Many dogs love to swim but Doxies are not a typical dog which begs the question – do dachshunds like to swim and are they good at it? It’s a common misconception that all dogs love water and are expert swimmers. . .
Even a light shower can send some dogs into a frenzy. Every dog is different so we can't guarantee that your Doxie will like or hate water. Some dogs of almost all breeds just hate water (except, maybe, water dog breeds like Labrador retrievers).
- Swimming is a great way to keep your dog in shape and help it lose weight. Dachshunds are prone to obesity as well as joint and joint problems. Canine hydrotherapy is a thing and it's great for many dachschunds.
But there are actually some dog breeds like the English bulldog who are physically incapable of swimming even if they wanted to. So, does the same apply to Doxies and their short legs? Can dachshunds swim or should you steer clear of any large body of water? Let’s discuss.