The standard Dachshund grows to stand between 8 to 11 inches from the ground to the shoulder. On average, a Dachshund can weigh from 6 to 32 pounds.
The American Kennel Club recognizes a miniature Dachshund breed as well. These dogs only grow to stand between 5 and 7 inches tall and weigh around 11 pounds by the time they are 12 months old.
This breed of dog has a higher risk of becoming overweight, which can lead to spinal disc problems. Like any dog breed, it is important to exercise Dachshunds regularly. They require regular walks or playtime in an area that allows them to run.