Dachshund

  • Size

    Toy/Small/Medium
  • Height

    5 to 9 inches at the shoulder
  • Weight

    Standard – 16 to 32 pounds
    Miniature – 11 pounds or less
  • Coat

    Short/Long
  • Color

    Solid red or cream; or black, chocolate, wild boar, gray, or fawn with tan or cream markings
  • Energy

    Medium
  • Activities

    Agility, Field Trails, Obedience, Conformation, Tracking,
  • Indoor/Outdoor

    Both

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.

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