The variety of Miniature Dachshundis huge, for there are three colors, three sizes and three different types of hair. This dog has a long body, but is very robust and agile, in spite of having very short limbs. This dog is an excellent hunter, and was bred for badger hunting. Their smelling sense is outstanding. Because of their bio-types and tendency to suffer disc problems (Dachshund paralysis), it is best not to make them climb up or down stairs, or stand on two legs.
Character of the Miniature Dachshund Dog: All varieties are similar in temperament, although the short haired ones tend to be a bit quieter than the wire-haired ones. As a family pet, this dog is active, intelligent and fun, although a bit possessive with his owner. This dog uses his charisma to get what he wants.
Characteristics of the Miniature Dachshund Puppy
- Size: Up to 35 cm.
- Weight: Standard: 9 kg, Medium: 4 kg, Miniature: less than 3.5 kg
- Color: Solid colored Dachshund might be tan or yellow, bicolor ones are black, brown or grey with chestnut areas, there are also harlequin varieties.
- Hair: There are short, long or wire-haired Dachshunds, the first one has thick and shiny hair, and the one with long hair has soft, sleek hair.