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Dachshunds, also known as "wiener dogs" or "sausage dogs," originated in Germany several centuries ago. They were originally bred to hunt badgers, rabbits, and other burrow-dwelling animals, thanks to their long, low bodies that allowed them to enter narrow tunnels. Dachshunds are a breed of small to medium-sized dogs with a distinctive elongated body and short legs.

Overall, Dachshunds make loving and devoted companions for the right owner who understands their unique needs and personality traits.


  • Gender: Female

    Height: 8-9 inches (standard)  5-6 inches (miniature)

    Weight: 16-32 pounds (standard) 11 pounds & under (miniature)

    Life Expectancy: 12-16 years

    Coat Type: Dachshunds come in three coat types: smooth, long-haired, and wire-haired. The smooth coat is short and shiny, while the long-haired variety has silky, flowing fur. The wire-haired Dachshund has a coarse, wiry outer coat with a softer undercoat.

  • They are known for their bold and independent nature. Dachshunds are curious, clever, and sometimes stubborn dogs. They can be affectionate and loyal to their families but may be wary of strangers. They have a strong prey drive and may chase small animals if not trained properly.

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