16 Things only Dachshund owners know

Apr 23, 2015 at 9:30 a.m. ET

Dachshunds are more than just cute long-bodied, short-legged hounds. Small in size yet huge in personality, Doxies quickly school their owners on the fortitude and love it takes to embrace their canine spunk. Here are the furry facts that only Dachshund owners know to be true.

1. Dachshunds will bravely run intruders away from their turf

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2. Doxies are happiest when exerting their boundless energy

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3. Dachshunds are seriously fearless

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4. Dachshunds are small in size but huge on love for their family

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5. Doxies shamelessly bark at anything and everything

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6. Doxies never feel guilty — never!

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7. Doxies are born hunters

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8. Dachshunds are natural burrowers and need places to dig

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9. Dachshunds will eat anything and everything

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10. Training Dachshunds requires a lot of patience and a sense of humor

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11. Doxies are a diverse bunch

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12. Dachshunds can be friends with cats they are raised with

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13. Doxies are exceedingly determined to get what they want

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14. Dachshunds frequently find trouble

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15. Doxies are small but aggressive

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16. Dachshunds make you laugh without even trying

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