Reputable breeders provide AKC registration papers proving purebred status.
pup AKC registered
Ask to see proof of genetic and orthopedic screening of parents to reduce risk of inherited conditions.
sire and dam health tested
Dachshunds have lots of energy and need at least 30-60 minutes of activity per day. Can you commit to this
Ask for tips on ramps, steps, exercise limits, and weight management to protect their vulnerable backs.
Dachshunds can be stubborn. Get tips on positive reinforcement training techniques.
challenges may arise
This clingy breed needs proper socialization and independence training as a pup.
prevent separation anxiety
Discuss spine, knee, eye and dental problems common in Dachshunds so you know what to watch for.