The Dachshund, meaning "badger dog" in German, is a lively breed with a friendly personality and keen sense of smell. Known for their long and low bodies, they are eager hunters that excel in both above- and below-ground work.

  • Group: Hound Group
  • Personality: Courageous, determined, and smart
  • Energy Level: Somewhat Active; A moderately active dog, but his intelligence means he gets bored easily, so it’s good to keep him busy
  • Good with Children: Better with Supervision
  • Good with other Dogs: With Supervision
  • Shedding: Seasonal
  • Grooming: Occasional
  • Trainability: Responds Well
  • Height: 8-9 inches (standard), 5-6 inches (miniature)
  • Weight: 16-32 pounds (standard), 11 pounds & under (miniature)
  • Life Expectancy: 12-16 years
  • Barking Level: Barks When Necessary

Dog Size: Small

Kid Friendly? Better with supervision

Genetic Dispositions: Medium Energy

Known Temperments: Food Motivated / Stubborn