DRBC Factoids

Our dogs range in age from six months to 21 years of age. Many people believe that a dachshund has outgrown its puppy years at age one; however, dachshunds remain puppies and do not fully mature until five years of age. Considering an older dog may be more advantageous for your needs because they are usually house trained and are more easily trained.

Dachshunds come in four basic sizes:

  • Mini (up to 12 pounds),
  • Tweenie (12 to 20 pounds)
  • Standard (20 to 28 pounds)
  • Teckle (28+ pounds)

Note: Being overweight does not count in any category!

What to Know About Our Rescues

  • Coats are short hair, long hair, or wire hair.
  • Coat colors range from red to black and tan to brindle to dapple.
  • Most of our dogs are healthy but some do have medical problems. These problems are fully disclosed prior to adoption.
  • The dachshund breed is loyal, loving, and intelligent. They are curious and protective. They love to be cuddled and have a desire to please their owners. In return, they ask for love from their owners and a warm and comfortable home.
  • Initially, because some of our dogs have suffered abandonment or some emotional trauma, they do require patience, love, and guidance to fit into your world.
  • Many of our “rescues” come from owner turn-ins for reasons such as a family divorce, death of the owner, a move to an apartment, or an owner no longer able to care for their dachshund. Others are from animal shelters or strays who have been found wandering.
  • All of our dogs receive a physical examination by our veterinarian, who specializes in the dachshund breed. Each dog is spayed/neutered, vaccinated, dental checked, heartworm tested, and started on heartworm preventative. He/She is then released to “foster care” where the dog lives with a family and is evaluated for temperament, ability to get along with other dogs, children, etc.
  • DRBC attempts to get as much information as possible on the dachshund turn-in. This allows the rescue to better evaluate each dog in an attempt to find the “best” fit for the dog and a new family.