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
Also Known As: Wiener Dog
Category: Companion Dog
The Dachshund requires moderate exercise.
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.""