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Pepper the Miniature Long Haired Dachshund

Pepper (ID 412466)

Pepper is a male black & tan Miniature Long Haired Dachshund puppy.

He was born on April 6, 2015, so he's 7 weeks old now.

This little cutie is Pepper! He's a black and tan longhair Dachshund. His mama is an international champion, and his daddy is champion sired. His... [read more]

$1,475.00

Drew the Miniature Long Haired Dachshund

Drew (ID 407269)

Drew is a male black & tan Miniature Long Haired Dachshund puppy.

He was born on March 19, 2015, so he's 9 weeks old now.

Drew has a gorgeous, curly, dense coat with white on his chest and brindle markings running through his tan color. Drew is sweet, lovable and just... [read more]

$1,525.00

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Tucker the Miniature Long Haired Dachshund

Tucker (ID 412141)

Tucker is a male chocolate & tan Miniature Long Haired Dachshund puppy.

He was born on April 6, 2015, so he's 7 weeks old now.

Tucker is a beautiful chocolate and tan dappled baby boy. He has that wonderful, gentle temperament that long-haired Dachshunds are known for. His... [read more]

$1,525.00

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Ranger the Miniature Long Haired Dachshund

Ranger (ID 412146)

Ranger is a male chocolate & tan Miniature Long Haired Dachshund puppy.

He was born on April 6, 2015, so he's 7 weeks old now.

Ranger is a beautiful chocolate and tan dapple puppy. Chocolate dapple is a gorgeous look, and when combined with long hair, the result is simply... [read more]

$1,525.00

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Scamp the Miniature Long Haired Dachshund

Scamp (ID 412147)

Scamp is a male chocolate & tan Miniature Long Haired Dachshund puppy.

He was born on April 6, 2015, so he's 7 weeks old now.

Scamp is a beautiful chocolate and tan baby boy. He has that wonderful, gentle temperament that long-haired Dachshunds are known for. His daddy is... [read more]

$1,525.00

Taz the Miniature Long Haired Dachshund

Taz (ID 409319)

Taz is a male red & white Miniature Long Haired Dachshund puppy.

He was born on April 9, 2015, so he's 6 weeks old now.

"Check me out! You know you want me. I am a shaded red pup with a small amount of white on my neck. I would love to be your new best friend! We... [read more]

$1,595.00

Barney the Miniature Long Haired Dachshund

Barney (ID 409325)

Barney is a male red & white Miniature Long Haired Dachshund puppy.

He was born on April 9, 2015, so he's 6 weeks old now.

"Hi! I'm barney and I want to be your new best friend. Think of all the adventures we can go on! I am a shaded red pup with a tiny bit of white on... [read more]

$1,595.00

Dalton the Miniature Long Haired Dachshund

Dalton (ID 409328)

Dalton is a male red & white Miniature Long Haired Dachshund puppy.

He was born on April 9, 2015, so he's 6 weeks old now.

“Well, hello there! My name is Dalton, and it’s a pleasure to meet you. I am looking for the perfect family for me. I am a very handsome... [read more]

$1,595.00

Bonjovi the Miniature Smooth Haired Dachshund

Bonjovi (ID 409450)

Bonjovi is a male chocolate dapple Miniature Smooth Haired Dachshund puppy.

He was born on April 11, 2015, so he's 6 weeks old now.

This is Bonjovi! He is a chocolate dapple puppy with smooth hair. He has beautiful dappling and the sweetest little face. His parents are well... [read more]

$1,595.00

Chili the Miniature Long Haired Dachshund

Chili (ID 410758)

Chili is a male red & white Miniature Long Haired Dachshund puppy.

He was born on April 15, 2015, so he's 6 weeks old now.

"Hello, my name is Chili. I am as cute as can be, all the way down to the tip of my tail! I love to play and give kisses. I will be up to date on... [read more]

$1,595.00

Bogart the Miniature Long Haired Dachshund

Bogart (ID 410761)

Bogart is a male red Miniature Long Haired Dachshund puppy.

He was born on April 15, 2015, so he's 6 weeks old now.

