Different breeds come with unique temperaments and miniature Dachshunds are no different.
Together with adorable looks, badger dogs are known for their high-spirited and keen intelligence. Right from a young age, Dachshunds are even-mannered and with the right environment, they can carry the personality to adulthood.
So, are Dachshunds jealous dogs? Dachshunds are fiercely loyal, a trait that comes with lots of jealousy.
As a matter of fact, they get aggressive when their owners shift attention to other pets or people.
Your pup will also not enjoy sharing toys or anything they consider personal property including sleeping mats and feeding bowls.
In particular, mini Dachshunds do bark a lot when they are jealous or feel threatened.
They bark to scare away strangers and draw your attention back to them. Intense barking is also a way of letting you know that your canine buddy is lonely, bored, or in need of exercise.
To ensure that miniature Dachshunds do not bark a lot, minimize the anxiety triggers. For example, exercise them for at least 30 minutes every day and get them a device to talk to them when you are away from home.
With a short and sleek build, mini Dachshunds were bred to hunt prey both over and underground. The practice is all but forgotten though and Dachshunds are now indoor pets.
On the other hand, given a chance, these doggies will dig burrows in your backyard. So, if you have planted flowers or a kitchen garden, better keep your furry friend away from it.
Like other pets though, temperament in doxies is subject to several factors including heredity, age, socialization, and training.
Based on heredity, there is anecdotal evidence that wirehaired Dachshunds are mischievous and trouble-seeking.
On the other hand, longhairs tend to be quiet and peaceful while shorthairs fall somewhere in the middle.
We will look at the different types of Dachshunds in a while.