The most important thing is to feed your hound a complete, well-balanced diet that ensures they are kept in the best body condition. Each dachshund is different and depending on their life stage and age, it is important to combine diet and exercise to ensure they stay in the best possible body condition for their age. Diets may change during the life stages, but no matter what you feed your dachshund, ensure it has all the nutrients required to ensure a happy, healthy and active lifestyle.