By Josie March 8th, 2023

Getting To Know the

Miniature Dachshund

Miniature Dachshund

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Let's get acquainted with these dainty doggos:

Miniature Dachshunds are small, adorable, and energetic dogs that have been a beloved breed for over 300 years.

Origin of the Miniature Dachshund

The breed was created by breeding smaller specimens of the standard Dachshund to create a smaller, more compact version of the species better suited for urban living.

They were developed in the late 19th century.

Size of the Miniature Dachshund

These small dogs have a height of 5-7 inches and weigh between 11-16 pounds, making them one of the tiniest breeds of dogs.

Personality Characteristics of the Miniature Dachshund

- Playful and Energetic - Affectionate and Loyal - Independent and Stubborn - Good With Children and Other Pets

Body Shape of the Miniature Dachshund 

They are known for their distinctive, sausage-like shape and proud, upright posture.

Despite their short legs, they are surprisingly agile and energetic.

Training and Obedience of the Miniature Dachshund

They can be very stubborn but still respond well to positive reinforcement.

Although they are already a very social breed, it is crucial to socialize them while they’re still puppies.

Dental Care of the Miniature Dachshund

Miniature Dachshunds are particularly susceptible to dental problems, and dental care is essential to their overall health.

Lifespan of the Miniature Dachshund 

They typically live a few years longer than the average standard-sized Daschund.

Note that its life expectancy can vary, but on average, this creature lives for 12 to 16 years.

Exercise Needs of the Miniature Dachshund

Miniature Dachshunds should have a daily walk of at least 30 minutes to an hour, in addition to some form of mental stimulation.

They are prone to intervertebral disk disease (IVDD), so avoid high-impact exercises that put unnecessary stress on their back.

Pros of the Miniature Dachshund

– They are affectionate and loyal and form strong bonds with their owners.

– They are ideal for people with limited space, as they do not need much exercise.

– They are low maintenance, and their short coats are easy to groom.

Cons of the Miniature Dachshund

– They are prone to specific health problems, such as back problems and obesity, which can be costly to treat.

– Their hunting instincts may come across as overbearing if not granted enough exercise.

– Their stubbornness can be frustrating at times.

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