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Dachshunds – The Irreverent Vet’s Opinion on the Dachshund

Dachshunds – Dachshunds are interesting little dogs that have a lot of personality. They are loyal dogs with a nice long lifespan. The breed is not particularly active but enjoys walks and play time.

Although they can be somewhat stubborn, they are reasonable family dogs. Generally, they are gentle dogs and not extremely aggressive. However, some breed lines can be nippy and may not be suitable for very small children. In veterinary practice, we see a lot of dachshunds that develop back problems so make sure you get yours from a reputable breeder.

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