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Breed Details



This smaller version of the long haired Dachshund was bred in Germany to rid farms of destructive pests. The Standard Dachshund was bred to hunt down badgers but the main type of prey for the Mini Dachshunds was the rabbit, as they destroyed the crops. These little dogs are small enough to slip down rabbit holes.

These mini canines are affectionate, companionable and full of joy and fun.

Though playful, the short legs of the Mini Dachshund guarantees the maximum amount of exercise per mile so the breed fits well into apartment or city dwellings.

Breed Standards

Size: The ideal weight of Miniature Dachshunds is 10 lb.
Coat: The soft, sleek and glossy hair is often slightly wavy and is longer on the neck, the underside of the body, the ears, behind the legs and the underside of the tail.
Grooming: Regular brushing and combing will keep the coat neat and tangle-free.

Canine Coat and Nose Color Test
DNA Parentage Test
Canadian Kennel Club
American Kennel Club
Dachshund Club of America