Dachshund’s All Day

 All in a Dachshund’s Day
I came across a photo online that had more reaction than I have ever seen on a dog forum. The dachshund was firmly stuck in the sleeve of a jumper with just his eyes and nose peeping out. The only other part of the dog which could be seen was the frantically wagging tail. As soon as I saw this I knew straight away that it wasn’t an act of barbaric cruelty but in fact, the dog had burrowed his way down the sleeve quite voluntarily. I know this because my dachshund does it quite often and seems to find it a great fun activity. In fact, Darcy loves to do this so much he actually tries to do it whilst I am wearing the jumper!
Dachshunds were originally bred to burrow so it is an instinct which has been passed down for many centuries. They also love to sleep completely submerged under a blanket or snuggled closely to someone and they crave warmth and comfort.
Anyone who has ever owned a dachshund would not be at all surprised by this weird behaviour, but the very well-meaning dog lovers on this particular forum were calling for a visit from the RSPCA.
The people screaming animal cruelty were also unable to see that a dachshund very rarely will let someone do what they don’t want him to do. It is highly likely that if a nasty individual tried to force a dachshunds head down the sleeve of a jumper he or she would be in receipt of a very nasty reaction.
Seriously, you don’t have to go to any trouble to make a fool of a dachshund, he will willingly do it all by himself.
It is a worry when they get themselves into these scrapes and should never be encouraged but it’s just what dachshunds do, they are a law unto themselves.

  4 comments for “Dachshund’s All Day

  1. 3rd May 2018 at 7:11 pm

    This is interesting! I didn’t know they were bred to burrow, but our friend who has a ton of them would always carry them around all wrapped up when they were pups and they would be so happy, lol 😂 So cute. Great post!

    • waggytalesdogblog
      3rd May 2018 at 7:23 pm

      They were originally bred to flush badgers out of their dens. Thank you hope you’re ok xx

      • 3rd May 2018 at 8:07 pm

        That’s amazing and explains the behavior then. Thanks! All is great. Hope all is well with you too. 💜

      • waggytalesdogblog
        3rd May 2018 at 9:35 pm

        Lovely to hear from you x

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