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Dachshunds Take Doggie Paddlin' to a New Level


Dachshunds aren't known for their swimming prowess, but these cuties prove they really are hot dogs with their doggie paddle talents.

Dog owners know that water is just made for a dog swimming all day long, especially during the summer. Granted my pup won't leave the water no matter what time of year it is! The love of water vs. being on dry land can vary by dog breed and size. We all know Labrador Retrievers love spending time in large bodies of water.  But can a dachshund swim in a pool?

In a viral TikTok video, these wiener dogs show that hot summer days are meant to be spent in the pool no matter your size.

Swimmin' Little Doggies


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While Dachshunds are not known to be natural swimmers due to their short legs. But these little doxies are having the time of their lives in the shallow water of this swimming pool. Set to the Bee Gees with a little In Da' Club thrown in for good measure these little sausages are paddling almost perfectly to the beat of the song.

The dachshund swimming in the pool near the end of the TikTok video looks like he is made for the water. Their long bodies wiggle through the water as the small dogs paddle through the fresh water. Its clear that the dachshund loves the water.

How Do I Get My Dachshund Dog to Swim? 

It's true that not all pups are good swimmers, and it's not just doxies. Bulldogs and Basset Hounds are not known for being the best in water.  If you want to watch your dog swim around in a pool like these cuties, keep in mind that due to their short legs they aren't really strong swimmers. The first time dachshunds swim should not be in deeper water. Water safety should be top of mind when you are giving your pup swimming lessons. Start in short spurts in a paddling pool to get your dachshund used to being in the water. It may take some getting used to, but your pup can learn to like being in water, even though it might not be its favorite thing.

Dachshund Water Safety Tip

One of the best safety tips I know of is getting dog life jacket to keep your pup out of trouble. If you start using a life vest at a young age, you pup will get used to the feeling and get used to swimming. This one from Amazon has great reviews and comes in a multitude of sizes.


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