"Here's looking at you kid! You just found your new best friend! Oh, the adventures we will have! Romping and playing or curling up and taking a... [read more]

$1,595.00

Ernie the Miniature Long Haired Dachshund

Ernie (ID 410766)

Ernie is a male red Miniature Long Haired Dachshund puppy.

He was born on April 15, 2015, so he's 6 weeks old now.

"Let me tell you how to have the cutest puppy on your street! Your looking at him! I am cute as can be. I love to give kisses and wag my tail. I... [read more]

$1,595.00

Duggie the Miniature Long Haired Dachshund

Duggie (ID 411735)

Duggie is a male chocolate & tan Miniature Long Haired Dachshund puppy.

He was born on April 29, 2015, so he's 4 weeks old now.

This boy is very sweet crawling around and eating his puppy food. He loves playing with his litter mates and mom. We are socializing him and... [read more]

$1,595.00

Danny the Miniature Long Haired Dachshund

Danny (ID 411740)

Danny is a male chocolate & tan Miniature Long Haired Dachshund puppy.

He was born on April 29, 2015, so he's 4 weeks old now.

Danny is getting into his personality. He loves getting out to play with everyone and loves giving kisses and likes to lay with us. He is being... [read more]

$1,595.00

Millie the Miniature Long Haired Dachshund

Millie (ID 405814)

Millie is a female black & tan Miniature Long Haired Dachshund puppy.

She was born on February 25, 2015, so she's 13 weeks old now.

If you're looking for the perfect puppy to complete your home, she's right here! Millie is the most adorable, energetic puppy you will ever set... [read more]

$1,675.00

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Andy the Miniature Long Haired Dachshund

Andy (ID 407109)

Andy is a male black & tan Miniature Long Haired Dachshund puppy.

He was born on March 7, 2015, so he's 11 weeks old now.

"Well hello there, name is Andy. I am a black and tan longhair with a bit of white on my nose and chest. I am a loving, young pup looking for a... [read more]

$1,675.00

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Anne the Miniature Long Haired Dachshund

Anne (ID 407163)

Anne is a female black & tan Miniature Long Haired Dachshund puppy.

She was born on March 7, 2015, so she's 11 weeks old now.

“Hi there; my name is Anne! I am silly and sweet as can be, and I am sure that I will make that perfect addition to your loving family. My... [read more]

$1,675.00

Kennan the Miniature Long Haired Dachshund

Kennan (ID 408062)

Kennan is a male wild boar Miniature Long Haired Dachshund puppy.

He was born on March 14, 2015, so he's 10 weeks old now.

"Hi, my name is Kennan and it's a pleasure meeting you my friend. Are you searching for a buddy? Look no further, because you've found me. I... [read more]

$1,675.00

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Petunia the Miniature Smooth Haired Dachshund

Petunia (ID 412395)

Petunia is a female red Miniature Smooth Haired Dachshund puppy.

She was born on April 15, 2015, so she's 6 weeks old now.

Petunia is a light red, smooth haired girl, who is really active, lively and lovable. She loves to have fun and show you her loving, energetic... [read more]

$1,675.00

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Peanut the Miniature Smooth Haired Dachshund

Peanut (ID 412405)

Peanut is a male red dapple Miniature Smooth Haired Dachshund puppy.

He was born on April 15, 2015, so he's 6 weeks old now.

"I'm a little Peanut, I'm on the hunt for my new best friend. I'm a very outgoing and happy boy. I like to play with my toys and make you smile,... [read more]

$1,675.00

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Pearl the Miniature Smooth Haired Dachshund

Pearl (ID 412408)

Pearl is a female red Miniature Smooth Haired Dachshund puppy.

She was born on April 15, 2015, so she's 6 weeks old now.

Pearl is a very light red smooth miniature Dachshund. Pearl is a very sweet baby girl, that is very outgoing and loves everyone she meets. She is... [read more]

$1,675.00

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Pansy the Miniature Long Haired Dachshund

Pansy (ID 412416)

Pansy is a female red Miniature Long Haired Dachshund puppy.

She was born on April 15, 2015, so she's 6 weeks old now.

