Miniature Dachshund is
about 6 inches high at the shoulder. This dog comes in three coat types.
The long-haired dog has a soft, straight or slightly wavy coat and can be red,
black and tan, grey or white with rust markings, dappled or brindle.
Despite his size, this
breed has terrier-like qualities and likes to be the boss! He may be
stubborn, dominant, and a challenge to train. However, the Dachshund is
also friendly, playful, alert, and spirited, and makes a terrific
The Miniature Dachshund requires early and consistent
training from a strong, patient, take-charge master. If spoiled, he may
become snappy. Training can be difficult and
may require extra time and patience. Early socialization is a good
idea. The Miniature Dachshund makes a good watchdog as he can make a
surprising amount of noise when barking!
A fenced yard is a must as the Miniature Dachshund has a great sense of
smell and will follow his nose. Dachshunds require regular exercise to fight a tendency to
become overweight. This is particularly important as the Dachshund's body
shape does not support extra weight well.
If regularly exercised, this dog can live in an apartment.
However, the neighbours may not appreciate his watchdog instincts!
Children should not be allowed to roughhouse with the dog.