True dog lovers know how different all dog breeds are, not just in looks but in their internal affairs as well. However, Getting the oldest Dachshund is the best decision you will ever make.
We are pretty sure you already know how a greyhound is even-tempered, athletic, gentle, very quiet, and a sweetheart. Whereas Golden retrievers, although might be big and beautiful with their blonde and golden curl locks, are super loud and bark too much. They’re quite friendly and kind, trustworthy, and quite intelligent.
Nonetheless, when you come across a Dachshund, you’ll be surprised not to love this breed at first sight. You can fall in love with a Husky Pomeranian, Chow chow, and obviously Bichon Frise at your first glimpse.
You can’t fall in love with the oldest Dachshund for the same reasons as these other dogs. But hey! That doesn’t mean God created this dog for no reason! There’s a lot of reasons to buy this dog, let’s not dig into physical appearances like the rest of the world. Let us be different and present to you 10 reasons to get a Dachshund.
Which type is better? The oldest Dachshund or The Standard one?
Although they’re very small with an elongated body, there are two types of Dachshunds.
One is known as a standard Dachshund and the other, miniature.The term used for them is ‘Tweenie’. So not very eye-catching, but their innocence is on a different level. So yes, if you’re looking for a cute doggo mainly for his innocent looks and a petite body, go for Dachshund.
They will make you drool over them
Dachshunds can steal your heart ( at the second glance of course) with their silly antics, dedication, and devotion to you once they find out you’re their owner (or even going to be one). Like they say about Dachshunds, “They’re like chips. It’s hard to have just one.”
Dachshunds will amaze you with their hunting skills
Dachshunds are known as hunting dogs. Their sense of smell is so sharp they can predict and run to catch a rabbit, badgers and various other small animals you may not see in the dark.
Basically, they are the animals that were born to hunt especially those who live in the narrows and burrows.
‘You don’t train them, they train you’
They might be innocent but there’s a saying that goes ‘ You don’t train Dachshunds, they train you.’ which is absolutely correct. The reason is, they’re known to be stubborn and strong-willed.
It’s quite hard to train them but once done with their session, they prove to be actually smarter than some of the other dog breeds. So buy them, adapt them for their smartness, not their stubborn-ness.
The oldest dachshund: your buddy forever
Dachshunds can prove to be your long-lasting companions living up to 14-16 years old. So you don’t have to worry about a thing except for, of course, getting a new Dachshund considering how amazing it is to keep them.
The best protectors ever
There’s another saying that goes for Dachshunds’ owners, ‘You will never need a doorbell.
Dachshunds are enough’.Like we said earlier, they’re the least barking dogs but when a mailman passes by or there’s someone at the door, you won’t be needing a knock or a bell to know their presence. You Dachshund’s bark will tell you itself.
Train them for whatever you want
One fun fact about Dachshunds is they hate the rain or humid weather. Since their body/ tummy is close to the ground, they can’t tolerate rain splashing on them from the bottom too.
They’ll prove to be quite stubborn at first when you want to take them out during rain or even after-rain walk when the pavements are wet. But once trained (for quite some time) they won’t find it as hard. People call this habit of them ‘Wet Belly Syndrome’.
Oldest Dachshunds are prone to obesity but you can control their diet and make them as fat and chubby as you want to depend on how cute they seem to you!
Cute little piles of energy
They are quite energetic. They’ll have you exercising with them. Most Dachshunds are known to easily go for a 4-5 mile long walk.
No need to cuddle with your pillow anymore!
And we’re here to the last reason why you should get a Dachshund.
This being the biggest, should make you get one right about now and that is… they love SNUGGLING! And! One bonus fact, they’re loyal as heck! Any Dachshund owner will tell you ” oldest Dachshunds are crazily loyal to their “pack”.
YOU are their pack.”