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Dachshund (miniature smooth)

 

 

 

You say my nose, sir, reminds 
you of a Dachshund? 
That is the first flattering remark, anyone has made of it.

- Cyrano de Bergerac


Miniature Smooth Dachshund puppies

Miniature Smooth Dachshund puppies

Miniature Smooth Dachshund adult
Gran Kennels Dachshund

Since the 1500s, Dachshunds have been used to hunt badger and fox by digging after it. 

The original dog was the Standard Smooth Dachshund and all other dachsies were developed from this dog. 

Miniature Dachshunds were bred in Germany specifically to hunt rabbits as they are small enough to go down into a rabbit's burrow.

The Miniature Dachshund is about 6 inches high at the shoulder. This dog comes in three coat types. The short, smooth-coated dog can be red, chocolate, gray or white with rust markings, dappled or brindle. The Smooth-Coated Dachshund needs a sweater in especially cold weather. 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 companion. 

Because of his temperament, 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 wander off after an interesting scent. 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 neighbors may not appreciate his watchdog instincts! Children should not be allowed to roughhouse with this dog. 

 

 
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Clubs and Organizations

The Miniature Dachshund Club of BC
Calgary Lowriders Dachshund Club
Dachshund Club of Greater Ontario

Eastern Canada Dachshund Club

Prairie Dachshund Club

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Photos displayed above courtesy of:
Jan Gran, Gran Kennels Perm Reg'd
Saskatchewan



British Columbia

Kennel/Website

Amai Ebermann
Box 282
Houston, BC  V0J 1Z0
(250) 845-2940
Email:
delamai@bulkley.net

Del Amai


Ingrid Dalziel
32767 Cherry Avenue
Mission, BC  V2V 2T8
(604) 826-7875
Email:
longislandkennel@yahoo.ca

LongIsland Perm Reg'd


Linda Foster
3041 Royston Road
Cumberland, BC  V0R 1S0
(250) 336-8428
Email:
linfostdachshunds@shaw.ca

Linfost


Lisa Mangles
5121 Holly Avenue
Port Alberni, BC   V9Y 6H8
(250) 724-0663
Email:
dachshunds@shaw.ca

Neuenrade


Jazmin Mennear
2106 128 Street
Surrey BC    V4A 3V6
(778) 388-1057
Email:
couturedachshunds@gmail.com

Couture Dachshunds


Jo Reeves
2764 Parkway Drive 
Surrey, BC   V4P 1E8
(604) 542-2770
Email:
joskip@shaw.ca

Miniature Smooth Dachshund puppies
Joskip Perm Reg'd

 
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Rescue


Dachshund Rescue of North America


Dachshund Club, Western
Susan Lankau
(604) 943-4304

Canadian Dachshund Rescue
info@wienerdogrescue.com

Tiny Paws Dog Rescue Canada

 

Did you know?


The Dachshund 
is the smallest breed
of dog used
for hunting.

Alberta 

Kennel/Website

Gisele Blair
523 Fortalice Crescent SE
Calgary, AB  T2A 2C8
(403) 235-4690
Email:
m-gblair@telus.net

Longonloving Reg'd


Bonnie Kerr
50-52257-Range Road 231
Sherwood Park, AB    T8B 1A7
(780) 464-2783
Email:
pandoradox@telus.net


Miniature Smooth Dachshund
Pandoradox Reg'd


Jan Ritter
RR#1 Lockhart Road
Rimbey,  AB   TOC 2JO
(403) 843-7794
Email:
hwb@rttinc.com

Ritters




Saskatchewan 

Kennel/Website

Jan Gran
Box 71
Radville, SK  S0C 2G0
(306) 869-2559
Email:
dogsrus@xplornet.com

Gran Kennels Reg'd


Angie Hoffman
Box 563
Pilot Butte, SK   S0G 3Z0
(306) 761-0759
Email:
divinedachshunds@sasktel.net

Divine Dachshunds


Tamara MacKinnon
South Hill, Box 23049
Prince Albert, SK   S6V 8A7
(306) 747-2724
Email:
mackequine@sasktel.net

North Country Kennels


Sheena-Lynne Wichorek
RR#4, Site 1, Box 227
2040 Evergreen Road
Prince Albert, SK  S6V 5R2
(306) 922-0505
Email:
dachshunds@magicmist.net

MagicMist


Ontario 

Kennel/Website

Christine Bourne
RR#2
Moorefield, ON   N0G 2K0
(519) 638-3445
Email:
cbourne@everus.ca

Bournecrest


Stephanie Chuchman
Wine Country, ON 
(310) 746-3935
Email:
heavenlyhund@yahoo.ca

Miniature Smooth Dachshund
HeavenlyHund  Perm Reg'd


Quebec 

Kennel/Website

Shelley Lapierre
31 st Jacques Street
PO 71 Chapeau, QC   J0X 1M0
(819) 689-5008
Email:
bethany@nrtco.net

Kt's Kennels

 

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