Welcome to Doxies 101
Learn About Dachshunds

Find out why it’s a good idea to work with a dachshund rescue to adopt a dachshund, how meaningful it is to foster long little dogs, and why so many people choose to adopt a dachshund (bed hog)–for keeps!

Learn more about the dachshund dog breed and understand what makes them tick (walks, treats, sunbeams). Why were dachshunds bred to be small? Quick answer is they were bred as hunting dogs, there are more details in the articles below. What are the concerns are about their backs (IVDD), the details about senior dachshunds, dentals and much more!

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What Does a Dachshund Rescue Do?

Rocky Mountain Dachshund Rescue helps homeless dachshunds get the necesssary veterinary care they need and help them find a new forever family... READ MORE

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Little Legs, Long Body and a Loud Bark

I have little legs but, could beat you in a race. I am long but, can squeeze under a fence. My bark is loud and contagious. I was bred to hunt but, love to cuddle. My nose is hound and gets me into trouble. My nickname is “wiener dog” although I am tough as nails. What dog breed am I? I am a dachshund. READ MORE

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Frosty Faces - Senior Dachshunds

Our sleepy, frosty faced senior dachshunds are cherished friends among adopters. They are more mellow than younger dachshunds, and oftentimes very sweet and snuggly. They still are fans of good flavored treats and food. Take their vitamins like the champs they are, and are sweet friends. READ MORE

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Dachshund Dentals

...Imagine living with tooth pain for weeks, months or more. Without regular dental care this can be what your dachshund is going through but can’t tell you about. Tartar can really build up and regular dentals (not necessarily yearly) are needed to keep this at bay... READ MORE

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What is Cushing's Disease?

Cushing's disease, also called hyperadrenocorticism, is a condition where your dachshund's body produces too much... READ MORE

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Dachshunds in the Rockies

Living with dachshunds in the Rocky Mountains gives us a few challenges and things to be aware of on their behalf. While we have four seasons the weather trends have blurred the lines a little. Here are some things you can do to provide some TLC and help your furry legged friends through the seasons.

In Salt Lake City, Utah, where the Rocky Mountain Dachshund Rescue was founded, we sometimes have more than neighborhood cats; we’ve had mountain lions, raccoons, birds of prey like eagles, hawks that make it down into the neighborhoods near the mountains... READ MORE

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Doxies: Dig, Bark & Play

The Dachshund is one of the most popular breeds in the world and has been for many years. They are small, affectionate, and loyal dogs that are considered to be great family pets... READ MORE

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Health Challenges Faced by Double Dapple Dachshunds

...Blue eyes are not uncommon, but neither is poor eyesight, blindness, micro eyes and even missing eyes, deafness, poor hearing; things not so cute for the dogs suffering with them. It’s crucial to shed light on the health challenges that come with these distinctive coat markings... Genetics comes into play in order to get a double dapple coat, and the coat comes with well known disabilities that are not worth the risk. Double dapple coats have two merle alleles, MM. These alleles are variations of genes that affect traits... READ MORE

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Homemade Dog Treats

It is super easy to want to spoil our sweet dachshunds because they are so delighted to have something yummy just for them! It’s also just as easy to give them too many–so small batch dog cookie baking is recommended. We also recommend refrigerating or freezing the treats to make homemade dog cookies (without preservatives) last a little longer... TRY THESE RECIPES

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Trimming Away the Terror

Nail trims are a common source of stress for pets and owners alike, but there are many things you can do to set yourself and your pet up for success with at-home nail care. READ MORE

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Potty Training your Pet

Potty training your new pet is a daunting but, necessary task. READ MORE