Breed Info


Clever & Vocal

  • Lively and clever
  • Can be stubborn
  • Excellent watch dogs
  • Some types are more mischevious
  • Some are more calm and quiet
  • Enjoy people, but are slow to warm up to children


Short & Long


  • Short legged with a long body
  • Protruding eyebrows
  • Long Muzzles
  • Oval-shaped eyes
  • Droopy ears

Coat Type and Color:

  • Wirehair- thick, short overcoat and a soft undercoat
  • Longhair- long slightly wavy hair
  • Smooth- short and shiny hair
  • Color can vary


  • Weighs 11 lbs and under


Medium Activity

  • Active and love to play
  • As long as playtime is prioritized, they can adapt to any environment
  • Jumping up or down perches or steps can be dangerous for the Dachshund's long back

We Recommend:

  • 60 minutes of activity per day
  • 7 miles of walking per week
  • Originated in Germany
  • Bred originally as a companion pet
  • Bred to hunt for small prey
  • Developed in the 18th and 19th century to be fearless but small enough to follow prey underground
  • Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1885


  • They won't need regular baths unless they get into something messy
  • Dachshunds need regular brushing
  • Stripping is required once or twice a year
  • If you live in cooler climates, consider a sweater for the colder months
  • Droopy ears need attention as they are prone to fungus, mites and bacteria
  • Nails and teeth need regular maintenance


  • Your Doxy will benefit from early obedience and socialization training
  • Respond well to positive reinforcement like treats and toys
  • Keep training sessions fun and short, these pups will learn quickly