101 Things Dachshunds Want You To Know

Have you ever wondered what your Dachshund would say if he or she could speak? Well, as you can hear, my miniature dachshund Jimmy DOES speak! So, I asked him to share 101 things about himself and the dachshund breed that he thinks you should know. And, in his own words, this is what he said . . .

#1 – I’m a BIG dog in a small body

#2 – I’m the smallest of all the hounds 🏆

#3 – My name ‘dachshund’ means ‘badger hound’

#4 – My ancestors were bred to catch badgers

#5 – Dwarfism gives me my characteristically short legs

#6 – Height is a dirty word to someone like me! 😂

101 things dachshunds want you to know. Happy dachshund being held and cuddled by his owner

#7 – I’m extremely loyal to my paw-rents 💕

#8 – I follow my Mum around like a shadow

#9 – I’m territorial and guard our family home 🏠

#10 – My job is to bark at anything and everything

#11 – I take my job VERY seriously! 😂

101 things dachshunds want you to know. A dachshund under a blanket with nose poking out

#12 Burrowing under blankets is my thing

#13 – I scratch at my bed before sleeping

#14 – I can sleep 12-14 hours a day ⏰

#15 – I’m quite lazy 💤

#16 – I do need daily exercise

101 things dachshunds want you to know. Dachshund being exercised while out on a walk

#17 – I can walk long distances when I want to

#18 – I WON’T walk if I don’t want to! ☔️

#19 – My fur-ends are allowed off the leash

#20 – I’m NOT allowed off the leash! 🙄

#21 – My paw-rents have trust issues! 😂

101 things dachshunds want you to know. Dachshund sat on the floor while on a lead

#22 – I can run at speeds of 15-20 mph 🏁

#23 – I’m an escape artist and need to be fenced in

#24 – I’m proud of the holes I dig in the garden 🏡

#25 – I have strong hunting instincts

#26 – My paw-rents’s have to warn the rabbits! 🐰

#27 – Squirrels are the enemy 🐿

101 things dachshunds want you to know. A dachshund waiting for dinner sat next to a dinner bowl and a clock

#28 – I’m obsessed with food

#29 – I can tell the time ⏰

#30 – I pretend I’ve never been fed

#31 – I’ll do pretty much anything for treats 🙃

#32 – I love carrot and cucumber 🥕

#33 – Which is good because I’m prone to obesity

101 things dachshunds want you to know. Dachshund looking for someone to pick him up before he jumps up the stairs

#34 – I’m also prone to Intervertebral Disc Disease

#35 – I get carried up and down the stairs

#36 – I’m miniature in size

#37 – Some of my fur-ends are ‘standard’ in size

#38 – ‘Tweenie’ is our nickname for the in-between size

#39 – I don’t discriminate on size! 🙂

101 things dachshunds want you to know. Miniature dachshund sitting on the floor in an apartment

#40 – I’m the perfect size for apartment living

#41 – Did I mention how loud I am? 📣

#42 – I can get anxious if left alone too long

#43 – Chewing is a hobby 😆

101 things dachshunds want you to know. Dachshund happily chewing a bright pink ball

#44 – Fetching balls is fun ⚽️

#45 – But I prefer toys that squeak 💥

#46 – My job is to remove the stuffing

#47 – I’m VERY good at my job! 😂

101 things dachshunds want you to know. Mischievous looking dachshund sat on the bed

#48 – I’m smart and pick things up fast

#49 – I don’t let on how smart I am 🤣

#50 – I make out I’m difficult to train

#51 – I have more important things to do than potty training! 😂

#52 – I’m VERY stubborn!

101 things dachshunds want you to know. Dachshund laying his head on his owner's shoes and refusing to go out in the rain

#53 – I’ll point blank refuse to go out in the rain ☔️

#54 – But I’ll happily jump around in the snow ☃️

#55 – Fleeces keep me cosy and warm

#56 – I live for sunny days! ☀️

101 things dachshunds want you to know. Comical dachshund laying in the sand sunbathing with sunglasses on

#57 – I’m a bit unsure around big dogs

#58 – I’m happier being around my own kind

#59 – I could live with another dachshund

#60 – Some of my fur-ends live with cats 😸

101 things dachshunds want you to know. Cat fast asleep on top of a dachshund

#61 – I’m a natural comedian and entertainer

#62 – I’ll steal your socks when you’re not looking 🤣

#63 – I know when I’m being naughty!

#64 – I have VERY selective hearing! 🙉

Black and tan puppy dachshund sat outside in the garden

#65 – I’m black and tan

#66 – My breed has 6 natural coat colours

#67 – I’m against Blue and Isabella breeding 😡

#68 – I’m wire-haired

#69 – My fur-ends are smooth and long-haired

A smooth-haired dachshund and a long-haired dachshund sat in the garden together

#70 – I like having a brush

#71 – I don’t shed that much.

#72 – I do suffer with itchy skin

#73 – I love rolling in poop

#74 – I’ve been known to eat poop! 💩

#75 – I HATE having a bath 💦

Dachshund with a shower cap on, covered in shampoo in the bath

#76 – I prefer to stink!

#77 – I want to be on the sofa 🛋

#78 – I’ll yap if I want something

#79 – I’ll nudge if yapping doesn’t work

#80 – I always get what I want eventually 😀

#81 – I’m VERY persistent!

Dachshund laying under the duvet in his owner's bed

#82 – I roll on my back for attention

#83 – I love a tummy tickle

#84 – I’ll shake my paws if you stop

#85 – I grin when I’m happy 😀

#86 – I have a VERY waggy tail!

Girl sitting on the floor cuddling a dachshund

#87 – I like licking your face 💋

#88 – I’m great with kids

#89 – I know lots of tricks

#90 – I’ve proved I can speak 💬

#91 – I can ring a bell 🛎

#92 – I can shake a paw 🐾

Dachshund shaking paws with his owner

#93 – I’m a very popular breed 

#94 – Everybody wants to meet me 😊

#95 – I travel well in the car 🚘

#96 – I love sausage group walks 🌭

Cute dachshund being stroked while laying on his owner's lap

#97 – I love my family 💕

#98 – I have the biggest heart ❤️

#99 – I could live 12-17 years or more

#100 – I think I’m human 🤣

#101 – I KNOW I’m loved (… my Mum tells me often enough!) ❤️


So, there you have it, 101 things dachshunds want you to know. I think this proves how amazing this loyal, noisy, comical, stubborn, smart, playful, loving, short-legged, long-bodied breed is. Dachshunds are most definitely the BEST dogs in the world (I’m just a tiny little bit bias!) and, once you’ve had one, you’ll fall in love with the breed for life! ❤️

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