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What is the temperament of a Dachshund terrier mix?

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Although every dog is different, Dachshund terrier mixes are generally very energetic, intelligent and fearless. Dachshund terrier mixes are often referred to as toy rat doxies.

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Any dog that is part terrier will be curious and energetic. It will need plenty of exercise to keep from getting into trouble, and when mixed with a mild-mannered Dachshund, terriers are generally easily trainable using positive reinforcement.

When choosing a toy rat doxie puppy, be sure to visit with the puppy's parents before taking one home. Observing the parents if possible will give a possible owner valuable insight as to the puppy's personality and temperament. Puppies raised by aggressive or timid parents will likely exhibit the same personality traits when older.

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