At Mary’s Precious Puppies in Kansas, I have beautiful dachshund puppies for sale! In addition to other breeds, I am a dachshund puppy breeder and I take a lot of pride in the quality of my pups. If you are looking for dachshund puppies whether you live in Kansas or anywhere else in the country, don’t worry – I am willing to ship you your new furry friend, but be aware that I prefer to do so via ground shipping for the pups’ sake!
Dachshund puppies are utterly adorable, and my pups are sure to be a welcome and loved addition to your home. Please read below for more information on dachshunds!
In appearance, a typical dachshund is long-bodied and muscular, with short, stubby legs. Its front paws are unusually large and paddle-shaped. Long-coated dachshunds have a silky coat and short featherings on their legs and ears. The breed’s skin tends to be loose, a trait developed so that it doesn’t tear while tunneling in tight burrows to chase prey. The dachshund has a deep chest that provides increased lung capacity, giving it extra stamina when hunting prey underground. The breed also has a long snout with an increased nose area that absorbs odors.
Dachshunds are playful and energetic animals that love to play and go on walks with their owners. They’re extremely loyal dogs, and often become very attached to their families. They enjoy sleeping with their owners, and can be very protective, as well, often being suspicious of newcomers that intrude onto what they consider their territory. Though dachshunds have a lot of energy, the breed has a propensity for stubbornness, and is known to chase small animals, birds and tennis balls with great determination and ferocity. This can make them sometimes challenging to train. They also are avid digging dogs, and burrow with great success thanks to their disproportionally large feet – part of what makes them so effective at pursuing smaller animals that like to tunnel.
The breed is known to have spinal problems, especially intervertebral disk disease (IVDD), due in part to an extremely long spinal column and short rib cage. The risk of injury may be worsened by obesity, jumping, rough handling or intense exercise, all of which can place greater strain on the vertebrae. It is estimated that 20 to 25 percent of Dachshunds will develop IVDD in their lifetimes.
At Mary’s Precious Puppies, I have many beautiful dachshunds available and new litters arriving regularly. To find out more about adding one of these pups to your home, give me a call today at 620-224-7139.