The Dachshund breed originated in Germany 300 years ago and they were bred primarily to hunt badgers and other small rodents. They come in two sizes: standard and miniature, which are further distinguished by their coat variants: smooth, long and wire-haired. Dachshunds also make excellent pets and show dogs. Despite their small stature, they have a powerful bark.
Characteristics: Lively, Playful, Clever, Devoted, Courageous, Stubborn.
Size: Female: 6-7 in, Male: 8-9 in
Lifespan: 12-16 years
Colors: Black, Black & Tan, Cream, Tan, Blue & Tan, Red, Chocolate & Cream, Chocolate & Tan.