Since the superior breed, the Dachshund was originally bred for hunting in the badger and fox den, the character of long-haired dachshund is characterized by courage, self-confidence, and active behavior. In order to crawl into a narrow foxhole full of self-confidence and without any fear, this dog breed was bred to have a confident demeanor.
This drive described above still slumbers in the long-haired dachshund, but it is less developed than its more pedigreed relatives, which makes it a more suitable house dog in comparison.
Important: If there is another pet, you should make sure to keep an open eye on them. Because with such a breed there is always the danger, even with the very best education, that the hunting instinct will take over out of a playful mood.
As relatively intelligent dogs, they are characterized by an inquisitive and eager-to-learn nature and also have a very independent nature.
As already mentioned, the dachshund had to rely on its own decisions without the instructions of its mistress or master during its originally intended use as a sole hunter in a fox’s den. Because of this, he is considered very stubborn and stubborn.
There are different opinions regarding the attachment of a long-haired dachshund. Some say that the hunting instinct described is accompanied by a strong bond with the owner. Others, on the other hand, claim that the willingness to bond in dachshunds is generally not as intensively developed in comparison to other dog breeds.
If you give your long-haired dachshund structure in a loving way and carry out consistent training, you should be able to form an intimate bond with your dog.