Dachshund Puppies - Breed Information

Dachshund puppies are very unique looking and active little dogs. Although they are small, they love being busy and will happily take as much exercise as their owner would give them. Dachshunds are also intelligent and loyal companions. They are relatively hard to train as they can be a little stubborn and they sometimes choose to ignore the recall command.

Characteristics - Dachshund Puppies

  • Dachshunds are vey loyal little dogs
  • They are intelligent, Dachshunds learn quickly and know how to please
  • They are fun and playful by nature
  • They are energetic and like to be kept entertained
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Appearance - Dachshund Puppies

  • Heights: Males 20 – 27 cm, Females 20 – 27 cm
  • Average Weight: Males 9 – 12 kg, Females 9 – 12 kg
  • Common coat colours
    • Black & Cream
    • Black & Cream Brindle
    • Black & Tan
    • Chocolate & Cream
    • Chocolate & Cream Brindle
    • Chocolate & Tan
    • Chocolate Dapple & Cream
    • Chocolate Dapple & Tan
    • Chocolate Dapple Cream Brindle
    • Cream
    • Cream Brindle
    • Cream Brindle Dapple
    • Cream Dapple
    • Red
    • Red Brindle
    • Red Brindle Dapple
    • Shaded Cream
    • Shaded Red
    • Silver Dapple & Cream
    • Silver Dapple & Cream Brindle
    • Silver Dapple & Tan
  • Often called the “Sausage Dogs” thanks to their short legs and long bodies

The history

The official origin of the Dachshunds can be traced to Germany in the 15th Century. The two sizes of dachshunds were bred primarily for hunting. The Standard Dachshund was bred for sniffing and flushing out badgers while the miniature Dachshund was bred for hunting rabbits.

The name Dachshund literally means “badger dog in German.

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