13 Most Common Dachshund Personality Traits

Funny longhaire dachshund sitting on their hands

Dachshunds are spunky, lively little dogs, but don’t be fooled – this hunting breed is also chock full of prey drive, sass, and a few other traits that you may not be familiar with.

While there are different coat types of Dachshund (wired, smooth, long haired), and they do vary slightly in personality sometimes, Dachshunds mostly share the same general personality traits.

The common characteristics we discuss in this article are the same for both Miniature and Standard Dachshunds. 

Top 13 Personality Traits of Dachshunds 

There are many personality traits that make Doxies special.

Some are commonly viewed as negative personality traits of the Dachshund breed, some are positive or negative based on a person’s ability, perception, and expectations, and some are seen as positive traits that make the breed so endearing.

Below are 13 of the most common Dachshund personality traits, listed in no particular order.

1) Dachshunds Can Be Needy

Dachshunds can be super needy, leading to separation anxiety and other behavioral obstacles.

They are known to be “shadow dogs” because of their desire to follow humans around the house and into the bathroom.

If you don’t want standing by you and moving around your feet constantly, a Dachshund may not be for you. On the other hand, if you want constant company and attention, they might be your perfect match.