[prkwp_styled_title prk_in=”The Miniature Dachshund” align=”Center” font_weight=”700″ text_color=”#0ab6d1″ title_size=”h1″][prkwp_styled_title prk_in=”A introduction into my beloved breed.” align=”Center” font_weight=”400″ text_color=”#ffffff” title_size=”h5″]

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[prkwp_styled_title prk_in=”Height” align=”Left” font_weight=”400″ text_color=”#404142″ title_size=”h5″][prkwp_styled_title prk_in=”13-24 cm” align=”Left” font_weight=”200″ text_color=”#404142″ title_size=”p”]

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The 12th most popular dog breed 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.

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[prkwp_styled_title prk_in=”Exercise Requirements” align=”Left” font_weight=”400″ text_color=”#404142″ title_size=”h5″]

[prkwp_styled_title prk_in=”Affection Level” align=”Left” font_weight=”400″ text_color=”#404142″ title_size=”h5″]

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[prkwp_styled_title prk_in=”What Kind of Diet Does a Dachshund Need?” align=”Left” font_weight=”400″ text_color=”#28061e” title_size=”h5″]

Your dachshund’s diet should be rich in high-quality animal protein. It needs moderate amounts of fat, minimal carbs, and vitamins.

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Dachshunds over 12 months need a daily exercise regime that combines “on-lead” walking and free-running/playing broken up into two sessions totaling 35 – 50 minutes.

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Dachshunds are not hypoallergenic, however, depending on your allergy some suffers have less of a reaction to smooth-hair or wire-haired dachshunds. Once again, these varieties are not hypoallergenic, yet they do not shed as much as the long-haired kinds. It means there is less dander.

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Dachshunds are better suited to being emotional support and therapy dogs where there isn’t an issue with their size. These little companion dogs can provide great comfort to people in times of anxiety or stress.

Dachshunds can operate as therapy animals that go and visit people in care homes, hospices, or hospital settings. They can go cuddle, play, and have a great time with people that need this moment of joy in their life. There are even universities now that bring in service animals like this to calm students during exam season.

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According to canine intelligence tests, dachshunds are ranked 92nd out of the 138 most intelligent dog breeds (average). Anyone who owns a dachshund knows that these dogs are very communicative, they are always attentive and responsive to their owners and always find a way to get away with what they want. They tend to be excellent problem solvers who are quick learners however, in obedience training tests they tend to rank lower than other dog breeds as they are easily distracted and are particularly stubborn by nature.

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 first dachshund breeds can be traced back to the 17th century. Its name originated from a combination of two German words, ‘Dachs’, which means ‘badger’, and ‘Hund’, meaning ‘hound’. Needless to say, in olden times, the “badger dog” was used to hunt badgers and similar animals.

The primary characteristic that made them great hunters were their strong limbs. Yes, do not be fooled by their short height, their legs seem to have all the power they need to track down a large variety of prey.

The physical characteristics of dachshunds are they are very muscular, allowing them to dig and enter the burrows of badgers and other burrowing animals. They would often go underground to pull the prey out and work for hours.

Apart from this physical characteristic, dachshunds were also bred to possess courage and tenacity. Swiftly moving smaller animals such as rabbits and ferrets could not escape the dachshund’s vigor.

Dachshunds were once bred and used exclusively for hunting purposes. However, over time, they have become popular family pets. They are especially well-suited for families with children, as they are patient and good-natured. Additionally, their small size means that they can live comfortably in apartments and other small spaces.

While dachshunds make great pets, it is important to remember that they were bred and used for hunting. This means that they have a strong prey drive and may chase after smaller animals such as cats and squirrels. Therefore, it is important to socialise them from a young age and provide them with plenty of exercise to burn off excess energy.

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The traditional dachshund is the largest of the 3 varieties. A full-grown standard averages between 8 kg to 16 kg. They are regarded as the most majestic in appearance, with a deep barrel-like bark, originally bred to go too underground to hunt badgers and foxes in their dens. Standard breeders consider them the healthiest of the 3 varieties and confirm that Standard Dachshunds have the same nature as the Miniatures and Kaninchens sized Dachshunds.

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The miniature dachshunds were introduced to hunt smaller tunneling animals such as squirrels, rabbits, prairie dogs, groundhogs (woodchuck), and foxes. The miniatures are the most favoured by pet owners, due to their size of 4.5kg – 5kg however it’s not uncommon for miniatures to reach the small standard size range, as genes do throwback occasionally.

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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.

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