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The Miniature Dachshund, commonly referred to as the Dachshund Mini, is a small, affectionate and lively breed that is well-suited for apartment living and makes an excellent companion for families and individuals.


The Dachshund Mini is a smaller version of the standard Dachshund, a breed that has been used for hunting badgers in Germany for centuries. The Miniature Dachshund was developed in the 19th century and was initially used for hunting small game such as rabbits and squirrels. Today, the Dachshund Mini is a popular companion breed that is loved for its energetic personality and adorable appearance.

Physical Characteristics

The Dachshund Mini has a long, slender body with short legs and a distinctively elongated snout. They typically weigh between 11 and 16 pounds and stand 6 to 9 inches tall at the shoulder. The breed has a smooth, short coat that comes in a variety of colors and patterns, including black and tan, red, chocolate, cream, and blue.

Personality and Training

Dachshund Minis are known for their lively and playful personalities. They are intelligent and quick learners, making them easy to train with positive reinforcement methods. This breed is also highly affectionate and loves to be cuddled, making them ideal companions for individuals and families alike. Despite their small size, they are also known for being confident and fearless, making them great watchdogs.

Health and Care

The Dachshund Mini is a relatively healthy breed with a lifespan of 12 to 16 years. However, like all breeds, they are prone to certain health issues such as back problems and dental issues. Regular veterinary checkups and proper dental care can help prevent these issues. The breed requires regular grooming to maintain their short, smooth coat, but does not require excessive grooming.


The Dachshund Mini is an energetic and affectionate breed that is well-suited for apartment living and makes an excellent companion for families and individuals. With proper training and care, they can make loving and loyal pets that bring joy and companionship to their owners.

Life With A New Puppy

A Dachshund puppy can bring a lifetime of love and joy to your home. If you are interested in getting a Dachshund puppy, check out our Available Pups page to see if we have any Dachshunds currently available. We get new puppies every Friday. Contact us here if you would like to set up an appointment to meet a dog.

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