Miniature Dachshunds

Miniature Dachshunds

Today these charming short legged dogs are among the most popular companion dogs and family pets both here in the UK and elsewhere in the world.
Lifespan
14-17 years
Breed group
Hound
Weight
Male: 3-5kg
Female: 3-5kg
Height
Male: 13-18cm
Female: 13-18cm
Pedigree
Yes
Other names
Badger dog, Wiener dog, Sausage dog
Health tests available
DNA test - PRA (cord1)
Characteristics
Size
Small
Exercise needs
Medium
Easy to train
Hard
Shedding
Very light
Grooming
needs
Low
Good with
Children
Unsuited to children
Health of breed
Medium
Cost to keep
Low
Intelligence
High
Tolerates being alone
Very calm