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Old 06-19-2012, 10:43 PM   #31 
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I hear all this talk about weiner dogs. I had one, looks cute right? Wrong, little vicious thing lured you in with cuteness then CHOMP!. I got stuck with him when my father-in-law died. His name was actually Rat Dog for many reasons.
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Old 06-20-2012, 11:52 AM   #32 
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LOL.... evil....
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Old 06-20-2012, 05:24 PM   #33 
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They were bred for dragging angry badgers out of their burrows.. tough little dogs. I think people forget they are actually a hunting breed, not a toy breed. I recall the old dachshunds, standard size, were quite large and calm dogs, I never met a nasty one. IMO, it's the show circuit and the quest for tinier and tinier dogs that's made the breed as fundamentally neurotic as it is. Then add that to owners who don't get that they're not actually a small/toy breed and spoil them.. it's a shame to see what they're becoming. The original dachshunds were awesome, smart and loyal and not overly aggressive.
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Old 06-20-2012, 05:29 PM   #34 
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The one back on my grandma's farm in Poland grabbed me when I tried to pet her, she had some sort of animal guts and was protecting it. I was 4.. the start of my weenie fear. She was a big one too.
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Old 06-20-2012, 07:26 PM   #35 
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GROOOOSSSSS! lol, and i am more terrified of Chiuaua's tbh lol.
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Old 06-20-2012, 07:43 PM   #36 
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They can be bad for food aggression, I've noticed, if it's not dealt with on from a young age. My last dakkie had it bad, but he was raised in a not so great environment with no training at all and lots of dogs competing for food, took a lot to get that out of him and even then I wouldn't have trusted him with non-family around his food bowl.

They're not fabulous with kids, in my experience, unless given a decent amount of socialisation/training. But a lot of them aren't, it seems. Maybe because they're seen as little/harmless dogs and such. Until they bite.

Like any breed, owners ought to do some research into the instincts the dog was bred for and be prepared for dealing with it. But that's the whole problem with dogs, isn't it. Lol, I can honestly see dakkies being on the dangerous dog list if they were more attractive to the ignoramuses who want a 'tough' looking dog but aren't prepared to handle it properly.
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e got a chiuaua and he was so sweet :) he was the size of a small rat, he slept on our pillows with us :)
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Old 06-20-2012, 07:50 PM   #38 
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Mm well back in the country it was survival of the fittest for the overrun dog packs, lol.
When my friend who owns a daycare got a weenie pup I just knew something would go wrong. Didn't even take 3 days before the pup snapped at thankfully her own child (if it was one of the kids she takes care of it'd have been big trouble). He had to go.
They've always just creeped me out, those big beady eyes, that long body. One of my friends has a dapple named Pickles and she's the sweetest thing ever though.
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Old 06-20-2012, 08:28 PM   #39 
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Wiener dogs are evil
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little weenie dogs will rip and shred at you.
This next part is not directed to anyone who has ever put dog discrimination DOWN and stood up for what they believe in, but it is directed to the people that believe that a dog’s whole breed is ‘evil’ because of their personal experiences. I don’t get mad. Those of you who know me, you know that I don’t like to pick fights. I do not challenge higher power. But I am SICK AND TIRED of people calling Dachshunds evil. So there.
Please don't smack me down. Don't break me for this. DACHSHUNDS ARE NOT EVIL!!!!!!!!!
When people see a dachshund, they think 'Toy Dog', how cute! Doxies are not toy dogs. They want to be treated with respect and dignity. You know, Labs bite, Border Collies bite, Golden Retrievers bite... all dogs bite. Any dog will bit if given the chance. People say doxies are evil. My fish is evil. It bit me and drew blood. DOXIES are not evil. Sorry, but it disgusts me so much that you could just say that Doxies are evil. Seriously, I hope you realize what a stereotype you just made. You just told me that Doxies are evil little creatures that will bite anything they see. Dachshunds are notoriously timid around strangers. They have bad backs that they feel the need to protect. But they are loyal, wonderful dogs. I have one. And I am proud. And my dog, that wonderful, wonderful dog, that dachshund, did bite someone. But that does not make him evil. And hear this: no, he did not attack her. He was sleeping in his bed and she reached down and started petting his back when he was asleep. He did the natural reaction any dog would do: he scared off the predator that was going for his weak spot. Now tell me, does that make him evil? Does my dog protecting himself make him evil? He didn’t even bite the girl hard, just barely broke her skin. One teeny, tiny little puncture. And you know what he did. He felt remorse. We yelled at him from kingdom come right after he did that. And he cowered down and slunk outside.
And as I write this, he sleeps on my feet. He is 10 years old. He had back surgery at age 5 to repair a herniated disk. He is the most loyal and wonderful dog anyone could ever ask for. I love him. So think again before you slap down a breed, especially dachshunds. It is not the breed. It is the dog. And dachshunds do not like strangers. Does a person who is shy evil? No. So today, think about this: what makes a dog evil?

Please don’t come hounding down on me for my statements. I simply feel very strongly about the misconception of dachshunds.

Thank you for your time.
/Merry Christmas/

-Thomasdog (that’s right, my username is my dachshund’s name with dog after it.)








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Just one more thing:

This world would have a LOT less dog bites if people would learn to read their dog's emotions. I can. Please don't tell me that my dog should be put down. Because if you can 'see' what your dog is thinking like I can... well.... watch their face, ears, body, but most importantly, look at your dog's eyes. I think, and I really do think this: but eyes are the windows to our dog's souls.
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