Mini Dachshund

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Breed Group: Hound
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
9-10 lbs
5-10 inches
Brindle, sable, dappled; bi-color of black, chocolate, blue, fawn; solid of red and cream.
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Expected Budget: Buying vs. Owning in 2022

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How much do Mini Dachshund puppies cost?

The cost to buy a Mini Dachshund varies greatly and depends on many factors such as the breeders' location, reputation, litter size, lineage of the puppy, breed popularity (supply and demand), training, socialization efforts, breed lines and much more. Review how much Mini Dachshund puppies for sale sell for below.

The current median price for all Mini Dachshunds sold is $1,574.50. This is the price you can expect to budget for a Mini Dachshund with papers but without breeding rights nor show quality. Expect to pay less for a puppy without papers, however, we do not recommend buying a puppy without papers.

Looking for a dog with a superior lineage? Are you trying to determine how much a puppy with breeding rights and papers would cost? You should expect to pay a premium for a puppy with breeding rights or even for a puppy advertised as show quality with papers. You should budget anywhere from $3,400 upwards to $10,000 or even more for a Mini Dachshund with top breed lines and a superior pedigree. The average cost for all Mini Dachshunds sold is $800.

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What can I expect to pay for a puppy?

Median Price: $1,574.50
Average Price: $800.00
Top Quality: $3,400.00 to $10,000.00

*Data sourced from the sale of 20656 Mini Dachshund puppies across the United States on

Annual cost of owning a Mini Dachshund puppy

Before buying a puppy it is important to understand the associated costs of owning a dog. The annual cost or "upkeep" is often overlooked when determining a Mini Dachshunds true ownership cost. When calculating your budget make sure you account for the price of food, vaccines, heartworm, deworming, flea control, vet bills, spay/neuter fees, grooming, dental care, food, training and supplies such as a collar, leash, crate, bed, bowls, bones, and toys. All of these items can add up quickly so make sure you estimate anywhere from $500 - $2,000 or more for the first year then about $500 - $1,000 or more every year thereafter to meet the annual financial obligations of your growing, loving dog.

Most Popular Mini Dachshund Names for 2022

We've compiled the top 20 male and female names for 2017 after analyzing the sale of 20656 Mini Dachshund dogs.
  • 1. Molly
  • 2. Max
  • 3. Daisy
  • 4. Oscar
  • 5. Duke
  • 6. Jack
  • 7. Tucker
  • 8. Charlie
  • 9. Hershey
  • 10. Bella
  • 11. Lucy
  • 12. Sammy
  • 13. Peter
  • 14. Ginger
  • 15. Penny
  • 16. Maggie
  • 17. Rusty
  • 18. Emma
  • 19. Sassy
  • 20. Dillon

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I am a person who prefers quality over quantity any day of the week. I also believe in striving for the best in anything you do in life. Find a purpose in life and give it your all. Not 99% effort, but 100% effort. When you can't find the passion in whatever you're doing, you either doing it wrong or doing the wrong thing. Don't get discouraged because you make a few mistakes, or a lot of them, along the way. But instead, let your mistakes teach you how to do something better and how to be a better you for tomorrow. We tend to believe far too many times, that because we come up short somewhere, we must be on the wrong path and we delude ourselves into listening to the doubt. We are not Perfect, but we can LEARN to be. When you allow yourself to find the right formula on your path, stick to it. This is my goal! I have a passion for raising quality, healthy dogs. Everyday I am devoted to my dogs and want them to have the best experience during their short stay here on this earth. It's the least I can do for what they give me! I can never fully repay them for their dedication and selflessness, but I am forever grateful. To my dogs, thank you and I love you!

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Anonymous asked:
What's the average life expectancy of the mini Dachshunds? Also..what exactly is this bloat...and what procedure is done to stop it? Please and thank you



The average life span of the Miniature Dachshund is 12 - 16 years. Bloat is when there’s an abnormal accumulation of air, fluid, and/or foam in the stomach (“gastric dilatation”). Bloat can occur with or without twisting of the stomach. As the stomach swells, it may rotate 90° to 360°, twisting between its fixed attachments at the esophagus (food tube) and at the duodenum (the upper intestine). The twisting stomach traps air, food, and water in the stomach. The bloated stomach obstructs veins in the abdomen, leading to low blood pressure, shock, and damage to internal organs. The combined effect can quickly kill a dog. If bloat does occur, then surgery is the only way to fix it. Getting your dog to the vet and into surgery ASAP is the only way to potentially save your dogs life. The vet will then surgically suture the stomach to the abdomen wall to prevent the stomach from twisting again. Unfortunately, once a dog as "bloated", it is prone for that to happen again. The owner must take precautions to ensure their dog does not bloat again.


I've had 2 doxies and they lived for 13 years and 15 years respectively. One of them had IVDD and that was remedied with surgery and rehabilitation. They never had problems with bloat.

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Do all Mini Dachshunds get bloat?

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Not all dogs get bloat. However, it is known for the Miniature Dachshund breed that bloat can be a problem for them. There are a few things you can do to help reduce the risk of bloat. These include but are not limited to not exercising your dog an hour before or after eating, feeding smaller + multiple meals a day vs. one meal a day, keeping your dog from wolfing down his/her food. You can place a ball in the food dish so he/she eats slower, or purchase a specially made bowl that encourages the dog to eat slower. Avoid brewer’s yeast, alfalfa, soybean products in their food, feed them a mixture of both wet and dry food, and make sure your dog does not guzzle water when he/she does drink.

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What is the average weight of a Dachshund, Mini?

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The average weight of the Miniature Dachshund is between 6 - 11 lbs depending on the lineage of the dog.

Anonymous asked:
Am glad to have read this. My mini dachshund, Casey, has bloat about twice a year and has seizures also just a few times a year. I don't medicate, not worth the side effects. Is that ok? She has never gotten worse. She is now 12.

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Bloat is extremely dangerous in dogs, especially in breeds that are as long as the Dachshund. I would recommend having a sit-down with your vet and discussing possible medications or procedures that could reduce or even eliminate your dog from getting bloat in the first place. As for seizures, I have had medicated and non-medicated dogs with seizures; and it all depends on the dog. If the dog is not going to be medicated by a vet, I have used CBD oil to stop my dogs from having seizures. It works even faster than the medication from my vet.

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What is the average length of a mini dachshund?

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The Miniature Dachshund should stand anywhere from 5 - 7 inches at the shoulder. The preferred length of the body should be about twice the height, measured from the breastbone to the base of the tail. So on average the breed should be anywhere from 10 - 14 inches in length.

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Updated: 5/19/2022