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Breed Group: Hound
Mini Dachshund

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Weight
9-10 lbs
Height
5-10 inches
Color(s)
Brindle, sable, dappled; bi-color of black, chocolate, blue, fawn; solid of red and cream.
Overview
Dating back to the 16th century, the Mini Dachshund was created to hunt hare. Originating in Germany, this breed is actually a Terrier. They gained notoriety in England when Queen Victoria became a fancier. Today Mini Dachshund's continue to be popular pets and are occasionally still used for hunting.
Character
A robust and muscular breed, the Mini Dachshund is short of leg and long in body. They possess an alert and intelligent expression. Mini Dachshund's are athletic, adventerous, and bold.
Temperament
The Mini Dachshund is affectionate, devoted, and loving. Due to their small stature and tendency to be snappish when teased they do best in a home with older, considerate children. The Mini Dachshund breed is often aggressive or jealous of other pets. They are wary of strangers and will alert their family to visitors or out of the ordinary occurrences.
Care
Mini Dachshund's are relatively easy to care for. The Smooth and Wire-Haired coat varieties require weekly brushing to remove loose and dead hair. In addition, the Wire-Haired variety needs professionally trimmed twice a year. The Long-Haired coat variety requires daily brushing to prevent matting and tangling. Bathing should be done when necessary. The Mini Dachshund breed is prone to such health issues as obesity, hip dysplasia, spinal problems, epilepsy, bloat, and eye disease.
Coat
The Mini Dachshund comes in three varieties: Smooth, Wire-Haired, and Long-Haired. The Smooth variety is sleek and short. The Wire-Haired variety is a double coat. The outer coat is short and hard, the under coat is soft and fine. The Long-Haired variety is elegant, glistening, slightly wavy, and is longer on the neck, chest, underside of the body, and behind the legs.
Training
The Mini Dachshund has a tendency to be stubborn and willful; making training a challenge. They are notoriously difficult to housebreak and the crate training method is recommended. Early socialization and obedience is a must. They will not respond to harsh or heavy-handed methods. Training must be done with firmness, fairness, patience, and consistency.
Activity
Mini Dachshund's are ideal for both country or city living. They require sufficient exercise to prevent boredom and obesity. The Mini Dachshund enjoys securely leashed walks, indoor family play time, and off-lead play in a securely fenced yard.
Ownership
Help reduce the number of Mini Dachshund puppies in shelters by doing your due diligence. Many puppies are often purchased with little or no knowledge of what goes into parenting one. Uneducated decisions often leave the puppy in need of adoption and in the care of rescue groups. Bringing home a puppy into your family has many benefits but we first implore you to educate yourself. An informed decision will take into account the characteristics of the breed, your lifestyle, expected veterinary care, the demands and limitations of owning one, their activity requirements and levels of companionship required.
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Featured Mini Dachshund Breeder

Rockin L Dachshunds
Member Since: February 2015
Location: N/A
I have Mini Dachshund puppies for sale! See My Profile
I am a small kennel with a big love for animals .I live in the Southeast corner of Colorado on a farm/ranch. I strive to raise quality puppies that will make you a lifetime companion. I have several different colors,and hair types. Most of all ,my puppies are raised in my home with lots of love!

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paulpal26 asked:

4/23/2015 10:32:28 AM

4/23/2015 10:32:28 AM

What is the Dachshund, Mini temperament like?

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Anonymous

The Miniature Dachshund is much like it's original counter-part. They are loyal, sweet dogs but have a feisty terrier side that can make them difficult to live with small children and/or non-dog-savvy owners. These little dogs need a lot of socialization and training to teach them what is okay and what is not okay to be wary of. They are known for stranger wariness and can be snappy if teased or taunted. If you are interested in the breed, I would suggest spending some face to face time with the breed. Find a breeder close to your area or go to a couple dog shows that have the breed listed so you can talk to the owners, handlers and breeders of this breed.
4/24/2015 9:40:21 AM

Anonymous asked:

4/12/2015 7:23:49 PM

4/12/2015 7:23:49 PM

Can mini dachshunds have trouble giving birth?

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Anonymous

Any breed can have trouble giving birth. However, with smaller breeds that have big heads, such as the Miniature Dachshund they can have problems. It is best to consult a reputable, responsible and knowledgeable breeder as well as a trusted vet as to if a C-section is better for your female or not.
4/13/2015 12:05:15 PM

Anonymous asked:

4/5/2015 8:04:00 PM

4/5/2015 8:04:00 PM

I have a 1 year old mini dachshund. We are still having a hard time potty training her. Any advice?

