Dachshund Puppies for Sale in Scotland
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The Dachshund, also known as a Weiner or Sausage Dog is a loyal little dog who comes in various guises - with three different varieties of coat from smooth and short haired to smooth and long haired and wire haired versions.
Whatever your preference, there isn’t any doubt that the Dachshund is cute stuff with an outsize personality! He’s brave and bold for his size and he can be comical and loves to play. He’s also a good little watchdog although can become a bit of a barker and a digger, so training is essential in the early days to keep this dog in line.
The Dachshund is a cheerful, intelligent, assertive little fellow who makes an excellent doggy companion.
If you’re looking for a Dachshund puppy for sale in Scotland, then you should know that the Dachshund is lively, playful and a bit stubborn!
The Dachshund needs to be trained through fun games, a positive tone of voice, repetition of commands and rewards. He is a little dog who would not take kindly to any force or harsh treatment, therefore, he always needs to be handled positively and with respect to get the best out of him.
This breed of dog can make for a very devoted , loyal and loving pet with the right handling and there’s nothing he loves more than some nap-time on his owner’s knee after a run in the park.
An intelligent little fellow, the Dachshund needs both exercise and mental stimulation through play to keep him well behaved, otherwise he can become bored and a bit whiny and destructive if not trained properly.
Socialisation with as many humans, other dogs and pets should take place as early as possible. Meanwhile, the recall command should be one of the first that the Dachshund learns, as if he gets a scent of something outside, he needs to know that when you ask him to come back, you mean business!
He loves to roam around a garden, though he is a bit of a digger and owners should sink any fences well into the ground as the Dachshund is a known tunneller and escapee! Between this, and his hunting instincts, neighbourhood cats beware!
Description of the Dachshund
There isn’t any mistaking the Dachshund for any other breed. Although he can come with three different styles of coat, smooth, long haired and wire haired, the Dachshund is a small dog with a long, muscular body, broad chest and short legs. He is a fashionable, proud looking dog with his conical head held high and his swingy ears bobbing at the sides.
The breed that originated in Germany in the 16th century to hunt down badger and rabbits is compact, but powerful with strong front legs that are made for digging – and this is still one of his favourite pastimes!
The Dachshund has almond-shaped eyes which can be lighter or darker in relation to the colour of his coat. Accepted breed standard coats for the Dachshund come in the colours of black and tan, red, chocolate, chocolate dapple and silver dapple. His tail continues the line of his spine and is held in a slight curve.
The Dachshund stands at 20 – 27 cm tall and weighs in at between 9 and 12 kgs.
If you’re looking for a Dachshund puppy for sale in Scotland, it’s worth considering the unique idiosyncrasies of this breed of dog, before buying one. Owners must display alpha-dog status to get the best out of this breed. Dachshunds can live between 12 and 14 years old.
If you’re looking for a Dachshund puppy for sale in Scotland, then you should know that the Dachshund needs at least an hour of exercise per day – 20 minutes in the morning and 40 minutes in the afternoon would suit this little guy perfectly. That said he could do a lot more and would probably tire his owner out before he would choose to come home!
The Dachshund needs to be kept on leash outdoors as much as possible as the ‘hound’ in him means it’s in his nature to chase down any small animals and this includes cats which he would avidly chase around the neighbourhood! The Dachshund can also have selective hearing to absolute, zero recall skills when he gets a whiff of something downwind and that’s why he needs to be kept on a leash and trained in recall from the very early days.
It’s easier to look after a smooth-haired Dachshund’s coat than a wire haired one, however, on average the Dachshund needs to be at brushed at least twice weekly to keep his coat and skin in good condition. He’s not a particularly high shedder, but will shed in Spring and Autumn, like most breeds and may need a bit more brushing at these times.
The Dachshund will love the one-to-one contact during grooming with his owner, so it’s good to get into the habit of grooming him from the early days. This should include checking and cleaning his ears when necessary and clipping his claws to avoid them becoming too long. If unsure about this, you should take him to the vet to have this done.
The Dachshund needs to be fed twice per day – once in the morning and once in the evening on good quality food. Treats should make up no more than 20% of a dog’s diet and drinking water should always be available. Dachshunds can put on weight in latter years and owners should monitor this as these little dogs can have disc problems with their spines, which could be made worse by being overweight.
Cost of Keeping a Dachshund
If you’re looking for a Dachshund puppy for sale in Scotland, you should expect to pay in the region of £500 to £1600 for a pup from a reputable breeder. It’s always a good idea to visit the breeder in the pup’s place of birth with its mother to gauge the litter’s health before entering into any contract to buy a dog.
To keep a loyal little Dachshund in your life will cost an average of £60 to £100 per month. This allows for all grooming, feeding neutering and vaccination costs.