We are thinking of getting a daschund but have read conflicting things on how they are with small children. Our kids are 11yrs,2yrs & 4mths. We also have a Boxer and Chihuahua. Any advice on how they are with kids and other dogs????
Well I own a dachshund I don't have kids but my doxie has met youngsters she's a little stand offish about them and isn't a big fan of their tendencies to poke at her, she gets scared and a little defensive, but as long as they don't get too rough, she doesn't really mind. If raised with them and as long as your kids know the ground rules on how to respect a dog, there really isn't any problems, they get along with other dogs too as long as they are properly introduced and raised with them.
Doxy's seem to be one of those breeds that will decide they dislike kids if they're around the wrong ones to me. Tougher than they look, were used for fighting badgers. Your kids seem to be okay with your chihuahua. You will have to be careful of your doxy's back though, and the kids typical way of carrying around dogs and leaving them in higher places could present some issues, so I would read up on that part. And am I the only one here who has noticed some slight differences in temperment in the coat types? Most doxy owner's who have always had doxy's and several of the different coats usually have the same view, but I was wondering what everyone here thought since this thread has to do with doxy's. Easiest to hardest, wire, long, short.
I have three dachshunds and two children who are 4yrs old and 7 months. They do really well with the kids, can at times get tired of the constant attention, but they generally find a place to hide, wich lets my girls know it's time to stop playing. Sonnie our most recent addition has been in my daughters room since he got here (voluntarily too lol) he seems to enjoy playing with her and would rather be an extension of her shadow lol.
yes coat types and colors seem to go with a dachshunds temperment and personality. As a Vet tech, I say they are "color coded for OUR protection" lol. A red smooth dachshund will most likely be more standoffish to strangers and show aggression if cornered. Black and tan smooth coated weenies are more upbeat, willing to please, and enjoy meeting new people. They can have fear aggression but not typically. Dapples go either way from what I "hear", but I have not met an aggressive one yet. The long hair weenies are harder to read in my opinion, it's always a 50/50 with them, so I tend to try and feel them out first lol.
Hello. I've had three Doxie's all good with children even protective of them which I've been told is rare. My older Doxie I had to put down early last year due to health problems but he was always in my daughter's lap and at the time she was only 5. Prior to that I had him and also a younger female and she loved my daughter and you'd find them both playing together all of the time and the female doxie was very protective of my daughter meaning if she went up the stairs or something or if a stranger came towards my daughter she'd jump in front of her and bark and let them know hey this is my baby. It was cute and she never ever bit anyone she just barked at them to let them know. However, this particular female at the tender age of 2 became very dog aggressive and began attacking my other dogs and after months of trying to work with behavioralists we decided to rehome her and she is now living the life of a queen as the only dog. I now have a 4 month old mini chocolate doxie and she absolutely loves my daughter who is 6. They are constantly playing together and I'm so suprised at how gently the puppy is with my daughter because she sure isn't that gentle when she's playing with me and I have the marks to prove it LOL.
Hope this helps. Just make sure that if you decide to make a purchase verse going through a rescue league that it's through a reputable breeder and that you've done your homework to make sure they aren't a puppy mill.
We have a black and tan daschund with three kids, 8, 6, and 3 years old. The dog is a male and very protective of our house but as gentle as can be with the kids. I would suggest a standard or tweeny vs a mini with kids, our daschund is 20 lbs and I don't have to worry he'll get hurt with the kids. It's how the dog or any dog is raised, you have to train him that the kids are above him in ranking. This dog is the best we could have chosen for our family.
I have 5 children from the ages of 2yrs to 8yrs and our Dachshunds are wonderful with our kids. We bought our 1st Dachshund as a family pet 4 years ago as a puppy and she has been great with the kids. Also we have gotten 3 other rescues 1 older male, and 2 older females that have been wonderful with the kids. Our dogs actually like and choose to spend more time with them than us. My 2yr old son can lay on them, pull their ears tails and squeeze them with hugs and they lay there and take it.
To be safe you could either get a puppy or if you choose to adopt check to see if the shelter has evaluated the dog yet with children and I also would advise talking you children to meet the dog before adopting.