Smooth
Dachshund
Size
Toy/Small/Medium
Height
5 to 9 inches at the shoulder
Weight
Standard – 16 to 32 poundsMiniature – 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,

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.

Did you know?

Dachshund means “Badger Dog” in German.

Training Dachshunds

Whether it's basic obedience, flying disc or running, it's easy to unlock your dog's hidden potential with our free Purina Pro Plan P5 training app, available for IOS and Android.