ANKC NO: 2100065525
Penrith (Western Sydney)
New South Wales, Australia
0422 369 962 Heather
0417 161 197 Mark
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The Miniature Dachshund

A introduction into my beloved breed.
Firstly, dachshund is pronounced



13-24 cm


4 - 6.5 kg

Life Expectancy

12 - 16 years

Area of Origin


The Miniature Dachshund

The most popular size is the miniature dachshund, which ideally weighs between 4.5 kg – 5 kgs. However, typically in Australia miniatures average around 6 kg and it can be reported that some miniature dachshunds grow to 8 kg. This is largely due to the genetics within the small gene pool and some also claim that dachshunds grow differently in Australia due to its climate, which offers warmer weather with optimum daylight hours. Dachshunds are encouraged to run, play, and develop muscles and stronger bone density all year round. These larger miniatures are often referred to as Tweenies, they are miniature bred and are not able to be referred or transferred to Standard, unlike in other countries.

Energy Level
Exercise Requirements
Affection Level
Friendliness To Dogs
Friendliness To Strangers
Grooming Requirements

Caring for a Miniature Dachshund

What Kind of Diet Does a Dachshund Need?
Exercise Requirements

Dachshunds come in 3 coat types smooth, long hair and wire hair and in Australia, there are 2 sizes and a recent introduction of a 3rd size.

The Standard Dachshund

The traditional dachshund, the largest of the 3 varieties. A full-grown standard averages between 8 kg to 16 kg.

The Kaninchen (Rabbit) Dachshund

In 2020 the ANKC announced its acceptance of registration of the new size dachshund Kaninchen, in German translates to Rabbit. It is the smallest of the 3 varieties and probably the most difficult to breed. They are not recognised in the USA or UK. The Kaninchen are said to weigh between 1.5 kg – 3.5 kg with a chest circumference which must not exceed 30 cm or a back length longer than 30 cm.


True Breed Type & Conformation

Our miniature smooth dachshunds are soft or course in coat. A classic hound look, pointed muzzle, alert eyes, short legs, apple shaped rears, prominent chest, muscular bodies and of larger type. Our dogs are of sound conformation with excellent temperament and breed type. Our areas of focus, ribbing, shoulders and underline without sacrifice to balance, movement and health.


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