Caring A Dachshund
In recent days there was an article about a rescued older Dachshund whom was abandoned by people claiming they could not care for the dog. Dachshunds are very high on the list of dog breeds that are often abandoned or turned in to shelters because the owners can’t handle them or they become too much work as they age.
Caring for a Dachshund comes with a variety of challenges. They are small, they have short legs, but very long bodies, and they can have major attitude! They require patience, persistence, and the financial ability to address any behavioral or medical issues which may arise.
Small dogs of any breed may have a size complex, but the Dachshund is known for sometimes being a little standoffish, snappy, and suffering from a tad bit of cranky! Of course, not every dog has such issues, but most people whom own them have the same list of behaviors which require some work.
If you buy or adopt a Dachshund, you must be committed to caring for and loving the dog no matter what comes your way when it comes to your new family member. Reading all you can, talking to your vet, and getting dog health insurance can help you get ready.
Bringing a dog into your home is work. If you get a puppy, they require constant supervision and care. And older dog is set in his or her ways and requires patience and an adjustment period. Dog ownership is not a perfect world. You really do not ever know what you’ll get when you bring a new dog home.
If you serious about adoption or purchase, check with your vet’s office to find out if they have information regarding a dog in need of a home, a local Dachshund rescue chapter, or the name of a reputable Dachshund breeder. Your vow to your family pet comes with work. It will pay-off over and over again with affection, companionship, and the knowledge that you are giving a wonderful life to a precious dog. There are few dogs on Earth with that special something a Dachshund has to offer. He or she will be loyal and loving and a genuine joy.