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How big do Dachshunds get?

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The average-sized dachshund is between 11 and 32 pounds and 8 to 9 inches tall. There is also a miniature version of this breed. The average miniature dachshund weighs from 1 to 11 pounds and measures 5 to 6 inches tall.

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How big do Dachshunds get?
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The dachshund is known for its long, low-slung body, which has earned it the nickname “weiner dog.” Historically, the dachshund has also been referred to as a badger dog or little burrow dog, because its unique body shape allows it to move easily within a tunnel or den. A natural hunting instinct, keen sense of smell and bold demeanor also make the dachshund a good underground hunter.

In modern times, the dachshund is a popular household pet. Regular exercise, such as daily walks, is required to keep a dachshund at a healthy weight, as is good nutrition.

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    Where can you find dachshunds for free?

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    Find free dachshunds, other purebreds and lovable hybrid mutts at a local animal shelter. Websites such as Adoptapet.com offer an easy way to browse pets that are ready for adoption in the local area.

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    Do dachshunds shed?

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    Dachshunds shed, but they do not shed a lot. Dachshunds can have long coats, short coats or wiry coats. The best way to reduce shedding in dachshunds is through regular brushing.

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    What are some interesting facts about Dachshunds?

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    Dachshunds come in three sizes, 15 colors and can have one of six different patterns. When translated from German, their name literally means badger dog, which is appropriate considering the breed was created to hunt badgers and tunnel small animals like foxes and rabbits. For a time, Dachshunds were used to track wild boar. They belong to the hound family and can stand from 8 to 9 inches tall, weigh 16 to 32 pounds and live 12 to 15 years.

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    How big does a Dachshund get?

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    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.

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