“Hello! My name is Pansy, and I’m super excited to meet you! I can‘t wait to join your family and go on adventures with you. I love to play... [read more]

$1,675.00

Zac the Miniature Smooth Haired Dachshund

Zac (ID 410753)

Zac is a male black & tan Miniature Smooth Haired Dachshund puppy.

He was born on April 23, 2015, so he's 4 weeks old now.

“Hello! My name is Zac, and I’m super excited to me you! I can‘t wait to join your family and go on adventures with you. I love to play and... [read more]

$1,775.00

Presley the Miniature Smooth Haired Dachshund

Presley (ID 411079)

Presley is a male red Miniature Smooth Haired Dachshund puppy.

He was born on April 9, 2015, so he's 6 weeks old now.

Presley is so handsome! He loves to play and run around all day. He is a little ball of fire! Presley will be a very loyal companion to his new... [read more]

$1,775.00

Parker the Miniature Smooth Haired Dachshund

Parker (ID 411081)

Parker is a male red Miniature Smooth Haired Dachshund puppy.

He was born on April 9, 2015, so he's 6 weeks old now.

Meet Parker! Parker would make a wonderful addition to any family. He is up to date on his vaccinations and would make a great lifelong companion.... [read more]

$1,775.00

Jester the Miniature Smooth Haired Dachshund

Jester (ID 411896)

Jester is a male chocolate & tan Miniature Smooth Haired Dachshund puppy.

He was born on April 29, 2015, so he's 4 weeks old now.

Jester is a very handsome smooth mini Dachshund puppy. He is a healthy and happy boy, and has started playing with his brother, sisters and... [read more]

$1,775.00

Annie Ann the Miniature Smooth Haired Dachshund

Annie Ann (ID 412304)

Annie Ann is a female black & tan Miniature Smooth Haired Dachshund puppy.

She was born on April 23, 2015, so she's 4 weeks old now.

Come one, come all! Come and see the belle of the ball! Annie Ann is definitely the puppy of your dreams. Cuties like these are a rare find, so... [read more]

$1,775.00

Ginger the Miniature Long Haired Dachshund

Ginger (ID 410560)

Ginger is a female red & white Miniature Long Haired Dachshund puppy.

She was born on March 24, 2015, so she's 9 weeks old now.

Introducing Ginger! She’s a pampered and joyful little girl. She has a gorgeous red-brown piebald coat. Without a doubt, she’ll be the... [read more]

$1,795.00

Todd the Miniature Long Haired Dachshund

Todd (ID 411324)

Todd is a male red Miniature Long Haired Dachshund puppy.

He was born on March 29, 2015, so he's 8 weeks old now.

Todd is a very spunky boy. He loves attention and is eager to get your love. He has been raised in our loving home, so he is used to other dogs... [read more]

$1,795.00

Pennie the Miniature Long Haired Dachshund

Pennie (ID 411073)

Pennie is a female chocolate & white Miniature Long Haired Dachshund puppy.

She was born on April 9, 2015, so she's 6 weeks old now.

Pennie is a beautiful long haired chocolate and tan dapple Dachshund. This gorgeous girl will steal your heart the moment you meet her. She is... [read more]

$1,825.00

Paige the Miniature Long Haired Dachshund

Paige (ID 411075)

Paige is a female red Miniature Long Haired Dachshund puppy.

She was born on April 9, 2015, so she's 6 weeks old now.

Paige is such a beautiful little girl. She’s a pampered and joyful little girl. Her favorite hobby other than playtime is spending time with... [read more]

$1,825.00

Dylan the Miniature Long Haired Dachshund

Dylan (ID 411295)

Dylan is a male red Miniature Long Haired Dachshund puppy.

He was born on March 24, 2015, so he's 9 weeks old now.

Dylan is a very sweet loving boy. His soft coat makes him very nice to cuddle with. He will be a great companion for any family. He has a great... [read more]

$1,825.00

Alex the Miniature Long Haired Dachshund

Alex (ID 411296)

Alex is a male black & tan Miniature Long Haired Dachshund puppy.

He was born on March 24, 2015, so he's 9 weeks old now.