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Anonymous

Using a positive reinforcement based training method is the fastest and easiest way to house-train your dog. Using the two hour method, meaning when you are at home you have the dog attached to you on a leash and have a timer set to go off every 2 hours. Take your pup out and when they use the bathroom, praise and give them a treat. If you are out of the house, then crate your puppy so your pup can not have an accident while you are away.
4/6/2015 9:52:26 AM

Anonymous asked:

1/11/2014 4:54:52 PM

1/11/2014 4:54:52 PM

How much and how often should I feed my 8 week old minature dachshund How much and how often should I feed my 8 week old minature dachshund?

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Anonymous

Your vet can give you the information as to how much to feed your dog. But you should be doing 3 - 5 feedings a day.
7/10/2014 10:04:27 AM

Anonymous asked:

11/13/2013 7:55:28 AM

11/13/2013 7:55:28 AM

How do I get my dachshund puppy to sleep longer at nights My dachshund puppy will only sleep for a few hours at night and then she is up for a long at night. How do I get her to sleep longer at night?

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Anonymous

Dachshunds may be small, but a few things that might help her to sleep longer is for her to eliminate before bedtime, not eat or drink right before bed, exercise her more when not sleeping, have a set routine for her, and/or challenge her mind with small treats that are hard to get inside toys.
11/23/2013 5:19:48 PM

Anonymous asked:

8/2/2013 2:53:11 PM

8/2/2013 2:53:11 PM

help w\ mini dachshund color i have a mini dachshund she is 80 percent white she has desert storm camo hershey chocolate and a little red w\ blue eyes can any one help me w\ her color?

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Anonymous asked:

7/7/2013 11:53:26 AM

7/7/2013 11:53:26 AM

what kind of breeds of dogs make up the dachshund? what kind of dogs make up a mini dachshund

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Anonymous asked:

5/26/2013 6:51:17 PM

5/26/2013 6:51:17 PM

How many toes does a Dachshund have? How many toes does a dachshund have on their back feet?

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Anonymous

The Dachshund should have the same amount of toes on the back paws as any other dog, which is 4.
7/10/2014 10:05:53 AM

Anonymous

Unless you count the dew claw in the front, which some breeders remove at birth. A dachshund has four toes on each paw in front and four toes on each paw in back with dew claws on the inner front leg.
3/6/2015 12:09:04 AM

Anonymous asked:

3/21/2013 5:25:38 PM

3/21/2013 5:25:38 PM

miniature dachshund/ about this breed? interested in a puppy, wondering about care and health of this breed

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Anonymous

Is the miniature dachshund dog good for older women?
10/21/2013 6:52:38 PM

Anonymous

Definately!! I am close to 60 and lost my husband --my mini doxie was a perfect companion and protector. Every time she found me crying for my loss she was right there to lick my tears! She passed away at 16 and I miss her so! I know I will never have another like her. They are very loyal and smart and fit in easily to your routine. They are also lap dogs which to me is the most important.
1/25/2015 7:26:07 PM

Anonymous asked:

3/15/2013 3:19:11 PM

3/15/2013 3:19:11 PM

Is it normal for dachshunds to have seizures?

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Anonymous

No..my family used to breed Dachshunds... it is not normal...the breeder should know if the mother or father had health issues like that...seizures are genetic in dogs.
3/4/2015 10:24:59 PM

Anonymous

Not all seizures are genetic. First look into what you are feeding your dachshund and read reviews pertaining to seizures and the food. Second, check if you dachshund has any allergies. Third, did your dachshund recently fall or bang it's head? And last, make sure your dachshund is eating enough, low blood sugar can lead to seizures, as well as being born prematurely.
3/6/2015 12:10:51 AM

Anonymous asked:

3/9/2013 10:47:09 PM

3/9/2013 10:47:09 PM

what is the earliest mini dachshund breed?

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There is only one breed of mini dachshund, there are three types, wire, smooth and longhair.
3/6/2015 12:11:26 AM

Anonymous asked:

3/8/2013 2:13:41 PM

3/8/2013 2:13:41 PM

how old is a mini dachshund full grown, ours is 5 months old weighs between 7 and 8 pounds

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Most small and medium breeds of dog are full grown at 12 months. For larger breeds it can take two to three years to fully mature.
3/6/2015 12:12:15 AM

Anonymous asked:

3/3/2013 5:02:32 PM

3/3/2013 5:02:32 PM

how many ounces of can dog food should one be given a day

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Anonymous asked:

2/11/2013 10:16:21 AM

2/11/2013 10:16:21 AM

Nutrition which helps anal gland function My. Mini has had a reoccurring anal gland blockage which resulted in a rupture. She does not show signs of this problem until it is serious and painful. I wonder if diet can improve the gland function.

