|Barked: Tue Sep 27, '11 8:30am PST |
|Sorry I didn't notice this until now.
In general, Doxies do tend to love other Doxies and smaller dogs in general. Some of them are afraid of larger dogs and can do the "I'm
gonna get you before you get me" routine.
They usually get along well with dogs that are part of their pack, no matter the breed.
If you socialize them with all sorts of dogs when they're puppies they'll probably be fine. Lupi is almost 4 years old and gets along with all kinds of dogs, big and small. She prefers to play with other Doxies or smaller dogs, but she'll happily greet bigger dogs too.
As far as the barking goes, I think that's a bit dependent on the personality of the individual dog, but do expect alert barking from your Dachshund. I curbed Lupi's barking by feeding her whenever someone passed by the house. She doesn't bark at people going by now, but still lets us know whenever someone comes to the door. I just can't seem to break her of that. The best cure for nuisance barking, I've found, is to make sure my dog has plenty of exercise and mental stimulation to tire her out.
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