Alex is a cuddle bug. He can't wait to get in your arms and snuggle under your chin. He is going to be a great couch buddy and companion. He is a... [read more]

$1,825.00

Hershey the Miniature Smooth Haired Dachshund

Hershey (ID 411298)

Hershey is a male red Miniature Smooth Haired Dachshund puppy.

He was born on March 24, 2015, so he's 9 weeks old now.

Hershey is a sweet as candy. He is a very playful boy with a great personality. He loves attention and playtime with you. He will be a great... [read more]

$1,825.00

Max the Miniature Long Haired Dachshund

Max (ID 411330)

Max is a male black and white piebald Miniature Long Haired Dachshund puppy.

He was born on March 23, 2015, so he's 9 weeks old now.

Meet Max! He is such a little sweetheart! Max loves snuggles and loves naps. He will come up to date on all his puppy needs. Max has such a... [read more]

$1,825.00

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Abu the Miniature Long Haired Dachshund

Abu (ID 412128)

Abu is a male red Miniature Long Haired Dachshund puppy.

He was born on April 8, 2015, so he's 7 weeks old now.

This little guy is red with black tipping on his ears and a white mark on his chest. Abu is very loving and very playful. He loves attention and... [read more]

$1,825.00

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Thumper the Miniature Long Haired Dachshund

Thumper (ID 412195)

Thumper is a male red Miniature Long Haired Dachshund puppy.

He was born on April 8, 2015, so he's 7 weeks old now.

You have just found “The One!” Meet the most handsome boy ever, Thumper. He is currently waiting for his forever loving family to make him... [read more]

$1,825.00

Freddy the Standard Smooth Haired Dachshund

Freddy (ID 408282)

Freddy is a male black & tan Standard Smooth Haired Dachshund puppy.

He was born on March 27, 2015, so he's 8 weeks old now.

“Hi, my name is Freddy. I am so anxious to meet my new forever family. Could that be with you? I sure hope so. I am a gorgeous puppy with a... [read more]

$1,875.00

JJ the Standard Smooth Haired Dachshund

JJ (ID 408283)

JJ is a female fawn (isabella) & tan Standard Smooth Haired Dachshund puppy.

She was born on March 27, 2015, so she's 8 weeks old now.

“I bet that you’ve never seen a puppy like me! I’m just that cute! My name is JJ and playing is my game. I can’t wait to meet my new... [read more]

$1,875.00

Humphrey the Miniature Smooth Haired Dachshund

Humphrey (ID 410773)

Humphrey is a male silver dapple Miniature Smooth Haired Dachshund puppy.

He was born on March 26, 2015, so he's 8 weeks old now.

“Hello! My name is Humphrey! I am like a ray of sunshine that is ready to brighten up you life. I will take you back in time and bring that... [read more]

$1,875.00

Prince the Standard Long Haired Dachshund

Prince (ID 411744)

Prince is a male cream Standard Long Haired Dachshund puppy.

He was born on April 18, 2015, so he's 5 weeks old now.

Prince is an extremely handsome cream longhair Dachshund puppy. He is a happy go lucky and affectionate boy, and loves to play with his people and... [read more]

$1,875.00

Duke the Standard Long Haired Dachshund

Duke (ID 411745)

Duke is a male black & cream Standard Long Haired Dachshund puppy.

He was born on April 18, 2015, so he's 5 weeks old now.

Duke is a beautifully marked black and cream brindle longhair Dachshund puppy. He is extremely affectionate and a happy boy who already loves... [read more]

$1,875.00

Mr. A the Miniature Smooth Haired Dachshund

Mr. A (ID 409787)

Mr. A is a male chocolate & tan Miniature Smooth Haired Dachshund puppy.

He was born on March 24, 2015, so he's 9 weeks old now.

Mr. A is a sweet and funny boy, very playful and really big on kissing! He is always first to the feeding and quick on his feet. He is very... [read more]

$1,950.00

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Meeko the Miniature Long Haired Dachshund

Meeko (ID 412131)

Meeko is a male cream Miniature Long Haired Dachshund puppy.

He was born on April 8, 2015, so he's 7 weeks old now.

