 year old named Walter, AKA ‘Walter the Wonder Dog’. He does not fall into the common stereotypes for this breed, he is always happy and has never met a stranger, he is not yappy either, and is most content when being loved and cuddled – he is the very best snuggle buddy – and we all love him dearly!

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  • Jan 1, 2008 at 12:00
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    I bought my wire haired at a breeder in Herborn, Germany.. Her name is Lolaand she is a very funny and lovable dog. She weighs 16 pounds and is 3 years old. Lola is a very curious dog, likes to steal socks and other clothes. She loves our cat, Max, but the cat does not like her. Overall, she is a very cuddly and playful dog with a great temperament (though she does not obey all the time).

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  • Jan 1, 2008 at 12:00
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    We have a wonderful black mini daschund. She is very cuddly but also very territorial. I was wondering if anyone could help with this problem. I would like people to come and visit without being scared of her. I don’t want to pen her up all the time. She nipped the leg of a repairman that came in. Please help if you can. Thanks.

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  • Jan 1, 2008 at 12:00
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    I have a mini daschund named Jasmine who just turned 1 yrs old. She is also lively, curious, and very expressive. I love it when she sits on her bottom and lifts up her 2 front paws–she learned this trick all by herself!

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  • Jan 1, 2008 at 12:00
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    I have a year and 3 month old miniature black and tan dachshund named Tequila Sunrise at Morning- I call her KiKi. She is very tiny weighing in at a whopping 5 lbs. I love her and spoil her. She expects to be treated as royalty. Her good Points: Sweet disposition, loves people (especially men), loves to play with other dogs (of all breeds), she loves children. Her bad points: barks continuously at cats, very hyper, stubborn, destructive ( she destroyed the vinyl in my kitchen by digging it up), and even though she is a spayed female she seems to have a need to mark territory. I say that because she is good at doing all her business outside but she will actually try to squeeze out as much urine as she can on my carpet. It is usually only a small amount but it is very frustrating. I love her dearly but do not think I would ever choose another dachshund. I want a sweet, cuddly, calm, and obedient lap dog.

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  • Jan 1, 2008 at 12:00
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    My dachshund has always been Very protective of his family members. He just hates strangers, but after he sniffs a stranger and see that we accept them , he will. He is most loyal to my mom ( he’s her baby!). He loves to be covered with blankets, loves to sleep, lay on his back and in the sun. He does not do well with other animals. His bark sounds like something much of a bigger dog.

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  • Jan 1, 2008 at 12:00
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    I have 2 dachshunds. A mini black and tan dapple named STITCH and a very dilute red tweenie named BELLA. They are the most loveable dogs I have ever had in my life. They are 2 mushes. They do bark when they hear someone knock at the door or when they hear people outside our home. But they are like children….always wanting to be held and cuddled and loved. I wouldn’t trade my doxies for any other dog in the world.

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  • Jan 1, 2008 at 12:00
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    Missy is our baby. She sleeps in the bed under the covers. Missy loves everyone and only gets nervous around a lot of noise. She has offered to bite a couple of times but it’s been in bad situations like being stuck with a large needle or seeing a child coming with bad intentions. She loves to run outside and doesn’t meet human or animal strangers. She’s so full of love she doesn’t know what to do with herself at times. Ours lives are much fuller since she came to us.

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  • Jan 1, 2008 at 12:00
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    I have a beautiful Black and Tan baby named Vienna she is such a people dog I love her to death she loves to be cuddled loves to sleep with the kids on her back, We have been taking her to little league and softball games since she was about 2 months she is really comfortable with people she is just a little hyper sometimes and can never be left alone with any type of paper especially toilet paper!! I want to breed her and have more of these dogs I love them!

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  • Jul 12, 2008 at 12:00
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    My husband has a mini dachshund called Sam.He is very intelligent,he understands simple commands like" go to bed or go wee wee".When he is naughty he knows,he goes to his bed and sulks until you call him and stroke him and then he wags his tail.He knows he’s been forgiven.

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  • Aug 1, 2008 at 12:00
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    my mini dachshund is 5 months old, she is the most stubborn dog i have ever had but she is very good with people & other dogs. She understands the words as ‘sit’, ‘stay’, ‘come’ and one important command that she will listern is when we are out to do her business and i say samantha potty, she will do it. I am very proud of my little dog.

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  • Aug 14, 2008 at 12:00
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    I have always had really large dogs… but I now have 2 mini doxies. They have wonderfully different personalities and are by far the smartest dogs I’ve ever owned!
       
    Brodie the 9 month old male, is incredibly mischevious, loyal, playful, loving, protective and cuddly. Hiding under the covers, playing ‘catch me if you can’ and catching the ball are Brodie’s favorite games. He makes me wish I had that kind of energy.
       
    Aggie, the little 5 month old female is a little shy with strangers, but VERY bold with other animals and definately rules over Brodie! She is relentless in her quest for fun, cuddle time and sleeping – Brodie is really in trouble if he ‘bugs’ her while she’s napping.
       
    Both are dapples and seem to have longer legs than most mini’s…
       
    They come to work with me every day and I’ve found that my customers prefer seeing them to my merchandise! OH! They both like to hide little toys on the shelves with the clothing… they are both very clever.
       