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Anonymous

I take my doxies about every three months to get their anal glands expressed to avoid your situation. Small dogs have that problem. You can usually tell is bothering them when they start scooting.
1/31/2015 3:42:14 PM

Anonymous asked:

1/19/2013 9:06:48 PM

1/19/2013 9:06:48 PM

How long is a female in heat How long is a female dachshund in heat?

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Anonymous asked:

1/16/2013 1:03:02 PM

1/16/2013 1:03:02 PM

worried unusual humping I have a 4 mth male Dachshund, Mini and he has just started humping his bed, last night his balls and everything came out scared me to death. Is this normal vet said over phone yes, but co-workers say he may have a hernia.

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Anonymous asked:

1/6/2013 9:08:37 PM

1/6/2013 9:08:37 PM

when holding my mini she always positions her head in front of my face. why?

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Anonymous asked:

1/3/2013 7:13:52 PM

1/3/2013 7:13:52 PM

price I have two mini dachshunds that are going to have puppies. How much can I sell them for?

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Anonymous asked:

1/1/2013 10:19:59 PM

1/1/2013 10:19:59 PM

has a weshi and dapple been bred before I have a male weshi and a femle dapple who I think have mated,has this been done before?

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Anonymous asked:

12/20/2012 12:47:33 AM

12/20/2012 12:47:33 AM

is a miniature dotsun the same as a miniature dachshund

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Anonymous

YES
12/20/2012 11:39:34 PM

Anonymous asked:

12/9/2012 11:05:19 AM

12/9/2012 11:05:19 AM

outside dog Can the mini dachshund be an outside dog?

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Anonymous

They are not suited to stay outside full time. The minis only get up to 12 lbs so they are pretty defenseless. They don't have a hair coat suitable either. They love to burrow in between the covers even when they are inside!
12/30/2012 10:23:44 PM

Anonymous asked:

12/4/2012 3:46:36 AM

12/4/2012 3:46:36 AM

reena After 1yr and 2mth, hair has been dropping a lot. What is the reason for it? Her diet is normal. She sleeps well and always scratches herself when she wakes up...tks

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Anonymous

Could be an allergy of some type. I fed a really nice chicken and rice feed but I had a couple of my males react to it. Once I switched feeds I didn't have any more problems. I also have a friend and her dog was allergic to her laundry soap!
12/30/2012 10:25:48 PM

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10/22/2012 12:37:40 PM

10/22/2012 12:37:40 PM

what does a english bull terrier look like

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10/15/2012 3:32:05 PM

10/15/2012 3:32:05 PM

My mini Dachshund, Oscar is 1 yr and becoming aggressive. I watch TV with him on my lap, all is... My mini Dachshund, Oscar is 1 yr and becoming aggressive. I watch TV with him on my lap, all is fine then he will curl up his lip and snap at me. My Husband said NO put him in his crate for a few min locked. Yesterday he increased his snap attack mode. A week ago at the neighbors, he snapped their dog (his best friend). She snapped back and all was okay. He snapped neighbors son's friend who did nothing but come in house to visit. Today before my husband went to work we were watching TV, Oscar curled his lip and snapped at him, told "No BITE" he was okay. Husband went to work, Oscar on my lap watching TV, he was fine then snap and BIG attack mode again. I grabbed the back of the neck said "NO BITE" held him that way until he calmed down, got down came back like nothing happened. Kissed him told him to be good. He is fixed. He is in good health and exam is not due until March. We just love this little guy so much! We can't keep him if he snaps, attacks! PLEASE HELP US

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Anonymous

Thats not normal, Ive had my dachshund for about two years and she only snips at littler kids every so often, if they throw her around. They arent really a short tempered breed.
6/10/2014 3:53:13 PM

Anonymous asked:

10/8/2012 7:28:16 PM

10/8/2012 7:28:16 PM

My family adopted a dachshund we think is a miniature. When we first found her, a vet said she... My family adopted a dachshund we think is a miniature. When we first found her, a vet said she was about 4 weeks old; but a month or two later another vet said she was probably about 6 weeks old. She is now approaching 6 months and we want to get her spayed before her first period. She has been losing multiple teeth a day, on and off recently. Is this a sign we should get her spayed sooner rather then later? Will it be bad for her if she really is younger then we think?

