Dachshund Questions

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Dachshund Questions

A Visitor asked the following question on 1/11/2006
Does anyone have experience with a poodle and dachshund living in the same house. We have an eight year old dachshund and are thinking of getting a poodle puppy a new pet for my wife and as a companion for the dachshund.

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1/20/06 Dachshunds well pretty much get along with any breed. I raise Border Collies and Dachsunds. They run and play in the house together all the time. Sussie Sussie
Whispering Pines K-9's
1/22/06 The issue here is NOT what the other breed is, but rather, how they are introduced, etc. IF your dachshund is a male, you just need to be sure the new puppy understands "pack mentality", and that he is the boss. Dachshunds are unlike all other breeds...much more like their cousins the wolves...in that they rank themselves. If you have a female, however, it could be tricky. I have been raising dachshunds for over 20 years, and have seen it all...but the worst problems are with introducing a new dog to a female dachshund. You just HAVE to let them sort it out. AND especially...do NOT "baby" the new dog in front of the dachshund. She definitely HAS to be the alpha...fed first, goes outside first, etc. Or else I have seen them try to kill the "intruder", be it human or animal. Good luck. Eileen
Arimich Dachshunds