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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