Mini Dachshund

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Breed Group: Hound
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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.
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.
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Expected Budget: Buying vs. Owning in 2017

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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 $675.00. 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 $1,300 upwards to $8,800 or even more for a Mini Dachshund with top breed lines and a superior pedigree. The average cost for all Mini Dachshunds sold is $600.

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What can I expect to pay for a puppy?

Median Price: $675.00
Average Price: $600.00
Top Quality: $1,300.00 to $8,800.00

*Data sourced from the sale of 15559 Mini Dachshund puppies across the United States on NextDayPets.com.

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.

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Most Popular Mini Dachshund Names for 2017

We've compiled the top 20 male and female names for 2017 after analyzing the sale of 15559 Mini Dachshund dogs.
  • 1. Max
  • 2. Daisy
  • 3. Tucker
  • 4. Jack
  • 5. Oscar
  • 6. Molly
  • 7. Peter
  • 8. Sammy
  • 9. Hershey
  • 10. Bella
  • 11. Duke
  • 12. Lucy
  • 13. Rusty
  • 14. Maggie
  • 15. Hal
  • 16. Sassy
  • 17. Bailey
  • 18. Cocoa
  • 19. Penny
  • 20. Dillon

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Anonymous asked:
Which Miniature Dachshund is easier to potty train - boys or girls?

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Anonymous

Neither gender is easier to house train, it all depends on the dog itself. As well as what measures the breeder has put forth to start house training before the puppy comes to you. Implementing a system that will set your puppy up for success, not failure is best and to keep house training positive. With those methods, you should be able to house train your puppy in 2 weeks or less.

Anonymous

Girls definitely. Even after you potty train a male, he still really wants to mark his territory, it will be hard to get him to submit to the training.

Anonymous asked:
How much are Dachshund, Mini? Do they have any heart problems?

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The Miniature Dachshund is not known for having heart problems, but that does not mean that it can not happen. Finding a breeder whom does health checking on their dogs for hips, elbows and spine on their breeding dogs is great; but also make sure to ask if they have their dogs heart checked as well. Prices for a puppy will all depend on four things, where the breeder is located, the pedigree of the dam and sire, if the pups are register-able or not; and if the dam and sire are confirmation champions through a registration such as AKC, CKC, or UKC.

Anonymous asked:
When my dog barks at someone does that mean she dose not like the person?

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Anonymous

Dogs bark for a lot of reasons, but when they bark at a person it all depends on the situation. If the dog is on his/her territory and a person is walking by; then your dog is being territorial. If your dog is barking at the end of his/her leash at a person, then your dog has barrier frustration. If you dog barks at someone when they are in your home and tries to hide/barks and runs away; then your dog is afraid of either the person or a scent on the person. Contact your local behaviorist and have them view the behavior to explain what your dog is trying to tell you.

Anonymous

Your dog might be skittish around people. It doesn't mean it hates that person, but obviously he or she has not had much experience with other people. Try bringing him or her with you to populated areas. Another possibility is that your dog is protective of you and thinks the person is harming you. That would mean he or she loves you and doesn't want you to be hurt.

paulpal26 asked:
What is the Mini Dachshund temperament like?

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Anonymous

The Miniature Dachshund is much like its original counterpart. 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.

Anonymous

Mini dachshunds are wonderful with little children. They adore their family. I can't think of a better dog for children. We had 2 mini long haired doxies with little children

Anonymous asked:
Can Mini Dachshunds have trouble giving birth?

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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.

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Updated: 11/21/2017