Dachshund - Miniature
- Dog Breed Group
- Hound Dogs
- Origin of Breed
- Germany for hunting badgers
- Life Expectancy
- up to 16 years
- Black and tan or solid red. Also, white and tan, dappled (swirling mixture of brown, gray, white, and black.) Eyes are brown; ey
- Longhaired: Silky, with longer hair on the chest, stomach, legs, and tail. Smooth: Hard and short.
- Exercise Needs
- Three walks totaling 45 minutes per day.
- moderate to high energy level. Clever, lively, courageous, bold. Independent and stubborn. Quite barky. Makes an excellent watch
- Good with Children
- Good with other pets and older, considerate children.
- Grooming Needs
- Longhaired: Needs to be brushed or combed twice a week. Smooth: Just an occasional brushing is needed.
- Average Size - Male (in)
- Average Size - Female (in)
- Average Weight - Male (lbs)
- 11 or under
- Average Weight - Female (lbs)
- 11 or under
- Health Issues
- This is a popular breed that has been subject to extensive inbreeding. Poorly bred dachshunds are sickly and snappish.v
- Living Conditions
- Adjusts well to any living conditions.
There are actually 2 major type of Daschund's; the Standard and the Miniature that can be divided into a total of 6 types based on coat; the Standard Longhaired, the Miniature Longhaired, the Standard Wirehaired, the Miniature Wirehaired, and the Standard Smooth, and the Miniature Smooth.
Dachshunds are very sociable and get along very well with most other dogs.
The long-haired variety of Dachshund differs from the short-haired variety only by its softer and longer coat.
Most probably the long-haired Dachshund was developed by crossing the short-haired Dachshund with some sort of Spaniel.
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