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Size: Small / Medium

Weight: Standard (16 - 32 lbs.); Minature (9 - 11 lbs.)

Height: Standard (9" - 10"); Miniature (5" - 9")"

Life Span: 10 - 12 years

Health Problems: Hypothyroidism; Cushing's Disease; spinal problems related to obesity

Origin: Germany

Also Known As: Wiener Dog

Group: Scenthound

Category: Companion Dog

Exercise Needs

The Dachshund requires moderate exercise.

Grooming Needs

Routine brushing and combing and occasional bathing is required for your Dachshund.


The Dachshund is clever, lively and playful.

Compatibility with Kids

Generally good with children.


In Medieval Times this dog was used to dig up burrowing animals. Its name literally means "badger hunter.""

Dog Food for Your Dachshund

Small breed puppy food

Small Breed Puppy

For the care and nutrition of Small Breed Puppies.

Small breed adult dog food

Small Breed Adult

Carefully formulated for the care and nutrition of Small Breed dogs.

Small breed senior dog food

Small Breed Senior

Helps support the lifelong health of small breeds.

Food for dogs with sensitive stomachs

Sensitive Solutions

Features the SmartDefense™ System, with vitamins C & E.

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