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Anonymous

There is more likely to be a health issue. I have a mini and we just got her spayed and she is 4 years old and has not had a litter. I would recommend being consistant with a vet. This allows the vet to become familiar with your dog. I would take her in and get a full check up.
10/12/2012 4:14:16 PM

Anonymous asked:

10/3/2012 5:40:38 PM

10/3/2012 5:40:38 PM

My son and I got our mini dachshund 3 wks ago. My husband was away for work for the first 4 days... My son and I got our mini dachshund 3 wks ago. My husband was away for work for the first 4 days she was here. She is 2yrs. She has bonded great with me and my 10yo, but she HATES my hsbd! She goes after him all of the time! He'll calm her down by putting his hand behind her head and rub on her ears and talk to her, but when he leaves a room and comes back, she's back to going after him! I don't know why she won't warm up to him. He's very good with animals and has really tried to bond with her, but she won't. When he is in his chair or in bed settled, she's ok.Wwe are at our wits end! He wakes up at 4am and her barking and freaking out is disturbing the rest of us! I don't want to give her away, but if she doesn't come around soon, we will be forced to! My friend brought her man friend over and she didn't go after him, so i don't think it's a 'she don't like males' thing. I don't know what to do with her!

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Anonymous

With him being away her 1st 4 days there she may be feeling like he doesn't belong and is intruding on her new family and home. Just give it time. Acclimating into a new family and home is hard for any dog and needs to be dealt with alot of patience, love, caring and hands on. Your Husband is just going to have to spend more positive time with her and not expect her to settle in immediately. It can take up to 2 - 4 months for a dog to totally acclimate into a new situation and home. If you give her the time filled with love and patience, you will have a wonderful loving family companion for the next 12 - 15 years.
10/6/2012 4:43:59 PM

Anonymous asked:

10/1/2012 1:07:38 PM

10/1/2012 1:07:38 PM

Why does my Dachshund (1yr old) shake for no reason at all to us.

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Anonymous

If your referring about sitting in a chair and starts shaking, get a blanket and let your dog hind under it. They will do that when they are excited but mainly when they are cold.
10/12/2012 4:16:26 PM

Anonymous

My mother has had many Dachsies that were female. But she also has had 1 male...Franklin. He always has shaked. Mom calls him a wuss. Becuz loud windy days, bacon frying, thunder. All cause him to come to one of us, give a "please protect me" glare, and whines till picked up. Once placed next to one of us in a chair and firmly sandwiched between leg and armrest. He lays his head down, and shakes like a Harley. We cover him up and pet him.Soon after that he slowly stops. So it's not a cold gesture. Cuz here in Phoenix AZ it doesn't cold much. But it is a nerves related reaction. If you put your dog close to you send make him feel safe. The shaking will stop. I suggest figuring out what noise is causing this. And maybe just be aware or find a way to make the noise stop. Worst case. Do nothing. Personally. I like the feeling of my own Mini close to or on top of me. Its like a long term hug.
4/8/2013 8:59:27 AM

Anonymous asked:

9/29/2012 9:13:57 PM

9/29/2012 9:13:57 PM

My dachshund is 10 months old and just went through her first heat. We have another male... My dachshund is 10 months old and just went through her first heat. We have another male dachshund that is barely 6 months. I didn't think that he could get her pregnant but her stomach is feeling a little harder than usual and her tits are getting a little bigger... If she is pregnant will it kill her??? Please advise!

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Anonymous

And yes, a male Dachshund can be viable as early as 5 - 6 months of age as small breeds mature faster than larger breeds. It will not kill her but could ne bad on her depending upon what size she is. If she is 8 lbs or over she should be just fine. Her nipples could enlarge due to having her first heat and her belly cold still be swollen a little due to bloating from having her heat. Other signs of pregnancy could also include her little vulva staying swollen and not going back down to size. If this happens you will need to take her to the vet and get her palpated in about 3 more weeks. Also watch for her tummy getting more solid and starting to grow.
10/6/2012 4:51:25 PM

Anonymous asked:

9/4/2012 9:22:40 PM

9/4/2012 9:22:40 PM

My mini dachshund just had her first heat.. is it safe to breed her on her second heat? How... My mini dachshund just had her first heat.. is it safe to breed her on her second heat? How many puppies are usually born? How do I know if my dog is pregnant?

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Anonymous

Would like to see her close to 15 months before breeding for the first litter. Signs of pregnancy include the vulva staying swollen, her nipples will get larger, she could get swollen a little around her nipples. These are the first signs. If you are thiking about breeding, you should contact a reputable breeder and get information on the ins and outs and dangers of breeding. Things can go wrong.
10/6/2012 4:58:49 PM

Anonymous asked:

8/13/2012 12:23:27 PM

8/13/2012 12:23:27 PM

how often is it safe to breed a mini dachshund?

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Anonymous

You should wait until the female is two years old. Then breed only every other heat cycle. Dachshunds have a cycle every six months, so mate once a year.
8/25/2012 4:21:16 PM

Anonymous

Only once a year, if they are bred more than that it is bad for the females health, they have no time to recover and can loose weight and become ill. Wild dogs only come in season once a year
8/26/2012 12:42:18 AM

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