On average, Dachsunds typically have one to six puppies per litter. Since they are a small breed, it is common for dachshunds to have small litters.
A female dachshund's heat lasts an average of 18 to 21 days. Once the dachshund becomes pregnant, gestation lasts for around 63 days. Veterinarians can confirm pregnancy manually by palpating the dog's abdomen at around 25 days after the dachshund has been bred. An ultrasound can be done at this time as well. After 40 days, an X-ray can confirm the pregnancy. A cesarean section is an option if the dachshund has trouble giving birth to her puppies.