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10 Hilarious Things Only a Dachshund Owner Would Understand

Written by: Arlene Divina
Arlene Divina, one of the content writers at IHD, loves going on adventures with her adorable fur baby. She now creates informative content for pet parents. Read more
| Published on May 15, 2023

Howdy, my fellow Dachshund devotees! I see you’ve been lured here by our shared admiration (and mild exasperation) for our beloved wiener dogs. As a lifelong Dachshund owner, I’ve gathered a collection of hilarious anecdotes, each a testament to the irresistible charm and unique quirks of our long-bodied companions. So sit back, enjoy, and prepare to resonate with these 10 hilarious things only a Dachshund owner would understand.

1. The Great Blanket Heist

Prepare to bid goodbye to your favorite blanket the moment it meets your Dachshund’s keen eye. With their innate burrowing instinct, our adorable fur missiles have a special talent for turning any cozy fabric into an impromptu cave. And don’t even dream of reclaiming it; the moment you see that snuggled sausage dog, your heart will just melt.

2. Selective Deafness Syndrome

If you think your Dachshund didn’t hear your command, think again. These adorable rascals have perfected the art of selective hearing. As soon as there’s a whiff of a bath in the air, it’s as if their ears have gone on vacation. But rustle a bag of treats, and they could hear you from Mars.

3. The Squirrel Stalker

To a Dachshund, every squirrel is a supervillain that must be ceaselessly barked at, chased, and kept under vigilant watch. Your peaceful afternoon reading session? Not a chance. The squirrel saga is an all-day, high-stakes drama that our furry pals won’t let you ignore.

4. The Doxie Diva

Does your Dachshund have a favorite spot on the couch? Of course, they do! They also have a favorite spot on your bed, at the dining table, and basically, anywhere they please. And don’t dare sit in their spot unless you’re ready for a stare-down that can outlast eternity.

5. The Lap Conqueror

Regardless of their size, in their minds, Dachshunds are the ultimate lap dogs. If you’ve got a lap, they’ve claimed it. Trying to work on your laptop? Too bad, it’s time for cuddles. And heaven helps you if you need to get up; you’ll face the guilt-inducing Doxie pout.

6. The Master of Sploot

Nothing can brighten your day quite like the sight of your Dachshund sporting – that adorable stretch with its hind legs splayed out behind them. It’s an unexpected yoga pose that triggers an immediate photo session, even if you’ve seen it a thousand times before.

7. The Doorway Dilemma

Dachshunds can be the embodiment of indecision when it comes to going in or out. They’ll beg to go out, then the moment you open the door, they’ll dart back in. This game can continue for quite a while, leaving you in a constant state of doorway limbo.

8. The Foodie Fanatic

Ever seen a Dachshund pirouette? Just try holding up a treat. They’ll become a whirling dervish of excitement, their tiny legs a blur of motion. And let’s not even discuss the sound barrier-breaking speed at which they devour their meals.

9. The Sock Bandit

For a Dachshund, socks are not merely clothing items; they’re high-value contraband to be hunted and hoarded. If you’re missing a sock,

look no further than your Doxie’s secret stash. Just be ready to negotiate with treats for its safe return.

10. The Bedtime Bedlam

Bedtime is not the end of the day; it’s the beginning of a nightly turf war. Your Dachshund will claim the prime spot, usually right in the middle, and you’ll somehow contort around them. Because who could disturb that sweet, sleeping face?

Life with a Dachshund is a delightful medley of laughter, surprises, and wholehearted love. They may be stubborn, and their antics may leave you shaking your head in disbelief, but there’s no denying the immense joy they bring into our lives. After all, who can resist the charm of a wagging tail attached to a sausage-shaped body?

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Feel free to share your own hilarious Dachshund tales in the comments. After all, we’re all part of the wonderful, wacky world of Dachshund ownership, and there’s no better way to celebrate it than to share a good laugh together.

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