“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.
Facts About Dachshunds
“There are many interesting facts about dachshunds the public doesn’t know,” Fernando Jose Cuellar Membreno said. “These are some of the most unique dogs out there.”
Membreno outlined the following facts that are unique to the dachshund breed:
- The dachshund was the official mascot of the Olympic Games held in 1972 in Munich. It was the first official mascot of any Olympic Games.
- A dachshund named Winnie was the first dog successfully cloned in Britain.
- Two of the 23 dogs that held the title of “Oldest Living Dog” by Guinness World Record were Dachshunds. They lived to be 21 and 20. Dachshunds usually live between 12 and 15 years.
Fernando Jose Cuellar Membreno and His Dachshunds
Membreno currently has three dachshunds who he calls his “little army.” He is a family man with a strong love for his children and all animals. He hopes others will consider adopting dachshunds, as they can bring endless joy and personality into any home.