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Origin:  Germany

Height:  13-16″

Weight: 8-14kgs

Color:  Black, Black & Tan, Chocolate & Tan, Chocolate & Cream, Cream, Tan, Blue & Tan, Red

Coat: The Dachshund is available in three different varieties denoted by coat type: smooth coated, longhaired and wirehaired.

Life expectancy: 10-14years

Temperament: Clever, Stubborn, Devoted, Lively, Playful, Courageous

Guarding potential: Good

Tendency to Drool: Very low

Tolerance to Heat: Very Good

Tolerance to Cold:  Ok


Dachshund are bold personality dogs in a small body.

Most of them are stubborn and not easy to train need a lot of patients and it will be a challenge.

Some are good with children and make a good watchdog but  socialization should be taught from young age.

There can be excessive barking if left alone.

Most of them are good with other Dachshunds and make a good family dog.

Dachshunds has a common disk problem so if yours house has more steps this breed cant be right choice.