PURINA: Your Pet, Our Passion

TO ALL PET LOVERS: We would like to assure you that we are considered an essential business. Purina is operating as normal, our supply chains are open and all efforts are being made to ensure we can keep the stores stocked with product as best as we can during these uncertain times. We ask everyone to shop as normally as possible and to be considerate to ensure everyone can get the food they need for their pets. Please be kind, patient and considerate to other shoppers and all store staff during what is an unsettling time for all. Enjoy the extra time at home with loved ones, your pets will no doubt love having you home. We are still here for you, if you need any assistance our Pet Care Advisors are still available on 0800 738 847 or AskPurina@nz.nestle.com.



A fearless, elongated dog with a superior sense of smell, the Dachshund was bred in the 1600s in Germany to go to ground to rid farms of vermin. This lively breed is lovable, friendly and exceptionally playful, making him an ideal family pet. Dachshunds come in three coat varieties: Smooth, Wirehaired and Longhaired. They also can be standard size or miniature.
Living Considerations
  • Not hypoallergenic
  • Suitable for apartment living
  • Good with older children
Did you know?
Dachshund means “Badger Dog” in German.
Also Known As:
Tekkel Doxie
Weenie Dog
Wiener Dog/Hotdog
Sausage Dog
  • Size Toy/Small/Medium
  • Height 12 to 20 centimetres at the shoulder
  • Weight Standard – 7 to 14 kilograms
    Miniature – 5 kilograms or less
  • Coat Short/Long
  • Energy Medium
  • Colour Solid red or cream; or black, chocolate, wild boar, grey, or fawn with tan or cream markings
  • Activities Agility, Field Trails, Obedience, Conformation, Tracking,
  • Indoor/Outdoor Both