About LuLu the Trained Dachshund Mix Puppy
- Status: Adopted!
- Adoption Fee: $250
- Species: Dog
- General Color: Black
- Color: Black and Brindle
- Current Size: 17.6 Pounds
- Current Age: 1 Year 6 Months (best estimate)
Lulu came to us from a high kill shelter. She is so sweet and deserves a home to call her own!
Update July 30: Lulu is going to camp! What? you ask. She is going to participate in the University of Doglando kids camp. During this two week period she is going to be spending her time with one lucky camper as they both learn the ins and outs of dog ownership and responsibilities. What a time they will have!!!
Camp dogs spend two weeks in intensive one-on-one time and training. She will learn to walk on a leash, sit and stay, participate in agility sports, to jump and swim in a pool, proper behavior in public areas and so much more! What a great training start for the lucky family who adopts Lulu!!!
According to www.dogbreedinfo.com, the Dachshund (pronounced dak sund) originated in Germany many hundreds of years ago. "Dachs" is the word for badger. The Dachshund was bred to hunt and follow these animals to earth, gradually becoming highly evolved, with shortened legs to dig the prey out and go down inside the burrows. Smaller Dachshunds where bred to hunt hare and stoat. Dachshunds have many "terrier" characteristics. They are versatile and courageous dogs and have been known to take on foxes and otters, besides badgers. Lively and affectionate; proud and bold, almost rash. Tenacious. Can be willful and clownish. Curious and mischievous, they are very clever and may attempt to train the owner rather than allow the opposite. Devoted to his family, some fanciers feel the long-haired variety is calmer than the other two types. The wire-haired variety is more outgoing and clown-like. All are slightly difficult to train. Dachshunds are good dogs to travel with. They are best with older, considerate children and are moderately protective. These little dogs like to bark (their barks are surprisingly loud for their size) and are compulsive diggers. They are generally okay with other pets, however, they can be jealous, irritable, obstinate and very quick to bite. Sometimes they will refuse to be handled. They should not be over fed, for this breed tends to gain weight quickly. They have a life expectancy of 12-15 years.