Male or Female?

Do Male And Female Dachshunds Have Different Personalities?

Yes, male and female Dachshunds can have slightly different personalities. In general, male Dachshunds are more fun-loving, clownish, even-tempered and dependent. While female Dachshunds tend to be more independent, temperamental and reserved.

But there are plenty of Dachshund owners who would say their dogs are the opposite of this!

Every Dachshund has their own personality. You might find that your Dachshund doesn’t follow any of the specific traits that are usually associated with either males or females.

What Are Female Dachshunds Like?

This is what female Dachshunds are like:

  1. Female Dachshunds love attention too, but want it on their terms and will move away when they’ve had enough (not like males who just want MORE all the time!)
  2. Female Dachshunds like fussing in smaller doses
  3. Female Dachshunds mature faster than male Dachshunds (males are just big puppies forever)
  4. Female Dachshunds are more independent and reserved than males. This can make them seem aloof or standoffish (but really it’s just their way and doesn’t mean they’re not affectionate!)
  5. Female Dachshunds are very task-oriented. This means they seem to be more focused when you’re training them, but don’t seem to get so much enjoyment from it as males
  6. Female Dachshunds seem to be more territorial and wary of strangers
  7. Female Dachshunds like to be in control and may get sulky if they don’t get their own way (you’ll know because she’ll give you the silent treatment and the side eye!)
  8. Female Dachshunds are definitely more prone to mood swings – she’s absolutely lovely when she’s in a good mood, but may get a bit grumpy if she’s in a bad mood
  9. Female Dachshunds are known to be a bit wily when it comes to getting their own way
  10. Female Dachshunds are happy to sleep a lot during the day
  11. Female Dachshunds are more prone to gaining weight, especially after being spayed (although both males and females are prone to obesity)

What Are Male Dachshunds Like?

This is what male Dachshunds are like:

  1. Male Dachshunds are more snuggly
  2. Male Dachshunds are more welcoming of strangers and may even give them a cuddle!
  3. Male Dachshunds stay puppy-like all their lives
  4. Male Dachshunds ADORE attention and will happily let you fuss over them for ages
  5. Male Dachshunds can be very demanding of your attention!
  6. Male Dachshunds are very loyal to their humans (this is lovely but you need to train them not to be over-protective of you, as this is where behavioural issues come into play)
  7. Male Dachshunds are more fun-loving and LOVE playtime
  8. Male Dachshunds are great at being silly and clownish
  9. Male Dachshunds are very outgoing and more open to new people
  10. Male Dachshunds are consistent in their moods
  11. Male Dachshunds tend to become more attached to their humans
  12. Males are said to bond quicker with children
  13. Male Dachshunds are very food-oriented (which makes training all the easier!)
  14. Male Dachshunds are more likely to mark their territory by leaving a scent (pee!) on objects inside your home. Normally on things like walls, furniture or curtains.
  15. Male Dachshunds love to please you, especially when they get lots of praise for it (again, perfect for training!)
  16. Male Dachshunds are more likely to hump things if they haven’t been neutered, although neutering doesn’t always stop this behavior.
  17. Male Dachshunds don’t have seasons to deal with (like females do) but, before being neutered, they will be able to impregnate females who are in heat so need to be watched very closely