This little guy is cream with a white mark down his chest. He is a longhair with two white paws. Meeko is an active little fellow who loves to... [read more]

$1,950.00

Copper the Miniature Long Haired Dachshund

Copper (ID 412136)

Copper is a male cream Miniature Long Haired Dachshund puppy.

He was born on April 8, 2015, so he's 7 weeks old now.

Meet Copper! This lovable pup is currently searching for a good, loving home. Whether playing all day or relaxing on the couch, Copper promises to... [read more]

$1,950.00

Holly the Miniature Smooth Haired Dachshund

Holly (ID 412645)

Holly is a female cream Miniature Smooth Haired Dachshund puppy.

She was born on April 14, 2015, so she's 6 weeks old now.

"Hi, my name is Holly and I am so happy you stopped by to take a peek of me. I am a very adventurous little girl with a zest for life! I love to... [read more]

$2,050.00

King the Standard Long Haired Dachshund

King (ID 411738)

King is a male blue & cream Standard Long Haired Dachshund puppy.

He was born on April 18, 2015, so he's 5 weeks old now.

King is an absolutely stunning cream brindle, blue based Dachshund puppy. He is a happy and friendly boy, and loves to play with his people and... [read more]

$2,150.00

Scooter the Miniature Wire Haired Dachshund

Scooter (ID 411851)

Scooter is a male red Miniature Wire Haired Dachshund puppy.

He was born on April 14, 2015, so he's 6 weeks old now.

Scooter is as adorable as they come. He is always wanting to cuddle and give kisses. He's always the first one to come to you! Mom and dad are... [read more]

$2,250.00

Boss the Miniature Wire Haired Dachshund

Boss (ID 411854)

Boss is a male red Miniature Wire Haired Dachshund puppy.

He was born on April 14, 2015, so he's 6 weeks old now.

Meet Boss! Just look at this face! How could you say no to this handsome little guy. Boss is the prettiest shade of red, with his chocolate nose... [read more]

$2,250.00

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Bentley the Miniature Long Haired Dachshund

Bentley (ID 388976)

Bentley is a male cream Miniature Long Haired Dachshund puppy.

He was born on October 19, 2014, so he's 31 weeks old now.

"Hi, my name is Bently. I'm a red piebald boy. This means I have large patches of color on a white background. My grandsire is a famous piebald... [read more]

$2,550.00

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Ollie the Miniature Long Haired Dachshund

Ollie (ID 407318)

Ollie is a male shaded cream Miniature Long Haired Dachshund puppy.

He was born on December 26, 2014, so he's 21 weeks old now.

"My name is Ollie and I'm a lot of fun! I'm an English cream boy with lots of curiosity and tons of personality. My favorite thing to do is... [read more]

$2,595.00

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Connie the Miniature Long Haired Dachshund

Connie (ID 411041)

Connie is a female shaded cream Miniature Long Haired Dachshund puppy.

She was born on March 11, 2015, so she's 11 weeks old now.

"Hi, my name is Connie and I have tons of personality! I'm a true English cream girl which means that I was born all black and will develop a... [read more]

$2,595.00

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Diva the Miniature Long Haired Dachshund

Diva (ID 411060)

Diva is a female shaded cream Miniature Long Haired Dachshund puppy.

She was born on March 11, 2015, so she's 11 weeks old now.

"Hi, my name is Diva and I have tons of personality! I was born all black and will develop a beautiful cream coat as I grow. I'm a fun girl with a... [read more]

$2,595.00

Lucie the Miniature Smooth Haired Dachshund

Lucie (ID 410503)

Lucie is a female black & tan Miniature Smooth Haired Dachshund puppy.

She was born on March 25, 2015, so she's 9 weeks old now.

Look at this beautiful baby girl! Lucie is just waiting for that perfect, loving family to call her own. She is the perfect romp-around friend.... [read more]

$2,725.00

Ty the Miniature Wire Haired Dachshund

Ty (ID 411847)

Ty is a male black and white piebald Miniature Wire Haired Dachshund puppy.

He was born on April 14, 2015, so he's 6 weeks old now.

