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Dachshund (Black, Walk)
Black, Walk

Breed Information


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2015: #13

Name Dachshund (Toy, Miniature, Standard)
Other names Teckel, Tekkel, Tekkel Doxie, Weenie Dog, Sausage Dog, Bassotto, Worshond
Origin Germany
Breed Group

Hound (AKC:1885)

Scenthound Breeds (UKC)

Size Smallest, Small, Medium
Type Purebred
Life span 12-15 years








Toy: 12 inches (30 cm)

Miniature: 5-7 inches (13-18 cm)

Standard: 8-11 inches (20-27 cm)


Toy: 8-11 pounds (3.5-5.0 kg)

Miniature: 12 pounds (5.5 kg)

Standard: 16-32 pounds (7-15 kg)



Black and Tan






Litter Size 4-8 puppies
Puppy Prices

Average $800 - $1500 USD

Usually, the average price of an Dachshund puppy from a reputable breeder is between $800 and $1,500, while a top-quality Dachshund puppy can cost as high as $3,000 and upward. Their price depends upon the pup’s age, sex, quality, pedigree, and breeder’s location.

Breed Characteristics


5 stars

Apartment Friendly

4 stars

Good for apartment living. They are fairly active indoors and will do okay without a yard.

Barking Tendencies

5 stars


Cat Friendly

3 stars

Child Friendly

2 stars

Not Good with Kids: In isolation, this dog breed might not be the best option for kids. However, to mitigate the risks, have the puppy grow up with kids and provide it with plenty of pleasant and relaxed experiences with them. This breed is also shy toward other pets and shy toward strangers.

Dog Friendly

2 stars

Exercise Needs

3 stars

These are active dogs with surprising stamina; they need to be walked daily. They will also enjoy sessions of play in the park or other safe, open areas. Be careful, however, when pedestrians are about because Dachshunds are more likely to be stepped on than more visible dogs. They should be discouraged from jumping, as they are prone to spinal damage.


2 stars

Moderate Maintenance: Dachsunds come in smooth, wirehair and longhaired coats with increasing coat length and grooming needs. Generally, owners can learn to do their own grooming, but many prefer the services of a professional groomer. Their nails should be trimmed regularly to avoid overgrowth and cracking. Their ears should be checked regularly to avoid a buildup of wax and debris which can result in an infection. Teeth should be brushed regularly.

Health Issues

3 stars

Hypoallergenic: NoThe breed is prone to spinal problems, especially intervertebral disk disease (IVDD), due in part to an extremely long spinal column and short rib cage. The risk of injury may be worsened by obesity, jumping, rough handling, or intense exercise, which place greater strain on the vertebrae. About 20–25% of Dachshunds will develop IVDD.


4 stars

Ranking: #49 Full Ranking List


3 stars

Shedding Level

1 stars

Minimal Shedding: Recommended for owners who do not want to deal with hair in their cars and homes.

Stranger Friendly

2 stars


3 stars

Moderately Easy Training: Training won't require too much attention and effort, though it won't be easier than other breeds. Expect results to come gradually.

Watchdog Ability

3 stars

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Dachshund Puppy (Silver, Face)
Silver, Face

Dachshund Names

Rank Boy Names Girl Names
01 Toby Chloe
02 Sammy Nala
03 Bear Luna
04 Gizmo Lulu
05 Buddy Zoey
06 Diesel Coco
07 Riley Princess
08 Milo Gracie
09 Marley Katie
10 Gus Maddie
100 Cute Puppy Names ›


The Dachshund's long, low-slung body enables it to enter and move freely inside the confines of a den or tunnel, without sacrificing the necessary jaw and body strength to overcome its quarry. Its confidence, hunting instinct, keen nose and loud voice also are of significant aid in hunting underground. Agility, freedom of movement and endurance are necessary for the dachshund's work, and its gait is fluid and smooth. The dachshund has an energetic, pleasant expression. Each of the three coat varieties has special attributes: The smooth is short and shining, imparting some protection against the elements; the longhair is sleek, sometimes slightly wavy, providing somewhat more protection; the wire has tight, thick and hard hair with a finer undercoat, providing maximal protection.

The dachshund is bold, curious and always up for adventure. It likes to hunt and dig, tracking by scent and going to ground after game. It is independent but will join in its family's activities whenever given a chance. It is good with children in its own family, but some may snap at strange children. Most are reserved with strangers. Some bark. The longhaired variety may be quieter and less terrier-like; the wires may be more outgoing. Some miniatures are more prone to be timid.


The Dachshund (pronounced dak-sund; also known as a ‘Teckel’) originated in Germany in the sixteenth century. They were bred and trained to chase down prey, such as a badger (Dachshund means ‘Badger Dog’) or fox, enter its burrow, kill it, and retrieve it. The Dachshund was recognized as a distinct breed in 1910 and has gradually increased in popularity to become a favored pet. Famous Dachshunds include Picasso’s dog Lump, who may have inspired some of his works, and Waldi, the first Olympic Mascot and symbol of the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, Germany.


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