Dachshund puppies typically cannot be found for free. Breeders charge between $500 and $800 to adopt. Rescues specializing in dachshunds tend to charge less, though getting a puppy is not a guarantee.
Dachshunds originate from Germany and come in three different sizes: standard, miniature and toy. Toy dachshunds are not officially recognized. Dachshunds tend to be a bit more reserved around strangers but form a strong bond with their families. The dachshund is an outgoing dog and loves to seek adventure. They require a moderate amount of exercise. Medium length walks and a decent amount of play time is sufficient. They live between 12 and 15 years.