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Breed Information


The Dachshund, meaning “badger dog” in German, is a lively breed with a friendly personality and keen sense of smell. Known for their long and low bodies, they are eager hunters that excel in both above- and below-ground work. They come in three different coat varieties (Smooth, Wirehaired or Longhaired) and can be miniature or standard size. Dachshunds are lovable, playful companions, and an ideal pet for many homes, including those with children with appropriate supervision. They require moderate exercise, and can adapt to most living environments. Depending on their coat type, Dachshunds may need regular grooming.

Breed characteristics

A few facts about this lovable breed

Dachshund's Average Weight


Average weight is 11 - 32 lbs

Dachshund's Average Height


Average height is 5 - 9 inches

Dachshund's Personality


vivacious, working breed