Smooth Dachshunds have one layer of fur, unlike the long-haired coats or the wire-haired coats that have two layers; one is an outer, rough hair while the hair underneath is softer. Smooth Doxies are simply that - smooth and soft coated.
Also, if your dad's dachshund weighs 20 lbs., it's considered a Standard Dachshund, as Mini Dachshunds weigh 9-10 lbs. :)
Answered by Anonymous - 2/24/2011 8:33:00 PM