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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.""