Adopting a miniature dachshund puppy can cost between $550 and $1200, according to PuppyFind.com. Prices vary based on pedigree, coat color, and popularity of the breeder. The American Kennel Club outlines what characteristics to look for in a quality breeder.
The miniature dachshund breed originates from Germany and was developed to hunt small game such as badgers. Miniature dachshunds typically weigh up to 9 pounds and are distinguished by their long, flat bodies and short legs.
As you consider adopting a miniature dachshund, keep in mind that they are intelligent dogs and require a moderate amount of exercise. It is important to keep them busy as they can get easily bored. Miniature dachshunds generally have a lifespan between 12 and 15 years.