Look no further! You have found your new baby boy. Ty is exactly what you have been looking for, perfect in every way! This precious baby's silky... [read more]

$2,775.00

Izzy the Miniature Smooth Haired Dachshund

Izzy (ID 409776)

Izzy is a male fawn (isabella) & tan Miniature Smooth Haired Dachshund puppy.

He was born on April 8, 2015, so he's 7 weeks old now.

“Hi, I'm Izzy! A picture is worth a thousand words and I'm sure that's why you clicked on me! I'm a beautiful puppy with a great disposition. I... [read more]

$2,875.00

Dapple the Miniature Smooth Haired Dachshund

Dapple (ID 409777)

Dapple is a male black & tan Miniature Smooth Haired Dachshund puppy.

He was born on April 9, 2015, so he's 6 weeks old now.

“I am sure glad you found my page! My name is Dapple! When I am out on the town, people always stop to tell me how cute I am! I always love... [read more]

$2,875.00

Pie the Miniature Long Haired Dachshund

Pie (ID 410502)

Pie is a male black & tan Miniature Long Haired Dachshund puppy.

He was born on March 25, 2015, so he's 9 weeks old now.

“Hi! My name is Pie! I am looking for my forever family. I am looking for someone who enjoys the little things in life like cuddling on the... [read more]

$2,875.00

Poppy the Miniature Wire Haired Dachshund

Poppy (ID 411860)

Poppy is a female red & white Miniature Wire Haired Dachshund puppy.

She was born on April 14, 2015, so she's 6 weeks old now.

Meet my most precious Poppy! She is just a doll! Poppy has it all! She has beautiful looks, super personality, and a red and white silky wire coat... [read more]

$2,975.00

Jamie Lee (Barbara & Alex's New Baby, My New Name Is Norma!) the Miniature Smooth Haired Dachshund

Unavailable - Found a new home!Jamie Lee (Barbara & Alex's New Baby, My New Name Is Norma!) (ID 407023)

Jamie Lee is a female red dapple Miniature Smooth Haired Dachshund puppy.

She was born on March 24, 2015, so she's 9 weeks old now.

"Hi my name is Jamie Lee and you are guaranteed to fall in love with me. I am laid back and sweet as can be. This cutie hopes she can go home to... [read more]

"Connecticut is my new home!"

Reputable Dachshund Breeders

Our Dachshund breeders strive to breed championship-line puppies who will enrich the lives of their new families. We work with Dachshund breeders whose goal is to breed healthy Dachshund and to better the breed. The listed puppies are carefully selected by our Dachshund breeders; they breed to produce Dachshund puppies with exceptional conformation and disposition - family pets for loving homes.

Welcome

Thank you for your interest in availing our services and of our network of Dachshund breeders. Dachshund puppies regularly rank among the most popular breeds in the US, and this should come as no surprise. This compact “hot dog” is one of the cutest dog breeds with his elongated muscular body perched on short legs and long droopy ears framing an intelligent face. If you are interested in adopting one of these dogs, please feel free to look over the listing of healthy Dachshund puppies for sale. Who knows, you might find the perfect puppy to add to your family.


Find Dachshund Puppies for Sale

We know that it is challenging to find Dachshund puppies from reputable breeders, and we are here to help! Our mission is to connect families looking for Dachshund puppies for sale from reputable breeders in our network. When you are choosing your puppy, we want you to feel confident that you have made the right choice. There is also basic information on the Dachshund available from our site so that you can make an informed decision that the breed is the right one for your family before you look at the Dachshund for sale listings.


Breed Summary

As a responsible future pet owner, it is important for you to do research on Dachshund dog breed info so that you can make an informed choice if the breed is the right one for your family. The main Dachshund characteristics are their liveliness and cleverness since they are not a shy breed. But despite their seemingly comic appearance, the Dachshund is actually a courageous dog that was originally bred to hunt tunneling animals such as badgers and rabbits. As a result, they love to play by chasing around birds and toys. The Dachshund is also known for their deep, loud bark that sounds surprising coming from such as small dog. If you are interested in learning more about the breed and what Dachshund ownership entails, please see our Facts and Information section.


