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Miniature Wirehaired Dachshund

Dachshund (Miniature Wirehaired) - carousel
Dachshund (Miniature Wirehaired) - carousel
Dachshund (Miniature Wirehaired) - carousel
Dachshund (Miniature Wirehaired) - carousel
Dachshund (Miniature Wirehaired) - carousel

They're as beautiful as they are intelligent.


Height: 5 - 7 in
Weight (show): 4 - 11 lb
Weight (pet): 5 - 13 lb
Alert, lively and active dogs.
Enjoy activities that take advantage of its keen sense of smell like earthdog trials and both outdoor and indoor tracking. Many retrieve tennis balls.
Because of their background as hunting dogs may engage in behaviors such as barking, scratching at the ground or digging and chasing wildlife.
May be suspicious or fearful of strangers, in some cases as a way to avoid discomfort from being picked up due to their long-backed body.

Did You Know?

As beautiful as they are intelligent, the famous Dachshund has often been called the ‘hot dog’ or ‘weiner dog’. But perhaps ‘Wurst’ dog might be more accurate, as some believe they originated in Germany around the 15th century.

There is some evidence to suggest that the breed may also have been around in Greece, Egypt, China and Mexico – quite a long way for their trademark little legs to carry them.

The miniature wire-haired variety of Dachshund received American Kennel Club recognition in 1885. They are believed to be the product of the Dachshund cross-breeding with the Miniature Schnauzer. The result being the added protection of a wiry coat. And one of the most loved breeds in the world today.

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