“I have three dachshunds because one just isn’t enough,” Membreno said. “These dogs are the best companions, they’re great with kids, and they bring endless amounts of laughter into the home.”
Membreno recently discussed personality traits and characteristics that are unique to dachshunds.
About the Dachshunds
Dachshunds were first bred in Germany to hunt badgers. They range from about nine to 32 pounds and may have short or long coats. Dachshunds are characterized by their long backs and short legs.
A dachshund’s legs may be short, but they are also strong, which is why they can dig their prey out of hard-to-reach spaces. They also burrow well. Dachshunds are now typically family pets in most countries, but they’re still used for hunting in Europe.
The Dachshund Personality
These small dogs are known for their big personalities. They are brave and are known to fight or take on animals much larger than themselves. Some dachshunds are aggressive towards other dogs or people they don’t know. They’re known as excellent watchdogs.
Dachshunds are known for being difficult to train due to their stubborn personalities. However, it can be difficult to stay upset with them, as they’re also known for being playful, clever, and comical.
Dachshund owners tend to be patient because these dogs are known for digging and destructive when not trained properly. They are also prone to disk injuries due to their long backs. It’s important that dachshund owners do not allow them to climb stairs or jump onto furniture.