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Dog Breeds



Other Names

Teckel, Doxie, Wiener Dog, Weenie Dog


The Dachshund was first bred in Germany in the early 1600s and the literal translation is "badger dog". They have been referenced earlier in other countries as a larger dog. They have amazing scent and were bred to hunt for badgers and other small animals.


Short legs and log body, muscular, with relatively large feet for digging, long nose for smelling.

Color and Coat

Variations in coat include smooth/short, long, or wirehaired. Their color can be single, single color with spots (dappled), two color, sable, brindle, etc. Colors can include red, cream, white, black, chocolate, wild boar, gray (blue), fawn (Isabella), etc.

AKC Group



Variations in size include standard, mini, and rabbit. Standard dachshunds 8-11 inches, Mini dachshunds up to 7 inches.


Standard dachshunds average 15-32 lbs, Mini dachshunds weigh less than 11 lbs.

Activity Level



Playful, stubborn, loyal, barky, clever, courageous

Other Facts

Dachshunds can be difficult to potty train. They have been seen as a symbol of Germany. Some dachshund owners like to compete in dachshund racing (wiener dog races). They are a popular breed in the United States.
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