What Is a Mini Dachshund?


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The miniature dachshund is a smaller version of the standard dachshund. The American Kennel Club does not officially acknowledge the toy variety of this breed, although it is recognized in Europe. Besides standard and miniature size, the dachshund has three coat varieties: short-haired, wire-haired and long-haired.

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What Is a Mini Dachshund?
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The dachshund is famous for its short, stubby legs and elongated body. Its physical characteristics cause its chest and stomach to hang close to the ground. The head of the dachshund is also long, while its ears hang from the cheeks. The dachshund is a lively, affectionate and brave breed. An unassertive master can have difficulty training this dog due to its proud nature. The dachshund is better-suited for older owners, although it can do well with children if properly trained and socialized.

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