The Miniature Dachshund is
about 6 inches high at the shoulder. This dog comes in three coat types.
The Wire-Haired Dachshund has a short, straight, harsh double coat and can be
red, black and tan, fawn, chocolate, grey or white with rust markings, dappled or
brindle. This coat type gives the Miniature Wire-haired Dachshund the look
of a terrier. This
breed has other 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
Miniature Wire-haired is the most active and the most stubborn of the
three miniatures. He will
benefit from early and consistent
training with a strong, patient, take-charge master to avoid becoming 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!
This dog has a great nose, and must be fenced in so he doesn't wander off after an interesting
smell! They require regular exercise to fight a tendency to
become overweight. 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.