Hope you can help. Thinking of buying a teckel as a pet and wondered if those of you who own them could give some info on temperament.
I currently have a standard smooth dachshund, he's 8 months old and coming on nicely. Sit, stay and leave have been a doddle, recall a little iffy but nowhere near as difficult as I imagined (and for a show bred dog his nose is as good as my old working lab).He can be aloof, especially towards strangers but to family members he's very happy and eager to please.
All things being equal we'd probably get another standard smooth dachshund but......... I am nervous about his physical robustness and we've been quite lucky in that he's quite leggy, the next could easily be a deep chested/short legged variety. Hence an European origin Teckel should be more robust.
I do love his character, I've had to adapt my normal training style to suit as he could be easily broken.
So any info on their character,nature and suitability as a country companion much appreciated .BTW I have had lurchers, labs terriers in the past, indeed this is the first 'pet' I've owned, so I do have some experience with working dogs.
Our 8 month dachshund