Finnish Spitz Dog

Finnish Spitz Dog Breed Profile

Today’s Finnish Spitz dog stems from its ancestors, northern Spitz dogs, which were owned by Finno-Ugrian tribes traveling across the lands of Eurasia and Finland. It is theorized that these early dogs were used as watchdogs. Soon after, they were used to help assist hunters. While most dog breeds experience crossbreeding through time, this dog…

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Lowchen Dog Breed

Lowchen Dog Breed Profile

Pronounced “Lerv-chun”, the Lowchen name means “Little Lion Dog”. This dog breed shares its roots with several other members of the Bichon family, such as the Havanese and Bichon Frise. The exact origin of the Lowchen is still unknown, even though several countries have all claimed to have started the breed (France, Russia, and Germany).…

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Dachshund Vaccination

Dachshunds – Vaccines

Vaccines are an essential tool in keeping your Dachshund healthy, but a few do carry some risk of allergic reaction. Knowing which are vital and which are optional can help improve your odds of doing good without doing harm. – Rabies Rabies vaccine is among the most important for your Dachshund, as it is for…

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Dachshund Training

Dachshunds – Training

Dachshunds are by nature an assertive breed. First bred in the 1600s to hunt vermin, they still retain their independent, “go get ‘em” attitude. That makes training a little more challenging in their case than with some other breeds. But, with patience and the right techniques, they can be shown that you are the alpha…

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Dachshund Digging in the Sand

Dachshunds – Temperament

Dachshunds are independent. Dachshunds are loving. Dachshunds are playful. Dachshunds are aggressive. How can all this be true of one breed of dog? Well, it is. Dachshunds are among the most complex and interesting breeds precisely because they encompass all these attributes and many more besides. Bred in Germany in the 1600s to chase vermin,…

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Dachshund Training

Dachshunds – The Proper Diet

Despite the sometimes frantic comments of advocates of ‘natural’ dog food, commercial dog foods are fine for your Dachshund. Some of those concerns are well placed, though. A diet that is not too rich and not too lean, full of healthy ingredients is best. But that advice is far too vague as it stands. What…

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