7 Essential Questions to Ask Before Getting a Dachshund

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.

prevent injuries

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.

 health risks

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