Dachshunds were domesticated by humans at first, they became our friends for 18,000 years. And scientists found reasons why you must adopt a dachshund. You can show these reasons for your friends, your family to convince them to adopt one.
1. Dachshund always make you laugh
Researchers at the Society & Animals magazine made a survey the people who own dachshunds and other animals. The question is how often they laugh a day since they started owning the pet. The results showed that people who own dachshunds or dogs said that they feel happier and laugh more than cats or other animals.
2. Dachshund is very loyal
In the past, dachshunds and other dogs lived in a herd. Now, these behaviors exist until now however, if you adopted a dachshund, he/she would follow you and be faithful to you. Mr. Stephen Zawistowski, a scientific advisor of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals said that when dachshunds were adopted, they would consider their owner a member of their herd.
3. Dachshund owner will become more friendly
Scientists of Liverpool and Bristol University said that doxie owners are more open and friendly than other people. That is proven when people walk their dogs and meet other people, that helps them have a chance to contact together especially they meet other dog owners.
4. They help you get stronger and more healthy
Indeed, science has shown that children who live in a family with dogs have a much lower risk of asthma and allergies than other children. A study published by the American Academy of Sciences says that a dog’s body can carry a bacterium called Lactobacillus, which helps children boost immunity against some common allergy viruses.
5. Owning a dachshund makes people more physically active
Obesity is a matter of concern for officer, a scientific study has shown that if these people own a dachshund or a dog, they will have the opportunity to fight the disease. According to a report from the University of Michigan (USA), 60% of dachshund owners have significantly reduced their weight because they spend at least 30 minutes a day walking their dog. Even older people who own dachshunds have a better health because they spend much time walking their dogs in the park or around the area they live in.
6. Dachshund can save your life or other animals.
The story of a Florida cat saved by a blood transfusion from a dog at the zoo has become an example of this point. According to scientists, some dachshunds and some dogs own a universal blood type – that is, the ability to give blood to other animals like O blood of human. Besides, dachshunds are considered as an alarm system to advise their owner when there are any dangers issued about 15 minutes. For example, epilepsy, before the owner suddenly falls down and twitches, the dog may alert his owner to be proactive.
7. Dachshund owners often have more purpose to live
This is especially suitable for elderly people when they are at a time to go to the heaven. According to a report by the Journal of Social Psychology, elderly dachshund owners will find more goals to continue living than others because they often care for their puppies. Even some elderly people said that raising dogs helps them feel more satisfied with life when their children are too busy with work so they cannot take care of their parents.
8. Dachshund owners will become more confident
Another research shows that owning dachshunds will help those who are self-deprecating (due to weight, appearance …) become more confident in social integration. Those who carried out the study give their dogs to 100 people with autism, who were afraid of social contact. After 10 months, 63 people were able to interact normally with others without any feeling of embarrassment or lack of confidence.
9. Owning a dachshund helps the owner feel happy
Just by interacting with the small friend every day, body of the dog owner can produce an active substance called oxytocin more than usual. According to scientists, oxytocin, also known as love hormones, plays a role in reducing stress, stabilizing blood pressure and increasing feelings of closeness.
Are these reasons enough to convince you to take a 4-legged friend home? If the answer is yes, be ready to take on the responsibility of a reliable companion with this lovely animal.