Perfect Matched Breed

If you’ve finally decided that the Dachshund is the right breed for your family let us do the hard work for you so you can focus on choosing the best puppy to adopt. We have assembled a network of reputable Dachshund breeders from whom you can get matched Dachshund puppies that meet your requirements. Once you have made your choice, we will make the Dachshund adoption process as easy as possible so that your puppy will soon be joining his new family. Please refer to our happy puppy placement page to learn more.


Facts - Overview

The Dachshund is one of the most popular dog breeds in the US, consistently landing among the top ten in American Kennel Club rankings. This should not be surprising since the Dachshund is one of the best dogs for city residents. His small stature makes him the ideal pet for those who live in smaller spaces such as apartments. This page provides an overview of the basic Dachshund breed info that you need to know before deciding if the breed is the best one for your family.

The Dachshund dog breed actually comes in a variety of sizes and coat types. The most popular variety of Dachshund is those who have smooth coats since they require minimal grooming, although there are also longhaired and wirehaired Dachshunds. They also come in miniature (weighing eleven pounds or less when fully grown) or standard (weighing between sixteen to thirty-six pounds as an adult), with those who fall in between these two weight classes (11 pounds to 16 pounds) known as ‘tweenies’.

Dachshunds also come in an assortment of colors with the most common ones being tan, cream and red as well as color combinations like black and cream and chocolate and tan. In addition, Dachshund coats can also come in a variety of patterns including piebald, dapple, sable and brindle.

One of the more notable aspects of the Dachshund is its intelligent eyes, and his facial expressions are considered some of the most complex among dog breeds. He also has a surprisingly big bark for a dog his size due to his barrel-like chest. But what endears him most to dog lovers is his lively and clever personality, which emerges during playtime. However, their independent nature can make them a little difficult to train so patience and consistency is necessary.

Socialization is also important for Dachshunds since they have a tendency to bond with only one person, making them potentially snappy with others. In addition, it is important that you not feed your Dachshund too much since he can easily become fat, which would put stress on his fragile back. You also need to support his back when you are holding him. 


Facts - Personality

The Dachshund personality is one of the things that most endears him to many people. Generally, the Dachshund is brave and lively, while having an independent streak that can make him a little difficult to train. However, he more than makes up for any perceived shortcomings by being affectionate, since he loves nothing more than to cuddle with his favorite family member.

There are also some slight differences in personality among the differently-coated Dachshunds. The wirehaired Dachshund can be mischievous, reflecting the terrier in his ancestry, while the long-haired variety is quiet and calm. The smooth-haired Dachshund has a personality that falls in between these two types. But you should keep in mind that it is not normal for the breed to be shy or nervous and you should not get puppies that display these characteristics.

However, these are just general guidelines and the actual Dachshund temperament can be affected by a lot of factors. If you would like to get an idea of what your dog’s personality would be like, when you meet with a breeder you are interested in getting a puppy from, ask to see one or both of the parents of the litter. This would give you an idea of the temperament of the puppies. Of course, temperament is also affected by factors like heredity, early socialization and training. When choosing a puppy from a litter, pick the one whose temperament falls in between the two extremes – not too timid and not too aggressive. A nice temperament for a puppy to have is one who approaches people readily and is not afraid to be held, and is playful and curious.


Facts - Care

One of the basic tenets of Dachshund care is that you should ensure that your dog gets enough physical activity. While the Dachshund is essentially an indoor dog, he still needs his daily exercise. You should walk him twice a day, around ten minutes per walk or approximately a half-mile. However, if you cannot spare the time, you can play a short game of fetch.

Another important part of basic Dachshund puppy care is ensuring that his back does not get injured. His long back makes him susceptible to spinal injuries that can leave him partially or fully paralyzed. Instead of letting him jump up and down furniture, install steps or a ramp and teach him how to use them. Also, when you are holding him, make sure to support his rump and chest.

Dachshund training can be a bit challenging due to his sometimes stubborn nature which results from his intelligence. He may feel that he knows better than you! But if you are patient, engage his attention and keep the training sessions at a reasonable length, you will be successful. Make training sessions varied and fun so your Dachshund won’t get bored. Crate training your Dachshund puppy may help as long as you don’t turn the crate into a cage and confine the puppy in there all day long.


