Owing to their history as hunters, Dachshunds are known to be aggressive towards other animals and do not get along well with other pets. However, if they are socialized with other pets and animals at a young age, they will learn to get along. A Dachshund puppy will truly benefit from the right kind of training.
Dachshunds are excellent as family dogs. They are very loyal to their owners and are extremely lovable creatures. They also get along well with children as long as they are treated well.
Dachshunds who have adapted themselves to being a part of a family do not like being left alone. They tend to get stressed when left alone and crave care and attention.
Dachshund breed dogs can have three types of coats - smooth, long, and wirehead. The dogs with long coats are the toughest to groom, as their coats need to be cleaned and brushed every day. The dogs with wirehead coats also need to be brushed several times a week. The dogs with smooth coats are relatively easier to groom as their coats require brushing just once a week.
Dachshunds tend to bark a lot, owing to their history as hunting dogs.