So You Want A Dachshund Puppy?
Before you purchase your Dachshund puppy, consider why you want a Dachshund in the first place. It will greatly determine what sort of puppy and what sort of Dachshund breeder you are looking for. Simply searching for Dachshund puppy breeders will not necessarily guarantee you your desired result.
Naturally you will want a pedigree Dachshund puppy. Buying a pedigree Dachshund from a registered breeder is the best way of being certain that you are going to get what you pay for. Unlike simply buying a Dachshund – or any other breed of dog for that matter - without a pedigree certificate, if you buy a pedigree Dachshund puppy you have a reasonable idea what your adult Dachshund will look like because pictures of adult Dachshunds abound, especially on the internet.
All puppies look cute, and Dachshund puppies are no exception. But you need to know what your Dachshund is going to look like when it is fully grown. You also need to know, as far as possible, that you are buying a healthy puppy. That is the main advantage of buying a Dachshund puppy with a pedigree certificate from a Kennel Club registered Dachshund breeder.
You also need to see the mother. That is important. If you see the mother then you have a fair idea how your pup will turn out. Does she have the right temperament to suit your lifestyle? Unless you are planning to show your Dachshund, breed standards don’t matter too much. It is your puppy’s temperament that is most important. The fact that your Dachshund might not be suitable for showing or fit the exact breed standards doesn’t matter a hoot if you want a happy, healthy, family pet. But at least by buying your Dachshund puppy from a specialist Dachshund breeder, you have a reasonable idea what you are going to get for your money.
Of course if you are buying a Dachshund puppy for the purpose of showing it, then that is a different matter. You will want the best puppy your money can buy. But if you simply want a delightful and faithful family pet or companion dog, then the best way of ensuring that is to buy your Dachshund puppy from a registered Dachshund breeder, see the mother, check the pedigree certificate, and look forward to many years of happy Dachshund owning!