Dachshund Puppies for Sale
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Is there anything special I should know before I search for Dachshund puppies for sale?
If you like mischief packaged in a long body with short legs and big, brown eyes, then you may want to start looking for Dachshund puppies for sale. While most people probably picture a smooth coated brown dog when they think of the Dachshund, these dogs come in different colors and have long, smooth, or wire haired coats. You can also choose to buy a mini or regular sized Dachshund.
- Be sure you find out if the litter you are looking at has a family history of back problems. With their long backs and short legs, these dogs have a tendency to develop issues with their spines. While it is considered to be a hereditary problem, you can lessen the risk of spinal injuries by not overfeeding your Doxie and making sure no one drops it or carries it in a way that places strain on the spine.
- Other problems to ask about are bad knees, eye problems and epilepsy. Some Doxie colors are more prone to eye problems, including blindness, than others.
- Think about your lifestyle. Doxies are active, energetic little dogs and were bred to hunt. If you are a couch potato or work long hours, your dog may find ways to entertain itself that will not meet with your approval.