Facts - Grooming

Dachshund grooming does not take a long time since the breed is a low-maintenance one, particularly the smooth-haired variety. Simply give him a bath when he needs it and wipe him down with a damp cloth in between to keep him clean. When the weather turns cold, however, you may need to provide him with a sweater since his coat is too short to keep him warm. However, this does not apply to the longer-haired varieties, since the wire-haired and long-haired varieties need to be brushed regularly. In addition, the wirehairs need to be ‘stripped’ twice or thrice a year while the long-haired Dachshund need to be bathed more frequently and blow-dried afterward.

Smooth Dachshunds have coats that can be one or two colors. The single-colored Dachshund has a cream or red coat while those that have two colors are generally chocolate, fawn, blue and grizzled with cream or tan marking. The wire-haired Dachshund has a two-tiered coat, with a topcoat of hard, thick hair over a softer undercoat. While the wirehair’s coat has the same colors as the smooth-haired Dachshund, they generally have a grizzled (wild boar) coat.

Knowing how to groom Dachshund is important to keep him looking at his best. Apart from taking care of his coat, another important part of your Dachshund’s regular grooming routine is oral and nail care. You should get your puppy used to getting his teeth brushed as early as possible, then brush him daily or at least twice or thrice a week for good oral health. You should also start cutting his nails when he is young and trim them two to three times a month. If you hear your puppy’s nails clicking on the floor as he walks, then they’re too long.

While you are grooming your dog, you can take the opportunity to examine him for signs of disease such as rashes, sores and signs of infection like skin inflammation, redness and tenderness. One particular area you should pay attention to is his droopy ears, which are prone to infection from bacteria and fungus. Keep his ears clean by moistening a cotton ball with an ear cleaner solution prescribed by your vet and wiping them out. Do this weekly and don’t put the cotton ball into the ear too deeply.


Facts - Health

To ensure good Dachshund nutrition, feed your puppy with a high-quality puppy food that is formulated to meet his nutritional requirements. You can ask your breeder about what type of food he was feeding the puppy and then continue giving him this. If you want to shift to another kind of food later, you should gradually make the shift by slowly reducing the amount of the old food and increasing that of the new food. This will help avoid intestinal problems caused by too-abrupt shifts in his food.

There are a number of Dachshund health problems that the breed is prone to. The most common of these are back problems like Intervertebral Disc Disease. The common signs of back problems include paralysis, being unable to lift himself up on his hind legs and occasionally loss of bladder and bowel control. You can help avoid these health issues by always supporting your Dachshund’s lower back and chest when you are carrying him as well as ensuring that he does not jump off or on furniture by providing aids such as stairs or ramps. You can also prevent back problems by consulting with rehabilitation specialists who work with dogs or chiropractors as well as consulting with your vet or breeder as to other preventive measures that you can take to ensure that your Dachshund stays healthy.


Facts - History

The history of Dachshund begins in Germany, where his name is derived from the German words “dachs” (badger) and “hund” (dog). Dogs resembling Dachshunds can be seen in pictures dating back to the fifteenth century where they were used to hunt not only badger but also other den animals like foxes. The breed was refined in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries by foresters who wanted a brave dog with a body that could dig into badger burrows to root them out and even fight them to the death if needed. The smooth-haired Dachshund was the first to be developed, followed by the long-coated varieties through cross-breeding with spaniels and wire-haired ones through interbreeding with terriers.

By the nineteenth century, Dachshunds started being popular as pets, particularly in Great Britain where the breed was a favorite of royalty. To make them more appealing as pet dogs, the miniature Dachshund was bred. The breed standard was developed in 1879 and in 1888 the German Dachshund Club was founded.

In America, the Dachshund history started in 1885 when eleven dogs were registered with the American Kennel Club. The Dachshund Club of America was subsequently established in 1895. Although the popularity of the breed ebbed during the two world wars due to their association with Germany, by the 1950s the Dachshund regained its lost status, and the breed remains among the most popular in AKC rankings. 


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