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  • Dec 26, 2008 at 12:00
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    My Husband was deployed to Iraq. I thought a friend would be nice and purchased a 8 week old dushund I have named MR. Noodles.
       
    I know nothing of the breed, and have found him to make my days go by faster. He is hard to potty train. Some days he is great and then there is the day where he goes in the house. I have to keep every thing small picked up off the floor, he finds and chews on everything. He is smart, loves every one he meets. He is fearless, even when meeting dogs much, much bigger.
       
    i was not sure if we would be a good match, but got to say in one month he has won my heart and every one who comes in contact with him.

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  • Jan 9, 2009 at 12:00
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    I have a 6-month old chocolate/tan dapple named "Harley?.. He has the biggest personality of any dog I’ve ever known. He is ridiculously smart and already knows a dozen or so commands including: "Bed" (get into his bed), "Sleep?" (get into my bed), "Stairs" (use his stairs to get onto the sofa, rather than jumping), "Come", "Sit", "Stay", "Hush", "No" and my favorite, "time to wake up the girls!" at which time he runs up the stairs and into my daughters’ rooms. Harley loves the entire family, tolerates visitors and would just as soon eat strangers from the ankles up! He is extremely protective and hyper-aggressive. He guards his domain (house, yard and driveway) fiercely. He gets along well with our 6 year old black lab but is clearly the Alpha dog. He and the 9 month cat are inseparable. You’ll seldom find one without the other. He hates our parrot with a passion. He will bark, growl and lunge at the bars of her cage. Fortunately he does respond to "Weiner No!" perhaps even more fortunate, "Weiner No!" is a regular part of the bird’s vocabulary.
       
    Incredible little dog. Insanely difficult to housebreak but truly the most engaging breed I’ve ever owned.
       

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  • Jun 4, 2009 at 12:00
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    Hi,(LINEBREAK)We have a Dachshound his name is Critterbug.(LINEBREAK)He is six years old. You couldn’t ask for a better companion. He is one special little guy. He developed a back problem and we now have him on steriods. I feel so bad. I wish there was more we could do for him. He’s getting around better now, but he sometimes looks so sad. I wish there was something more to do for him too make him happy as he makes me.(LINEBREAK)kmarie(LINEBREAK)

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  • Jun 13, 2009 at 12:00
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    kmarie, I just read your post about Critterbug. I personally have 3 long-haired dachshunds.My oldest, Noodles, (mostly called Moma’s girl) ,will be 9 in August and in Jan. 2007 she ruptured a disc in her back. She couldn’t even use either of her hind legs. I of course, took her to the vet, they kept her there and on steriiods for four days. Before I could get her in though, I read some disturbing things about some vets and their theories on doxies with ruputures …they would put them down! I was appalled and beyond upset! Thank God I have a wonderful vet, after those four days, she called and said my girl would need back surgery and gave me a referral to the University of Ga vet hospital, and I had to go pick her up and take her directly there that day, that they were awaiting our arrival. I never cried so hard in my life looking into her sad little face, knowing this was major surgery and it may not even work. She looked so sad when I had to leave her. The doctors called me when she was out of surgery. Two days before I was allowed to pick her up the doctor told me she may not walk again, even if she did, she would never run again. I just wanted my baby back. The doctor made me promise to call him at 2 weeks home, and my vet could take out her staples.She was so excited to see me, as I was her. Within those two weeks many days she looked so sad, and frustrated with me for making her do physical therapy 4 times a day, but she finally did start to perk up. Today, not only can she walk, but yes, she can run. I know they put Critterbug on steriods, but the truth is he doesn’t feel good, and really aren’t we humans sad when we’re hurt. Give him time and he will bounce back. If possible some great PT for him would be swimming. It really does help and it takes pressure off the spine while he streghtens his back muscles again. Good luck and please post and let us know how he’s doing. Good luck and God Bless…Deej

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  • Dec 31, 2009 at 12:00
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    We have always had big dogs but a friend of mine of a daschund and I just feel in love with him so we set off on a quest for one. Now our 1.5 yo daschund is just a huge part of our family. She gets along with the lab and other small dog we have as well as our two kids. She is very protective of "her" things, toys, bed, house, yard, driveways, etc. But only with strangers, she is very friendly to our family and will put a stranger and dogs in their place. She weighs 7lbs and when she comes across another dog, especially the bigger dogs, she becomes this 100lb bully! However she is the most loving little thing and if you have a blanket, you will find her under it. Then every single toy that has a squeaker in it, she makes sure it comes out. She is such the life of our family and a smart dog for sure! She knows all the basic commands and even pick up toys, she will literally find all the toys and put them in her basket and "Oh no I’m scared" where she will go to the nearest blanket and hide, so cute and makes for a show when friends and family come over. Our other dog is 1/2 daschund and not sure of the other but she as well is the very same as the full blooded. Both of them are great guard dogs and so lovable. We have to make sure there is nothing in the floor other than their toys because they both love to chew on everything and yes for hard to potty train. Some days are better than others but even keeping them on a schedule does not help. But everything else about them make up for for it, plus having hard wood floors helps. Everything about them make them the best dogs to have. IMO!

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